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Volume 1 January - April 2018

Volume 1 January - April 2018Volume 1 January - April 2018

Contents

Editorial Article

ΠΕΡΙΕΓΧΕΙΡΗΤΙΚΗ ΝΟΣΗΛΕΥΤΙΚΗ : ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΣ, ΕΥΘΥΝΗ , ΑΝΘΡΩΠΙΑ

Koutelekos John

Monday, January 1, 2018

Pages: 1-5

Όπως γνωρίζετε ο ΣΥ.Δ.ΝΟ.Χ, είναι ενεργό μέλους του Ευρωπαϊκού Συλλόγου Νοσηλευτών Χειρουργείου ( EORNA ) και κάθε χρόνο εορτάζει με τα μέλη του, εδώ και χρόνια την καθιέρωση τηςΕΥΡΩΠΑΙΚΗΣ ΗΜΕΡΑΣ ΠΕΡΙΕΓΧΕΙΡΗΤΙΚΗΣ ΝΟΣΗΛΕΥΤΙΚΗΣ στις 15 ΦΕΒΡΟΥΡΙΟΥ κάθε έτους. T ο φετινό μήνυμα της Ευρωπαϊκής Ημέρας του Περιεγχειρητικού Νοσηλευτή είχε τον τίτλο:ΠΕΡΙΕΓΧΕΙΡΗΤΙΚΗ ΝΟΣΗΛΕΥΤΙΚΗ: ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΣ, ΕΥΘΥΝΗ,

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Review Paper

PROFESSIONAL BURNOUT OF GERIATRIC NURSES CARING FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA

Mantzorou Marianna, Koukia Evmorfia

Monday, January 1, 2018

Pages: 6-26

Introduction: Elderly people with dementia present complex needs and the challenges in their care may make the caring staff in long term caring settings vulnerable to the development of burnout because of the emotional and physical drainage they undergo. Purpose : of this study was to examine the factors that contribute towards the development of burnout of professional caregivers of elderly

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Review Paper

QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH PRESSURE ULCERS. A REVIEW

Sidiras Georgios, Karaviti Vasiliki, Nikoli Alexandra

Monday, January 1, 2018

Pages: 27-37

Introduction: Pressure ulcers are a problem which is a major concern for health professionals and the health system in general, as it affects 1 in 10 hospitalized patients and 1 in 20 community patients. The current data on the impact of pressure ulcers on the quality of life of patients is limited. Aim: The aim of this paper was to explore the effect of the presence of pressure ulcers

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Review Paper

POSTOPERATIVE DELIRIUM IN ELDERLY PATIENTS: FROM THEORY TO CLINICAL PRACTICE

Kyziridis Theocharis

Monday, January 1, 2018

Pages: 38-49

Introduction : Postoperative delirium is mainly a geriatric complication with incidence ranging from 9% to 87% depending on both the patient population and the degree of operative stress. Purpose: This study was a descriptive review of postoperative delirium in elderly patients including clinical examples. Methodology : Literature review was carried out in "Pubmed database", which referred

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Original Paper

EXPECTATIONS FOR LIFE AMONG GREEK TEENAGE THALASSAEMICS

Koutelekos John, Vassalos Constantine, Polikandrioti Maria, Makis Alexandros, Sarantaki Antigoni, Kyritsi Helen, Haliasos Nikolaos

Monday, January 1, 2018

Pages: 50-62

Objective: To investigate expectations for life of today’s Greek teenagers with thalassaemia, a hereditary disease, in association with their characteristics. Material and methods : A total of 74 thalassaemic teenagers participated in the study. Data collection was conducted using the "Multidimensional Expectations Questionnaire for Thalassaemia Major Patients” version for thalassaemic children

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Original Paper

VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF A QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT AIR POLLU-TION AND ITS IMPACT ON PRESCHOOLERS’ HEALTH

Rekleiti Maria, Souliotis Kyriakos, Kambas Nikolaos, Toska Aikaterini, Mellos Chrysovalantis, Kapogeorgou Eleni, Saridi Maria

Monday, January 1, 2018

Pages: 63-74

Introduction : High concentration of suspended particulate matter and poor quality air can lead to acute and chronic respiratory diseases in children. Purpose : The aim of the present study was to create a research instrument in order to investigate the correlation between indoors air pollution and preschoolers’ health (ages 3 to 6). Methods : The data collection tool was based on the Child

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Short Review Article

NEEDS OF PATIENTS UNDERGOING HEMODIALYSIS

Avdiaj Armando

Monday, January 1, 2018

Pages: 75-77

According to estimates, the number of patients undergoing hemodialysis is expected to increase dramatically within next years due to the ageing of population and prevalence of other co morbidities such as diabetic mellitus, coronary artery disease, hypertension and several others. 1-5 However, the exact number of patients seems to vary globally which is attributed to various obstacles

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