Jobst Thomas

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BACKGROUND Indigenous Australians have a unique cultural heritage dating back many thousands of years. Unfortunately, there is no validated tool to assess cognition in older indigenous Australians. This study was designed to address this deficiency. The Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (KICA) was developed with Indigenous health and aged care(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether supplementing older men with vitamins B(12), B(6), and folic acid improves cognitive function. METHODS The investigators recruited 299 community-representative hypertensive men 75 years and older to a randomized, double-blind controlled clinical trial of folic acid, vitamin B(6), and B(12) supplementation vs placebo over 2(More)
Overweight and obesity are prevalent in our society, and obese people are often stigmatized. The present study addressed effects of an intervention to reduce prejudice against obese people. 602 students at the mean age of 15.68 +/- 3.86 years watched a video of 20 minutes length that showed interviews with obese adolescents. In the interviews, the(More)
BACKGROUND A quality dementia-screening tool is required for older remote Aboriginal Australians who have high rates of dementia and limited access to appropriate medical equipment and clinicians. The Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (KICA Cog) is a valid cognitive test for dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The KICA(More)
The aim of the study was to test whether the routine use of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale HADS changes the frequency and the duration of calling the psychosomatic C-service. 70% of all patients of the department of cardiology/pneumology were registered by the HADS. Psychometric screening raised the number of patients checked by the C-service(More)
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