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.
Diagnosing patient self-advocacy
Name: Diagnosing patient self-advocacy Year: 2015 Author(s): Ing. Otakar ĎurďaIng. Mgr. Jiří Remr, Ph.D., MBA Description: 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. These are the amount of information about the disease, the ability to express […]
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.
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…
Social environment of the elderly and spending 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.