Vanja Erculj

Vanja Erculj
University of Maribor | UM · Department of Criminal Justice and Security

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The work of private detectives is a young profession in Slovenia. It has only existed for about three decades, and as such has been rarely researched. So far there has been no study on what Slovenian private detectives actually do in the framework of the tasks that are stipulated by law. Therefore, the aim of a survey presented in the article is to...
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Psychologists define fear of crime as having three components: cognitive, emotional and behavioural. A person must perceive the circumstances as threatening, thereby triggering an emotional response—fear and protective or avoidance behaviour. While one can find some circumstantial evidence that emotional response mediates the relationship between c...
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Purpose. With this 11-year long retrospective study (2009–2019) we wanted to ascertain the incidence of respiratory tract colonisation of extremely low gestational age newborns (ELGANs) with Ureaplasma parvum and Ureaplasma urealyticum and if there is a difference in the severity of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) between preterm infants with prov...
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BACKGROUND: Past studies have tended to consider the relationships between presenteeism, physical activity and psychosomatic symptoms in a partial manner and not as a whole. OBJECTIVE: This cross-sectional study investigated the relationship between physical activity, psychosomatic symptoms and presenteeism, in order to increase the visibility of p...
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Introduction The safety and quality of patient care are basic guidelines in finding new and improved solutions in nursing. Important and influential factors shape the nurses’ work environment in hospitals. Purpose With the study, we intended to investigate whether the perception of nurses’ work environment is related to the safety culture and the...
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Približno polovica svetovnega prebivalstva prebiva v ruralnih okoljih, pa vendar se študije večinoma osredotočajo na proučevanje policijske dejavnosti v urbanih okoljih. Narava izvajanja policijskega dela v skupnosti bi morala biti v veliki meri vezana prav na specifične značilnosti skupnosti, zato nas zanima, kaj kažejo študije, osredotočene na po...
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Objectives To determine whether azithromycin (AZI) as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP), when compared to placebo, decreases the number of sites demonstrating pocket depth (PD) ≥ 5 mm and bleeding on probing (BOP) 12 months post-treatment in stage III/IV periodontitis patients.Materials and methodsIn a double-blind randomized parallel-ar...
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Retinopathy of prematurity (nROP) among extremely low gestational age newborns (ELGAN) in Slovenia has increased in recent years. At the same time mortality has further decreased and less invasive approaches for treatment of respiratory distress syndrome have been established. With the aim to study the possible association between the incidence of...
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Background Robotic resections represent a novel approach to treatment of colorectal cancer. The aim of our study was to critically assess the implementation of robotic colorectal surgical program at our institution and to compare it to the established laparoscopically assisted surgery. Patients and methods A retrospective case-control study was de...
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Aim: To assess the differences in the way how Slovenian and Croatian health care professionals (HCPs) confront ethical dilemmas and perceive the role of hospital ethics committees (HECs). Methods: This cross-sectional, survey-based study involved HCPs from three Slovenian and five Croatian university medical centers (UMC). The final sample sizes...
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Background: Preterm infants born at less than 32 weeks of gestation are at higher risk of low total iron stores (iron deficiency). Serum ferritin is used as a valid total iron stores and iron deficiency biomarker, usually as a combination of ferritin and red blood cell counts. Methods: Serum hepcidin and ferritin values and red blood cell counts...
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The role of social support in the online setting is explored in this study. For this purpose, the posts of infertility treatment patients participating in an infertility treatment online support group between 2002 and 2016 were retrieved. Members who contributed at least 100 words were divided into two groups according to the treatment outcome they...
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The goal of the research is to determine how compensation affects the safety behavior of truck drivers and consequently the frequency of traffic accidents. For this purpose, a survey was conducted on a sample of 220 truck drivers in international road transport in the EU, where the results of the Structural Equation Model (SEM) show that in the cur...
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Introduction Healthcare workers (HCWs) are often exposed to mistreatment by patients, which has negative effects on both staff and institutions. To take appropriate action to help HCWs in this context, patient-related social stressors (PSS) should be explored. The purpose of the research was to identify the most pronounced patient behaviour contrib...
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Police work is stressful and can lead to absenteeism, withdrawal, and impaired physical health. However, the stress brought by work can be reduced by effective coping strategies. The aim of our study is to explore the relationship between health and coping strategies of officers in three different units dealing with serious crime (homicide and sexu...
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Fear of crime influences different aspects of life of an individual and community that is why it has been a frequent research topic for the last 50 years. Researchers focus primarily on factors related to emotional aspect of fear, that is worry of citizens that they become a victim of crime. To lower extent they focus on behavioural aspect, that is...
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Background Healthcare professionals (HCPs), patients and families are often faced with ethical dilemmas. The role of healthcare ethics committees (HECs) is to offer support in these situations. Aim The primary objective was to study how often HCPs encounter ethical dilemmas. The secondary objective was to identify the main types of ethical dilemma...
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S Objective:To examine current immunosuppressive regimens administered to kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) in South-eastern Europe. Methods:This was a 12-month, multicenter, non-interventional, prospective, observational study of immunosuppressive regimens in adult de novo and maintenance KTRs. The primary endpoint was to identify the number, ty...
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The purpose of the study is to determine whether the presence of risk management in a warehouse requires the implementation of modern warehouse technology. On the basis of the literature analysis, it was possible to determine that there is a correlation between the presence of the highest level of risk management and the use of modern warehouse tec...
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Fear of crime has been a frequent research topic for the past 50 years. The number of publications on the subject of fear of crime has been growing exponentially over the years. As a social problem, it has many consequences for different society areas, so it is studied by researchers in various scientific disciplines, from criminology to geography....
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Research on ‘the CSI effect’ is accumulating and accounts for a substantive body of knowledge not just in the United States of America, but also elsewhere in the world. The paper investigates one aspect of the CSI effect whereby university faculties offering forensic or criminal investigative curricula are seeing an increase in the number of studen...
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Objective To survey university students on their views concerning the respect for autonomy of patients and the best interest of patients in relation to the withholding of resuscitation. Methods A cross-sectional survey among university students of medicine, nursing, philosophy, law and theology of the first and the final study years at the Univers...
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V prispevku se osredotočamo na raziskovanje kakovosti odnosov med policisti in prebivalci v Sloveniji. Primerjali smo zaznave vzajemnega spoštovanja, kakovosti medsebojnih odnosov, pripravljenosti za sodelovanje s policisti v osnovnih policijskih dejavnostih in pripravljenosti za sodelovanje s policisti v dejavnostih policijskega dela v skupnosti....
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Introduction. Social support positively influences patients’ health and well-being in both real life and computer-mediated settings. Informational and emotional social support types are most commonly found in online social support group discussions. Method. Latent Dirichlet Allocation was used to analyse 132,374 infertility posts and identify topic...
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Objective: To survey university students on their views concerning the respect for autonomy of patients and the best interest of patients in relation to the withholding of resuscitation. Methods: A cross-sectional survey among university students of medicine, nursing, philosophy, law and theology of the first and the final study years at the Univer...
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Objectives: The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation between decreased national consumption of macrolides and resistance of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in Slovenia during 1997-2017. Methods: A total of 4241 invasive S. pneumoniae isolates were collected in Slovenia from 1997 to 2017. The presence of erm(B), m...
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Employers are increasingly including volunteer activities in their social responsibility programs. At companies at which this is done in a planned manner, we can speak of the development of a corporate volunteering, which correlates with numerous positive psychological outcomes at both the individual and the organizational level. The aim of the stu...
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Aim Study's objective was to identify risk factors associated with bronchiolitis severity. Methods A retrospective chart review of all children < 2 years old diagnosed with bronchiolitis at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana between May, 2014 and April, 2015, who were treated as outpatients (pediatric emergency department, PED group) or as in...
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The notion of ‘students as customers’ continues to be prominent, yet is insufficiently explored, especially from the standpoint of various stakeholders. To address this inadequacy, the present study employs a multigroup analysis of the service profit chain (SPC) model in higher education (HE). Its purpose is to examine the complete SPC model regard...
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In the past, cars were considered only as means of transport, which centers were the driver, cars, and their interaction with traffic. For achieving safety, the driver’s capability to drive in various conditions and the technical perfection of the cars were of utmost importance. However, with developing technology, the car has become a part of the...
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Background. Lyme borreliosis disease results from infection by members of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex. The most common clinical presentation of Lyme borreliosis is erythema migrans (EM). To gain knowledge of the epidemiological parameters and the risk factors of EM in Slovenia, a survey has been carried out in 2010. Methods. A short...
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Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common complication of herpes zoster (HZ) and is difficult to treat. The role of antiviral agents and nonpharmacologic procedures in preventing PHN is not entirely clear. Recent retrospective study showed that transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) may completely prevent PHN. The aim of our stud...
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Monitoring sales of medications is a potential candidate for an early signal of a seasonal influenza epidemic. To test this theory, the data from a traditional, consultation-oriented influenza surveillance system were compared to medication sales and a predictive model was developed. Weekly influenza-like incidence rates from the National Influenza...
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Background: The aim of our study was to determine vaccination coverage among Slovenian physicians and dentists and assess their knowledge and attitudes regarding the pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccine. Methods: In February 2010, an anonymous, self-administered questionnaire was developed and sent to all practising physicians and dentists in...

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A longitudinal research about security and safety in Slovene local communities covering various criminological and safety topics. The research programme leader is prof. dr. Gorazd Meško.