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Aus Deutschland liegen nur wenige Daten aus der allgemeinen Bevölkerung zur Prävalenz einer Schmerzkrankheit und der Zufriedenheit von Menschen mit chronischen Schmerzen mit der Schmerztherapie vor. Personen ≥ 14 Jahre einer repräsentativen Stichprobe der deutschen Gesamtbevölkerung wurden im Rahmen einer Querschnittsstudie mit standardisierten Fragebögen(More)
BACKGROUND There are no up-to-date, representative studies on the frequency of maltreatment (abuse or neglect) among children and adolescents in Germany. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, standardized questionnaires were administered to persons aged 14 and older in a representative sample of the German population. Statistics on maltreatment in childhood(More)
Aus Deutschland liegen keine Daten zu Prävalenz und Prädiktoren von urogenitalen Schmerzen bei Männern aus der allgemeinen Bevölkerung vor. Personen ≥14 Jahren aus einer repräsentativen Stichprobe der deutschen Gesamtbevölkerung wurden in einer Querschnittstudie mit standardisierten Fragebögen untersucht. Urogenitale Schmerzen wurden mit der deutschen(More)
The German short version of "Profile of Mood States" (POMS) was psychometrically tested in a representative sample (1009 subjects in Eastern Germany and 1034 subjects in Western Germany). The 35 items (7 point scale, instruction "How you have been feeling during the past 24 hours?") form the following scales: Depression/Anxiety, Fatigue, Vigor, Hostility.(More)
BACKGROUND Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a technique which is often related to emotional debates because of its ethical and social implications. Worldwide there are different forms of legislation; Germany constitutes an interesting case because of the historical background concerning eugenics and dealing with handicapped persons at the time of(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic pain is a major public health problem. The impact of stages of chronic pain adjusted for disease load on societal burden has not been assessed in population surveys. METHODS A cross-sectional survey with 4360 people aged  ≥ 14 years representative of the German population was conducted. Measures obtained included demographic variables,(More)
Whether self-reported lifetime civilian and war-related potential traumatic events are associated with widespread pain (WP) and if so, whether the association is attributable to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression has not been studied in a representative sample of the general population. In a randomly selected sample of the German general(More)
BACKGROUND In the last time the alcohol consumption among children and adolescents is a big theme in all kind of media. The ethanol consumption among children and adolescents has risen during the last years, but also new hazardous drinking patterns like "binge-drinking" are increasing. These drinking episodes are responsible for many hospital presentations(More)
Over these past years, German researchers have shown much interest for Costa and McCrae's five factor model as well as for their instrument: the NEO-Five-Factor Inventory . Nevertheless, results from a recent survey study using the German version of the NEO-FFI on a representative population sample (n = 1908) have reported problems to replicate the factor(More)
OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that "fibromyalgia syndrome" is a biopsychosocial continuum disorder. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of a representative sample of the German general population with persons >or= 14 years of age was conducted based on face-to-face contacts. Physical distress was measured by the regional pain scale (RPS) and the Patient(More)