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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651322/management-of-frailty-at-individual-level-clinical-management-systematic-literature-review
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Gregor Veninšek, Branko Gabrovec
Introduction: To deliver quality management of a frail individual, a clinician should understand the concept of frailty, be aware of its epidemiology and be able to screen for frailty and assess it when it is present, and, finally, to recommend successful interventions. Methodology: A systematic literature search was conducted in the following databases: PubMed, Cochrane, Embase, Cinahl and UpToDate. The criterion in selecting the literature was that articles were published in the period from 2002 to 2017...
June 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651321/specialty-training-in-family-medicine-in-montenegro-an-evaluation-of-the-programme-by-the-first-generation-of-trainees
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Marija Petek Šter, Ljiljana Cvejanov Kezunović, Milena Cojić, Davorina Petek, Igor Švab
Introduction: One of the aims of health care reform in Montenegro is to strengthen primary care. An important step forward is the implementation of specialty training in family medicine (FM). The aim of this article is to evaluate the implementation of specialty training in family medicine in Montenegro, regarding the content, structure and methods, by the first generation of trainees and the coordinator of the training. Methods: A questionnaire was sent by mail in July and August 2017 to all 26 eligible trainees who started specialty training in 2013...
June 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651320/movement-activity-determination-with-health-related-variables-of-university-students-in-kosice
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Peter Bakalár, Martin Zvonar, Jaromir Sedlacek, Rut Lenkova, Peter Sagat, Lubos Vojtasko, Erika Liptakova, Miroslava Barcalova
Introduction: There is currently a strong scientific evidence about the negative health consequences of physical inactivity. One of the potential tools for promoting physical activity at the institutional level of the Ecological model is to create conditions and settings that would enable pupils, students and employees engage in some form of physical activity. However, physical activities as a subject are being eliminated from the study programs at Slovak universities. The purpose of the study was to find current evidence about the level of structured physical activity and health-related variables in university students in Košice...
June 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651319/effects-of-perinatal-factors-on-body-mass-index-and-physical-fitness-of-school-age-children
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Miha Lucovnik, Gregor Starc, Petra Golja, Ivan Verdenik, Irena Stucin Gantar
Objective: To examine the effects of various maternal and neonatal perinatal factors on the child's body mass index (BMI) and physical fitness at school-age. Methods: Data from two registries, the SLOfit database (a national surveillance system of children's motor and physical development) and Slovenian National Perinatal Information System (NPIS) were analysed. Perinatal data for 2,929 children born in 2008 were linked to results of SLOfit testing of these children in 2016...
June 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651318/the-prevalence-of-elevated-blood-pressure-in-a-sample-of-slovene-children-and-adolescents-a-pilot-study
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Tjaša Hertiš, Tadej Petek, Nataša Marčun Varda
Introduction: The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of prehypertensive and elevated blood pressure in the hypertensive range (elevated BP) and obtain some anthropometric measures in Slovene children and adolescents. Methods: In the cross-sectional study lasting one year, we measured BP using mercury sphygmomanometers, as well as height, weight, waist, and hip circumferences in schools. Data from regular check-ups (oscillometric measurements) were also added to increase the sample size...
June 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651317/risk-of-potential-exposure-incident-in-non-healthcare-workers-in-contact-with-infectious-and-municipal-waste
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Sanja Kanisek, Rudika Gmajnić, Ivana Barać
Introduction: The proper classification of sharp and infectious waste in situ by the healthcare workers is an important measure of prevention of sharps and other exposure incidents in non-healthcare workers, who handle such waste. The aim was to examine the practice of classifying sharp and infectious waste in family and dental practices. Methods: An analysis of 50 bags of infectious and 50 bags of municipal waste from five family and five dental practices for five days in October 2016 at the Health centre Osijek...
June 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651316/early-identification-of-patients-in-need-of-palliative-care-in-slovenian-general-practice
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Lisette Klok, Yvonne Engels, Carel Veldhoven, Danica Rotar Pavlič
Background: To help general practitioners (GPs) in early identification of patients with palliative care (PC) needs, this pilot study aimed to determine the potential of the combined original surprise question (SQ1) ('Would I be surprised if this patient died within the next 12 months?') and the second surprise question (SQ2) ('Would I be surprised if this patient was still alive after 12 months?'). We hypothesized that answering these SQs would trigger them to make a multidimensional care plan...
June 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651315/slovenian-version-of-the-european-deprivation-index-at-municipal-level
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Vesna Zadnik, Elodie Guillaume, Katarina Lokar, Tina Žagar, Maja Primic Žakelj, Guy Launoy, Ludivine Launay
Introduction: Ecological deprivation indices belong to essential instruments for monitoring and understanding health inequalities. Our aim was to develop the SI-EDI, a newly derived European Deprivation Index for Slovenia. We intend to provide researchers and policy-makers in our country with a relevant tool for measuring and reducing the socioeconomic inequalities in health, and even at a broader level. Methods: Data from the European survey on Income and Living Conditions and Slovenian national census for the year 2011 were used in the SI-EDI construction...
June 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651314/health-behavior-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-a-high-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Davorina Petek, Marija Petek-Ster, Ksenija Tusek-Bunc
Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is measuring a patient's experience of his health status and represents an outcome of medical interventions. Existing data proves that a healthy lifestyle is positively associated with HRQoL in all age groups. Patients with a high risk for cardiovascular disease typically led an unhealthy lifestyle combined with risk diseases. We aimed to analyse these characteristics and their reflection in HRQoL. Methods: A cross-sectional study in 36 family practices, stratified by location and size...
March 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651313/risk-factors-for-osteoporosis-in-postmenopausal-women-from-the-point-of-view-of-primary-care-gynecologist
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Damir Franic, Ivan Verdenik
Introduction: Osteoporosis is a highly prevalent public health problem with osteoporosis-related fractures that account for high morbidity and mortality. Therefore, prevention strategies and early detection of osteoporosis should be carried out in primary gynaecological care units, so as to substantially reduce the risk of fractures and allow the best treatment option for a particular woman. Methods: From 2002 to 2011, we recruited 2956 women. Of the total number of women, we additionally extrapolated 1274 women aged 60-75 years, assumingly, the group of women at higher risk of osteoporosis...
March 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651312/increasing-postural-deformity-trends-and-body-mass-index-analysis-in-school-age-children
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Safet Kapo, Izet Rađo, Nusret Smajlović, Siniša Kovač, Munir Talović, Ivor Doder, Nedim Čović
Introduction: The aim of the study was to analyse the deviations of the body posture and to assess the occurrence of spine deformities. Additionally, Body Mass Index in school children was related to the trend in postural deformities for different age groups (5-8 years old, n=112; 9-11 years old, n=205; 12-14 years old, n=212) as part of the project "Spine Lab", granted from the European Commission IPA founds, investigating the importance of public health issues. Methods: Body posture was measured using Contemplas 3D software analyser, based on video image trajectory and BIA weight scale (Tanita BC 420)...
March 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651311/the-importance-of-the-occupational-vocal-load-for-the-occurence-and-treatment-of-organic-voice-disorders
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Miha Zabret, Irena Hočevar Boltežar, Maja Šereg Bahar
Introduction: The voice represents a basic working tool for carrying out certain occupations. Hoarseness, as a consequence of vocal fold lesions, presents an important cause of work-related absences for voice professionals. Methods: Our study was designed as a retrospective cohort one. Data on gender, workplace, vocal load and exposure to risk factors for voice disorders of the patients who had surgery in the 2014-2015 period at the tertiary centre due to benign vocal fold lesions were collected from their clinical records...
March 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651310/a-temporal-profile-of-pro-abstinence-oriented-constructs-from-the-modified-theory-of-planed-behavior-in-a-slovenian-clinical-sample-of-treated-alcoholics-an-18-year-follow-up
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Mirjana Radovanović, Maja Rus-Makovec
Introduction: Using the modified Theory of Planned Behaviour (mTPB), different indicators of therapeutic success were studied to understand pro-abstinence behavioural orientation during an 18-year after-care period following a 3-month intensive alcoholism treatment. The indicators were: perceived needs satisfaction (NS), normative differential (ND), perceived alcohol utility (UT), beliefs about treatment programme benefits (BE) and behavioural intentions (BI). Methods: The sample of 167 patients who consecutively started an intensive alcoholism treatment programme has been followed-up for 18 years, using standardised ailed instruments at the end of the treatment, and in the years 4-5, 9 and 18 of follow-up...
March 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651309/causes-of-differences-in-the-uptake-of-cardiac-implantation-electronic-devices-in-slovenia-in-comparison-to-other-countries
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Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, Renata Erker, Marko Divjak
Introduction: The purpose of this study is to analyse and present the causes of the differences in crude utilization rate in cardiac implantation electronic devices, specifically pacemakers and automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, across 5 European countries, with a specific emphasis on Slovenia. Methods: Based on the results of the analysis of the uptake of cardiac implantation electronic devices across countries studied in MedtecHTA project, the targeted interviews were conducted to explain the factors that impact the differences and explain data in Slovenia...
March 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062402/the-outcomes-of-pregnancy-and-childbirth-in-adolescents-in-slovenia
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Simona Korenčan, Bojana Pinter, Mojca Grebenc, Ivan Verdenik
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the study was to determine the course and outcomes of pregnancy and childbirth in adolescents compared to women aged 20-24 years in Slovenia. METHODS: In the retrospective study, the course of pregnancy and labour and the perinatal outcome of newborns in primiparous adolescents aged ≤19 years (study group) have been compared to the control group of primiparous women aged 20-24 years. The study group was further divided into a study subgroup of adolescents aged ≤17 years...
October 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062401/validation-of-the-slovenian-version-of-multiple-sclerosis-quality-of-life-msqol-54-instrument
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Biljana Stern, Tanja Hojs Fabjan, Ksenija Rener-Sitar, Lijana Zaletel-Kragelj
PURPOSE: To cross-culturally adapt and validate Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life-54 (MSQOL-54) instrument. METHODS: The study which enrolled 134 Slovenian multiple sclerosis (MS) patients was conducted from March to December 2013. The internal consistency of the MSQOL-54 instrument was evaluated by Cronbach's alpha coefficient (α), and its dimensionality assessed by the principal component analysis (PCA). RESULTS: The whole instrument had high internal consistency (α=0...
October 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062400/self-perceived-stress-in-relation-to-anxiety-depression-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-health-professions-students-a-cross-sectional-study-from-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Maja Racic, Radica Todorovic, Nedeljka Ivkovic, Srdjan Masic, Bojan Joksimovic, Milan Kulic
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the present study was to examine self-perceived stress of health professions students at the Faculty of Medicine Foča, and to explore its association with anxiety, depression and health-related quality of life. METHODS: The cross-sectional study enrolled 451 students at the Faculty of Medicine (medicine, dentistry, nursing and speech therapy). Survey instruments were distributed at the conclusion of the spring semester during the last required lecture for each year and study programme class...
October 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062399/self-reported-hypoglycaemia-in-patients-treated-with-insulin-a-large-slovenian-retrospectively-prospective-study
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Draženka Pongrac Barlovič, Andrej Zavratnik, Aleš Skvarča, Karmen Janša, Bojana Vukelič, Marjeta Tomažič, Maja Ravnik Oblak
INTRODUCTION: Hypoglycaemia is the major barrier for glycaemic target achievement in patients treated with insulin. The aim of the present study was to investigate real-world incidence and predictors of hypoglycaemia in insulin-treated patients. METHODS: More than 300 consecutive patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes treated with insulin were enrolled during regular out-patient visits from 36 diabetes practices throughout the whole country. They completed a comprehensive questionnaire on hypoglycaemia knowledge, awareness, and incidence in the last month and last six months...
October 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062398/clinical-profile-and-management-of-patients-with-incident-and-recurrent-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-albania-a-call-for-more-focus-on-prevention-strategies
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Sokol Myftiu, Enxhela Sulo, Genc Burazeri, Bledar Daka, Ilir Sharka, Artan Shkoza, Gerhard Sulo
BACKGROUND: The clinical profile of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients reflects the burden of risk factors in the general population. Differences between incident (first) and recurrent (repeated) events and their impact on treatment are poorly described. We studied potential differences in the clinical profile and in-hospital treatment between patients hospitalised with an incident and recurrent AMI. METHODS: A total of 324 patients admitted in the Coronary Care Unit of 'Mother Teresa' hospital, Tirana, Albania (2013-2014), were included in the study...
October 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062397/key-factors-determining-indoor-air-pm-10-concentrations-in-naturally-ventilated-primary-schools-in-belgrade-serbia
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Branislava Matic, Uros Rakic, Verica Jovanovic, Snezana Dejanovic, Nela Djonovic
INTRODUCTION: Indoor air quality (IAQ) is rated as a serious public health issue. Knowing children are accounted as more vulnerable to environmental health hazards, data are needed on air quality in schools. METHODS: A project was conducted from 2007 until 2009 (SEARCH, School Environment and Respiratory Health of Children), aiming to verify links between IAQ and children's respiratory health. Study was conducted in ten primary schools on 735 children, in 44 classrooms...
October 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
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