Tamara Brian

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Currently, a growing number of programs become available in statistical software for multiple imputation of missing values. Among others, two algorithms are mainly implemented: Expectation Maximization (EM) and Multiple Imputation by Chained Equations (MICE). They have been shown to work well in large samples or when only small proportions of missing data(More)
OBJECTIVE Various childhood adversities have been found to be associated with chronic pain in adulthood. However, associations were moderate in most studies, i.e. odds ratios (OR) were between one and two. METHOD An internet survey was performed in 508 Polish and 500 German subjects. A total of 19 childhood adversities were selected and their associations(More)
BACKGROUND Estimates about childhood abuse and neglect in various countries of the world indicate that cases of neglect outnumber cases of abuse by far. However, childhood neglect itself constitutes a neglected domain in psychological and medical research; far more articles have been published about abuse. SAMPLING AND METHODS A ten-item questionnaire(More)
The symptom checklist-27-plus has demonstrated good psychometric properties in various samples, but clinical data have not yet been published. Data from 690 mostly young female patients with eating disorders show reliabilities ranging from acceptable to very good (Cronbachs α between 0.76 und 0.89). Data from intake and discharge show a good ability to(More)
BACKGROUND Back pain is the most common form of pain and leads to high costs in all medical care systems. OBJECTIVE The present study examines the prevalence of back pain and its associations with some basic demographics. METHODS Two samples from Poland and Germany (about n = 500 each) were examined via Internet regarding back pain, gender, age, and(More)
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