Siegfried Scharmann

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The facial expression of pain has emerged as an important pain indicator in demented patients, who have difficulties in providing self-report ratings. In a few clinical studies an increase of facial responses to pain was observed in demented patients compared to healthy controls. However, it had to be shown that this increase can be verified when using(More)
Experimental findings on the influence of dementia on pain have so far been conflicting. There is evidence for a decreased, an unchanged and even for an increased pain processing in patients with dementia. The present study was conducted to add on the description of the impact of dementia on pain processing by assessing multiple components of pain(More)
Psychometrically defined restrained eaters consume fewer calories, take fewer meals, show higher preference for low calorie foods, have lower energy expenditure and a higher rate of ovarial dysfunction than unrestrained eaters. We hypothesized that restrained eaters as assessed with the factor cognitive restraint of the Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire(More)
BACKGROUND It is well known that patients with dementia complain less about pain and receive fewer analgesics than other patients. The question arises of whether disorders associated with dementia change the processing of pain. METHODS A total of 20 patients with dementia and 40 patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as well as 40 healthy control(More)
Es ist bekannt, dass Demenzpatienten weniger Schmerzmittel erhalten und weniger über Schmerzen klagen als kognitiv Gesunde. Hieraus ergibt sich die Frage, ob Demenzerkrankungen die Schmerzverarbeitung verändern. An 20 Patienten mit Demenz und 40 mit leichter kognitiver Beeinträchtigung (LKB) sowie 40 Kontrollpersonen wurden die verbalen (Kategorialskala),(More)
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