Frequency of Depression and its Correlation with Quality of Life of Patients with Oral Cavity Cancer

Senada Dzebo, Jasmina Mahmutovic, Hasiba Erkocevic, Faris Foco Abstract Introduction: the effects of malignant tumors of oral cavity may be reflected through mental, physical, social and emotional well-being and quality of life of patients. Those suffering from malignancies show a large degree of psychological problems (fear, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, phobias) both at the time of diagnosis and during…

Behavioral Sexual Characteristics of Female Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Azra Hadzimehmedovic, Vesna Ferkovic, Mahira Jahic Abstract Introduction: Characteristics of sexual behaviour of female students, which will affect fertility in adulthood, represent one of the critical parameters of reproductive health. Aim: The aim of this study was assess characteristics of sexual behavior of female students in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Materials and Methods: In a prospective…

Comparison of Resilience and Psychological Wellbeing in Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Normal Women

Hosien Shahdadi, Abbas Balouchi, Ameneh Shaykh Abstract Introduction: Resilience and Psychological Wellbeing are two important concepts in adaption of patients to chronic disease conditions. Goal: to compare resilience and psychological wellbeing in women with irritable bowel syndrome and normal women. Methods: This was an analytical-comparative study. The statistical population consisted of all patients with irritable…

Palliative Care: a Cross Sectional Study Focused on Different Capacity Building Programmes Evaluated Through Self- Rated Knowledge and Efficiency in Family Medicine Tutors

Erika Zelko, Polona Selic, Stanislav Malacic Abstract Aim: Educational possibilities in palliative care have been overseen in this part of Europe and therefore this important issue should be addressed to implement current treatment palliative care in Slovenia. This study was the first in Slovenia dealing with the self-rated knowledge and self-efficacy associated with educational programmes…

Intended Career Choice in Family Medicine in Slovenia: An Issue of Gender, Family Background or Empathic Attitudes in Final Year Medical Students?

Marija Petek Ster, Polona Selic Abstract Background: Among a variety of complex factors affecting a decision to take family medicine as a future specialisation, this study focused on demographic characteristics and assessed empathic attitudes in final year medical students. Methods: A convenience sampling method was employed in two consecutive academic years of final year medical…

Receptive Vocabulary and Cognition of Elderly People in Institutional Care

Amela Ibrahimagic, Lejla Junuzovic Zunic, Omer C. Ibrahimagic, Dzevdet Smajlovic, Mirsada Rasidovic Abstract Introduction: Basic cognitive functions such as: alertness, working memory, long term memory and perception, as well as higher levels of cognitive functions like: speech and language, decision-making and executive functions are affected by aging processes. Relations between the receptive vocabulary and cognitive…

Honorary Fellows of the European Federation for Medical Informatics

Francis H. Roger France Abstract Since its creation in 1976, the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) has elected twenty nine “Honorary Fellows”, a highly selected group of European scientists, experts, managers, teachers and leaders recognized by their peers for their important contribution to the field of health informatics… [Mater Sociomed 2017; 29(2.000): 155-155] Keywords:…

Emotional Profile of Women Victims of Domestic Violence

Esmina Avdibegovic, Maja Brkic, Osman Sinanovic Abstract Introduction: Research indicates that women victims of domestic violence show significant cognitive changes, emotional numbing, and avoidance of interpersonal relationships. Aim: The aim of this research was to analyze emotional profile of women victims of domestic violence, and to determine the relationship between dimensions of emotions and frequency…