Andreas Dinkel

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BACKGROUND Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice for patients with anorexia nervosa, although evidence of efficacy is weak. The Anorexia Nervosa Treatment of OutPatients (ANTOP) study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of two manual-based outpatient treatments for anorexia nervosa--focal psychodynamic therapy and enhanced cognitive behaviour(More)
This paper aims to evaluate the effects of two psychotherapeutic interventions on dysfunctional fear of progression (FoP) in cancer patients and to investigate illness-specific influences. One hundred seventy-four cancer patients were recruited from two rehabilitation clinics and randomly assigned to either a four-session cognitive-behavioral group therapy(More)
BACKGROUND Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) or cancer progression is one of the most frequent distressing psychological symptoms in cancer patients. In contrast to anxiety disorders according to the ICD-10 or DSM-IV, FCR describes an emotional response to the real threat of a life-threatening illness. Elevated levels of FCR can become dysfunctional, causing(More)
Chronically physically ill patients frequently suffer from psychological distress. The realistic fear of progression (FOP) of disease is one of the most important causes of distress in these patients. This study investigates the extent of FOP in patients with diverse diagnoses. 863 Patients answered the FOP-questionnaire, medical and sociodemographic items.(More)
BACKGROUND To implement distress screening in routine radiotherapy practice and to compare computerised and paper-and-pencil screening in terms of acceptability and utility. METHODS We used the Stress Index RadioOncology (SIRO) for screening. In phase 1, 177 patients answered both a computerised and a paper version, and in phase 2, 273 patients filled out(More)
Adequate knowledge regarding hereditary diseases and genetics, as well as personal attitudes toward gene tests, are major determinants of optimal utilization of genetic testing. In the present study, we aimed to explore the general attitudes toward genetic testing in a sample representative of the German general population (n = 2,076) and to compare the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to examine the psychometric properties of the Questionnaire on Stress in Cancer Patients (QSC-R10), a 10-item screening instrument for self-assessment of psychosocial distress in cancer patients. METHODS A total of 1850 cancer patients were assessed with the QSC-R10. Patients were recruited from different inpatient and outpatient(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigated the effectiveness of brief psychotherapeutic group interventions in reducing dysfunctional fear of disease progression (FoP). The interventions comprised either cognitive-behavioral group therapy or supportive-experiential group therapy. We tested whether these generic interventions would prove effective in different(More)
Hintergrund: Die psychische Verarbeitung und die Konsequenzen eines professionellen Einsatzes bei terroristischen Anschlägen für medizinische und paramedizinische Helfer sind bislang nur unzureichend untersucht. Material und Methoden: 14 Notärzte und 5 Rettungsassistenten wurden im Durchschnitt 14 Tage nach den Londoner Terroranschlägen am 7. Juli 2005(More)
We examined the course and the prevalence of a high fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) in patients undergoing allogeneic PBSC transplantation (hematopoietic SCT (HSCT)) before HSCT (N=239), 100 days after (n=150, and 12 months after allogeneic HSCT (n=102). The Fear of Progression Questionnaire-Short Form (FoP-Q-SF), the EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire,(More)