Susanne Brandstetter

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BACKGROUND Increasing prevalences of overweight and obesity in children are known problems in industrialized countries. Early prevention is important as overweight and obesity persist over time and are related with health problems later in adulthood. "Komm mit in das gesunde Boot - Grundschule" is a school-based program to promote a healthier lifestyle.(More)
Stress can transiently increase motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), but it is unclear whether other behavioural changes associated with PD are also affected. We found that reaching-grasping was impaired in 19 PD patients compared with 19 matched controls, but these impairments were not amplified by stress. However, patients showed a stress-induced(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the effects of URMEL-ICE, a German school-based intervention for overweight prevention, on children's BMI and other measures of fat mass. METHODS A cluster-randomised controlled design was used. The intervention which focused on physical activity, TV time and soft drink consumption was integrated into a second-grade curriculum and(More)
The interplay of time-delayed feedback and temporally correlated coloured noise in a single and two coupled excitable systems is studied in the framework of the FitzHugh-Nagumo (FHN) model. By using coloured noise instead of white noise, the noise correlation time is introduced as an additional time scale. We show that in a single FHN system the major time(More)
BACKGROUND Intra-abdominal fat (IAF) is a valuable predictor of cardiovascular morbidity. However, neither reference values nor determinants are known in children. METHODS IAF was assessed as sonographically measured intra-abdominal depth in 1,046 children [median age 7.6 years, interquartile range (IQR) 7.2-7.9; 54% boys] of the URMEL-ICE study. (More)
Physical inactivity is associated with poor physical fitness and increased body weight. This study examined the relationship between participation in organized sports and overweight as well as physical fitness in primary school children in southern Germany. Height, weight, and various components of physical fitness were measured in 995 children (7.6 ± 0.4(More)
This study investigated as to how social support influences health among people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We refer to the stress-buffering hypothesis of social support which suggests that the negative consequences of stressors on health outcomes can be buffered by social support. In this study, pain represents a stressor and depressive symptoms(More)
OBJECTIVES Epidemiological studies have linked arthritis to depression. However, it remains unclear to what degree the association between arthritis and depression extends to low income countries and whether it can be replicated for inflammatory arthritis (IA). We aimed to address these knowledge gaps based on a large multi-national sample. METHODS(More)
Determinants of quality of life and return to work following acute respiratory distress syndrome—a systematic review. B eim akuten schweren Lungenversagen des Er-wachsenen (ARDS, " acute respiratory distress syndrome ") handelt es sich um eine lebensbedrohliche Schädigung der Lunge. Als wichtigster Risikofaktor für ARDS gilt die Pneumonie, gefolgt von(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to investigate specific attentional components in preterm born children who had not yet started school. METHODS Between January and December 2011, we assessed 52 preterm and 52 full-term children aged between five years five months and six years two months, of comparable age and gender, at the Medical University of Vienna.(More)