Kristin Herrmann

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Interest in the educational use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in higher education is increasing. For successful implementation, it is important to know students’ attitudes and reservations and how they can be positively influenced. The objective of the present study was to examine possible attitudinal changes towards computer-based(More)
PRINCIPLES Low response rates are common in primary care research. Our study examines the representativeness of respondents in a survey among general practitioners (GPs). One special aim was to evaluate the representativeness of the subgroup of GP teachers for undergraduates (GPTUs) and to investigate the option of a panel of GPTUs. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND The SESAM 2 study was performed to estimate consultations of general practitioners. In the recent work we focused on the reasons for encounter of children and adolescents consulting the general practitioner. METHODS Cross-sectional study with general practices in Saxony (Germany) as setting. Two hundred and seventy of the 2510 (10.8%) Saxon(More)
QUESTIONS Three- and four-digit International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) is not a reliable classification system in primary care. The reliability of the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC-2) as an alternative coding system has not yet been investigated in a German general practice setting. METHODS Cross-sectional data were(More)
BACKGROUND Dyspnea is a common reason for consulting a physician. Data from the primary care setting on the epidemiology, management, and underlying causes of dyspnea have seldomly been published. The present study is aimed to explore the consultation prevalence of dyspnea, frequency of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, accompanying symptoms and(More)
BACKGROUND Pruritus is a common reason for consulting the general practitioner. Data from a primary care setting have seldom been published. The goal of the recent investigation was to characterize the consultation prevalence of pruritus, frequency of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, accompanying symptoms and results of encounter or diagnoses of(More)
OBJECTIVE The International Classification of Diseases 10th revision (ICD-10) is a standard international diagnostic classification for medical diagnoses. Reliable diagnostic coding is of high medical and epidemiological importance. Coding diagnoses with ICD-10 is the basis of reimbursement in some healthcare systems. DESIGN The ICD-10 coding of each case(More)
BACKGROUND The best known clinical picture of a one-sided necrotisising, infectious tonsillitis is the by Plaut and Vincent (1894) described angina Plaut-Vincent. In addition to this fusospirochetosis it is in case of necrotisising inflammations in the oropharynx differential-diagnostically important to consider also the anaerobic type Prevotella,(More)
BACKGROUND The present study aimed to explore the consultation prevalence, differential diagnoses, and management of patients presenting with nausea or vomiting to their family doctors. METHODS Cross-sectional data were collected from randomly selected patients during the SESAM 2 study (October 1, 1999 to September 30, 2000). We contacted 2510 doctors;(More)