Nick Kontodimopoulos

Evelina Pappa6
Angelos A. Papadopoulos4
6Evelina Pappa
4Angelos A. Papadopoulos
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BACKGROUND Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality affecting millions of people worldwide, while placing a noteworthy strain on public health funding. The aim of this study was to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of Greek Type II DM patients and to identify significant predictors of the disease in this patient(More)
BACKGROUND The 12-item Health Survey (SF-12) was developed as a shorter alternative to the SF-36 for use in large-scale studies, particularly when overall physical and mental health are the outcomes of interest instead of the typical eight-scale profile. The main purpose of this study was to assess the validity of the Greek version of the SF-12. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to investigate how medical and nursing staff of the Nicosia General Hospital is affected by specific motivation factors, and the association between job satisfaction and motivation. Furthermore, to determine the motivational drive of socio-demographic and job related factors in terms of improving work performance.(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare technical and scale efficiency of primary care centers from the two largest Greek providers, the National Health System (NHS) and the Social Security Foundation (IKA) and to determine if, and how, efficiency is affected by various exogenous factors such as catchment population and location. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to identify important motivational factors according to the views of health-care professionals in Greek hospitals and particularly to determine if these might differ in the public and private sectors. METHODS A previously developed -and validated- instrument addressing four work-related motivators (job attributes,(More)
BACKGROUND In the era of cost containment, managers are constantly pursuing increased organizational performance and productivity by aiming at the obvious target, i.e. the workforce. The health care sector, in which production processes are more complicated compared to other industries, is not an exception. In light of recent legislation in Greece in which(More)
This study examined total factor productivity of dialysis facilities in Greece over a 12-year period, using nationally representative panel data. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) was used to compute Malmquist productivity indices, which were decomposed into technical efficiency change and technological change. The sample consisted of 73 dialysis facilities(More)
In any production unit, the ability to achieve technical efficiency is influenced by characteristics of the external operating environment. This study uses the Greek dialysis sector to employ a previously reported frontier procedure to obtain a measure of managerial inefficiency that controls for exogenous features. The sample consisted of 124 dialysis(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancer is a major disorder physically and psychologically affecting both patients and their caregivers. In this study, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patient-caregiver dyads during the period of chemotherapy was assessed. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two hundred twenty-two cancer patient-caregiver dyads were enrolled in the study, which(More)
Unmet health care needs are determined as the difference between the services judged necessary and the services actually received, and stem from barriers related to accessibility, availability and acceptability. This study aims to examine the prevalence of unmet needs and to identify the socioeconomic and health status factors that are associated with unmet(More)