Georgios Merekoulias

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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