Evaggelia Kotrotsiou

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OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to investigate personality dimensions in uraemic patients undergoing haemodialysis (HD. The relationship between the disease that led to renal failure (and the subsequent need for haemodialysis) and the personality of the haemodialysis patients in question were investigated. METHODS In the present study, which was(More)
Laboratory and clinical data provide evidence that a biological linkage exists between asthma and depression. Cytokines are key molecules in both diseases. They promote allergic reaction as well as depressive symptomatology. Antidepressants may have a therapeutic role in asthma by suppressing production of proinflammatory cytokines, inducing production of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to evaluate the satisfaction of elderly patients, of the hospital care's quality, based on the literature evidence on results of a qualitative research and on a previous developed conceptual frame. MATERIAL AND METHODS We developed the Elderly Patient Satisfaction Scale (EPSS) by using a combination of qualitative and(More)
INTRODUCTION-AIM The concept of nursing care in learning disability community settings has not been investigated in Greece. The aim of this paper is to investigate how nurses working in learning disability community settings perceive the meaning of nursing care. MATERIAL AND METHODS The sample consisted of 100 nurses and nursing assistants working in a(More)
In contrast to Geschwind, Behan and Galaburda (GBG) theory, there is strong evidence that inheritance through maternal line is responsible for the coexistence of asthma and left-handedness early in childhood. A new model that incorporates GBG's theory and maternal inheritance is proposed. This hypothesis suggests that maternal atopy is the most important(More)
The susceptibility of the yeast-like fungi strains was assessed using the Fungitest method. The yeast-like fungi strains isolated from 406 patients with symptoms of candidiasis (oral cavity, vagina, urethra, skin, nails, and stomach) were evaluated. Differences between the susceptibility of strains isolated from different sites of the body to tested drugs(More)
INTRODUCTION Retirement is a turning point in human life, resulting in changes to physical and mental health status. The aim of this study was to examine the factors that are related with depression and anxiety symptoms in Greek male veterans after retirement. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 502 veterans participated in a cross-sectional study. Beck(More)
This study was done in order to examine the role of the nurse in families with critically ill patients as perceived by family members. A descriptive design was conducted with 93 family members aged 18-53 years from a 6-bed intensive care unit in a Greek Hospital. An anonymous self-completed questionnaire recording demographic data and the questionnaire(More)
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