Thomas Niederkrotenthaler

Summary

Affiliation: Medical University of Vienna
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Assessing the impact of media guidelines for reporting on suicides in Austria: interrupted time series analysis
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Medical University of Vienna, Center for Public Health, Institute for Medical Psychology, Severingasse 9, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:419-28. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Suicide in films: the impact of suicide portrayals on nonsuicidal viewers' well-being and the effectiveness of censorship
    Benedikt Till
    Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 40:319-27. 2010
  3. pmc Injuries and post-traumatic stress following historic tornados: Alabama, April 2011
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control NCIPC, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, Division of Applied Sciences, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America Current affiliation Medical University of Vienna, Center for Public Health, Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS ONE 8:e83038. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Perinatal conditions and parental age at birth as risk markers for subsequent suicide attempt and suicide: a population based case-control study
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:729-38. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Changes in suicide rates following media reports on celebrity suicide: a meta-analysis
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:1037-42. 2012
  6. pmc Predictors of suicide and suicide attempt in subway stations: a population-based ecological study
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Urban Health 89:339-53. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Exposure to parental mortality and markers of morbidity, and the risks of attempted and completed suicide in offspring: an analysis of sensitive life periods
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Department of General Practice and Family Medicine and Institute for Medical Psychology, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Severingasse 9, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:233-9. 2012
  8. doi request reprint The gap between suicide characteristics in the print media and in the population
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Institute for Medical Psychology, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Public Health 19:361-4. 2009
  9. pmc Development of a practical tool to measure the impact of publications on the society based on focus group discussions with scientists
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Centre for Public Health, Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    BMC Public Health 11:588. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint [The "Werther-effect": legend or reality?]
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Institut fur Medizinische Psychologie, Zentrum für Public Health, Medizinische Universität Wien
    Neuropsychiatr 21:284-90. 2007

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Assessing the impact of media guidelines for reporting on suicides in Austria: interrupted time series analysis
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Medical University of Vienna, Center for Public Health, Institute for Medical Psychology, Severingasse 9, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:419-28. 2007
    ..This report provides an evaluation of the Austrian guidelines that were introduced in 1987 as a natural experiment...
  2. doi request reprint Suicide in films: the impact of suicide portrayals on nonsuicidal viewers' well-being and the effectiveness of censorship
    Benedikt Till
    Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 40:319-27. 2010
    ..There were no relevant differences between the film groups. The more a subject identified with the protagonist, the greater were the negative effects...
  3. pmc Injuries and post-traumatic stress following historic tornados: Alabama, April 2011
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control NCIPC, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, Division of Applied Sciences, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America Current affiliation Medical University of Vienna, Center for Public Health, Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS ONE 8:e83038. 2013
    ..We analyzed tornado-related injuries seen at hospitals and risk factors for tornado injury, and screened for post-traumatic stress following a statewide tornado-emergency in Alabama in April 2011...
  4. doi request reprint Perinatal conditions and parental age at birth as risk markers for subsequent suicide attempt and suicide: a population based case-control study
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:729-38. 2012
    ..Public health implications from this study include measures to improve pre- and perinatal parental mental health, particularly in teenage pregnancies...
  5. doi request reprint Changes in suicide rates following media reports on celebrity suicide: a meta-analysis
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:1037-42. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the best current evidence on the association between celebrity suicide stories and subsequent suicides...
  6. pmc Predictors of suicide and suicide attempt in subway stations: a population-based ecological study
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Urban Health 89:339-53. 2012
    ..Suicide-preventive interventions should concentrate on crowded stations and on stations frequented by risk groups...
  7. doi request reprint Exposure to parental mortality and markers of morbidity, and the risks of attempted and completed suicide in offspring: an analysis of sensitive life periods
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Department of General Practice and Family Medicine and Institute for Medical Psychology, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Severingasse 9, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:233-9. 2012
    ..There is evidence of parental risk factors for suicidal behaviour in offspring, but research on variations in their effects with offspring's age at first exposure is sparse...
  8. doi request reprint The gap between suicide characteristics in the print media and in the population
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Institute for Medical Psychology, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Public Health 19:361-4. 2009
    ..Programmes to educate media professionals about suicide are increasingly established, but information about which suicide cases are most likely to be reported in the mass media is sparse...
  9. pmc Development of a practical tool to measure the impact of publications on the society based on focus group discussions with scientists
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Centre for Public Health, Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    BMC Public Health 11:588. 2011
    ..In order to develop a practical tool for its assessment, it is important to learn about perceptions of scientists on how to measure a societal impact factor...
  10. ncbi request reprint [The "Werther-effect": legend or reality?]
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Institut fur Medizinische Psychologie, Zentrum für Public Health, Medizinische Universität Wien
    Neuropsychiatr 21:284-90. 2007
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  11. doi request reprint Can media effects counteract legislation reforms? The case of adolescent firearm suicides in the wake of the Austrian firearm legislation
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Department of Medical Psychology, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Adolesc Health 44:90-3. 2009
    ..A temporary increase in firearm suicides after the reform was observed, followed by a continuous decrease. The hypothesis that media reporting triggered the short-term backlash effect is discussed...
  12. doi request reprint Role of media reports in completed and prevented suicide: Werther v. Papageno effects
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Br J Psychiatry 197:234-43. 2010
    ..Few studies have investigated the associations between specific media content and suicide rates. Even less is known about the possible preventive effects of suicide-related media content...
  13. doi request reprint Copycat effects after media reports on suicide: a population-based ecologic study
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Medical University of Vienna, Center for Public Health, Department of Medical Psychology, Severingasse 9, Vienna, Austria
    Soc Sci Med 69:1085-90. 2009
    ..Evidence of copycat effects seemed to be strongest in suicides that were similar to the respective model with regard to age group, sex, and suicide method...
  14. pmc Suicide seasonality: complex demodulation as a novel approach in epidemiologic analysis
    Ingo W Nader
    Department of Basic Psychological Research, School of Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS ONE 6:e17413. 2011
    ..Results showed that strength of seasonality was associated with absolute suicide numbers, and that strength of seasonality was stable during the study period when this association was taken into account...
  15. ncbi request reprint Not carried away by a moonlight shadow: no evidence for associations between suicide occurrence and lunar phase among more than 65,000 suicide cases in Austria, 1970-2006
    Martin Voracek
    Department of Basic Psychological Research, School of Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 120:343-9. 2008
    ..This study investigated lunar effects on one particular outcome (completed suicide) for which the literature appears unsettled, owing to some recent reports with positive findings...
  16. doi request reprint Declining autopsy rates and suicide misclassification: a cross-national analysis of 35 countries
    Nestor D Kapusta
    Department for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:1050-7. 2011
    ..Suicides are prone to misclassification during death ascertainment procedures. This problem has generated frequent criticism of the validity of suicide mortality statistics...
  17. ncbi request reprint Personal suicidality in reception and identification with suicidal film characters
    Benedikt Till
    Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Death Stud 37:383-92. 2013
    ..The reception of suicide-related media content seems to partially depend on personal suicidality. Potential implications for suicide prevention are discussed...
  18. doi request reprint Development of a scale to assess knowledge about suicide postvention using item response theory
    Ingo W Nader
    Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods, School of Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 43:174-84. 2013
    ..Additionally, we provide cues for convergent validity. In summary, the scale shows satisfactory properties for assessing KSPV and could be used to evaluate suicide postvention programs more effectively...
  19. ncbi request reprint Who identifies with suicidal film characters? Determinants of identification with suicidal protagonists of drama films
    Benedikt Till
    Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Psychiatr Danub 25:158-62. 2013
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  20. doi request reprint Descriptive factors of abusive head trauma in young children--United States, 2000-2009
    Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Division of Applied Sciences, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 37:446-55. 2013
    ..There is little research from nationally representative datasets available to characterize young children who had AHT compared to non-abusive head trauma (NAHT)...
  21. doi request reprint Availability of mental health service providers and suicide rates in Austria: a nationwide study
    Nestor D Kapusta
    Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18 20, Vienna 1090, Austria
    Psychiatr Serv 61:1198-203. 2010
    ..This small-area analysis examined whether the availability of professionals providing mental health treatment in Austria had an effect on regional suicide rates...
  22. ncbi request reprint Reasons to love life. Effects of a suicide-awareness campaign on the utilization of a telephone emergency line in Austria
    Benedikt Till
    lt location gt Suicide Research Unit, Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Austria lt location gt
    Crisis 34:382-9. 2013
    ..Billboards were shown throughout Styria depicting joyful everyday-life situations with a focus on social and family connectedness, and promoting the Telephone Emergency Service, a crisis hotline...