Counseling on cardiovascular behavioral risk factors within the healthcare system: the CroHort study.

Crnica, Vanja and Bolić, Bojana and Džakula, Aleksandar and Vitale, Ksenija and Pjevač, Neda (2012) Counseling on cardiovascular behavioral risk factors within the healthcare system: the CroHort study. Collegium Antropologicum, 36 (S1). pp. 251-5. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

Eliminating four behavioral risk factors (tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and harmful use of alcohol) could contribute to a decrease of up to 80% in burden of non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. Primary healthcare providers have a unique position within the healthcare system, which allows them to actively contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular behavioral risk factors (CVBRFs) by providing individual counseling. The aim of this article is to show the change in frequency and the effects of counseling on CVBRFs by healthcare providers between two periods: up until 2003 and between 2003 and 2008. Results, obtained within the CroHort study, show a low frequency and undesired effects of counseling within the healthcare system in both studied periods. This points to a lack of consistency with which the healthcare system tackles prevention of behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.

Abstract in Croatian

SAVJETOVANJE O BIHEVIORALNIM KARDIOVASKULARNIM RIZICIMA UNUTAR SUSTAVA ZDRAVSTVA ----- Breme nezaraznih bolesti, uključujući i kardiovaskularne bolesti, moglo bi se za do 80% smanjiti eliminacijom četiriju zajedničkih bihevioralnih čimbenika rizičnih za njihov razvoj (uporaba duhana, tjelesna neaktivnost, nezdrava prehrana i štetna uporaba alkohola). Pružatelji primarne zdravstvene zaštite u jedinstvenom su položaju unutar sustava zdravstva koji im omogućuje da smanjenju razvoja kardiovaskularnih bolesti aktivno doprinose pružajući individulano savjetovanje. Cilj je ovog istraživanja pokazati promjenu u učestalosti i djelotvornosti savjetovanja između dva razdoblja: razdoblju do 2003. te razdoblju između 2003. i 2008. Dobiveni rezultati unutar CroHort studije pokazuju da je učestalost savjetovanja niska, a ishodi savjetovanja nepoželjni. Ovime se ukazuje na nedostatak dosljednosti u preventivnom djelovanju unutar sustava zdravstva.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Cardiovascular Diseases/epidemiology ; Cohort Studies ; Croatia/epidemiology ; Delivery of Health Care/organization & administration ; Humans ; Risk Factors
Departments: Katedra za socijalnu medicinu i organizaciju zdravstvene zaštite
Katedra za zdravstvenu ekologiju i medicinu rada
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
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Crnica, VanjaUNSPECIFIED
Bolić, BojanaUNSPECIFIED
Džakula, AleksandarUNSPECIFIED
Vitale, KsenijaUNSPECIFIED
Pjevač, NedaUNSPECIFIED
Date: January 2012
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 09:34
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 09:34
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URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/1553

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