Maria Lavdaniti

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BACKGROUND Informal care is common in many countries, especially in Greece, where families provide care in hospitals. Health education and informational needs are important factors for family members which are often underestimated by nursing staff. The aim of this study was to compare the perceptions of the nurses and the in-hospital informal caregivers(More)
INTRODUCTION Adherence as a concept includes various types of health-related behavior. Better medical adherence leads to improved disease control and fewer diabetes-related complications. Quality of life and medication adherence are interrelated. Patients with diabetes who adhere to their treatment can experience an improvement in quality of life and vice(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is a common symptom referred by many patients undergoing hemodialysis. Fatigue is associated with poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and is an important predictor for survival of hemodialysis patients. AIM To assess the levels of fatigue and demographic factors affecting it among patients with End Stage Renal Disease undergoing(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancer patients experience a variety of symptoms that can be physical or psychological. These symptoms may vary in terms of occurrence, severity and distress and can be the result of the illness or the treatment. PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to investigate the frequency, severity and distress of symptoms that chemotherapy induces in(More)
Nausea and vomiting are the most important problems in patients undergoing chemotherapy, despite the recent improvements in the administration of antiemetic drugs. Through a review of the literature, we found that there are several nursing researches focusing on the effectiveness of interventions for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in cancer patients.(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aims at exploring the feelings and the experience of fathers about their wife/partner's delivery. BACKGROUND During the last decades birth attendance by fathers is a common phenomenon across many countries. Fathers' birth attendance may evoke both positive and negative feelings. METHODOLOGY The study was conducted in a city of(More)
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