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The impact of mediterranean diet in perioperative nurses’ health

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Sofia Agriopoulou, Ioannis Koutelekos
Sofia Agriopoulou, Ioannis Koutelekos

Abstract


Perioperative nurses are involved in the care of surgery patients, in a highly stressful environment with various risks. Unrealistic schedules and long working hours standing, and working shifts, make them more vulnerable to potential risks. Their health is affected by the quality of the work environment. Problems that may arise from the highly stressful work involve chronic stress, burnout, dissatisfaction, obesity and sleeping disorders. Nutritional problems result from the lack of time between shifts for food preparation, the extended time without food or liquid, reduced hydration, the irregular hours and times to eat, the less substantial meals and more caloric snacks. Mediterranean diet is a scientifically proven healthy diet, indicated for fighting obesity, heart disease and cancer. The consumption of fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts, and olive oil in the framework of Mediterranean diet which is rich in beneficial nutrients, could significantly improve perioperative nurses’ quality life, and their eating habits.


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Perioperative Νurses; Ηealthy Εating; Obesity; Mediterranean Diet; Nutrition

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The Mediterranean diet is a scientifically proven healthy diet. The results come with a holistic dietary approach, where there is not a "magic" ingredient, but there are the whole, rather than individual nutrients.

The motivation to change and maintain habits to improve nutrition may initially be a challenge for perioperative nurses, but it is possible when set as a goal.

Daily focus on planning, preparation and utilization of existing knowledge about the Mediterranean diet will help perioperative nurses to significantly improve the dietary habits. Also, by improving their health, perioperative nurses can improve their lives and provide better care for their patients.

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