Boštjan Zvanut

Boštjan Zvanut
University of Primorska | UP · Faculty of Health Sciences (FVZ)

associate professor, PhD

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January 2015 - May 2016
University of Primorska
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2005 - May 2016
University of Primorska
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (43)
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Background Sarcopenic obesity is a condition characterised by the coexistence of low muscle mass and function (sarcopenia) and excessive fat mass (obesity). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of this condition in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery by gender and type of orthopaedic surgery. In addition, this study investigate...
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Background While academic dishonesty among nursing students is becoming a global problem, the instruments used in studies on this topic are heterogeneous and, in many cases, not even validated. This makes it difficult or impossible to compare the findings on a global scale. Objectives To investigate the profile of Croatian nursing students’ dishon...
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Ever higher rates of infertility among the population add to the importance of promoting fertility awareness. A digital didactic toolkit was therefore developed for use as educational material. The cross-sectional observational study aimed to test and evaluate a didactic toolkit on reproductive health in the context of nursing and midwifery student...
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, higher education institutions around the world were challenged to shift from traditional to distance teaching processes. This was not an easy task as educational institutions had to face many technology and human related challenges. The purpose of this paper is to present an approach that helps teachers to use remote c...
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Agriculture is a sector that today demands even greater efficiency; thus, it relies extensively on the use of precision agriculture technologies: IoT systems, mobile applications, and other digitalization technologies. Experience from a large-scale EU-funded project with a consortium made up of several software companies shows that software compani...
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Introduction: Preconception care practices include physical activity, which is identified as an important indicator of behavioural preconception health. A scoping review was conducted to examine the association between physical activity in preconception health and its long-term effects on the later life of the offspring. Methods: The literature wa...
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ABSTRACT Introduction: Clinical pathway is a methodology that enables all members of a healthcare team to practise rational and well-considered treatment that is based on good practice, as well as monitoring of the work and simplified documentation. The aim of this study was to identify the clinical pathway for an effective treatment of mothers in...
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Introduction: Clinical pathway is a methodology that enables all members of a healthcare team to practise rational and well-considered treatment that is based on good practice, as well as monitoring of the work and simplified documentation. The aim of this study was to identify the clinical pathway for an effective treatment of mothers in neonatal...
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Objectives: In healthcare, a variety of quality management practices are used. Although they are important sources for quality improvement initiatives, they do not focus on each particular process. On the other hand, "Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies" (COBIT) offers a well-defined process representation structure for rep...
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Background Nursing students' perceptions about academic dishonesty directly affects their conduct in the clinical environment. Hence, it is crucial to systematically observe this phenomenon and develop appropriate instruments for assessing their perception of dishonest behaviors. Purpose To translate and cross-culturally adapt the “Nursing Student...
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This chapter aims to shed light on university teachers' adoption and use of information communication technologies (ICT) at a university in its awareness/exploration stage of blended learning adoption. The goal was to identify how teachers' attitudes to innovation adoption influences the adoption of ICT for teaching/learning. An online survey showe...
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Previous studies point to many inconsistencies regarding the determinants of job quitting. This study focuses on the impact of nurses’ job satisfaction, work motivation, nursing practice environment, personal characteristics and absenteeism on their intention to leave the job. An anonymous survey was performed on a sample of Croatian registered nur...
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Background: Clinical mentors play an important role in the development of knowledge and the acquisition of competencies of different health professionals. The success of the entire mentoring process also depends on the professional and personal characteristics of the clinical mentor. The purpose of this study was to identify which professional and...
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Uvod: Piktogrami so slikovno komunikacijsko orodje, ki izboljšuje komunikacijo med izvajalci zdravstvenih in socialnih storitev ter starejšimi. Raziskava je zasledovala tri cilje: (i) identificirati priporočila za izdelavo piktogramov, primernih za starejše v socialnovarstvenih zavodih; (ii) na podlagi identificiranih priporočil razviti piktograme;...
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In the contemporary working environment, it is important to have a referential instrument for assessing and comparing employee work motivation. Multidimensional Work Motivation Scale (MWMS) is a reliable and valid instrument for operationalising the Self-determination theory in practice (SDT). MWMS was previously translated into seven languages, an...
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Introduction: With aging, the incidence of chronic diseases among elderly increases, as about 88% of them have at least one chronic condition, with 50% having at least two. The presence of these diseases influences their self-image and self-esteem. This study aimed to identify the effects of chronic diseases on self-esteem and self-image in the gro...
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Objectives Midwifery education is very demanding considering the professional competencies student midwives are required to develop. It can cause different levels of stress to students and affect their learning abilities. With the JDCS (Job Demands-Control-Social support) model adapted for educational purposes we aimed to estimate the midwifery stu...
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Nursing clinical learning environments are particularly important for the achievement of good practice in clinical training of student nurses, and thus, for the nursing competence development. Hence, it is important to have an instrument consisting of reliable and valid criteria for assessing the clinical learning environment, applicable in differe...
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Background: Changes in nursing students' expectations of their clinical nursing faculty competences over the course of time are an insufficiently researched phenomenon. Objectives: To explore what competences BSc nursing students expect from their clinical faculties during their clinical training, and whether their expectations changed during th...
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Introduction. Man is a unique, unrepeatable whole in space and time and that is why he requires a holistic treatment, taking into account physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors. The balanced factors can ensure human well-being and his quality of life. Integrated treatment is especially important for patients in palliative care, which...
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Background: Students' well-being is very important both for students and institutions. However, this field lacks longitudinal research, which focuses on the change of nursing students' well-being during their study. In order to asses such changes the four study types according to Job-Demand-Control-Support-model were used: passive, high-strain, lo...
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Clinical practice is essential to nursing education as it provides experience with patients and work environments that prepare students for future work as nurses. The aim of this study was to translate the “Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision and Nurse Teacher” questionnaire in Croatian language and test its validity and reliability in pract...
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The art of mosaic is a craftwork, where various materials (e.g. stone, tiles, glass, plastic) are joined into different motives. Since the Bronze Age and especially in the ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, mosaic was not only a decorative element, it symbolized also power and prosperity. Today, with the development of human consciousness, mosaic...
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The evaluation of e-learning and conventional pedagogical activities in nursing programmes has focused either on a single pedagogical activity or the entire curriculum, and only on students’ or teachers’ perspective. The goal of this study was to design and test a novel approach for evaluation of e-learning and conventional pedagogical activities t...
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The students' assessment of clinical faculty competencies and the faculty members' self-assessment can provide important information about nursing clinical education. The aim of this study was to identify the differences between the students' assessment of the clinical faculty member's competencies and the faculty member's self-assessment. These di...
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In modern pedagogical processes various teaching methods and approaches (elements of the pedagogical process – EPPs) are used ranging from traditional ones (e.g., lectures, books) to more recent ones (e.g., e-discussion boards, e-quizzes). Different models for evaluation of the appropriateness of EPPs have been proposed in the past. However, the li...
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Background: Although previously the Job-Demand-Control-Support model has been successfully applied in many studies in the field of health care and education, the model was never used for the evaluation of the nursing students' well-being. Objectives: The aim of this study was to promote nursing students' well-being. The objective was to verify w...
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Purpose: The key element of any business restructuring is understanding the business processes. Yet, the importance of these processes is underestimated in the Slovene healthcare system. The aim of this study is to show that inefficient business process elements, causing unseen losses, can be identified with the help of an appropriate business proc...
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ContextThe field of IT processes lacks a scientifically-based tool that constructs organisation-specific IT processes according to the organisation’s socio-technical characteristics.ObjectiveIn this paper we propose a solution to this problem in the form of IT process engineering (ITPE). ITPE is based on established method engineering principles wh...
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When forced treatment in mental health care is under consideration, two approaches guide clinicians in their actions: the dominant rights-based approach and the relational ethical approach. We hypothesized that nurses with bachelor's degrees differentiate better between the two approaches than nurses without a degree. To test this hypothesis a surv...
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Situational method engineering (SME) is concerned with the design, construction, and evaluation of methods that are aimed at the development of particular software products in well-defined development situations. The SME approach features characteristics such as flexibility, adaptability, modularity, reusability, and reference to situational aspect...
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Motivating and teaching healthcare students to use information and communication technologies represent a challenge. For the successful integration of healthcare and technology, there must be an investment in the organization, but particularly in its people. Motivation and a lot of practical work are mandatory for teaching informatics in healthcare...
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Motivating and teaching healthcare students to use information and communication technologies represent a challenge. For the successful integration of healthcare and technology, there must be an investment in the organization, but particularly in its people. Motivation and a lot of practical work are mandatory for teaching informatics in healthcare...
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Information technology processes (IT processes) are key elements for using IT as an asset or mechanism for achieving organization’s business goals. Organizations constitute a complex sociological and technological system. In order to make optimal use of available resources, IT processes have to be tailored according to the need of particular organi...

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e@ser aims to (1) identify and analyze cybercrime threats to elderly users of smart devices, and their cybercrime victimization, fear and help-seeking behaviors, (2) determine cybercrime-related factors associated with adoption of smart devices by the elderly, and factors associated with motivation of caregivers to engage in cybersecurity training of the elderly, (3) provide recommendations for cybersecurity training of elderly related to smart devices, and develop a smart approach for cybersecurity training enabling its adaptation to the characteristics of individuals and their living settings, and (4) develop an education-based cybercrime prevention strategy.
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To develope all necessary information and training for health professionals to be equipped for adequate counseling. We will also develop innovative digital educational material that builds a sustainable flexible system that allows distance learning, independent learning or can be offered as a module or integrated to many subjects throughout all studies for nurses, midwives, public health nurses and school nurses.