Julius Evelley, MSc graduated from the Faculty of Arts at PJ Safarik University in Kosice where he obtained a degree in Psychology. The main focus of his master’s thesis was the research goals setting, obstacles, and goal progress in health harms. From September 2019 till the present time, he is a PhD student at the Department of Social and Behavioural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, PJ Safarik University. He carries out research into biobehavioural and psychosocial aspects of functional status and quality of life in osteoarthrosis patients. This research is a collaboration with the Department of Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Department, 1st Private Hospital Kosice-Saca and with the University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His dissertation originates in the research grant of her workplace dealing with chronic diseases and it is a part of the project “Longitudinal research on psychosocial innovations in chronic condition management“ LORICCOM, APVV-15-0719, 2016-2020. His research interests are into the quality of life in patients with osteoarthrosis, functional status, biobehavioural and psychosocial factors, arthroplasty, patient’s expectations, social participation, work limitations.
PhD project title: Biobehavioural and psychosocial aspects of functional status and quality of life in patients with osteoarthrosis
Team members: Prof. Robbert Sanderman; Dr. Iveta Nagyova; Dr. Peter Polan, MD, MPH; Dr. Miriam Polanova, MD, MPH; Martin Vicen, MD