Andreas Hinz
Leipzig University
Quality of lifePsychologyPopulationAnxietyMedicine
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The need for psychosocial support and patients' desire for psychosocial support in female cancer patients - predictors and correlatesObjectives: The aims of the present study were to determine the need for psychosocial support of cancer patients, the subjective request for support and to examine the relationship between the need for psychosocial counselling, psychological distress and quality of life. Methods: 112 patients (consecutive) answered questionnaires about mental stress (GAD-2 and PHQ-...
#1Andreas Hinz (Leipzig University)H-Index: 39
#2Jan Karoff (University of Wuppertal)
Last. Rüya-Daniela Kocalevent (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Background/Objective Assessments of health can be biased by response shift effects. One method for detecting such effects is the use of anchoring vignettes. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between participants’ self-assessed health state and their assessments of these vignettes. Method A total of 342 cardiovascular patients assessed their own state of health on a 0-100 visual analogue scale. The patients additionally assessed two vignettes featuring fictional perso...
#1Bjarne Schmalbach (University of Mainz)H-Index: 3
#2Markus Zenger (Leipzig University)H-Index: 20
Last. Elmar Brähler (University of Mainz)H-Index: 17
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Abstract. The common factor model – by far the most widely used model for factor analysis – assumes equal item intercepts across respondents. Due to idiosyncratic ways of understanding and answerin...
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#1Bjarne Schmalbach (University of Mainz)
#1Bjarne Schmalbach (University of Mainz)H-Index: 3
Last. Katja Petrowski (TUD: Dresden University of Technology)H-Index: 19
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BACKGROUND: Occupational stress and specifically job anxiety are crucial factors in determining health outcomes, job satisfaction as well as performance. In order to assess this phenomenon, the Job Anxiety Scale is one of the instruments available. It consists of 70 items that are clustered in 14 subscales and five dimensions. The aim of this paper is to create a more efficient, short version of the Job Anxiety Scale, while retaining the five dimensions, and to assess its psychometric properties...
#1Dirk Hofmeister (Leipzig University)H-Index: 8
Last. Andreas Hinz (Leipzig University)H-Index: 39
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Abstract Background Sleep problems are frequent in cancer patients. Multiple questionnaires and one-item scales have been developed for measuring sleep quality. The aim of this study was to test the Jenkins Sleep Scale (JSS) in comparison with the one-item sleep scale of the quality of life questionnaire EORTC QLQ-C30, and to examine the relationship between sleep quality and age, gender, clinical variables, and several domains of quality of life. Methods A sample of 1216 cancer patients who wer...
#1Regina Treudler (Leipzig University)H-Index: 23
#2Samira Zeynalova (Leipzig University)H-Index: 16
Last. Jan-Christoph Simon (Leipzig University)H-Index: 40
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BACKGROUND: Atopic eczema (AE) may be associated with several mental health problems. In Germany, existing data from selected patient cohorts may lead to misestimation of the problem. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to cross-sectionally determine associations of AE with depression, anxiety, quality of life (QoL) and social interactions in subjects from the population-based LIFE-Adult-Study. METHODS: Subjects underwent standardized interviews (medical history) and answered standardized questionnaires [Centr...
#1Matthias BüttnerH-Index: 3
#2Andreas Hinz (Leipzig University)H-Index: 39
Last. Thomas J. MusholtH-Index: 17
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PURPOSE: Patients with thyroid cancer are often assumed to have no quality of life (QOL) impairments after treatment because of thyroid cancer's good prognosis. However, the QOL implications of surgical complications and the necessity to take lifelong medication are seldom assessed. METHODS: Patients who had surgery due to thyroid cancer at the University Medical Center Mainz between 2010 and 2015 and who had calcium or parathyroid hormone levels below the reference values immediately following ...
#1Yemataw Wondie (University of Gondar)H-Index: 4
#2Andreas Hinz (Leipzig University)H-Index: 39
PURPOSE: Cancer is of increasing prevalence in less-developed countries. However, research on the patients' quality of life (QoL) in these countries is very limited. The aim of this study was to examine QoL of cancer patients in Africa. METHOD: A sample of 256 cancer patients treated in an Ethiopian hospital was examined with the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire EORTC QLQ-C30, the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory, and the Hospital Anxiety...
Last. Nicole Reisch (LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)H-Index: 18
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Abstract Background Turner syndrome (TS) affects approximately one out of 2,500 females. Previous research indicates that women with TS experience impairment in several psychosocial domains as well as in quality of life (QoL). Data, however, mainly focus on girls, whereas data on adult women is extremely scarce, inconsistent and mainly low in sample size. Separate analysis of adult women, however, is important since women face other challenges of TS than girls. Methods We compared 301 women with...