Norbert Donner-Banzhoff

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Task Force Members: Gilles Montalescot* (Chairperson) (France), Udo Sechtem* (Chairperson) (Germany), Stephan Achenbach (Germany), Felicita Andreotti (Italy), Chris Arden (UK), Andrzej Budaj (Poland), Raffaele Bugiardini (Italy), Filippo Crea (Italy), Thomas Cuisset (France), Carlo Di Mario (UK), J. Rafael Ferreira (Portugal), Bernard J. Gersh (USA), Anselm(More)
BACKGROUND Shared decision making (SDM) can reduce overuse of options not associated with benefits for all and respects patient rights, but has not yet been widely adopted in practice. OBJECTIVES To determine the effectiveness of interventions to improve healthcare professionals' adoption of SDM. SEARCH METHODS For this update we searched for primary(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cost of illness study alongside a randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE To describe the costs of care for patients with low back pain (1) and to identify patient characteristics as predictors for high health care cost during a 1-year follow-up (2). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Low back pain (LBP) is one of the leading causes of high health(More)
PURPOSE We wanted to determine the effect of promoting the effective communication of absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and shared decision making through disseminating a simple decision aid for use in family practice consultations. METHODS The study was based on a pragmatic, cluster randomized controlled trial (phase III) with continuing medical(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cluster randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE To improve quality of care for patients with low back pain (LBP) a multifaceted general practitioner education alone and in combination with motivational counseling by practice nurses has been implemented in German general practices. We studied effects on functional capacity (main outcome), days(More)
BACKGROUND Implementation of guidelines in clinical practice is difficult. In 2003, the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians (DEGAM) released an evidence-based guideline for the management of low back pain (LBP) in primary care. The objective of this study is to explore the acceptance of guideline content and perceived barriers to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of a TTM-based motivational counselling approach by trained practice nurses to promote physical activity of low back pain patients in a German primary care setting. METHODS Data were collected in a cluster-randomized controlled trial with three study arms via questionnaires and patient interviews at baseline and(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Chest pain is a common complaint and reason for consultation. We aimed to study the epidemiology of chest pain with respect to underlying aetiologies and to establish pre-work-up probabilities for the primary care setting. METHODS We included 1212 consecutive patients with chest pain, aged 35 years and older, attending 74 general(More)
BACKGROUND The high prevalence of behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular diseases demands innovative approaches to achieving behavior change. Primary care physicians are in an ideal position for offering such interventions. PURPOSE To evaluate whether training of primary care physicians in counseling skills based on the Transtheoretical Model (TTM)(More)