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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)
An overall aim of treatment in multiple sclerosis is to minimize 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. In this paper, the most commonly used quality of life questionnaires, either(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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to assess depressive symptoms, and to establish their influence on the subjective and objective quality of life (QOL) in schizophrenia patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventy four subjects: 46 male and 28 female, aged 24.7 +/- 6.7 years, were enrolled for the study. World Health Organization of Life Instrument-Bref(More)
AIM The assessment of social functioning and subjective quality of life in relation to symptomatic remission in schizophrenia patients after a first psychiatric hospitalization, as well as the analysis of connection between intensity of psychopathological symptoms and the level of functioning and quality of life, taking into account the status of remission(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)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the second most common cause of disability among nervous system diseases. This disease causes reduced quality of life of patients and those caring for them. Quality of life (QoL) measures consist of at least three broad domains: physical, mental and social. In the field of medicine, researchers have often used the concept of(More)