Assessment of the factors that determine levels and patterns of morbidity in vulnerable population groups in Greece and other european countries with emphasis on mental health


Depression is a mental illness that can cause many problems to the individuals suffering from it, to their families and the society. By 2020 depression is projected to become the second most prevalent disease in the world, with the World Health Organization (WHO) ranking it as the fourth most prevalent disease and predicting that by 2030 it will be the most important one. Depression has been shown to be strongly correlated with morbidity, use of health care services, and increased mortality, while it has also been linked to a decline in patients' well-being and quality of life. Therefore, the study of depression and the factors that determine it is of particular interest and attracts researchers from many disciplines, not only from the medical field but also from the field of psychology, social sciences, etc. This doctoral thesis addresses the phenomenon of depression using mathematical tools and information derived from the SHARE study (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europ ...
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Εκτίμηση των παραγόντων που προσδιορίζουν τα επίπεδα και πρότυπα νοσηρότητας σε ευπαθείς πληθυσμιακές ομάδες στην Ελλάδα και σε άλλες ευρωπαϊκές χώρες με έμφαση στην ψυχική υγεία
Serafetinidou, Eleni of Panagiotis
Degree Grantor
University of Piraeus (UNIPI)
Committee members
Καλαματιανού Αγλαΐα
Κούτρας Μάρκος
Κωστάκη Αναστασία
Μιχαλοπούλου Αικατερίνη
Τσίμπος Κλέωνας
Βερροπούλου Γεωργία
Τζαβελάς Γεώργιος
Natural Sciences
Survey of health aging and retirement in Europe (SHARE); EURO-D scale; Affective suffering subscale; Motivation subscale; Mediation technique; Gender groups; Later life
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