Sigrid Mattussek

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Z fR h 50 Kommission Patientenschulung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Rheumatologie (in alphabetischer Reihenfolge): Dr. med. Edmund Edelmann, Frau Dr. med. Inge Ehlebracht-König (Vorsitzende), Frau Prof. Dr. med. Erika Gromnica-Ihle, Priv. Doz. Dr. med. Hans-Eckhard Langer, Prof. Dr. med. Ernst-Martin Lemmel, Frau Dr. med. Helga Manschwetus, Frau Dipl.(More)
Since 1989 patient education programmes for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and other spondylarthropathies, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, fibromyalgia, and juvenile chronic arthritis and their parents have been developed by an interdisciplinary team of the German Society of Rheumatology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für(More)
Das Regionale Kooperative Rheumazentrum Hannover e. V. führte von 2000–2003 ein Modellprojekt zum Rheumatologischen Qualitätsmanagement bei Patienten mit rheumatoider Arthritis (RA) durch, an dem 14 Rheumatologen aus Niedersachsen teilnahmen. Neben der Etablierung eines fachärztlichen Qualitätsmanagements bestand ein weiteres Ziel des Projektes darin, die(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease affecting about 1% of the general population world-wide. It is characterised by severe pain and a reduction of functional capacity leading to a reduced quality of life. The initiation of an early, effective, continuous and long-term treatment is essential for preventing or delaying progression(More)
AIM Between 2000 and 2003 the collaborative arthritis center Hanover implemented a quality management program for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Fourteen rheumatologists in private practice participated in this model project. One of the aims of the project was to improve the cooperation between primary care physicians and rheumatologists. A survey(More)
Im September 2005 haben das Regionale Kooperative Rheumazentrum Hannover e. V., die Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, niedergelassene Hausärzte und Fachrheumatologen, die Rheuma-Liga Niedersachsen e. V. und die Deutsche Rentenversicherung Braunschweig-Hannover unter Beteiligung der Kassenärztlichen Vereinigung Niedersachsen (KVN) mit der Kaufmännischen(More)
Primarily the discussion group focused on obtaining current information about the existing patient education programs for different rheumatic diseases developed by a working group of the German Society of Rheumatology, about the institutions running the patient education courses, the train-the-trainer seminars, the costs and the problems of fund raising(More)
Most of the patients with rheumatic diseases do not know enough about their disease and its treatment. This may influence patient's satisfaction and compliance. Patient education is a useful approach to reduce the negative consequences of the lack of knowledge and non-compliance. Rheumatologists have recognized patient education as an important part of the(More)
The article summarizes the state of the art in patient education in rheumatology and describes the goals that have been reached and the problems that have to be solved in the future. Within recent years 6 patient education programs have been developed, 4 additional programs are in progress. Evaluation studies have been conducted for 3 programs showing(More)