Projects / Programmes source: ARIS

Izdelava strokovnih podlag za zbiranje in spremljanje izbranih kazalnikov učinkovitosti Državnega programa obvladovanja raka (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
3.08.00  Medical sciences  Public health (occupational safety)   

Code Science Field
3.03  Medical and Health Sciences  Health sciences 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (16)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  20658  PhD Cvetka Bilban-Jakopin  Medical sciences  Researcher  2010 - 2012  62 
2.  16303  PhD Simona Borštnar  Oncology  Researcher  2010 - 2012  503 
3.  17172  PhD Ibrahim Edhemović  Oncology  Researcher  2010 - 2012  187 
4.  14441  MSc Darja Eržen  Oncology  Researcher  2010 - 2012  82 
5.  32519  PhD Urška Ivanuš  Oncology  Researcher  2010 - 2012  295 
6.  27594  PhD Mateja Krajc  Medical sciences  Researcher  2010 - 2012  383 
7.  15412  Jožica Maučec Zakotnik  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2011 - 2012  355 
8.  29120  PhD Dominika Novak Mlakar  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2011 - 2012  126 
9.  04399  PhD Maja Primic-Žakelj  Oncology  Head  2010 - 2012  834 
10.  23375  PhD Brigita Skela Savič  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2011 - 2012  1,053 
11.  11251  MSc Polonca Truden Dobrin  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2011 - 2012  287 
12.  09764  PhD Marjetka Uršič Vrščaj  Oncology  Researcher  2010 - 2012  322 
13.  21748  PhD Vaneja Velenik  Oncology  Researcher  2010 - 2012  259 
14.  23050  PhD Vesna Zadnik  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2010 - 2012  512 
15.  11747  PhD Branko Zakotnik  Oncology  Researcher  2010 - 2012  425 
16.  12767  PhD Janez Žgajnar  Oncology  Researcher  2010 - 2012  354 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0302  Institute of Oncology Ljubljana  Ljubljana  5055733000  15,793 
2.  2672  FACULTY OF HEALTH CARE JESENICE  Jesenice  2245272  5,466 
Significance for science
National Cancer Control Program (DPOR) follows the principle of equality in access and quality of oncology health care for all Slovenian citizens. The quality of medical treatment of cancer patients should be monitored with measurable, internationally comparable indicators in order to determine whether existing treatment protocols provide the desired effect and whether treatment in clinical environment is in compliance with national cancer treatment guidelines. For this reason the clinical cancer registries will be established within Cancer Registry of the Republic of Slovenia. During the project lifetime the pilot clinical registry for rectal cancer has been established. This experience provides basis for the implementation of other clinical registries within the Cancer Registry. The data that will be routinely collected in clinical cancer registers, will be useful both for monitoring compliance with the current guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients, as well as for epidemiological and clinical studies.
Significance for the country
In accordance with aims of the National Cancer Control Program (DPOR), the project objectives were to develop indicators for monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in Slovenia; to update guidelines for treatment of selected cancers and to propose modifications of the formal education in the field of nursing oncology. Project outcomes will contribute to further improvement of the quality of professional work in the field of oncology and oncology health care organization at the state level. The opportunities for exploitation of project outcomes in Slovenia: (1) Indicators for primary cancer prevention, developed within the project, will enable monitoring of main cancer risk factors prevalence at national level. Indicators cover risk factors regarding lifestyle (smoking, alcohol, nutrition, physical activity, obesity), living and working environment (exposure to dust particles PM10 ) and cancer-related infections (hepatitis B and C, HPV vaccination); (2) Process indicators for cancer screening, developed within the project, will enable monitoring of screening intensity, screening test performance and diagnostic assessment and treatment within national cancer screening programs ZORA, DORA and SVIT. These indicators are complementary to indicators of disease burden, which are already available on the official interactive website of Cancer Registry (SLORA, http://www.slora.si/); (3) Guidelines for treatment of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, sarcoma, cervical cancer and precancerous lesions of the cervix, all updated during the project, will enable the standardised, up-to-date treatment of selected cancers; (4) Clinical registries within the Cancer Registry, which are planned for implementation in the near future, will be based on the experience of the pilot rectal cancer registry, which was developed within the project. This will enable the comparison of treatment compliance to national cancer treatment guidelines. (5) Specialisation of oncology nursing care, which was prepared for accreditation within the project, will equip nurses who work daily with cancer patients with special knowledge and skills that will enable them to provide quality nursing care for their patients, according to patient’s needs and up-to-date recommendations at all levels of oncology nursing care (primary, secondary and tertiary). Long-term goal of the project is to make these indicators available to professionals and lay public, media and decision makers via the interactive website of Cancer Registry (SLORA, http://www.slora.si/). This will allow continuing identification of strengths and weaknesses of the oncology health care system at all levels of cancer prevention; planning and implementation of changes and monitoring the impact of changes within DPOR. Standardised monitoring of cancer prevention activities on the national level, implementation of standardized, modern treatment protocols and quality, modern nursing care of cancer patients will, in the future, enable lowering the incidence and mortality of certain cancers and improve the overall survival of cancer patients.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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