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…

The Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Nurses Toward Management of Hospital-acquired Infections in the University Clinical Center of Kosovo

Abdullah Gruda, Idriz Sopjani Abstract Background: Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) are called those infections that were not present at the time of patient’ hospitalization in a hospital or other medical institutions and have been acquired after hospitalization. Aim: The aim of this paper was to investigate the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices of nurses…

Users’ Knowledge About Adverse Effects of Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs in Tirana, Albania

Dajana Roshi, Ervin Toçi, Genc Burazeri, Peter Schröder-Bäck, Helmut Brand Abstract Aim: To assess the level of knowledge of the adult users of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) regarding their side effects and the socio-demographic factors associated with the use of these drugs in the adult population of Albania. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study including…

Comparison of Statistical Models of Predict the Factors Affecting the Length of Stay (LOS) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a Teaching Hospital

Laleh Gharacheh, Amin Torabipour, Farzad Faraji Khiavi, Amal Saki Malehi, Maryam Haddadzadeh Abstract Introduction: Modeling can be a useful tool to find out how the distributions of hospital length of stay (LOS) and the factors affecting the length of stay. The present study aims to determine factors affecting the length of stay and selecting suitable…