Joanna Szczepańska-Gieracha

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We compared postural stability with eyes open (EO) and with visual feedback (VFB) in 15 elderly subjects with cognitive impairment (SwCI) and 17 controls. Postural stability was evaluated using the center-of-pressure (COP) mean radius and velocity, while postural strategies by the frequency and damping of the difference between the COP and the(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a whole-body cryotherapy (WBCT) on various parameters of the mental state of patients depending on their age, gender, and diagnosed illness. The study included 55 subjects - 43 women and 12 men aged from 20 to 70 years. Based on the diagnosed illness, the patients were divided into two diagnostic groups.(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess the occurence of cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms in elderly patients rehabilitated in a Nursing Home Facility (NHF) in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study involved a group of 254 patients out of 410 subsequently admitted to NHF in years 2007 - 2010. The group included 205 (80.7%) women, the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to assess the severity and course of self-reported depressive and anxiety symptoms 8 years after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS Out of 53 CABG patients, 37 were examined 8 years later (68% men), mean age - 58.2 (SD 9.3) years. They completed the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Questionnaire and the Beck Depression(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of early 3-week cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in terms of the reduction of negative psychological symptoms, and to determine which factors predispose patients to worse rehabilitation results in this regard. METHODS The study involved a random group of 50 patients (11 women and 39 men) who had(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to analyze the prevalence of depressive symptoms among older adults after stroke in a nursing home (NH). DESIGN The study was conducted in a NH and included 50 patients after stroke with a mean age of 74.62 (±8.2). METHOD The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Acceptance Illness Scale(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of a six-month physical training undertaken by haemodialysis (HD) patients, on the depression and anxiety. METHODS Patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) were recruited from the dialysis station at the Department of Nephrology and Transplantation Medicine in Wroclaw. Physical training(More)
INTRODUCTION Falls are one of the major problems among the elderly population. It has been established that people with dementia fall down more often. It is believed that this is a consequence of risky decision making by people with dementia resulting from cognitive deterioration. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to assess the level of burden of caregivers of persons with dementia and to analyze the factors related to the sense of burden. METHODS The study group consisted of 58 caregivers with an average age of 54.7 (± 12.6) and 45 (78%) were women. The Caregiver Burden Scale, the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the Berlin(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the psychological state of women who have undergone surgery for breast cancer or cardiac surgery, including examination of the role of social support in both groups. The study included 48 women (mean age: 66.04 ± 8.3 years). They were divided into two groups according to diagnosis: 23 women (mean age: 69.2 ± 8.6 years)(More)