Pavlína Brothankova

Professional Background

Pavlína Brothánková was formally trained in Nursing, completing her nursing study in Bachelor’s degree in General Nursing at Faculty of Health Studies, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic (2007), Master’s degree in General Nursing, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic (2009) and PhD study at the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic (2014). Her PhD research was focused on olfactory testing using Test of Odour Pleasantness with focus on patients with head and neck disorders.

In 2017 the National Centre of Nursing and Other Health Professions, Brno, Czech Republic certified her in nurse for surgery care. In 2018 the Czech Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Society certified her in sleep technician.  

Since 2009 she works as nurse at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Pardubice Hospital, Hospitals of the Pardubice Region, Czech Republic. Since 2011 she works as an assistant at the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic. Her research is focus on smell and taste disorder especially.


Research Interests:

  • Smell and taste disorders, quality of life
  • Nursing care in otorhinolaryngology
  • Sleep medicine


Selected Publications (since 2015):

Brothánková, P., Vodička, J., Žilková, V. Taste strips - the method of self-administered taste function test. Cesk Slov Neurol N 2020; 83/116(5): 531-534.

Brothánková, P., Vodička, J., Bažant, J. The influence of a child’s age on the evaluation of smells and their hedonistic assessment. Eur J Pediatr (2020).

Brothánková, P., Vodička, J. Parosmia and phantosmia in patients with olfactory dysfunction. Cesk Slov Neurol N (2018); 81(1): 51-54.

Knížek, Z., Vodička, J., Brothánková, P., Shejbalová, H. Olfactory function in patients undergoing FESS for chronic rhinosinusitis. Časopis lékařů českých, 2017, roč. 4, č. 156, s. 187-191.

Brothánková, P., Nedomová, E. Vodička, J. Quality of life in patient with olfactory dysfunction. Ošetrovateľstvo a pôrodná asistencia (2017), 55 (2): 51–55. ISSN 1339-5920.

Brothánková, P., Vodička, J. Normative Data for the New Test of Odour Pleasantness in Healthy Participants. Cesk Slov Neurol N (2015); 78/111(1): 78-82


Selected Research Projects:

Smell Perception and Life Quality of People with Olfactory Sense Impairment (IGSFZS_2020_001); 2020

Examination of taste during the COVID epidemic using telemedicine (GAMA2-02/002 – TACR); 2020

Olfaction Examination by Respiration Olfactometry and Utilization in Olfaction Rehabilitation (IGSFZS_2019_002); 2019

Assessment of health condition of patients in otorhinolaryngology (SGSFZS_2016_006); 2016

Chemosensory Perception and Development of its Measuring Device (TA04011114 - TACR); 2014 - 2017

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