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The Chronic Care Model provides evidence-based recommendations to improve the care for patients with chronic conditions. The Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care questionnaire (PACIC) is an instrument to evaluate the patient’s perspective on receipt of care delivered in the five domains patient activation, delivery system, goal setting, problem(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnancy is a transition period in a woman's life characterized by increased worries and anxiety. The Cambridge Worry Scale (CWS) was developed to assess the content and extent of maternal worries in pregnancy. It has been increasingly used in studies over recent years. However, a German version has not yet been developed and validated.The aim(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is characterized by gender-specific distinctions, with women being affected more often than men. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) is frequently used to assess depression in primary healthcare. Previous research has yielded heterogeneous findings on the factor structure, and little is known of its measurement invariance across(More)
BACKGROUND In primary care, patients with multiple chronic conditions are the rule rather than the exception. The Chronic Care Model (CCM) is an evidence-based framework for improving chronic illness care, but little is known about the extent to which it has been implemented in routine primary care. The aim of this study was to describe how multimorbid(More)
The poor quality of medical dissertations has repeatedly been criticized by scientific and higher education institutions. In medicine, doctoral students rated their own knowledge of fundamental scientific issues as low. The establishment of a doctoral research program could solve this problem. However, no scientific paper has yet been published showing how(More)
In Germany, medical doctorates are regularly criticized for their insufficient quality. In order to improve the quality of doctorates and to support doctoral candidates, a department-wide doctoral research program was established at the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main in 2011 taking into account the practical needs of doctoral students at the School(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were (1) to assess the long-term effects of a collaborative care intervention for patients with depression on process of care outcomes, and (2) to describe whether case management was continued after the end of the original one-year intervention. METHODS This 24-month follow-up of a randomized controlled trial took place(More)
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