Arndt Bussing

Summary

Affiliation: University of Witten/Herdecke
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients with chronic diseases: validation of the Chinese version of the Spiritual Needs Questionnaire
    Arndt Bussing
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Germany
    J Integr Med 11:106-15. 2013
  2. pmc Conscious Presence and Self Control as a measure of situational awareness in soldiers - A validation study
    Arndt Bussing
    Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping, Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten Herdecke University, Herdecke, Germany
    Int J Ment Health Syst 7:1. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Course of life satisfaction in patients with depressive and addictive disorders after therapeutic intervention
    Arndt Bussing
    Centre for Integrative Medicine, University Witten, Herdecke, Germany
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 58:239-45. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Effects of yoga interventions on pain and pain-associated disability: a meta-analysis
    Arndt Bussing
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    J Pain 13:1-9. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Reliance on God's help, depression and fatigue in female cancer patients
    Arndt Bussing
    University Witten Herdecke, Germany
    Int J Psychiatry Med 38:357-72. 2008
  6. pmc Interpretation of illness in cancer survivors is associated with health-related variables and adaptive coping styles
    Arndt Bussing
    Chair of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Womens Health 9:2. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Are spirituality and religiosity resources for patients with chronic pain conditions?
    Arndt Bussing
    University Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    Pain Med 10:327-39. 2009
  8. pmc Validation of the brief multidimensional life satisfaction scale in patients with chronic diseases
    A Bussing
    Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Eur J Med Res 14:171-7. 2009
  9. pmc Validation of the self regulation questionnaire as a measure of health in quality of life research
    Arndt Bussing
    University Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Eur J Med Res 14:223-7. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Usage of alternative medical systems, acupuncture, homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine, by older German adults
    Arndt Bussing
    Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping, Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao 9:847-56. 2011

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients with chronic diseases: validation of the Chinese version of the Spiritual Needs Questionnaire
    Arndt Bussing
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Germany
    J Integr Med 11:106-15. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to validate the Chinese version of the SpNQ (SpNQ-Ch) and thus to measure psychosocial and spiritual needs of Chinese patients...
  2. pmc Conscious Presence and Self Control as a measure of situational awareness in soldiers - A validation study
    Arndt Bussing
    Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping, Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten Herdecke University, Herdecke, Germany
    Int J Ment Health Syst 7:1. 2013
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  3. doi request reprint Course of life satisfaction in patients with depressive and addictive disorders after therapeutic intervention
    Arndt Bussing
    Centre for Integrative Medicine, University Witten, Herdecke, Germany
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 58:239-45. 2012
    ..To analyse the course of life satisfaction during the clinic stay of patients with depressive and/or addictive disorders...
  4. doi request reprint Effects of yoga interventions on pain and pain-associated disability: a meta-analysis
    Arndt Bussing
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    J Pain 13:1-9. 2012
    ..Moreover, there are hints that even short-term interventions might be effective. Nevertheless, large-scale further studies have to identify which patients may benefit from the respective interventions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Reliance on God's help, depression and fatigue in female cancer patients
    Arndt Bussing
    University Witten Herdecke, Germany
    Int J Psychiatry Med 38:357-72. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Interpretation of illness in cancer survivors is associated with health-related variables and adaptive coping styles
    Arndt Bussing
    Chair of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Womens Health 9:2. 2009
    ..We intended to analyze the meaning German cancer survivors would attribute to their disease, and investigated intercorrelations between the respective interpretations, health-related variables and adaptive coping strategies...
  7. doi request reprint Are spirituality and religiosity resources for patients with chronic pain conditions?
    Arndt Bussing
    University Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    Pain Med 10:327-39. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Validation of the brief multidimensional life satisfaction scale in patients with chronic diseases
    A Bussing
    Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Eur J Med Res 14:171-7. 2009
    ..We intended to determine the reliability of a brief life satisfaction scale in a sample of patients with chronic diseases, and to analyze its external validity...
  9. pmc Validation of the self regulation questionnaire as a measure of health in quality of life research
    Arndt Bussing
    University Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Eur J Med Res 14:223-7. 2009
    ..However, although widely used in studies with a focus on complementary cancer treatment, and recognized to be associated with better survival of cancer patients, it is unclear what the self regulation questionnaire exactly measures...
  10. ncbi request reprint Usage of alternative medical systems, acupuncture, homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine, by older German adults
    Arndt Bussing
    Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping, Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao 9:847-56. 2011
    ..This study intended to analyze the usage of specific CAM practices among a population of older German adults with health insurance coverage...
  11. doi request reprint Adaptive coping strategies and attitudes toward health and healing in German homeopathy and acupuncture users
    Arndt Bussing
    Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    Explore (NY) 6:237-45. 2010
    ..Although acupuncture and homeopathy both have a theoretical background that refers to immaterial forces difficult to verify, they are nevertheless used and accepted as effective treatments by many individuals...
  12. pmc Spiritual needs of patients with chronic pain diseases and cancer - validation of the spiritual needs questionnaire
    A Bussing
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg, Herdecke, Germany
    Eur J Med Res 15:266-73. 2010
    ..While most studies on patients' spiritual needs refer to the care of patients at the end of life, our intention was to develop an instrument to measure spiritual, existential and psychosocial need of patients with chronic diseases...
  13. pmc Adaptive coping strategies in patients with chronic pain conditions and their interpretation of disease
    Arndt Bussing
    Center for Integrative Medicine, University Witten Herdecke Germany, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:507. 2010
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint The SpREUK-SF10 questionnaire as a rapid measure of spiritual search and religious trust in patients with chronic diseases
    Arndt Bussing
    Center of Integrative Medicine, Quality of Live, Spirituality and Coping, University of Witten Herdecke, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao 8:832-41. 2010
    ..In order to investigate how patients with chronic diseases living in secular societies view the impact of spirituality on their health and how they cope with illness, the SpREUK questionnaire was developed...
  15. pmc The oil-dispersion bath in anthroposophic medicine--an integrative review
    Arndt Bussing
    Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58239 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:61. 2008
    ..The oil-covered droplets empty into a tub, where the patient immerses for 15-30 minutes. We review the current literature on oil-dispersion baths...
  16. ncbi request reprint Local reactions to treatments with Viscum album L. extracts and their association with T-lymphocyte subsets and quality of life
    Arndt Bussing
    University Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    Anticancer Res 28:1893-7. 2008
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Relevance of religion and spirituality in German patients with chronic diseases
    Arndt Bussing
    Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    Int J Psychiatry Med 37:39-57. 2007
    ....
  18. pmc Engagement of patients in religious and spiritual practices: confirmatory results with the SpREUK-P 1.1 questionnaire as a tool of quality of life research
    Arndt Bussing
    Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:53. 2005
    ..We deliberately avoided the intermingling of attitudes, convictions and practices, and thus addressed the distinct forms and frequencies of spiritual/religious practices in an additional manual, the SpREUK-P questionnaire...
  19. pmc Role of religion and spirituality in medical patients: confirmatory results with the SpREUK questionnaire
    Arndt Bussing
    Krebsforschung Herdecke, Department of Applied Immunology and Cancer Service, Herdecke Community Hospital, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:10. 2005
    ..To raise these questions and to more precisely survey the basic attitudes of patients with severe diseases towards spirituality/religiosity (SpR) and their adjustment to their illness, we developed the SpREUK questionnaire...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prevention of surgery-induced suppression of granulocyte function by intravenous application of a fermented extract from Viscum album L. in breast cancer patients
    Arndt Bussing
    Krebsforschung Herdecke, Department of Applied Immunology, University Witten Herdecke, Germany
    Anticancer Res 25:4753-7. 2005
    ..As no VA-E-related side-effects were observed, this distinct route of application may be a rationale to restrict immunosuppression by surgical stress and anaesthesia...
  21. ncbi request reprint Immune modulation using mistletoe (Viscum album L.) extracts Iscador
    Arndt Bussing
    Krebsforschung Herdecke, Immunological Laboratory, Bochum, Germany
    Arzneimittelforschung 56:508-15. 2006
    ..001; Wilcoxon). Mistletoe extract-related adverse reactions were not observed. Thus this special form of application could minimise the immune suppression triggered by anaesthesia and operation stress...
  22. ncbi request reprint Spirituality, religiosity, and dealing with illness in Arabic and German patients
    Arndt Bussing
    Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, Herdecke 58313, Germany
    Saudi Med J 28:933-42. 2007
    ..To investigate the impact of spirituality and religiosity (SpR) in Arabic patients with a Muslim background as compared to patients from Western Germany...
  23. ncbi request reprint Course of mitogen-stimulated T lymphocytes in cancer patients treated with Viscum album extracts
    A Bussing
    Krebsforschung Herdecke, Department of Applied Immunology, Bochum, Germany
    Anticancer Res 27:2903-10. 2007
    ..In a prospective observational study, the impact of two different dose regimes of a commercially available fermented Viscum album L. extract (VA-E, Iscador) on the function of T lymphocytes from cancer patients was investigated...
  24. pmc Emotional and rational disease acceptance in patients with depression and alcohol addiction
    Arndt Bussing
    Chair of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:4. 2008
    ..We thus intended to test an instrument designed to assess the level of positive psychological wellbeing and coping, particularly emotional disease acceptance and life satisfaction..
  25. ncbi request reprint In vitro response of stimulated B-CLL lymphocytes of patients treated with Viscum album L. extracts
    Arndt Bussing
    Chair of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, D 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Anticancer Res 27:4195-200. 2007
    ..Extracts from Viscum album (VA-E) have been shown to induce apoptosis and immunoactivation. To exclude possible B-CLL propagating effects, the in vitro reactions of cultured peripheral blood B-CLL cells were analysed...
  26. ncbi request reprint The BENEFIT through spirituality/religiosity scale--a 6-item measure for use in health outcome studies
    Arndt Bussing
    University Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    Int J Psychiatry Med 38:493-506. 2008
    ..We intended to develop a brief and compact scale which measures the beneficial effects of spirituality/religiosity (SpR) on several dimensions of patients' life concerns, to be used in health outcome studies...
  27. ncbi request reprint Stimulation of the maturation of dendritic cells in vitro by a fermented mistletoe extract
    Gerburg M Stein
    Krebsforschung Herdecke, Department of Applied Immunology, University Witten Herdecke, Communal Hospital, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Anticancer Res 22:4215-9. 2002
    ..In our investigation we analysed the influence of a fermented mistletoe extract often used for adjuvant treatment of cancer patients on the generation and maturation of DC...
  28. pmc Does self-regulation and autonomic regulation have an influence on survival in breast and colon carcinoma patients? results of a prospective outcome study
    Matthias Kröz
    Center of Integrative Medicine, Professorship Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:85. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the association of autonomic regulation (aR) and self-regulation (SR) with survival...
  29. ncbi request reprint Search for meaningful support and the meaning of illness in German cancer patients
    Arndt Bussing
    Department of Applied Immunology, Community Hospital, Herdecke, Germany
    Anticancer Res 25:1449-55. 2005
    ..Spiritual needs are an essential component of holistic health care. Several studies have shown that religious involvement and spirituality are associated with better health outcome, coping skills and health-related quality of life...
  30. doi request reprint A systematic review and meta-analysis on the use of Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) for pain conditions in dental practice
    Christa Raak
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Homeopathy 101:204-10. 2012
    ..This systematic review overviews the literature on the use of St. John's Wort for pain conditions in homeopathic dental practice...
  31. pmc Survival of cancer patients treated with mistletoe extract (Iscador): a systematic literature review
    Thomas Ostermann
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Cancer 9:451. 2009
    ..In Europe, extracts from Viscum album (VA-E), the European white-berry mistletoe, are widely used to treat patients with cancer...
  32. pmc The Herdecke Questionnaire on Quality of Life (HLQ): validation of factorial structure and development of a short form within a naturopathy treated in-patient collective
    Thomas Ostermann
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:40. 2005
    ..The validation has been carried out in relation to other questionnaires including the SF-36 Health Survey, the Mood-Scale Bf-S, the Giessen Physical Complaints Questionnaire GBB-24 and McGill's Pain Perception Scale SES...
  33. doi request reprint Retrolective studies on the survival of cancer patients treated with mistletoe extracts: a meta-analysis
    Thomas Ostermann
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Department of Health, Witten Herdecke University, Herdecke, Germany
    Explore (NY) 8:277-81. 2012
    ..In this respect, retrolective studies have been applied to examine the therapeutic potential of adjuvant mistletoe treatment...
  34. pmc A pilot study on the effects of a team building process on the perception of work environment in an integrative hospital for neurological rehabilitation
    Thomas Ostermann
    Centre of Integrative Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:10. 2010
    ..The team-building process consisted of didactic instruction and training in problem-solving, teambuilding and constructive conflict resolution...
  35. pmc Reliability and validity of a new scale on internal coherence (ICS) of cancer patients
    Matthias Kröz
    Chair of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:59. 2009
    ..Our two-step validation study addresses the internal coherence (ICS) scale, which is based on expert rating, using specific items for oncological patients, with respect to its reliability, validity and sensitivity to chemotherapy...
  36. pmc Eurythmy Therapy in clinical studies: a systematic literature review
    Arndt Bussing
    Chair of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58239 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:8. 2008
    ..EYT can be described as a movement therapy in which speech movements are transposed into exercises which address the patient's capability to soul expression and strengthen his salutogenetic resources...
  37. ncbi request reprint Activation of dendritic cells by an aqueous mistletoe extract and mistletoe lectin-3 in vitro
    Gerburg M Stein
    Krebsforschung Herdecke, Department of Applied Immunology, University Witten Herdecke, Community Hospital, Germany
    Anticancer Res 22:267-74. 2002
    ..Since mistletoe extracts are applied to tumour patients, their influence on the activation/generation of DC was investigated...
  38. doi request reprint Spiritual needs among patients with chronic pain diseases and cancer living in a secular society
    Arndt Bussing
    Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping, Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten Herdecke University, Herdecke Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies FRIAS, Freiburg
    Pain Med 14:1362-73. 2013
    ..While most studies focus on patients with advanced stages of disease, we intended to identify unmet spiritual needs in patients with chronic pain diseases and cancer living in a secular society...
  39. pmc Effects of yoga on mental and physical health: a short summary of reviews
    Arndt Bussing
    Department Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping, Center of Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten Herdecke University, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:165410. 2012
    ....
  40. pmc Development of Specific Aspects of Spirituality during a 6-Month Intensive Yoga Practice
    Arndt Bussing
    Center of Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten Herdecke University, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:981523. 2012
    ..e., conscious interactions/compassion, and mindfulness)...
  41. pmc Effects of yoga interventions on fatigue: a meta-analysis
    Katja Boehm
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, 58239 Herdecke, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:124703. 2012
    ..According to the GRADE recommendations assessing the overall quality of evidence, there is a moderate effect of the confidence placed in the estimates of the effects discussed here...
  42. ncbi request reprint Cardiorespiratory synchronization during Zen meditation
    Dirk Cysarz
    Chair of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, 58313, Herdecke, Germany
    Eur J Appl Physiol 95:88-95. 2005
    ..The high degree of cardiorespiratory synchronization during meditation in unexperienced meditators suggests that the physiological implications of meditation does not require prior experience in meditation...