Gallus Bischof

Christian Meyer7
Jennis Freyer-Adam3
7Christian Meyer
3Jennis Freyer-Adam
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PURPOSE This study examines tailored feedback letters of a smoking cessation intervention that is conceptually based on the transtheoretical model, from a content-based perspective. METHODS Data of 2 population-based intervention studies, both randomized controlled trials, with total N=1044 were used. The procedure of the intervention, the tailoring(More)
Individuals with pathological gambling have an increased risk for suicidal events. Additionally, the prevalence of comorbid psychiatric disorders is high among pathological gamblers. This study analyzes whether the type of gambling is associated with suicidal events in pathological gamblers independently from comorbidity. Participants were recruited in 4(More)
The risk for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among pathological gamblers is high compared to the general population. Little is known about the interplay of Axis I and Axis II disorders, severity of gambling disorder, and suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. The study aims to address this linkage. The sampling design of the study "Pathological(More)
Background Among unhealthy drinking patterns, drinking above recommended limits is the most prevalent one. Little is known to what extend lack of knowledge on risky amounts of drinking influences these drinking patterns. In general practices in Luebeck, Germany, all consecutive patients aged 18-64 were systematically screened. Individuals screening positive(More)
Background Due to unsatisfactory results of alcohol-related SBI in patients with severe Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs), many studies aim to exclude severe cases by defining a cutoff in the upper range of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test AUDIT. However, research focusing on optimal cutoffs is still insufficient. In addition, cutoff values of the(More)
In the past three decades, two paths of how to understand and support health behavior change have been followed: stage-tailored models and continuum models. Our aim was to investigate the comparative efficacy of a stage-tailored intervention and a non-stage-tailored intervention of the same intensity in reducing alcohol use and alcohol problem severity(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a Decisional Balance Scale (DBS) for Prescription Drugs (PD), the DBS-PD-20, to examine its factorial structure and test its reliability and external validity by comparison across Stages of Change. A sample of 126 general hospital inpatients with either regular use of PD (more than 60 days within the last three(More)
While the efficacy of screening and brief intervention (SBI) for problematic alcohol use has been proven in various outpatient settings, findings from inpatient studies remain inconclusive. Some research has shown that inpatient treatment leads to elevated motivation to change problem behaviors. This study analyzed changes in drinking behavior among(More)
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