Zuzanna Kwissa-Gajewska

Zuzanna Kwissa-Gajewska
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities | SWPS · Faculty of Psychology

PhD

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Introduction There is limited research on physician–patient communication skills that covers both sides of the relationship. The aim of this study was to explore two indicators of effective physician-patient communication: the agreement of physicians’ and patients’ perspectives of physicians’ communication skills in outpatient visits to dermatology...
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This study examines the indirect effect between parallel fluctuation in daily physical symptoms, symptom-related coping, and mood in patients following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Two models were analyzed with a within-person mediating role of coping and mood, respectively. Physical symptoms, coping (brooding, reflection, co-rumination...
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Background: Very few reports concern the relationship between daily dynamics of physical functioning, coping and emotional states in patients coping with illness. This study examines the indirect effect of daily physical symptom changes on the emotional state changes in patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) through coping st...
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Introduction: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a potentially highly stressful event that can affect the well-being of the patient at any stage of the procedure: pre-, around- and after-HSCT. Until now, research has focused mainly on the functioning of patients after the procedure. The research presented below focuses on the essenti...
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Objectives: The literature offers very few in-depth reports on the time directly before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Also, researchers have focused on selected aspects of psychophysical well-being and treated the sample as homogeneous. Thus, we chose to investigate distinct multidimensional well-being profiles (including anxiety...
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The aim of the study was to examine the moderating effect of optimism on the relationship between daily pain-daily affect. Fifty-four female patients with rheumatoid arthritis completed self-report measures of optimism (once), daily pain and daily positive and negative affect for 7 consecutive days during hospitalization. Results of multilevel rand...
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Purpose: Lower quality of life, especially in the physical domain (Physical-QOL), is common in patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, few studies explore changes in the Physical-QOL, i.e., physical symptoms, in everyday life of patients following HSCT. The present study addresses this gap by examining patient daily...
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The aim of the study was to explore heterogeneity of change in state affect following the introduction of insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes. State affect was assessed twice among 305 patients: just before the introduction of insulin therapy and at 1-month follow-up. Latent class growth modeling showed that negative affect (NA) increa...
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Background: Coping is viewed as an important determinant of psychological adjustment in couples coping with illness. However, few studies have examined coping processes within the context of the everyday life of couples’ illness and treatment experience so far. Therefore, this study examines the effects of daily coping on the emotional state in pat...
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Background. To explore trajectories of emotional state following initiation of insulin among type-2 diabetes patients. Method. Emotional state was assessed twice among 305 patients: just before conversion to insulin therapy and then one month later. Results. Latent class growth modeling showed that negative emotions (NE) increased in 80% of the s...
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Background. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties, factor structure, measurement invariance, internal consistency reliability and construct validity of the Me and My Disease Scale – a tool for state hope measurement for adults su#ering from chronic medical conditions. Participants and procedure. Two clinical groups, patie...
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Background The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties, factor structure, measurement invariance, internal consistency reliability and construct validity of the Me and My Disease Scale – a tool for state hope measurement for adults suffering from chronic medical conditions. Participants and procedure Two clinical groups, pat...
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Background The theories focusing on the central neural mechanisms also pointed to the role of psychological factors in shaping painful sensations. The aim of the study was to explore direct and indirect effects of personality and cognitive appraisal of childbirth on experienced labor pain. Participants and procedure Labor pain was assessed twi...
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The aim of the study was to examine whether optimism and social support moderate within-day associations between pain intensity, pain coping and negative and positive emotions. 53 women completed an initial questionnaire assessing LOT-R and a 7-day daily diary assessing pain (10- point visual analogue-scale), negative and positive emotions (PANAS)...
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Objectives: According to the biopsychosocial model of pain, it is a multidimensional phenomenon, which comprises physiological (sensation-related factors), psychological (affective) and social (socio-economic status, social support) factors. Researchers have mainly focused on phenomena increasing the pain sensation; very few studies have examined p...
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The paper investigates whether the changes in cognitive appraisal and coping strategies related to initiation of insulin treatment onset mediate the effect of temperament on changes in positivity ratio among diabetic patients. Temperament, cognitive appraisal, coping strategies and positivity ratio (ratio of positive to negative affect) were assess...
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It was investigated whether the changes in cognitive appraisal and coping strategies mediate the effect of temperament on changes in positivity ratio (ratio of a positive to negative affect) among patients with type 2 diabetes. 278 patients completed the Formal Characteristics of Behavior- Temperament Inventory, the Situation Appraisal Questionnair...
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Background: This study aims to investigate if there are gender differences in cognitive, behavioral and emotional response to switching over to insulin treatment in adults with type 2 diabetes. Material and methods: Cognitive appraisal (questionnaire KOS), coping strategies (CHIP) and emotions (PANAS) were assessed among 278 patients (F = 148, M =...
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In this study, we examined the dynamics of cognitive appraisal and coping strategies in a potentially stressful situation like initiating the insulin treatment in type 2 diabetes. The longitudinal study was conducted among 278 patients. This sample was assessed at two points in time: just before conveying the Information by physician about conversi...
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Personal characteristics and situational features determine emotional outcomes of stressful encounter. The objective of this study was to test whether cognitive appraisal and coping strategies mediate relationship between temperament and positivity ratio in a stressful situation like type 2 diabetes. Diabetics patients (N=278) participated at 2 poi...
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Can hope keep us healthy? Hope, coping, physical and mental health and self-care behaviors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus Aims: The goal of the research was to explore relationships among hope and coping, self-care behaviors, mental and physical health in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: The examination comprised the...
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Aims: The goal of the research was to explore relationships among hope and coping, self-care behaviors, mental and physical health in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: The examination comprised the 88 patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (age 22- 65). The following questionnaire methods were used: Ja i choroba (I and my illness)...
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Aims To explore relationships among hope and self-care behaviours (specific and general), mental and physical health in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods We surveyed 89 type 2 patients using the scale measuring hope in the situation of illness (Ja i choroba), patients’ coping with illness (Coping with Health Injuries and Problems Scal...
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Jakość życia uwarunkowana stanem zdrowia u osób chorych na cukrzycę W artykule przedstawiono podstawowe założenia i krótką historię kon­cepcji jakości życia uwarunkowanej stanem zdrowia, Koncepcja znala­ zła szerokie zastosowanie przede wszystkim na polu medycyny, co ma odzwierciedlenie w ilości skal jego pomiaru (200 kwestionariuszy). Opisano regu...

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The aim of the project is to determine the coping trajectories for stress caused by illness and their mechanisms among patients and their partners, as well as investigate interactional effects within the patient-partner dyad. Therefore, an intensive longitudinal study is planned with daily measurement of variables among patients and their partners after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Somatic illness provides a good opportunity for exploring how people cope in daily life and how coping occurs in the interpersonal context. The measurement of coping in daily natural settings as well as identification of individual trajectories of coping with illness allows us to understand within-person (a distinct change process for each individual), within-dyad (variability within each dyad), and mixed-dyad processes (both within and between dyad variability), as opposed to between-person processes (differences between persons), which is typical for traditional cross-sectional and longitudinal research. The results will also provide suggestions and guidelines concerning how assistance programs for patients after transplantation and their families should be developed.