HEALTH CONSCIOUSNESS OF CZECH INHABITANTS (CZ.6.02.2014.221.021)

The primary goal of the project is to assess the influence of selected social conditions contributing towards the Czech citizens’ active interest in their own health and determine the principal factors influencing the concerns about one’s own health, the citizens’ awareness of health support programmes and the conscious individuals’ ability to influence their social environment with their attitudes.

Current outputs of this project are described below and are availabile to free download but only in czech language. Data published in presented article are based on a sample of the Czech population that was selected by quota sampling; 2,135 face-to-face interviews were conducted.

POPULARIZING ARTICLE

INTENSITY OF CZECH CITIZENS’ CONCERNS ABOUT THEIR OWN HEALTH

Article focuses on one dimension of health awareness, in this case on the intensity of concerns about one’s own health. It describes how people perceive their health and how closely they monitor it. It also focuses on the reasons that motivate people to watch their health and identifies the citizen group that watches their health the most frequently.

INDIVIDUAL’S READINESS TO TAKE STEPS RELATED TO HIS HEALTH

The article focuses on one dimension of health awareness, in this case on the overall vigilance. The data analysis focuses on the individual groups of Czech citizens and their differences in terms of readiness to take specific steps related to their own health.

CZECH CITIZENS’ INTEREST IN THEIR OWN HEALTH

The article focuses on one dimension of health awareness, in this case on people’s interest in their own health. The results submitted illustrate the individuals’ interest in their health and the reasons motivating their interest. In this respect, attention was also paid to regular medical checks undertaken by individuals.

HEALTH AND HEALTH AWARENESS AMONG CZECH CITIZENS

The article focuses on one dimension of health awareness, in this case on the awareness of one’s own health. The results of the research presented in the article focus on the degree of awareness of one’s health, the degree to which Czech citizens think about their health and what motivates them.

SOFTWARE

HEALTH CONSCIOUSNESS MONITORING

This software application 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. Software compares the individuals´ score with overall benchmark for the Czech population and enables to identify the most significant biases in health consciousness of the tested individuals.

EVALUATION OF SKIN CANCER RISK

A software application 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.

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. These are the amount of information about the disease, the ability to express one’s own opinion on the disease and its treatment, and the ability and intensity of rejecting treatment proposed by the general practitioner.