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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

demanding, and students perceive it as a source of significant psychological and emotional distress ( 12 - 20 ). Previous studies have shown that students who chose medical profession because they wish to help people have greater predisposition to the stress over the students driven by professional respect or material benefit ( 21 ). Besides being exposed to academic-related stress, caused by curriculum overload, constant assessments, little time available or variable hour shift for clinical rotations ( 22 ), health professions students also encounter occupational

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Perceived Workplace Stress and Co-Occurrence of Health Problems and Burnout in Different Occupational Groups

; 20: 178-187. 11. Dewa CS, Thompson AH, Jacobs P. Relationships between job stress and worker perceived responsibilities and job characteristics Int J Occup Environ Med 2011; 2: 37-46. 12. Calnan M, Wadsworth E, May M, Smith A, Wainwright D. Job strain, effort - reward imbalance, and stress at work: competing or complementary models? Scand J Public Health 2004; 32: 84-93. 13. Sein MM, Howteerakul N, Suwannapong N, Jirachewee J. Job strain among rubber-glove-factory workers in central Thailand. Industrial Health 2010

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Perceived work ability index of public service employees in relation to ageing and gender: A comparison in three European countries

ability to work is closely related to the possibility to increase quality of work, improve quality of life and well-being among employees, thereby decreasing the likelihood of their early retirement, decreasing absenteeism, as well increasing motivation and productiveness in employees of all ages ( 8 ). The most studied demographic factor regarding WAI was age, and some authors reported a decreased WAI with ageing ( 9 , 10 , 11 ). In the Finish Health 2000 survey, nearly half of young adults perceived their work ability as excellent compared to 8% of 55-64 year

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Exposure to mental load and psychosocial risks in kindergarten teachers

employed at kindergarten schools, we decided to include an analysis of women only. The data was obtained from March to October 2017. Selected socio-demographics characteristics included gender, age, education level achieved and years of experience. Perceived individual-level of occupational stress was assessed by a Meister questionnaire and a modified questionnaire of psychosocial risks. The Meister questionnaire provides mental load evaluation among discrepant occupations. A Slovak version of the questionnaire is validated and approved by the Slovak Ministry of Health

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Factors influencing the rationing of nursing care in Romania

: the swiss extension of the International hospital outcomes study. Int J Qual Health Care. 2008;20(4):227-37. 5. Milczarek M, Schneider E, González ER. OSH in figures: stress at work-facts and figures. Luxembourg, ISBN 978-92-9191-224-7, https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/reports/TE-81-08-478-EN-C_OSH_in_figures_stress_at_work . 6. Dieleman M and Harnmeijer JW. Improving health worker performance: in search of promising practices. WHO Evidence and Information for Policy, Department of Human Resources for Health Geneva

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Work-Related stress factors in nurses at Slovenian hospitals – A cross-sectional study

-004185 9 Lin SH, Liao WC, Chen MY, Fan JY. The impact of shift work on nurses’ job stress, sleep quality and self‐perceived health status. J Nurs Manag. 2014;22:604-12. 10.1111/jonm.12020 Lin SH Liao WC Chen MY Fan JY The impact of shift work on nurses’ job stress, sleep quality and self‐perceived health status J Nurs Manag 2014 22 604 – 12 10.1111/jonm.12020 10 Adriaenssens J, De Gucht V, Maes S. Causes and consequences of occupational stress in emergency nurses, a longitudinal study. J Nurs Manag. 2015;23:346–58. 10.1111/jonm.12138

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Peer support in patients with tipe 2 diabetes

Peer support in patients with tipe 2 diabetes

Introduction: Type 2 diabetes affects people in their productive years and significantly influences their quality of life. Organized peer support provided by specially trained patients or volunteers who have experience with diabetes can be of crucial importance in supporting a patient's endeavours to lead a healthy lifestyle while managing the disease.

Objective: The aim of this research was to establish whether organized peer support exists in diabetes organizations of the Gorenjska region, Slovenia, and how patients feel about the usefulness of and the need for implementing a peer support system.

Methods: The sample included 78 respondents, accounting for 58.6% of all type 2 diabetes cases treated for the first time at the specialist diabetes clinic of the Jesenice General Hospital in 2009. The participants were given a questionnaire in which they indicated the level of agreement with the given statements on a five-point scale. The Cronbach alpha for all 18 statements was 0.71.

Results: Organized peer support is not yet available for members of diabetes organizations in the Gorenjska region. Most respondents do not perceive diabetes as a source of great emotional stress or as a reason for a lower quality of life. Patients receiving insulin therapy (p=.013), and those with chronic complications (p=.037), reported significant deterioration in quality of life. Women were more eager to learn how their peers manage their lives (p=.045), and to obtain information from experienced peers to help and support them (p=.032). A positive correlation was found between the respondents' opinion that diabetes presents a source of high emotional stress and that shearing experience with peers would help them reduce this stress (r=.517, p=.000); that peer experience would help them in everyday, practical situations (r=.306, p=.007); and that peer experience would help them manage their life with diabetes better (r=.447, p=.000).

Discussion: The research results stressed the need for introduction of peer support. We were surprised by the patients' low level of awareness regarding the benefits they could derive from talking to peers. Peer support interventions would bring the desired level of quality to the concept of personalization in diabetes care. Treatment practices for patients with diabetes in Slovenia have shown that organizing a peer support system is considered an option, but has not yet become a standard practice. Peer support can be a powerful source of empowerment and of individualisation of treatment. Its implementation, however, will have to involve the active participation of members of health care teams treating patients with diabetes.

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The differences in selected health-related behaviour indicators among women with different educational attainment in Slovenia / Razlike v izbranih kazalnikih vedenj, povezanih z zdravjem, med različno izobraženimi ženskami v Sloveniji

? Available August 15, 2012 from: http://econpapers. repec.org/paper/izaizadps/dp3399.htm 17. McDonough P, Walters V, Strohschein L. Chronic stress and the social patterning of women›s health in Canada. Soc Sci Med 2002; 54: 767-782. 18. Mandemakers JJ, Monden CWS. Does education buffer the impact of disability on psychological distress? Soc Sci Med 2010; 71: 288-297. 19. Kamin T, Berzelak N, Ule M. The influence of education on differences in depressive symptoms between men and women in Slovenia. Zdrav Var 2012; 51: 33

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Anxiety, Self-Esteem and Coping With Stress in Secondary School Students in Relation to Involvement in Organized Sports / Anksioznost, Samospoštovanje In Spoprijemanje S Stresom Pri Srednješolcih V Povezavi Z Vključenostjo V Organizirano Športno Aktivnost

Psychol 2002; 70: 828-42. 21. Seiffge-Krenke I, Aunola K, Nurmi JE. Changes in stress perception and coping during adolescence: the role of situational and personal factors. Child Dev 2009; 80: 259-79. 22. Lazarus RS, Folkman S. Stress, appraisal, and coping. New York: Springer, 1984. 23. Folkman S, Moskowitz JT. Coping: pitfalls and promise. Annu Rev Psychol 2004; 55: 745-74. 24. Hampel P, Petermann F. Perceived stress, coping, and adjustment in adolescents. J Adolesc Health 2006; 38: 409

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Basic personality traits and coping strategies in relation to health and burnout among members of Slovenian Armed Forces

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