Social, health and care issues

11. 11. 2022

Typology of family care for dependent seniors

This paper attempts to analyse the selected factors that determine the form of care and points out the role of personal motivations to providing care for a dependent family member. Last but not least, the role of family cohesion, represented here as the nature of the relationship between the care-provider and the dependent family member is analysed.
11. 11. 2022

What caregivers need?

Main goals of the presentation are: a) to introduce the needs of caregivers who provide care about elderly family member, b) to put such needs into the context of family environment and c) to relate the needs with the key risk factors. Methodology of a needs assessment, i.e., identification of the gap between current and optimal conditions for provided care was used.
11. 11. 2022

Conducting gender-sensitive needs assessment. The case of caregivers needs.
11. 11. 2022

The needs of caregivers

This paper identifies the needs of caregivers, i.e. those who provide help to senior members of their families who are dependent and cannot perform the activities of daily living. Results are based on an explorative study that was conducted in 2017. The research used in-depth interviewing with 62 main caregivers. Altogether 76 different needs were identified and these needs were subsequently clustered into nine categories and described in detail. The identified needs may serve as a source of criteria for evaluating prospective interventions aimed at caregivers.
11. 11. 2022

Informal caregiving as a touchstone of family bonds

Providing informal care to senior member of the family is in many cases challenging the overall family atmosphere, the bonds among family members, and the intergenerational relationships. Besides its positive effects on seniors who can stay within their natural physical and social environment, informal caregiving might impose an increased stress on informal caregivers, reduce their social life and decrease the quality of life. The paper informs about the quality of life as it was perceived by the informal caregivers - standardized instrument CQoL was used in this respect.
22. 10. 2020

Health consciousness monitoring

Software enables to monitor the extent of health consciousness of the tested individuals. Application is designed as a self-assessment tool that uses the pre-defined set of indicators and measures the four dimensions of health consciousness, i.e. overall alertness, self-consciousness, involvement and self-monitoring.
22. 10. 2020

Evaluation of skin cancer risk

Software enables measuring the perceived risk and severity of skin cancer from an individual viewpoint and as such it provides an individual's overall view of the risk and severity of skin cancer presented on the basis of a skin cancer risk index. In addition to a summary skin cancer risk index, this application specifies the values in the individual dimensions that constitute the index.
22. 10. 2020

Diagnosing patient self-advocacy

A software application measures the intensity of patients' self-advocacy, i.e. their approach to treatment proposed by their general practitioner. Patient self-advocacy is based on three dimensions.
12. 5. 2020

Use of specialised dermatologist care by person at risk of skin cancer

When it comes to skin cancer, it is a sign of caring for one’s health if people behave in a certain way, in particular if they stay in the sun for safe periods of time, avoid suntanning in sunbeds and use sunscreens. It is also a sign of interest if people visit a specialist physician when in doubt about skin marks or changes in skin condition.
22. 4. 2020

Willingness among Czech citizens to heed the recommendations of general medical practitioners

A problematic element in the relationship between medical practitioners and patients is the adherence to a prescribed treatment regimen, which may include both physical activity and relevant medication...
24. 4. 2018

Social environment of elderly people and how they spend their free time

After leaving the labor market, the social field of the elderly changes and, in some cases, the number of people with which an elderly individual comes into contact decreases. As age increases, so does the risk of isolation.
15. 9. 2016

Living situations contributing to the risk of social exclusion among the elderly

Public sources and available documents clearly show that social exclusion causes individuals to experience an array of degrading experiences and often causes difficult living situations that lead to a decrease in an individual’s quality of life and his/her disqualification from society.
15. 8. 2016

Self-evaluation of health

Health is important for the life of every individual and its significance increases with age. The way in which the elderly view their health is reflected not only in their mobility and physical state, but also in terms of psychological perspective.
7. 7. 2016

Use and preference of social services from an elderly perspective

Social services are without a doubt an integral factor in the care for seniors in regard to social inclusion. The completed research survey focused not only on selected social services as defined by Act No. 108/2006 Coll., on social services, but also on other services that this law does not apply to.
15. 4. 2016

Awareness of educational events for skin cancer prevention as a prerequisite for using specialized dermatology care

Educational projects geared towards the timely detection of skin cancer (in particular melanoma) are intended, among other goals, to make people sensitive enough to notice the symptoms of cancer and make them prevent the disease.
7. 10. 2015

Perception of a skin cancer risk among persons exposed to risk factors

There are several principal factors related to an increased risk of developing skin cancer. First, there are hereditary factors and age, and second, there is lifestyle. Exposure to sunlight, in particular if it results in sunburns, is a strong risk factor.
29. 7. 2015

Evaluation of the household economic situation among the elderly

One aspect in terms of care for the elderly and their ability to be socially included is the economic situation of their household. Financial means are a significant factor for their self-sufficiency and independence.
14. 6. 2015

Intensity of Czech citizens’ concerns about their own health

Key words: health, health attention, intensity of watching one’s own health Without a doubt, health is one of the most important elements in everyone’s life. In […]