Jana Buckova, MSc (1993) graduated from the Faculty of Science at PJ Safarik University and obtained a degree in teaching biology and psychology. The main aim of her master’s thesis was the research on the influence of construal level manipulation (thinking more abstractly or concretely) on primed participants. Her bachelor’s thesis dealt with social support and risky behavior such as drinking alcohol, taking drugs and smoking cigarettes among young people. Since September 2018 till the present time, she is a PhD student at the Department of Social and Behavioural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, PJ Safarik University. She carries out research into behavioral intervention in patients with cardiovascular diseases and she cooperates with the East Slovak Institute of Cardiovascular Disease in Kosice. Her 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. Her research interests are nurse-coordinated interventions, behavioral mechanisms, healthy diet, physical activity and adherence to medication.
PhD project title: Biobehavioural mechanisms and psychosocial interventions in patients with cardiovascular disease
Team members: Prof. Dr. Robbert Sanderman; Dr. Iveta Nagyova; Dr. Lucia Dimunova; Dr. Jana Michalkova