Christian Meyer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Greifswald
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Lifetime prevalence of mental disorders in general adult population. Results of TACOS study]
    C Meyer
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald
    Nervenarzt 71:535-42. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Subtyping general population smokers not intending to quit by stages to reduce smoking
    Christian Meyer
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:1043-50. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of alcohol consumption, abuse and dependence in a country with high per capita consumption: findings from the German TACOS study. Transitions in Alcohol Consumption and Smoking
    C Meyer
    University of Greifswald, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Research Group for Substance Abuse and Dependence, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 35:539-47. 2000
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Specific somatoform disorder in the general population
    Hans Joergen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry, Ernst Mortiz Arndt University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Psychosomatics 44:304-11. 2003
  10. 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

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  1. ncbi request reprint [Lifetime prevalence of mental disorders in general adult population. Results of TACOS study]
    C Meyer
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald
    Nervenarzt 71:535-42. 2000
    ..Of all individuals affected by mental disorders, 42% fulfilled the criteria for at least one additional disorder. The results are discussed against the background of selected previous studies...
  2. ncbi request reprint Subtyping general population smokers not intending to quit by stages to reduce smoking
    Christian Meyer
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:1043-50. 2004
    ..Our data did not support an undermining effect associated with later reduction stages with respect to future quit attempts and progress within the cessation stages...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of alcohol consumption, abuse and dependence in a country with high per capita consumption: findings from the German TACOS study. Transitions in Alcohol Consumption and Smoking
    C Meyer
    University of Greifswald, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Research Group for Substance Abuse and Dependence, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 35:539-47. 2000
    ..Prevalence rates of alcohol use disorders, consumption pattern, and the nature of their association are also analysed with regard to preventive strategies...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Specific somatoform disorder in the general population
    Hans Joergen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry, Ernst Mortiz Arndt University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Psychosomatics 44:304-11. 2003
    ..The proposed diagnosis of specific somatoform disorder demonstrated a high validity independent of comorbid depressive and anxiety disorders...
  10. 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)...
  11. doi request reprint Does the smoking status of general practitioners affect the efficacy of smoking cessation counselling?
    Sabina Ulbricht
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, Greifswald, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 74:23-8. 2009
    ..To examine the association between the smoking status of general practitioners (GPs) and abstinence rates among patients receiving GP-delivered brief advice for smoking cessation...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Post-traumatic stress disorder: the role of trauma, pre-existing psychiatric disorders, and gender
    Ulfert Hapke
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:299-306. 2006
    ..The study is aimed at investigating the influence of trauma type, pre-existing psychiatric disorders with an onset before trauma, and gender on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
  14. 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...
  15. 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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  16. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorders among at-risk consumers of alcohol in the general population
    Karin Bott
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, D 1 7487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Stud Alcohol 66:246-53. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint Intentionally reduced smoking among untreated general population smokers: prevalence, stability, prediction of smoking behaviour change and differences between subjects choosing either reduction or abstinence
    Christian Meyer
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Addiction 98:1101-10. 2003
    ..To compare data from the general population on intentionally reduced smoking and smoking cessation...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi 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...
  21. doi request reprint Smokers' expectations toward the engagement of their general practitioner in discussing lifestyle behaviors
    Sabina Ulbricht
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    J Health Commun 16:135-47. 2011
    ..Therefore, the improvement of skills and a high sensitivity to address lifestyle habits conveniently can have a large effect on public health...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Strength of the relationship between tobacco smoking, nicotine dependence and the severity of alcohol dependence syndrome criteria in a population-based sample
    Ulrich John
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Alcohol Alcohol 38:606-12. 2003
    ..Little is known about the relationship between current and past smoking behaviour and the severity of alcohol dependence. The purpose was to explore the strength of this relationship...
  24. 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...
  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. doi request reprint Adoption, reach and effectiveness of computer-based, practitioner delivered and combined smoking interventions in general medical practices: a three-arm cluster randomized trial
    Christian Meyer
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 121:124-32. 2012
    ..Brief advice for smoking patients has not been sufficiently integrated in routine care. Computer-based interventions emerged as a time saving option that might help to exhaust the potential population impact of the general practice setting...
  27. doi request reprint Workplace smoking restrictions: smoking behavior and the intention to change among continuing smokers
    Jeannette Rüge
    Institute for Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Straße 48, 17487, Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Public Health 55:599-608. 2010
    ..In this study, the association between three levels of workplace smoking restrictions and smoking behavior and variables related to the intention to quit among continuing smokers was examined...
  28. ncbi request reprint Need for cognition as a predictor and a moderator of outcome in a tailored letters smoking cessation intervention
    Severin Haug
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Health Psychol 29:367-73. 2010
    ..To analyze whether baseline need for cognition (NFC) was a predictor or a moderator of treatment outcome in a tailored letters intervention for smoking cessation...
  29. pmc Proactive interventions for smoking cessation in general medical practice: a quasi-randomized controlled trial to examine the efficacy of computer-tailored letters and physician-delivered brief advice
    Christian Meyer
    Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Addiction 103:294-304. 2008
    ..To test the efficacy of (i) computer-generated tailored letters and (ii) practitioner-delivered brief advice for smoking cessation against an assessment-only condition; and to compare both interventions directly...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and health-services utilization in Germany
    Sebastian E Baumeister
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Stud Alcohol 67:429-35. 2006
    ..Our second hypothesis is that abstainers with a history of heavy drinking seek out more health services than those without heavy drinking histories...
  32. ncbi request reprint Comparison of a population-based sample of "risky drinking" smokers and groups consuming just one substance
    Jochen René Thyrian
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Subst Use Misuse 40:1721-32. 2005
    ..39), and are more motivated to decrease alcohol consumption (ES: h = .45). The data suggest focusing research in more alcohol-related clinical settings and examining the relationship between smoking cessation and alcohol reduction...
  33. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal relationships among transtheoretical model constructs for smokers in the precontemplation and contemplation stages of change
    Anja Schumann
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    Ann Behav Med 30:12-20. 2005
    ..This study examined the pattern, direction, and magnitude of longitudinal relationships among the constructs involved in the Transtheoretical Model (TTM)...
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Effects of smoking cessation on health care use: is elevated risk of hospitalization among former smokers attributable to smoking-related morbidity?
    Sebastian E Baumeister
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Medical School, University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 88:197-203. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that elevated risk of hospitalization among former smokers compared with continuing smokers is related to higher smoking-related morbidity among former smokers...
  36. doi request reprint Overestimation of drinking norms and its association with alcohol consumption in apprentices
    Severin Haug
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Alcohol Alcohol 46:204-9. 2011
    ..To investigate associations of normative misperceptions and drinking behaviors in apprentices, complementing the previous literature on university students...
  37. 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint Naturalistic changes in the readiness to quit tobacco smoking in a German general population sample
    Anja Schumann
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    Prev Med 35:326-33. 2002
    ..The transtheoretical model (TTM) with the proposed five stages of change (precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance) is used as the theoretical framework...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. ncbi request reprint Impact of psychiatric disorders in the general population: satisfaction with life and the influence of comorbidity and disorder duration
    Christian Meyer
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:435-41. 2004
    ..Psychiatric disorders as defined by DSM-IV are found to be highly prevalent in the general population. However, little is known about aspects defining the burden caused by different disorders...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint Stage of change transitions and processes of change, decisional balance, and self-efficacy in smokers: a transtheoretical model validation using longitudinal data
    Anja Schumann
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Psychol Addict Behav 19:3-9. 2005
    ..This is one of the few studies providing a longitudinal validation of the postulates of the TTM...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint Attitudes towards smoking policies and tobacco control measures in relation to smoking status and smoking behaviour
    Anja Schumann
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    Eur J Public Health 16:513-9. 2006
    ..To examine support for various smoking policies and tobacco control measures among lifetime smokers in a country with weak anti-smoking legislation and an underdeveloped anti-smoking climate...
  47. ncbi request reprint Changes in the "stages of change" as outcome measures of a smoking cessation intervention: a randomized controlled trial
    Anja Schumann
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    Prev Med 43:101-6. 2006
    ..Employing changes in the "stages of change" as alternative outcome measures of a smoking cessation intervention...
  48. ncbi request reprint Somatoform pain disorder in the general population
    Hans Joergen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Stralsund, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 72:88-94. 2003
    ..Chronic pain disorder is assumed to represent a frequent and disabling condition. However, data on the prevalence of somatoform pain symptoms and somatoform pain disorder in the community are limited to date...
  49. 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...
  50. ncbi request reprint Stages of change and other factors in 'light' cigarette smokers
    Julia Kelbsch
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    Eur J Public Health 15:146-51. 2005
    ..The goal of this study is to analyse the smoking of 'light' cigarettes according to the progress over the stages of change to stop or reduce smoking...
  51. ncbi request reprint [Antonovsky's sense of coherence scale and presentation of a psychiatric diagnosis]
    Wolfgang Hannöver
    Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald, Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Greifswald
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 54:179-86. 2004
    ..Subjects who never fulfilled criteria showed highest scores, those who did so within the last 12 months showed lowest scores. The other two group scored in between...
  52. 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...
  53. doi request reprint Efficacy of an internet program for smoking cessation during and after inpatient rehabilitation treatment: a quasi-randomized controlled trial
    Severin Haug
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Walther Rathenau Str 48, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Addict Behav 36:1369-72. 2011
    ..To test the feasibility and efficacy of an internet program for smoking cessation during and after inpatient treatment in rehabilitation centers...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. ncbi request reprint Relation among stage of change, demographic characteristics, smoking history, and nicotine dependence in an adult German population
    Ulrich John
    University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    Prev Med 37:368-74. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to provide evidence about the individual intention to quit smoking and accompanying characteristics in a country with a low amount of tobacco control (TC) provisions...
  57. ncbi request reprint Measuring sense of coherence with only three items: a useful tool for population surveys
    Anja Schumann
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    Br J Health Psychol 8:409-21. 2003
    ..In our study, the last was tested in terms of the psychometric properties and compared with an alternative short form derived from the SOC-29...
  58. 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
    ....
  59. doi request reprint Assessment of problematic internet use by the Compulsive Internet Use Scale and the Internet Addiction Test: a sample of problematic and pathological gamblers
    Diana Guertler
    Institute for Social Medicine and Prevention, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Eur Addict Res 20:75-81. 2014
    ..7%, specificity 79.4%). However, a higher cut-off (≥21) seems to be more appropriate for prevalence estimation of problematic Internet use...
  60. ncbi request reprint Sub-threshold panic attacks and agoraphobic avoidance increase comorbidity of mental disorders: results from an adult general population sample
    Christiane A Pané-Farré
    Institute of Psychology, University of Greifswald, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 27:485-93. 2013
    ..The present study suggests that populations with isolated or limited symptom should be carefully attended to in clinical practice, especially if agoraphobia is present. ..
  61. ncbi request reprint Factor structure of the compulsive internet use scale
    Diana Guertler
    1 University of Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw 17:46-51. 2014
    ..Findings include that a one-factor model was found to fit well. It was invariant across sex, age, education level, and weekly Internet use. The findings support the validity of the CIUS as a short screening instrument...
  62. ncbi request reprint The readiness to change questionnaire in subjects with hazardous alcohol consumption, alcohol misuse and dependence in a general population survey
    Wolfgang Hannöver
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald and Medical University of Lübeck, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Lubeck, Germany
    Alcohol Alcohol 37:362-9. 2002
    ..To investigate properties and aspects of validity of the Readiness to Change Questionnaire (RCQ) when applied to hazardous drinking, alcohol-abusing or alcohol-dependent subjects sampled from the general population...
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. doi request reprint Continuous individual support of smoking cessation using text messaging: a pilot experimental study
    Severin Haug
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Strasse 48, Greifswald D 17487, Germany
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:915-23. 2009
    ..Additionally, the optimal feedback intensity was investigated, and short-term efficacy of the intervention was explored...
  66. 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...
  67. pmc Reasons for not using smoking cessation aids
    Beatrice Gross
    Institute for Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:129. 2008
    ..Little is known why available SCA are used insufficiently. We therefore investigated the reasons for not using SCA and examined related demographic, smoking behaviour, and motivational variables...
  68. ncbi request reprint [Health Risk drinking and problematic consumption of alcohol in Pomerania: comparative analysis of the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP) compared with the Federal German Health and Examination Survey in 1998]
    S E Baumeister
    Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald, Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin
    Gesundheitswesen 67:39-47. 2005
    ..In addition, the average daily quantities and the proportions of at-risk drinking were compared with representative data for Germany (Federal German Health and Examination Survey 1998 [FGHES])...
  69. 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...
  70. doi request reprint [The readiness of staff in general medical practices to participate in a smoking cessation programme]
    S Ulbricht
    Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald, Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Greifswald
    Gesundheitswesen 72:492-5. 2010
    ..The involvement of practice nurses (PN) could contribute to reach more patients. This study investigated the characteristics of PN which could be relevant for the implementation of counselling offers...
  71. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in unipolar depression: a general population survey of adults between age 18 to 64 of German nationality
    M Lucht
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Greifswald, Rostocker Chaussee 70, 18437, Stralsund, Germany
    J Affect Disord 77:203-11. 2003
    ..This study examines gender differences in depression in a sample of 4075 probands recruited representatively from the general population in the northern German epidemiological catchment area of Lübeck...
  72. doi request reprint [Continuous individual support of smoking cessation in socially deprived young adults via mobile phones--results of a pilot study]
    S Haug
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Universitat Greifswald
    Gesundheitswesen 70:364-71. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to test the feasibility and acceptability of an intervention using text messaging (SMS) for continuous, individual support of smoking cessation...
  73. 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint [Promoting the intention to quit smoking among patients in family medicine practice]
    S Ulbricht
    Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald, Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin
    Gesundheitswesen 66:518-21. 2004
    ..The goal of the study is to examine to what extent smokers can be advised in general practice and how GPs' assess the practicability of such counselling...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. ncbi request reprint The association between degree of nicotine dependence and other health behaviours. Findings from a German general population study
    A Schumann
    University of Greifswald, Medical Faculty, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Greifswald, Germany
    Eur J Public Health 11:450-2. 2001
    ..To investigate the association between degree of nicotine dependence and unhealthy nutrition, lack of physical activity, and hazardous alcohol drinking...
  78. 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...
  79. ncbi request reprint Lifetime-comorbidity of obsessive-compulsive disorder and subclinical obsessive-compulsive disorder in Northern Germany
    H J Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität Greifswald im Klinikum der Hansestadt Stralsund, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 251:130-5. 2001
    ..Inspite of the worldwide relevance of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), there is a substantial lack of data on comorbidity in OCD and subclinical OCD in the general population...
  80. 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...
  81. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, quality of life and psychosocial function in obsessive-compulsive disorder and subclinical obsessive-compulsive disorder in northern Germany
    H J Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald, Klinikum der Hansestadt Stralsund, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 250:262-8. 2000
    ..Moreover, data on quality of life and on psychosocial function of subjects with OCD and subclinical OCD in the general population are missing to date...
  82. ncbi request reprint [Health behavior of smokers--results of the TACOS (Transitions in Alcohol Consumption and Smoking) Study]
    A Schumann
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald
    Gesundheitswesen 62:275-81. 2000
    ..The association of these combined health hazards must be controlled in determining the independent health risk due to one of these factors...
  83. ncbi request reprint [Referral behaviour of general practitioners to professionals in outpatient care and in addiction treatment sites in Mecklenburg-West Pommerania]
    S Ulbricht
    Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin der Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Gesundheitswesen 69:306-10. 2007
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint [Regional differences in the prevalence of high-risk alcohol drinking: secondary analysis of the East-West health survey]
    C Meyer
    Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald, Institut für Epidemiologie und Sozialmedizin
    Gesundheitswesen 60:486-92. 1998
    ..The results underline the importance of specific regional epidemiological data for public health-related interventions...
  85. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in natural recovery from alcohol dependence
    G Bischof
    Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    J Stud Alcohol 61:783-6. 2000
    ..Little is known, however, about individuals remitting from alcohol dependence without formal help, and almost no data are available with respect to gender differences in natural recovery...
  86. ncbi request reprint Maintenance factors of recovery from alcohol dependence in treated and untreated individuals
    G Bischof
    Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Germany
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 24:1773-7. 2000
    ..Research on natural recovery from alcohol dependence has focused mainly on triggering mechanisms of the remission process. Only a few studies have considered maintenance factors of natural recovery...
  87. ncbi request reprint Screening for alcohol use disorders and at-risk drinking in the general population: psychometric performance of three questionnaires
    Hans Jurgen Rumpf
    Medical University of Lubeck, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Research Group S TEP Substance Abuse Treatment, Epidemiology, and Prevention, Germany
    Alcohol Alcohol 37:261-8. 2002
    ..Women showed lower scores and larger areas under the ROC curves. It is concluded that setting specific instruments (e.g. primary care or general population) or adjusted cut-offs should be used...
  88. ncbi request reprint Remission from alcohol dependence without help: how restrictive should our definition of treatment be?
    Gallus Bischof
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical University of Lubeck, Germany
    J Stud Alcohol 63:229-36. 2002
    ..The purpose of this article is to examine the impact of different treatment definitions on triggering and maintenance mechanisms of recovery...
  89. doi request reprint Effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions for general practice patients with problematic drinking behavior and comorbid anxiety or depressive disorders
    Janina M Grothues
    University of Lubeck, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Research Group S TEP Substance Abuse Treatment, Epidemiology and Prevention, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lubeck, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 94:214-20. 2008
    ..Brief interventions (BIs) are effective methods to reduce problematic drinking. It is not known, if the effectiveness of BI differs between patients with or without comorbid depression or anxiety disorders...
  90. ncbi request reprint The reliability and validity of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) in a German general practice population sample
    Inga Dybek
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Research Group S TEP, University of Luebeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Luebeck, Germany
    J Stud Alcohol 67:473-81. 2006
    ..Our goal was to analyze the retest reliability and validity of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) in a primary-care setting and recommend a cut-off value for the different alcohol-related diagnoses...
  91. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of a screening instrument for alcohol-use disorders and at-risk drinking: the brief alcohol screening instrument for medical care (BASIC)
    Gallus Bischof
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Research Group S TEP Substance Abuse Treatment, Epidemiology and Prevention, University of Lubeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lubeck, Germany
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 68:607-14. 2007
    ..The present study describes the development and evaluation of the Brief Alcohol Screening Instrument for medical Care (BASIC), using two independently drawn samples...
  92. doi request reprint Computer-tailored smoking cessation intervention in a general population setting in Germany: outcome of a randomized controlled trial
    Anja Schumann
    Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:371-9. 2008
    ..We conclude that the computer-tailored transtheoretical model-based smoking cessation intervention, as delivered in this study and in this special setting, was ineffective...
  93. ncbi request reprint Stability of subtypes of natural recovery from alcohol dependence after two years
    Gallus Bischof
    University of Lubeck, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Germany
    Addiction 102:904-8. 2007
    ..However, little is known about the trajectories of these groups. The aim of the present study is to analyse the stability of these three groups report on longer-term outcomes...
  94. ncbi request reprint Intention to change drinking behaviour in general practice patients with problematic drinking and comorbid depression or anxiety
    Janina Grothues
    Universitatsklinikum Schleswig Holstein, Campus Lubeck, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lubeck, Germany
    Alcohol Alcohol 40:394-400. 2005
    ..This paper examines the interaction of intention to change drinking behaviour with comorbid depression and anxiety in pro-actively recruited individuals with a range of drinking problems...
  95. ncbi request reprint Differences in help seeking rates after brief intervention for alcohol use disorders in general practice patients with and without comorbid anxiety or depressive disorders
    Janina M Grothues
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Research Group S TEP Substance Abuse Treatment, Epidemiology and Prevention, University of Lubeck, Lubeck, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 17:S74-7. 2008
    ..To examine, if the utilization of help for problematic drinking after brief intervention (BI) differs between general practice (GP) patients with and without comorbid depression or anxiety disorders...
  96. ncbi request reprint Clinical research for patient empowerment--a qualitative approach on the improvement of heart health promotion in chronic illness
    Christian Meyer
    Division of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Vascular Medicine, Europian Master in Health Promotion, University of Aachen, Medical Clinic I, Aachen, Germany
    Med Sci Monit 14:CR358-65. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether theory-based empowerment, using motivational interviewing, can be facilitated within clinical research in patients with severe chronic diseases...
  97. ncbi request reprint Stability of remission from alcohol dependence without formal help
    Hans Jurgen Rumpf
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Lubeck, Germany
    Alcohol Alcohol 41:311-4. 2006
    ..To determine the stability of remission from alcohol dependence without formal help...
  98. 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...
  99. ncbi request reprint Correlation effects in wave function mapping of molecular beam epitaxy grown quantum dots
    Giuseppe Maruccio
    Institute of Applied Physics, University of Hamburg, Jungiusstrasse 11, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
    Nano Lett 7:2701-6. 2007
    ..The results are explained in terms of many-body tunneling theory, by comparing measured maps with those calculated by taking correlation effects into account...
  100. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic and therapeutic implications of relationships between fasting, 2-hour postchallenge plasma glucose and hemoglobin a1c values
    Hans J Woerle
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1627-32. 2004
    ....
  101. doi request reprint Gender differences in the efficacy of brief interventions with a stepped care approach in general practice patients with alcohol-related disorders
    Susa Reinhardt
    Dept of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Luebeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Luebeck, Germany
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:334-40. 2008
    ..To analyse gender differences in the efficacy of stepped care brief interventions for general practice patients with alcohol problems...