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Research In The Field Of Public Health

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Research activity

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

Code Science Field
B000  Biomedical sciences   

Code Science Field
3.03  Medical and Health Sciences  Health sciences 
Keywords
public health, family medicine, prevention, rehabilitation, infectious diseases, mental health, health care, epidemiology, vaccination
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (23)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  13919  PhD Tit Albreht  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2015 - 2018  526 
2.  14962  PhD Helena Burger  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2015 - 2018  874 
3.  18329  PhD Josip Car  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2015 - 2018  244 
4.  30713  PhD Jerneja Farkaš-Lainščak  Medical sciences  Researcher  2015 - 2018  411 
5.  10684  PhD Nika Goljar  Neurobiology  Researcher  2015 - 2016  343 
6.  20462  PhD Marta Grgič Vitek  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2018  426 
7.  19176  PhD Helena Jeriček Klanšček  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2015 - 2018  404 
8.  18330  PhD Janko Kersnik  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2015  953 
9.  07782  PhD Irena Klavs  Medical sciences  Researcher  2015 - 2018  535 
10.  32520  PhD Zalika Klemenc Ketiš  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2015 - 2018  781 
11.  03194  PhD Alenka Kraigher  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2015 - 2018  1,252 
12.  33164  PhD Irena Makivić  Public health (occupational safety)  Junior researcher  2015 - 2016  82 
13.  39262  PhD Špela Miroševič  Public health (occupational safety)  Junior researcher  2016 - 2018  52 
14.  36478  PhD Daniel Omersa  Cardiovascular system  Junior researcher  2015 - 2017  42 
15.  24488  PhD Janez Rifel  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2016 - 2018  219 
16.  22821  PhD Saška Roškar  Psychiatry  Researcher  2015 - 2018  364 
17.  18328  PhD Danica Rotar Pavlič  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2018  1,129 
18.  10937  PhD Polona Selič - Zupančič  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2015 - 2018  468 
19.  32087  PhD Mojca Serdt  Public health (occupational safety)  Junior researcher  2015 - 2016  35 
20.  11329  PhD Maja Sočan  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2015 - 2018  620 
21.  11867  PhD Igor Švab  Public health (occupational safety)  Head  2015 - 2018  1,070 
22.  30503  PhD Veronika Učakar  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2018  344 
23.  12017  PhD Maruška Vidovič  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2015 - 2018  161 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0309  University Rehabilitation Institute, Republic of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5053919000  5,806 
2.  0381  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine  Ljubljana  1627066  48,743 
3.  3333  National Institut of Public Health  Ljubljana  6462642  18,753 
Abstract
The programme wil encompass the areas of family medicine, infectious diseases, mental health, health care and rehabilitation.   In the field of family medicine we will focus on management of chronic diseases, abuse of psychoactive substances, multimorbidity, polypragmasy, mental disorders, especially depression. We will study doctor-patient communication and relational skills, modern information technology, the role of FM in the national and international environment, particularly in South-Eastern Europe and in rural areas, the impact of urbanization, increased mobility of the population, marginalized groups, cultural differences, adaptation of prevention activities and detection of different events, such as social and health exclusion, violence that may contribute to poorer health status and health inherent to the quality of life as well education in FM. In the field of infectious diseases, the development of algorithms, doctrines and policies for preventing and control of infectious diseases will be studied, as well as evaluation of the effectiveness of programs. We will improve knowledge-based preventive and promotional activities and targeted communication. We will focus also on vaccine preventable diseases, acute respiratory infections, sexually transmitted infections, including HIV infections and nosocomial infections, zoonosis, vector borne diseases, emerging diseases, and others. Determinants of communicable diseases vary and include biotic, abiotic and socio-economic factors. The objectives of the program are to improve its understanding, to  assess public health threats and disseminate information, knowledge and skills through the use of modern communication tools.   Mental health area will focus on indicators of mental health in order to determine the prevalence of most prevailing mental health problems: depression, anxiety, stress, suicidal behaviour. Results will be interpreted in the light of latest socio economic changes in the society and latest approaches and theories in the field of public mental health. Programme of health care will focus on the research of the elements of the structure and use of the health care system. We will carry out detailed analysis and projections of the population coverage with health professionals, above all medical doctors and registered nurses. We will also explore and test newer methods for their planning. Apart from that we will research the characteristics of hospital and outpatient treatments in an innovative way applying new methodologies.   The research in the field of rehabilitation will give us better understanding and knowledge about functioning of persons with different disabilities, benefits of different rehabilitation methods, telerehabilitation and assistive technology. Better evidence can lead to better healthcare practice and will be the basis for proposing and facilitating the transition from the existing health system to a more advanced form.
Significance for science
The effects on science will be seen in different areas   FAMILY MEDICINE Research in the field of family medicine can significantly contribute to the development of science in the areas under study. These are mainly applied aspects of clinical research (a way to translate clinical findings into practice), qualitative research and epidemiological studies that demonstrate the use of health services and its cost-effectiveness in the health care system.   COMMUNICABLE DISEASES The programme will provide the basis for the creation of original approaches in the field of communicable diseases to the population, target groups and professionals in Slovenia and for the development of communication tools.   MENTAL HEALTH The gathered data will enable us insight into different risk and protective factors for mental health, their interaction, trends, possibility of detecting groups at risk in Slovenia and most prevailing mental health problems in Slovenia. All this in turn will lead and enable the development of new hypothesis about the interaction between certain indicators of mental health and certain groups of population. Furthermore the newly acquired knowledge will enable long time follow up of indicators of mental health.   HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Health services, health care and health system research are insufficiently developed branches of health research. With the support to research efforts in these fields we want to pursue three objectives: obtain new knowledge and findings on the explored determinants and phenomena, reinforce the research capacity in the field and promote the position of the research field through the dissemination of the research findings and results.   REHABILITATION ANG Results of the research will give us better understanding and knowledge about functioning of persons with different disabilities, benefits of different rehabilitation methods, telerehabilitation and assistive technology. Better evidence can lead to better healthcare practice, the ability to provide quantitative mobility analysis in the community can lead to improved outcomes for people with disabilities. The results will be the basis for proposing and facilitating the transition from the existing health system to a more advanced form that would support modern technologies in order to better meet the needs of an aging population and improved quality of life, while decreasing healthcare costs.
Significance for the country
The importance of public health research is big because of the nature of the discipline.   FAMILY MEDICINE   Family medicine is the core of the primary health care services, which allows direct access to all residents irrespective of the nature of their problems. With appropriate preventive activities, early detection of the diseases, primary health care approach, the management of chronic patients and palliative care and home care, timely involvement of other professionals and other levels of health care represent the most efficient and most rational form of organization of the health care system. With the introduction of model family practices this concept is fully operational in practice. We will study work in rural practices. Communication with patients represents an irreplaceable source of information. Usually takes place in live (in the practices, home visits, on duty, etc.), and occasionally by phone. Quality communication brings greater trust, which is associated with potentially lower costs - fewer unnecessary referrals and diagnostic tests, patients would otherwise require better cooperation in the treatment process, the more likely the implementation of preventive measures. Physical and psychological effects of violence, as well as the negative impact on general health, causing more frequent entry of individuals involved in the health care system, and therefore characterized by greater use and the burden of health care services. Unnecessary investigations and hipermedicalization are among the possible consequences of unidentified victims of domestic violence. Improving the quality of care, content and delivery of education in the field of FM on the basis of the results of the studies will enable the development of better quality of l care in the field of family medicine.   INFECTIOUS DISEASES  The research project has direct influence on all stakeholders involved in public health protection from public health institutions to private physicians and other health institutions on the primary, secondary and tertiary level. The project also has potential influence on the Slovenian infrastructure including drinking water and food supply and also on pharmaceutical industry. Project can also have direct influence on groups working in other public health areas and on preventive medicine and public health promotion campaigns.   MENTAL HEALTH Research of mental health is the key factor for planning the prevention of mental health disorder and mental health promotion. Furthermore, mental health research is the key to a successful social welfare. Only after a baseline assessment of major mental health problems it is possible to effectively and timely react in order to reduce the financial and other burden that is caused to the community, society and the state by the mental health disorders.   HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH The programme is important and relevant because of the development and use of methodologies for the planning of health care capacity in Slovenia and for the assessment of its performance and quality.   REHABILITATION MEDICINE The results from this research will be relevant to both the healthcare, payers of healthcare and communication industries. From a healthcare perspective, the outcomes could result in a practice-changing technology and methods for using real-world mobility information for clinical decision-making, development of telerehabilitation programs led and supervised by higly experienced tertiary team of experts. Rehabilitation programs will be longer and more patients may have access to them. The final result will be greater independence and better quality of life of included patients.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2015, 2016, 2017, final report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2015, 2016, 2017, final report
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