Jan Chodkiewicz

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BACKGROUND Acceptance of an illness is regarded as a considerable problem in patients with chronic diseases. Lack of acceptance can lead to lower adherence to medical treatment and delayed clinical improvement. Psoriasis, being a chronic skin disease, is known to cause considerable distress to patients. OBJECTIVES To examine whether selected demographic(More)
INTRODUCTION Psoriasis is a chronic and relapsing disease which significantly affects the quality of life and social functioning of the affected people. It is one of the so-called psychodermatological diseases, which means that there exists a psychological component in the image of the disease. AIM To examine the relationship between health-related(More)
Dermatological patients present significantly more psychological disturbances of various types than the general population. The aim of the present study was to analyze anxiety and depression in relation to social support in psoriasis patients. The study was performed on a group of 32 psoriasis vulgaris in-patients of the Department of Dermatology, Medical(More)
Rosacea is a common chronic inflammatory disorder which occurs most often in middle-aged women characterized by symptoms of facial flushing and a spectrum of clinical sings including erythema, telangiectasia, burning, coarseness of skin and an inflammatory papulopustular eruption resembling acne. The aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of life in(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to analyze the role of general and occupational stress in the relationship between workaholism (recognized in two ways: as addiction and as behavioral tendency) and the intensity of work-family and family-work conflict. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 178 working people. The survey was conducted at three(More)
Background Efforts to better understand the phenomenon of the 'bottom', the beginning of the process of turning away from alcohol, are important for both theoretical and practical goals. The conservation of resources theory by Hobfoll may represent a suitable framework to base these attempts around. Aim The aim of the study was to examine the role of(More)
The article presents the basic principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy and its applications in treating depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addictions. The possibility of using cognitive-behavioural interventions for chronic somatic diseases (ischaemic heart disease, skin diseases, insomnia, migraine and chronic(More)
AIM The aim of the study was assess the meaning of preferred temporal orientation for results of alcohol dependence therapy. METHODS One hundred and sixteen (116) (95 men and 21 women) alcohol addict patients were evaluated at the beginning of the alcohol addiction outpatient therapy. The temporal orientation and attitude for time was assessed by using(More)
The article presents the problem of coping with chronic disease according to the concept of psychological stress. The Lazarus and Folkman theory in which stress is regarded as a relational concept, the importance of cognitive assessment and functions of coping with disease are described. The attention is paid to the illness perception and its impact on the(More)
The work was created in the framework of the research project B141180000050.03 “Alcohol craving in alcohol-dependent people. Polish adaptation of measuring tools and their distribution” (“Odczuwanie głodu alkoholu przez osoby uzależnione. Polska adaptacja narzędzi pomiaru i ich upowszechnienie”), financed by the State Agency for the Prevention of(More)