Ulrich John

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Affiliation: University of Greifswald
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Predictors of hazardous drinking, tobacco smoking and physical inactivity in vocational school students
    Severin Haug
    Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction at Zurich University, Konradstrasse 32, 8031, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 13:475. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Excess mortality of alcohol-dependent individuals after 14 years and mortality predictors based on treatment participation and severity of alcohol dependence
    Ulrich John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 37:156-63. 2013
  3. pmc Efficacy of a text messaging (SMS) based smoking cessation intervention for adolescents and young adults: study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Severin Haug
    Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction, Konradstrasse 32, 8031 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 12:51. 2012
  4. pmc Measuring activities in tobacco control across the EU. The MATOC
    Jochen René Thyrian
    Institute for Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald Germany, Walther Rathenau Str, 48, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 1:9. 2006
  5. pmc Health risk factors and self-rated health among job-seekers
    Jennis Freyer-Adam
    University Medicine Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17475 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 11:659. 2011
  6. pmc A descriptive analysis of relations between parents' self-reported smoking behavior and infants' daily exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
    Doris Kehl
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute of Psychology, Department Health and Prevention, Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:424. 2010
  7. pmc The relationship between smokers' motivation to quit and intensity of tobacco control at the population level: a comparison of five European countries
    Jochen René Thyrian
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str, 48, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:2. 2008
  8. pmc Multiple dimensions of health locus of control in a representative population sample: ordinal factor analysis and cross-validation of an existing three and a new four factor model
    Christiane Otto
    Department of Medical Psychology and Sociology, University of Gottingen, Waldweg 37, 37073 Gottingen, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:114. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Predictors of increased body mass index following cessation of smoking
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Am J Addict 15:192-7. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Consistency or change in nicotine dependence according to the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence over three years in a population sample
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Addiction Research Center, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Addict Dis 24:85-100. 2005

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Publications175 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Predictors of hazardous drinking, tobacco smoking and physical inactivity in vocational school students
    Severin Haug
    Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction at Zurich University, Konradstrasse 32, 8031, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 13:475. 2013
    ..This study aimed at investigating hazardous drinking, tobacco smoking and physical inactivity as well as their associations and demographic predictors in vocational school students...
  2. doi request reprint Excess mortality of alcohol-dependent individuals after 14 years and mortality predictors based on treatment participation and severity of alcohol dependence
    Ulrich John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 37:156-63. 2013
    ..We sought to estimate excess mortality and to determine whether alcohol dependence treatment utilization, alcohol dependence severity, alcohol-related problems, and self-rated health may predict mortality over 14 years...
  3. pmc Efficacy of a text messaging (SMS) based smoking cessation intervention for adolescents and young adults: study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Severin Haug
    Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction, Konradstrasse 32, 8031 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 12:51. 2012
    ..The aim of the current paper is to outline the study protocol of a trial testing the efficacy of an SMS based intervention for smoking cessation in apprentices...
  4. pmc Measuring activities in tobacco control across the EU. The MATOC
    Jochen René Thyrian
    Institute for Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald Germany, Walther Rathenau Str, 48, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 1:9. 2006
    ..At the World Conference of Tobacco or Health in Helsinki 2003 participants were asked to fill out the questionnaire. N = 142 participants from EU-member states returned questionnaires...
  5. pmc Health risk factors and self-rated health among job-seekers
    Jennis Freyer-Adam
    University Medicine Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17475 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 11:659. 2011
    ..To determine a) proportions of behavior related health risk factors among job-seekers and b) to what extend these are related to self-rated health...
  6. pmc A descriptive analysis of relations between parents' self-reported smoking behavior and infants' daily exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
    Doris Kehl
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute of Psychology, Department Health and Prevention, Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:424. 2010
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  7. pmc The relationship between smokers' motivation to quit and intensity of tobacco control at the population level: a comparison of five European countries
    Jochen René Thyrian
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str, 48, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:2. 2008
    ..The present analysis examines the motivation to change smoking behaviour across 5 different European countries that differ considerably in their tobacco control activities...
  8. pmc Multiple dimensions of health locus of control in a representative population sample: ordinal factor analysis and cross-validation of an existing three and a new four factor model
    Christiane Otto
    Department of Medical Psychology and Sociology, University of Gottingen, Waldweg 37, 37073 Gottingen, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:114. 2011
    ..The present study is the first analysis of the HLOC structure based on a large representative general population sample providing important information for non-clinical research and public health care...
  9. ncbi request reprint Predictors of increased body mass index following cessation of smoking
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Am J Addict 15:192-7. 2006
    ..They concluded that IAW after quitting might be a specific determinant of the BMI increase following smoking cessation in a subgroup of smokers...
  10. ncbi request reprint Consistency or change in nicotine dependence according to the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence over three years in a population sample
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Addiction Research Center, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Addict Dis 24:85-100. 2005
    ..We conclude that nicotine dependence is increasing even after many years of smoking in an adult population sample...
  11. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking in relation to analgesic drug use in a national adult population sample
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 85:49-55. 2006
    ..Nicotine is known to produce pain-inhibitory effects. Here, we examine whether there is a relation between tobacco smoking and analgesic drug use (ADU)...
  12. ncbi request reprint The Fagerström test for nicotine dependence in two adult population samples-potential influence of lifetime amount of tobacco smoked on the degree of dependence
    Ulrich John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 71:1-6. 2003
    ..Data are particularly lacking for a large range of ages. The goal was to describe the FTND sum score distribution in the adult population and to show potential variation according to the number of years of smoking...
  13. pmc Sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic and opioid medicament use and its co-occurrence with tobacco smoking and alcohol risk drinking in a community sample
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walter Rathenau Str, 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:337. 2007
    ..Prevalence data for SO intake and its co-occurrence with tobacco smoking and alcohol risk drinking considering age are presented...
  14. pmc Associations of perceived work strain with nicotine dependence in a community sample
    U John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Occup Environ Med 63:207-11. 2006
    ..Little is known about work strain and smoking, and even less about work strain and nicotine dependence...
  15. ncbi request reprint Tobacco- and alcohol-attributable mortality and years of potential life lost in Germany
    Ulrich John
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Medical Faculty, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    Eur J Public Health 13:275-7. 2003
    ..To compare the ages of death caused by tobacco smoking and alcohol risk drinking...
  16. ncbi request reprint Associations of carotid intima-media thickness, tobacco smoking and overweight with hearing disorder in a general population sample
    U John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 195:e144-9. 2007
    ..8, 95% confidence interval 1.0-3.2). Cigarettes per day and waist circumference were related to CIMT but not to hearing disorder. The findings suggest a positive association between CIMT and hearing disorder...
  17. ncbi request reprint A short form of the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence and the Heaviness of Smoking Index in two adult population samples
    U John
    Medical Faculty, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, W Rathenau Strasse 48, 17487, Germany
    Addict Behav 29:1207-12. 2004
    ..The results show that four items of the FTND as well as the HSI represent the FTND. It is concluded that both are valid measures of the urge to smoke and the tobacco-smoke-seeking behavior...
  18. ncbi request reprint Nicotine dependence and lifetime amount of smoking in a population sample
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Addiction Research Center, Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Public Health 14:182-5. 2004
    ..To determine how the age at starting smoking, any quit attempts and the single nicotine dependence criteria are related to the lifetime amount of smoking...
  19. ncbi request reprint Self-efficacy to refrain from smoking predicted by major depression and nicotine dependence
    U John
    Medical Faculty, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, W Rathenau Strasse 48, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Addict Behav 29:857-66. 2004
    ..It is concluded that there may be an additive effect from nicotine dependence and major depression on the CAS...
  20. ncbi request reprint Smoking status, obesity and hypertension in a general population sample: a cross-sectional study
    U John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    QJM 99:407-15. 2006
    ..In some studies, hypertension is more common in never and former smokers than in current smokers...
  21. pmc Relation between awareness of circulatory disorders and smoking in a general population health examination
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487, Germany
    BMC Public Health 6:48. 2006
    ..Little is known about proportions of smokers who maintain smoking after they are aware of a circulatory disorder. The goal was to analyze the extent to which the number of circulatory disorders may be related to being a current smoker...
  22. ncbi request reprint Nicotine dependence, quit attempts, and quitting among smokers in a regional population sample from a country with a high prevalence of tobacco smoking
    Ulrich John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Prev Med 38:350-8. 2004
    ..Nicotine dependence might function as a barrier to smoking cessation. Therefore, the goal was to determine whether single symptoms of nicotine dependence are related to the number of quit attempts and smoking status...
  23. ncbi request reprint Depressive disorders are related to nicotine dependence in the population but do not necessarily hamper smoking cessation
    Ulrich John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Addiction Research Center, University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:169-76. 2004
    ..The goal was to analyze smoking, nicotine dependence, and depression cross-sectionally and to analyze whether or not depression predicts the sustenance of smoking after 3 years...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Improvement of medical care by supporting the intention to change health risk behavior]
    Ulrich John
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Universitat Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, 17489 Greifswald
    Med Klin (Munich) 102:33-6. 2007
    ..g., according to smoking cessation. The effects are growing by time. Intervention that is focused at the promotion of change of health risk behaviors can add to the improvement of health care...
  25. ncbi request reprint Probabilities of alcohol high-risk drinking, abuse or dependence estimated on grounds of tobacco smoking and nicotine dependence
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Addiction 98:805-14. 2003
    ..To estimate probabilities of alcohol high-risk drinking, alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence on grounds of smoking-behaviour related variables and single nicotine dependence criteria...
  26. ncbi request reprint Tobacco-smoking prevalence among physicians and nurses in countries with different tobacco-control activities
    U John
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Medical Faculty, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Cancer Prev 12:235-7. 2003
    ..In conclusion, prevention activity on a national level might contribute to reducing the rate of current smokers among physicians to a large extent, less so in nurses...
  27. pmc Gender and age differences among current smokers in a general population survey
    Ulrich John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str, 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 5:57. 2005
    ..The goal was to analyze the proportions of current smokers among female and among male ever smokers including those older than 80...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Tobacco smoking attributable mortality in Germany]
    U John
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald
    Gesundheitswesen 63:363-9. 2001
    ..The goal of the study is the estimation of mortality rates attributable to tobacco smoking (TAM) for the Federal States of Germany...
  29. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking in relation to pain in a national general population survey
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Prev Med 43:477-81. 2006
    ..We examined whether smoking status including heavy smoking (20 or more cigarettes per day) is related to the number of pain locations and intensity of pain...
  30. ncbi request reprint No considerable long-term weight gain after smoking cessation: evidence from a prospective study
    U John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Medical Faculty, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Cancer Prev 14:289-95. 2005
    ..It is concluded that the contribution of smoking cessation to the BMI increase was practically negligible. Efforts to prevent weight gain after smoking cessation should focus especially on heavy smoking...
  31. ncbi request reprint Smoking, nicotine dependence and psychiatric comorbidity--a population-based study including smoking cessation after three years
    Ulrich John
    Addiction Research Center, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 76:287-95. 2004
    ..The goal of the present study was to analyse relationships of smoking and nicotine dependence with psychiatric disease and whether psychiatric disease predicts the sustaining of smoking after three years...
  32. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking- and alcohol drinking-attributable cancer mortality in Germany
    U John
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Medical Faculty, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Cancer Prev 11:11-7. 2002
    ..2% by alcohol consumption alone and a further 5.6% by tobacco smoking and alcohol drinking. It is concluded that this overlap in the two substance use behaviours has to be taken into account when considering attributable mortality data...
  33. ncbi request reprint Self-rated general health and psychiatric disorders in a general population sample
    Ulrich John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Eur Psychiatry 20:223-8. 2005
    ..12). We conclude that psychiatric disorders may contribute to the prediction of a low self-rated GH...
  34. ncbi request reprint Smoking status, cigarettes per day, and their relationship to overweight and obesity among former and current smokers in a national adult general population sample
    U John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:1289-94. 2005
    ..Weight gain after smoking cessation is perceived to be a barrier against quitting smoking. The goal was to analyze overweight and obesity depending on smoking status and number of cigarettes per day (cpd) among former and current smokers...
  35. doi request reprint Estimation of psycholeptic and psychoanaleptic medicine use in an adult general population sample using the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical classification
    U John
    Medical Faculty, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 17:220-31. 2008
    ..It is concluded that considerable proportions of individuals with current PM use exist although lower than may be expected on the basis of the number of individuals with mental disorder in the general population...
  36. ncbi request reprint The approach of comprehensive tobacco control in cancer prevention: elements and evidence
    U John
    Medical Faculty, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Walter Rathenau Strasse 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Cancer Prev 11:439-46. 2002
    ..A dose-response relationship between CTC and reduction of smoker rates, the amount of tobacco consumption and tobacco-attributable mortality is probable...
  37. ncbi request reprint Validity of overweight and obesity in a nation based on self-report versus measurement device data
    U John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:372-7. 2006
    ..The magnitude of hypothesized under-reporting by the SR data should be estimated with adjustment for age, gender, and education...
  38. ncbi request reprint Alcohol high risk drinking, abuse and dependence among tobacco smoking medical care patients and the general population
    Ulrich John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, W Rathenau Strasse 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 69:189-95. 2003
    ..The objective, therefore, is to estimate the coincidence of hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption as well as alcohol abuse and dependence with tobacco smoking in a general hospital and general practices...
  39. doi request reprint Nicotine dependence criteria and nicotine withdrawal symptoms in relation to pain among an adult general population sample
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Pain 13:82-8. 2009
    ..The goal of this study was to analyze whether there are associations between nicotine dependence including nicotine withdrawal with pain and the number of pain locations...
  40. ncbi request reprint Relationships of psychiatric disorders with overweight and obesity in an adult general population
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Obes Res 13:101-9. 2005
    ..To explore relationships of smoking and risk drinking status, nicotine and alcohol dependence, and anxiety, depressive, and somatoform disorders with overweight and obesity...
  41. doi request reprint No association of seropositivity for anti-Borrelia IgG antibody with mental and physical complaints
    Hans Joergen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    Nord J Psychiatry 62:386-91. 2008
    ..Therefore, clinicians should not overvalue seropositivity for anti-Borrelia IgG as a medical cause for unexplained mental or physical complaints...
  42. doi request reprint Does precontemplation represent a homogeneous stage category? A latent class analysis on German smokers
    Gudrun Schorr
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:840-51. 2008
    ..The findings highlight the importance of tailoring interventions for smoking behavior change to the needs of different subgroups of precontemplating smokers...
  43. doi request reprint Alexithymia, hypertension, and subclinical atherosclerosis in the general population
    Hans Joergen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 68:139-47. 2010
    ..Therefore, we hypothesize that alexithymia is associated with hypertension and carotid atherosclerosis in the general population...
  44. ncbi request reprint Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP): Relationship among socioeconomic and general health factors and dental status among elderly adults in Pomerania
    Florian Mack
    Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Materials, Center of Oral Health, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Quintessence Int 34:772-8. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate associations among the dental status, socioeconomic factors, and general health of 1,877 subjects between the ages of 55 and 79...
  45. doi request reprint Early onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder and associated comorbidity
    Deborah Janowitz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 26:1012-7. 2009
    ..This study was undertaken to discriminate the subtypes of OCD in different AOO levels and to test the hypothesis that different AOO bands are associated with a differential pattern of comorbidity...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, characteristics, associated mental disorders and predictors of DSM-IV nicotine dependence
    Anja Schumann
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    Eur Addict Res 10:29-34. 2004
    ..Never-smokers were not included in the reference group of the nondependent subjects, but were analyzed as a third group...
  47. doi request reprint Population-based smoking cessation in women post partum: adherence to motivational interviewing in relation to client characteristics and behavioural outcomes
    Jochen René Thyrian
    Institute for Community Medicine, Department of Community Health, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Ellernholzstr 1 2, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
    Midwifery 26:202-10. 2010
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Caries and periodontal disease of the elderly in Pomerania, Germany: results of the Study of Health in Pomerania
    Florian Mack
    Centre of Oral Health, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Dental Materials, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Gerodontology 21:27-36. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the oral health status of older adults living in northeastern Germany...
  49. doi request reprint Reported beverage consumed and alcohol-related diseases among male hospital inpatients with problem drinking
    Beate Coder
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Alcohol Alcohol 44:216-21. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine if problem drinkers have varying risks of having alcohol-related diseases according to their reported beverage consumed...
  50. doi request reprint Genetic epistasis between the brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met polymorphism and the 5-HTT promoter polymorphism moderates the susceptibility to depressive disorders after childhood abuse
    Hans Jörgen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Greifswald, Germany
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 36:264-70. 2012
    ..We tested the hypothesis of a three-way interaction with respect to depressive symptoms...
  51. ncbi request reprint Harm avoidance in subjects with obsessive-compulsive disorder and their families
    Susan Ettelt
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Greifswald, Germany
    J Affect Disord 107:265-9. 2008
    ..HA is considered to be a genetically influenced personality trait with an increasingly understood neuroanatomical basis...
  52. doi request reprint Association of mental distress with health care utilization and costs: a 5-year observation in a general population
    Hans Jörgen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Greifswald, Rostocker Chaussee 70, 18437, Stralsund, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:835-44. 2009
    ..Previous studies have associated mental distress and disorders with increased health care utilization and costs. However, most studies have selected subjects from treatment facilities or have applied retrospective designs...
  53. ncbi request reprint Association of malocclusion and functional occlusion with subjective symptoms of TMD in adults: results of the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP)
    Dietmar Gesch
    Department of Orthodontics, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Angle Orthod 75:183-90. 2005
    ..No significant associations of factors of functional occlusion with TMD symptoms were identifiable...
  54. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for headache, including TMD signs and symptoms, and their impact on quality of life. Results of the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP)
    Olaf Bernhardt
    Department of Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology and Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Greifswald, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Quintessence Int 36:55-64. 2005
    ..The impact of headache and of myogenous and arthrogenous signs of TMD on the quality of life of this sample was evaluated...
  55. ncbi request reprint Association between alcohol consumption and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis: the Study of Health in Pomerania
    Ulf Schminke
    Department of Neurology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Stroke 36:1746-52. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the relation between alcohol intake and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in participants of the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania...
  56. ncbi request reprint Periodontal disease, but not edentulism, is independently associated with increased plasma fibrinogen levels. Results from a population-based study
    Christian Schwahn
    School of Dentistry, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Thromb Haemost 92:244-52. 2004
    ..Our results show that periodontal disease but not edentulism per se is associated with an increased plasma fibrinogen level...
  57. ncbi request reprint Outcome after coronary artery bypass graft surgery, coronary angioplasty and stenting
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Cardiol 116:46-52. 2007
    ..We undertook this prospective observational study to investigate the long-term prognosis after balloon angioplasty (PTCA), coronary stenting (CS) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  58. doi request reprint Predictors and moderators of outcome in different brief interventions for smoking cessation in general medical practice
    Severin Haug
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 78:57-64. 2010
    ..To explore demographic-, health-, and smoking-related predictors and moderators of outcome in smokers who participated in two different brief smoking cessation interventions...
  59. ncbi request reprint Adherence to the principles of Motivational Interviewing, clients' characteristics and behavior outcome in a smoking cessation and relapse prevention trial in women postpartum
    Jochen René Thyrian
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
    Addict Behav 32:2297-303. 2007
    ..Examination of the relation between clients' characteristics and the adherence to the principles of MI, and between adherence to the principles of MI and future smoking status...
  60. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in associations between occlusal support and signs of temporomandibular disorders: results of the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP)
    Torsten Mundt
    Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Materials, Center of Oral Health, University of Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Prosthodont 18:232-9. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether gender-dependent associations exist between signs of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and occlusal support...
  61. ncbi request reprint Brief alcohol intervention for general hospital inpatients: a randomized controlled trial
    Jennis Freyer-Adam
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 93:233-43. 2008
    ..To test the effectiveness of a brief alcohol intervention among non-dependent general hospital inpatients with alcohol problems, delivered by either a specialized liaison service or hospital physicians...
  62. ncbi request reprint Provision of smoking cessation counseling by general practitioners assisted by training and screening procedure
    Sabina Ulbricht
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 63:232-8. 2006
    ..To examine which counseling behavior among GPs can be achieved after counseling training when organizational support is provided...
  63. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B and C virus infection and the risk of atherosclerosis in a general population
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Street 48, D 17487, Greifswald, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 174:99-103. 2004
    ..Currently it is not clear, whether hepatitis B and C virus infections are associated with the risk of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present analysis was to investigate those relationships in a population sample...
  64. ncbi request reprint Association between high serum ferritin levels and carotid atherosclerosis in the study of health in Pomerania (SHIP)
    Birger Wolff
    Klinik für Innere Medizin B, Universitat Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Stroke 35:453-7. 2004
    ..Several studies have provided evidence for a relationship between body iron load and cardiovascular disease. We analyzed the association of serum ferritin levels with carotid atherosclerosis...
  65. doi request reprint Association of socioeconomic status with iodine supply and thyroid disorders in northeast Germany
    Henry Volzke
    Institute for Community Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Thyroid 23:346-53. 2013
    ..This study aims to investigate whether the socioeconomic status is cross-sectionally and longitudinally related to low urinary excretion or thyroid disorders in the population of northeast Germany...
  66. doi request reprint Moderation of adult depression by the serotonin transporter promoter variant (5-HTTLPR), childhood abuse and adult traumatic events in a general population sample
    Hans Jörgen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 159:298-309. 2012
    ..05). Childhood abuse and adult traumatic events may act synergistically in interaction with the s allele of the 5-HTTLPR to increase the risk for depressive symptoms independently from the lifetime diagnosis of PTSD...
  67. ncbi request reprint Tooth loss is independently associated with the risk of acquired aortic valve sclerosis
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Am Heart J 150:1198-203. 2005
    ..Aortic valve sclerosis (AVS) represents the sum of processes that are similar to the development of atherosclerosis. The present analysis was performed to investigate associations between periodontal disease, tooth loss, and AVS...
  68. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for high occlusal wear scores in a population-based sample: results of the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP)
    Olaf Bernhardt
    Department of Operative Dentistry, Dental School, University of Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Prosthodont 17:333-9. 2004
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  69. doi request reprint Mental health and readiness to change smoking behavior in daily smoking primary care patients
    Gudrun Schorr
    Institute for Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Behav Med 16:347-54. 2009
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  70. doi request reprint Extended recruitment efforts minimize attrition but not necessarily bias
    Robin Haring
    Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:252-60. 2009
    ..The aims of the present study are (1) to investigate the effectiveness of extensive multimode recruitment procedures; (2) to study their effect on attrition and bias; and (3) to determine the potential predictors of attrition...
  71. ncbi request reprint Intention to utilize formal help in a sample with alcohol problems: a prospective study
    Jennis Freyer
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 87:210-6. 2007
    ..With particular emphasis on intention to utilize help, this study aims to detect predictors for alcohol-related help-seeking among a non-help-utilizing sample...
  72. ncbi request reprint The association between subclinical hyperthyroidism and blood pressure in a population-based study
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Hypertens 24:1947-53. 2006
    ..Although evidence for an increased risk of hypertension in both overt hyperthyroidism and overt hypothyroidism is consistent, the relation between subclinical hyperthyroidism and blood pressure has not yet received sufficient attention...
  73. doi request reprint Subclinical hyperthyroidism and blood pressure in a population-based prospective cohort study
    Henry Volzke
    SHIP Clinical Epidemiological Research Unit, Institute of Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Endocrinol 161:615-21. 2009
    ..Data from cohort studies have not been available yet. The present study was designed to longitudinally investigate possible associations of subclinical hyperthyroidism with blood pressure, pulse pressure and the risk of hypertension...
  74. ncbi request reprint Male at-risk drinkers with heavy episodic drinking: a subclinical diagnosis?
    Beate Coder
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:85-90. 2008
    ..In particular, we tested whether persons with at-risk and heavy episodic drinking (ARHE) differ from those persons with at-risk drinking only (AR) and heavy episodic drinking only (HE)...
  75. doi request reprint Alcohol problem drinking among general hospital inpatients in northeastern Germany
    Beate Coder
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:147-54. 2008
    ..To estimate proportions of alcohol problem drinking: alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and drinking above recommended levels among general hospital inpatients in northeastern Germany...
  76. ncbi request reprint Sex and the risk of restless legs syndrome in the general population
    Klaus Berger
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 164:196-202. 2004
    ..Population-based studies are rare, and risk factors in the general population are not known...
  77. ncbi request reprint Association between behavior-dependent cardiovascular risk factors and asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis in a general population
    Jan Luedemann
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Department of Neurology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany
    Stroke 33:2929-35. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the association between those behavioral cardiovascular risk factors and asymptomatic atherosclerosis of the carotid arteries in a population of former East Germany...
  78. ncbi request reprint Association of smoking and nicotine dependence with trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in a general population sample
    Ulfert Hapke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, D 17387 Greifswald, Germany
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:843-6. 2005
    ..38; 95% CI: 0.17-0.84) and for remission from nicotine dependence (OR: 0.18; CI: 0.05-0.63). We conclude that persons suffering from PTSD might need comprehensive aid in smoking cessation...
  79. ncbi request reprint Seropositivity for anti-Borrelia IgG antibody is independently associated with carotid atherosclerosis
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 184:108-12. 2006
    ..Various infectious agents are associated with atherosclerosis. This analysis was performed to investigate relation between seropositivity for anti-Borrelia IgG and carotid atherosclerosis...
  80. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric comorbidity including nicotine dependence among individuals with eating disorder criteria in an adult general population sample
    Ulrich John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 141:71-9. 2006
    ..2, CI 1.4-3.4; anxiety disorders: OR 2.9, CI 1.9-4.5). To conclude, nicotine dependence, alcohol dependence or abuse, depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders are related to two or more EDC in this adult general population sample...
  81. ncbi request reprint Magnesium deficiency is associated with periodontal disease
    P Meisel
    Department of Pharmacology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, F Loeffler Str 23d, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Dent Res 84:937-41. 2005
    ..005). Subjects taking Mg drugs showed less attachment loss (p<0.01) and more remaining teeth than did their matched counterparts. These results suggest that nutritional magnesium supplementation may improve periodontal health...
  82. ncbi request reprint [Tobacco- or alcohol-attributable inpatient treatments]
    M Hanke
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Universitat Greifswald
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 128:1387-90. 2003
    ..The aim of the study was to determine how many inpatient treatments are attributable to tobacco smoking or alcohol risk-drinking in a high tobacco smoking and alcohol per capital consumption country...
  83. doi request reprint Intention to quit smoking: is the partner's smoking status associated with the smoker's intention to quit?
    J Ruge
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute for Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Behav Med 15:328-35. 2008
    ..Smoking behavior among couples is often similar...
  84. ncbi request reprint Endothelial nitric oxide synthase Glu(298)-->Asp polymorphism, carotid atherosclerosis and intima-media thickness in a general population sample
    Birger Wolff
    Klinik für Innere Medizin B, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Clin Sci (Lond) 109:475-81. 2005
    ..This suggests that the association of the Glu(298)-->Asp genotype with atherosclerosis in the carotid arteries is site-specific and is modified by overall cardiovascular risk...
  85. ncbi request reprint Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP): a health survey in an East German region. Objectives and design of the oral health section
    Elke Hensel
    Department of Orthodontics, Dental School, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Quintessence Int 34:370-8. 2003
    ..The self-administered questionnaire comprised housing conditions, social network, work conditions, subjective well-being, and individual consequences of the German reunification...
  86. ncbi request reprint Variability of tailoring of a smoking cessation intervention based on the transtheoretical model
    Anja Schumann
    University Greifswald, Institute for Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Addict Behav 32:3083-7. 2007
    ..This study examines smoking cessation intervention materials that are based on the transtheoretical model from a content-based perspective...
  87. ncbi request reprint Impact of fatty liver disease on health care utilization and costs in a general population: a 5-year observation
    Sebastian E Baumeister
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Medical School, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Gastroenterology 134:85-94. 2008
    ..Fatty liver disease is a common condition in the Western world. Fatty liver may progress to steatohepatitis and cirrhosis. It is not yet known whether fatty liver disease results in higher health care utilization and costs...
  88. ncbi request reprint Relationships of psychiatric disorders with sleep duration in an adult general population sample
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Strass 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Psychiatr Res 39:577-83. 2005
    ..The conclusion is drawn that current nicotine or alcohol dependence, depressive, and anxiety disorders may add to short sleep duration in this random adult general population sample...
  89. ncbi request reprint Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in the elderly: findings from a German community study
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald Stralsund, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:693-700. 2008
    ..The present study assessed the risk of trauma exposure and subsequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in an elderly community sample. Furthermore, gender differences and psychiatric comorbidity were analyzed...
  90. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the 'Processes of Change' scale for alcohol misuse and its short form (POC-20)
    Jennis Freyer
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Addict Behav 31:821-32. 2006
    ..This study's goals were to investigate the psychometric properties of the German Processes of Change (POC) scale and to refine a short version...
  91. ncbi request reprint Dose-response relation between volume of drinking and alcohol-related diseases in male general hospital inpatients
    Katharina Lau
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:34-8. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study is to investigate to what extent is the risk of diseases with different alcohol-attributable fractions (AAFs) predicted by daily alcohol consumption (> 120 g, 61-120 g vs 31-60 g)...
  92. doi request reprint The relation of exposure to shift work with atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction in a general population
    Christiane M Haupt
    Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 201:205-11. 2008
    ..We tested the hypothesis that working shifts is related to atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction...
  93. doi request reprint [Diversity and accessibility of smoking cessation aids in the internet]
    N Griesam
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald, Greifswald
    Gesundheitswesen 70:372-6. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to give an overview of the different smoking cessation aids offered via the Internet and to categorise their contents...
  94. ncbi request reprint The spectrum of thyroid disorders in adult type 1 diabetes mellitus
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 23:227-33. 2007
    ..Our aim was to study the spectrum of thyroid disorders in adult type 1 diabetic subjects and compare them with results obtained from a sample of the general adult population...
  95. doi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of increased serum lipase levels in a general population
    Henry Volzke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Pancreas 37:411-7. 2008
    ..There is little information on the prevalence of increased serum lipase levels and its determinants from population-based studies. The present study was performed to provide such information...
  96. ncbi request reprint Subjective health complaints, health-related quality of life and physician visits: results of the study of health in Pomerania (SHIP)
    Uwe Konerding
    Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    Soz Praventivmed 51:162-73. 2006
    ..To investigate the relationship between subjective health complaints (SHCs), health-related quality of life and physician visits...
  97. doi request reprint Heart valve sclerosis predicts all-cause and cardiovascular mortality
    Henry Volzke
    Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 209:606-10. 2010
    ..We further studied whether a combined presence of AVS and MAC is more strongly associated with mortality than the single items and sought to disclose possible gender differences in the investigated associations...
  98. doi request reprint Intention to change smoking in pregnant and postpartum women according to number of pregnancies
    Grit Händel
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Public Health 19:218-21. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that amongst primigravidae there are less current smokers, that the smokers consume less cigarettes per day, have less urge to smoke and that more stop smoking after delivery when compared with multigravidae...
  99. ncbi request reprint The relation of a family history of alcoholism, obstetric complications and family environment to behavioral problems among 154 adolescents in Germany: results from the children of alcoholics study in Pomerania
    Sven Barnow
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany
    Eur Addict Res 10:8-14. 2004
    ..Behavioral problems in adolescence have been shown to be associated with the presence of a positive family history of alcoholism (FH+), obstetric complications (OCs), and negative parenting practices...
  100. ncbi request reprint Negative perceived paternal parenting is associated with dopamine D2 receptor exon 8 and GABA(A) alpha 6 receptor variants: an explorative study
    Michael Lucht
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Greifswald, Stralsund, Germany
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 141:167-72. 2006
    ..Our findings support a role for DRD2 (E8) and GABRA6 (Pro385Ser) in perceived parenting...
  101. ncbi request reprint [Cooperation of general practitioners with priority practices for addiction in Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania]
    Beate Coder
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald
    Psychiatr Prax 34:283-8. 2007
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