Sophia Zyga

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Different measuring tools have been used to understand the outcomes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) therapies. However, survival, cost-effectiveness and quality of life (QOL) are the main parameters to evaluate treatment of ESRD. The current study meant to assess the psychometric properties (reliability and validity) of the Missoula-VITAS Quality of Life(More)
Patients suffering from end-stage kidney disease often complain about pain. It is also known that the presence of chronic pain greatly impacts upon patients' quality of life (QOL) and can play a crucial role in the co-morbidity of mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety. The main aim of this study protocol is the investigation of pain(More)
Background: Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) is a public health problem that has serious impact on mental and psychological health of patients undergoing haemodialysis. Aim: The aim of this quantitative research study was to investigate the psychological impact of dialysis on the quality of life of patients with End Stage Renal Failure (ESRF). Material-Method:(More)
INTRODUCTION Smoking rates amongst people with a mental health disorder are significantly higher than in the general population and there is growing evidence to show a strong association between smoking and mental health disorders. The aim of the present study was to investigate views and attitudes of mental patients regarding smoking. MATERIAL & METHODS(More)
The beneficial role of exercise in elderly people has been documented by numerous of studies and is associated with an improved quality of life and increased longevity. Aim: The aim of the present study was to assess the physical activity of elderly people in an urban area of Greek territory. Material and Methods: The sample consisted of 426 elderly people(More)
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