Jessica Lesky

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  • Jessica Lesky
  • Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
  • 2010
BACKGROUND In analogy to the thesis of "pain-proneness", conceptualised by G. Engel more than 50 years ago, the idea of a unique structure in personality emerged, which was given a causal meaning in the development of Sudeck's Disease (now known as complex regional pain syndrome - CRPS), of which the pathogenesis is particularly unknown until today. It was(More)
The article describes the necessity of medical information also in patients with severe injury, as a conclusion of subjective illness theory ("lay theory") and other theoretical considerations. Analysing the data of a retrospective questionnaire investigation, 71 persons with spinal cord injuries were explored concerning psychological issues of(More)
Perceptions influence the way we act in our environment based upon judgments assessing required efforts to perform an action and the availability and demand for immediate action on an object (Proffitt, 2006B). Social and physical anxiety has been shown to distort perceptions of depth and perceptions of object size (Stefanucci et al., 2008; CañalBruland et(More)
If medical information of persons with spinal cord injuries is seen more as a useful component of medical care with high responsibility than an inconvenient duty, it can be an important contribution toward rehabilitation. Based upon psychological principles of communication, practical experience and the outcome of the specialized literature, it is possible(More)
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the needs of persons with spinal cord injuries in the context of psychological support and their psychic stress during the period of initial rehabilitation. Using a questionnaire the following aspects are covered: professional psychological behaviour, social relationships, sexuality, function of bladder and(More)
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