Claudia Luck-Sikorski

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BACKGROUND If patients are treated according to their personal preferences, depression treatment success is higher. It is not known which treatment options for late-life depression are preferred by patients aged 75 years and over and whether there are determinants of these preferences. METHODS The data were derived from the German "Late-life depression in(More)
BACKGROUND Research on obesity has shown that stigma often accompanies obesity and impacts many life domains. No previous research has systematically reviewed published literature about the prevalence and the nature of perceived weight discrimination in individuals with obesity. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to fill that gap. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Despite reported effectiveness, weight loss surgery (WLS) still remains one of the least preferred options for outpatient providers, especially in Germany. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of stigma and knowledge on recommendation of WLS and referral to a surgeon by general practitioners (GPs) and internists. METHOD The sample(More)
AIM Currently, health care professionals plead for stabilization of weight and improving health conditions rather than focusing on weight loss only. Individuals with obesity have been shown to report weight loss goals that are much higher than what has been suggested by guidelines. The aim was to determine whether weight discrimination and body(More)
BACKGROUND While obesity can be an antecedent of disability and the prevalence of disabilities in increased in individuals with obesity, it has been highly debated whether obesity itself should be considered a disability. The European Court of justice has set a precedent in 2014, ruling that severe forms of obesity qualify for protection under the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate changes in attitudes of the general public towards bariatric surgery and other interventions that can be part of obesity management, during the last 5 years. METHOD 1007 participants were randomly selected and interviewed. Apart from socio-demographic data, interviews also included causal reasons for(More)
BACKGROUND Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (cCBT) has been proven to be effective in depression care. Moreover, cCBT packages are becoming increasingly popular. A central aspect concerning the take-up and success of any treatment is its user acceptance. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to update and expand on earlier work on user acceptance(More)
BACKGROUND The association between obesity and perceived weight discrimination has been investigated in several studies. Although there is evidence that perceived weight discrimination is associated with negative outcomes on psychological well-being, there is a lack of research examining possible buffering effects of coping strategies in dealing with(More)
BACKGROUND Body dissatisfaction has been identified as a psychological correlate of obesity that is related to disordered eating, poor self-esteem, and depression. However, not all individuals with obesity are equally vulnerable to these correlates, and 'normative discontent' is present in individuals with normal weight, too. In this light, the complex(More)