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BACKGROUND Nursing autonomy has been associated with better patient-outcomes; therefore, it is a priority for critical care nursing management. Low authority has been a persistent complaint of Hellenic intensive care unit nurses; however, issues of nursing autonomy have not been previously addressed empirically in Hellas. PURPOSE To investigate: (1) the(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)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe fatigue in women with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy and to explore the impact of fatigue on their health status. DESIGN Prospective, descriptive, repeated measures. SETTING A major oncology center, Saint Savvas Cancer Hospital, in Athens, Greece. SAMPLE Consecutive sample of 106 women (mean age = 55 + 12), with(More)
UNLABELLED This study aims to assess how Greek renal nurses feel about death and examine any relationships between their attitudes and demographic factors. DESIGN Descriptive quantitative study. The sample comprised of 49 nurses. METHODOLOGY Voluntary and anonymous completion of the Death Attitude Profile-Revised and a demographic questionnaire. (More)
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)
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)
Greece is facing the issue of increasing elderly population and therefore local municipalities started the 'Help at Home' programme. The aim of this study is to investigate the elderly's satisfaction from the 'Help at Home' programme in a prefecture of central Greece. The sample consisted of 300 elderly people who receive services from the 'Help at Home'(More)
There is a broad variety of factors that are contributing to the nursing staff shortage. They include low wages, poor image of nursing, job satisfaction, ageing of the nursing workforce and cost reductions. In the Greek National Health System, there is a policy of open-visiting hours in hospitals. Family members stay with the patients for many hours and(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)