Hermann Faller

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Prevalence of mental disorders, psychosocial distress and need for psychosocial support in cancer patients - study protocol of an epidemiological multi-center study
    Anja Mehnert
    Department and Outpatient Clinic of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 12:70. 2012
  2. doi Effects of psycho-oncologic interventions on emotional distress and quality of life in adult patients with cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Hermann Faller
    Department of Medical Psychology, Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Comprehensive Cancer Center Mainfranken, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    J Clin Oncol 31:782-93. 2013
  3. doi [Patient-centered communication in the physician-patient relationship]
    H Faller
    Universitat Wurzburg, Klinikstr 3, 97070, Wurzburg, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:1106-12. 2012
  4. doi [Patient education as a constituent of a patient-oriented approach in rehabilitation]
    H Faller
    Universitat Wurzburg, Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie, Arbeitsbereich Rehabilitationswissenschaften
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 47:77-83. 2008
  5. doi Effectiveness of education for gastric cancer patients: a controlled prospective trial comparing interactive vs. lecture-based programs
    Hermann Faller
    Institute of Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences Section, University of Wurzburg, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 76:91-8. 2009
  6. ncbi Is health-related quality of life an independent predictor of survival in patients with chronic heart failure?
    Hermann Faller
    Institute of Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 63:533-8. 2007
  7. doi Depression and disease severity as predictors of health-related quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure--a structural equation modeling approach
    Hermann Faller
    Institute of Psychotherapy und Medical Psychology, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    J Card Fail 15:286-292.e2. 2009
  8. doi Impact of depression on quality of life assessment in heart failure
    Hermann Faller
    Department of Internal Medicine I Center for Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Wurzburg, Institute of Psychotherapy und Medical Psychology, Wurzburg, Germany
    Int J Cardiol 142:133-7. 2010
  9. ncbi Depression and survival in chronic heart failure: does gender play a role?
    Hermann Faller
    University of Wurzburg, Institute of Psychotherapy und Medical Psychology, Wurzburg, Germany
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:1018-23. 2007
  10. doi [Innovative concepts for patient education in medical rehabilitation]
    H Faller
    Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie, Universitat Wurzburg, Klinikstr 3, 97070, Wurzburg, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 54:444-50. 2011

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  1. pmc Prevalence of mental disorders, psychosocial distress and need for psychosocial support in cancer patients - study protocol of an epidemiological multi-center study
    Anja Mehnert
    Department and Outpatient Clinic of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 12:70. 2012
    ....
  2. doi Effects of psycho-oncologic interventions on emotional distress and quality of life in adult patients with cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Hermann Faller
    Department of Medical Psychology, Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Comprehensive Cancer Center Mainfranken, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    J Clin Oncol 31:782-93. 2013
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the effects of psycho-oncologic interventions on emotional distress and quality of life in adult patients with cancer...
  3. doi [Patient-centered communication in the physician-patient relationship]
    H Faller
    Universitat Wurzburg, Klinikstr 3, 97070, Wurzburg, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:1106-12. 2012
    ....
  4. doi [Patient education as a constituent of a patient-oriented approach in rehabilitation]
    H Faller
    Universitat Wurzburg, Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie, Arbeitsbereich Rehabilitationswissenschaften
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 47:77-83. 2008
    ..Additional opportunities for enhancing patient orientation and optimizing patient education are provided by measures of behavioural planning and after-care as attempts to convey the behavioural changes in the patients' everyday lives...
  5. doi Effectiveness of education for gastric cancer patients: a controlled prospective trial comparing interactive vs. lecture-based programs
    Hermann Faller
    Institute of Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences Section, University of Wurzburg, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 76:91-8. 2009
    ..We compared the impact of an interactive, patient-oriented group program to a lecture-based, information-only program in gastric cancer patients...
  6. ncbi Is health-related quality of life an independent predictor of survival in patients with chronic heart failure?
    Hermann Faller
    Institute of Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 63:533-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether the physical and mental components of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are independent predictors of survival in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  7. doi Depression and disease severity as predictors of health-related quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure--a structural equation modeling approach
    Hermann Faller
    Institute of Psychotherapy und Medical Psychology, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    J Card Fail 15:286-292.e2. 2009
    ..To examine whether depression and heart failure severity are independent predictors of both the physical and psychologic domains of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with chronic heart failure...
  8. doi Impact of depression on quality of life assessment in heart failure
    Hermann Faller
    Department of Internal Medicine I Center for Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Wurzburg, Institute of Psychotherapy und Medical Psychology, Wurzburg, Germany
    Int J Cardiol 142:133-7. 2010
    ..We aimed to examine whether co-morbid depression alters the relationship between disease severity and HRQoL, thus compromising the validity of a CHF-specific HRQoL measure...
  9. ncbi Depression and survival in chronic heart failure: does gender play a role?
    Hermann Faller
    University of Wurzburg, Institute of Psychotherapy und Medical Psychology, Wurzburg, Germany
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:1018-23. 2007
    ..Data regarding the influence of depression on outcome in chronic heart failure are conflicting and neglect possible gender differences...
  10. doi [Innovative concepts for patient education in medical rehabilitation]
    H Faller
    Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie, Universitat Wurzburg, Klinikstr 3, 97070, Wurzburg, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 54:444-50. 2011
    ..Lastly, a state-of-the-art, self-management education program is described...
  11. doi [Depression in chronic heart failure: complication, risk factor or autonomous disease?]
    H Faller
    Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie, Universitat Wurzburg, Klinikstrasse 3, 97070, Wurzburg, Germany
    Internist (Berl) 49:394, 396-8, 400, 402-4. 2008
    ..However, at present evidence is lacking that beyond improvement of depression these strategies impact favorably on morbidity and mortality...
  12. doi Generic and disease-specific health-related quality of life in patients with chronic systolic heart failure: impact of depression
    Marion Schowalter
    Department of Medical Psychology, Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Wurzburg, Klinikstr 3, D 97070 Wurzburg, Germany
    Clin Res Cardiol 102:269-78. 2013
    ..We aimed to describe both generic and disease-specific HRQoL in a large community-based sample of patients with systolic heart failure (SHF) and to identify important somatic and psychosocial correlates...
  13. ncbi [The Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) -- a new disease-specific quality of life measure for patients with chronic heart failure]
    Hermann Faller
    Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie, Universitat Wurzburg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 55:200-8. 2005
    ..The questionnaire was well accepted by the participating patients. The KCCQ proved to be a reliable and valid self-report instrument for measuring disease-specific quality of life in chronic heart failure...
  14. doi Somatic correlates of comorbid major depression in patients with systolic heart failure
    Christiane E Angermann
    University of Wurzburg, Department of Internal Medicine I Center for Cardiovascular Medicine, Wurzburg, Germany
    Int J Cardiol 147:66-73. 2011
    ..This prospective study investigated somatic correlates of comorbid depression in patients with heart failure aiming to better understand the interrelation of both conditions...
  15. ncbi Rationale and design of a randomised, controlled, multicenter trial investigating the effects of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibition on morbidity, mortality and mood in depressed heart failure patients (MOOD-HF)
    Christiane E Angermann
    University of Wurzburg, Department of Internal Medicine I Center of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wurzburg, Germany
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:1212-22. 2007
    ..Major depression affects 20-40% of CHF patients and predicts adverse outcomes in terms of quality of life, morbidity and mortality as well as health care expenditure, independent of other factors of prognostic relevance...
  16. doi Changes in depression following gastric banding: a 5- to 7-year prospective study
    Marion Schowalter
    Institute of Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, University of Wuerzburg, Klinikstr 3, 97070 Wuerzburg, Germany
    Obes Surg 18:314-20. 2008
    ..This prospective, controlled study investigated depression and self-acceptance in morbidly obese patients before and after gastric banding...
  17. doi Intermediate and long-term effects of a standardized back school for inpatient orthopedic rehabilitation on illness knowledge and self-management behaviors: a randomized controlled trial
    Karin Meng
    Rehabilitation Sciences Unit, Department of Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Clin J Pain 27:248-57. 2011
    ..In this study, we report the evaluation of a new back school that was developed based on theories of health behavior, treatment evidence, practice guidelines, and quality criteria for patient education...
  18. ncbi German short musculoskeletal function assessment questionnaire (SMFA-D): comparison with the SF-36 and WOMAC in a prospective evaluation in patients with primary osteoarthritis undergoing total knee arthroplasty
    S Kirschner
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Wurzburg, König Ludwig Haus, Brettreichstrasse 11, 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    Rheumatol Int 23:15-20. 2003
    ..We recommend the SMFA-D for assessing change in functional status of patients with primary osteoarthritis of the knee following arthroplasty...
  19. doi A combined planning and telephone aftercare intervention for obese patients: effects on physical activity and body weight after one year
    Veronika Ströbl
    Department of Medical Psychology, Medical Sociology, and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    J Rehabil Med 45:198-205. 2013
    ..We therefore developed a combined planning and telephone aftercare intervention based on the Health Action Process Approach to enhance physical activity after inpatient rehabilitation for obesity...
  20. doi Current state of vocationally oriented medical rehabilitation--a German perspective
    Matthias Lukasczik
    Institute of Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences Section, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Disabil Rehabil 33:2646-55. 2011
    ..g. long-term unemployed) and topics (e.g. interference between work and other life domains)...
  21. doi Effectiveness of small-group interactive education vs. lecture-based information-only programs on motivation to change and lifestyle behaviours. A prospective controlled trial of rehabilitation inpatients
    Andrea Reusch
    University of Wurzburg, Institute of Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, Wurzburg, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 82:186-92. 2011
    ..Although patient education may promote motivation to change health behaviours, the most effective method has not yet been determined...
  22. ncbi Therapists' relationships with their patients in the intake interview: an empirical comparison of psychodynamically and cognitive-behaviorally oriented psychotherapists
    Hermann Faller
    Institute of Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    J Am Acad Psychoanal 30:451-61. 2002
    ..The results may reflect different therapeutic philosophies and value systems inherent to the cognitive-behavioral and psychoanalytic orientations...
  23. ncbi [Emotional distress and needs for psychosocial support among breast cancer patients at start of radiotherapy]
    Hermann Faller
    Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie der Universität Würzburg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 53:229-35. 2003
    ..It was concluded that better screening tools have to be developed for identifying breast cancer patients in need of psychosocial support during radiotherapy...
  24. ncbi Coping and survival in lung cancer: a 10-year follow-up
    Hermann Faller
    Institute of Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, University of Wurzburg, Klinikstrasse 3, D 97070 Wurzburg, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 159:2105-7. 2002
    ..Little evidence is available to clarify the influence of psychological variables on the outcome of cancer. The authors studied whether style of coping was predictive of survival in lung cancer...
  25. ncbi Compliance with therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C: associations with psychiatric symptoms, interpersonal problems, and mode of acquisition
    M R Kraus
    Medizinische Poliklinik, , Germany
    Dig Dis Sci 46:2060-5. 2001
    ..3%. In total, 86.5% of cases were classified correctly. In situations of unclear indication for IFN therapy, psychological variables assessment of before the beginning of treatment may represent an additional decision-making factor...
  26. ncbi Paroxetine for the treatment of interferon-alpha-induced depression in chronic hepatitis C
    M R Kraus
    Medizinische Poliklinik, University of Wurzburg, Klinikstrasse 6 8, D 97070 Wurzburg, Germany
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 16:1091-9. 2002
    ..Psychiatric side-effects may require dose reduction or premature discontinuation of interferon therapy in chronic hepatitis C. New strategies are needed in order to prevent the premature termination of interferon therapy...
  27. ncbi [Introduction of the Bavarian Scientific Rehabilitation Group]
    H Faller
    Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie, Universitat Wurzburg, Arbeitsbereich Rehabilitationswissenschaften
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 37:S97-103. 1998
    ..The network has the objective of both improving the quality of rehabilitation research and education and increasing the resources of institutions doing rehabilitation research in Bavaria...
  28. doi [Development of a standardized back school for in-patient orthopaedic rehabilitation]
    K Meng
    Universitat Wurzburg, Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie, ArbeitsbereichRehabilitationswissenschaften, Wurzburg
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 48:335-44. 2009
    ..The manual meets the requirements that allow for a successful transfer into clinical practice...
  29. ncbi Emotional state, coping styles, and somatic variables in patients with chronic hepatitis C
    M R Kraus
    Medizinische Poliklinik, University of Wurzburg, Germany
    Psychosomatics 41:377-84. 2000
    ..028). Older patients with CHC and patients with a long period since CHC diagnosis or who were advised not to undergo interferon therapy should be carefully and regularly assessed for depression, anxiety, and inappropriate coping styles...
  30. doi [Patient education: quality criteria in its implementation]
    V Strobl
    Universitat Wurzburg, Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie, Arbeitsbereich Rehabilitationswissenschaften
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 48:166-73. 2009
    ..The quality criteria proposed aim to increase the awareness of quality requirements and to provide a tool for improving the quality of patient education in medical rehabilitation...
  31. ncbi [Significance, effect size, and confidence interval]
    H Faller
    Stiftungsprofessur Rehabilitationswissenschaften, Universitat Wurzburg
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 43:174-8. 2004
    ..As a consequence, when presenting the results of a study the effect size should be reported together with a confidence interval indicating the probable range that contains the population effect...
  32. doi [Elevated postoperative pain levels following orthopedic surgery. Depression as a strong predictor]
    S Goebel
    Orthopädische Klinik König Ludwig Haus, Universitat Wurzburg, Brettreichstr 11, 97074, Wurzburg
    Schmerz 24:54-61. 2010
    ..Our data suggest a predictive value of depression for severe postoperative pain. Patients with depression benefited from standardized postoperative pain therapy, but were still suffering from significantly higher postoperative pain...
  33. ncbi [Shared decision making: an approach to strengthening patient participation in rehabilitation]
    H Faller
    Stiftungsprofessur Rehabilitationswissenschaften, Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie, Universitat Wurzburg
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 42:129-35. 2003
    ..Structural restraints include time and institutional inflexibility. To conclude, shared decision making is a promising approach to enhance patient participation in rehabilitative care...
  34. ncbi [Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value]
    H Faller
    Stiftungsprofessur Rehabilitationswissenschaften, Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie, Universitat Wurzburg
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 44:44-9. 2005
    ..The author employs different didactic methods such as 2 x 2 tables, graphical illustrations and natural frequencies for elaborating on these often intermixed concepts in a clear and easily understandable way...
  35. ncbi [Sensitivity to change]
    W Igl
    Arbeitsbereich Rehabilitationswissenschaften, Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie, Universitat Wurzburg, Wurzburg
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 44:100-6. 2005
    ..Various qualitative aspects, e. g. scaling of response options of assessment tools, are covered as well as quantitative methods, i. e. study designs and indices. Furthermore, recommendations for interpretation are given...
  36. ncbi [Patient education]
    H Faller
    Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie der Universität Würzburg, Arbeitsbereich Rehabilitationswissenschaften, Wurzburg
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 44:277-286. 2005
    ..Implementation projects such as those described in the article are aimed at closing these gaps and disseminating research results into the practice of rehabilitation...
  37. ncbi [Sensitivity to change of questionnaires measuring subjective health--results of a prospective comparative study]
    W Igl
    Institut für Psychotherapie und Medizinische Psychologie der Universität Würzburg, Arbeitsbereich Rehabilitationswissenschaften
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 45:232-42. 2006
    ..Therefore, indices of sensitivity to change for three widespread generic assessment tools have been determined: IRES-3, SF-36, scales of the SCL-90-R...
  38. ncbi [Intention-to-treat]
    H Faller
    Stiftungsprofessur Rehabilitationswissenschaften, Universitat Wurzburg
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 43:52-5. 2004
    ..It is shown that study results may be biased by excluding patients post hoc thus producing spurious effects that do not exist in the population under study. The intention-to-treat strategy avoids this bias...
  39. ncbi ["Objectives, setting conditions, differential aspects and evaluation of patient education programmes"--working conference of the Bavarian Rehab Research Network, RFB, in cooperation with the "Patient Education" Working Group, January
    A Reusch
    Rehabilitationswissenschaftlicher Forschungsverbund Bayern und Arbeitsgruppe Patientenschulung, Wurzburg
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 42:175-6. 2003
  40. doi [The short- and long-term motivational effects of a patient education programme for patients with coronary artery bypass grafting]
    J H Krannich
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Herz und Thoraxchirurgie, Universitatsklinikum Wurzburg, Zentrum Operative Medizin, Wurzburg
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 47:219-25. 2008
    ..Based on these preliminary findings we examined the motivation for lifestyle change one year after CABG surgery...
  41. doi Assessment of proximal outcomes of self-management programs: translation and psychometric evaluation of a German version of the Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQ™)
    Michael Schuler
    Department of Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences Section, University of Wuerzburg, Klinikstr 3, 97070, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Qual Life Res 22:1391-403. 2013
    ....
  42. ncbi Psychiatric symptoms in patients with chronic hepatitis C receiving interferon alfa-2b therapy
    Michael R Kraus
    Clinic for Internal Medicine, University of Wurzburg, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:708-14. 2003
    ..The goal of the present study was to assess prospectively the incidence, spectrum, and extent of psychiatric symptoms of patients receiving interferon alfa therapy as compared with an untreated reference group...
  43. ncbi Prognostic value of depressive coping and depression in survival of lung cancer patients
    Hermann Faller
    Institute of Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, University of Wurzburg, Klinikstrasse 3, D 97070 Wurzburg, Germany
    Psychooncology 13:359-63. 2004
    ..05, 95% confidence interval 0.98-1.13, p = 0.18). To conclude, the prognostic value of depressive coping was partially confirmed, warranting further examination of the robustness of this relationship...
  44. ncbi The German Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment questionnaire: reliability, validity, responsiveness, and comparison with the Short Form 36 and Constant score--a prospective evaluation of patients undergoing repair for rotator cuff tear
    T D Bohm
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Rheumatol Int 25:86-93. 2005
    ..We recommend use of the SMFA-D to assess changes in functional status concerning patients with rotator cuff tear undergoing open repair...
  45. doi Patients' needs during hospitalization in a cardiac surgery unit before and after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    J H Krannich
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany klinik uni wuerzburg de
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 57:22-4. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to explore patients' needs and changes to these needs during a hospital stay for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery...
  46. ncbi Psychological distress predicts functional outcomes at three and twelve months after total knee arthroplasty
    Hermann Faller
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:372-3. 2003
  47. ncbi The effectiveness of a motivation programme for lifestyle change in the course of aortocoronary bypass graft surgery
    Jens Holger Krannich
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Clin Rehabil 22:3-13. 2008
    ....