Gerhard Längle

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AIMS To discover the long-term stability of drinking behaviour following an in-patient treatment episode. DESIGN Three follow-up periods were used at 5, 10 and 16 years. The patients were classified as being abstinent, improved or unimproved on the basis of self-reported drinking behaviour. Patients who could not be interviewed at follow-up were(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the Patient Global Impression Scale of Improvement (PGI) as a quality indicator in routine psychiatric in-patient treatment and to determine its concordance with doctors' assessments. METHODS Patients treated in 2007 in 5 hospitals and 4 day-clinics were included. A set of patient and treatment characteristics (German BADO) and CGI(More)
OBJECTIVES The object of this study was to find out from psychiatric in-patients which aspects of care and treatment they considered important and how satisfied they were with these. DESIGN One hundred and ninety-four in-patients were asked to rate the importance of, and their satisfaction with, 22 different aspects of in-patient care and treatment. The(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the short- and medium-term outcome of alcohol dependent patients in Germany after a one-year outpatient treatment. For this purpose, a 6-, 18- and 36-month follow-up of 97 socially well adapted alcohol dependent patients treated between 1992 and 1997 at three "psychosocial advice center" run by the Diakonie(More)
The aim of the study was to examine the differences between former involuntary and voluntary patients with a schizophrenic disorder with regard to time to and frequency of rehospitalization. In this prospective observational study, 374 patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were included. At the time of inclusion, 290 (77.5(More)
The literature on the role of sports in the treatment and rehabilitation of schizophrenic patients is meagre and no systematic interdisciplinary review of the subject exists. This article reviews the existing literature and summarizes the relevant research findings. It also discusses practical experiences derived from a model project designed to study the(More)
Unterbringungsraten und -quoten in Psychiatrien variieren regional sowohl deutschland- als auch europaweit erheblich. In einem Vergleich von fünf Kliniken in drei Bundesländern sollte die Unterbringungspraxis prospektiv erfasst und weiter analysiert werden – auch aus der Sicht der Betroffenen. Alle zwangsuntergebrachten Patienten wurden durch einen(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify to what extent subjectively-stated effects and side-effects differ between conventional and atypical neuroleptic agents and to what degree they depend on the method of questioning. METHODS Effects and side effects of antipsychotic medication in 136 schizophrenia patients were studied through naturalistic observation over a period of(More)
OBJECTIVE The effects of modification of documentation on the administration of psychotropic medication to involuntary patients in hospital were investigated. METHODS The charts of 414 inpatients on the acute-ward were reviewed two months before and two months after a new form for documentation of rationales for medication administration to involuntary(More)
OBJECTIVE Local care provision for the chronically mentally ill entails responsibility to be taken by all institutions involved in the care system of their respective area. In the clinical sphere regional responsibility is implement-ed to a large extent apart from a few university clinics. The University Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Clinic Tuebingen look(More)