Daniela Bobáková

 

Mgr. Daniela Bobáková PhD. (1984) received her Master degree in Social work (St. Elisabeth University of Health and Social Sciences) and PhD. in Medical sciences (University of Groningen, The Netherlands). She worked in the state service as an Independent Consultant for the Social and Family Bureau, Social Division, at the Department of Social and Legal Child Protection where she became experienced in working with the Roma community. During her doctoral studies, as well as in her ongoing work at the university, she is focused on research in health psychology and public health with particular focus on the social and psycho-social determinants of adolescents’ health and health-related behaviour, in particular on the role of subculture affiliation, but also on the health of the Roma population. She is currently working at the Department of Psychology Department of Health Public Health Medical School UPJŠ as senior scientific researcher.


She participated and still participates in several projects of national research agencies (APPV), the institutional research projects (HepaMeta) and European projects (SOPHIE, International Visegrad Fund). Since 2009 she has been participating in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study, a multinational project conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organization. She is a member of the HBSC national team and member of HBSC Peer culture focus group.


Core skills:

Data collection coordination, statistical analysis, methodological and statistical consulting, PR and communication

Scientific activities and projects: 

2015- 2018

Trajectory of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems within the social and health care system. A longitudinal study. DE-EM-BE .within grant VEGA 1/0981/15 of Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, science, research and sport of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Science.

2014-2016

Psychosocial development of health disadvantaged school-aged children project is realised as a part of Health of Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study within grant VEGA 1/0895/14 of Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, science, research and sport of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Science.

2011 – present
                              

Project SOPHIE HEALTH-F3-2011-278173 - Evaluating the impact of structural policies on health inequalities and their social determinants and fostering change is realised within 7th Framework programme, HEALTH.2011.3.3-1 Developing methodologies to reduce inequities in the determinants of health.

2011 – 2014

HepaMeta Risk factors for hepatitis B/C and metabolic syndrome in a group of people living in Roma settlements

2011 – 2012

International Visegrad Fund: Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study: Supporting the Visegrad countries research network, No.21110275

 2009 – 2015

Health and health-related behaviour within social context in adolescence project is realised as a part of Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study within grant APVV-0032-11 of Slovak Research and Development Agency under contract.

 

Membership:

2011 – 2012
                              

Member of  Peer Culture Focus Group, Health Behaviour in School-aged children study
 2009 – present Member of national team within Health Behaviour in School-aged children study

 

 

Publications

 

Hamřík Z., Bobáková D,  Kalman M.,  Dankulincová Veselská Z., Klein D., Madarasová Gecková A.: Physical activity and screen-based activity in healthy development of school-aged children. Cent Eur J Public Health, Supplement 2015; 22: S6–S11.

 

Bobakova, D.; Hamrik, Z.; Badura, P.; Sigmundova, D.; Nalecz, H.; Kalman, M. Test-retest reliability of selected physical activity and sedentary behaviour HBSC items in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Int. J. Public Health, 2015, 60, 59–67, DOI 10.1007/s00038-014-0628-9

 

Bosakova L., Kolarcik P., Bobakova D., Sulcova M., van Dijk J.P., Reijneveld S.A., Madarasova Geckova A.: Test–retest reliability of the scale of participation in organized activities among adolescents in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. International Journal of  Public Health, 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00038-015-0749-9.

 

Bobakova D., Madarasova Geckova A., Klein D., van Dijk JP, Reijneveld S.A.: Fighting, Truancy and Low Academic Achievement in Youth Subcultures. Young, 2015,  23(4),  357–372.

 

Bobakova D., Dankulincova Veselska Z., Babinska I., Klein D., Madarasova Geckova A., Cislakova L. and HEPA-META team. Do family and friends help to overcome health care accessibility problems? Comparison between Roma and non-Roma. International Journal for Equity in Health, 2015, 14, doi:10.1186/s12939-015-0165-z.

 

Bobakova D; Kolarcik P; Geckova AM; Klein D; Reijneveld SA; van Dijk JP. Does the influence of peers and parents on adolescent's drunkenness differ between Roma and non-Roma adolescents in Slovakia? Ethnicity & Health, 2012; Vol. 17 (5), pp. 531-41.

Bobakova D; Geckova AM; Klein D; Reijneveld SA; van Dijk JP. Protective factors of substance use in youth subcultures. Addictive Behaviors, 2012; Vol. 37 (9), pp. 1063-7.

Bobakova D; Madarasova Geckova A; Reijneveld SA; van Dijk JP. Subculture affiliation is associated with substance use of adolescents. European Addiction Research, 2012; Vol. 18 (2), pp. 91-6.

Bobakova D; Geckova AM; Klein D; van Dijk JP; Reijneveld SA. Protective and risk factors of early sexual initiation in youth subcultures. The European Journal Of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care, 2013; Vol. 18 (4), pp. 242-50.

Jarcuska P; Bobakova D; Uhrin J; Bobak L; Babinska I; Kolarcik P; Veselska Z; Madarasova Geckova A; HEPA-META team. Are barriers in accessing health services in the Roma population associated with worse health status among Roma? International Journal Of Public Health, 2013; Vol. 58 (3), pp. 427-34.

Babinska I; Veselska ZD; Bobakova D; Pella D; Panico S; Reijneveld SA; Jarcuska P; Jarcuska P; Zezula I; Geckova AM; HEPA-META team. Is the cardiovascular risk profile of people living in Roma settlements worse in comparison with the majority population in Slovakia? International Journal Of Public Health, 2013; Vol. 58 (3), pp. 417-25.

 

Contact

Correspondence address:

Mgr. Daniela Bobáková, PhD.

Department of Health Psychology 

Faculty of Medicine  P.J. Safarik University

Trieda SNP 1

040 11 Košice, Slovakia

phone number: +421 55 234 3264

e-mail: daniela.bobakova@upjs.sk