Petros Galanis

Petros Galanis
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | uoa · Department of Public Health

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Background: Inadequate staffing, increased responsibilities and a high workload are some of the factors that are directly related to stress levels experienced by pharmacists, which in turn affect job satisfaction. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess job satisfaction and stress levels of pharmacists in Cyprus, involving those working in t...
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The emergence of breakthrough infections and new highly contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2 threaten the immunization in individuals who had completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated, for the first time, acceptance of the first COVID-19 booster dose and its associated factors among fully vaccina...
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Given the concerns of waning immunity from the primary COVID-19 vaccines and the first booster dose, we conducted an online cross-sectional study in May 2022 to investigate willingness to receive a second COVID-19 booster dose or a new COVID-19 vaccine and its associated factors. Overall, 62% of the participants were willing to be vaccinated, 25.8%...
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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common metabolic disease characterized by high blood glucose levels, and it is considered as a modern global threat. Glucose monitoring is an important component of modern therapy for diabetes mellitus. Self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) by finger pricking or flash glucose monitoring (FGM) allows individual planning of...
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The aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of life (QoL) of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using the Audit of Diabetes-Depended Quality of Life (ADDQoL) questionnaire. The study included adult patients with diabetes mellitus type 1 (DM 1) or type 2 (DM 2). Results: A total of 253 patients w...
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Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause great losses in human lives and adverse consequences in many sectors of the EU economy. The aim of the paper is to evaluate the effects of the pandemic in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in culture - entertainment industry and to investigate the effectiveness of the corresponding entrepreneurship supp...
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Objective: To investigate the hospital visits and mortality rate during the COVID-19 in emergency department of Vlora regional hospital in Albania and to compare with the three previous years (2017–2019). Methods: Secondary data of patients that visited emergency department of Vlora Regional hospital Albania (largest hospital in the south of the c...
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Given the concerns of waning immunity from the primary COVID-19 vaccines and the first booster dose, we conducted an on-line cross-sectional study in May 2022 to investigate willingness to receive a second COVID-19 booster dose or a new COVID-19 vaccine and its associated factors. Overall, 22.7% of participants were willing to be vaccinated, 39.3%...
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Mass vaccination against COVID-19 is essential to control the pandemic. COVID-19 vaccines are now recommended during pregnancy to prevent adverse outcomes. With this review, we aimed to evaluate the evidence in the literature regarding the uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations among pregnant women. A comprehensive search was performed in PubMed, Medline,...
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Background: A significant proportion of the care needs of the chronically ill are covered by the informal caregivers. These needs can create the conditions for the physical and psychological burden of the informal caregiver. Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the degree of burden of chronically ill caregivers, as well as possible correl...
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Background Migration-flows pose the risk of poliovirus reintroduction from endemic countries to Greece. This study aims to evaluate serologic-immunity/vaccination against poliomyelitis in newly-arriving migrant children. Methods Demographic-immunisation data and blood-serum were obtained from migrants 1-14years-old, referred to a hospital-clinic i...
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Objective To estimate the percentage of the general population vaccinated against the COVID-19 and to investigate the factors associated with COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Material and methods We conducted an online cross-sectional study in Greece during August 2021. We included individuals over 18 years of age. Independent variables included socio-dem...
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Background The issue of migrants health and access to health services is dynamic and complex posing a challenge to health systems worldwide. Aim To investigate migrants’ access to health services in European countries, the use of health services by migrants and the barriers encountered by migrants in the use of health services. Material and metho...
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Introduction Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder leading to hyperglycemia, which causes various complications due to vasculopathy. Adequate dental rehabilitation including dental implants plays a key role in promoting the eating habits of diabetics and better metabolic control. Aim We performed a systematic literature review to inves...
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Background During the COVID-19 pandemic, several instruments were developed to measure the psychological impact of COVID-19, such as fear, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, phobia, etc. Objective To adapt cross-cultural and validate the “COVID Stress Scales” in Greek. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study with 200 participants between Novemb...
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Background: The Shoulder Rating Questionnaire (SRQ) was created in the English language to assess shoulder disorders in six areas: global function, pain, daily activities, recreational and athletic activities, and work. Purpose: The study aimed to translate and culturally adapt Shoulder Rating Questionnaire (SRQ) into Greek. Methods: The SRQ E...
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We aimed to estimate parents' willingness and refusal to vaccinate their children against the COVID-19, and to investigate the predictors for their decision. We followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis guidelines. We searched Scopus, Web of Science, Medline, PubMed, CINAHL and medrxiv from inception to Decembe...
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Background: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten public health, the vaccination of children against the disease appears to be a key factor to control the pandemic. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence of parents who have vaccinated their children against the COVID-19 and the factors influencing this decision. Materials and Methods: W...
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Background:Accurate measurement of individuals' attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination and pandemic is critical to understand the way that people respond during a major crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Objective: Development and validation of a questionnaire to assess attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination and pandemic Methods: A reliability and...
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Background: Orthopedic surgeries can rehabilitate injuries and at the same time improve the patients’ quality of life. The study aimed to assess patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQOL) six months after an orthopedic surgery with implant placement. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study with the use of a structured questionnaire amo...
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The aim of this study was to calculate the average operational cost per sub-type of stroke patient and to investigate cost drivers (e.g. ALoS, NIHSS score, age) correlated to cost. Methods: Direct medical costs (diagnostic imaging and clinical laboratory exams, overheads/bed cost, pharmaceuticals, ringers and other non-durables and inpatient reha...
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To assess stroke patient-reported experiences and hospital staff experiences, during hospital stay. Methods: Stroke patient-reported experiences (n=387) were recorded using the translated and culturally adapted NHS-Stroke Questionnaire into Greek and staff experiences (n=236) were investigated using the Compassion Satisfaction and Burnout subscal...
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The aim of this study was to present the descriptive characteristics of the Stroke Units Necessity for Patients (SUN4P) registry. Methods: The study population derived from the web-based SUN4P registry included 823 patients with first-ever acute stroke. Descriptive statistics were used to present patients' characteristics. Results: The vast maj...
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Background: Levels of fear have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The absence of a safe and effective vaccine for mass-vaccination deteriorates this situation, which has a significant impact on mental health. This study aimed to assess the feelings of fear among nurses and nursing students in five European countries. Methods: A multic...
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Introduction Vascular strokes are a primary cause of long-term disability for adults, with many social consequences for the patient, the family and healthcare systems worldwide. Aim To investigate the relation between patients' and caregivers' characteristics, as well as burden and depression, and the social support received by carers for stroke v...
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Objective: We assessed the uptake of a COVID-19 vaccine and associated factors in a sample of healthcare workers (HCWs). Methods: An on-line cross-sectional study with 885 HCWs was conducted in Greece during August 2021. We measured socio-demographic data of HCWs and attitudes towards vaccination and the COVID-19 pandemic. A convenience sample w...
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Background: Hospital-acquired infections are a major public health problem, as they increase hospitalization, cost, morbidity, mortality and antibiotic resistance. Aim: To assess the level of knowledge and practices of health professionals about hospital infections in surgical clinics and investigate possible determinants that affects their complia...
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Objective To investigate the hospital visits and mortality rate during the COVID-19 in emergency department of Vlora regional hospital in Albania and to compare with the three previous years (2017-2019). Data sources Secondary data of patients that visited emergency department of Vlora Regional hospital Albania (largest hospital in the south of th...
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Background: Accurate measurement of individuals attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination and pandemic is critical to understand the way that people respond during a major crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Objective: To develop and validate a questionnaire to assess attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination and pandemic. Methods: We performed a reliabi...
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Background: Parents intention to vaccinate their children against the COVID-19 is envisaged as a critical strategy to control the pandemic. Objective: To investigate the intention of parents to vaccinate their children against the COVID-19 and the factors influencing this intention. Methods: We conducted an online cross-sectional study in Greece an...
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Background: A high level of COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the general population is essential to control the pandemic. Objective: To estimate the percentage of the general population vaccinated against the COVID-19 and to investigate the factors associated with COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Methods: We conducted an online cross-sectional study in Greece du...
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Background: The role of healthcare workers (HCWs) in the general public health is crucial and their decision to vaccinate against the COVID-19 can have a positive impact on the general population facilitating widespread COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Objective: To estimate the uptake of a COVID-19 vaccine in HCWs and to expand our knowledge regarding the...
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Background: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten public health, the vaccination of children against the disease appears to be a key factor to control the pandemic. Objective: To investigate the prevalence of parents who have vaccinated their children against the COVID-19 and the factors influencing this decision. Methods: We conducted a w...
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Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine uptake among children will be critical in limiting the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease. Parents are key decision-makers for whether their children will receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Objective: To estimate parents willingness to vaccinate...
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Aims To examine the nurses' burnout and associated risk factors during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Design We followed the Cochrane criteria and the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta‐Analysis guidelines for this systematic review and meta‐analysis. Data Sources PubMed, Scopus, ProQuest, Cochrane COVID‐19 registry, CINAHL and pre...
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Background: Various COVID-19 vaccines with proven safety and effectiveness are available now but vaccine hesitancy remains a public threat. COVID-19 vaccines uptake appears to have an essential role in the successful control of the COVID-19 pandemic. Objective: To examine predictors of COVID-19 vaccination uptake and reasons for decline of vaccinat...
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Background: Mobile COVID-19 testing units are used worldwide to test quickly and easily individuals for COVID-19. Aim: To assess the level of fear of COVID-19 among nurses in mobile COVID-19 testing units and compare it with demographic characteristics. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted during November and December 2020. Study populati...
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Aims and objectives: To investigate nurses' intention in accepting COVID-19 vaccination and the factors affecting their decision. Background: COVID-19 vaccination has started in most European countries with healthcare personnel being the first group receiving the vaccine shots. Their attitude towards vaccination is of paramount significant as th...
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Background: Food allergy (FA) in children impacts their own and their family quality of life (QoL). The association of specific FA factors with the various domains of health-related QoL (HRQL) in children is unclear. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate FA characteristics in primary school children as determinants of components of HR...
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Background Experiencing the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic, high vaccination coverage by a safe and effective vaccine globally would be a great achievement. Acceptance of vaccination by nursing students is an important issue as they play a decisive role as future professionals in educating patients, counselling, and guiding them to the right clini...
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Background Prevalence and incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), vary among different countries. Data regarding prevalence of IBD in Greece are limited or outdated. Methods We studied retrospectively, using the official Hospital electronic-form database, medical records of IBD patients from a population of 551,808 Greek Army candidates fo...
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Background: A cross-sectional study was conducted in four Primary Health Care Centers of the 1 st Regional Health Authority of Greece from January 2 nd , 2020 to February 29 th , 2020. A convenience sample of 200 healthcare workers was invited to participate. Objective or Aims: The purpose of the current study was to assess the levels of job satisf...
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Background During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, health care workers (HCWs) have been obliged to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). We assessed the impact of PPE use on HCWs’ physical health and we examined factors related to a greater risk of adverse events due to PPE use. Methods We applied the Preferred Reporting Items...
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Objectives To review the studies, which calculated the total intensive care unit costs and indicated the main cost drivers in the intensive care by using either top-down, bottom-up approach or the combination of them. Research methodology/designs A systematic review of papers published until October 2020 was conducted. Search was performed on PubM...
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Objective: The investigation of intentional behavior of hospital staff to care for COVID-19 patients and the study of the factors that influences it. Method: This is a cross-sectional study, of 261 physicians and nurses working in a COVID-19 reference hospital. Data were collected by an anonymous questionnaire including demographic and professiona...
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Background: Stress is common among police personnel leading to several negative consequences. Objective: We performed a systematic literature review to identify risk factors for stress among police officers. Methods: We searched PubMed and Scopus electronic databases through to July 2018 and we conducted this review according to the Preferred...
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Introduction Sexual dysfunction in patients with psychoses may be associated with the psychiatric illness itself (negative symptoms, such as apathy, and avolition), comorbid somatic health, psychosocial factors (stigmatization, discrimination), and the use of psychotropic drugs. In Greece, research into the study of antipsychotic-induced sexual dys...
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Background: The prevalence and incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) vary among countries. Data regarding prevalence of IBD in Greece are limited or outdated. Methods: We reviewed the medical records of IBD patients from a population of 551,808 Greek Army recruits in a 13-year period (2006-2018). Study population consisted of males 18-...
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Background: During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers (HCWs) caring for patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in high-risk clinical settings have been obliged to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). Aim: To assess the impact of PPE use on HCWs physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, we examined factors related t...
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Background The SARS-CoV2 pandemic obligated most of the European countries to implement strict measures and lockdowns to minimize the spread of the virus. Universities closed and on-line classes started. However, COVID-19 epidemic has significant impact on mental health of population. Aim To assess depression level of nursing students (undergradua...
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Experiencing the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, high vaccination coverage by a safe and effective vaccine globally would be a great achievement. Acceptance of vaccination by healthcare students is an important issue as they have a key role as future professionals in educating patients, informing and guiding them to the right clinical decision. T...
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Purpose: To record the health promotion behaviors of family caregivers of stroke survivors, as well as potential determinants that could affect these behaviors. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out through home visits in the Attica region using the convenience sampling method. The studied population included 109 survivors who had suf...
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Considering medical and economic burden of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a high COVID-19 vaccination coverage among healthcare workers (HCWs) is an urgent need. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the intention of HCWs to accept COVID-19 vaccination and to identify related factors. We searched PubMed, MEDLINE,...
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Background: The concept of job satisfaction is of great importance regarding its impact on employees' productivity and efficiency. Especially for oncology nurses has become apparent over the past decades that job satisfaction is a determinant factor not only for the quality of services they provide but also of their tendency to change duties and re...
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Background: The pandemic spreading and consequences on the population demand that hospitals are prepared to provide quality healthcare services. Aims: To assess the preparedness of hospitals of Greece and Cyprus to cope with any pandemic, and specifically, the Coronavirus Disease (COVID�19). Methodology: A cross-sectional online study was conducted...
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Introduction: Providing high quality care in todays’ Intensive Care Units is a challenge because of the constant increase in demand, the high functional cost and the restricted availability of resources. Evaluating both patients’ experiences and outcomes from the care provided is necessary for ensuring high quality in health care. Aim: The investig...
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Considering medical and economic burden of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a high COVID-19 vaccination coverage among health care workers (HCWs) is an urgent need. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to estimate the intention of HCWs to accept COVID-19 vaccination and to find out related factors. We searched PubMed, Med...
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Background: Disability is a common health issue and health professionals' attitudes towards people with disabilities are of great importance. Aim: To explore attitudes of nursing students towards people with disabilities. Method: The sample consisted of 368 nursing students (189 students enrolled in the first semester and 179 students enrolled in t...
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Background During the COVID-19 pandemic, physical and mental health of the nurses is greatly challenged since they work under unprecedented pressure and they are more vulnerable to the harmful effects of the disease. Aim To examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nurses’ burnout and to identify associated risk factors. Methods We followed...
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Background Health care workers (HCWs) represent a high risk population for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Aim To determine the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among HCWs, and to find out the factors that are associated with this seroprevalence. Methods The Preferred Reporting Items for Systemat...
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Background: The work environment can contribute to the occurrence of nurses' burnout. Objectives: This study assessed the work environment of haemodialysis nurses and the extent of burnout they have suffered, and it explored the connection between work environment and burnout. Design: A multicentre cross‐sectional study was conducted in 53 public,...
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Background Health care workers (HCWs) represent a high risk population for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Aim To determine the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among HCWs, and to find out the factors that are associated with this seroprevalence. Methods The Preferred Reporting Items for Systemat...
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A limited number of studies have investigated the distress during the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown measures in the general population. We studied psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown measures in the general population in Greece and Cyprus. Also, we investigated several demographic, clinical and job characterist...