Κέντρο Μελετών Υπηρεσιών Υγείας | Δραστηριότητες

Ενδεικτικές δημοσιεύσεις τριών τελευταίων ετών:

Medium-term impact of the economic crisis on mortality, health-related behaviours and access to healthcare in Greece. Filippidis FT, Gerovasili V, Millett C, Tountas Y. Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 10;7:46423.
Reliability, validity and responsiveness of the Greek MacDQoL individualized measure of the impact of macular degeneration on quality of life. Marakis TP, Koutsandrea C, Chatzistefanou KI, Tountas Y. Qual Life Res. 2017 Jan;26(1):183-191.
Doctors’ Perceptions and Practices of Breaking Bad News: A Qualitative Study From Greece. Oikonomidou D, Anagnostopoulos F, Dimitrakaki C, Ploumpidis D, Stylianidis S, Tountas Y. Health Commun. 2017 Jun;32(6):657-666.
Measuring the efficiency of the Greek rural primary health care using a restricted DEA model; the case of southern and western Greece. Oikonomou N, Tountas Y, Mariolis A, Souliotis K et al. J. Health Care Manag Sci. 2016 Dec;19(4):313-325.
Resource utilization and costs for treatment of stroke patients in an acute stroke unit in Greece. Kritikou P, Spengos K, Zakopoulos N, Tountas Y, Yfantopoulos J, Vemmos K. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016 Mar;142:8-14.
Reengineering NHS Hospitals in Greece: Redistribution Leads to Rational Mergers. Nikolentzos A, Kontodimopoulos N, Polyzos N, Thireos E, Tountas Y. Glob J Health Sci. 2015 Mar 18;7(5):272-87.
Informal payments in the Greek health sector amid the financial crisis: old habits die last… Souliotis K, Golna C, Tountas Y, Siskou O, Kaitelidou D, Liaropoulos L. Eur J Health Econ. 2016 Mar;17(2):159-70.
Determinants of use of smoking cessation aids in 27 European countries. Filippidis FT, Gerovasili V, Vardavas CI, Agaku IT, Tountas Y. Prev Med. 2014 Aug;65:99-102.
Pediatricians’ and health visitors’ views towards detection and management of maternal depression in the context of a weak primary health care system: a qualitative study. Agapidaki E, Souliotis K, Jackson SF, Benetou V, Christogiorgos S, Dimitrakaki C, Tountas Y. BMC Psychiatry. 2014 Apr 11;14:108.
Moderators of the effectiveness of a web-based tailored intervention promoting physical activity in adolescents: the HELENA Activ-O-Meter. Cook TL, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Maes L, Haerens L, Grammatikaki E, Widhalm K, Kwak L, Plada M, Moreno LA, Zampelas A, Tountas Y, Manios Y. J Sch Health. 2014,84(4):256-66.
Trends in cardiovascular risk factors in Greece before and during the financial crisis: the impact of social disparities. Filippidis FT, Schoretsaniti S, Dimitrakaki C, Vardavas CI, Behrakis P, Connolly GN, Tountas Y. Eur J Public Health. 2014 Dec;24(6):974-9.
Adolescents’ multiple, recurrent subjective health complaints: investigating associations with emotional/behavioural difficulties in a cross-sectional, school-based study. Petanidou D, Giannakopoulos G, Tzavara C, Dimitrakaki C, Kolaitis G, Tountas Y. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health. 2014 Jan 24;8(1):3.
Early childhood educators’ perceptions of preschoolers’ mental health problems: a qualitative analysis. Giannakopoulos G, Agapidaki E, Dimitrakaki C, Oikonomidou D, Petanidou D, Tsermidou L, Kolaitis G, Tountas Y, Papadopoulou K. Ann Gen Psychiatry. 2014 Jan 3;13(1):1.

Πρόγραμμα ιατροψυχοκοινωνικής προσφοράς ΣΥΜΜΑΧΟΙ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ 
Οι ΣΥΜΜΑΧΟΙ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ (ΣΥ) είναι εθελοντικό πρόγραμμα ιατροψυχοκοινωνικής προσφοράς, της Ιατρικής Σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών σε συνεργασία με τα Τμήματα Οδοντιατρικής, Φαρμακευτικής, Νοσηλευτικής και Φιλοσοφίας, Παιδαγωγικής και Ψυχολογίας (τομέας Ψυχολογίας) του ΕΚΠΑ και τη Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας. Την οργάνωση των παρεχόμενων υπηρεσιών του προγράμματος έχει αναλάβει το Κέντρο Μελετών Υπηρεσιών Υγείας Το αντικείμενο του προγράμματος είναι η προσφορά ιατρικής, οδοντιατρικής, φαρμακευτικής και ψυχοκοινωνικής φροντίδας σε άπορους, ανασφάλιστους και άλλες ευπαθείς ομάδες του πληθυσμού του λεκανοπεδίου Αττικής από μέλη ΔΕΠ, επιστημονικούς συνεργάτες, προπτυχιακούς και μεταπτυχιακούς φοιτητές, επαγγελματίες υγείας ή πολίτες. Πρωταρχικός σκοπός του προγράμματος είναι να καλυφθούν οι διαρκώς αυξανόμενες ανάγκες για ιατροψυχοκοινωνική φροντίδα ατόμων που λόγω της οικονομικής κρίσης δεν έχουν πρόσβαση στις δημόσιες υπηρεσίες υγείας και πρόνοιας, ή δεν έχουν την οικονομική δυνατότητα να καλύψουν επαρκώς την ιδία συμμετοχή τους σε αυτές. Επιπρόσθετα, οι ΣΥ αποσκοπούν στην ενίσχυση δημόσιων υπηρεσιών (π.χ. δημοτικά πολυιατρεία, πρόγραμμα «βοήθεια στο σπίτι», κ.α.) παρέχοντας εθελοντική εργασία και προσφέροντας δωρεάν υπηρεσίες, λειτουργώντας συμπληρωματικά και σε συνεργασία με τους επίσημους φορείς υγείας και πρόνοιας και όχι ανταγωνιστικά ή υποκαθιστώντας αυτούς. Για την υλοποίηση των στόχων τους, οι ΣΥ συνάπτουν προγραμματικές συμφωνίες συνεργασίας με ενδιαφερόμενους Δήμους του Λεκανοπεδίου Αττικής και με άλλους φορείς που παρέχουν αφιλοκερδώς ανθρωπιστική ιατροψυχοκοινωνική φροντίδα. Σε αυτό το πλαίσιο, οι ΣΥ έχουν ήδη συνάψει προγραμματικές συμφωνίες συνεργασίας με τους Δήμους Αγ. Αναργύρων-Καματερού, Αγ. Βαρβάρας, Αθηναίων, Αιγάλεω, Αμαρουσίου, Ασπροπύργου, Αχαρνών, Ελληνικού-Αργυρούπολης, Γαλατσίου, Ζωγράφου, Κορυδαλλού, Μεταμόρφωσης, Φιλαδέλφειας – Χαλκηδόνας, το Κοινωνικό Ιατρείο του Ιατρικού Συλλόγου Αθηνών και της Ιεράς Αρχιεπισκοπής, τον Σύλλογο Ελλήνων Κοινωνιολόγων και το Δίκτυο για τα Δικαιώματα του Παιδιού την Ψυχογηριατρική Εταιρεία «Ο Νέστωρ», την Ελληνική Γεροντολογική και Γηριατρική Εταιρεία, την GIVEMED. Περισσότερα http://www.symmaxoiygeias.uoa.gr/

Ενδεικτικές Έρευνες, Παρεμβάσεις και Εκπαιδεύσεις του ΚΜΥΥ

‘Promotion of Child Psychosocial Development and Prevention of Difficulties in the Childcare Context’. The project is embedded in the area of child mental health promotion and prevention of psychosocial difficulties. It aims at developing and assessing training and intervention methods addressing childcare practitioners at various settings so as to promote the socio-emotional health of children (three to six years old). The project involves four steps (in chronological order): Development of methods for the promotion of children’s psychosocial development and the prevention of difficulties in the childcare context. Development of evaluation measures to assess expected outcomes. Implementation of the developed procedures and pilot evaluation of their efficacy. Revision of developed procedures and production of final versions of the training manual and evaluation measures. The project contributes to the development of effective universal services for mental health promotion with characteristics that will have the flexibility to be incorporated in various the childcare structures. It extends previous European projects on children’s mental health promotion through primary health care services, which have been undertaken by the project team members and have been funded by the EU (e.g. ‘Provision of primary care for the promotion of children’s early psychosocial development’- a BIOMED programme coordinated by Greece; ‘The European Early Promotion Project’ – a Leonardo da Vinci programme coordinated by Greece). The project is implemented under the «ARISTEIA» Action of the «OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING» and is co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and national resources. For more information, please refer to the website of the project: http://2to6.med.uoa.gr

‘Building Health Care Workers’ Capacity in Health Promotion: development, implementation and evaluation of an innovative distance-learning intervention’. The project aims to improve the attitudes and skills of all health professionals in health promotion (e.g. prevention, patient-centered care and work with communities) under the premise that evidence- based, good quality health promotion can, and should, be delivered in all settings. The latter include hospitals, community health services and physicians’ offices. Health promotion should be delivered by all groups of health professionals: medical doctors – general practitioners, internal medicine practitioners and other specialty groups such as pathologists, cardiologists, pediatricians etc – nurses, midwifes, health visitors, social workers. Priorities training areas identified though literature will include: Health promotion values, aims, and strategies (including determinants of health, community health, patient- centered care, advocacy, current needs/roles/plans in health services care internationally). Communication skills, coaching & brief counseling skills for empowering individuals and families in behavior change (including self management skills for chronic diseases and linkage to existing supportive community services). Culturally sensitive health promotion. The project is conducted within the framework of the THALES programme, funded by the European Union (European Social Fund – ESF) and Greek national funds. WEBSITE: http://e-communityhealthcare.med.uoa.gr/

Screening for and Promotion of Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents – A European Public Health Perspective. The aim of the project has been to evaluate the Health related Quality of Life (HRQOL) of Greek children. HRQOL is increasingly acknowledged as an important health outcome measure in both paediatric and epidemiologic research, however in Greece, unlike what is happening in many European countries, there is no standardized instrument to fulfil this purpose.To this end, the European KIDSCREEN-52 generic HRQOL questionnaire for children was adapted in Greek. The translation process followed international translation guidelines, cognitive interviews and a pilot test. To test the psychometric properties of the instrument the questionnaire along with other measures is administered to a random nation-wide sample of 1,500 school-based students (ages 8-12) and their parents. http://www.kidscreen.org/

Canada-Europe Initiative in Health Promotion Advanced Learning : This project was part of the EU-Canada Cooperation in Higher Education Programme and intends to catalyze transatlantic collaboration among universities in two major coalitions: The European Health Promotion Consortium 15 universities represented by Magdeburg, Brighton and Athens and the Canadian Consortium for Health Promotion Education and Research 15 units represented by Victoria (BC) Edmonton (Alberta) and Toronto(Ontario). The aim was to foster institutional cooperation, student and teacher mobility and a high level of professional qualification in Health Promotion through international communication. These activities are closely linked to the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE). The CEIHPAL project was funded within the EU-Canada cooperation in Higher Education programme by the European Commission. More for the project at http://www.hp-int.org.