Polona Selič

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INTRODUCTION In 1996 the World Health Organization declared intimate partner violence (IPV) the most important public health problem. Meta-analyses in 2013 showed every third female globally had been a victim of violence. Experts find screening controversial; family medicine is the preferred environment for identifying victims of violence, but barriers on(More)
BACKGROUND Most research on frequent attendance has been cross-sectional and restricted to one year attendance rates. A few longitudinal studies suggest that frequent attendance is self-limiting. Frequent attenders are more likely to have social and psychiatric problems, medically unexplained physical symptoms, chronic somatic diseases (especially diabetes)(More)
INTRODUCTION Self-reported scales, such as the Jefferson Scale of Empathy - Student version (JSE-S), had been recognised to measure the empathic disposition rather than behavioural expression. This study aimed to re-validate the JSE-S and its factor structure prior further research on empathy in medical students. METHODS A convenience sampling method was(More)
POJMI sporazumevanje – besedno, nebesedno komunikacijsko polje izhodišča za podporno komuniciranje v družinski medicini čustva v odnosu med zdravnikom in bolnikom SPORAZUMEVANJE več kot samo besedni vidik srečanja med zdravnikom in bolnikom medosebna izmenjava (interakcija) poteka na treh ravneh: besedni (besedna izmenjava) nebesedni (vedenjski) in(More)
AIM To estimate the prevalence of exposure to domestic violence in primary care patients in Slovenia and determine the associated factors. METHODS In a systematic cross-sectional survey, 70 physicians from 70 family medicine practices from urban and rural settings conducted interviews with every fifth patient from January 15 to February 15, 2010. (More)
Aim To estimate the prevalence of exposure to domestic violence in primary care patients in Slovenia and determine the associated factors. Methods In a systematic cross-sectional survey, 70 physicians from 70 family medicine practices from urban and rural settings conducted interviews with every fifth patient Results Of 2075 patients (98.8% response rate),(More)
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