Antje Goesswald

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BACKGROUND The German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS) is part of the recently established national health monitoring conducted by the Robert Koch Institute. DEGS combines a nationally representative periodic health survey and a longitudinal study based on follow-up of survey participants. Funding is provided by the German Ministry(More)
The primary objective of this study was to assess determinants of vaccine uptake in adults living in Germany exemplified by one standard vaccination (tetanus) and one vaccination targeting specific risk-groups (seasonal influenza). Data from 21,262 telephone household-interviews representative of the adult population in Germany were collected in 2009 and(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Health Examination Surveys (HESs) can provide essential information on the health and health determinants of a population, which is not available from other data sources. Nevertheless, only some European countries have systems of national HESs. A study conducted in 2006-2008 concluded that it is feasible to organize national HESs(More)
Interview- und Labordaten der ersten Erhebungswelle der Studie zur Gesundheit Erwachsener in Deutschland (DEGS1) 2008–2011 wurden genutzt, um aktuelle und für die Bevölkerung im Alter von 18 bis 79 Jahren in Deutschland repräsentative Einschätzungen zur Verbreitung von Fettstoffwechselstörungen vorzunehmen. Insgesamt haben 56,6 % der Männer und 60,5 % der(More)
Progression of chronic heart failure depends on various additional pathophysiologic factors like blood pressure, arrhythmias, congestion. Early detection of any alteration using telemonitoring of multiple vital parameters may avoid severe decompensation requiring hospital admission. The feasibility and the clinical outcome using a new telemonitoring device(More)
Progression of chronic heart failure depends on various additional pathophysiologic factors like blood pressure, arrhythmias, congestion. Early detection of any alteration using telemonitoring of multiple vital parameters may avoid severe decompensation requiring hospital admission. The feasibility and the clinical outcome using a new telemonitoring device(More)
BACKGROUND Health examination surveys (HESs), carried out in Europe since the 1950's, provide valuable information about the general population's health for health monitoring, policy making, and research. Survey participation rates, important for representativeness, have been falling. International comparisons are hampered by differing exclusion criteria(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the major public health impact of diabetes, recent population-based data regarding its prevalence and comorbidity are sparse. METHODS The prevalence and comorbidity of diabetes mellitus were analyzed in a nationally representative sample (N = 9133) of the non-institutionalized German adult population aged 50 years and older. Information(More)
In der Studie zur Gesundheit Erwachsener in Deutschland (DEGS1) wurden von 2008 bis 2011 in einer bevölkerungsrepräsentativen Stichprobe von 5901 Personen im Alter von 40 bis 79 Jahren Daten zur Prävalenz des ärztlich diagnostizierten Schlaganfalls erhoben. Die zeitliche Entwicklung der Schlaganfallprävalenz wurde durch einen Vergleich mit dem(More)
Die Funktionsfähigkeit spielt im Alter eine wichtige Rolle für ein selbstständiges Leben. In der Studie zur Gesundheit Erwachsener in Deutschland (DEGS1) wurden daher Timed-up and Go-Test (TUG), Chair-Rise-Test, Balance-Tests, Greifkraft-Test und Zahlen-Symbol-Test (ZST) eingesetzt, um die körperliche und kognitive Funktionsfähigkeit von 65- bis 79-Jährigen(More)