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The Impact Of Sports Activities On Quality Of Life Of Persons With A Spinal Cord Injury

, urinary infections, kidney problems (infections, calculosis) and poor circulation are often present in persons with SCI ( 1 , 10 ). The inclusion of persons with SCI in social and recreational activities is one of the aspects of a long-term rehabilitation plan ( 11 , 12 ). Sports activities are implemented both during ( 13 , 14 ) and after rehabilitation ( 15 ) in order to improve strength, aerobic fitness, and physical functioning ( 16 ); in addition, sports activities have positive effects on psychological well-being ( 17 ). Studying the quality of life (QoL

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Quality of life and alcohol consumption: a review of the literature

among male British doctors. Int J Epidemiol 2005; 34: 199-204. Foster J, Powell JE, Marshall EJ, Peters TJ. Quality of life in alcohol dependent subjects: a review. Qual Life Res 1999; 8: 255-61. Longabough R, Mattson R, Connors G, Cooney N. Quality of life as an outcome variable in alcoholism treatment research. J Stud Alcohol 1994; 55: 119-29. Pisinger C, Toft U, Aadahl M, Glümer C, Jørgensen T. The relationship between lifestyle and self-reported health in a general population: the Inter

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Health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy

patients are much less obvious and are usually poorly understood and tended by healthcare practitioners. Evidence shows that CP patients do not primarily search for physical improvement as much as they crave for social inclusion ( 5 , 6 ). QoL is a broad concept defined by the World Health Organization as “individual’s perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns” ( 7 ). Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) represents the QoL in the view of

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The Quality of Life in Pregnant Women Conceiving Through In Vitro Fertilization

proven higher multiple pregnancy rate registered in IVF pregnancies ( 7 ), which is a known risk factor for preterm delivery and consequently for increased neonatal morbidity and mortality ( 8 ), there are other unfavourable effects of IVF conception on pregnancy, as well as the effect of infertility on psychological well-being and quality of life of women who conceive after infertility treatment. The high frequency of multiple births and the high maternal age are interpreted as contributing factors, not the IVF technique itself. Some authors ( 9 , 10 ) did not find

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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

perception of stress might be associated with moderate level of anxiety, depression symptoms, interpersonal sensitivity, frustration and powerlessness ( 25 ). When associated with anxiety and depression, occupational stress, as experienced by the student, can influence his or her quality of life and decrease his or her academic performance due to anxiety-induced difficult cognitive functioning, such as memory disorders, blockage, incapacity to make decisions, and increased sensitivity to appraisals of others ( 26 , 27 ). Previous research found that the students and

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The effect of an educational intervention in family phisicians on self-rated quality of life in patients with medically unexplained symptoms

unexplained chronic fatigue in the paediatric population (aged from 11 to 18 years). The aim of our study was to examine the effect of an educational intervention (EI) for FPs on the MUS patients’ self-rated quality of life, treatment satisfaction and relationship with the physician. 2 Methods 2.1 Participants and Procedures 2.1.1 Participating Physicians A total of 90 family medicine practices or FPs from across Slovenia were invited to participate in a multi-centre longitudinal intervention study. The recruitment of the physicians was carried out between

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Quality of Life And Patient Satisfaction with Family Practice Care in a Roma Population With Chronic Conditions in Northeast Slovenia / Kakovost Življenja V Povezavi S Kroničnimi Boleznimi In Z Zadovoljstvom Z Oskrbo Zdravnika Družinske Medicine Med Romskim Prebivalstvom V Sv Sloveniji

metabolic syndrome in Roma (Gypsies) in Slovakia. Cent Eur J Public Health 2009; 18: 16-8. 8. Bogdanović D, Nikić D. Mortality of Roma population in Serbia 2002-2005. Croat Med J 2007; 48: 720-6. 9. Niksić D, Kurspahić Mujićić A. The presence of health risk behaviour in Roma families. Bosn J Med Sci 2007; (Suppl 7): 144-9. 10. Skodova Z, Van Dijk J, Nagyova J. Psychosocial factors of coronary health disease and quality of life among Roma coronary patients: a study matched by socioeconomic position. Int J Public Health 2010

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Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the disease specific questionnaire OQLQ in Serbian patients with malocclusions

1 Introduction Severe dental malocclusions should be most frequently treated with combined orthodontic and surgical treatment (1 - 4) . Dentofacial disorders may potentially significantly affect the quality of life ( 1 , 5 , 6) . It has to be emphasized that impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL), as a consequence of oral diseases and disorders, may affect various aspects of life in a large number of individuals (7) . Until now, several definitions of HRQoL have been suggested, and there is no universal agreement regarding the

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Validation of the Slovenian version of multiple sclerosis quality of life (MSQOL-54) instrument

years. The gold standard for assessing physical disability in clinical settings has been the Kurtzke’s Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) ( 7 ). However, health has not only the physical component, but is rather a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being ( 8 ). Conventional physical disability scales omit mental and social health dimensions that substantially contribute to the patient’s overall quality of life. Moreover, the difficulties which are perceived important by patients substantially differ from those ones which doctors assess based on

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Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of nasal obstruction symptom evaluation questionnaire in Slovenian language

septum, turbinate hypertrophy, adenoid hypertrophy to mucosal congestion or nasal masses ( 5 ). To evaluate the effectiveness of surgical treatment or change in quality of life (QoL), an instrument called Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) was developed and validated ( 6 ). NOSE questionnaire is not the only QoL instrument used by researchers in rhinology. Some of them are not fulfilling the definition of health-related quality of life instrument (HRQL), as Chronic Sinusitis Survey (CSS) or even Sinonasal Outcome Score 22 (SNOT-22). Some instruments do not

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