Norbert Schmitz

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Affiliation: Heinrich Heine University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi Diagnosing mental disorders in primary care: the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and the Symptom Check List (SCL-90-R) as screening instruments
    N Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 34:360-6. 1999
  2. ncbi Disabilities, quality of life, and mental disorders associated with smoking and nicotine dependence
    Norbert Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Bergisch Landstrasse 2, H19, D 40605 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1670-6. 2003
  3. ncbi The relationship between mental disorders and medical service utilization in a representative community sample
    Norbert Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Bergische Landstr 2, H19, 40605 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 37:380-6. 2002
  4. ncbi Application of stratum-specific likelihood ratios in mental health screening
    N Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 35:375-9. 2000
  5. ncbi The Symptom Check-List-90-R (SCL-90-R): a German validation study
    N Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Qual Life Res 9:185-93. 2000
  6. ncbi Assessing clinically significant change: application to the SCL-90-R
    N Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Psychol Rep 86:263-74. 2000
  7. ncbi The association between physical exercises and health-related quality of life in subjects with mental disorders: results from a cross-sectional survey
    Norbert Schmitz
    Research Unit for Public Mental Health, Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Prev Med 39:1200-7. 2004
  8. ncbi Stress, burnout and locus of control in German nurses
    N Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Bergische Landstr 2, H19 D 40605, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Int J Nurs Stud 37:95-9. 2000
  9. ncbi Properties of the Symptom Check List (SCL-90-R) in a psychosomatic consultation-liaison setting
    Norbert Schmitz
    Clinic and Institute for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Psychol Rep 90:1201-7. 2002
  10. ncbi On the association between diabetes and mental disorders in a community sample: results from the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey
    Johannes Kruse
    Department of Psychotherapeutic Medicine, Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Diabetes Care 26:1841-6. 2003

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Publications40

  1. ncbi Diagnosing mental disorders in primary care: the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and the Symptom Check List (SCL-90-R) as screening instruments
    N Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 34:360-6. 1999
    ..The aim of this paper was to investigate the screening properties of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) and the Symptom Check-List (SCL-90-R) in a primary care setting in Germany...
  2. ncbi Disabilities, quality of life, and mental disorders associated with smoking and nicotine dependence
    Norbert Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Bergisch Landstrasse 2, H19, D 40605 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1670-6. 2003
    ..Epidemiological studies have reported an association between smoking and mental disorders. However, little is known about the impairment associated with nicotine dependence...
  3. ncbi The relationship between mental disorders and medical service utilization in a representative community sample
    Norbert Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Bergische Landstr 2, H19, 40605 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 37:380-6. 2002
    ..The present study aimed to determine how mental disorders affect the likelihood of using health services in a nationally representative sample...
  4. ncbi Application of stratum-specific likelihood ratios in mental health screening
    N Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 35:375-9. 2000
    ..Likelihood ratios provide an alternative method for describing these results, though they are typically reported only for dichotomized outcomes. However, likelihood ratios can also be applied to ordinal or continuous results...
  5. ncbi The Symptom Check-List-90-R (SCL-90-R): a German validation study
    N Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Qual Life Res 9:185-93. 2000
    ..We concluded that the SCL-90-R is a useful tool for measuring psychological status, measuring change in outcome studies, or screening for mental disorders...
  6. ncbi Assessing clinically significant change: application to the SCL-90-R
    N Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Psychol Rep 86:263-74. 2000
    ..Reliable change estimates and cut-off scores are chosen based on outcome data. Selected data from a single psychotherapeutic process and outcome study then were used to test the estimates of change and cut-off scores...
  7. ncbi The association between physical exercises and health-related quality of life in subjects with mental disorders: results from a cross-sectional survey
    Norbert Schmitz
    Research Unit for Public Mental Health, Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Prev Med 39:1200-7. 2004
    ..The present study examines the relationship between health-related quality of life and physical activity among adults with affective, anxiety, and substance dependence disorders...
  8. ncbi Stress, burnout and locus of control in German nurses
    N Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Bergische Landstr 2, H19 D 40605, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Int J Nurs Stud 37:95-9. 2000
    ..The findings supported the notion that perceived degree of control is instrumental in enabling nurses to cope with stress and burnout...
  9. ncbi Properties of the Symptom Check List (SCL-90-R) in a psychosomatic consultation-liaison setting
    Norbert Schmitz
    Clinic and Institute for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Psychol Rep 90:1201-7. 2002
    ..The questionnaire can serve as a useful tool for understanding patients' current status regarding mental health problems...
  10. ncbi On the association between diabetes and mental disorders in a community sample: results from the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey
    Johannes Kruse
    Department of Psychotherapeutic Medicine, Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Diabetes Care 26:1841-6. 2003
    ..To determine the relationship between mental disorders and diabetes in a representative community sample...
  11. ncbi On the relation between neuroticism, self-esteem, and depression: results from the National Comorbidity Survey
    Norbert Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Compr Psychiatry 44:169-76. 2003
    ..The assessment of both personality constructs may contribute to further understanding of personality-depression correlation. Such knowledge might prove valuable in designing early interventions and treatment...
  12. ncbi [Effects of a psychosocial education programme to improve doctor-patient interaction with cancer patients]
    Johannes Kruse
    Klinik für Psychotherapeutische Medizin der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Bergische Landstr 2, 40629 Düsseldorf, Germany
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 49:232-45. 2003
    ..This study therefore investigates the effects of a teaching and training programme on interactional skills of experienced physicians in dealing with cancer patients...
  13. ncbi [Why does the general practitioner overlooks psychological disorders in his patient?]
    Johannes Kruse
    Klinik für Psychotherapeutische Medizin der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 54:45-51. 2004
    ..The study shows that the interactional process during primary care consultation is associated with physicians' identification of psychological disorders...
  14. ncbi A decade of spontaneous long-term course of psychogenic impairment in a community population sample
    M Franz
    Clinical Institute of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 34:651-6. 1999
    ..The natural spontaneous course of these disorders in a population sample over a long period remains largely unknown...
  15. ncbi [Factoral structure and psychometric properties of the German version of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in psychosomatic patients]
    M Franz
    Medizinische Einrichtungen der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 51:48-55. 2001
    ..The hereby resulting four-factorial structure was congruent with reference to theoretical and empirical data of Alexithymia. However, additional cross-validation in other populations has to be investigated...
  16. ncbi [Specific countertransference experience and interpersonal problem description in psychodynamic psychotherapy]
    N Hartkamp
    Klinische Einrichtungen und Klinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Heinrich Heine Universitat Dusseldorf, Postfach 12 05 10, 40605 Düsseldorf
    Nervenarzt 73:272-7. 2002
    ..22 at the beginning of therapy and continuing through r = 0.47 after 4 weeks to r = 0.58 at the end of therapy. The mean correlation was slightly above that of a control group of 20 nonclinical couples associated for at least 6 months...
  17. ncbi Psychological distress and socioeconomic status in single mothers and their children in a German city
    M Franz
    Clinical Institute of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Moorenstrasse 5, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:59-68. 2003
    ..Facing limited resources, data about these subgroups are helpful to develop and establish specific support programs...
  18. ncbi Improving screening for mental disorders in the primary care setting by combining the GHQ-12 and SCL-90-R subscales
    N Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich-Heine-University, Bergische Landstr. 2, H19, D-40605 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Compr Psychiatry 42:166-73. 2001
    ..Therefore, a significant improvement in screening performance of the GHQ-12 is obtained by combination of the test results. The approach may reduce artifact due to high scoring tendencies not associated with psychological disorder...
  19. ncbi A time-limited, problem-orientated psychotherapeutic intervention in Type 1 diabetic patients with complications: a randomized controlled trial
    U Didjurgeit
    Department of Metabolic Diseases, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Diabet Med 19:814-21. 2002
    ..To examine the effects of a time-limited, problem-orientated psychotherapeutic intervention on self-defined psychological problems and metabolic control in Type 1 diabetic patients with microvascular complications...
  20. ncbi Smoking and its association with disability in chronic conditions: results from the Canadian Community and Health Survey 2.1
    Norbert Schmitz
    Douglas Hospital Research Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:959-64. 2007
    ..2% and 20.5%, respectively). Our results suggest that smoking is associated with short-term disability in subjects with chronic health problems...
  21. ncbi Posttraumatic stress disorder and treatment seeking in a nationally representative Canadian military sample
    Deniz Fikretoglu
    Department of Psychiatry, Douglas Hospital Research Centre and McGill University, Montreal, and St Anne s Hospital, Veterans Affairs Canada, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
    J Trauma Stress 19:847-58. 2006
    ..Interventions aimed at increasing treatment-seeking behaviors should be tailored to the specific needs of various subgroups of nontreatment seekers...
  22. ncbi Mental disorders and hypertension: factors associated with awareness and treatment of hypertension in the general population of Germany
    Norbert Schmitz
    Douglas Hospital Research Centre, Clinical Research Division, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychosom Med 68:246-52. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to identify the association between mental disorders and awareness and treatment of hypertension in a large representative community sample...
  23. ncbi The SF-36 summary scores and their relation to mental disorders: physical functioning may affect performance of the summary scores
    Norbert Schmitz
    Douglas Hospital Research Centre, Clinical Research Division, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, 6875 LaSalle Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec H4H 1R3, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:163-70. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to compare and evaluate different scoring algorithms for the summary scores...
  24. ncbi Joint effect of depression and chronic conditions on disability: results from a population-based study
    Norbert Schmitz
    Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Douglas Hospital Research Centre, Montreal Canada
    Psychosom Med 69:332-8. 2007
    ..Evidence exists that major depression interacts with physical illness to amplify the functional disability associated with many medical conditions...
  25. ncbi Promoting measured genes and measured environments: on the importance of careful statistical analyses and biological relevance
    Ridha Joober
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:377-8; author reply 378-9. 2007
  26. ncbi Serotonin transporter, stressful life events, and depression severity
    Ridha Joober
    Am J Psychiatry 164:829-30; author reply 830-1. 2007
  27. ncbi Randomized study to evaluate the use of high-dose therapy as part of primary treatment for "aggressive" lymphoma
    Ulrich Kaiser
    Department of Hematology, Universitätsklinikum Marburg, Germany
    J Clin Oncol 20:4413-9. 2002
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  28. ncbi Inconsistency in the relationship between duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) and negative symptoms: sorting out the problem of heterogeneity
    Norbert Schmitz
    Douglas Hospital Research Centre, McGill University, 6875 LaSalle Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4H 1R3
    Schizophr Res 93:152-9. 2007
    ..However, there is inconsistency concerning the association between outcome on negative symptoms and DUP with some studies having found a correlation between DUP and negative symptoms, while other studies did not find such an association...
  29. ncbi A multisite Canadian study of outcome of first-episode psychosis treated in publicly funded early intervention services
    Ashok Malla
    Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Douglas Hospital Research Centre, Montreal, Quebec
    Can J Psychiatry 52:563-71. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine 1-year symptomatic outcome and its predictors in patients with FEP treated at 3 different publicly funded sites...
  30. ncbi Dopamine transporter 3'-UTR VNTR genotype and ADHD: a pharmaco-behavioural genetic study with methylphenidate
    Ridha Joober
    Department of Psychiatry, McGill University and Douglas Hospital Research Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Neuropsychopharmacology 32:1370-6. 2007
    ..They also suggest the presence of genetic heterogeneity that could be indexed by the quality of behavioral response to MPH...
  31. pmc Long-term outcome of patients given transplants of mobilized blood or bone marrow: A report from the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry and the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    Norbert Schmitz
    Department of Hematology, Asklepios Klinik St Georg, Hamburg, Germany
    Blood 108:4288-90. 2006
    ..These data represent the early experience with PBSC grafts. Long-term outcomes in recipients of more recent transplants are required to better evaluate the role of PBSC grafts relative to BM transplantation...
  32. ncbi Outcome of autologous transplantation for mantle cell lymphoma: a study by the European Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant and Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplant Registries
    Elisabeth Vandenberghe
    Department of Haematology, St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Br J Haematol 120:793-800. 2003
    ..99 times (95% CI: 1.66-5.38, P < 0.001) more likely to die than patients transplanted in CR1. Autologous transplantation probably improves survival in patients with MCL especially if performed in first CR...
  33. ncbi Myeloablative intensified conditioning regimen with in vivo T-cell depletion (ATG) followed by allografting in patients with advanced multiple myeloma. A phase I/II study of the German Study-group Multiple Myeloma (DSMM)
    Nicolaus Kroger
    Bone Marrow Transplantation, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Bone Marrow Transplant 31:973-9. 2003
    ..In vivo T-cell depletion with ATG resulted in a low rate of severe GvHD with low treatment-related mortality, and a substantial number of long-term survivors...
  34. ncbi Syngeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a comparison with allogeneic and autologous transplantation--The Lymphoma Working Committee of the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry and the European Group for Blood
    Philip J Bierman
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 7680, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:3744-53. 2003
    ..To compare results of syngeneic, allogeneic, and autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL)...
  35. ncbi The International Prognostic Index determines the outcome of patients with nodal mature T-cell lymphomas
    Ruth Sonnen
    Department of Haematology, Allgemeines Krankenhaus St Georg, 20099 Hamburg, Germany
    Br J Haematol 129:366-72. 2005
    ..The IPI may therefore be used for risk stratification in clinical trials to identify patients who would benefit most from new treatment strategies, such as high-dose chemotherapy followed by stem cell or bone marrow transplantation...
  36. ncbi The best treatment for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: a German perspective
    Rudolf Schmits
    German High Grade Non Hodgkin s Lymphoma Study Group DSHNHL, Homburg Saar Germany
    Oncology (Williston Park) 19:16-25. 2005
    ....
  37. ncbi Development of leukemia in donor cells after allogeneic stem cell transplantation--a survey of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT)
    Bernd Hertenstein
    Hannover Medical School, Department of Hematology and Oncology, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Haematologica 90:969-75. 2005
    ..DCL is an extremely rare complication of allogeneic SCT in which treatment attempts with chemotherapy and a second SCT are justified. Donors are not at an increased risk of developing hematologic malignancies...
  38. ncbi Predictors of rate and time to remission in first-episode psychosis: a two-year outcome study
    Ashok Malla
    Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Douglas Hospital Research Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychol Med 36:649-58. 2006
    ..The goal of the current study was to examine the role of predictors for rate and time to remission in first-episode psychosis (FEP)...
  39. ncbi Pegfilgrastim support for full delivery of BEACOPP-14 chemotherapy for patients with high-risk Hodgkin's lymphoma: results of a phase II study
    Andreas Engert
    Department I of Internal Medicine, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Haematologica 91:546-9. 2006
    ..Toxicities were mostly moderate in intensity. These results support the feasibility of delivering full dose, on schedule BEACOPP-14, chemotherapy with pegfilgrastim support...
  40. ncbi Relevance of the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism and childhood abuse to increased psychiatric comorbidity in women with bulimia-spectrum disorders
    Jodie Richardson
    Eating Disorders Program, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:981-90. 2008
    ....