Agnieszka Olchowska-Kotala

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BACKGROUND Cancer patients very often combine conventional methods of treatment with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). It is not clear why some cancer patients are inclined to use CAM, whereas others are not. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to find predictors of cancer patients' willingness to use CAM. The study investigated whether(More)
The aims of the study were (a) to identify predictors of body esteem and (b) to expand on previous research by examining the link between global self-esteem and body esteem in a community-based sample of women in midlife. We found that body esteem in midlife women was predicted by body mass index (BMI), optimism, self-esteem, and menopausal symptoms.(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study is to expand knowledge about predictors of the self-rated health and mental health in fifty-year-old women. The study exploring links between self-rated mental/health and optimism, self-esteem, acceptance of the changes in physical look and some sociodemographic factors. METHODS Participants in this study were 209 women(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess and compare attitudes, beliefs, and desire for education regarding CAM among Polish junior and senior doctors. DESIGN A descriptive survey. SETTING Between October 2014 and April 2015, 170 physicians were surveyed (89 senior and 81 junior doctors). The respondents were participating in vocational refresher(More)
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