Melina Dritsaki

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BACKGROUND Disease-modifying biological agents and other drug regimens have substantially improved control of disease activity and joint damage in people with rheumatoid arthritis of the hand. However, commensurate changes in function and quality of life are not always noted. Tailored hand exercises might provide additional improvements, but evidence is(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties, namely acceptability, validity, reliability, interpretability and responsiveness of the EuroQol EQ-5D (EQ-5D visual analogue (VAS) and EQ-5D (utility)), Short Form 12 Dimensions (SF-12), SF-6D and Michigan Hand Outcome Questionnaire (MHQ) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)(More)
This study aims to determine the direction of causality between national income and government expenditures for twelve new members of E. Support for the hypothesis that causality runs from government expenditures to national income has been found only in the case of Bulgaria and Cyprus. The results of Granger causality tests indicate that Wagner's law is(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the EQ-5D-3 L, the SF-12 v2 and its preference based derivative the SF-6D, and the St Georges Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), in patients diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). METHODS Data from the Oscillation in ARDS (OSCAR) randomised unblinded clinical(More)
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. OBJECTIVE This systematic review examines validity and responsiveness of three generic preference-based measures in patients with low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA LBP is a very common incapacitating disease with a significant impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Health state utility values can(More)
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