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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.

 

Research interests

I am currently involved as co-investigator in two mental health studies which are funded by the 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 am externally collaborating with Imperial College London &  Nanyang Technological University Singapore & Karolinska Institutet in developing evidence base in the use of eHealth applications.

I am currently contributing to Preceptorship study funded by East London Foundation Trust to evaluate their mentorship (Preceptorship) programme for newly qualified mental health nurses.

I have an ongoing interest in ways by which we can improve postural stability in older adults through physical exercise interventions.

In the past, I was also collaborating externally on HAPIEE study with University College London. The HAPIEE study was a cohort study that assessed 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 undergoing 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 and gained the HEA Fellowship.

  • 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 recently accomplished PG certificate in Academic Practice and gained the HEA Fellowship.

 

Impact and engagement

Commissioned Reports

  • Simpson A, Hannigan B, Coffey M, Jones A, Barlow S, Cohen R, et al. 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 2016;4(5)
  • Simpson A, Coffey M, Hannigan B, Faulkner A, Jones A, Barlow S, Vseteckova J, Haddad M, Marlowe K, Cartwright M. Cross-national comparative study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and coordination in acute inpatient mental health settings (COCAPP-A) - Report https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/hsdr/131075/#/

 

Journal articles and systematic reviews

  • Pappas Y, Poduval S, Vseteckova J, Car J. Computer-assisted versus oral-and-written history taking for the management of cardiovascular disease. Under review

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 

  • 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.

     

Conference Presentations

  • 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

  • 2008 - present:

I have been yearly delivering several Public Lectures  in collaboration with Third Age University, Charles University Prague and University of Free Time in Czech Republic within Successful & Healthy Ageing series.

 

 

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 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)

 

Publications

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)
Simpson, Alan; Hannigan, Ben; Coffey, Michael; Jones, Aled; Barlow, Sally; Cohen, Rachel; Všetečková, Jitka and Faulkner, Alison
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(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.
Rehabilitace a Fyzikalni Lekarstvi, 14(4) (pp. 155-162)

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