Ourania Kalaidopoulou

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Background: Quality of life is an important concept which is subjective and personal; what is an acceptable quality of life to one may be 'worse than death' to another. The objective of this study was to develop and validate a questionnaire to assess relatives' perceptions and attitudes towards their terminal stage cancer patients' management (information(More)
BACKGROUND Conservative treatment of inoperable bowel obstruction in terminal cancer patients has been found to be effective in controlling the distressing symptoms caused by this complication. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of octreotide in the management of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, secondary to bowel obstruction in(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine Greek nurses' attitudes toward truth-telling practices when working with cancer patients and their psychological status regarding the difficulties they face in their day-to-day communication with these patients. A self-administered questionnaire composed of 19 questions, including both multi-item scales and(More)
In 1968, Melzack and Casey suggested that there are three major psychological dimensions of pain: sensory, affect, evaluative. These categories interact with one another to provide quantitative and qualitative information on the components of pain. In 1975, Melzack developed the McGill Pain Questionnaire, which is composed of four major parts and evaluates(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness and improvement in quality of life (QOL) of epoetin alfa administration supplemented with oral iron as a therapeutic regimen for patients with solid malignancies and anemia of chronic disease (ACD), not receiving chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 100 patients with cancer-related(More)
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