Judith Luckmann

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OBJECTIVE Research studies focussing on the fear-avoidance beliefs model (FABM) have expanded considerably during the last years, however, there has been very little research directed at the elderly. The objective of the present study was to investigate the validity of the FABM in older patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). METHOD In a(More)
BACKGROUND The observation scale PAINAD (pain assessment in advanced dementia) is composed of five behavioral categories: breathing, vocalization, facial expression, body language, and consolability. The present study investigates the construct validity of the German version. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective one-dimensional observation(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of a TTM-based motivational counselling approach by trained practice nurses to promote physical activity of low back pain patients in a German primary care setting. METHODS Data were collected in a cluster-randomized controlled trial with three study arms via questionnaires and patient interviews at baseline and(More)
Die BESD-Skala zur Beurteilung des Schmerzes bei Demenz ist eine deutsche Übersetzung der PAINAD-Scale mit den Beobachtungskategorien Atmung, negative Lautäußerungen, Gesichtsausdruck, Körpersprache und Reaktion auf Tröstung. Die vorliegende Untersuchung prüft die Konstruktvalidität der deutschen Fassung. Es handelt sich um eine prospektive einfaktorielle(More)
Eine Konfrontationstherapie hat sich bei der Behandlung von Fear Avoidance Beliefs (FAB) als erfolgreich erwiesen. Zur Therapievorbereitung ist es erforderlich, eine Hierarchie der vom Patienten als gesundheitsschädlich eingestuften Aktivitäten zu erstellen. Zu diesem Zweck wurde die AMIKA-Skala, bestehend aus 50 Fotos, die ältere Menschen bei der Ausübung(More)
OBJECTIVE The assumption that low back pain (LBP) patients suffer from "disuse" as a consequence of high fear-avoidance beliefs is currently under debate. A secondary analysis served to investigate whether fear-avoidance beliefs are associated cross-sectionally and longitudinally with the physical activity level (PAL) in LBP patients. METHODS A total of(More)
BACKGROUND Confrontation therapy proved to be effective in the treatment of fear avoidance beliefs (FAB). Prior to treatment, it is necessary to establish a hierarchy of activities according to their perceived health hazards. For this purpose, we developed the AMIKA scale, which consists of 50 photos showing elderly individuals engaged in daily activities,(More)
Angst-Vermeidungs-Überzeugungen (AVÜ) werden in der Literatur auch für ältere Personen als ein wesentlicher Chronifizierungsparameter für unteren chronischen Rückenschmerz (RS) diskutiert. Bislang liegen jedoch im deutschen Sprachraum kaum validierte Messinstrumente zur Erfassung von AVÜ bei dieser Patientengruppe vor. Ziel dieser Studie ist die(More)
BACKGROUND Among patients presenting with low back pain (LBP), GPs have to identify those with serious, treatable conditions. However, excluding these conditions in every patient with LPB is time consuming and of low yield. We have suggested that identifying those patients where these serious conditions need to be considered can be made more efficient(More)
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