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Original scientific paper

Prevalence of Mental and Social Disorders in Adults Attending Primary Care Centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Teresa Broers
Geoffrey Hodgetts
Olivera Batić-Mujanović
Verica Petrović
Melida Hasanagić
Marshall Godwin

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APA 6th Edition
Broers, T., Hodgetts, G., Batić-Mujanović, O., Petrović, V., Hasanagić, M. & Godwin, M. (2006). Prevalence of Mental and Social Disorders in Adults Attending Primary Care Centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croatian medical journal, 47 (3), 478-484. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/4185
MLA 8th Edition
Broers, Teresa, et al. "Prevalence of Mental and Social Disorders in Adults Attending Primary Care Centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina." Croatian medical journal, vol. 47, no. 3, 2006, pp. 478-484. https://hrcak.srce.hr/4185. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Broers, Teresa, Geoffrey Hodgetts, Olivera Batić-Mujanović, Verica Petrović, Melida Hasanagić and Marshall Godwin. "Prevalence of Mental and Social Disorders in Adults Attending Primary Care Centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina." Croatian medical journal 47, no. 3 (2006): 478-484. https://hrcak.srce.hr/4185
Harvard
Broers, T., et al. (2006). 'Prevalence of Mental and Social Disorders in Adults Attending Primary Care Centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina', Croatian medical journal, 47(3), pp. 478-484. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/4185 (Accessed 01 April 2020)
Vancouver
Broers T, Hodgetts G, Batić-Mujanović O, Petrović V, Hasanagić M, Godwin M. Prevalence of Mental and Social Disorders in Adults Attending Primary Care Centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croat Med J. [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2020 April 01];47(3):478-484. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/4185
IEEE
T. Broers, G. Hodgetts, O. Batić-Mujanović, V. Petrović, M. Hasanagić and M. Godwin, "Prevalence of Mental and Social Disorders in Adults Attending Primary Care Centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina", Croatian medical journal, vol.47, no. 3, pp. 478-484, 2006. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/4185. [Accessed: 01 April 2020]

Abstracts
Aim: To determine the prevalence of mental and social disorders in adults who attend primary care health centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Methods: Sixty-nine family physicians from the Primary Care Research Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina each invited 20 randomly selected patients from their practices to complete the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ), which consists of 26-58 questions about symptoms and signs of depression, anxiety, somatization disorder, eating disorders, and alcoholism. A total of 1574 patients were invited to participate in the study. Physicians reviewed the PHQ and calculated the final score, which determined a provisional diagnosis. Definitive diagnosis was determined by further questioning and clinical knowledge of the patient. Data collection was performed between November 2003 and January 2004. Lists of non-participants were maintained by the physicians.
Results: The response rate was 82%. Of 1285 respondents, 61% were women. At least one type of mental or social disorder was found in 26% of the respondents, and 12% had more than one disorder. Somatization disorder, major depression syndrome, and panic syndrome were experienced by 16%, 10%, and 14% of respondents, respectively, while 5% or less were suffering from eating disorders or alcohol abuse. More women than men had somatization disorder, panic syndrome, and binge eating disorder, while more men than women reported alcohol abuse.
Conclusion: More than one-quarter of all adults who attended family medicine centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina presented with at least one type of mental or social disturbance. New health policies, strengthened professional training, and accessible support networks need to be developed throughout the country.

Keywords
anxiety disorder; Bosnia-Herzegovina; depressive disorder; eating disorder

Hrčak ID: 4185

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/4185

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