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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the impact of a vocational training programme on short- and long-term results after psychosomatic rehabilitation. METHOD 1,590 inpatients were screened for vocational integration. A high-risk group of 266 patients was randomly assigned to the vocational training programme plus psychosomatic treatment;(More)
BACKGROUND Major depression can be regarded as a systemic neurobehavioral disorder resulting from dysfunction of the limbic-cortical networks. The cingulum bundle represents a major association fiber tract of those networks. The aim of our study was to determine the association of brain structural tissue markers of the cingulum bundle and cognitive function(More)
PURPOSE With the ever-increasing average life expectancy and rising age of retirement, cognitive and work capacities in advanced age take on great importance. Cognitive impairments, however, increase with age. The effect of cognitive-training programmes on people with mild cognitive impairment has not been verified in any systematic investigations. METHOD(More)
Durch die Alterung der Gesellschaft und einen möglichen Anstieg der Lebensarbeitszeit kommt dem kognitiven Leistungsvermögen Älterer große Bedeutung zu. Dass viele Arbeitnehmer nicht bis ins höhere Alter leistungsfähig sind, zeigt sich am rapiden Anstieg der vorzeitigen Berentung von Personen mit psychischen Erkrankungen. Die Abnahme der geistigen(More)
A computer training program was developed specifically oriented toward middle-aged employees, their learning needs and their computer-related fears. This program was based on a pilot study showing a high degree of stresses associated with the introduction of computer technology at the workplace in this age group (50-59 years). A survey of 623 patients(More)
Until now little is known about the role of participation in self-help groups alone or combined with psychotherapy in post-in-patient care. In the present study 2933 patients were questioned about their experience of self-help groups and psychotherapy after discharge from a clinic for psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy. Nearly 8 % of them utilized(More)
Conflicts arising from the work setting have remained a neglected issue in psychotherapy. To address this, the present study investigated the effectiveness of a manualized focal group treatment for psychotherapeutic inpatients suffering from vocational strains and conflicts and identified predictors of outcome. Cohorts of patients were assigned either to a(More)
INTRODUCTION MEmbeR is a prospective multi-center study on medical-occupational rehabilitation in Germany. METHODS 196 neurological, psychiatric, orthopaedic, and internal medicine patients from 21 rehabilitation centres all across Germany have been enrolled and followed-up for 2 years after discharge. Primary outcome parameter was defined as return to(More)
BACKGROUND Patients' treatment expectations are a key factor in psychotherapy. Several studies have linked higher expectations to better treatment success. Therefore, we want to evaluate the impact of a targeted video-based intervention on patients' expectations and the treatment success of inpatient rehabilitation. METHODS/DESIGN All patients who will be(More)