Christina Athanasopoulou

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BACKGROUND Since their inception, virtual patients have provided health care educators with a way to engage learners in an experience simulating the clinician's environment without danger to learners and patients. This has led this learning modality to be accepted as an essential component of medical education. With the advent of the visually and audio-rich(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that people with serious mental disorders spend time online for the purposes of disclosure, information gathering, or gaming. However, coherent information on the effects of social media on treatment for people with schizophrenia is still lacking. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to determine the effects of social media(More)
BACKGROUND Around 20% of those who seek health information online, search specifically for mental health. However, little is known about the nature of the online health information offered by two European countries, Finland and Greece, which are characterized by markedly differing levels of Internet access and online health information seeking. This study(More)
Facebook Groups is a space for connecting people with common interests. People with a psychiatric diagnosis use social networking sites. However Facebook Groups related to schizophrenia have not been investigated before. We aimed to examine Facebook Groups related to schizophrenia. Deductive content analysis was applied. Out of the included groups (N=32),(More)
In this paper we present our most recent work carried out in the wider context of the IST-ADRENALIN project, to facilitate formation and lifecycle management of networked enterprises. The projects focus is in designing and building an execution " kernel " for mobile agent applications written in Java, using the Aglets platform and integrating it with any(More)
PURPOSE Information and communication technologies have been developed for a variety of health care applications and user groups in the field of health care. This study examined the connectivity to computers and the Internet among patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs). PATIENTS AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey design was used to study(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate attitudes towards schizophrenia and people with schizophrenia presented in YouTube videos. METHODS We searched YouTube using the search terms "schizophrenia" and "psychosis" in Finnish and Greek language on April 3rd, 2013. The first 20 videos from each search (N = 80) were retrieved. Deductive content analysis was first applied(More)