Elisabeth Wurst

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Cognitive achievement, behavioural problems, and various dimensions of personality were assessed in 48 male and female patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) aged from 12 to 16 years in comparison to a control group. The CHD group showed a lower speed of cognitive processing but seemed to have less state-anxiety and to possess a higher superego(More)
In comparison to most other groups with intellectual disability individuals with Down syndrome are at lower risk for significant psychopathology, although relative to their typically developing peers they have higher rates of behavioural and emotional problems. A total of 43 Down syndrome patients (21 females and 22 males), who ranged in age from 5.33 to(More)
OBJECTIVES The assessment of the quality of life in chronically ill children as well as in children with emotional and behavioural problems. METHODS A series of questionnaires (Inventar zur Erfassung der Lebensqualität bei Kindern und Jugendlichen, ILK, Mattejat et al.) were administered to 360 patients and 288 mothers at the Vienna University Children's(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study examined whether the quality of life in children and adolescents with psychological disorders, as judged by the patients themselves and their mothers, differed according to the various ICD-10 diagnoses or the number of axes involved. METHODS 151 children/adolescents and 125 mothers, referred consecutively to the clinic,(More)
After the main advantages of the new German intelligence test-battery "Adaptive Intelligence Diagnosticum" (AID) are stated, this paper gives several case-studies in order to illustrate AID's support to clinical psychology. The case-studies are all quoted from a Child-Guidance-like institution. They allow inferences which might not be likely to be gained by(More)
Even among normally intelligent epileptic children learning difficulties occur with relative frequency. It seemed plausible to assume that visual perception problems play an important role. We decided, therefore, to analyse the quantity and quality of such disabilities. 42 epileptic children between 5 and 8 years of age, all capable of attending school,(More)
The results of two psychological experiments (WURST 1976a,b) with a group of ASPERGER autists and KANNER autists and a parallel group considering age and intelligence show, that neither the belief, autism appears as a possible consequence of a psychoorganic syndrom nor the assumption that autistic behaviour is caused by a perception defect, can be proved(More)
Zecken und von Zecken übertragene Krankheitserreger sind von großer Bedeutung für die Gesundheit von Mensch und Tier. Über die Faktoren, die die Verbreitung und Dynamik von Zecken beeinflussen, ist allerdings nur wenig bekannt. In einem vom Ministerium für Umwelt, Klima und Energiewirtschaft Baden-Württemberg im Rahmen des Förderprogrammes BWPLUS(More)
The degree of intelligence respectively development quotient, gained in the first test, proved to be a valuable prognosis for autistic children. This has been shown in repeated psychological tests with 13 autistic children (10 boys, 3 girls, aged 4.10-13.6). An at least minimal speech development has a better prognosis as consequence. Usually the patient(More)
For the purposes of a survey of the correlation between psychic health-personhood-existentiality 211 predominantly higher qualified and in elevated professional positions working adults at the age of 18 to 70 years (43,6% male, 56,4% female) were examined with the Trierer-Persönlichkeitsfragebogen (TPF-Becker, 1989) and the Existenz-Skala (Längle & Orgler,(More)