Susanne Steinmann

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In empirical education and labour market research, different approaches for measuring education have been pursued; they reach from ‘number of years of schooling’ and educational scoring as continuous measures to typologies as ISCED and the CASMIN classification as categorical approaches. The value of the CASMIN educational classification has been(More)
We examined the patterns of prescription for antidementia drugs by German physicians with special reference to source of prescription, appropriateness of drugs and dosages and continuity of prescription patterns. The study is based on claims data of all 1848 incident cases in persons aged 65 years and older from a nationwide operating statutory health(More)
AIMS To analyze how the diagnosis of dementia changes the utilization of the ambulatory medical care services in the German statutory health insurance. METHODS In this case-control study, claims data of 1,848 insurants aged >or=65 years with incident dementia and 7,392 matched controls were compared regarding their utilization of ambulatory medical care(More)
BACKGROUND Multimorbidity has a negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQL). Previous studies included only a limited number of conditions. In this study, we analyse the impact of a large number of conditions on HRQL in multimorbid patients without preselecting particular diseases. We also explore the effects of these conditions on the specific(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate time-dependent predictors of institutionalization in old age using a longitudinal approach. METHODS In a representative survey of the German general population aged 75 years and older predictors of institutionalization were observed every 1.5 years over six waves. Conditional fixed-effects logistic regressions (with 201(More)
The causality between social predictors and HRQoL in old age remains almost unclear as only a few studies have examined the influence of social support on HRQoL in a longitudinal setting. Moreover, available studies investigating gender differences in the effect of social support on HRQoL in old age have been solely cross-sectional. Consequently, the aim of(More)
OBJECTIVE On the basis of data from one German Sickness Fund we analyzed which medical discipline coded the incident diagnosis of dementia in ambulatory medical care in Germany, which type of dementia was coded and how the initial code eventually changed during the year of incidence. METHODS Claims data of 1,848 insured people aged ≥ 65 years in 2004 with(More)
BACKGROUND It is unknown whether longitudinal stability versus instability in subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is a modifying factor of the association between SCD and risk of incident Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia. OBJECTIVE We tested the modifying role of temporal stability of the SCD report on AD dementia risk in cognitively normal elderly(More)
BACKGROUND Due to demographic changes and an un-equal distribution of physicians, regional analyses of service utilization of elderly patients are crucial, especially for diseases with an impact like dementia. This paper focuses on dementia patients. The aim of the study is to identify differences in service utilization of incident dementia patients in(More)
The paper builds on a French-German comparison on how individuals’ education and their social class position are related to each other. Labour force surveys from the early 1970s and 1990s are used as the empirical basis. We analyze patterns of occupational stratification by education from three perspectives: change over time in each country, cross-national(More)