Assoc. Prof. Petra Mandysova, RN, MSN, PhD
Faculty of Health Studies, University of Pardubice
Prumyslova 395, Pardubice 532 10, Czech Republic
Email: Petra.Mandysova@upce.cz, tel. +420-466-037-730
Petra Mandysova was formally trained in Nursing, completing her BSc at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1993), Master of Science at the University of Phoenix, USA (2007) and PhD at the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic (2014). Her PhD research focused on the development and implementation of a dysphagia screening tool. In 2018, she became associate professor in nursing.
She became interested in neurosciences during her work at the Montreal Neurological Hospital / McGill University Health Centre (1991–2000) and became certified in neurosciences by the Canadian Nurses’ Association. In 2000, she joined an international team of health professionals and supported the effort of a newly opened hospital, the Shaikh Khalifa Medical Centre (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to obtain Canadian accreditation. During her five-year stint at SKMC, she was responsible for developing and implementing nursing and multidisciplinary standards and protocols. In 2006, she moved to the Faculty of Health Studies, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic where she teaches at the bachelor and master level and conducts nursing research. She has also presented at nursing conferences in Europe, Asia, and North America and has lectured at universities across Europe and in Japan.
Her current research efforts focus on strengthening and furthering her international collaboration, mainly in the area of evidence-based patient assessment by nurses, patient education, and the development of research methodology in nursing. Examples include the development of a decision tree for the translation and linguistic validation of instruments and a documentation form (a translation protocol). The decision tree and documentation form are currently being tested in a research study in Finland. She is also interested in conducting systematic reviews, using Joanna Briggs Institute methodology.
- Evidence-based patient assessment by nurses
- Nursing dysphagia screening
- Pain instruments
- Health literacy
- Translation and transcultural validation of tools for nursing clinical practice
Selected Publications (since 2014):
Web of Science:
EHLER, E., RIDZOŇ, P., URBAN, P., MAZANEC, R., MATULOVÁ, H., OTRUBA, P., MANDYSOVA, P., NAKLÁDALOVÁ, M. Prevalence of Martin-Gruber anastomosis – an electrophysiological study. Czech and Slovak Neurology and Neurosurgery, 2017; 80/113(4), 1-6.
EHLER E, PIPKA M, MELEKOVÁ A, MANDYSOVA P, JOHANIDESOVÁ S, MATĚJ R, RUSINA R. The Heidenhain variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and concomitant tau pathology: A case report. Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska, 2017; 51(2): 197-200.
EHLER E, KOPAL A., MANDYSOVA P, VOTJÍŠEK P, ZÁMEČNÍK J. Stiff-person Syndrome Associated with Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2-a Case Report. Czech and Slovak Neurology and Neurosurgery, 2014; 77(1): 104–108.
MANDYSOVA P, HERR K. The translation and linguistic validation of the Revised Iowa Pain Thermometer into Czech for a clinical study involving Czech stroke patients. Kontakt, 2019, online ahead of print
MANDYSOVA P, MATEJKOVA I, FUSEK J. Chronic pain health literacy: A scoping review of existing instruments. Kontakt, 2018, 20(4): e340–e347.
MANDYSOVA P, NEDVĚDOVÁ A, EHLER E. A comparison of three self-report pain scales in Czech patients with stroke. Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 2017, 8(1): 572-579. Chronic pain health literacy: A scoping review of existing instruments.
MANDYSOVA P, BOHÁČ M. The “Choking Game” in the Czech Republic: An invisible phenomenon? Kontakt, 2016, 18(4): e236–e243.
MANDYSOVA P, FUSEK J, TSIOU C, PLAKAS S. A cross-border educational session promoting nursing dysphagia screening in Greece: A pilot study. Kontakt, 2016, 18(2): e56-e63.
MANDYSOVA P, TRUNDOVÁ H, EHLER E. Inter-Rater Agreement Of The Brief Bedside Dysphagia Screening Test-Revised In Patients With Stroke. Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 2016, 7(2): 412–419.
MANDYSOVA P, KADLEČKOVÁ Z. The performance of three pain intensity scales and their preferences among Czech women with acute postoperative pain. Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 2015; 6(3): 298–305.
MANDYSOVA P, EHLER E, ŠKVRŇÁKOVÁ J, ČERNÝ M, BÁRTOVÁ I, PELLANT A. Development of the Brief Bedside Dysphagia Screening Test – Revised: a Cross-Sectional Czech Study. Acta Medica, 2015, 58(2): 49–55.
MANDYSOVA P, FIALOVÁ J, EHLER E, PELLANT A. Criterion validity of the self-report dysphagia assessment tool EAT-10 among neurological patients. Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 2014, 5(4): 137-144.
MANDYSOVA P, PETRŽÍLKOVÁ K, ŠKVRŇÁKOVÁ J, EHLER E. An analysis of subjective assessment of swallowing function in older adults using the EAT-10 questionnaire. Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 2014, 5(2): 72-77.
Selected Research Projects (since 2014):
Evidence-based nursing process (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic) – Principal Investigator; 2019
Supporting PhD students at the Faculty of Health Studies (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic) – Principal Investigator; 2018
Quality and Safety in Health Care (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic) – Co-investigator; 2017
Quality of Care in Health Care Institutions (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic) – Co-investigator; 2016
Management of Diagnostics and Therapy of Swallowing Disorders (Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic) (Co-principal Investigator) – Co-investigator; 2012-2015