Konstantinos Kotsis
RMIT University
Publications 32
#1Konstantinos Kotsis (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 9
#2Ioanna Giannopoulou (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 19
Last.Eugenia Soumaki (UoC: University of Crete)H-Index: 2
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#1Filippos Evangelou (UoI: University of Ioannina)
#2Konstantinos Kotsis (UoI: University of Ioannina)H-Index: 9
ABSTRACTThis paper compares students’ conceptual understanding of a standard physics law, i.e. frictional force, following the execution of real vs virtual experiments. The research sample was made up of 110 fifth grade students attending a primary school in the city of Ioannina, Northwestern Greece who were randomly assigned to either the control group (55 students) or the experimental group (55 students). The control group carried out experiments with real world objects, while the experimental...
#1Vassiliki Paika (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 3
#2Elias Andreoulakis (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 5
Last.Thomas Hyphantis (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 27
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Background The B-RCOPE is a brief measure assessing religious coping. We aimed to assess the psychometric properties of its Greek version in people with and without long-term conditions (LTCs). Associations between religious coping and mental illness, suicidality, illness perceptions, and quality of life were also investigated.
#1Georgia Yioti (RMIT: RMIT University)
#2Maria Stefaniotou (UoI: University of Ioannina)H-Index: 13
Last.Thomas Hyphantis (UoI: University of Ioannina)H-Index: 27
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ABSTRACTPurpose: We aimed to assess psychiatric manifestations, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and associated illness perceptions in patients with inherited retinal dystrophies (IRD). Methods: In 48 IRD patients, we assessed a wide range of psychological distress symptoms (Symptom Distress Checklist-90-R), depressive symptom severity (PHQ-9), generic HRQoL (WHOQOL-BREF), and Illness Perceptions (B-IPQ). Ninety-six alleged healthy participants matched for age, sex, and education served a...
#1Elisavet Ntountoulaki (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
#2Vassiliki Paika (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 3
Last.Thomas Hyphantis (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 27
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Abstract Objective Adverse life events may contribute to the emergence of suicidality. We aimed to test the relationship between the impact of the Greek recession and suicidal risk in people with long-term conditions (LTCs) and to determine whether this relationship is moderated by the presence of a mental disorder. Methods Suicidal risk (RASS) and crisis parameters were assessed in a cross-sectional survey including 376 patients with LTCs (type-II diabetes mellitus, rheumatological disorders an...
#1Elisavet Ntountoulaki (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
#2Elspeth Guthrie (University of Manchester)H-Index: 34
Last.Thomas Hyphantis (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 27
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Abstract Background Suicidal risk is often unrecognized in emergency department (ED). We aimed to assess its prevalence in patients with long-term conditions (LTCs) attending an ED and to test whether gender differences influence suicidal risk assessment, using the diagnostic accuracy properties of the Risk Assessment Suicidality Scale (RASS). Methods The RASS was administered to 349 patients with diabetes, COPD and rheumatic diseases visiting an ED. The MINI interview was used as the criterion ...
#1Dimosthenis E. Bolanakis (UoI: University of Ioannina)H-Index: 5
#2Konstantinos Kotsis (UoI: University of Ioannina)H-Index: 9
Last.Theodore Laopoulos (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 15
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This paper presents a training framework that applies to Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) technology. Recommendations are in line with a prototype educational platform along with an innovative set of experiments for a creative training on barometric altimetry. The proposed platform relies on a wireless sensor network system of Ethernet as well as PC-based (i.e., LabVIEW) user interface for ambient air pressure acquisition. The web user interface renders feasible the implementation of a si...