Astrid Sonntag

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In epidemiologic field studies on the prevalence and incidence of dementia the problems associated with the cognitive testing of visually impaired individuals are rarely discussed. In the Leipzig Longitudinal Study of the Aged (LEILA 75+) a version of the Mini-Mental State Examination for the visually impaired (MMSE-blind) was employed from which all items(More)
No single ICD-9 category corresponds to panic disorder (DSM-III). To investigate whether patients with panic attacks can be identified by means of ICD-9, 97 patients with three panic attacks within 3 weeks were recruited from various medical centers, and were classified independently according to DSM-111 and ICD-9. The ICD-9 diagnoses were scattered over a(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to assess the utilization of sedative drugs in nursing homes by means of a multilevel approach taking into account individual as well as institutional characteristics. METHODS A retrospective chart review of the drugs consumed in nursing homes in an urban region of Germany was conducted. Individual characteristics were(More)
A large proportion of the residential and nursing home population is mentally ill. The causes for increased prescription of psychotropic drugs other than mental disorders have been discussed. This study presents data on the role of the individual's characteristics and institutional conditions on psychotropic drug use in residents of residential and nursing(More)
BACKGROUND in Germany psychology students can be seen as the major personal resource in psychotherapy. Nevertheless there are few studies on their vocational plans and their interest in psychotherapeutic training. METHOD 480 psychology students completed a self-developed questionnaire on their career expectations. RESULTS 90% of respondents report(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the wishes of nursing home residents concerning their life situation in the nursing home. METHODS Using a qualitative study design, a representative sample of nursing home residents (n = 1656) of 24 nursing homes in a city situated in the eastern part of Germany were interviewed. RESULTS The analyses of residents' wishes(More)
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