925 Ngo's Medical Activities As Support Strength In Developing Family Practice In Serbia

Author(s): 
O Cirkovic 1, S Radic 2, D Nikolic 2, N Gagic 2
1 NGO
2 Primary Health Care Centre
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Aims: This study was designed to investigate qualities of medical activities in NGO “Open for Neighbours”, Belgrade, user’s contentment and all possibilities that developing family practice in governmental institutions could be support by named activities.
Design: We examined user’s socio-demographic, lifestyle, qualities of existing medical activities in named NGO (six main activities: health control, escort program, home visits, biofeedback, health education, tai-chi-chuan.), user’s contentment with this activities, but also their satisfaction with existing standards and services in primary health care centres. In order to monitor all those facts, especially within subgroups (according to activities users took part in and sort of services), it was necessary to study not as large population (215 females and 80 males), but for a long period (from January 1999 until June 2002).
Methods: For this study we created questionnaires with same or very similar questions depending on sort of activities.
Results: Examined population was 60 years and older, divided into four groups. Interesting facts is rejection mail population to filled up questionnaires about qualities of life, during 100% of female population show great interest to did same. 82,3% of both sexes were very pleased with existing activities in NGO. 58,8% visited physicians in the primary health care centres before they met us. Using NGO services that number decreased (35,3%).
Conclusions:
According to getting results we concluded that developing family practice in Serbia should make all possible ways for cooperation with local NGO’s organized to help and support native population and should count on named support.
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NGO'S MEDICAL ACTIVITIES AS SUPPORT STRENGTH IN DEVELOPING FAMILY PRACTICE IN SERBIA