Contact information:
1st Department of Psychiatry
PJ Safarik University, Faculty of Medicine
Tr. SNP 1, 040 01 Kosice, Slovak Republic

1st Dept. of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty
Tr. SNP 1, 040 01 Kosice, Slovak Republic

Dr. Martina Chylova (Krokavcova, 1975) graduated in psychology, specialisation in Clinical Psychology, at the Faculty of Arts, University of Presov in 1999. In 2009 she got her PhD degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Since 2009 she has been appointed as a senior researcher at the Kosice Institute for Society and Health (KISH), PJ Safarik University, where she has supervised the research of new PhD students focusing on chronic diseases. Since 2008 she has been working at the 1st Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty, PJ Safarik University, till now leading courses on clinical and health psychology including communication skills in medicine. The focus of her professional interests includes the psychosocial determinants of health behaviour in patients with mental disorders, and methods in neuropsychology.

Thesis: Perceived health status in multiple sclerosis patients
defended at the University of Groningen (2009)

Promotor: Prof. Dr. J.W. Groothoff
Co-promotors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. JP van Dijk, MD, Dr. B. Middel, Prof. Dr. Z. Gdovinova, MD,  Dr. I Nagyova

http://dissertations.ub.rug.nl/faculties/medicine/2009/m.krokavcova/

Other projects
Grant pre mladych psychiatrov a psychológov PS SLS
Centrum excelentnosti pre elektromagnetické polia v medicíne (26220120067)
- 1.6 Dobudovanie laboratória aplikácie elektromagnetických polí v psychiatrii

(S)SCI articles

  1. Mikula P, Nagyova I, Krokavcova M, Vitkova M, Rosenberger J, Szilasiova J, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. The mediating effect of coping on the association between fatigue and quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis. Psychology, Health and Medicine 2015, 20, 6: 653-661
  2. Gavelova M, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Krokavcova M, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Importance of an individual’s evaluation of functional status for health-related quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Health Journal, 2015, 8:372-379
  3. Mikula P, Nagyova I, Krokavcova M, Vitkova M, Rosenberger J, Szilasiova J, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Social participation and health-related quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Health Journal 2015, 8: 29-34
  4. Vitkova M, Gdovinova Z, Rosenberger J, Szilasiova J, Nagyova I, Mikula P, Krokavcova M, Groothoff J.W., van Dijk J.P. Factors associated with poor sleep quality in patients with multiple sclerosis differ by disease duration. Disability and Health Journal 2014, 7:466-471
  5. Vitkova M, Rosenberger J, Krokavcova M, Szilasiova J, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Health-related quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients with bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction. Disability and Rehabilitation 2014,36,12:987-992
  6. Mikula P, Nagyova I, Krokavcova M, Vitkova M, Rosenberger J, Szilasiova J, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Coping and its importance for quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation 2014, 36, 9:732-736
  7. Krokavcova M, van Dijk JP, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Gavelova M, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW. Perceived health status as measured by the SF-36 in patients with multiple sclerosis: a review. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 2009, 23, 3: 529-538
  8. Krokavcova M, Nagyova I, van Dijk JP, Rosenberger J, Gavelova M, Middel B, Szilasiova J, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW. Self-rated health and employment status in patients with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation 2010,32,21: 1742-1748.
  9. Dubayova T, Krokavcova M, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Gdovinova Z, Middel B, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Type D, anxiety and depression in association with quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease and patients with multiple sclerosis. Quality of Life Research, 2013, 22, 6:1353–1360.
  10. Krokavcova M, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Gavelova M, Middel B, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Employment status and perceived health status in younger and older people with multiple sclerosis. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research 2012, 35, 1:40-47
  11. Chylova-Krokavcova M, van Dijk JP, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Gavelova M, Middel B, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW. Social support as a predictor of perceived health status in patients with multiple sclerosis. Patient Education and Counseling 2008, 73, 1: 159-165
  12. Chylova Krokavcova M, Nagyova I, van Dijk JP, Rosenberger J, Middel B, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW. Mastery, functional disability and perceived health status in patients with multiple sclerosis. European Journal of Neurology 2008, 15, 11: 1237-1244