Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in rural area of Croatia.

Džakula, Aleksandar and Keranović, Adis and Crnica, Vanja and Majer, Marjeta and Janev Holcer, Nataša and Sović, Slavica and Bolić, Bojana and Domokuš, Nikolina Antonia and Dražić, Ivanka and Vugrinčić, Marija and Zibar, Davor and Blažević, Nikola and Friščić, Tea and Korać, Tea and Bander, Ilda and Vuletić, Silvije (2012) Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in rural area of Croatia. Collegium Antropologicum, 36 (S1). pp. 245-9. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

Rural areas, where 47.6% of the Croatian population lives are not generally the focus of research; yet there are challenges which affect the rural population that often go unreported. These communities often exhibit disadvantages in many areas of health. The aim of this study is to examine the specific health needs and related determinants of rural populations influenced by transition that were affected by the consequences of war. The focus of the research is rural lifestyle, behaviour and cardiovascular risk factors in three villages of Sisacko-moslavacka County. Results show that participants generally understand that their own lifestyles influence their health, but they often neglect to change their behaviour to improve their health. This can be explained through complex socio-economic conditions and traditional values of their heritage. These results suggest a need for further research on health status, attitude, and behaviour of Croatia's rural population. Specific public health intervention and services for rural populations must be promoted.

Abstract in Croatian

RIZIČNI ČIMBENICI ZA NASTANAK KARDIOVASKULARNIH BOLESTI U RURALNIM PODRUČJIMA U HRVATSKOJ ----- Ruralna područja u kojima živi 47,6% hrvatske populacije ostala su izvan istraživačkog fokusa i prepoznavanja promjena karakterističnih za ruralno stanovništvo. U ruralnim zajednicama utvrđeno je lošije zdravstveno stanje u više dimenzija. Cilj je ovog istraživanja utvrditi specifične zdravstvene potrebe i pripadajuće čimbenike koji odražavaju utjecaj rata, posljedica rata i tranzicije na ruralno stanovništvo. Fokus istraživanja usmjeren je na ruralni stil života, pona- šanje i kardiovaskularne rizične čimbenike u tri sela Sisačko-moslavačke županije. Rezultati pokazuju da ispitanici razumiju da njihov životni stil utječe na njihovo zdravlje, ali ne prihvaćaju promjenu vlastitog ponašanja, što se može objasniti složenim socio-ekonomskim okolnostima i tradicijskim vrijednostima vezanim uz njihovo nasljeđe. Rezultati ukazuju na potrebu da se dalje specifično istražuje zdravstveno stanje, stavovi i ponašanje ruralne populacije u Hrvatskoj. Potrebno je razviti specifične javnozdravstvene intervencije i skrb za ruralno stanovništvo.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Cardiovascular Diseases/epidemiology ; Croatia/epidemiology ; Female ; Health Services Needs and Demand ; Humans ; Male ; Risk Factors ; Rural Population
Departments: Katedra za medicinsku statistiku, epidemiologiju i medicinsku informatiku
Katedra za socijalnu medicinu i organizaciju zdravstvene zaštite
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
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Džakula, AleksandarUNSPECIFIED
Keranović, AdisUNSPECIFIED
Crnica, VanjaUNSPECIFIED
Majer, MarjetaUNSPECIFIED
Janev Holcer, NatašaUNSPECIFIED
Sović, SlavicaUNSPECIFIED
Bolić, BojanaUNSPECIFIED
Domokuš, Nikolina AntoniaUNSPECIFIED
Dražić, IvankaUNSPECIFIED
Vugrinčić, MarijaUNSPECIFIED
Zibar, DavorUNSPECIFIED
Blažević, NikolaUNSPECIFIED
Friščić, TeaUNSPECIFIED
Korać, TeaUNSPECIFIED
Bander, IldaUNSPECIFIED
Vuletić, SilvijeUNSPECIFIED
Date: January 2012
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 09:13
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 09:13
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URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/1551

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