Odette Wegwarth

Summary

Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Overcoming the knowledge-behavior gap: The effect of evidence-based HPV vaccination leaflets on understanding, intention, and actual vaccination decision
    O Wegwarth
    Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Berlin Germany Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:1388-93. 2014
  2. doi request reprint [Cancer screening and risk communication]
    Odette Wegwarth
    Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung, Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Berlin
    Ther Umsch 70:245-50. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Do physicians understand cancer screening statistics? A national survey of primary care physicians in the United States
    Odette Wegwarth
    Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
    Ann Intern Med 156:340-9. 2012
  4. pmc How do family physicians communicate about cardiovascular risk? Frequencies and determinants of different communication formats
    Stefan Neuner-Jehle
    Institute of General Medicine and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 12:15. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Deceiving numbers: survival rates and their impact on doctors' risk communication
    Odette Wegwarth
    Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Berlin, Germany
    Med Decis Making 31:386-94. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Decisions on pharmacogenomic tests in the USA and Germany
    Odette Wegwarth
    Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany and Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 17:228-35. 2011
  7. doi request reprint "There is nothing to worry about": gynecologists' counseling on mammography
    Odette Wegwarth
    Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 84:251-6. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Smart strategies for doctors and doctors-in-training: heuristics in medicine
    Odette Wegwarth
    Center of Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
    Med Educ 43:721-8. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint [About the risk to communicate risk]
    O Wegwarth
    Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin
    Ther Umsch 64:687-92. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint [Medical risk assessment--using the example of cancer screening]
    Gerd Gigerenzer
    Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 102:513-9; discussion 606-8. 2008

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Publications12

  1. doi request reprint Overcoming the knowledge-behavior gap: The effect of evidence-based HPV vaccination leaflets on understanding, intention, and actual vaccination decision
    O Wegwarth
    Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Berlin Germany Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:1388-93. 2014
    ..An analysis of German HPV vaccination leaflets revealed, however, that none met the standards of balanced risk communication...
  2. doi request reprint [Cancer screening and risk communication]
    Odette Wegwarth
    Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung, Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Berlin
    Ther Umsch 70:245-50. 2013
    ..With little effort doctors could taught the simple techniques of risk communication, which would make most of their statistical confusion disappear...
  3. doi request reprint Do physicians understand cancer screening statistics? A national survey of primary care physicians in the United States
    Odette Wegwarth
    Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
    Ann Intern Med 156:340-9. 2012
    ..Unlike reduced mortality rates, improved survival rates and increased early detection do not prove that cancer screening tests save lives. Nevertheless, these 2 statistics are often used to promote screening...
  4. pmc How do family physicians communicate about cardiovascular risk? Frequencies and determinants of different communication formats
    Stefan Neuner-Jehle
    Institute of General Medicine and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 12:15. 2011
    ..g. graphs) compared to verbal qualifiers only. How frequently different communication formats are used in clinical primary care settings is unknown...
  5. doi request reprint Deceiving numbers: survival rates and their impact on doctors' risk communication
    Odette Wegwarth
    Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Berlin, Germany
    Med Decis Making 31:386-94. 2011
    ..However, due to several biases, the 5-y survival rate is a misleading metric for evaluating a screening's effectiveness. If physicians are not aware of these issues, informed screening counseling cannot take place...
  6. doi request reprint Decisions on pharmacogenomic tests in the USA and Germany
    Odette Wegwarth
    Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany and Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 17:228-35. 2011
    ..This study investigated oncologists' decision making on using pharmacogenomic tests for cancer treatment and examined cross-cultural differences between the USA and Germany...
  7. doi request reprint "There is nothing to worry about": gynecologists' counseling on mammography
    Odette Wegwarth
    Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 84:251-6. 2011
    ..The present study analyzed the information gynecologists share with a person seeking advice about the benefit and harms of mammography screening...
  8. doi request reprint Smart strategies for doctors and doctors-in-training: heuristics in medicine
    Odette Wegwarth
    Center of Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
    Med Educ 43:721-8. 2009
    ..This notion makes heuristics, which use less than complete information, appear as second-best strategies. In this article, we challenge this pessimistic view of heuristics...
  9. ncbi request reprint [About the risk to communicate risk]
    O Wegwarth
    Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin
    Ther Umsch 64:687-92. 2007
    ..We will argue in this article that this problem is mainly based on how risks are presented. We will reveal some of the common pitfalls and make suggestions on how to interpret and communicate risks in an easy fashion...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Medical risk assessment--using the example of cancer screening]
    Gerd Gigerenzer
    Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 102:513-9; discussion 606-8. 2008
    ..Hence, informed consent is unlikely to take place in everyday practice. Truly informed decision making in medicine requires more evidence and transparency for patients as well as a better statistical training of physicians...
  11. doi request reprint Numbers can be worth a thousand pictures: individual differences in understanding graphical and numerical representations of health-related information
    Wolfgang Gaissmaier
    Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
    Health Psychol 31:286-96. 2012
    ..concreteness) affected comprehension and recall of statistical information. Second, we investigated whether graph literacy helps to identify individuals who comprehend graphical representations better than numerical representations...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Is one picture worth a thousand words? Risk communication in primary care: advantages and shortcomings of different methods]
    S Neuner-Jehle
    Institut für Hausarztmedizin, Universitatsspital Zurich
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 97:669-76. 2008
    ..Probably not one single mode of representation is the most effective way to convey information about risk, but a combination of methods...