Ivan Vasilj

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War in Bosnia and Herzegovina lasted from 1991 to 1995 and resulted in profound consequences marked by the large number of victims, increase in the diseases and disorders prevalence, that were not common before it occurred. The effects it had on health status of the entire population was reflected through many negative demographic trends, increasing(More)
BACKGROUND A cross-sectional study in the Primary Care Medical Centre Mostar and Regional Medical Center "Safet Mujić" was conducted. Family physicians randomly surveyed, examined, and analyzed laboratory tests from 300 subjects divided into three age groups from 20-39, 40-54 and 55-65 years, totally 100 subjects. Data for age, sex, smoking status, alcohol(More)
INTRODUCTION Persons serving a prison sentence are identified as a population exposed to a higher risk of HIV/STIs due to a high incidence of risk behaviour, especially intravenous drug misuse. To show results of research on prevalence of HIV/STIs in relation to spread of risk behaviour and other risk factors. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Cross-sectional study on(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the situation and the development of Croatian Defense Council medical corps during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The paper provides an overview and describes the main events that lead to development of the medical care in the wartime conditions, with special emphasis on the public health system in(More)
BACKGROUND Young people and nursing students are prone to stress and psychological consequences of it. The aim of the current study was to assess the associations between psychopathology and religiosity in the group of nursing university students. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study included 100 nursing students of the Faculty of Health Studies in Mostar. The(More)
SUMMARY – Since war activities, the previously mixed population of Mostar, Bosnia and Her-zegovina, live in segregated parts of the town based on ethnicity. Th e aim of this study was to examine diff erences in health risks and health status between populations of the two parts of the town. Health status of 300 randomly selected primary care patients was(More)
Approximately 94.000 persons were killed or disappeared and about 1.8 million people were forced to flee from their homes during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from April 1992 to December 1995. The Dayton Peace Agreement, signed on November 21, 1995, ended the war. Life and health conditions of the population in B&H characterized with severe disorders(More)
AIM To determine the rural-urban differences in primary care practice, hospital inpatient care and total services. METHODS This cross-sectional study used data from Zenica-Doboj Canton in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH). The overall sample size for the study was 1,995. Individual interviews were conducted in one randomly selected day of the(More)
BACKGROUND Although the connection between body and soul is written in the Bible, research papers haven't given much attention to it until the past few decades. Recently, both here and abroad, there have been more studies that investigate the prevalence of various somatic disorders in psychiatric patients, including metabolic syndrome. OBJECTIVE The(More)