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Purpose: The evaluation of professional burnout among hospital nurses and the analysis of correlations between burnout and a subjectively perceived stress and coping styles. Material and methods: A study sample consisted of 227 nurses from general medical, neurological and psychiatric hospital wards. A set of 3 questionnaires was used, including Maslach(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe global and domain-specific quality of life (QOL) after stroke and to identify the factors that are important for post-stroke QOL. MATERIAL AND METHODS A hospital-based sample of 72 stroke patients was followed up for 6 months after stroke onset. QOL was assessed using the Polish version of the Quality of Life Index. Regression(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the Polish WHOQOL - Bref in a sample of 908 respondents. The Bref is a generic quality of life (QoL) instrument designed for cross - cultural use. Correlational and multivariate analyses confirmed the relevancy of individual items and domains supporting the construct validity of the scale.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study involved a naturalistic, prospective project assessing objective and subjective dimensions of quality of life (QoL) and the range of its putative determinants in first-episode schizophrenia. METHODS Seventy-four patients, mean age 24.7 years, participated in the study. The patients were assessed 1 month following the first(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although poststroke fatigue concerns almost 60% of patients, still little is known about its pathogenesis and contributing factors. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the severity of fatigue in terms of its impact on physical, psychological and social functioning as well as to determine the relation between fatigue(More)
An overall aim of treatment in multiple sclerosis is to lower the negative impact of the disease on functioning and quality of life of patients. Therefore, a measurement of functioning and quality of life should be included in the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment. The most commonly used quality of life questionnaires, either generic or specific,(More)
The aims of this study were to examine prospectively the course of neurological and functional recovery and health related quality of life (HRQoL) in ischaemic stroke patients after intravenous thrombolysis, to assess the 1-year outcome and to determine the early predictors. A group of 53 consecutive patients were assessed at admission to the acute stroke(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate quality of life (QoL) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and to assess the relationship between QoL and social support taking into account key clinical factors and other sociodemographic variables. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two hundred and ten MS patients (150 women and 60 men) aged between 21 and 59(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on the determinants of the quality of life (QOL) after stroke bring differing results depending on the applied concept of QOL. This may lead to confusion about the contribution of various factors to the post-stroke QOL. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was: (i) to investigate functional and psychological QOL in the individuals after the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke may impose a severe burden on both the patients and their caregivers. Although there is substantial literature relating to the adverse impact of stroke on patients, considerably less is known about its impact on their caregivers. The aim of this study was to analyse predictive factors of the overall burden in caregivers of(More)