INJURIES AT SCHOOL IN CHILDREN AGED 10 TO 14 YEARS: THE CHARACTERISTICS AND POSSIBILITIES FOR PREVENTION

Birutė Strukčinskienė Abstract Summary Every year in 27 EU countries from injury die approximately 250,000 inhabitants. About 1/5 of child injury occur in the school environment. Children spend the biggest part of their time in the school. It is of great importance to provide safe and healthy school environment. The task of this study was…

Lithuanian CITIZEN‘S knowledge of and confidence in the mandatory health insurance system

Kęstutis Miškinis Abstract Summary When Lithuania regained independence, the old integrated model of state-funded health care financing was replaced by the mandatory system of health insurance. The aim of this study was to investigate knowledge of and confidence in the national mandatory health insurance system and to measure significant changes in a one year period…

NUTRITION IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN IN WESTERN LITHUANIA: CASE IN SILUTE

Birutė Strukčinskienė Abstract Summary The survey on nutrition in preschool children was accomplished in Western Lithuania, in Silute district. In the survey participated 372 schoolchildren aged 4 and 6 years. Chi-square test was used and the significance level p ≤0.05 was considered statistically significant. The study revealed that everyday takes breakfast 91.6 % children aged…

Health risk factors and health self assessment of population in western Lithuania

Artūras Razbadauskas Abstract Summary The aim of the study was to analyze the health risk factors and to assess the respondents’ health in Western Lithuania. The survey on the health risk factors and the respondents’ attitude to their own health was conducted. The scientists of the Health Sciences Faculty of Klaipeda University, using questionnaire from…

THE SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION OF ONCOLOGICAL PATIENTS‘ WORKING CAPACITY, WELL-TIMED TREATMENT AND SERVICES

Rasa Dagienė Abstract Summary Cancer is the second largest chronical non infectious illness leading to morbidity  and mortality. The well-timed diagnose makes it very important to apply specific cancer treatment. Methods like operational, radiotherapy and chemoteraphy are mostly applicable. At early stages of cancer treatment,  radical operation or radical radiotherapy is performed. Later stages of…

MODERN EXTERNAL RADIATION THERAPY FOR CANCER TREATMENT IN WESTERN PART OF LITHUANIA A STUDY OF LOCAL RADIATION THERAPY SERVICES ACCESSIBILITY AND SATISFACTION

Aista Plieskienė Abstract Radiotherapy is the most applicable method in the treatment of cancer patients. Rapid advances in radiotherapy and imaging techniques allow improvement in definition of target margins, volumes, and organs at risk. Over the last decade many radiation therapy institutions in Lithuania have integrated 3D conformal radiation therapy protocols into the spectrum of…

DISEASE OUTCOMES AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH HISTORY OF PULMONARY EMBOLISM

Birutė Pundziūtė Abstract Summary Pulmonary embolism (PE) –a one time or recurrent sudden occlusion of pulmonary artery (PA) and its branches with thrombi, which distorts bloodstream in pulmonary parenchyma of the and is usually imported from the deep leg or pelvic veins.  Traditionally PE has been considered to be an acute disease, the long-term natural…

Sveikatos priežiūros reformos: teoriniai požiūriai ir praktiniai aspektai

Vinsas Janušonis Abstract Sveikatos priežiūros reforma – tai darnus sveikatos priežiūros politikos ir institucijų  pokyčių procesas, diriguojamas vyriausybės, nukreiptas sveikatos sektoriaus veiklai ir gyventojų sveikatos būklei gerinti. Darbo tikslas – išanalizuoti  ir atskleisti sveikatos priežiūros reformų įvairiose šalyse teorinius ir praktinius aspektus bei jų kokybinę problematiką. Tyrimo metodika – mokslinės literatūros analizė ir sintezė, metaanalizė,…