Nick Kontodimopoulos

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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 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 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)
To increase Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) discrimination of efficient Decision Making Units (DMUs), by complementing "self-evaluated" efficiencies with "peer-evaluated" cross-efficiencies and, based on these results, to classify the DMUs using cluster analysis. Healthcare, which is deprived of such studies, was chosen as the study area. The sample(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)