Claudio Costantino
University of Palermo
EpidemiologyPublic healthDemographyPsychologyVirologyHealth careRetrospective cohort studyPediatricsGeographyVaccinationMeaslesIntervention (counseling)ImmunizationRotavirusPopulationSevere acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)University hospitalVaccination coverageIncidence (epidemiology)Family medicineMedicinePandemicEnvironmental health
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#1Carmelo Massimo Maida (University of Palermo)H-Index: 11
#2Fabio Tramuto (University of Palermo)H-Index: 13
Last. Carlo Cesari (Italian Red Cross)
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#1Andrea CostantinoH-Index: 4
#2Daniele Noviello (University of Milan)H-Index: 2
Last. Giammarco MocciH-Index: 13
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#1Antonella Arghittu (University of Sassari)H-Index: 3
#2Marco Dettori (University of Sassari)H-Index: 16
Last. Paolo CastigliaH-Index: 23
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In 2013, in a bid to combat Vaccine Hesitancy (VH) and provide information on vaccines by communicating with the general public and the health community (e.g., healthcare workers and public health operators), the Italian Society of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine (S.It.I.) published the national website “VaccinarSi”. The project was subsequently extended to ten Italian Regions. This led to the creation of the VaccinarSi Network, whose websites are publicly owned. The aim of this work was to pres...
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#1Andrea CostantinoH-Index: 4
#2M TopaH-Index: 3
Last. Luca ElliH-Index: 23
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(1) Background: COVID-19 vaccination campaigns offer the best hope of controlling the pandemic. However, the fast production of COVID-19 vaccines has caused concern among the general public regarding their safety and efficacy. In particular, patients with chronic illnesses, such as celiac disease (CD), may be more fearful. Information on vaccine hesitancy plays a pivotal role in the development of an efficient vaccination campaign. In our study, we aimed to evaluate COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy am...
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#1Fabio TramutoH-Index: 13
#2Walter Mazzucco (University of Palermo)H-Index: 13
Last. Francesco Vitale (University of Palermo)H-Index: 25
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#1Alessandra De PaolaH-Index: 13
Last. Walter MazzuccoH-Index: 13
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Populations documenting to date low incidence rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection are immunologically susceptible and at high exposure risk of new COVID-19 outbreaks during phase 3 of the pandemic. Following the experience documented by other countries with regard to the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to counteract the current pandemic, Italy has implemented a contact tracing system based on a mobile application. In this work, we describe the proposal of a complementary ICT-based pr...
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#1Caterina Ledda (University of Catania)H-Index: 20
#2Claudio Costantino (University of Palermo)H-Index: 16
Last. Venerando RapisardaH-Index: 24
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Vaccines constitute highly effective tools for controlling and eliminating vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) and are assessed to avert between two to three million deaths per year globally. Healthcare personnel (HCP) constitute a priority group for several vaccinations. However, studies indicate significant rates of vaccine hesitancy among them and, therefore, of acceptance of vaccination recommendations. This cross-sectional study was conducted in a university hospital in Southern Italy to as...
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#1Caterina Ledda (University of Catania)H-Index: 20
#2Venerando Rapisarda (University of Catania)H-Index: 24
Last. Claudio Costantino (University of Palermo)H-Index: 16
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BACKGROUND Vaccination of healthcare workers (HCWs) reduces the risk of occupational vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), prevents their nosocomial transmission and preserves healthcare delivery during outbreaks. Extensive implementation of vaccination programmes for HCWs allowed the elimination or control of several VPDs within healthcare facilities; despite these, the vaccine adherence rates among HCWs are persistently suboptimal. METHODS A questionnaire was self-administered by HCWs to assess...
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#1Dalila Scaturro (University of Palermo)H-Index: 4
#1D Scaturro (University of Palermo)H-Index: 2
Last. Giulia Letizia Mauro (University of Palermo)H-Index: 8
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BACKGROUND Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis screening still needs a considerable implementation, particularly throughout a school-based assessment protocol. OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical examinations currently in use for the diagnosis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, through a survey carried out in secondary schools to standardize a screening protocol that could be generalized. METHODS In their classrooms, the adolescents underwent an idiopathic scoliosis ...
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