Ágnes Csikós

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BACKGROUND Studying where people die across countries can serve as an evidence base for health policy on end-of-life care. This study describes the place of death of people who died from diseases indicative of palliative care need in 14 countries, the association of place of death with cause of death, sociodemographic and healthcare availability(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to examine variation in place of death of older people dying from dementia in countries across 4 continents. DESIGN Study of death certificate data. METHODS We included deaths of older (65 + years) people whose underlying cause of death was a dementia-related disease (ICD-10: F01, F02, F03, G30) in Belgium, the(More)
BACKGROUND To implement the appropriate services and develop adequate interventions, detailed estimates of the needs for palliative care in the population are needed. AIM To estimate the proportion of decedents potentially in need of palliative care across 12 European and non-European countries. DESIGN This is a cross-sectional study using death(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the positive impact of Palliative Care (PC) on the quality of life for patients and their relatives, the implementation of PC in non-cancer health-care delivery in the EU seems scarcely addressed. The aim of this study is to assess guidelines/pathways for integrated PC in patients with advanced Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) and Chronic(More)
Undernutrition is a common problem associated with clinical complications such as impaired immune response, reduced muscle strength, impaired wound healing, and susceptibility to infections; therefore, it is an important treatment target to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with chronic diseases and aging. The aim of the present study was to apply a(More)
BACKGROUND The number of people living with advanced cancer and chronic disease has increased worldwide. Many of these patients could benefit from palliative care, focusing on optimising the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems resulting from life-threatening diseases. However, fragmentation and discontinuity of palliative care(More)
CONTEXT Unlike primary care physicians in the U.S., it is only recently that Hungarian primary care physicians have had the educational resources for providing end-of-life care and the availability of hospice services as part of the Hungarian health care system. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess, compare, and contrast beliefs and practices of(More)
BACKGROUND Palliative Care (PC) aims to improve the quality of life for patients with cancer and their families and its benefits have been demonstrated by several studies. The objective of this systematic review is to assess the integration of PC in the content of guidelines/pathways of adult cancer patients in Europe. METHODS We included studies of adult(More)
BACKGROUND Integrated palliative care (IPC) involves bringing together administrative, organisational, clinical and service aspects in order to achieve continuity of care between all actors involved in the care network of patients receiving palliative care (PC) services. The purpose of this study is to identify literature on IPC in the Spanish context,(More)
INTRODUCTION Death and dying are taboo topics in Hungary. The care of the dying, the adequate relief of their symptoms, and the psychosocial and spiritual support of both patients and their relatives are not yet well addressed. As a preliminary study, we obtained information about the feelings and thoughts of Hungarian patients on death and dying, and about(More)