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OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to estimate the expenditure for HIV-care in Germany and to identify variables associated with resource use. DESIGN/SETTING We performed an 18-month prospective multi-center study in an HIV specialized ambulatory care setting from 2006 to 2009. SUBJECTS, PARTICIPANTS Patients were eligible for study participation if(More)
After a short hospital stay of just some days follows long-term outpatient care for breast cancer patients. The aim of the study is to describe the information needs of breast cancer outpatients and to get in touch with aspects of health literacy, as well as contact various health care workers. In a multicenter study, patients were asked about their(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to explore patient- and physician-specific determinants of physician empathy (PE) and to analyse the influence of PE on patient-reported long-term outcomes in German cancer patients. METHODS A postal survey was administered to 710 cancer patients, who had been inpatients at the University Hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aims to measure the determinants of the innovative climate in German banks with a focus on workplace health management (WHM). METHODS We analyze the determinants of innovative climate with multiple regressions using a dataset based on standardized telephone interviews conducted with health promotion experts from 198 randomly(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examines the association between social capital at work and depressive symptoms in employees. METHODS Data for this cross-sectional study were collected through an online survey with the full population of employees from six companies in the German information and communication technology sector (response rate: 58.4%). A multivariate(More)
BACKGROUND Research has only started recently to specifically concentrate on the group of patients severely affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). AIM The aim of this study was to assess the perception on patients' unmet needs by healthcare professionals. METHODS Focus groups and expert interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed by(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish sound empirical evidence that clinical empathy (abbreviated as CE) is a core element in the clinician-patient relationship with profound therapeutic potential, a substantial theoretical-based understanding of CE in medical care and medical education is still required. The two aims of the present paper are, therefore, (1) to give a(More)
OBJECTIVE Research on determinants of a good patient-physician interaction mainly disregards systemic factors, such as the work environment in healthcare. This study aims to identify stressors and resources within the work environment of hospital physicians that enable or hinder the physicians' provision of social support to patients. METHODS Four data(More)
OBJECTIVE The initial step of an optimal therapeutic strategy for patients with arterial hypertension is the recognition and acceptance of new recommendations by the physicians themselves. This guideline awareness of the physicians has never been evaluated in detail. DESIGN The awareness of content of current recommendations in hypertension diagnosis,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether patients' perception of a hospital's organizational climate has an impact on their trust in physicians after accounting for physicians' communication behaviors as perceived by the patients and patient characteristics. METHODS Patients undergoing treatment in breast centers in the German state of North Rhein-Westphalia in 2006(More)