Gisela Westhoff

Summary

Affiliation: German Rheumatism Research Centre
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Need for and availability of services by nursing insurance for patients with rheumatoid arthritis]
    G Westhoff
    Deutsches Rheuma ForschungsZentrum Berlin, Forschungsbereich Epidemiologie
    Gesundheitswesen 62:487-95. 2000
  2. doi request reprint [Diagnostic spectrum, treatment indication and symptom duration in initial referrals to the rheumatologist]
    G Westhoff
    Forschungsbereich Epidemiologie, Deutsches Rheuma ForschungsZentrum Berlin, Chariteplatz 1, Berlin, Germany
    Z Rheumatol 69:910-8. 2010
  3. doi request reprint [Epidemiology of primary Sjörgren's syndrome]
    G Westhoff
    Forschungsbereich Epidemiologie, Deutsches Rheuma ForschungsZentrum Berlin, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin
    Z Rheumatol 69:41-9. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Advance and unmet need of health care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in the German population--results from the German Rheumatoid Arthritis Population Survey (GRAPS)
    Gisela Westhoff
    Epidemiology Unit, German Rheumatism Research Centre, Berlin, Germany
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:650-7. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Morning stiffness and its influence on early retirement in patients with recent onset rheumatoid arthritis
    G Westhoff
    Epidemiology Unit, German Rheumatism Research Centre, Berlin, Germany
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:980-4. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis patients who smoke have a higher need for DMARDs and feel worse, but they do not have more joint damage than non-smokers of the same serological group
    G Westhoff
    Epidemiology Unit, German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:849-54. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Radiographic joint damage in early rheumatoid arthritis is highly dependent on body mass index
    Gisela Westhoff
    German Rheumatism Research Centre, Berlin, Germany
    Arthritis Rheum 56:3575-82. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint [Basic treatment of early rheumatoid arthritis. Abstaining from rheumatological care and preferring alternative medicine increase the risk of undertreatment]
    G Westhoff
    Forschungsbereich Rheumatologie, Deutsches Rheuma Forschungszentrum Berlin DRFZ, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin
    Z Rheumatol 66:121-4, 126-8. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint [Comorbidity in rheumatoid arthritis of early onset. Effects on outcome parameters]
    G Westhoff
    Forschungsbereich Rheumatologie, Deutsches Rheuma Forschungszentrum Berlin DRFZ, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Deutschland
    Z Rheumatol 65:487-8, 490-4, 496. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint [Help status and help prospects of severely handicapped patients with rheumatoid arthritis]
    G Westhoff
    Deutsches Rheuma Forschungszentrum Berlin Schumannstr 21 22 10117 Berlin
    Z Rheumatol 60:28-40. 2001

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint [Need for and availability of services by nursing insurance for patients with rheumatoid arthritis]
    G Westhoff
    Deutsches Rheuma ForschungsZentrum Berlin, Forschungsbereich Epidemiologie
    Gesundheitswesen 62:487-95. 2000
    ....
  2. doi request reprint [Diagnostic spectrum, treatment indication and symptom duration in initial referrals to the rheumatologist]
    G Westhoff
    Forschungsbereich Epidemiologie, Deutsches Rheuma ForschungsZentrum Berlin, Chariteplatz 1, Berlin, Germany
    Z Rheumatol 69:910-8. 2010
    ..However, these efforts can only succeed with a significant increase in the number of rheumatologists, while ensuring a firm economic basis...
  3. doi request reprint [Epidemiology of primary Sjörgren's syndrome]
    G Westhoff
    Forschungsbereich Epidemiologie, Deutsches Rheuma ForschungsZentrum Berlin, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin
    Z Rheumatol 69:41-9. 2010
    ..4% of the adult population which, at present, suffers from considerable immunopathologic sicca symptoms...
  4. doi request reprint Advance and unmet need of health care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in the German population--results from the German Rheumatoid Arthritis Population Survey (GRAPS)
    Gisela Westhoff
    Epidemiology Unit, German Rheumatism Research Centre, Berlin, Germany
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:650-7. 2009
    ..To assess the quality of health care for RA patients in the general population of Germany...
  5. doi request reprint Morning stiffness and its influence on early retirement in patients with recent onset rheumatoid arthritis
    G Westhoff
    Epidemiology Unit, German Rheumatism Research Centre, Berlin, Germany
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:980-4. 2008
    ..To describe the association between morning stiffness (MS) and early retirement in patients with early RA...
  6. doi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis patients who smoke have a higher need for DMARDs and feel worse, but they do not have more joint damage than non-smokers of the same serological group
    G Westhoff
    Epidemiology Unit, German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:849-54. 2008
    ..To investigate the influence of smoking on disease activity, drug need and radiographic joint damage in RF-positive and -negative patients with early RA...
  7. ncbi request reprint Radiographic joint damage in early rheumatoid arthritis is highly dependent on body mass index
    Gisela Westhoff
    German Rheumatism Research Centre, Berlin, Germany
    Arthritis Rheum 56:3575-82. 2007
    ..To investigate the association between body mass index (BMI) and radiographic joint damage (using the Ratingen Score [RS]) in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Basic treatment of early rheumatoid arthritis. Abstaining from rheumatological care and preferring alternative medicine increase the risk of undertreatment]
    G Westhoff
    Forschungsbereich Rheumatologie, Deutsches Rheuma Forschungszentrum Berlin DRFZ, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin
    Z Rheumatol 66:121-4, 126-8. 2007
    ..The positive influence of patient education on DMARD continuation emphasizes its importance...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Comorbidity in rheumatoid arthritis of early onset. Effects on outcome parameters]
    G Westhoff
    Forschungsbereich Rheumatologie, Deutsches Rheuma Forschungszentrum Berlin DRFZ, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Deutschland
    Z Rheumatol 65:487-8, 490-4, 496. 2006
    ..The impact of comorbidity on measures of disease severity should be considered when used to compare outcome parameters of different RA samples...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Help status and help prospects of severely handicapped patients with rheumatoid arthritis]
    G Westhoff
    Deutsches Rheuma Forschungszentrum Berlin Schumannstr 21 22 10117 Berlin
    Z Rheumatol 60:28-40. 2001
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Fatigue and depression predict physician visits and work disability in women with primary Sjögren's syndrome: results from a cohort study
    Gisela Westhoff
    Epidemiology Unit, German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:262-9. 2012
    ..We aimed at determining predictors of physician visits and work disability in pSS patients...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Research in patient care in the rheumatology specialty network--what is the benefit for improving patient care?]
    A Zink
    Deutsches Rheuma Forschungszentrum Berlin Forschungsbereich Epidemiologie Schumannstr 21 22 1077 Berlin, Germany
    Z Rheumatol 61:3-12. 2002
    ..The involvement of rheumatology into new concepts of care offers the chance to show the effectiveness of rheumatologic care and to enhance existing forms of cooperation...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Out-of-pocket medical spending for care in patients with recent onset rheumatoid arthritis]
    G Westhoff
    Deutsches Rheuma ForschungsZentrum Berlin, Forschungsbereich Epidemiologie, Schumannstrasse 21 22, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Z Rheumatol 63:414-24. 2004
    ..As policymakers discuss cost sharing and design of benefit packages to contain health spending, it is important to consider the expenditures that persons with chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis already have...