• CLEO

    Since 2016 and through the recent project PHIG (Preventing Hospital Infections in Greece), CLEO has been expanding its field of activity into other sectors of health research and promotion, including:

    • surveillance and prevention of the most common hospital-acquired infections
    • surveillance and improvement of prevention practices
    • monitoring the use of antibiotics

    Collectively, the work of CLEO aims at the improvement of health care quality in General and Children’s hospitals across Greece.

  • CLEO

    The Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research was founded in 2011 under the auspices of the 1st and 2nd Pediatric Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with the generous support of the “Stavros Niarchos” Foundation.

    CLEO has operated as a non-governmental, non-profit organisation since October 2014.

Latest News/Press

CLEO COVID-19 KAP Community Study – Press Release

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique, unprecedented challenges for national healthcare systems. The faltering global response - characterized by a lack of preparedness among health care institutions, workers and the wider community - has underscored the importance of investing in public health research. However, it has also provided a unique opportunity for countries to diagnose and treat gaps within their own capacity for disease prevention. 

Like other countries, Greece has turned to urgent measures such as social distancing, quarantining, travel restrictions and border closures to rapidly halt transmission, reduce the risk of illness and protect healthcare systems from overfilling. Public misconceptions about transmissible diseases play a large part in adherence to these measures, and in the case of COVID, may have prevented the most effective response to the pandemic.

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Latest Publications

COVID-19 PANDEMIC IMPACT ON SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

Ioannis Kopsidas, Evangelia Chorianopoulou, Eleni Kourkouni, Christos Triantafyllou, Nafsika-Maria Molocha, Markela Koniordou, Stefania Maistreli, Christina - Grammatiki Tsopela, Stefania Maroudi-Manta, Dimitrios Filippou, Theoklis E. Zaoutis, Georgia Kourlaba

Pneumon, 2021 Jun, DOI: https://doi.org/10.18332/pne/136173

Abstract

Objectives: To assess the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on the seasonal influenza vaccination attitudes in Greece and to identify factors associated with a positive change in participant’s choice to vaccinate against flu.
Methods: A cross-sectional nationwide survey (n=1,004) was conducted during between April 28, 2020 to May 03, 2020 using a mixed methodology for data collection: Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) and Computer Assisted web Interviewing (CAWI). A proportionate stratified by region systematic sampling procedure was used to ensure a nationally representative sample of the urban/rural population. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire consisting of four parts:1) demographics;2) knowledge about COVID-19;3) attitudes toward COVID-19; and 4) practices to control COVID-19 and vaccination against flu.

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PHIG Project 2016

PHIG Project

PHIG Project

Surveillance of the most common hospital acquired infections
Participants

Participants

Departments from all over Greece participating in the PHIG project
Material

Material

Tools for data collection
Redcap

Redcap

Web application for building and managing online databases

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Το CLEO ιδρύθηκε με δωρεά του Ιδρύματος «Σταύρος Νιάρχος», το οποίο από το 2011 έως και σήμερα συνεχίζει να υποστηρίζει τη λειτουργία του ως βασικός δωρητής.

 

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