2005: Self-rated health and quality of life in Slovak rheumatoid arthritis patients

Project title 2005: Self-rated health and quality of life in Slovak rheumatoid arthritis patients
Promotor Prof. Dr. W.J.A. van den Heuvel
Co-promotor Assoc. Prof.  Dr. Jitse P. van Dijk, MD
PhD student Iveta Rajnicova-Nagyova
Time period PhD thesis was defended on 06.04.2005
Financial support Bilateral agreement between RUG and UPJS (Sept 1995- Sept 1999, Jan 2004 – April 2005), VEGA- BMH4-CT96-1580, APVT-20-028802, COMAC-Health Services Research, contract MR4*0344-NL
Description This project was carried out within the framework of the EURIDISS study, a multi-centre, multi-disciplinary longitudinal research focusing on patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their quality of life. The participating countries were the Netherlands, France, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Slovakia. The specific focus of the research in Slovakia was the assessment of the impact of rheumatoid arthritis progression on individual functioning - physical, social and psychological. 160 rheumatoid arthritis patients from rheumatology outpatient clinics in the eastern part of Slovakia (Kosice and Presov cities) were followed over a four-year period The outcomes were published at several national and international conferences (e.g. EUPHA, ESHMS) and published in several SSCI journals.
Dissertation http://dissertations.ub.rug.nl/faculties/medicine/2005/i.nagyova/

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Selected publications

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Nagyova I., Macejova Z., van Dijk J.P.: Adjustment to disease and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis patients. 15th European Conference on Public Health “The future of public health in the unified Europe” EUPHA 11-13 October 2007, Helsinki, Finland. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 17(2) (2007), 55-56

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Nagyova I., Macejova Z., van Dijk J.P.: Functional disability, adjustment to disease and psychological well-being in Rheumatoid Arthritis 21st EHPS Conference "Health Psychology and Society”, 15-18 August 2007 Maastricht, The Netherlands. Abstract published in: Health Psychology Review 1(1) (2007), 241-242

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Nagyova I., Macejova Z., van Dijk J.P.: Does adjustment to disease mediate the impact of functional disability on quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?: Programme and Book of Abstracts of Eleventh ESHMS International Congress European health – old and new challenges. Tackling health inequalities“. August 31 - September 2, 2006, Krakow, Poland. (2006) 129-129

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Nagyova I., Stewart R.E., Macejova Z., van Dijk J.P., van den Heuvel W.J.A. The impact of pain on psychological well-being in rheumatoid arthritis: The mediating effects of self-esteem and adjustment to disease. PATIENTS EDUCATION AND COUNSELLING (58)(2005)55–62

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Nagyova I.: Quality of life and chronic disease. 1st workshop of Kosice Institute for Society and Health. Health of adolescents and young adults. 3rd november 2005, Kosice, PeGaS s.r.o Michalovce, ISBN 80-967901-4-5, 2005:46-49

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Macejova Z., Nagyova I., Trejbal D., Lazurova I. Vzťah medzi hodnotami prolaktínu a mierou funkčnej neschopnosti hodnotenej dotazníkom HAQ u pacientov s reumatoidnou artritídou. VNITŘNÍ LÉKAŘSTVÍ 51(11) (2005)1021-1026

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Rajnicova-Nagyova I., van den Heuvel W.J.A., Stewart R.E., Macejova Z., van Dijk J.P. Determinants of Poor Self-Rated Health in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A 4-year Longitudinal Study. EUPHA conference 2004, 6-9.10.2004, Oslo, Norway; EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2004;14 (supp 4):98

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Nagyova I., Heuvel van den W., Stewart R., Szilasiova A., Dijk van J. (2003) Long-term dynamics of relationships between self-perceived health, psychological well-being, disability, and pain Annual EUPHA Conference, Rome, Italy, November 20-22, 2003

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Macejova Z., Trejbal D., Nagyova I., Szilasiova A., Oetterova M. (2003) Diurnálny rytmus sekrécie PRL, vzťah PRL k sledovaným parametrom u pacientov s RA (Diurnal rhytm of PRL secretion, correlation between PRL and other parameters in patients with RA), Rheumatologia: časopis pre otázky pohybového ústrojenstva a spojiva, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 273

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Szilasiova A., Macejova Z., Nagyova I., Kovarova M. (2002) Stanford health assessment questionnaire (HAQ) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis - validity and reliability of the Slovak version, Rheumatologia 16, 2002, č. 1, s. 21–29

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Szilasiova A., Macejova Z., Nagyova I., Kovarova M., Beresova A., Szilasiova J. (2002) Reliability and validity of the Slovak version and modification of the Stanford health assessment questionnaire – Functional Disability Index (HAQ) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Vnitřní lékařství 48,1,s.8-16

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Nagyova I., Stewart R., Szilasiova A., Macejova Z., Dijk van J., Heuvel van den W. (2002) Pain and psychological well-being: The mediating effect of self-esteem and adjustment to disease. ESHMS conference Groningen, The Netherlands, August 28-31, 2002

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Nagyova I., Stewart R., Szilasiova A., Dijk van J., Heuvel van den W. (2002) Assessing pain from different perspectives: Evaluation of three pain measures in patients with a chronic disease. Annual EUPHA Meeting, Dresden, Germany, November 28-30, 2002

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Nagyova I., Stewart R., Szilasiova A., Dijk van J., Heuvel van den W. (2002) Assessing pain from different perspectives: Evaluation of three pain measures in patients with a chronic disease. European Journal of Public Health, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 84

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Szilasiova A., Nagyova I., Kovarova M., Macejova Z. (2001) Reliability and validity of the Slovak version of the Stanford health assessment questionnaire – Functional Disability Index (HAQ) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ILAR 2001, The 20the Congress of the International League of Associations for Rheumatology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 26-30, 2001

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Nagyova I., Szilasiova A., Stewart R., Dijk van J., Heuvel van den W. (2001) Relationships between self-perceived health, functional disability and psychological well-being in rheumatoid arthritis. Annual EUPHA Meeting, Brussels Belgium, December 6-8, 2001, Abstract Book p. 22

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Nagyova I., Krol B., Szilasiova A., Stewart R., Dijk van J., Heuvel van den W. (2000) General Health Questionnaire-28: Psychometric evaluation of the Slovak version. Studia Psychologica, 42, 4, 2000, p.351-361

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Macejova Z., Nagyova I., Szilasiova A., Kovarova M., Spisak B. (1999) Bolesť a reumatoidná artritída. Vnitřní lékařství 45,6,s.359-363 nternational conferences (Language: English)

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Szilasiova A., Macejova Z., Kovarova M., Nagyova I., Trejbal D., Beresova A. (1998) Posúdenie výkonnostného stavu chorých s reumatoidnou artritídou pomocou Karnofského mierky. Reumatológia, 12,2,s.65-69

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Szilasiova A., Macejova Z., Kovarova M., Nagyova I., Trejbal D., Pramuk I., Beresova A. (1998) Groningenská mierka obmedzenia činností (GARS) pri posúdení závažnosti reumatoidnej artritídy. Vnitřní lékařství, 44,4,s.195-200

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Szilasiova A., Macejova Z., Kovarová M., Nagyova I., Trejbal D., Beresova A., Kohler K., Zborovjanova M., Gombosova K., Schlosserova A. (1998) Funkčný stav a aktivita ochorenia chorých so včasnou reumatoidnou artritídou a ich liečba. Česká revmatologie, 6,2,52-56