Georgios Merekoulias

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The present study estimated the prevalence of childhood obesity and identified risk factors in 10-13 year old children. A cross-sectional study was conducted, including 200 children and their parents, in seven randomly-selected primary schools across Patras, Greece. Height, weight, and waist circumference were measured, and self-reported information was(More)
A cross-sectional study was performed to investigate the relationships between physical, psychosocial, and individual characteristics and different endpoints of low back, neck, shoulder, hand/wrist and knee musculoskeletal complaints among cosmetologists in Athens, Greece. The study population consisted of 95 female and seven male beauty therapists(More)
Approximately 3% of employees are absent from work due to illness daily in Europe, while in some countries sickness absence exceeds 20 days per year. Based on a limited body of reliable studies, Greek employees in the private sector seem to be absent far less frequently (<5 days/year) compared to most of the industrialized world. The aim of this study was(More)
INTRODUCTION Interhospital transfers (ITs) could provide insight into regional healthcare efficiency and evidence for policy-making. The aim of this study was to analyse ITs carried out in the Western Greece region over a nine-year period. METHODS Archives of the National Center of Emergency Medical Services of Patras and official healthcare resources(More)
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