Anja Mehnert

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Affiliation: University of Hamburg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Fear of progression in breast cancer patients--validation of the short form of the Fear of Progression Questionnaire (FoP-Q-SF)]
    Anja Mehnert
    Institut und Poliklinik für Medizinische Psychologie, Zentrum fur Psychosoziale Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 52:274-88. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of acute and post-traumatic stress disorder and comorbid mental disorders in breast cancer patients during primary cancer care: a prospective study
    Anja Mehnert
    Institute of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52 S35, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychooncology 16:181-8. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint [Meaning and spirituality in patients with chronic somatic illness]
    A Mehnert
    Institut und Poliklinik für Medizinische Psychologie, Zentrum fur Psychosoziale Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52 S 35, 20246 Hamburg, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:780-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint [Assessment of psychosocial distress and resources in oncology--a literature review about screening measures and current developments]
    Anja Mehnert
    Institut und Poliklinik für Medizinische Psychologie, Zentrum fur Psychosoziale Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 56:462-79. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial care of cancer patients--international differences in definition, healthcare structures, and therapeutic approaches
    Anja Mehnert
    Institute of Medical Psychology, Hamburg Eppendorf University Clinic, Martinistr 52 S35, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 13:579-88. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Presence of symptom distress and prostate cancer-related anxiety in patients at the beginning of cancer rehabilitation
    Anja Mehnert
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Onkologie 30:551-6. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Psychological comorbidity and health-related quality of life and its association with awareness, utilization, and need for psychosocial support in a cancer register-based sample of long-term breast cancer survivors
    Anja Mehnert
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 64:383-91. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of the German version of the Life Attitude Profile-Revised (LAP-R) in prostate cancer patients
    Anja Mehnert
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Palliat Support Care 6:119-24. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Fear of cancer progression and cancer-related intrusive cognitions in breast cancer survivors
    Anja Mehnert
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychooncology 18:1273-80. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Employment and work-related issues in cancer survivors
    Anja Mehnert
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52 W26, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 77:109-30. 2011

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Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint [Fear of progression in breast cancer patients--validation of the short form of the Fear of Progression Questionnaire (FoP-Q-SF)]
    Anja Mehnert
    Institut und Poliklinik für Medizinische Psychologie, Zentrum fur Psychosoziale Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 52:274-88. 2006
    ..Fear of progression is one of the most prevalent symptoms in cancer patients. The aim of this study was to validate the 12-item short version of the Fear of Progression Questionnaire (FoP-Q-SF)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of acute and post-traumatic stress disorder and comorbid mental disorders in breast cancer patients during primary cancer care: a prospective study
    Anja Mehnert
    Institute of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52 S35, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychooncology 16:181-8. 2007
    ..However, a large number of women with emotional distress illustrate the need for psychosocial counseling and support in this early treatment phase...
  3. ncbi request reprint [Meaning and spirituality in patients with chronic somatic illness]
    A Mehnert
    Institut und Poliklinik für Medizinische Psychologie, Zentrum fur Psychosoziale Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52 S 35, 20246 Hamburg, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:780-7. 2006
    ..These interventions are intended to support patients to find meaning in life in the face of a serious illness and to experience their life as fulfilled...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Assessment of psychosocial distress and resources in oncology--a literature review about screening measures and current developments]
    Anja Mehnert
    Institut und Poliklinik für Medizinische Psychologie, Zentrum fur Psychosoziale Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 56:462-79. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial care of cancer patients--international differences in definition, healthcare structures, and therapeutic approaches
    Anja Mehnert
    Institute of Medical Psychology, Hamburg Eppendorf University Clinic, Martinistr 52 S35, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 13:579-88. 2005
    ..Improvements are necessary in the transfer of empirical results into clinical practice, and in the development of guidelines to ensure adequate psychosocial care for oncology patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Presence of symptom distress and prostate cancer-related anxiety in patients at the beginning of cancer rehabilitation
    Anja Mehnert
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Onkologie 30:551-6. 2007
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Psychological comorbidity and health-related quality of life and its association with awareness, utilization, and need for psychosocial support in a cancer register-based sample of long-term breast cancer survivors
    Anja Mehnert
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 64:383-91. 2008
    ..Psychosocial comorbidity and quality of life (QOL) and its association with knowledge, utilization, and need for psychosocial support have been studied in long-term breast cancer survivors...
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of the German version of the Life Attitude Profile-Revised (LAP-R) in prostate cancer patients
    Anja Mehnert
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Palliat Support Care 6:119-24. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to validate the German version of the Life Attitude Profile-Revised (LAP-R), a multidimensional measure of meaning and purpose...
  9. ncbi request reprint Fear of cancer progression and cancer-related intrusive cognitions in breast cancer survivors
    Anja Mehnert
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychooncology 18:1273-80. 2009
    ..To assess the character and frequency of fear of progression (FoP) and to clarify its relationship with cancer-related intrusive cognitions in breast cancer survivors...
  10. doi request reprint Employment and work-related issues in cancer survivors
    Anja Mehnert
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52 W26, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 77:109-30. 2011
    ..Between 23% and 75% of patients who lost their job were re-employed. A high proportion of patients experienced at least temporary changes in work schedules, work hours, wages and a decline in work ability compared to non-cancer groups...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Dignity in the care of terminal ill and dying patients. Definitions and supportive interventions in palliative care]
    A Mehnert
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg Eppendorf, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:1087-96. 2006
    ..Psychotherapeutic interventions and strategies are introduced that can help conserve the sense of dignity of patients during palliative care...
  12. doi request reprint Is advanced cancer associated with demoralization and lower global meaning? The role of tumor stage and physical problems in explaining existential distress in cancer patients
    Sigrun Vehling
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychooncology 21:54-63. 2012
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  13. doi request reprint Predictors of employment among cancer survivors after medical rehabilitation--a prospective study
    Anja Mehnert
    Department and Outpatient Clinic of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:76-87. 2013
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  14. ncbi request reprint The association between neuropsychological impairment, self-perceived cognitive deficits, fatigue and health related quality of life in breast cancer survivors following standard adjuvant versus high-dose chemotherapy
    Anja Mehnert
    Institute of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52 S35, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 66:108-18. 2007
    ....
  15. pmc Receiving palliative treatment moderates the effect of age and gender on demoralization in patients with cancer
    Sigrun Vehling
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e59417. 2013
    ..We studied occurrence and predictors of demoralization, a syndrome of existential distress, in particular the interaction of age, gender, and curative vs. palliative treatment phase...
  16. pmc Prevalence of mental disorders, psychosocial distress and need for psychosocial support in cancer patients - study protocol of an epidemiological multi-center study
    Anja Mehnert
    Department and Outpatient Clinic of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 12:70. 2012
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  17. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and depression in caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients: impact on their perspective of the patients' symptom burden
    Karin Oechsle
    1 Department of Oncology, Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation with Section of Pneumology, Hubertus Wald University Comprehensive Cancer Center Hamburg, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Palliat Med 16:1095-101. 2013
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  18. ncbi request reprint Symptom burden in palliative care patients: perspectives of patients, their family caregivers, and their attending physicians
    Karin Oechsle
    Department of Oncology, Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation with Section of Pneumology, Hubertus Wald Tumor Centrum University Cancer Center Hamburg, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 21:1955-62. 2013
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the German version of the Short-Form Supportive Care Needs Survey Questionnaire (SCNS-SF34-G)
    Claudia Lehmann
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 20:2415-24. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the German version of the Short-Form Supportive Care Needs Survey (SCNS-SF34-G)...
  20. doi request reprint [Outpatient psycho-oncological care for family members and patients: access, psychological distress and supportive care needs]
    Christina Rosenberger
    Institut und Poliklinik für Medizinische Psychologie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 62:185-94. 2012
    ..Most frequent supportive care needs in both groups refer to fear of recurrence, dealing with uncertainty, sadness and keeping a positive outlook. Our findings emphasize the need for specific psycho-oncological interventions...
  21. doi request reprint Demoralization and depression in patients with advanced cancer: validation of the German version of the demoralization scale
    Anja Mehnert
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 42:768-76. 2011
    ..The concept of demoralization has been widely used to describe states of existential distress and a self-perceived incapacity to deal effectively with a specific stressful situation...
  22. doi request reprint Global meaning and meaning-related life attitudes: exploring their role in predicting depression, anxiety, and demoralization in cancer patients
    Sigrun Vehling
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 19:513-20. 2011
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Work-related self-report measures and assessment tools in cancer survivorship: a systematic literature review
    Natalie Ladehoff
    Department and Outpatient Clinic of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Disabil Rehabil 35:100-12. 2013
    ..To systematically review and appraise studies examining self-report questionnaires measuring work-related aspects in cancer patients...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Impact of the doctor-patient-communication on distress and utilization of psychosocial services among cancer patients. A review of the current literature]
    Claudia Lehmann
    Institut und Poliklinik für Medizinische Psychologie, Zentrum fur Psychosoziale Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 59:e3-27. 2009
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  25. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in breast cancer: A cross-cultural survey of German, Japanese, and South Korean patients
    Eun Jung Shim
    Institute of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hemburg Eppendorf, Martinistr, 52 S35, 20246, Hamburg, Germany
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 99:341-50. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in breast cancer patients across countries, and to cross-culturally examine the impact of psychosocial factors on HRQOL...
  26. doi request reprint Cognitive functioning in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipients and its medical correlates: a prospective multicenter study
    Angela Scherwath
    Department and Outpatient Clinic of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychooncology 22:1509-16. 2013
    ..In this multicenter study, we prospectively evaluated cognitive functioning and its medical and demographic correlates in patients undergoing allogeneic HSCT...
  27. doi request reprint [Prevalence of affective and anxiety disorders in cancer: systematic literature review and meta-analysis]
    Sigrun Vehling
    Institut und Poliklinik für Medizinische Psychologie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 62:249-58. 2012
    ..3) based on German studies. The findings show the need for further research on representative studies that take into account the range of psychosocial stressors and supportive care needs in addition to the prevalence of mental disorders...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Medical psychology in Germany--a discipline between continuity and change]
    Uwe Koch
    Institut und Poliklinik für Medizinische Psychologie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 53:494-501. 2003
    ..The results indicate strengths and weaknesses of the current situation of the discipline and will be discussed in terms of research, teaching, and clinical work...
  29. doi request reprint Effects of a physical exercise rehabilitation group program on anxiety, depression, body image, and health-related quality of life among breast cancer patients
    Anja Mehnert
    Institut und Poliklinik für Medizinische Psychologie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Onkologie 34:248-53. 2011
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in long term breast cancer survivors treated with breast conserving therapy: impact of age at therapy
    Fabian Fehlauer
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Clinic Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 92:217-22. 2005
    ..Aim was to compare the functional status in long-term breast cancer survivors related to age at diagnosis and to asses the effects of adjuvant therapy on health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Perspectives of outpatient rehabilitation in Germany--brief report of an international symposium, December 2001 in Hamburg]
    U Koch
    Abteilung für Medizinische Psychologie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 41:81-4. 2002
  32. ncbi request reprint [Partial inpatient oncologic rehabilitation--results of a model project]
    U Koch
    Abteilung für Medizinische Psychologie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 39:363-72. 2000
    ..The results will be discussed with respect to further development of the rehabilitative health care system...
  33. doi request reprint [Psychometric evaluation of a neuropsychological test battery measuring cognitive dysfunction in cancer patients--recommendations for a screening tool]
    A Scherwath
    Institut und Poliklinik für Medizinische Psychologie, Zentrum fur Psychosoziale Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 76:583-93. 2008
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological function in high-risk breast cancer survivors after stem-cell supported high-dose therapy versus standard-dose chemotherapy: evaluation of long-term treatment effects
    A Scherwath
    Institute of Medical Psychology, Hamburg Eppendorf University Medical Center, Hamburg, Germany
    Ann Oncol 17:415-23. 2006
    ..Next to focusing prevalence, function specificity and extent of cognitive impairment, the question as to whether doses-dependent group differences occur was investigated...
  35. ncbi request reprint Cognitive function in the acute course of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for hematological malignancies
    F Schulz-Kindermann
    Institute of Medical Psychology, Hamburg Eppendorf University Medical Center, Hamburg, Germany
    Bone Marrow Transplant 39:789-99. 2007
    ..This study showed impairments of neuropsychological performance for a subgroup of patients before and after allogeneic HSCT. Systematic effects of conditioning, medical variables or self-rated HRQoL could not be observed...
  36. doi request reprint Course and predictors of posttraumatic stress among male train drivers after the experience of 'person under the train' incidents
    Anja Mehnert
    Department and Outpatient Clinic of Medical Psychology, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, Hamburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 73:191-6. 2012
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  37. doi request reprint Symptom burden, loss of dignity, and demoralization in patients with cancer: a mediation model
    Sigrun Vehling
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychooncology 23:283-90. 2014
    ..Loss of dignity refers to a range of specific existential concerns. This study examines whether the association between number of physical problems and demoralization is mediated by loss of dignity...
  38. doi request reprint Assessment of patients' dignity in cancer care: preliminary psychometrics of the German version of the Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI-G)
    Leon P Sautier
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 47:181-8. 2014
    ..The Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI) is a valid and reliable instrument designed to measure different sources of dignity-related distress in cancer patients receiving palliative care...
  39. ncbi request reprint Work satisfaction and quality of life in cancer survivors in the first year after oncological rehabilitation
    Anja Mehnert
    Section of Psychosocial Oncology, Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, University Medical Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany Department and Outpatient Clinic of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Work 46:407-15. 2013
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  40. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and attitudes of gynecologists regarding genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
    Anja Mehnert
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Clinic Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52 Pav 69, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 49:183-8. 2003
    ..The results suggest that HBOC genetics play a noticeable role in the practice of gynecology in Germany. There is consensus about the need for further educational training to deal with cancer genetics in physicians' daily practice...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Palliative care in Germany]
    U Koch
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:1075-6. 2006
  42. ncbi request reprint Healthcare resource utilization during 1-year treatment with long-acting, injectable risperidone
    A Leal
    SGS Biopharma, B 1301 Wavre, Belgium
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:811-6. 2004
    ..This study assessed healthcare resource use in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder during treatment with long-acting risperidone...
  43. ncbi request reprint The disability assessment for dementia scale: a 12-month study of functional ability in mild to moderate severity Alzheimer disease
    H Feldman
    Division of Neurology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 15:89-95. 2001
    ..The decline in DAD total scores in mild to moderate AD averages about one point per month, which equates to the loss of one item on the DAD scale every 2 months...