Health and prevention
The field of scientific research is mostly oriented towards solving the problems of today's society in the field of public health, which was stimulated by the rapid technological development and modern way of life. Research UP FVZ has focused on the study of the health of individuals and communities, which is the basis of the faculty. At the forefront of research are factors that pose a high risk for the development of many chronic non-communicable diseases and are serious health and social problem in the developed world, as they reduce the quality of life, workability of the active population and shorten life expectancy - UP FVZ focuses mainly on physical inactivity, poor eating habits and other characteristics of unhealthy behaviour. Targeted actions for individuals and groups are also an important part of the research work. Specifically, the UP FVZ designs and analyzes the effectiveness of various interdisciplinary approaches for the holistic treatment of individuals, subpopulations and populations, and prepares strategic plans for the introduction of effective interventions in the areas of nutrition, healthy lifestyles, managing chronic diseases, improving quality of life, etc. By expanding our range of important findings, we are contributing to new knowledge about understanding the development of chronic non-communicable diseases and to identifying risk factors and strategic prevention plans across age groups. Research at UP FVZ enables the synergistic transfer of pre-clinical knowledge to improve the health status of the population of the region and beyond.
The potential impact is the protection of the health of the population at different stages of life (children and adolescents, active population, the elderly), the development of science and profession in the field of dietetics, applied kinesiology, nursing, physiotherapy, and combining several scientific and professional disciplines (dietetics, nursing, kinesiology, natural sciences, medicine). Based on the findings of research through expert meetings and the media, we are also raising awareness among the general population about healthy behavioural habits and the possibility of preventing chronic non-communicable diseases in all age groups.
Contact person:. Assoc. Prof. Zala Jenko Praznikar