Hans-Peter Hirsbrunner

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Background: Vocational rehabilitation is a central issue in the rehabilitation of patients with chronic schizophrenia. However, even with the help of comprehensive integration programs, achieving this objective remains a very ambitious and difficult undertaking. Therefore, a profound and up-to-date knowledge of vocational functioning and outcome predictors(More)
This paper describes a day treatment program that provides predominantly cognitive-behavioral therapy for a heterogeneous group of patients. Preliminary results of the program are also presented. Assessment tools included the Beck Depression Inventory, the Symptom Checklist, and a questionnaire on changes in social life. Instruments were administered at(More)
When evaluating expert systems to be used in clinical perimetry, various aspects of their performance as compared with that of human interpreters must be considered. In this investigation, the results produced by the new Octosmart diagnostic program have been compared with the performance of three interpreters with various amounts of experience in visual(More)
The complexity of visual field result evaluation has increased with the advent of automated perimetry. This in turn makes software assistance such as provided by the new Octosmart program interesting and desirable. Its accuracy and reliability in visual field evaluation must be tested, though, and the testing methodology itself must be developed. For this(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess a 4-month inpatient treatment program based on integrated models for patients with substance use and psychiatric disorders (dual diagnosis patients). On admission and at the 1-year follow-up, a consecutive sample of 118 dual diagnosis patients who entered the program were assessed by interview. Eighty-four patients(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a 4-month dual diagnosis inpatient treatment program that was based on integrative models for patients with substance use and psychiatric disorders. At intake and at 1-year follow-up, dual diagnosis patients (N = 52) were assessed on housing and subsistence level, substance use and psychiatric symptoms. At 1-year(More)
The G1 glaucoma program is now widely employed in Octopus automated perimetry in order to detect early visual field damage and as an aid in regular follow up. For some patients, however, the examination duration, about 20 minutes, can be excessive. Three methods which could be used for an abbreviated initial screening phase were studied: 1) examining 30(More)