Gianfranco Damiani15
Stefania Boccia10
Maria Lucia Specchia9
15Gianfranco Damiani
10Stefania Boccia
9Maria Lucia Specchia
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  • Antonio Giulio de Belvis, Maria Avolio, Lorella Sicuro, Aldo Rosano, Elide Latini, Gianfranco Damiani +1 other
  • 2008
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to investigate the association between social relationships and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) among the elderly in Italy. METHODS A sample of 33,744 Italian residents, representing the non-institutionalised population aged 60 years and over was extracted from the national ISTAT cross-sectional survey during(More)
  • Gianfranco Damiani, Luigi Pinnarelli, Simona C Colosimo, Roberta Almiento, Lorella Sicuro, Rocco Galasso +2 others
  • 2010
BACKGROUND Clinical practice guidelines have been developed aiming to improve the quality of care. The implementation of the computerized clinical guidelines (CCG) has been supported by the development of computerized clinical decision support systems.This systematic review assesses the impact of CCG on the process of care compared with non-computerized(More)
  • Gianfranco Damiani, Bruno Federico, Danila Basso, Alessandra Ronconi, Caterina Bianca Neve Aurora Bianchi, Gian Marco Anzellotti +3 others
  • 2012
BACKGROUND Breast and cervical cancer screening are widely recognized as effective preventive procedures in reducing cancer mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of socioeconomic disparities in the uptake of female screening in Italy, with a specific focus on different types of screening programs. METHODS A cross-sectional study was(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B (HBV) infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality and it is associated to a higher risk of chronic evolution in infected children. In Italy the anti-HBV vaccination was introduced in 1991 for newborn and twelve years old children. Our study aims to evaluate time trends of HBV incidence rates in order to provide an(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of Clinical Governance (CG) is to the pursuit of quality in health care through the integration of all the activities impacting on the patient into a single strategy.OPTIGOV (Optimizing Health Care Governance) is a methodology for the assessment of the level of implementation of CG within healthcare organizations. The aim of this paper is(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between physical activity and health status has been thoroughly investigated in several studies, while the relation between physical activity and socio-economic status (SES) is less investigated. The aim of this study was to measure the extra-curricular physical activity of adolescents related to the socio-economic status (SES)(More)
BACKGROUND The healthcare management literature states that physicians often coordinate their activities within and between organizations through social networks. Previous studies have also documented the relationship between professional networks and physicians' attitudes toward evidence-based medicine (EBM). The present study sought associations between(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify determinants of regional differences in traffic accident mortality in Italy. DATA AND METHODS Multiple linear regression models were conducted assessing the associations between regional differences in traffic mortality, case fatality and accident rates (dependent variables) with socio-demographic factors, and variables describing(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis is the second leading cause of death from infectious disease. Insufficient knowledge among doctors about tuberculosis is one of the reasons for the increased tuberculosis rates in several low-endemic countries. The purpose of this study was to assess knowledge, experience, and attitude about tuberculosis among medical students. (More)
Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) plays a key role in the human innate immune response. It has been shown that polymorphisms in the MBL2 gene, particularly at codon 54 (variant allele B; wild-type allele designated as A), impact upon host susceptibility to Candida infection. This systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to assess the association(More)