George Georgoudis

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The translation of existing healthcare measurement scales is considered a feasible, efficient and popular approach to produce internationally comparable measures. The short form of the McGill Pain Questionnaire is one of the most widely used and translated instruments to measure the pain experience. The Greek version of the short form of the McGill Pain(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have provided information on the prevalence and risk factors of low back pain (LBP) in white collar workers in industrialized countries. Little information has related individual, work ergonomic, and psychosocial factors to the incidence of LBP in low income countries. OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of LBP among(More)
BACKGROUND The short form of the McGill Pain Questionnaire (SFMPQ) is a widely used instrument for assessing the quality of pain where use of the full form is not possible. To date however, this instrument has not been translated into the Greek language. AIMS It is the aim of this study to validate an adopted Greek version of the short form of the McGill(More)
BACKGROUND Self-reported physical activity (PA) is well associated with cardiorespiratory fitness and exercise capacity. The short International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-short) is a frequently used instrument for cross-national assessments of PA in adults. The purpose of this study was to validate IPAQ-short against exercise capacity in Greek(More)
INTRODUCTION The short International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-short) has frequently been used for national and international comparable physical activity (PA) prevalence studies. The purpose of this paper is to describe a Greek version of IPAQ-short (IPAQ-Gr) and present its reliability properties in Greek young and healthy adults. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains a major public health problem that affects the quality of life of patients, however smoking cessation may emeliorate the functional effects of COPD and alter patient quality of life. OBJECTIVE-DESIGN: The aim of this study was to validate the Clinical COPD Questionnaire (CCQ) into Greek and(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking is a major cause of cardiovascular disease and mortality. Smoking-related deaths in Greece account for 23%, whereas 41% of young Greeks are smokers, the highest percentage in Europe. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of chronic smoking on the rate-pressure product and exercise tolerance in young, healthy male smokers.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective controlled study. INTRODUCTION Previous studies evaluated the effectiveness of sensory reeducation (SR) after peripheral nerve injury and repair. However, evidence for long-term clinical usefulness of SR is inconclusive. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The purpose of this study is to compare the sensory results of patients with low-median(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Nonpharmacological therapies for tension-type headache (TTH) and cervicogenic cephalalgia are often a treatment choice, despite the weak to moderate evidence. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of an acupuncture/stretching protocol versus acupuncture/stretching plus physiotherapy techniques, in patients with TTH(More)
Fear of pain and avoidance are psychological factors of primary importance when assessing chronic musculoskeletal pain, which are often measured with the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ). Both two- and three-subscale versions have been described. The aims of this study were: to assess the cognitive traits of musculoskeletal pain patients using a(More)
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