Rico Schueppel

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One hundred five medical students (59 males, 46 females, mean age 25.7 +/- 2.5 years) were asked to evaluate a one-semester course in psychosomatic medicine. Overall satisfaction with the course was good. Neither demographic data nor individual characteristics such as previous personal experience in psychosocial medicine, professional goals, or preferred(More)
Modern pacemaker therapy offers a highly differentiated treatment of symptomatic bradycardia, hardly susceptible to failure, combined with low operative intervention and risk. Only little attention has been paid to psychosocial aspects during the past; this explains the sketchy knowledge of this field. Prior to implantation there is, at first, a high rate(More)
We investigated illness behaviour and treatment expectations of future physicians. 209 medical students in their second and 110 students in their fifth year of education were examined by means of a specific questionnaire and the Biographic Inventory for Diagnosis of Abnormal Behaviour (BIV). As to our questionnaire we found a six factors solution that could(More)
In this paper, we introduce a scientific format for text-based data files, which facilitates storing and communicating tabular data sets. The so-called Full-Metadata Format builds on the widely used INI-standard and is based on four principles: readable self-documentation, flexible structure, fail-safe compatibility, and searchability. As a consequence, all(More)
The history of the discovery and development of drugs is replete with examples where chance and "serendipity" have resulted in important advances of knowledge. In the case of nitroglycerin it can be shown that what appears to have been a chance discovery was actually the result of a sequence of selective perceptions by, and cognitive processes in individual(More)
The departments of Medical Psychology, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy developed an interdisciplinary longitudinal curriculum in order to coach medical students for the whole length of their medical education. Experiences from the first four undergraduate semesters are reported. 46 students (33 females, 13 males), mean age 22.3 +/- 2.6 years, attended 60(More)
The integration of psychosomatics/psychotherapy into the medical curriculum has not yet resolved the majority of problems in conveying a bio-psycho-social perspective to medical students. A survey, conducted 1992/93 at the university departments of psychosomatics-psychotherapy in Germany yielded that there is no true integration of a bio-psycho-social(More)