47 Life Quality Associated With Health Of General Practitioners - Family Physicians In South-Eastern Europe

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Mirjana Lapcevic - Health Centre Vozdovac
Snezana Jankovic - Health Cente Obrenovac
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Oral Communication
Introduction. An insight into the life-quality associated with health has provided information on to what extent activities and everyday life are restricted when health is deteriorated.
Aim and method. The purpose of the paper was to analyse the impact of health on LQ of general practitioners-family physicians of the South-eastern Europe and compare it LQ of controls, the subjects of the same educational background, geographical area, sex and age, but different working activities, HERQUL study. The study was performed in Serbia, Republic of Srpska, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bulgaria during February-September 2004. Study instrument is standardized generic SF-36 questionnaire. We used descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results. The study included 337 male and 804 female doctors and the same number of controls. The deteriorated physical health affected LQ of controls, but more significantly of physicians. The deteriorated mental health affected LQ both of physicians and controls regardless of age and sex. The worse LQ of physicians due to lowered vitality was reported in all member countries, excluding subjects from Montenegro. A better LQ and social functioning was recorded in males regardless of profession. The deteriorated physical and mental health particularly affected LQ and social functioning of physicians aged 55-59, and in controls this applied to older than 60, regardless of sex. Even with deteriorated emotional health, LQ of controls was better than of physicians, regardless of sex.
Conclusion. The deteriorated physical and mental health particularly affected LQ of physicians and controls, but significantly more so of physicians, but only in certain age groups depending on sex.
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LIFE QUALITY ASSOCIATED WITH HEALTH OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS - FAMILY PHYSICIANS IN SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE