Reliability and Validity of Modified Service Quality Instrument (SERVQUAL) in Patients’ Motivation to Adhere to Insulin Therapy

Vedran Jakupovic, Suajb Solakovic, Nedim Celebic, Dzenan Kulovic Abstract Introduction: Diabetes is progressive condition which requires various ways of treatment. Adequate therapy prescribed in the right time helps patient to postpone development of complications. Adherence to complicated therapy is challenge for both patients and HCPs and is subject of research in many disciplines. Improvement in…

An Instrument for Rating Quality of Life Related to Sore Throat in Patients Suffering from Acute Pharyngitis or Tonsillitis

Tarik Catic, Belma Kapo, Zumreta Pintol, Amira Skopljak, Aida Cengic, Refet Gojak, Belma Gazibera, Vildana Zelihic, Mersiha Becirovic, Ilhana Setic-Avdagic, Slobodan M. Jankovi Abstract Introduction: Quality of life in patients with acute pharyngitis or tonsillitis is significantly lower than in healthy persons, and it should be taken into account when efficacy of new therapeutic options…

The Effect of Tai Chi Exercise on the Risk and Fear of Falling in Older Adults: a Randomized Clinical Trial

Hamed Mortazavi, Mahbubeh Tabatabaeicher, Ali Golestani, Mohammad Reza Armat, Mohammad Reza Yousefi Abstract Background: Falling and fear of falling are among the most common problems of the elderly, which can cause illness, isolation, dependency and reduced quality of life in elderly. Exercise is recommended to prevent falling injuries in the elderly. Aim: This study aimed…

Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Patients with Autoimmune Diseases Before Initiating TNF-α Inhibitors Therapy

Dimitra Perifanou, Daniil Zoe, Efthimia Petinaki, Konstantinos Konstantinou, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis Abstract Introduction: QFT-GIT is more sensitive than TST in patients under immunosuppressive therapy, but TST detects more cases of LTBI. TST remains an inexpensive test worldwide, which does not need laboratory equipment. Material and Methods: Overall, 457 patients having autoimmune diseases were referred. Of those…

Investigation the Relationship between Skin Involvement Severity and Hearing Loss Severity in Vitiligo Patients

Ahmad Yeganeh Moghaddam, Mansour Sayyah, Elham Alian Fini, Rezvan Talaee Abstract Introduction: Vitiligo is a common acquired depigmented systemic disorder influencing the entire pigmentary system including Cochlear melanocytes and vestibular system in the inner ear. Vitiligo can leads to social negative impact and poorer quality of life among these patients. This study was conducted to…

Geriatric Depression in Family Medicine

Esad Alibasic, Enisa Ramic, Amila Bajraktarevic, Enisa Karic, Olivera Batic-Mujanovic, Irma Ramic, Emir Alibasic Abstract Introduction: Elderly persons often suffer from depression, without anyone around them noticing. Depression is more common at physically ill elderly person then at their physically healthy contemporary. It is important mental health problem of developed society, because it is still…

Positive Effect of Fermented Camel Milk on Liver Enzymes of Adolescents with Metabolic Syndrome: a Double Blind, Randomized, Cross-over Trial

Zahra Fallah, Awat Feizi, Mahin Hashemipour, Roya Kelishadi Abstract Background: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) has several health consequences. Liver enzymes elevation is among them. Aim: This study aimed to assess the effects of fermented Camel milk (FCM), as a functional food and dairy, on some features of MetS in adolescents including liver enzymes status, serum lipids…

Seasonal Incidence of Acute Coronary Syndrome and Its Features

Enisa Hodzic, Semir Perla, Amer Iglica, Marina Vucijak Abstract Introduction: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is one of the most common health problems in the world and the leading cause of death. Goal: The goals of this study are to determine: ACS type, risk factors, incidence and the seasonal distribution of occurrence Spring/Summer, Autumn/Winter, ACS incidence by age…

Atrial Fibrillation in Hypertension: Patients’ Characteristics

Styliani Koutsaki, Ioannis Koutelekos, Georgia Gerogianni, Maria Koutsaki, Aggeliki Koukouzeli, Georgia Fouka, Maria Polikandrioti Abstract Background: The most common risk factor for Atrial Fibrillation (AF) development is hypertension. Purpose: to explore patients’ characteristics associated with AF caused by hypertension. Methods: The sample of the study included 170 patients with AF caused by hypertension. Data collection…