Efstathia A Zarkadoulia

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STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There is widespread popular belief that balneotherapy is effective in the treatment of various ailments. METHODS We searched PubMed (1950-2006), Scopus and Cochrane library for randomised controlled trials (RCTs), examining the clinical effect of balneotherapy (both as a solitary approach and in(More)
INTRODUCTION We sought to review the available evidence regarding the effect of psychosocial factors on the survival of breast cancer patients. METHODS We systematically searched the PubMed and PsycINFO databases to identify relevant studies. RESULTS We identified 31 studies examining the association of various psychosocial parameters with overall(More)
OBJECTIVES It has been shown that socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with adherence to treatment of patients with several chronic diseases. However, there is a controversy regarding the impact of SES on adherence among patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Thus, we sought to(More)
BACKGROUND The suboptimal compliance to vaccinations continues to be a major public health problem. SCOPE We conducted a systematic review (PubMed and Cochrane databases) to evaluate factors associated with suboptimal compliance to vaccinations, focusing on children and adolescents in developed countries. We categorized studies according to whether they(More)
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