Profese Online, 2017 (vol. 10), issue 1

Burnout syndrome in family members taking care of their relatives and professional caregivers

Radka Kozáková, Šárka Vévodová, Jiří Vévoda, Lukáš Merz, Bronislava Grygová, Jiří Kozák

Profese online 2017, 10(1):1-7 | DOI: 10.5507/pol.2017.001

Background: Caring for a family member is demanding and poses a considerable strain for the carer. Due to this long-term strain, the carer may develop burnout. Care divided between the family and a state institution seems to be ideal. Nevertheless, there are demands which pose a strain even for professional carers. Aim: The aim of the research was to ascertain the degree of burnout rate and differences between family caregivers and professional carers. Methods: A quantitative approach was taken: Burnout Measure (BM) questionnaire survey was conducted. The sample consisted of 50 family caregivers (42 women, 8 men) with average care length 5 years and...

Development and evaluation of content validity knowledge questionnaire for patients with diabetes mellitus

Kristýna Šoukalová, Martin Prázný, Barbora Doležalová

Profese online 2017, 10(1):8-14 | DOI: 10.5507/pol.2017.002

Background: Currently in the Czech Republic there is lack of questionnaire that would verify the level of knowledge of patients with diabetes. Such a questionnaire is needed because the numbers of diabetic patients are increasing and need to be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of education, which is staffed and very time consuming. The questionnaire assessing patient knowledge is one of the ways you can evaluate the effectiveness of education. Aim: The aim was to create a knowledge questionnaire for people with diabetes. The objective was to propose major themes, areas and specific items of the newly formed knowledge questionnaire,...

Depression and quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure

Šárka Vévodová, Michaela Andrlová, Jiří Vévoda

Profese online 2017, 10(1):15-21 | DOI: 10.5507/pol.2017.003

Background: Chronic heart failure is labelled as an epidemic of the 21st century with serious consequences dramatically reducing life expectancy with a negative impact on quality of life. Impaired quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure is linked to depression which is diagnosed in as many as 36.5% of the patients. Aim: The aim of the research was to determine the level of quality of life and depression and their relatedness in patients with chronic heart failure and to compare the observed variables with a control group. Methods: The research was carried out at cardiologic departments of three hospitals in the Czech...

The Influence of Combinations Air-splinting and Botulinum Toxin-A Therapy to Changes in Spasticity of the Hand

Petr Konečný, Petr Sedláček, Martina Tarasová

Profese online 2017, 10(1):22-27 | DOI: 10.5507/pol.2017.004

Background: Spastic paresis of the hand causes problems in the grip and manipulative function of hand in activities of daily living, hygiene, nursing and rehabilitative care, detriorations in quality of life and it also causes pain. Reduction or elimination of spasticity is one of the fundamental tasks of the rehabilitation of spastic paresis of the hand after cerebrovascular disease (stroke). Aim: The aim is to describe the combined effect of botulinum toxin-A and air-splinting in patients after stroke with spastic paresis of hand. Methods: This was a prospective observational cohort study describing an association between reduction...



Miroslav Kopecký, Irena Voříšková

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Dear readers, contributors and colleagues,

We are happy to bring you a new spring 2017 issue of the Profese online Journal, presenting you the articles from the field of non-medical health sciences.

In the April issue 1/2017, original scientific research articles are published. The first is an article of the collective of authors Kozáková, R., Vévodová, Š., Vévoda, J., Merz, L., Grygová, B., and Kozák, J. "Burnout syndrome in family members taking care of their relatives and in professional caregivers", focusing on the issue of patient care by family members as well as professional staff. This is an up-to-date...