Ján Hlodák

Mgr. Ján Hlodák (1998) studied nursing at secondary school of nursing which led him to continue studies at university. He selected Psychology because of the great interest he developed during his two years of practice in hospital. He recieved Bachelor degree diploma with distinction in Psychology at Faculty of Arts, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (2020), defending Bachelor thesis “Identification and Application of Instrumental Aggression”. The purpose of this work was to psychometrically analyse Slovak version of The Reactive-Proactive Aggression Questionnaire in population of high-school teenagers. For Masters thesis he cooperated with neurological department at Louis Pasteur Hospital in Košice making research with patients with narcolepsy, recieving Masters degree defending work called “Psychological Aspects of Quality of Life in Patients with Narcolepsy” (2022, UPJŠ in Košice). Great interest in those patients led him to become a PhD student (2022) with research focused on sleep disorders, specifically Narcolepsy. Currently he studies Health Psychology (PhD) at Comenius University in Bratislava, in partnership with Health Psychology and Research Methodology Institute at University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik, Faculty of Medicine. With his dissertation thesis “Quality of Life in patients suffering Narcolepsy” he is specified in qualitative methodology and research and is highly interested in presenting narcolepsy topics in general population, trying to spread knowledge of this rare chronic disease to help narcoleptic patients to be seen and heard.


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