HIV-POSITIVE AND HIV-NEGATIVE FEMALES WITH OPIOID DEPENDENCE: PSYCHOSOCIAL AND CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Edvard Stanko, Sergey Igumnov Abstract Abstract. The objective of the study was to explore clinical, psychological and social characteristics of female injectable opioid users (FIOUs) with different HIV status living in Republic of Belarus. Materials and methods. A cohort of 217 FIOUs were examined (104 HIV-positive and 113 HIV-negative patients. To assess patient social functioning,…

THE EFFECT OF THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES WITH DOLPHINS FOR BALANCE, GAIT AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS AFTER HEMORRHAGIC STROKE: CASE ANALYSIS

Evelina Rimkutė, Brigita Kreivinienė, Daiva Mockevičienė, Eglė Radzevičienė, Žilvinas Kleiva, Sonata Mačiulskytė Abstract The aim of this research was to assess the effect of dolphin assisted specialized aquatic program applied in rehabilitation of psychomotor functions of persons after hemorrhagic stroke. The research was carried out in 2018 in Lithuania. Two persons with diagnosed hemorrhagic stroke have…

IMPACT OF PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS ON NURSES‘ SELF-SATISFACTION

Viljaras Reigas, Danguolė Drungilienė, Geriuldas Žiliukas Abstract The aim of the research is to evaluate the impactof psychosocial factors on nurses‘ self-satisfaction.The research was completed in 2016 in stationarypersonal healthcare institutions. The research methodwas survey. The questionnaire includes two otherquestionnaires PSO-100 and WHS. 1182 peopleparticipated in this research. The highest level ofself-dissatisfaction among nurses was…

Quality Of Life Of Families, Raising Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Laimutė Samsonienė, Michail Bencion Malkin, Jonas Kairys, Algirdas Juozulynas Abstract The aim of this study is to reveal problematic factors of family quality of life between parents raising preschool and school-age children with autism spectrum disorder. The study involved 100 parents of preschool and school age children with autism spectrum disorder. Coherent research strategy was…

Influence Of Mothers’ Socioeconomic Status To Their Knowledge Of Children Oral Health In Kaunas And Alytus Cities

Audra Janovskienė, Erika Navickaitė, Vilija Andruškevičienė, Jūratė Zūbienė, Kristina Saldūnaitė, Ingrida Vasiliauskienė Abstract Objectives. The aim of this study was to investigate how much knowledge about children’s oral health have mothers with different socioeconomic status and then to compare knowledge levels of mothers of two different Lithuanian cities (Kaunas and Alytus). Methods. We’ve surveyed mothers…

Postoperative Pain Control Methods Influence To Early Knee Function, Chronic Pain And Quality Of Life After A Total Knee Arthroplasty

Janis Zinkus, Dalia Urbanaitė, Arūnas Gelmanas, Ramūnas Tamošiūnas, Arūnas Vertelis, Andrius Macas Abstract Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most frequently performed major orthopaedic operations causing postoperative pain, which may influence quality of life. Therefore controlling the pain after these operations is a real challenge to medical staff in the whole world. Generally,…

Problems Of Medication Adherence, And Their Impact On The Quality Of Life In Patients With Chronic Systolic Heart Failure

Raimondas Kubilius, Ieva Česnavičiūtė, Laura Pereckaitė, Algirdas Rudys Abstract Objective. To determine the problems of medication adherence, and their impact on the quality and fullness of life in patients with chronic systolic heart failure. Materials and methods. Our research was executed in the Clinic of Cardiology at Kaunas Clinics of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.…

Correlations Between Variables of Subjective and Objective Quality of Life of Persons with Mental Impairments

Valentinas Mačiulis, Alma Buginytė, Fausta Mickienė Abstract Aim of the work: to reveal the association between the objectivequality of life and its subjective estimation by patients with mentaldisorders according to some indicators of quality of life specificto mental disorder.The first part of the work reviews the main disorders and theirpsychological and social consequences, the definition…

Analysis of the Patients Hospitalised with Psoriazic Arthritis in Vuh Santariskiu Clinics Centre of Dermatoveneorology 2013

Dalia Pacevičiūtė, Vaitiekus Julius Lavinskas, Tatjana Orlovskytė, Jonas Lauraitis, Matilda Bylaitė Bučinskienė Abstract Psoriatic arthropaty – chronic, autoimmunive, progressing and30% of all cases deformating joints severe psoriasis illness, thatcauses disability.The aim of the research: To analyse the patients with psoriaticarthritis who were hospitalised in Vilnius University SantariskiuClinics Centre of Dermatoveneorology during the year of 2013.Methodology:…