Thomas Kuechler

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Considering the increasing number of liver transplantations with longer periods of transplant function, there is a growing need for quality of life research in the field. In addition to lethality, mortality and rehabilitation, parameters of 'quality of life' are to be evaluated: the patient's rating of his subjective physical symptoms, psychological(More)
This study investigates the association between a postdiagnosis lifestyle score and health-related quality of life (HrQol) in long-term colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors. A cross-sectional study of 1,389 long-term CRC survivors in Northern Germany was analyzed. On average 7.2 years after CRC diagnosis, HrQol was assessed with the EORTC QLQ-C30, and(More)
BACKGROUND The PORPUS-P is a short questionnaire for measuring prostate-specific quality of life (QoL), which was designed in Canada for use in prostate cancer (PC) patients. We aimed to generate a German version and compare PORPUS-P scores of German reference men from the general population, and German and Canadian patients with newly diagnosed PC who were(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related Quality of life (HRQoL) is a major goal of clinical management after liver transplantation (LTx). There is still disagreement on the effects of social-demographic factors and changes in the allocation system on HRQoL. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of social-demographic factors, mode of organ-allocation, waiting(More)
The purpose of a pilot study with 20 patients, suffering from dyshidrotic exzema of the hands, was to investigate the relevance of a psychosomatic approach for its etiology and therapy. A set of psychological and allergological tests revealed the following results. - 10 patients suffered from a contact allergy (epicutaneous test), 6 of them were allergic to(More)
The need for disease-specific quality of life measures is highlighted in the literature. The psychometric properties of a supplementary disease-specific quality of life questionnaire developed for use with a generic Quality of Life tool in colorectal cancer patients are explored. Originally developed and tested in a German sample, the English translation(More)
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