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The primary goal of the study was to determine if resilience influences fatigue in a consecutive sample of cancer patients treated with radiotherapy (RT) at the beginning and at the end of the treatment. Out of an initial sample of 250 patients, 239 could be assessed at the beginning of their RT. Two hundred and eight patients were reassessed at the end of(More)
Im Rahmen des Modellvorhabens „Patienten als Partner—Tumorpatienten und ihr Mitwirken bei medizinischen Entscheidungen“ wurden zwischen März 2002 und August 2003 272 palliativ behandelte Tumorpatienten nach ihrer Einstellung zur Patientenverfügung und zur gewünschten Beteiligung an medizinischen Entscheidungen befragt. Von den Befragten kannten 30%(More)
In a sample of elderly from the general population aged 60 years and older (N = 599, 53.6 % female; mean age 69.6 years) resilience was assessed as a protective personality factor for physical well-being by means of the resilience scale (RS; Wagnild and Young, 1993). The elderly reported lower subjective body complaints, when the amount of resilience was(More)
Im Modellvorhaben „Patienten“ 1 Wenn in dem Artikel von „Patient“ bzw. „Arzt“ die Rede ist, ist damit selbstverständlich auch die jeweilige weibliche Form gemeint. Der Verzicht auf die politisch korrekte Darstellung beider Geschlechtsanreden erfolgt aus Gründen der Lesbarkeit und platztechnischen Gründen. als Partner—Tumorpatienten und ihr Mitwirken bei(More)
The German Ministry for Health and Social Security is funding ten projects to introduce shared decision making into clinical practice. The medical problems the projects are focussing on were chosen from among various diseases (e. g. depression, multiple sclerosis, cancer). The ten projects achieved consensus on a core set of instruments for the measurement(More)
Between March 2002 and August 2003 as part of the research project "Patients as partners -- tumour patients and their participation in medical decisions" tumour patients undergoing palliative therapy (n=272) were interviewed and asked about their level of information, their desired place to die and whether they had prepared an advance directive.(More)
UNLABELLED Medical decision-making models focus on doctor-patient relationship. The impact of the family, specifically the involvement of the relatives in the information- and decision-making process have rarely been evaluated yet. Within the project "Patient as partners - cancer patients and their involvement in medical decision making" progressive disease(More)
Persönlichkeitsmerkmale bestimmen die Entwicklung über die Lebensspanne mit, so auch Resilienz, die als emotionale Widerstandsfähigkeit definiert ist. In diesem Beitrag wird eine Querschnittsanalyse, die den protektiven Charakter von Resilienz in verschiedenen Lebensaltern prüft, vorgestellt. An einer Stichprobe im Altersbereich von 30 bis 80 Jahren kann(More)
Females visiting a gynecological practice with the assumption of being pregnant despite clear signs of commencing climacteric seem to be not uncommon. Despite a huge amount of research on the psychosocial aspects of menopause and the female climacteric, scientific reports on denial of the climacteric cannot be found. Based upon some case examples, a pilot(More)
This study reports the degree to which terminally ill tumour patients wish to be involved in medical decisions about their care and death. In addition, the study aimed to examine euthanasia from the patient's perspective. 272 tumour patients with a life expectancy of less that 1 year took part in a face to face survey. The survey examined attitudes, beliefs(More)