Dr. Violleta[Violetta Rozani] Rozani

Nursing - General Program
חוג לסיעוד-תכנית כללית סגל אקדמי בכיר
Dr. Violleta[Violetta Rozani] Rozani
Phone: 052-9519393
Office: Health Professions, 302

General Information

Dr. Rozani Violetta is a faculty member at the Department of Nursing in the School of Health Professions. She is a Registered Nurse and holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing from TAU. Her graduate research study was one of the first in Israel to examine exposure to viral occupational hazards among nurses in the course of their work. She earned a PhD in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at TAU, examining risk and protective factors associated with Parkinson's disease. These findings were reported to the Israeli Center for Disease Control (ICDC), allowing the ICDC, for the first time, to make a comprehensive report regarding neurodegenerative morbidity in Israel. She then continued her postdoctoral training at the Faculty of Health Science at Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, exploring the indicators of healthy aging focusing on self-rated health measurement, well-being of the older adults, their health behaviors, and their health outcomes.


Dr. Rozani’s research focuses on bio-physiological and psychosocial factors, as well as on case/disease management associated with both aging and chronic illness

She conducts big-data studies based on national and international medical datasets as well as studies in the clinical field focusing on the well-being of older patients, their families, and medical staff. In her research on bio-physiological factors, Rozani focuses on the association between medications for type two diabetes mellitus treatment and Parkinson's disease, trying to better understand the mechanism of these medications for the prevention or modification of Parkinson’s disease. As a researcher in the field of case/disease management, Dr. Rozani examines the quality and safety of care provided by nurses in various wards during the hospitalization, as well as the burden of chronic illness experienced by patients, their families, and health care providers



  Peretz, C., & Rozani, V. (2008). Morbidity of Israeli nurses in comparison to their female siblings: a retrospective cohort study. Internation Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 14 (3), 206-209. DOI: 10.1179/oeh.2008.14.3.206

Rozani, V. (2010). The role of primary caregiver of the patient with Parkinson's disease. Neurological Nursing, 6, 15-19. In Hebr

Segal, G., Balik, C., Hovav, B., Mayer, A., Rozani, V., Damary, I., Golan-Hadari, D., Kalishek, S., Khaikin, R. (2013). Online nephrology course replacing a face to face course in nursing schools' bachelor's program: a prospective, controlled trial, in four Israeli nursing schools. Nurse Education Today, 33(12):1587-1591. DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2012.12.009

Peretz, C., Segev, H., Rozani, V., Gurevich, T., El-Ad, B., Tsamir, J., Giladi, N. (2016). Comparison of selegiline and rasagiline therapies in Parkinson's disease: a real-life study.  Clinical Neuropharmacology, 39(5): 227-231. DOI:10.1097/WNF.0000000000000167

Peretz, C., Gurel, R., Rozani, V., Gurevich, T., El-Ad, M., Tsamir, J., Giladi, N (2016). Cancer incidence among Parkinson's disease patients in a 10-yrs time-window around disease onset: A large-scale cohort study. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 28: 68-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2016.04.028. Award winner in the category Best Articles for 2016.

Rozani, V., Giladi, N., El-Ad, B., Gurevich, T., Tsamir, J., Hemo, B., Peretz, C. (2017). Statin adherence and the risk of Parkinson’s disease: A population-based cohort study. PLoS ONE, 12(4): e0175054. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175054.

Rozani, V., Gurevich, T., Giladi, N., El-Ad, B., Tsamir, J., Hemo, B., Peretz, C. (2018). Higher serum cholesterol and decreased Parkinson’s disease risk: A statin-free cohort study. Movement Disorders, 33(8):1298-1305. DOI:10.1002/mds.27413

Peretz, C., Rozani, V., Giladi, N., El-Ad, B., Tsamir, J., Hemo, B., Gurevich, T. (2019).  The modifying effect of age on survival in Parkinson's disease: A Big data analysis. Neuroepidemiology, 53(1-2): 13-19. DOI: 10.1159/000492672

Rozani, V., Giladi, N., El-Ad, B., Gurevich, T., Tsamir, J., Hemo, B., Peretz, C. (2019). Anemia in men and increased Parkinson's disease risk: A population-based large scale cohort study. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 64: 90-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2019.03.010.

Glatman-Freedman, A., Bromberg, M., Ram, A., Lutski, M., Bassal, R., Michailevich, O., Saban, M., Frankental, D., Dichtiar, R., Kruglikov-Moldavsky, A., Rozani, V., Karolinsky, D., Braun, T., Zuker, I., Keinan-Boker, L., Silverman, BG. (2020). A COVID-19 call center for healthcare providers: dealing with rapidly evolving health policy guidelines. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 9(1), 73.‏ https://doi.org/10.1186/s13584-020-00433-x

Burlakov, N., Rozani, V., Bluvstein, I., & Kagan, I. (2021). the association between quality and safety climate of a hospital ward, family members' empowerment, and satisfaction with provided care. Journal of Nursing Scholarship: An Official Publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 53(6), 727–736. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12682

Faust-Socher, A., Gurevich, T., Rozani, V., Giladi, N., Hemo, B., & Peretz, C. (2021). Real World Pharmacological First Treatment Patterns of Patients With Parkinson Disease and Disease Duration: A Large-Scale Cohort Study Using an Health Maintenance Organization Database. Clinical Neuropharmacology, 44(5), 169–174. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNF.0000000000000461

Gelkop, C., Kagan, I., & Rozani, V. (2021). Are emotional intelligence and compassion associated with nursing safety and quality care? A cross-sectional investigation in pediatric settings. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, S0882-5963(21)00224-4. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2021.07.020

Binkin, I., Chechoulin, Y., Ovadia, K.L., Kagan, I., Rozani, V.  (2021). Physicians’ and nurses’ perceptions of patient safety climate: The same goals, different views. Journal of Nursing and Patient Care, 6:5.

Rozani, V. (2022). Ethnic differences in socioeconomic and health determinants related to self-rated health status: A study on community-dwelling Israeli Jews and Arabs in old age. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(20), 13660. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192013660

Rozani, V., & Kagan, I. (2023). Factors associated with the extent of nurses' involvement in promotion of the nursing profession: a cross-sectional study among nurses working in diverse healthcare settings. BMC Nursing22(1), 49. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-023-01205-z

Romem, A., Pinchas-Mizrachi, R., Abramovich, N., Wagman, S., Ravid, T. S., Lizeachin, A., David, T., Diamant, T. H., Mekadesh, K., Goldberg, S., & Rozani, V. (2023). Assessing the fulfillment of nurses' full potential in diverse geriatric settings-moving towards change. Journal of Nursing Scholarship: an Official Publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 10.1111/jnu.12896. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.1289

Leshchinski, T., Rozani, V., Giladi, N., Bitan, M., Peretz, C. (2023). Incidence of cardiovascular morbidity among Parkinson's disease patients; a large-scale cohort study in  a 16-year time window round disease onset. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders; 105795,


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