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The capability approach as a bridging framework across health promotion settings: theoretical and empirical considerations.

Annika Frahsa, Thomas Abel, Peter Gelius, Alfred Rütten, ,

Health promotion research has increasingly called for transdisciplinary approaches. Such calls ask for bridging frameworks that define comprehensive sets of health determinants and appropriately conceptualize the roles of population groups as well as other relevant actor groups in the co-production of health. This article aims to present the seminal capability ... Read more >>

Health Promot Int (Health promotion international)
[2021, 36(2):493-504]

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[The Impact of Health literacy on Health Outcomes in Cancer Patients Attending Inpatient Rehabilitation].

Karin Meng, Verena Heß, Thomas Schulte, Hermann Faller, Michael Schuler,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Health literacy (HL) entails people's knowledge, motivation, and competences to access, understand, appraise, and apply health information. Lower HL is associated with poorer psychosocial health. However, there are no studies so far evaluating the impact of HL within oncological rehabilitation in Germany. Therefore, we explored HL in cancer patients in ... Read more >>

Rehabilitation (Stuttg) (Die Rehabilitation)
[2021, 60(2):102-109]

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Endurance and avoidance response patterns in pain patients: Application of action control theory in pain research.

Jana Buchmann, Nicola Baumann, Karin Meng, Jana Semrau, Julius Kuhl, Klaus Pfeifer, Miguel Kazén, Heiner Vogel, Hermann Faller,

<h4>Background</h4>Identifying pain-related response patterns and understanding functional mechanisms of symptom formation and recovery are important for improving treatment.<h4>Objectives</h4>We aimed to replicate pain-related avoidance-endurance response patterns associated with the Fear-Avoidance Model, and its extension, the Avoidance-Endurance Model, and examined their differences in secondary measures of stress, action control (i.e., dispositional action ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2021, 16(3):e0248875]

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In-Patient Pulmonary Rehabilitation to Improve Asthma Control.

Konrad Schultz, Michael Wittmann, Rupert Wagner, Nicola Lehbert, Larissa Schwarzkopf, Boglárka Szentes, Dennis Nowak, Hermann Faller, Michael Schuler,

<h4>Background</h4>Despite the availability of effective pharmaceutical treatment options, many patients with asthma do not manage to control their illness. This randomized trial with a waiting-list control group examined whether a 3-week course of inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves asthma control (primary endpoint) and other secondary endpoints (e.g., quality of life, ... Read more >>

Dtsch Arztebl Int (Deutsches Arzteblatt international)
[2021, 118(3):23-30]

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A Self-administered Version of the Functioning Assessment Short Test for Use in Population-based Studies: A Pilot Study.

Christoph Riegler, Silke Wiedmann, Viktoria Rücker, Henning Teismann, Klaus Berger, Stefan Störk, Eduard Vieta, Hermann Faller, Bernhard T Baune, Peter U Heuschmann,

<h4>Background</h4>The Functioning Assessment Short Test (FAST) is an interviewer-administered scale assessing functional impairment originally developed for psychiatric patients.<h4>Objectives</h4>To adapt the FAST for the general population, we developed a self-administered version of the scale and assessed its properties in a pilot study.<h4>Methods</h4>The original FAST scale was translated into German <i>via</i> forward ... Read more >>

Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health (Clinical practice and epidemiology in mental health : CP & EMH)
[2020, 16:192-203]

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Unexpressed psychosocial needs in cancer patients at the beginning of inpatient rehabilitation: a qualitative analysis.

Verena Heß, Karin Meng, Thomas Schulte, Silke Neuderth, Jürgen Bengel, Elisabeth Jentschke, Mario Zoll, Hermann Faller, Michael Schuler,

<h4>Objective</h4>Cancer patients often need professional help to alleviate their psychosocial distress. However, not all patients express their needs. In this study, we explored possible barriers to patients' expressing needs, contents of needs difficult to express, and conditions facilitating expressing needs.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted semi-structured interviews with 29 oncological inpatient rehabilitation patients, 7 ... Read more >>

J Psychosoc Oncol (Journal of psychosocial oncology)
[2021, 39(2):173-188]

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Prevalence and predictors of cancer patients' unexpressed needs in the admission interview of inpatient rehabilitation.

Verena Heß, Karin Meng, Thomas Schulte, Silke Neuderth, Jürgen Bengel, Hermann Faller, Michael Schuler,

<h4>Objective</h4>The admission interview in oncological inpatient rehabilitation might be a good opportunity to identify cancer patients' needs present after acute treatment. However, a relevant number of patients may not express their needs. In this study, we examined (a) the proportion of cancer patients with unexpressed needs, (b) topics of unexpressed ... Read more >>

Psychooncology (Psycho-oncology)
[2020, 29(10):1549-1556]

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Risk and associated factors of depression and anxiety in men with prostate cancer: Results from a German multicenter study.

Peter Esser, Anja Mehnert-Theuerkauf, Michael Friedrich, Christoffer Johansen, Elmar Brähler, Hermann Faller, Martin Härter, Uwe Koch, Holger Schulz, Karl Wegscheider, Joachim Weis, Katharina Kuba, Andreas Hinz, Tim Hartung,

<h4>Objective</h4>In order to optimize psycho-oncological care, studies that quantify the extent of distress and identify certain risk groups are needed. Among patients with prostate cancer (PCa), findings on depression and anxiety are limited.<h4>Methods</h4>We analyzed data of PCa patients selected from a German multi-center study. Depression and anxiety were assessed with ... Read more >>

Psychooncology (Psycho-oncology)
[2020, 29(10):1604-1612]

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Cancer patients' preferred and perceived level of involvement in treatment decision-making: an epidemiological study.

Pola Hahlweg, Levente Kriston, Isabelle Scholl, Elmar Brähler, Hermann Faller, Holger Schulz, Joachim Weis, Uwe Koch, Karl Wegscheider, Anja Mehnert, Martin Härter,

<b>Background:</b> We aimed to analyze preferred and perceived levels of patients' involvement in treatment decision-making in a representative sample of cancer patients.<b>Material and Methods:</b> We conducted a multicenter, epidemiological cross-sectional study with a stratified random sample based on the incidence of cancer diagnoses in Germany. Data were collected between January ... Read more >>

Acta Oncol (Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden))
[2020, 59(8):967-974]

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Development and proof-of-concept of a multicenter, patient-centered cancer registry for breast cancer patients with metastatic disease-the "Breast cancer care for patients with metastatic disease" (BRE-4-MED) registry.

Stephanie Stangl, Kirsten Haas, Felizitas A Eichner, Anna Grau, Udo Selig, Timo Ludwig, Tanja Fehm, Tanja Stüber, Asarnusch Rashid, Alexander Kerscher, Ralf Bargou, Silke Hermann, Volker Arndt, Martin Meyer, Manfred Wildner, Hermann Faller, Michael G Schrauder, Michael Weigel, Ulrich Schlembach, Peter U Heuschmann, Achim Wöckel,

Background:Patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) are treated with a palliative approach with focus on controlling for disease symptoms and maintaining high quality of life. Information on individual needs of patients and their relatives as well as on treatment patterns in clinical routine care for this specific patient group are ... Read more >>

Pilot Feasibility Stud (Pilot and feasibility studies)
[2020, 6:11]

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Impact of Patient Beliefs on Blood Pressure Control in the General Population: Findings from the Population-Based STAAB Cohort Study.

Theresa Tiffe, Caroline Morbach, Viktoria Rücker, Götz Gelbrich, Martin Wagner, Hermann Faller, Stefan Störk, Peter U Heuschmann,

<i>Background.</i> Effective antihypertensive treatment depends on patient compliance regarding prescribed medications. We assessed the impact of beliefs related towards antihypertensive medication on blood pressure control in a population-based sample treated for hypertension. <i>Methods.</i> We used data from the Characteristics and Course of Heart Failure Stages A-B and Determinants of Progression ... Read more >>

Int J Hypertens (International journal of hypertension)
[2019, 2019:9385397]

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Information needs in cancer patients across the disease trajectory. A prospective study.

Ute Goerling, Hermann Faller, Beate Hornemann, Klaus Hönig, Corinna Bergelt, Imad Maatouk, Barbara Stein, Martin Teufel, Yesim Erim, Franziska Geiser, Alexander Niecke, Bianca Senf, Martin Wickert, Antje Büttner-Teleaga, Joachim Weis,

<h4>Objective</h4>As satisfaction with information received is an important precondition of adherence to treatment in cancer patients, we aimed to examine the level of perceived information, information satisfaction and information needs, and examine the prospective association between information satisfaction and anxiety.<h4>Methods</h4>In a multicenter study in Germany, 1398 cancer patients were evaluated ... Read more >>

Patient Educ Couns (Patient education and counseling)
[2020, 103(1):120-126]

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Age and gender differences in anxiety and depression in cancer patients compared with the general population.

Andreas Hinz, Philipp Yorck Herzberg, Florian Lordick, Joachim Weis, Hermann Faller, Elmar Brähler, Martin Härter, Karl Wegscheider, Kristina Geue, Anja Mehnert,

<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of this study was to compare the levels of anxiety and depression in cancer patients with those of the general population, to examine age and gender differences in anxiety and depression, to analyse the impact of several socio-demographic and clinical parameters on anxiety and depression, and to test ... Read more >>

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) (European journal of cancer care)
[2019, 28(5):e13129]

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Impact of social support on psychosocial symptoms and quality of life in cancer patients: results of a multilevel model approach from a longitudinal multicenter study.

Christina Sauer, Joachim Weis, Hermann Faller, Florian Junne, Klaus Hönig, Corinna Bergelt, Beate Hornemann, Barbara Stein, Martin Teufel, Ute Goerling, Yesim Erim, Franziska Geiser, Alexander Niecke, Bianca Senf, Dorothea Weber, Imad Maatouk,

<b>Background:</b> This prospective multicenter study aimed to investigate the courses of positive support (PS) and detrimental interaction (DI), two different aspects of social support, and the relation between social support and psychosocial distress and/or health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a large sample of patients with different cancers. <b>Methods:</b> For ... Read more >>

Acta Oncol (Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden))
[2019, 58(9):1298-1306]

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Posttraumatic stress disorder among cancer patients-Findings from a large and representative interview-based study in Germany.

Peter Esser, Heide Glaesmer, Hermann Faller, Uwe Koch, Martin Härter, Holger Schulz, Karl Wegscheider, Joachim Weis, Anja Mehnert,

<h4>Objective</h4>In order to optimize psycho-oncologic care for patients with severe stressor-related symptomatology, we aimed to provide (a) valid and generalizable prevalence rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in oncological patients and (b) the percentage of PTSD cases elicited by cancer-related events.<h4>Methods</h4>This multi-center study was based on a representative sample of ... Read more >>

Psychooncology (Psycho-oncology)
[2019, 28(6):1278-1285]

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Pre-post changes in main outcomes of medical rehabilitation in Germany: protocol of a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant and aggregated data.

Michael Schuler, Kathrin Murauer, Stefanie Stangl, Anna Grau, Katharina Gabriel, Lauren Podger, Peter U Heuschmann, Hermann Faller,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Multidisciplinary, complex rehabilitation interventions are an important part of the treatment of chronic diseases. However, little is known about the effectiveness of routine rehabilitation interventions within the German healthcare system. Due to the nature of the social insurance system in Germany, randomised controlled trials examining the effects of rehabilitation interventions ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(5):e023826]

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Supportive care needs and quality of life in patients with breast and gynecological cancer attending inpatient rehabilitation. A prospective study.

Hermann Faller, Holger G Hass, Dirk Engehausen, Monika Reuss-Borst, Achim Wöckel,

<h4>Background</h4>Among patients with breast or gynecological cancer, supportive care needs are both highly prevalent and enduring. However, little is known about whether meeting patients' needs is accompanied by increased quality of life (QoL). We aimed to explore patients' supportive care needs reported at the beginning of inpatient rehabilitation and examined ... Read more >>

Acta Oncol (Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden))
[2019, 58(4):417-424]

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Psychosocial distress and utilization of professional psychological care in cancer patients: An observational study in National Comprehensive Cancer Centers (CCCs) in Germany.

Joachim Weis, Klaus Hönig, Corinna Bergelt, Hermann Faller, Anette Brechtel, Beate Hornemann, Barbara Stein, Martin Teufel, Ute Goerling, Yesim Erim, Franziska Geiser, Alexander Niecke, Bianca Senf, Martin Wickert, Claudia Schmoor, Angelika Gerlach, Dieter Schellberg, Antje Büttner-Teleaga, Katharina Schieber,

<h4>Objective</h4>The study aimed to assess cancer patients' use of psychological care and its correlates in a large sample of cancer patients in Comprehensive Cancer Centers (CCCs) in Germany.<h4>Methods</h4>In a multicenter study in Germany, cancer patients with various diagnoses were evaluated for self-reported use of psychological support. We measured psychological distress, ... Read more >>

Psychooncology (Psycho-oncology)
[2018, 27(12):2847-2854]

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Doctor's recommendations for psychosocial care: Frequency and predictors of recommendations and referrals.

Jochen Ernst, Hermann Faller, Uwe Koch, Elmar Brähler, Martin Härter, Holger Schulz, Joachim Weis, Norbert Köhler, Andreas Hinz, Anja Mehnert,

<h4>Background</h4>A significant number of oncological patients are heavily burdened by psychosocial stress. Doctors recommending or referring their patients to psycho-oncologists in the course of routine consultations can positively influence psycho-oncological care. The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency and predictors of such recommendations and to examine the ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2018, 13(10):e0205160]

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The interrelations among aspects of dyspnea and symptoms of depression in COPD patients - a network analysis.

Michael Schuler, Michael Wittmann, Hermann Faller, Konrad Schultz,

<h4>Background</h4>Depression is a frequent comorbidity in COPD. COPD symptoms such as dyspnea may play an important role in the causal relationship between COPD and depression. We investigated the interrelations among different aspects of dyspnea and other COPD parameters and symptoms of depression in COPD patients.<h4>Methods</h4>This is a secondary analysis of ... Read more >>

J Affect Disord (Journal of affective disorders)
[2018, 240:33-40]

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Symptom patterns and clinical outcomes in women versus men with systolic heart failure and depression.

Sven M Piepenburg, Hermann Faller, Stefan Störk, Georg Ertl, Christiane E Angermann,

<h4>Background</h4>Depression is more common in females than in males and is 3-5 times more prevalent in patients with heart failure (HF) than in the general population. The 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) is a validated depression screening instrument; higher sum-scores predict adverse clinical outcomes. Sex- and gender differences in PHQ-9 ... Read more >>

Clin Res Cardiol (Clinical research in cardiology : official journal of the German Cardiac Society)
[2019, 108(3):244-253]

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Including changes in dyspnea after inpatient rehabilitation improves prediction models of exacerbations in COPD.

Michael Schuler, Michael Wittmann, Hermann Faller, Konrad Schultz,

<h4>Background</h4>Reducing the probability of future exacerbations is one of the main goals of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in COPD. Recent studies identified predictors of future exacerbations. However, PR might alter both predictors and number of exacerbations.<h4>Objectives</h4>This secondary analysis examined which predictors assessed at both the beginning and the end of PR ... Read more >>

Respir Med (Respiratory medicine)
[2018, 141:87-93]

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Self-management education for rehabilitation inpatients: A cluster-randomized controlled trial.

Karin Meng, Andrea Reusch, Gunda Musekamp, Bettina Seekatz, Bettina Zietz, Gero Steimann, Robert Altstidl, Günter Haug, Ulrike Worringen, Hermann Faller,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate generic self-management modules (SelMa) as an adjunct to disease-specific educational programs during inpatient medical rehabilitation.<h4>Methods</h4>A bi-center cluster-randomized controlled trial with 698 patients with coronary artery disease, metabolic syndrome, or inflammatory bowel disease was conducted. We compared two versions of SelMa, a group with 3 h or a lecture with ... Read more >>

Patient Educ Couns (Patient education and counseling)
[2018, 101(9):1630-1638]

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Prevalence of mental disorders and psychosocial distress in German adolescent and young adult cancer patients (AYA).

Kristina Geue, Elmar Brähler, Hermann Faller, Martin Härter, Holger Schulz, Joachim Weis, Uwe Koch, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Anja Mehnert,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study provides prevalence data of mental disorders (4-week, 1-year, lifetime) and psychological distress in Adolescent and Young Adult (AYAs) with cancer.<h4>Methods</h4>We included an AYA subsample (15 to 39 year olds; diagnosed within the last 5 years) extracted from a larger sample (4.020 cancer patients) who had been recruited for an epidemiological ... Read more >>

Psychooncology (Psycho-oncology)
[2018, 27(7):1802-1809]

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Quality of life in cancer patients-a comparison of inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitation settings.

Andreas Hinz, Joachim Weis, Hermann Faller, Elmar Brähler, Martin Härter, Monika Keller, Holger Schulz, Karl Wegscheider, Uwe Koch, Kristina Geue, Heide Götze, Anja Mehnert,

<h4>Purpose</h4>The aim of this study was to compare quality of life (QoL) data from cancer patients in different clinical settings with data from the general population.<h4>Methods</h4>A sample of 4020 German cancer patients (1735 inpatients, 1324 outpatients, 961 participants in rehabilitation treatment) was tested with the EORTC QLQ-C30.<h4>Results</h4>Compared with the general ... Read more >>

Support Care Cancer (Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer)
[2018, 26(10):3533-3541]

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