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The aim of this paper is to outline a current trend in inpatient medical rehabilitation in Germany, i.e. vocationally oriented medical rehabilitation (VOMR). Since employment-related demands and challenges pose a potential source of strain regarding employees' health and work ability, rehabilitative treatment in Germany is increasingly geared towards(More)
Vocational orientation in medical rehabilitation has become an important issue in rehabilitation science and practice in Germany. Although a variety of vocationally oriented interventions has been developed in recent years, there is still a lack of consensus with regard to the definition of specific types of interventions as well as relevant criteria (e.(More)
BACKGROUND To treat people with occupational contact dermatitis, the German Accident Prevention and Insurance Association in the Health and Welfare Services offers 2-day individual prevention (IP) seminars. OBJECTIVES We investigated whether there are short-term and medium-term changes in proximal (e.g. behaviour) and distal (e.g. symptoms) outcomes after(More)
Nach der S3-Leitlinie Palliativmedizin sollen bei Patienten mit nicht heilbaren Krebserkrankungen, unabhängig von der Durchführung einer tumorspezifischen Therapie, u. a. regelmäßig Symptome und Bedürfnisse erhoben werden. Zum Screening bieten sich palliativmedizinische Selbsteinschätzungsbögen wie z. B. die Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) an, die(More)
Background. Medical rehabilitation increasingly considers occupational issues as determinants of health and work ability. Information on work-related rehabilitation concepts should therefore be made available to healthcare professionals. Objective. To revise a website providing healthcare professionals in medical rehabilitation facilities with information(More)
Stressors and demands related to changes in work environment may result in impairments of employees' health and ability to work. In the context of the German statutory pension insurance's inpatient medical rehabilitation, these aspects are increasingly taken into account within the concept of vocationally oriented medical rehabilitation (VOMR). Nonetheless,(More)
Patients with brain tumors have a high symptom burden and multiple supportive needs. Needs of caregivers are often unattended. This study aims to determine screening-based symptom burden and supportive needs of patients and caregivers with regard to the use of specialized palliative care (SPC). Seventy-nine patients with glioblastoma and brain metastases(More)
To date, there are no programs for external quality assurance for inpatient prevention and rehabilitation programs for mothers, fathers and children. Instruments for outcome quality assessment were evaluated with the goal of determining their ability to document differences between prevention/rehabilitation centers in quality-relevant outcome parameters.(More)
Background Healthcare professionals are confronted with specific work-related demands that influence work-family relations and might indirectly affect the quality of healthcare. This paper seeks to provide an overview of the current state of research on this topic of relevance to health services research. The overview may serve as a starting point for(More)
In the context of medical rehabilitation quality assurance, the use of screening procedures aims at specifically screening for rehabilitative cases that might be affected by quality problems. These may then be subjected to more elaborate quality management procedures. In the study presented, a criteria-based screening checklist designed to tap potential(More)