Karena Leppert

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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)
OBJECTIVE To study whether there is an association between cognitive impairment and the relapse rate of foot ulcers in diabetic patients and those with previous foot ulcers. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This single-center prospective study assessed the association of cognitive function and risk for ulcer relapse in 59 patients with diabetes (mean age 65.1(More)
Personality traits, e.g., resilience, which is defined as emotional strength, have a strong impact on lifespan development. In this paper, a cross-sectional study examining the protective character of resilience in aging is presented. In a sample of persons ranging in age from 30-80 years, a significant negative association between resilience and depression(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)
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)
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)
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