The Translation, Validation and Cultural Adaptation of Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy – Spiritual Well-being 12 (facit-sp12) Scale in Greek Language

Evangelos C. Fradelos, Foteini Tzavella, Evmorfia Koukia, Konstantinos Tsaras, Ioanna V. Papathanasiou, Adamantia Aroni, Victoria Alikari, Maria Ralli, Jason Bredle, and Sofia Zyga Abstract Background: According to World Health Organization (WHO), spirituality is an important domain of quality of life especially in terminal, life threatens chronic diseases. For many people spirituality and religion are not…

Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Primary School Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Selma Azabagic, Razija Spahic, Nurka Pranjic, and Maida Mulic Abstract Introduction: Musculoskeletal disorders represent a significant problem of modern society which are more pronounced in young people and school children. Etiology of these disorders is found in inadequate ergonomic conditions, too heavy school bag, school furniture inadequate to age, poor posture, sedentary lifestyle, reduction of…

Patients’ satisfaction with health services at the National Institute of Public Health of Kosova

Naser Ramadani, Valbona Zhjeqi, Merita Berisha, Rina Hoxha, Sanije Gashi, Ilir Begolli, Drita Salihu, and Sefedin Mucaj Abstract Aim: Purpose of the research is to assess patient satisfaction with the quality of health services provided in National Institute of Public Health of Kosova. Methods: Study was observational and cross-sectional. Interviews were conducted with 625 clients…

Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) in Women Health Care Workers

Konstantinos Stamatiou, Maria Margariti, Eftichia Nousi, Dimitra Mistrioti, Richard Lacroix, and Maria Saridi Abstract Purpose: The main aim of this study is to investigate the occurrence and severity of FSD in women working in tertiary hospitals. Material and methods: The study sample was drawn from health care women between the ages of 20 and 65…

Urinary Problems Amongst Gynecological Consultations. Association Between Prolapse, Gynecological Surgery and Diabetes

Zaheera Saadia Abstract Background: Urinary incontinence is the inability of a woman to maintain bladder control. Symptoms range from urgency, frequency, nocturia to urge incontinence (1). It limits functional and social activities and leads to depression and social withdrawal. (2).This observational study aimed to describe the common urinary problems amongst gynecological consultations. It also describes…

The Role of Cysteine Protease in Alzheimer Disease

Samra Hasanbasic, Alma Jahic, Emina Karahmet, Asja Sejranic, and Besim Prnjavorac Abstract Introduction: Cysteine protease are biological catalysts which play a pivotal role in numerous biological reactions in organism. Much of the literature is inscribed to their biochemical significance, distribution and mechanism of action. Many diseases, e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, develop due to enzyme balance disruption.…

Assessment of Risk Factors for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Edin Begic, Amira Arnautovic, and Izet Masic Abstract Introduction: Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia, and represents a disease of the modern age, disease of the 21st century. Prevention of this disease is listed as imperative. Aim of this article was to evaluate questionnaires on the assessment of risk factors for…

Retracted Papers from the Journal Materia Socio-Medica and rdquo;

Editorial Board Abstract Regarding of un-ethical behaviors of some authors of the papers published in previous issues of the journal and ldquo;Materia Socio-Medica and rdquo; Editorial Board and me as Editor-in-Chief decided to retract a paper. We follow COPE Retraction Guidelines (http://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines_0.pdf) and nbsp;and publish a separately citation for retracted article. The case is: Jafari…

The Effect of the Internet Addiction on the Information-seeking Behavior of the Postgraduate Students

Mohammad Reza Soleymani, Asieh Garivani, and Firoozeh Zare-Farashbandi Abstract Introduction: Internet addiction is a typical use of the internet that causes the psychological, social, educational, or occupational problems for the people. Students need the internet more than other people due to their educational or research needs. The rate and type of the internet use may…