Dr Vasiliki Betihavas

Senior Lecturer
Primary Health Care

M02A - 88 Mallett Street - Building A
The University of Sydney

Telephone 02 9351 0563

Biographical details

Vasiliki Betihavas received her PhD from Curtin University in 2015. Her research is in the area of risk prediction of adverse events. She was awarded a NHMRC scholarship that supported her PhD candidature where she developed a global first risk prediction model that individualises the risk for readmission of adults with heart failure. Her expertise is focused on investigating social determinant factors as predictors to adverse events. Through her research, Vasiliki is attempting to use clinically relevant and applicable models to target adults at risk and implement support strategies in the community to prevent hospital readmission. Vasiliki has presented her research nationally and internationally and is regularly invited to peer review.

Research interests

  • Risk prediction
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Preventing Rehospitalisation
  • Primary Health Care Promotion

Forthcoming Publications

Kornhaber, R., Betihavas, V., McLean, L., Cleary, M. (2017). Resilience and the rehabilitation of adult spinal cord injury survivors: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing. (accepted).

Rice, H., Say, R., Betihavas, V. (2017) The effect of nurse-led education on hospitalisation, readmission, Quality of Life and cost in adults with heart failure. A systematic review. Patient Education and Counseling (accepted)

Teaching and supervision

  • Research student supervision of Honours, Master's and PhD
  • Coordinator of Masters of Nursing pre registration program
  • Unit coordinator: NURS6018 Care and Chronic Conditions; NURS5096 Expanding Primary Health Care Practice; NURS3016 Professional Practice Experience

Current projects

  • PhD and master's project opportunities:
  • Identifying Patient Re-presentations to an Emergency Department;
  • Multidisciplinary support within the community for adults with heart failure;
  • The inclusion of family members during patient education disease management sessions.

Associations

  • Member of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Journal reviewer:Vasiliki is sought after to peer review forAustralian Critical Care,BMCCardiovascular DisordersandGlobal Journal of Health Science

In the media

Powerpoint presentation at the Australian Cardiovascular Health & Rehabilitation Association in August 2015 (Melbourne Australia)

http://www.acra.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/An-absolute-risk-prediction-model-for-rehospitialisation-in-adults-with-chronic-heart-failure-Vasiliki-Betihavas.pdf

Interviewed by the ABC Nightlife radio program:
https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/M41aBLUVRw0Lsw?domain=abc.net.au

Selected grants

2015

  • Creating a Community of Enquiry: A Blended Team-Based Learning Approach to Nursing Education; River J, Currie J, Betihavas V, Randall S, Crawford T; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Kornhaber, R., McLean, L., Betihavas, V., Cleary, M. (2018). Resilience and the rehabilitation of adult spinal cord injury survivors: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(1), 23-33. [More Information]
  • Rice, H., Say, R., Betihavas, V. (2018). The effect of nurse-led education on hospitalisation, readmission, quality of life and cost in adults with heart failure. A systematic review. Patient Education and Counseling, 101(3), 363-374. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Crawford, T., Currie, J., River, J., Betihavas, V. (2017). Impact of community based nurse-led clinics on patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient access and cost effectiveness: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 73, 24-33. [More Information]
  • River, J., Currie, J., Crawford, T., Betihavas, V., Randall, S. (2016). A systematic review examining the effectiveness of blending technology with team-based learning. Nurse Education Today, 45, 185-192. [More Information]
  • Kornhaber, R., Cross, M., Betihavas, V., Bridgman, H. (2016). The benefits and challenges of academic writing retreats: an integrative review. Higher Education Research and Development, 35(6), 1210-1227. [More Information]
  • Betihavas, V., Bridgman, H., Kornhaber, R., Cross, M. (2016). The evidence for 'flipping out': A systematic review of the flipped classroom in nursing education. Nurse Education Today, 38, 15-21. [More Information]
  • Betihavas, V., Frost, S., Newton, P., MacDonald, P., Stewart, S., Carrington, M., Chan, Y., Davidson, P. (2015). An Absolute Risk Prediction Model to Determine Unplanned Cardiovascular Readmissions for Adults with Chronic Heart Failure. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 24(11), 1068-1073. [More Information]
  • Kornhaber, R., Betihavas, V., Baber, R. (2015). Ethical implications of digital images for teaching and learning purposes: an integrative review. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 8, 299-305. [More Information]
  • Betihavas, V., Duff, J., Chan, A., Say, R., Ferry, C., Walker, K. (2015). Identifying health literacy levels and modifiable risk factors in adults with cardiovascular disease. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 24(Supplement 3), S445-S445.
  • Betihavas, V., Frost, S. (2015). Predicting Absolute Risk for Unplanned Cardiovascular Readmissions in Adults With Chronic Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 21(8), S130-S130.
  • Cahill, J., Betihavas, V. (2013). How do clinicians contribute to curriculum development within Bachelor of Nursing programs within Australia. HNE Handover: For Nurses and Midwives, 6(1).
  • Betihavas, V., Newton, P., Frost, S., Alexandrou, E., Macdonald, P., Davidson, P. (2013). Importance of Predictors of Rehospitalisation in Heart Failure: A Survey of Heart Failure Experts. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 22(3), 179-183. [More Information]
  • Betihavas, V., Newton, P., Frost, S., Macdonald, P., Davidson, P. (2013). Patient, provider and system factors influencing rehospitalisation in adults with heart failure. Contemporary Nurse, 43(2), 244-256. [More Information]
  • Betihavas, V., Newton, P., Davidson, P. (2012). An overview of risk prediction models and the implications for nursing practice. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 7(6), 259-265.
  • Evan, A., Ramjan, L., Murphy, J., Hunt, L., Betihavas, V., Frost, S. (2012). Training of undergraduate Clinicians in Vascular Access: An Integrative Review. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access, 17(3), 146-158. [More Information]
  • Betihavas, V., Davidson, P., Newton, P., Frost, S., Macdonald, P., Stewart, S. (2012). What are the factors in risk prediction models for rehospitalisation for adults with chronic heart failure. Australian Critical Care, 25(1), 31-40. [More Information]
  • Betihavas, V., Newton, P., Du, H., Macdonald, P., Frost, S., Stewart, S., Davidson, P. (2011). Australia's health care reform agenda: Implications for the nurses' role in chronic heart failure management. Australian Critical Care, 24(3), 189-197. [More Information]
  • Chang, S., Gholizadeh, L., Salamonson, Y., DiGiacomo, M., Betihavas, V., Davidson, P. (2011). Health span or life span: The role of patient-reported outcomes in informing health policy. Health Policy, 100(1), 96-104. [More Information]
  • Davidson, P., Cockburn, J., Newton, P., Webster, J., Betihavas, V., Howes, L., Owensby, D. (2010). Can a heart failure-specific cardiac rehabilitation program decrease hospitalizations and improve outcomes in high-risk patients? European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 17(4), 393-402. [More Information]
  • Betihavas, V., Stewart, S., Newton, P., Frost, S., Macdonald, P., Davidson, P. (2010). Elements of Risk Prediction Models to Predict Readmission to Hospital in Older Patients with Chronic Heart Failure. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 19(2), s69-s69. [More Information]
  • Newton, P., Betihavas, V., Macdonald, P. (2009). The role of b-type natriuretic peptide in heart failure management. Australian Critical Care, 22(3), 117-123. [More Information]

2018

  • Kornhaber, R., McLean, L., Betihavas, V., Cleary, M. (2018). Resilience and the rehabilitation of adult spinal cord injury survivors: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(1), 23-33. [More Information]
  • Rice, H., Say, R., Betihavas, V. (2018). The effect of nurse-led education on hospitalisation, readmission, quality of life and cost in adults with heart failure. A systematic review. Patient Education and Counseling, 101(3), 363-374. [More Information]

2017

  • Randall, S., Crawford, T., Currie, J., River, J., Betihavas, V. (2017). Impact of community based nurse-led clinics on patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient access and cost effectiveness: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 73, 24-33. [More Information]

2016

  • River, J., Currie, J., Crawford, T., Betihavas, V., Randall, S. (2016). A systematic review examining the effectiveness of blending technology with team-based learning. Nurse Education Today, 45, 185-192. [More Information]
  • Kornhaber, R., Cross, M., Betihavas, V., Bridgman, H. (2016). The benefits and challenges of academic writing retreats: an integrative review. Higher Education Research and Development, 35(6), 1210-1227. [More Information]
  • Betihavas, V., Bridgman, H., Kornhaber, R., Cross, M. (2016). The evidence for 'flipping out': A systematic review of the flipped classroom in nursing education. Nurse Education Today, 38, 15-21. [More Information]

2015

  • Betihavas, V., Frost, S., Newton, P., MacDonald, P., Stewart, S., Carrington, M., Chan, Y., Davidson, P. (2015). An Absolute Risk Prediction Model to Determine Unplanned Cardiovascular Readmissions for Adults with Chronic Heart Failure. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 24(11), 1068-1073. [More Information]
  • Kornhaber, R., Betihavas, V., Baber, R. (2015). Ethical implications of digital images for teaching and learning purposes: an integrative review. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 8, 299-305. [More Information]
  • Betihavas, V., Duff, J., Chan, A., Say, R., Ferry, C., Walker, K. (2015). Identifying health literacy levels and modifiable risk factors in adults with cardiovascular disease. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 24(Supplement 3), S445-S445.
  • Betihavas, V., Frost, S. (2015). Predicting Absolute Risk for Unplanned Cardiovascular Readmissions in Adults With Chronic Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 21(8), S130-S130.

2013

  • Cahill, J., Betihavas, V. (2013). How do clinicians contribute to curriculum development within Bachelor of Nursing programs within Australia. HNE Handover: For Nurses and Midwives, 6(1).
  • Betihavas, V., Newton, P., Frost, S., Alexandrou, E., Macdonald, P., Davidson, P. (2013). Importance of Predictors of Rehospitalisation in Heart Failure: A Survey of Heart Failure Experts. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 22(3), 179-183. [More Information]
  • Betihavas, V., Newton, P., Frost, S., Macdonald, P., Davidson, P. (2013). Patient, provider and system factors influencing rehospitalisation in adults with heart failure. Contemporary Nurse, 43(2), 244-256. [More Information]

2012

  • Betihavas, V., Newton, P., Davidson, P. (2012). An overview of risk prediction models and the implications for nursing practice. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 7(6), 259-265.
  • Evan, A., Ramjan, L., Murphy, J., Hunt, L., Betihavas, V., Frost, S. (2012). Training of undergraduate Clinicians in Vascular Access: An Integrative Review. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access, 17(3), 146-158. [More Information]
  • Betihavas, V., Davidson, P., Newton, P., Frost, S., Macdonald, P., Stewart, S. (2012). What are the factors in risk prediction models for rehospitalisation for adults with chronic heart failure. Australian Critical Care, 25(1), 31-40. [More Information]

2011

  • Betihavas, V., Newton, P., Du, H., Macdonald, P., Frost, S., Stewart, S., Davidson, P. (2011). Australia's health care reform agenda: Implications for the nurses' role in chronic heart failure management. Australian Critical Care, 24(3), 189-197. [More Information]
  • Chang, S., Gholizadeh, L., Salamonson, Y., DiGiacomo, M., Betihavas, V., Davidson, P. (2011). Health span or life span: The role of patient-reported outcomes in informing health policy. Health Policy, 100(1), 96-104. [More Information]

2010

  • Davidson, P., Cockburn, J., Newton, P., Webster, J., Betihavas, V., Howes, L., Owensby, D. (2010). Can a heart failure-specific cardiac rehabilitation program decrease hospitalizations and improve outcomes in high-risk patients? European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 17(4), 393-402. [More Information]
  • Betihavas, V., Stewart, S., Newton, P., Frost, S., Macdonald, P., Davidson, P. (2010). Elements of Risk Prediction Models to Predict Readmission to Hospital in Older Patients with Chronic Heart Failure. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 19(2), s69-s69. [More Information]

2009

  • Newton, P., Betihavas, V., Macdonald, P. (2009). The role of b-type natriuretic peptide in heart failure management. Australian Critical Care, 22(3), 117-123. [More Information]

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