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Predictors of Patients’ Satisfaction with Health Care Services in Three Balkan Countries (Macedonia, Bulgaria and Serbia): a Cross Country Survey

Vladimir Lazarevik, Blasko Kasapinov Abstract Background: Patients' satisfaction with provided healthcare services is one of the factors to measure the overall quality of the delivered health care. Main objective of our study was to determine the common predictors associated with patients and lsquo;satisfaction in three Balkan countries. Methods: We conducted web based survey among population [...]

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Early Prenatal Diagnosis of Thoracopagus Twins by Ultrasound

Mahmoud Alkhateeb, Mahmoud Mashaqbeh, Sami Magableh, Rafiq Hadad, Quteiba Nseer, Abdelkhaleg Alshboul Abstract Introduction: Conjoined twins are identical twins joined in utero. It's a rare phenomenon and present a unique challenge to obstetricians and pediatric surgeons. Conjoined twins are complex complication of monozygotic twinning, which is associated with high perinatal mortality. Case report: At our [...]

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Work-related Mental Consequences: Implications of Burnout on Mental Health Status Among Health Care Providers

Ioanna V. Papathanasiou Abstract Introduction: Burnout can create problems in every aspect of individual's' human life. It may have an adverse effect on interpersonal and family relations and can lead to a general negative attitude towards life. Aim: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether burnout is associated with the mental health status [...]

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The Relationship Between Perceived Stress and Computer Technology Attitude: an Application on Health Sciences Students

Pakize Ozyurek, Nuray Oztasan, Ibrahim Kilic Abstract Introduction: The aim of this study is to define attitudes of students in health sciences towards perceived personal stress and computer technologies, and to present the relationship between stress and computer technology attitudes. Methods: In this scope, this study has a descriptive nature and thus a questionnaire has [...]

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The Effect of Applying Podcast Multimedia Teaching System on Motivational Achievement and Learning Among the Boy Students

Ali Yazdanpanah Nozari, Hasan Siamian Abstract Background: Traditional education classes are no more effective because they are tied to a particular place and time. Podcast complete the defection of other educational resources. In this study we aimed to address whether utilizing podcast multimedia training system has an effect on the motivational achievement and students learning [...]

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Minimum Data Set for Cystic Fibrosis Registry: a Case Study in Iran

Leila R Kalankesh,, Saeed Dastgiri,, Mandana Rafeey,, Narmin Rasouli, Leila Vahedi Abstract Background: over the last 25 years several national registries of CF have been set up. Such systems can be very useful in providing an integrated resource for improving patient care and conducting research on the disease. Minimum Data Set is a common set [...]

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An Assessment of Sexual Dimorphism in Relation to Facial Asymmetry in Esthetically Pleasing Faces

Yagnesh Rajpara, Tarulatha R. Shyagali Abstract Objective: The aim of the study is to detect gender-wise difference in the skeletal asymmetry in the esthetically pleasing faces. Materials and methods: a cross sectional study was conducted on 25 females and 25 males of age 18 -25 years using the posterior-anterior cephalograms. The selected part of grummon's [...]

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Meta-analysis as Statistical and Analytical Method of Journal’s Content Scientific Evaluation

Izet Masic, Edin Begic Abstract Introduction: A meta-analysis is a statistical and analytical method which combines and synthesizes different independent studies and integrates their results into one common result. Goal: Analysis of the journals and ldquo;Medical Archives and rdquo;, and ldquo;Materia Socio Medica and rdquo; and and ldquo;Acta Informatica Medica and rdquo;, which are located [...]

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Physiological Cost Index and Comfort Walking Speed in Two Level Lower Limb Amputees Having No Vascular Disease

Teuta Osmani Vllasolli, Nikola Orovcanec, Beti Zafirova, Blerim Krasniqi, Ardiana Murtezani, Valbona Krasniqi, Bukurije Rama Abstract Background: The Physiological Cost Index (PCI) was introduced by MacGregor to estimate the energy cost in walking of healthy people, also it has been reported for persons with lower limb amputation, walking with prosthesis. Objective: To assess energy cost [...]

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