Karena Leppert

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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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The study investigated correlates of resilience in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients suffering from a high somatic symptom burden and/or a clinical relevant depression. Furthermore, the resilience of the sample was compared to a representative sample of the German general population. METHODS 186 patients with CHF and high(More)
UNLABELLED Empirical research on euthanasia and medical decisions at the end of life usually focus on the doctors' perspective. The perspectives of patients, relatives respectively the bereaved families have been neglected so far. The project "Patients as partners. Tumour patients and their participation" aims to improve the participation of tumour patients(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)
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)