Panayiota Andreou

Assistant Professor


Panayiota Andreou is Assistant Professor of Communication Skills at the University of Nicosia Medical School.

Dr Andreou holds a BSc in Psychology (Honours) from Royal Holloway University, University of London (UK), an MSc in Health Psychology from the  University of Bath (UK) and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Southampton (UK).

Her research interests cover areas of rationing or missed care in clinical settings, dementia care and caregiver burden, older age and health behaviour change, and cognitive and behavioural factors underlying primary care consultation visits.

Selected Publications

Little, P., Stuart, B., Andreou, P., McDermott, L., Joseph, J., Mullee, M., Moore, M., Broomfield, S., Thomas, T., & Yardley, L. (2016). Primary care randomised controlled trial of a tailored interactive website for the self-management of respiratory infections (Internet Doctor). BMJ open, 6(4), e009769.

Papastavrou, E., & Andreou, P. (2016). RN4CAST-CY and beyond: the RANCARE project. BMC Nursing, 15.

Papastavrou E., Lambrou P., Andreou P., Middleton N., Lemonidou C., Merkouris, A. (2016). Translation and Validation of the Revised Professional Environment Questionnaire in the Greek Language. Journal of Nursing Management, 23(3), 112E-127E.

Vryonides, S., Papastavrou, E., Charalambous, A., Andreou, P., Eleftheriou, C., & Merkouris, A. (2016). Ethical climate and missed nursing care in cancer care units. Nursing Ethics, 1-7.

Papastavrou E., Andreou P., Middleton N., Tsangari H., Papacostas S. (2015). Dementia caregiver burden association with community participation aspect of social capital. Journal of Advance Nursing, Sep 8. doi: 10.1111/jan.1276

Georgiou E., Hadjibalassi M., Lambrinou E., Andreou P., Papathanassoglou, E. D. (2015). The Impact of Pain Assessment on Critically Ill Patients’ Outcomes: A Systematic Review. BioMed Research International,  doi:10.1155/2015/503830

Vryonides, S., Papastavrou, E., Charalambous, A., Andreou, P., & Merkouris, A. (2015).            The ethical dimension of nursing care rationing: a thematic synthesis of qualitative studies.  Nursing ethics, 22(8), 881-900.

Papastavrou E., Andreou P., Vryonides S. (2014). The hidden ethical element of nursing care rationing. Nursing Ethics, 21(5):583-593.

Papastavrou E., Andreou P., Middleton N., Papacostas S., Georgiou IK. (2014). Factors associated with quality of life among family members of patients with dementia in Cyprus. International Psychogeriatric, 26(3):443-52. doi: 10.1017/S104161021300224X.

Papastavrou E., Andreou P., Middleton N. (2014). Social capital and care in the community: a methodological study. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 2(3), 320-327.

Papastavrou, E., Andreou, P., Tsangari, H., Schubert, M., De Geest S. (2014) Rationing of nursing care within professional environmental constraints: A correlational study. Clinical Nursing Research, 23 (3), 313-334, doi:  10.1177/1054773812469543

Middleton N., Andreou P., Kouta C., Karanikola M., Papastavrou E., Lamnisos D., Yiallouros P. (2013). Association of social capital at work with self-rated health and psychological distress. The European Journal of Public Health, 23 (suppl 1),123-170.

Papastavrou, E., Andreou, P., Efstathiou, G. (2013) Rationing of nursing care and nurse-patient outcomes: a systematic review of quantitative studies. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, doi: 10.1002/hpm.2160

Papastavrou, E., Andreou, P., Middleton, N. (2013) Social Capital and Care in the Community: A methodological study. International Journal of Person-Centered Medicine, accepted for publication.

Papastavrou, E., Andreou, P (2012). A systematic literature review of nurse students’ perceptions of the caring concept (p. 83-112), In Nata, R.V. (Ed.) Progress in Education volume 27, Nova Publishers, USA.

Papastavrou E., Andreou P. (2012). Exploring sensitive nursing issues through focus group approaches. Health Science Journal, 6(2), 186-200.

Hallas, N.C., Wray, J., Αndreou, P., Banner, N.R. (2011) Depression and perceptions about heart failure predict quality of life in patients with advanced heart failure, Heart & Lung, 40 (2), 111-121.

Yardley, LY., Morrison, L., Andreou, P., Joseph, J., Little P. (2010) Understanding reactions to an internet-delivered self-care intervention: from ‘usability testing’ to ‘theoretical modelling’., Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 10:52

King M, Jones L, Richardson A, Murad S, Irving A, Aslett H, Ramsay A, Coelho H, Andreou P, Tookman A, Mason C, Nazareth I. (2008). The relationship between patients’ experiences of continuity of cancer care and health outcomes: a mixed methods study. British Journal of Cancer, 98(3), 529-36.

Telfer P., Constantinidou G. , Andreou P. , Christou S. , Modell B. , Angastiniotis M. (2005). Quality of life in thalassemia. Annual New York Academic Science, 105, 273-82.

Mailing Address

Ground floor

University of Nicosia Medical School
21 Ilia Papakyriakou, 2414 Engomi
POBox 24005, CY-1700, Nicosia, Cyprus


Phone: +357 22 471932