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Combining Individual and Group Counselling Sessions in a Smoking Cessation Intervention  [PDF]
Vasiliki Zisi, Stamatia Gratsani, Despoina Leontari, Yannis Theodorakis
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2016.714165
Abstract: The present study aimed to investigate if and how the inclusion of group counselling sessions in an individual counselling intervention program affects the participants’ effort to give up smoking and adopt a healthier lifestyle by increasing their physical activity. It was also aimed to identify specific techniques, characteristics and qualities of group sessions and also the dynamics of the certain closed but heterogeneous group (all the members started and finished the group meetings together, however they were at a different level of behaviour change). The participants were 5 men and 3 women aged 39 to 47 years. The intervention included 12 individual and 3 group sessions, while the follow up was set to 6 months after the last individual meeting. Individual counselling was person-centered and based on motivational interviewing. Group counselling aimed to communication, acceptance, sharing experiences and feelings among the group members about their common goal. A semi-structured interview was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. According to the results, the inclusion of group sessions contributed positively to the process of smoking cessation. The participants reported that the sense of not being alone and the existence of a safe environment, which was the frame of the team, in which they could express themselves and share knowledge, experiences and emotions, to be very helpful. The different progress levels of the participants seemed to be really helpful for them. Regarding the success rate, 87.5% of the participants (7 out of 8) achieved their goal at the end of the program, while in the follow up there was only one relapse and the effectiveness of the program reached 75%.
Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation and Increase of Physical Activity in Αdults  [PDF]
Despoina Leontari, Vasiliki Zisi, Stamatia Gratsani, Styliani Chroni, Yannis Theodorakis
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2017.812127
Abstract: This study investigated if and how an individual counselling program, based on motivational interviewing, affects lifestyle changes that contribute to smoking cessation and physical activity enhancement. The participants were 2 men and 6 women aged 25 - 54 years. The program consisted of 12 individual weekly counselling sessions based on motivational interviewing. There was a 9 month follow up (monthly sessions, weekly telephone calls). A semi-structured interview was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program after the intervention. Qualitative content analysis was used, along with the In Vivo Software in organizing the data from the interview. At the end of the follow up, three participants stopped smoking, four participants turned to light smokers (<10 cigarettes per day) and only one person failed to change smoking behavior. The participants reported that the discussion and communication with the advisor were very helpful, such as the support, the commitment, the resistance and the goal setting techniques. The gains that the participants experienced were a general life-style change, smoking cessation or smoking reduction, motivation, sensitization, self-esteem, self-knowledge, safeness, stress reduction, relaxation and better physical condition. It seems that motivational interviewing greatly contributes to helping adults to quit or reduce smoking and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Rhythmic Parasites: A Virological Analysis of Sound and Dance
Stamatia Portanova
Fibreculture Journal , 2005,
Abstract: This article analyses the contagious spread of rhythm across the physical,cultural and technical levels of the dancing body. The first analytical level maps the bio-physical diffusion of rhythm in the cellular population of the human body. The second level follows the diffusion of rhythm, sound and dance rituals across social and geographic limits. The third level shows how the development of new digital technologies of rhythmic engineering (such as digital sound systems) allows the microscopic control of physical potential and social mobility (for example in dance clubs), but also the simultaneous emergence of autonomous, self-organised physical and social events (for example at rave parties).
Optimal edge detection using multiple operators for image understanding
Giannarou Stamatia,Stathaki Tania
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing , 2011,
Abstract: Extraction of features, such as edges for the understanding of aerial images, has been an important objective since the early days of remote sensing. This work aims at describing a new framework which allows for the quantitative combination of a preselected set of edge detectors based on the correspondence between their outcomes. This is inspired from the problem that despite the enormous amount of literature on edge detection techniques, there is no single technique that performs well in every possible image context. Two approaches are proposed for this purpose. The first approach is the well-known receiver operating characteristics analysis which is introduced for a sound quality evaluation of the edge maps estimated by combining different edge detectors. In the second approach, the so-called kappa statistics are employed in a novel fashion to amalgamate the above-mentioned selected edge maps to form an improved final edge image. This method is unique in the sense that the balance between the false detections (false positives and false negatives) is explicitly determined in advance and incorporated in the proposed method in a mathematical fashion. For the performance evaluation of the proposed techniques, a sample set of the RADIUS/DARPA-IU Fort Hood aerial image database with known ground truth has been used.
Gravitational moduli forces in small nuclei and analytical computation of the Newton constant
Vayenas, Constantinos G.;Giannareli, Stamatia;Souentie, Stamatios
High Energy Physics - Phenomenology , 2007,
Abstract: The magnitude of gravity at subatomic distances was investigated in the nuclear size range by examining the vibrational kinetic energy of baryons and quarks, treated as waveparticles and strings, in the 4He and 2H nuclei. Due to the relativistic increase in mass and concomitant wave particle confinement at high vibrational energies, it is found that gravitational moduli forces are significant and comparable in size with the strong interaction forces exerted between color quarks. This leads to analytical expressions for the gravitational constant and for the binding energies of the 4He and 2H nuclei in close agreement with experiment.
Angiogenic Factor Expression in Hepatic Cirrhosis
Alexandra Giatromanolaki,Stamatia Kotsiou,Michael I. Koukourakis,Efthimios Sivridis
Mediators of Inflammation , 2007, DOI: 10.1155/2007/67187
Abstract: The pathogenesis of fibrosis in hepatic cirrhosis remains obscure. This study examines the eventual role of angiogenic factors in the fibrotic process. A series of 55 cirrhotic livers was studied for the proliferation state of fibroblasts, and the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), thymidine phosphorylase (TP) and the basic and acidic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF, aFGF) in both fibroblasts and hepatic cells. The angiogenic and/or fibrogenic factors VEGF, TP, bFGF, and aFGF were clearly expressed in regenerative hepatocytes, but not in fibroblasts of diffuse hepatic fibrosis. The immunohistochemical findings suggest that angiogenic factors and factors promoting oxidative stress (i.e., TP) produced by hepatocytes may contribute to the development of fibrous bands in hepatic cirrhosis.
Levels of Anxiety, Fatigue, Satisfaction and Self-esteem of Nursing Staff in Public Hospitals of Ilia
Theodosios Stavrianopoulos,Stamatia Stamati,Eleftheria Gevreki,Ourania Gourvelou
To Vima tou Asklipiou , 2011,
Abstract: Job burnout is defined as a syndrome - a complex product of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and reduced personal achievements that can occur to people who work extensively with many other people under considerable time pressure. Aim: The investigation and measurement of factors contributing in the creation of stress and fatigue of nursing staff so as the satisfaction and self-esteem that nurses live during their professional career. Material and methods: The study population included 167 employees of regular nursing staff working in three public hospitals of the province. Data was collected by completing anonymous structured questionnaire. The program used for entering coded data and statistical processing was SPSS 11.0. Results: Statistical analysis showed that females reported "good" and "very good" emotional status than males with a statistically significant difference, p <0.001. Also, the men surveyed were satisfied with their profession 'often' and 'very often' compared with women with a statistically important difference, p <0.005. Τhe greater the seniority of the respondents the more they say that fatigue at the during the shift. The observed difference is statistically significant at a p level of less than 0.05. Finally there was little statistically significant positive correlation between years of work and fatigue. (p=0,004). Conclusions: Health professionals are more prone to fatigue than other professional workers because they are responsible for human lives and their actions have a significant impact on these people, the workload given to them is very high.
Compound heterozygosity for Hb D-Punjab / β-thalassemia and blood donation: case report
Stamatia Theodoridou,Michael Alemayechou,Parthena Perperidou,Clio Sinopoulou
Turkish Journal of Hematology , 2009,
Double heterozygosity of the thalassemic mutations term. Cd +6 C→G and IVS-I-110 in a Greek woman: A case presentation
Stamatia Theodoridou,Vasilios Perifanis,Stella Kotsiopoulou,Olga Karakasidou
Turkish Journal of Hematology , 2011,
Dural lesions mimicking meningiomas: A pictorial essay
Danai Chourmouzi,Stamatia Potsi,Anestis Moumtzouoglou,Elisavet Papadopoulou
World Journal of Radiology , 2012, DOI: 10.4329/wjr.v4.i3.75
Abstract: The purpose of this essay was to illustrate the radiological and pathological findings in a wide spectrum of dural lesions mimicking meningiomas. Familiarity with and knowledge of these findings will narrow the differential diagnosis and provide guidance for patient management. In this pictorial review, we describe the following entities: Solitary fibrous tumors, hemangiopericytoma, gliosarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, dural metastases, Hodgkin’s disease, plasmocytoma, Rosai-Dorfman disease, neurosarcoidosis, melanocytic neoplasms and plasma cell granuloma.
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