Thomas Fankhaenel

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Epidemiological studies assessing general and abdominal obesity measures or their combination for mortality prediction have shown inconsistent results. We aimed to systematically review the associations of body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) with all-cause mortality in prospective cohort(More)
STUDY GOAL The effectiveness of screening and brief intervention (SBI) to reduce alcohol consumption has been shown by several studies in primary care. In spite of many attempts to establish SBI in routine care only a few patients are treated accordingly. Therefore in the study the General Practitioners' (GPs) assessment of barriers was investigated and(More)
BACKGROUND Home visits are part of general practice work in Germany. Within the context of an expanding elderly population and a decreasing number of general practitioner (GPs), open questions regarding the organisation and adequacy of GPs' care in immobile patients remain. To answer these questions, we will conduct a representative primary data collection(More)
INTRODUCTION The synthetic drug methamphetamine with its high addiction potential is associated with substantial adverse health effects. In Germany, especially Central Germany, the increase in the consumption of methamphetamine has exceeded that of other illegal drugs. The treatment system and service providers are facing new challenges due to this rise in(More)
Only a few general practitioners (GPs) are committed to screen their patients for alcohol consumption and, in case of excessive alcohol consumption conduct by a brief intervention according to WHO recommendations. Apart from inadequate compensation and work load, another barrier identified by the GPs was their uncertainty about how to deal with affected(More)
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