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Kevin Hares and Stephen Wanless

UK. Nurse Education in Practice. 2003; 3: 121–122. 11. Anderson MP, Carlisle S, Thomson C, et al. Safe moving and handling of patients: an interprofessional approach. Nursing Standard. 2014; 28(46): 37-41. 12. Ruszala S, Hall J, Alexander P. Standards in Manual Handling 3rd edition. Towcester: National Back Exchange; 2010. 13. Smith J. The Guide to the Handling of People (5th edition). Teddington: BackCare; 2004. 14. Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (2018).

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Julia Nawrot, Magdalena Humaj-Grysztar, Agnieszka Gniadek, Dorota Matuszyk and Renata Biernat

kobiet. Pol Prz Nauk Zdr. 2017;2 (51): 161-167. 10. Chan SS, Cheung RY, Yiu KW et al. Symptoms, quality of life, and factors affecting women's treatment decisions regarding pelvic organ prolapse. Int Urogynecol J. 2012; 8 (23): 1027-1033.

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Anna Pacian, Teresa B. Kulik, Joanna Bednarz, Monika Kaczoruk and Ewa Kawiak-Jawor

, i wsp. Czynniki ryzyka udarów mózgu w materiale własnym. Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska. 2005, 39(4): 228-229. 5. Williams LS, Weinberger M, Harris LE, et al. Development of Stroke-Specfic Quality of Life Scale. Stroke. 1999, 30: 1362-1369. 6. Bejer A, Kwolek. Polska adaptacja kulturowa skali Stroke-Specific Quality of Life. Postępy Rehabilitacji. 2009; 1: 41-46. 7. Bejer A. Validation analysis of polish version of the Stroke- Specific Quality of Life Scale. New clinimetrics methods in physiotherapy. Krakow

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Grażyna Stadnicka, Anna B. Pilewska-Kozak, Celina Łepecka-Klusek, Klaudia Pałucka and Karolina Kostrzewska

my mind”: women’s experiences of their bodies when living with hirsutism. Health Care Women Int. 2009; 30(5): 358-372. 8. Menning BE. The psychosocial impact of infertility. Nurs Clin North Am. 1988; 117(1): 155-163. 9. Elsenbruch S, Hahn S, Kowalsky D et al. Quality of life, psychosocial well-being, and sexual satisfaction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003; 88(12): 5801-5807. 10. Kumarapeli VL, Seneviratne R, Wijeyaratne A. Health-related quality of life and psychological distress

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Ľudmila Majerníková and Andrea Obročníková

REFERENCES 1. Rustøen, T. Hope and quality of life, two central issues for cancer patients: a theoretical analysis. Cancer Nurs. 1995 Oct;18(5):355-361. 2. Webster K, Cella D. Quality of life in patients with low-grade non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Oncology. 1998;12:697-714. 3. Kurt AS, Çetinkaya S. Lösemili çocuklarda yaşam kalitesi ve hemşirelik bakýmý (Life quality in children with leukaemia and nursing care). Fýrat Saðlýk Hizmetleri Dergisi 2008;3:35-55. 4. Rodrigues AM. Determinants of Overall

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Mei-Yan Zhang, Huai-Mei Bi, Tao Wang and Gui-Lan Zhang

million are disabled or partly disabled, and nearly 12 million are completely disabled. 2 The quality of life for elderly people is thus difficult to guarantee. This paper reviews a multitude of documents on the quality of life and its impacts on elderly patients, as well as attempts to show that the study of elderly patients can help improve their quality of life. 2 Status analysis 2.1 Elderly patients’ quality-of-life status analysis Evaluating the quality of life of the elderly consists primarily of self-evaluations of health and predicting how the

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Dorota Kozak-Putowska and Joanna Iłżecka

chorujących na ostrą białaczkę limfoblastyczną. Family Med. Prim Care Rev. 2007; 9: 293-296. 10. Tobiasz-Adamczyk B. Jakość życia w naukach społecznych i medycynie. Sztuka Leczenia. 199; 2: 33-40. 11. Jarczewska H. Zachorować na zapominanie. Magazyn Pielęg. i Położ. 2007; 11: 17. 12. Bruvik FK, Ulstein ID, Ranhoff AH, Engedal K. The quality of life of people with dementia and their family carers. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2012; 34: 7-14. 13. Hoc J, Katona C, Orell M, Livingston G. Quality of life in dementi

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Hui Xie, Pei-Wen Chen, Long Zhao, Xuan Sun and Xian-Jie Jia

Family caregivers are family members who have provided care for at least 3 months and more than 1 hour per day to a family member, e.g., a spouse, child, or relative. 3 Most family caregivers have not received professional training and lack knowledge of nursing, and some must work and care for their children, which might cause them to experience various types of pressure and burden. 4 Therefore, to alleviate the social pressures brought about by aging and improve the quality of family care for older adults, we must pay attention to the health of family caregivers

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Olga Bielan, Julia Gutowska and Mariola Ejdys


Introduction. Pain is one of the most frequent human ailment. Not not only is it the first and often the only symptom of ongoing disease process, but also a warning of impending danger. According to the European epidemiological studies, it is estimated that chronic pain occurs in 19% of the population. This means that within a year this condition is diagnosed in 7 million patients in Poland. Treatment of chronic pain is complicated due to the variety of its origin.

Aim. Influence of chronic pain in hospitalized patients on their daily quality of life.

Material and methods. The study included 80 patients with a chronic spinal pain syndrome. To evaluate the intensity of pain, the numerical scale (NRS), the verbal scale (VRS) and the abbreviated version of the McGill Questionnaire were used. To measure the quality of life, the SF-36 was used.

Results. The results of analysis of the collected material confirmed the impact of chronic pain on the quality of life of the hospitalized. Assessment of pain intensity decreased in the group of patients after one week of treatment. On the other hand, in assessing the overall perception of health, quality of life and its various dimensions, a difference between the two groups and the different stages of the study was observed. Own study confirms the equivalence of psychosocial factors modulating the level of pain and the quality of life.

Conclusions. There is a relationship between pain intensity and the level of quality of life as well as its individual components before and after the treatment in patients with chronic spinal pain. Some significant changes between the variables were separated in the accepted stages of the study among people with chronic pain.

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Krystyna Klimaszewska

, Kapusta K. Nietrzymanie moczu a czynniki ryzyka i jakość życia kobiet w Zakładzie Opiekuńczo- Leczniczym w Kielcach. Prz. Menopauz. 2011; 6: 493-499. 20. Kim JC, Chung BS, Choi JB, et al. A safety and quality of life analysis of intravaginal sling plasty in female stress incontinence: a prospective, open label, multicenter, and observational study. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2007;18: 1331-1335. 21. Opracowanie: STUDIO PR na zlecenie WFIP Raport World Federation of Incontinent Patients, Stowarzyszenie Osób z NTM, Program