Ruzomberok, Slovakia
Ruzomberok, Slovakia

The Catholic University in Ružomberok is a university in the town of Ružomberok in northern Slovakia. It was established by law from 2000 and officially was established on 10 July 2000.The university has four faculties:Faculty of Theology Faculty of Arts and LettersPedagogical facultyFaculty of Health↑ Wikipedia.


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Lukan M.,University of Zilina | Lukan M.,Slovak Academy of Sciences | Bullova E.,Slovak Academy of Sciences | Petko B.,Slovak Academy of Sciences | Petko B.,Catholic University in Ruzomberok
Emerging Infectious Diseases | Year: 2010

Increased tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) cases have been reported in central Europe. To investigate temporal trends in the altitude at which TBE cases occur in Slovakia, we analyzed the number of TBE cases during 1961-2004. Since 1980, TBE cases moved from lowlands to submountainous areas, most likely because of rising temperature.


Skodova Z.,Comenius University | Lajciakova P.,Catholic University in Ruzomberok
Nurse Education Today | Year: 2013

Aims: The aims of this paper were to explore the influence of personality factors on student burnout syndrome and to explore the effect of psychosocial training on burnout and personality predictors among university students in health care professions. Design and Method: A quasi-experimental pre-test/post-test design was used to evaluate the effect of psychosocial training. A sample of 111 university students were divided into experimental and control groups (average age 20.7. years, SD=2.8. years; 86.1% females). The School Burnout Inventory (SBI), Sense of Coherence (SOC) questionnaire, and Rosenberg's Self-esteem scale were employed. Linear regression and analysis of variance were applied for statistical analysis. Results: The results show that socio-psychological training had a positive impact on the level of burnout and on personality factors that are related to burnout. After completing the training, the level of burnout in the experimental group significantly decreased (95% confidence interval: 0.93, 9.25), and no significant change was observed in the control group. Furthermore, respondents' sense of coherence increased in the experimental group (95% confidence interval: - 9.11, 2.64), but there were no significant changes in respondents' self-esteem levels in either group. Conclusions: Psychosocial training positively influenced burnout among students in health care professions. Because the coping strategies that were used during the study are similar to effective work coping strategies, psychosocial training can be considered to be an effective tool to prevent burnout in the helping professions. © 2013.


Svorc L.,Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava | Sochr J.,Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava | Tomcik P.,Catholic University in Ruzomberok | Rievaj M.,Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava | Bustin D.,Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Electrochimica Acta | Year: 2012

A simple, sensitive and selective square-wave voltammetry method for simultaneous determination of paracetamol and penicillin V on a bare (unmodified) boron-doped diamond electrode has been developed. The good potential separation of about 0.35 V between the oxidation peak potentials of both drugs present in mixture was found. It was found by cyclic voltammetry that paracetamol gave quasireversible wave and penicillin V provided irreversible oxidation peak. The effect of supporting electrolyte, pH and scan rate on voltammetric response of both drugs was studied to select the optimum experimental conditions. The optimal conditions for quantitative simultaneous determination were obtained in acetate buffer solution at pH 5.0. The oxidation peak of paracetamol and penicillin V showed a systematic increase in peak currents with increase of their concentration. The calibration curves for the simultaneous determination of paracetamol and penicillin V exhibited the good linear responses within the concentration range from 0.4 to 100 μM for both drugs. The detection limit was established to 0.21 and 0.32 μM for paracetamol and penicillin V, respectively. The method proved the good sensitivity, repeatability (RSD of 1.5 and 2.1% for mixture solution of 10 μM PCM and PEN) and selectivity when influence of interferents commonly existing in human urine was negligible. The practical analytical utility of proposed method was demonstrated by simultaneous determination of paracetamol and penicillin V in human urine samples, with results similar to those obtained using a high-performance liquid chromatography method as an independent method. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Tomcik P.,Catholic University in Ruzomberok
Sensors (Basel, Switzerland) | Year: 2013

This contribution contains a survey of basic literature dealing with arrays of microelectrodes with overlapping diffusion layers as prospective tools in contemporary electrochemistry. Photolithographic thin layer technology allows the fabrication of sensors of micrometric dimensions separated with a very small gap. This fact allows the diffusion layers of single microelectrodes to overlap as members of the array. Various basic types of microelectrode arrays with interacting diffusion layers are described and their analytical abilities are accented. Theoretical approaches to diffusion layer overlapping and the consequences of close constitution effects such as collection efficiency and redox cycling are discussed. Examples of basis applications in electroanalytical chemistry such as amperometric detectors in HPLC and substitutional stripping voltammetry are also given.


Roncakova T.,Catholic University in Ruzomberok
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2016

The paper presents results of the research focused on opinion leaders and interpretive communities of young active Catholics in Slovakia in connection with contemporary ecclesial-societal issues. The author pays a special attention to the Church opinion leaders and the sources of the opinion leaders credibility. She proceeds from a broader research, realized on a sample of 339 respondents from 18 to 40 years old. She is linking her findings with the three current ecclesial-societal issues: the removal of the archbishop Róbert Bezák from office, financial separation of Church and state and clerical celibacy. © 2016, Ecozone, OAIMDD. All rights reserved.


Zilkova K.,Catholic University in Ruzomberok
APLIMAT 2016 - 15th Conference on Applied Mathematics 2016, Proceedings | Year: 2016

The paper deals with the problems of geometrical education of students, who study pre-primary and primary pedagogy. The low level of the knowledge about geometric transformations in the plane and their properties does not allow the students to understand the importance of their practical applications that they will realize in their practice with preschool children. Traditional geometric tasks and exercises are not motivating for the students. A more effective way of teaching geometric transformations is, for example, the creation of real or virtual models, dynamic and interactive models. In this paper, we present some examples of geometric problems that are based on reality of teaching process, emphasizing their geometric nature.


Lajciakova P.,Catholic University in Ruzomberok
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2016

The aim of the study was to discover the effect of dilemma discussion (the Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion – KMDD) on the moral judgment competence of students in helping professions. The sample consisted of 36 Theology students and 45 Psychology students. The subjects were joined together and randomized to the control (n = 40) or experimental group (n = 41). Using Lind’s Moral Competence Test (MCT) the author compared the experimental group, in which KMDD was applied and the control group without KMDD. Comparative analysis of the C-score was found that the experimental group scored significantly higher – there was identified a significant effect on the moral judgment competence of students (p < 0.001), even five months after the end of KMDD intervention (p = 0.001). The moral judgment competence of helping-professions students can be effectively strengthened using KMDD, which seems to represent an effective alternative to traditional forms of discussion. © 2016, Ecozone, OAIMDD. All rights reserved.


Tomcik P.,Catholic University in Ruzomberok
Sensors (Switzerland) | Year: 2013

This contribution contains a survey of basic literature dealing with arrays of microelectrodes with overlapping diffusion layers as prospective tools in contemporary electrochemistry. Photolithographic thin layer technology allows the fabrication of sensors of micrometric dimensions separated with a very small gap. This fact allows the diffusion layers of single microelectrodes to overlap as members of the array. Various basic types of microelectrode arrays with interacting diffusion layers are described and their analytical abilities are accented. Theoretical approaches to diffusion layer overlapping and the consequences of close constitution effects such as collection efficiency and redox cycling are discussed. Examples of basis applications in electroanalytical chemistry such as amperometric detectors in HPLC and substitutional stripping voltammetry are also given. © 2013 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.


Svorc L.,Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava | Tomcik P.,Catholic University in Ruzomberok | Svitkova J.,Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava | Rievaj M.,Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava | Bustin D.,Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Food Chemistry | Year: 2012

A sensitive and selective electrochemical method for the caffeine determination using bare boron-doped diamond electrode was developed. It was found that caffeine provided highly reproducible and well-defined irreversible oxidation peak at very positive potential. The effects of supporting electrolyte, pH and scan rate on the voltammetric response of caffeine oxidation were studied to select the optimum experimental conditions. Linear response of peak current on the concentration in the range from 4 × 10-7 to 2.5 × 10-5 M, good repeatability (RSD of 2.1%) and detection limit of 1.5 × 10-7 M without any chemical modifications and electrochemical surface pretreatment were evaluated. The effect of possible interferents appeared to be negligible which evidently proved very good selectivity. The proposed method was successfully applied for the caffeine determination in commercially available beverage samples, with results in a close statistical agreement to those declared by manufacturer and HPLC used as independent method. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Takac Z.,Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava | Takac Z.,Catholic University in Ruzomberok
Fuzzy Sets and Systems | Year: 2013

The main aim of this paper is to propose new subsethood measures for continuous, general type-2 fuzzy sets. For this purpose, we introduce inclusions and subsethood measures for interval-valued fuzzy sets first. Then, using an α-plane representation for type-2 fuzzy sets, we extend these inclusions and subsethood measures to general type-2 fuzzy sets. Subsethood measures for interval-valued fuzzy sets (hence, also for type-2 fuzzy sets) rely on already known subsethood measures for ordinary fuzzy sets. We focus on a special subsethood measure for ordinary fuzzy sets, based on α-cut representation, and show, how to compute subsethood measures for continuous type-2 fuzzy sets with no need for discretizing of universe. This is a very interesting and useful property of proposed subsethood measures, which is one of the reason, why our approach has less computational demand than the others. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

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