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This paper proposes a novel and simple local neural classifier for the recognition of mental tasks from on-line spontaneous EEG signals. The proposed neural classifier recognizes three mental tasks from on-line spontaneous EEG signals. Correct recognition is around 70%. This modest rate is largely compensated by two properties, namely low percentage of(More)
There is a growing interest in the use of physiological signals for communication and operation of devices for the severely motor disabled as well as for healthy people. A few groups around the world have developed brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that rely upon the recognition of motor-related tasks (i.e., imagination of movements) from on-line EEG(More)
Enhancing health literacy is a keystone in health promotion. Yet, most studies on health literacy are limited to functional literacy levels. Furthermore, little evidence is available from children. Based on Nutbeam's outcome model for health promotion, this study aims (i) to elaborate a set of short scales to measure important health literacy domains in(More)
Mental disorders have a large impact on individuals, families, and communities, and are one of the main causes worldwide of disability and distress. Correct diagnosis of mental disorders is essential in clinical practice, pharmacological research, and successful treatment. Patients with mental retardation often have multiple and sometimes complicated(More)
The main goal of this study was the evaluation of an intervention programme for the promotion of health literacy in school-aged children (grade 5-6). The project and the programme were highly accepted, the extension of the annual dental health examination was suitable to collect data within evaluation projects in schools. In spite of positive outcomes, a(More)
The pilot project KiK ("Kinder in Kitas," Children in Preschools) aims to support preschools in the early detection of developmental delays and to initiate individual intervention strategies. KiK was performed as a randomized, controlled prospective study in 12 preschools in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania (MWP). The Dortmund Developmental Screening for(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Pain in children and adolescents in Germany is a common health problem which has a high socioeconomic impact. There have been no studies allowing a reliable estimation of the prevalence of pain in children in the 5 (th) grade (age range 9-13 years) in schools in the region of the city of Greifswald and the administrative district East(More)
BACKGROUND School entry examinations in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania show a high prevalence of motor developmental delays (13.7%). In this study possible risk factors (RF) were analysed. METHODS The study was performed as a cluster-randomised, controlled study in 12 preschools in M-V. The "Dortmund Developmental Screening for Preschools DESK 3-6" was(More)
The memorandum of the research funding of prevention has been devised within the framework of the Prevention Research Funding Programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It consists not only of the obtained findings of the research-practice co-operation but also of recommendations for the implementation of prospective, innovational,(More)
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