Kamilla Bargiel-Matusiewicz

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this article is to analyze the relation between dispositional optimism and coping with chronic pain. The study seeks to define the relation between life orientation (optimism vs. pessimism) and coping with pain (believes about pain control and the choice of coping strategy). MATERIAL AND METHODS The following questionnaires were used:(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this article was to analyze the quality of life of children suffering from bronchial asthma and to analyze their everyday activity. METHODS The research was conducted in 137 children. The following questionnaires were used in the study: Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (PAQLQ) and a questionnaire designed by the authors(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of the study was to determine whether women with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome differ from healthy women as regards personality traits and coping styles. MATERIAL AND METHODS Personality (the Big Five) and coping styles (problem-, emotion- and avoidance-focused coping) were analyzed in a group of 46 women with(More)
Objective: The great progress with the application of a dialysis allows patients with the end-stage renal disease to live in a satisfactory somatic state for many years. This pilot study examined if the psychological intervention improves psychic state of the patients with renal disease undergoing hemodyalisis. Methods: The study was a randomized controlled(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to present the results of a self-reported evaluation of the psychoemotional status by dialysis patients. The level of self-esteem influences the emotions felt, both positive and negative, which in turn may determine the adherence to treatment instructions, and which certainly is reflected in the somatic condition. (More)
BACKGROUND Growing evidence supports comorbidity of asthma and allergies with mood disorders and various connections between these diseases. It still remains unclear whether this comorbidity is caused by the same pathophysiological factors or whether there are other links between asthma and depression. There is no definite answer to the question of an(More)
The current investigation concerns the connection between social support given to alcohol abused patients and the occurrence of the withdrawal syndrome experienced by them, resulting from emotional and physical uneasiness. The independent variable, which was social support, has been formulated in a qualitative way, by referring to such subjective measures(More)
In spite of the constant development of pharmacotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) remains highly efficient form of therapy in psychiatry. Among the interesting aspects connected with ECT we can mention patients' attitude and their psychic comfort. Since many patients undergoing ECT treat the situation as stressful, the research being done has been(More)
UNLABELLED Bright light (BL) treatment is a new biological treatment used in psychiatry. The probable mechanisms of action of BL treatment are synchronisation of biological rhythms and increase of serotonin transmission in the human brain. The main indication for BL treatment is seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Indications, tolerance and mechanism of(More)
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