Darija B. Kisic Tepavcevic

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AIMS AND BACKGROUND The objective of this case-control study was to test the existing hypotheses about factors related to the occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma in the population of Belgrade (Serbia). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN The investigation was conducted between 2004 and 2007 and consisted of 45 newly diagnosed, histologically confirmed(More)
OBJECTIVE Sexual dysfunction (SD) is a common but often overlooked symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency, type, and intensity of SD in our patients with MS and to investigate its influence on all the domains of quality of life. METHODS The study population comprised a cohort of 109 patients with MS(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to identify the clinical and demographic factors influencing health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) and to compare HR-QoL measures between various types of focal dystonia (cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, and writer's cramp). METHODS We examined 157 consecutive patients with adult-onset primary focal dystonia, and(More)
The objective of this study was to translate the MSQOL-54 into Serbian, and investigate the validity of the translated and cross-culturally adapted inventory in Serbian MS patients. The questionnaire was validated in 200 consecutive MS patients seen between February and September 2005 at the Institute of Neurology, Clinical center of Serbia, in Belgrade.(More)
The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) worsen over time affecting performance and causing disability. The purpose of this study was to translate the Self-Assessment Disability Scale in patients with Parkinson's disease (SADS-PD) into the Serbian language and assess its validity and reliability. From January to July 2012, 114 consecutive PD patients were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM In recent years mental health of patients including those with chronic liver disease (CLD), has become interesting because its disturbance leads to reduced quality of life, that is associated with worsening of clinical outcome, reduced compliance and increased mortality. The aim of the study was to determinate the frequency and severity of(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate trends in mortality due to different stroke subtypes in the population of Belgrade during the period 1989-2003. PATIENTS AND METHODS Mortality data for stroke were compiled from material of the Municipal Institute of Statistics. Stroke mortality rates were standardized by world standard population. Linear regression coefficient in(More)
The objectives of this study were to translate into Serbian the Health-Related Quality of Life Measure for Children with Epilepsy (CHEQOL-25) and to provide preliminary data on its measurement properties. Translation, cultural adaptation, and pretesting were performed first, followed by evaluation of several reliability aspects of this version administered(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the changes in the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and predictors of change among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) at 3 and 6 years during the follow-up period. A group of 109 consecutive MS patients (McDonald’s criteria) referred to the Clinic of Neurology, Belgrade, were enrolled in the study. At three(More)
The aims of the study were to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among students of University of Belgrade (Serbia) and to identify factors that might have associated with their HRQoL including relationship with depression. Between April and June, 2009, 1624 students were enrolled in the cross-sectional study. HRQoL was assessed by using SF-36(More)