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University Medical Center Groningen

A. (Alexandra) Husivargová, MSc

A. (Alexandra) Husivargová, MSc
E-mail:
a.husivargova umcg.nl

Alexandra Husivargova (1988) graduated in Psychology at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava in 2012. Her diploma thesis dealt with cultural differences in 17 nations from Europe, Asia and Australia  focus on self-esteem, well-being, lying, free-time, notion of afterlife and financial satisfaction (thesis title: “Intercultural comparison of differences in self-esteem, well-being and its attributes in population of employed young adults”). The results of her diploma thesis received  very positive reviews both consultant as well as thesis opponent, and she was awarded with the Dean’s prize. Her bachelor thesis was on prisoners imprisoned in Dubnica nad Vahom (thesis title: Difference in choice of authority between convicted offenders and people without a criminal record). After completing her university studies she lived 3 years abroad working in other field and studying languages.

Since July 2016 till present time, she is the researcher at Pavol Jozef  Safarik University in Kosice, at the Department of Social and Behavioural Medicine and a PhD student at the University of Groningen, at the Department of Health Psychology. Her research focus is on research of non-pharmacological interventions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. She takes part in the Social Medicine, and Diploma Seminar 3 teaching courses. She also supervises general medicine students' diploma theses (6 defended, 10 in progress). She participates in several projects, including APVV and VEGA, and has represented her research at international conferences in Dubrovnik, Santiago de Chile, Padova, Prague and Kosice. She is a member of the IBTN network and attended their summer school program.

The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.”                Plato (427–347 BC)

Conferences

6th SAVEZ Conference: Chronic Diseases and Integrated Care: Rethinking Health and Welfare Systems, 24-25 October 2019, Kosice, Slovakia. “Cultural differences in needs and treatment preferences in rheumatoid arthritis patients“
EHPS 2019, 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, 03 – 07 September 2019, Dubrovník, Croatia. “The unmet needs of rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with biologics“
ICBM – International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, 14-17 November 2018, Santiago de Chile, Chile. The associations between fatigue and coping self-efficacy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis“
EHPS – European Health Psychology Society, 29 August-2 September 2017, Padova – Italy. “The associations between fatigue and self-esteem in patients with rheumatoid arthritis“
3rd V4 Conference on Public Health. 19-20 October 2017, Praha, Czech Republic. The importance of fatigue and depression for quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis patients“
IBTN summer school – online version 17-21 May 2021, Montreal Canada

Publications

Husivargova A, Sulkers E, Macejova Z, Kotradyova Z, Breznoscakova D, Sanderman R, Fleer J, Nagyova I. Self-reported health problems and patients’ preferences for non-pharmacological interventions in rheumatoid arthritis – accepted in Cesko-Slovenska Psychiatrie
Husivargová, A., Macejová, Z., Benka, J., Breznošaková, D., & Nagyová, I. 2018. The associations between fatigue and coping self-efficacy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 25:S185S185
Husivargová, A., Macejová, Z., Benka, J., Breznoščáková, D., & Nagyová, I. 2018. The Importance of Fatigue and Depression for Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. In: Dlouhý, M. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 3rd V4 Conference on Public Health 2017. Prague, Professional Publishing. p. 50-55. ISBN 978-80-88260-08-0.
Husivargová, A. & Kimáková, T. 2016. Well-being in relation to frequency of positive emotions between group of southern and non-southern cultures in young adulthood – comparative study. Teoreticko-praktické pohľady na problémy súčastnej spoločnosti. - Košice: Katedra spoločenských vied, Technická
univerzita. p. 86-90. ISBN 9788055325903.
Husivargová, A. & Kimáková, T. 2016. Leisure time and means of relax in young adulthood – intercultural study. Teoreticko-praktické pohľady na problémy súčastnej spoločnosti. - Košice: Katedra spoločenských vied, Technická univerzita. p. 78-85. ISBN 9788055325903.
Breznoščáková, D. & Husivargová, A. 2017. Přírustek hmotnosti u ambulantně léčených depresivnívh nemocných z hlediska pohlaví. Psychiatrie. 21 (1), p. 15. ISSN 1211-7579.
Chylová, M., Katreniaková, Z., Peštová, L., Polanová, M., Linková, M., Mikula, P., Timková, V., Husivargová, A., Breznoščáková, D., Herda, R. & Nagyová, I. 2018. Sclerosis multiplex: Ja a moje vzťahy. Bratislava: Grifis, 2018. p. 1-19. ISBN 9788097296803.
Kotrádyová, Z., Husivargová, A., Nagyová, I., Aljubouri, M.A.S. & Macejová, Ž. 2021. Vplyv syntetických a biologických DMARDs na hodnoty DAS28 a HAQ u pacientov s reumatoidnou artritídou. Praha (Česko) : Česká revmatologická společnost, 2021. – ISBN 978-80-906582-7-1, s. 10-10

Education and Training

MSc in General Psychology, Faculty of Arts UCM in Trnava Slovakia
[ 2006 – 2012 ]
The 3rd wave in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy - New ways, workshop
[ 2018 ]
Diploma of participation in course: „Usage of cognitive interview in investigation, psychology of self-defence a practical self-defence“
[ 2012 ]
Diploma of participation in course: „Psychological evaluation of credibility and modern methods of criminal and investigative psychology“
[ 2011 ]
Collecting data for the HBSC (Health Behaviour of School Aged Children) Study [ 2010 ]

Thesis supervisor

Depression, fatigue and the importance of intervention programs in rheumatoid arthritis. Omaar Habib, Defence: 13.9.2018
Gender differences in fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Anniken Aanensen, Defence: 09.09.2019
Factors associated with fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis. Anna-Vilelmina Balinovitz, Defence: 18.09.2020
Factors associated with pain and fatigue in rheumatic diseases. Lukas Guggenbichler Defence: 18.06.2021
Gender differences in pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Diego Francesco Macali, Defence: 18.06.2021
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on patients with rheumatoid arthritis and the need for non-pharmacological interventions. Laurens Magnus Raoul, Defence: 16.09.2021

Cultural differences in factors associated with pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Mehmet Ali Gürkan 
Fatigue and sleep quality in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Sylwia Ociepa
The most common psychological problems in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Alberto Olmos Maestre
The importance of social support in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Elaf Al-Akhal 
Pain and sleep quality in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Feras Hussain M Alyami 
Non-pharmacological intervention in the management of rheumatoid arthritis Viktória Kostilníková 
Cultural differences in factors associated with anxiety in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Nicole Frumkin
Gender differences in depression in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Esther Schuck 
Cultural differences in factors associated with depression in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Mustafa Waadullah Jamil 
Psychosocial and demographic factors associated with botox treatment. Ali Nejad Kasbakhi 

Languages

Slovak, English, Czech, Greek

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