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Dr Jitka Vseteckova

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Health and Social Care
  • jitka.vseteckova

Professional biography

My role with the Faculty of Health and Social Care in the Open University is multi-faceted and enables me to be involved in research, teaching, supervision and external collaborations.  My research is oriented in four main directions:

a) Health policy and planning: evaluation and improvement of health service delivery; and addressing the future health needs of communities.

b) Public health / health of citizens and populations domain: improvement of outcomes for elderly persons & evidence base used for improving patient / student outcomes in health care.

c) Education and improvement of skills, specifically, in mental health professionals.

d) Development of evidence base in several areas of health and social care.

Previous and current academic and management responsibilities include the development of teaching curricula and the co-ordination of a teams of teaching and administrative staff. I have undertaken a number of satellite responsibilities such as participating in Board of Studies, CPPD Advisory Board, Ethics Committees, Chairing academic committees, leading staff-student liaison committees, programme periodic reviews and employing external examiners and providing extensive pastoral care and academic support to BSc, Master and PhD level students.

In my current role as Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Lead for the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at The Open University, I promote strategies which positively impact on my colleagues' research skills and outputs. I do also strive to facilitate the development of internal and external networks as well as other platforms which enable the exchange of ideas, knowledge and practice. 

The role gives emphasis on a two-way exchange between the academia and the wider spectrum of societal and business stakeholders to promote health and social care locally, nationally and internationally. 

I welcome expressions of interest from potential PhD & EdD & DHSC candidates.

Research interests

I have an on-going interest in ways via which we can improve health and quality of life outcomes in older adults.

For the past 14 years I have been teaching clinicians, allied health professionals and the public, abroad as well as in the UK, on how to do so. I have been presenting my ‘Ageing Well’ Lecture Series in collaboration with Third Age University and Free Time University overseas and more recently in collaboration with primary care practices in the UK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPeKzzjKwmU&feature=youtu.be  These lectures are also a component of an international online education platform for clinicians and allied health professionals via the UKeMED & Cambridge Medical Academy, based in Addenbrookes Hospital. I am regularly invited to give public lectures regionally, nationally and internationally and I am member of several committees at University and regional level such as the East of England Academic Health Science Network and the UKeMED & Cambridge Medical Academy network to which I act as advisor on ageing. http://www.ukemed.com/site/index

I am delighted to announce this series of public talks with the title ‘Ageing Well’, will be offered at The Open University in Milton Keynes in the University Library from 11h30 am -1pm. See below for topics & dates:

  • Are we prepared to live longer – October 22nd 2019
  • Ageing Brain – November 26th 2019
  • Nutritional needs while ageing – January 28th 2020
  • Pharmacotherapy while ageing – February 25th 2020
  • Move it and breathe – March 24th 2020
  • Standing tall – April 28th 2020

This work is accompanied by 5 mini lectures on specific topic relating to Ageig Well: Nutrition, Hydration, Physical, Social and Cognitive Stimulation. See also latest Open Learn article including mini video lectures: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/mental-health/five-pillars-ageing-well

I have an ongoing interest in ways by which we can improve postural stability in older adults, living with or without dementia, through physical exercise interventions. See more at https://www.keepmewalking.info/

I have been recently appointed as Academic Consultant on BBC Programme Series titled All in the Mind. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/search-results?as_q=all+in+the+mind

I am also making a contribution to the development of evidence base for the effective use of eHealth applications. This is multidisciplinary and international in collaboration with Imperial College London, the Nanyang Technological University Singapore & Karolinska Institutet.

I was recently involved as co-investigator in two mental health studies which are funded by the NIHR National Institute for Health Research (COCAPP and COCAPP-A).  Both studies aim to identify the components that are most important to ensure that care planning and coordination for people with severe mental illness is: recovery-focused, personalised & collaborative.

I contributed (via data collection, data analysis and presentation of findings - see conferences below) to Preceptorship study funded by East London Foundation Trust to evaluate their mentorship (Preceptorship) programme for newly qualified mental health nurses.

In the past, I was also collaborating externally (data analysis - see publications below) on HAPIEE study with University College London. The HAPIEE study is a cohort study that assesses the effects of dietary factors, alcohol consumption and psychosocial factors on the health of men and women aged 45-69 years in four countries of Central and Eastern Europe, which undergo rapid social and economic transition. The HAPIEE study has received funding from the Wellcome Trust, the MacArthur Foundation and the National Institute on Aging.

 

Teaching interests

  • As a lecturer and researcher, I have always enjoyed working closely with students and being meaningfully challenged and challenging. I have taught a range of seminars on research methods (both qualitative and quantitative, including statistical workshops), systematic reviews methodology and critical analysis, subjects relating to diverse aspects of ageing, safeguarding of vulnerable adults, public health, epidemiology and health & society to doctoral, taught postgraduate and undergraduate students.I have recently accomplished PG certificate in Academic Practice, gained the Senior HEA Fellowship and was awarded Open University Teaching Excellence Award.
  • Health services research related subjects including literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Biomedical (e.g. biomedical & neurological aspects of ageing, long term conditions etc.), statistics and epidemiology subjects.
  • I have been regularly lecturing abroad: Third Age University program at Charles University Prague & Free Time University Prague.
  • I have  accomplished PG certificate in Academic Practice and gained the SFHEA Fellowship (2019)
  • I have been awarded (2019) The Open University Teaching Excellence Award jointly with my colleagues for our innovative approache and significant contribution to K314 Approaches to Mental Health Module.

 

Impact and engagement

Commissioned Reports

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Jones A, Barlow S, Cohen R, Vseteckova Jet al. (2016) Cross-national comparative mixed-methods case study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and co-ordination: Collaborative Care Planning Project (COCAPP). Health Serv Deliv Res;4(5)  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK343672/
  • Simpson A, Coffey M, Hannigan B, Faulkner A, Jones A, Barlow S, Vseteckova J, Haddad M, Marlowe K,  (2017) Cross-national mixed methods comparative case study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and coordination in acute inpatient mental health settings (COCAPP-A). Health Serv Deliv Res; 5(26) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK343672/ 

 

Journal articles and systematic reviews

  • Bature F, Vseteckova J, Pang D, Pappas Y, Guinn B (2019) Retrospective medical record research: Reflections of a unsponsored researcher (accepted BJSTR Biomed J Sci & Tech Res BJSTR-CAR-19-RW-155)

  • Vseteckova J, Mahon A, Boyle G, Guntupalli A, Jones K, Garcia R (2019) Frailty and spousal/partner bereavement in older people: A Systematic Review Protocol. PROSPERO 2019 CRD42019149453 https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO

  • Mahon A, Vseteckova J, Tilley E, Pappas Y, Randhawa G. (2019) Protocol: A systematic scoping review of the impact of mutual care on individuals with learning disabilities and their ageing carers in the United Kingdom. (accepted BJSTR Biomed J Sci & Tech Res BJSTR-CAR-19-RW-153

  • Mahon A, Vseteckova J, Tilley E, Pappas Y, Randhawa G. Protocol (2019) A Systematic Scoping Review of the Interventions Available During Care Crises for People with Learning or Intellectual Disabilities (LD) who are Cared for by an Ageing Carer within the United Kingdom. Biomed J Sci & Tech Res 20(5)BJSTR.MS.ID.003512 https://biomedres.us/pdfs/BJSTR.MS.ID.003512.pdf

  • Mahon A, Vseteckova J, Tilley E, Pappas Y, Randhawa G (2019) Protocol - A Systematic Scoping Review of the Physical and Mental Wellbeing Needs of Ageing Careers of Individuals with Learning Disabilities within the United Kingdom (accepted BJSTR DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2019.19.00333) https://biomedres.us/pdfs/BJSTR.MS.ID.003337.pdf

  • Pappas Y & Vseteckova J (2019) Evaluation and sustainability: reflecting on 15 years of experience in eHealth. (Accepted ID: BJSTR-CAR-19-OP-138). https://biomedres.us/pdfs/BJSTR.MS.ID.003275.pdf

  • Vseteckova J, Gracia R (2019) The impact of dance and movement on learning, health, wellbeing and quality of life of institutionalised older adults living with or without dementia: a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2019 CRD42019127954 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO

  • Gracia R, Vseteckova J., Jones R (2019) The impact of dance and movement on learning, health, wellbeing and quality of life of older adults living with or without dementia and/or Parkinson's in the community: a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2019 CRD42019127953 Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42019127953
  • Vseteckova J, Tilley E, Mahon A, Pappas Y, Randhawa G. (2019) A systematic review of interventions available during care crises for individuals with learning disabilities (LD) who are cared for by an ageing carer within the United Kingdom. PROSPERO 2018 CRD42018117604 Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42018117604

  • Tudor-Carr L, Kyaw BM, Saxena N, Posadzki P, Vseteckova J, Nikolaou SC, Paul P, Divakar U, Masiello I, Kononowicz A, Zary N (2018) Virtual Reality for Health Professions Education: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by the Digital Health Education collaboration. J Med Internet Res 2019;21(1):e12959 DOI: 10.2196/jmir.12959. https://www.jmir.org/2019/1/e12959/

  • Mahon A, Pappas Y, Randhawa G, Tilley E and Vseteckova J (2019) Ageing carers and intellectual disability: a scoping review. Quality in Ageing in Older Adults. DOI 10.1108/QAOA-11-2018-0057 https://oro.open.ac.uk/61878/2/61878.pdf

  • Vseteckova J, Deepak-Gopinat M, Borgstrom E, Holland C,  Dadova, Ryan G, Gracia R (2018) Barriers and facilitators to adherence to walking group exercise in older people living with dementia in the commun ity: a systematic review (Protocol) PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews.CRD42018114173 http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42018114173

  • Boyle S,Vseteckova J, Higgins M.  (2018) Impact of motivational interviewing on service users - systematic review of literature. Research on Social Work Practice.https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731519827377
  • Vseteckova J, Deepak-Gopinat M, Erica Borgstrom E, Holland C, Draper J, Pappas Y, McKeown E, Dadova K and Gray S (2018) Barriers and facilitators to adherence to group exercise in institutionalised older people living with dementia: a systematic review (in press) DOI : 10.1186/s11556-018-0200-3 https://eurapa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s11556-018-0200-3
  • Borgstrom E, Gopinath M and Vseteckova J (2018) Learning in the Fourth Age: the role of physical activity interventions for people living in long term facilities. (in presshttp://oro.open.ac.uk/56664/

  • Simpson A, Coffey M, Hannigan B, Barlow S, Cohen R, Jones A, Faulkner A, Vseteckova J, Haddad M, Marlowe K Study Protocol: Cross-national comparative mixed methods study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and coordination in acute inpatient mental health settings (COCAPP-A) (Under review)

  • Boyle S, Higgins M, Vseteckova J(2018) Impact of motivational interviewing on service users - systematic review of practice research literature (Protocol) PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews. 2017. CRD42018089852.  Available from    https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?RecordID=89852

  • Pappas Y, Vseteckova J, Poduval S, Tseng Pei-Ching, Car J. (2017) Computer-assisted versus oral-and-written history taking for the management of cardiovascular disease. Acta Medica; 60(3):3-13. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2374373518803617

  • Vseteckova J, Deepak-Gopinath M, Holland C, Draper J, Pappas Y, Gray S. Barriers and facilitators to adherence to walking group exercise in older people living with dementia in residential care settings. (Protocol)  PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews. 2017. CRD42017067805. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42017067805

  • Saxena N, Kyaw BM, Vseteckova J, Dev P, Paul P, Lim KTK, Kononowicz A, Masiello I, Tudor Car L, Nikolaou CK, Zary N, Car J. (2016) Virtual reality environments for health professional education (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD012090. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD012090/information

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey Michael, Barlow S, Jones A, Vseteckova J, Faulkner, A, Thornton A, Cartwright M. (2016). Recovery-focused care planning and coordination in England and Wales: A cross-national mixed methods comparative case study. BMC Psychiatry, 16:147. https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-016-0858-x 

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Jones A, Barlow S, Cohen R, Vseteckova, J & Faulkner A. (2016). Cross-national comparative mixed-methods case study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and co-ordination: Collaborative Care Planning Project (COCAPP). Health Services and Delivery Research, 4:5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK343672/ 

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Jones A, Barlow S,Cohen R, Vseteckova J, Faulkner A, Haddad M. (2015). Study protocol: cross-national comparative case study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and coordination (COCAPP). BMC Psychiatry, 15:145 https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-015-0538-2

  • Jancova - Vseteckova J, Bobak M, Kubinova R, Peasey A, Marmot M, Pikhart H. (2015). Social gradient and physical functioning decline associated with ageing in large Population-based study in the Czech Republic: the HAPIEE study. JAPA, 23(2):264-271

  • Horan SE, Haddad M, Vseteckova J, Schilling RJ. (2014). 35Literature review of health related quality of life measurement tools for patients with atrial fibrillation: could they be used as a patient reported outcome measure? Europace. 16, 3:15.

  • Jancova - Vseteckova J, Drey N. (2013). What roles do body sway deviations and body sway velocity play in postural stability when ageing? ACTA MEDICA, 56(3):117-123

  • Jancova - Vseteckova J, Bobak M, Kubinova R, Peasey A, Pikhart H. (2012) Social gradient and physical functioning decline associated with ageing in large Population-based study in the Czech Republic: the HAPIEE study. Abstract published in the August supplements in Journal of Ageing and Physical Activity, 20, S1 - S369 

  • Jancova - Vseteckova J, Kohlíková E. (2008). Aging and functional and Physiological changes associated to posture and postural stability. Archives of the International Journal of medicine, 1(2), 61-68. 

  • Jancova - Vseteckova J, Nováková H, Zahálka F. (2008). Intersession reliability of posturographic measurementsand impact of some somatometric characteristics on balance control in aging. Archives of the International Journal of medicine, 1(2), 86-90. 

  • Jancova - Vseteckova J, Plívová M, Nováková P. (2008). Massage as a part of healthy living style when ageing? Rehabilitation and physical medicine, 2, 82-88.

  • Jancova - Vseteckova J. (2008). Measuring the balance control system. Acta Medica , 51(3), 129-137

  • Jancova – Vseteckova J. (2008). Mental health and social syndromes for geriatric patients, Physical Education and Sport, 2008, 18(2), 26-29.

  • Jancova - Vseteckova J, Tošnerová V. (2007). Use of stabilometric platform and evaluation for further measurements – a pilot study. Acta Medica, 50(2), 139-143.

  • Jancova - Vseteckova J, Kohlíková E. (2007). Ageing and postural stability. Rehabilitation and physical medicine, 4,155-162.

 

Open Learn articles

 

Conference Presentations & Public Lectures/seminars

  • S.Malies & J Vseteckova (2020) Service users as students. European Conference for Social Work Research, University of Bucharest, Romania, April 2020

  • Vseteckova J (2019) Ageing Well, preparing to age better. Seminar lecture for Ransackers Association. Ransackers Forum and AGM. October 2019  London UK
  • Vseteckova J (2019) AGEING WELL PUBLIC TALSK SERIES - Are we prepared to live longer? The Open University Library, Milton Keynes Walton Hall, October 2019
  • Vseteckova J (2019) Ageing Well Talk. Older Persons Forum Committee Meeting. September 2019, Milton Keynes, UK
  • Gracia R, Vseteckova J, Gopinath M, Borgstrom E, Ryan G (2019) Barriers and facilitators to adherence to walking group exercise in older people living with dementia in the community British Society of Gerontology (BSG) July 2019,  Liverpool, UK 
  • Tilley E, Vseteckova J, Mahon A, Pappas y, Randhawa G (2019) Ageing carers for people with learning disability in crisis situations, Disability Innovation Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney 

  • Mahon A, Vseteckova J, Tilley E, Pappas Y, Randhawa G (2019) MDTs for high intensity users & Ageing carers for people with IDD, IHR University of Bedfordshire, UK

  • Vseteckova J, Boyle S, Higgins M (2019) Motivational interviewing in social work. EASSW Conference Madrid, Spain 2019

  • Boyle S, Higgins M, Vseteckova J (2019) The impact of motivational interviewing by social workers on service users - systematic review of literature, International Network for Health Workforce Education, Dublin, Ireland

  • Vseteckova J, Pappas Y (2018) ‘Ageing Well’ series of public lectures – service evaluation. ELOA/ESREA International Conference, Faro, Portugal, October 2018.

  • Vseteckova J  (2018) Barriers and facilitators to adherence to walking groups exercise for older people living with dementia in the community. ELOA/ESREA International Conference, Faro, Portugal, October 2018.

  • Gopinath M, Vseteckova J, Borgstrom E (2018) Learning in the fourth Age: the role of physical activity interventions. British Society of Gerontology, Manchester.

  • Vseteckova J, Tilley L, Pappas Y, Mahon A, Randhawa G (2018) Who advocates for ageing carers of people with learning disabilities, and people with learning disabilities who provide care for their ageing parents? SHDL International Conference. The Open University Milton Keynes.

  • Tilley E, Vseteckova J (2018) Ageing carers and learning disability. The Open University – Research day. Milton Keynes.

  • Tagg C, Stickler U, Owen N, Vseteckova J, Ullman T, McAndrew P, Marston H. (2018) Older language learners’ engagement with online learning forums: challenging their portrayal as digital immigrants. Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference The Open University – Milton Keynes.  http://wels.open.ac.uk/research/research-centres/digital-health-wellbeing-conference 

  • Vseteckova J, Deepak-Gopinath M, Borgstrom E, Holland C. (2017) Barriers and facilitators to adherence to group walking and other group exercises in institutionalised older people living with dementia.  ‘Identity, Voice, Creativity, Action!’ The 8th conference of the ESREA Network – ELOA , Leeds

  • Vseteckova J, Deepak-Gopinath M, Holland C. (2017) Adherence to walking groups for people with dementia. International Congress of Mental health and Law. Prague

  • Stickler U, Tagg C, Owen N, McAndrew P, Vseteckova J (2017) Language learning and ageing: cognitive and social benefits of online forum interactions for older learners digiLAL Research Conference2017 The Open University, Milton Keynes

  • Tagg C, Stickler U, Owen N, McAndrew P, Vseteckova J, Marston H (2017) Older people and the art of language learning: motivation and cognitive wellbeing. BSG 2017 Annual Conference. Swansea

  • Tagg C, Stickler U, Owen N, McAndrew P, Vseteckova J, Marston H (2017) The Art of Ageing. The Open University – Research day. Milton Keynes

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Barlow S, Jones A, Cohen R, Vseteckova J, Faulkner A, Ahmed N.(2015) Care planning and care coordination in community mental health: main findings from COCAPP. International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research. Manchester

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Barlow S, Jones A, Cohen R, Vseteckova J, Faulkner A, Ahmed N.(2015) Information sharing and collaborative discussions of risk in care planning and coordination: a critical overview. International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research. Manchester

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Barlow S, Jones A, Cohen R, Vseteckova J, Faulkner A, Ahmed N.(2015) What do ‘recovery’ and ‘personalisation’ mean? Perspectives of managers, practitioners, service users and carers. International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research. Manchester

  • Vseteckova J. (2015) Biomedical and psychosocial changes associated with ageing. International congress of Mental Health and Law. Vienna, Austria

  • Horan S, Haddad M, Vseteckova J, Schilling R. (2014) Literature Review of Health Related Quality of Life measurement tools for patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Could they be used as a Patient Reported Outcome Measure? Heart Rhythm Congress. Stratford upon Avon.

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Jones A, Jancova (Vseteckova) J, Faulkner A, Barlow S, Egbunike J. (2014) A meta-narrative map of care planning and care coordination in community mental health. Centre, The University of Warwick, Coventry.

  • Vseteckova J, Barlow S, Mair BR, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Jones A, Faulkner A, Egbunike J, Hindle D, Barrett K, Tear J & Simpson A. (2014) Working Collaboratively with Service User Researchers – COCAPP study. 20th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research. Warwick Conference Centre, The University of Warwick, Coventry.

  • Simpson A, Barlow S, Vseteckova J, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Jones A, Faulkner A. (2014) Working in Collaboration with Service User Researchers – COCAPP study. LPFT Annual meeting. Lincolnshire.

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Jones A, Jancova J, Faulkner A, Barlow S, Egbunike J, Keogh B, Tear J. (2013) Cross-national comparative study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and coordination (COCAPP). University of Lincoln - Mental Health Research and Innovation Expo.

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Jones A, Jancova J, Faulkner A, Barlow S, Egbunike J.(2013) The politics of care planning in community mental health. International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference. Warwick Arts Centre,The University of Warwick, Coventry.

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Jones A, Jancova J, Faulkner A, Barlow S, Egbunike J. (2013) Cross-national comparative study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and coordination (COCAPP). Conversazione, the College of Human and Health Science’s annual FREE health and social care conference/exhibition, Vivian Tower and Glyndwr Building, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea.

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Jones A, Jancova J, Faulkner A. (2012) Cross-national comparative study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and coordination (COCAPP). Cardiff & Vale UHB Mental Health R&D Meeting.

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Jones A, Jancova J, Faulkner A . (2012) National comparative study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and coordination (COCAPP. South Wales mental health nursing journal club, 6 February 2013, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University.

  • Jančová J., Bobak M., Kubinova R., Peasey A., Pikhart H. (2012). Social gradient and physical functioning decline associated with ageing in large Population-based study in the Czech Republic: the HAPIEE study. World Congress on Active Ageing – Glasgow (oral presentation).

  • Jančová J., Drey N. (2011). What is the role body sway deviation (BSD) and body sway velocity (BSV) play in postural stability in older adults? Conference - British Geriatric Society, Falls and Bone Health Section, Manchester, UK ().

  • Jančová J. (2008). Changes in Postural stability when ageing. Conference of Geriatric Medicine Prague, Czech Republic (oral presentation).

  • Jančová J. (2008). Validity and Reliability of Stabilometric measurements. International Student Conference Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Jančová J, Nováková P, Plívová M. (2007). Could Massage compensate physiological changes when ageing?. Ageing and living style Olomouc, Czech Republic.

  • Jančová J. (2007). Postural stability and stabilometric measurements in the elderly. International Scientific Conference Prague Carolinum, Czech Republic.

  • Jančová J. (2007). Frailty, Postural stability and stabilometric measurements in the elderly. International Student Conference Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Jančová J. (2006). Postural stability and stabilometric platform. International Student Conference Prague, Czech Republic (award for the best paper presentation)

 

Public Lectures

  • 2005 - present:

For fourteen years, I have been delivering a series of lectures in the community (overseas, and in the UK), specifically targeting those people who are hard to reach. Public Lectures were delivered in collaboration with Third Age University, Charles University Prague and University of Free Time in Czech Republic within Successful & Healthy Ageing series. 

I have recently developed a programme consisting of series of lectures (for general public, and also for clinicians and allied health professionals) in collaboration with primary care practices in the UK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPeKzzjKwmU&feature=youtu.be

These lectures are also a component of an international online education programmes for clinicians and allied health professionals via the UKeMED & Cambridge Medica Academy. The series are delivered abroad via a an online platform that is funded by overseas healthcare organisations, who aim to support their regional population with ageing well.  http://www.ukemed.com/site/index

 

 

External collaborations

My collaboration is both national and international with the following institutions:

City University London, Cardiff University & Swansea University (COCAPP study, COCAPP-A study, Preceptroship study)

Imperial College London Nanyang Technological University Singapore & Karolinska Institutet (Cochrane and other systematic reviews)

University College London (HAPIEE study)

City University London & Buckinghamshire New University (PhD supervision)

Charles University Prague (Third Age University courses, Public Lectures & Taught Doctoral courses)

UKeMED http://www.ukemed.eu/ (Advisor for Ageing, author of 'AGEING WELL' series of lectures for clinicians and allied health professionals)

STOWHEALTH General Practice  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPeKzzjKwmU&feature=youtu.be

I have been recently appointed as Academic Consultant on BBC Programme Series titled 'All in the Mind'. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/search-results?as_q=all+in+the+mind

Ageing Well series of Public Talks:

I am delighted to announce this series of public talks with the title ‘Ageing Well’, will be offered at The Open University in Milton Keynes in the University Library from 11h30 am -1pm. See below for topics & dates:

  • Are we prepared to live longer – October 22nd 2019
  • Ageing Brain – November 26th 2019
  • Nutritional needs while ageing – January 28th 2020
  • Pharmacotherapy while ageing – February 25th 2020
  • Move it and breathe – March 24th 2020
  • Standing tall – April 28th 2020

Publications

Learning in the Fourth Age: the role of physical activity interventions for people living in long term facilities (2019-12-01)
Borgstrom, Erica; Deepak Gopinath, Manik and Vseteckova, Jitka
International Journal of Education and Ageing ((In Press))
Retrospective medical record research: Reflections of a unsponsored researcher (2019-10-01)
Bature, Fidelia; Vseteckova, Jitka; Pang, Dong; Pappas, Yannis and Guinn, Barbara
Biomed J Sci & Tech Res, 21, Article BJSTR-CAR-19-RW-155(4) (pp. 16080-16086)
Virtual Reality for Health Professions Education: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by the Digital Health Education Collaboration (2019-01-31)
Kyaw, Bhone Myint; Saxena, Nakul; Posadzki, Pawel; Vseteckova, Jitka; Nikolaou, Charoula Konstantina; Pradeep, Paul George; Divakar, Ushashree; Masiello, Italo; Kononowitz, Andrzej; Zary, Nabil and Tudor-Carr, Lorraine
Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21, Article e12959(1)
Impact of Motivational Interviewing by Social Workers on Service Users - a systematic review (2019)
Boyle, Sally; Vseteckova, Jitka and Higgins, Martyn
Research on Social Work Practice, 29(8) (pp. 863-875)
Ageing carers and intellectual disability: a scoping review of literature (2019)
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Quality in Ageing and Older Adults ((Early Access))
Research, Evaluation and Sustainability: Reflecting on 15 Years of Experience in eHealth (2019)
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Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, 19(2)
Ageing carers and intellectual disability: a systematic scoping review of literature (2019)
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A Systematic Scoping Review of the Interventions Available During Care Crises for People with Learning or Intellectual Disabilities (LD) who are Cared for by an Ageing Carer within the United Kingdom. (2019)
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Protocol: A systematic scoping review of the impact of mutual care on individuals with learning disabilities and their ageing carers in the United Kingdom. (2019)
Mahon, Aoife; Vseteckova, Jitka; Tilley, Elizabeth; Pappas, Yannis and Randhawa, Gurch
Biomed J Sci & Tech Res, Article BJSTR-CAR-19-RW-153
Barriers and facilitators to adherence to group exercise in institutionalized older people living with dementia: a systematic review (2018-11-09)
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European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 15, Article 11
Computer-Assisted versus Oral-and-Written History Taking for the Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease: a Systematic Review of the Literature (2018)
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Acta Medica, 60(3) (pp. 97-107)
Diagnosis and Decision-Making in Telemedicine (2018)
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Journal of Patient Experience ((Early Access))
A systematic review of interventions available during care crises for individuals with learning disabilities (LD) who are cared for by an ageing carer within the United Kingdom (2018)
Vseteckova, Jitka; Tilley, Elizabeth; Mahon, Aoife; Pappas, Yannis and Randhawa, Gurch
PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews, Article CRD42018117604
Barriers and facilitators to adherence to walking group exercise in older people living with dementia in the community: a systematic review protocol (2018)
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PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews, Article CRD42018114173
The impact of motivational interviewing by social workers on service users - systematic review of literature (2018)
Boyle, Sally; Higgins, Martyn and Vseteckova, Jitka
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Cross-national mixed-methods comparative case study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and co-ordination in acute inpatient mental health settings (COCAPP-A) (2017-10)
Simpson, Alan; Coffey, Michael; Hannigan, Ben; Barlow, Sally; Cohen, Rachel; Jones, Aled; Faulkner, Alison; Thornton, Alexandra; Vseteckova, Jitka; Haddad, Mark and Marlowe, Karl
Health Services and Delivery Research, 5(26) (pp. 1-234)
Recovery-focused care planning and coordination in England and Wales: A cross-national mixed methods comparative case study (2016-05-16)
Simpson, Alan; Hannigan, Ben; Coffey, Michael; Barlow, Sally; Cohen, Rachel; Jones, Aled; Vseteckova, Jitka; Faulkner, Alison; Thornton, Alexandra and Cartwright, Martin
BMC Psychiatry, 16, Article 147
Cross-national comparative mixed-methods case study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and co-ordination: Collaborative Care Planning Project (COCAPP) (2016-02-28)
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Health Services and Delivery Research, 4(5)
Study protocol: cross-national comparative case study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and coordination (COCAPP) (2016)
Simpson, Alan; Hannigan, Ben; Coffey, Michael; Jones, Aled; Barlow, Sally; Cohen, Rachel; Všetečková, Jitka; Faulkner, Alison and Haddad, Mark
BMC Psychiatry, 15, Article 145
Virtual reality environments for health professional education (Protocol) (2016)
Saxena, Nakul; Kyaw, Bhone M.; Vseteckova, Jitka; Dev, Parvati; Paul, Pradeep; Lim, Kenneth Teck Kiat; Kononowicz, Andrezej; Masiello, Italo; Tudor Car, Lorainne; Nikolaou, Charoula K.; Zary, Nabil and Car, Josip
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Article CD012090(Issue 2)
Social patterning in grip strength, chair rise, and walk speed in an aging population: the Czech HAPIEE Study (2015)
Vseteckova, Jitka; Bobak, Martin; Kubinova, Ruzena; Capkova, Nada; Peasey, Anne; Marmot, Michael G. and Pikhart, Hynek
Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 23(2) (pp. 264-271)
Literature review of health related quality of life measurement tools for patients with atrial fibrillation: could they be used as a patient reported outcome measure? (2014-10-01)
Horan, S. E.; Haddad, M.; Vseteckova, J. and Schilling, R. J.
EP Europace, 16, Article iii15((suppl 3))
What is the role body sway deviation and body sway velocity play in postural stability in older adults? (2013)
Jančová Všetečková, Jitka and Drey, Nicholas
Acta Medica, 56(3) (pp. 117-123)
Intersession reliability of posturographic measurements and impact of some somatometric characteristisc on balance control in aging (2008-04-01)
Jančová, Jitka; Nováková, Hana and Zahálka, František
The International Journal of Medicine, 1(2) (pp. 86-90)
Functional and physiological changes associated with posture and postural stability in aging (2008-04)
Jančová, Jitka and Kohlíková, Eva
International Journal of Health Science, 1(2) (pp. 61-68)
Measuring the balance control system – review (2008)
Jančová, Jitka
Acta Medica, 51(3) (pp. 129-137)
Masáž jako prostředek kompenzace změn spojených se stárnutím organismu Massage as a part of healthy living style when ageing (2008)
Jančová, J.; Nováková, P. and Plívová, M.
Rehabilitace a Fyzikální Lékařství, 15(2) (pp. 82-88)
Use of stabilometric platform and evaluation of methods for further measurements – a pilot study (2007)
Jančová, Jitka and Tošnerová, Vlasta
Acta Medica, 50(2) (pp. 139-143)
Regresní změny stárnoucího organismu a jejich vliv na posturální stabilitu Ageing and postural stability (2007)
Jančová, J. and Kohlíková, E.
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