Thomas Ostermann

Summary

Affiliation: University of Witten/Herdecke
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Educational intervention to improve physician reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in a primary care setting in complementary and alternative medicine
    Manuela Tabali
    Research Institute and Community Hospital Havelhoehe, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 9:274. 2009
  2. pmc Prescribing patterns in dementia: a multicentre observational study in a German network of CAM physicians
    Elke Jeschke
    Havelhoehe Research Institute, Kladower Damm 221, 14089 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Neurol 11:99. 2011
  3. pmc Home-based music therapy--a systematic overview of settings and conditions for an innovative service in healthcare
    Wolfgang Schmid
    The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases DZNE, Witten, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:291. 2010
  4. pmc General Practitioners' preferences and use of educational media: a German perspective
    Horst Christian Vollmar
    Institute of General Practice and Family Medicine, Witten Herdecke University, Alfred Herrhausen Str 50, 58448 Witten, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:31. 2009
  5. pmc Evaluation of prescribing patterns in a German network of CAM physicians for the treatment of patients with hypertension: a prospective observational study
    Elke Jeschke
    Havelhoehe Research Institute, Kladower Damm 221, 14089 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 10:78. 2009
  6. pmc A pilot study on the effects of a team building process on the perception of work environment in an integrative hospital for neurological rehabilitation
    Thomas Ostermann
    Centre of Integrative Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:10. 2010
  7. pmc Regression toward the mean--a detection method for unknown population mean based on Mee and Chua's algorithm
    Thomas Ostermann
    Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:52. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint [Mathematical-technical model of passive and active vibrations of the basilar membrane]
    T Ostermann
    Lehrstuhl für Medizintheorie, Universitat Witten Herdecke
    Biomed Tech (Berl) 47:14-9. 2002
  9. pmc Survival of cancer patients treated with mistletoe extract (Iscador): a systematic literature review
    Thomas Ostermann
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Cancer 9:451. 2009
  10. pmc The Herdecke Questionnaire on Quality of Life (HLQ): validation of factorial structure and development of a short form within a naturopathy treated in-patient collective
    Thomas Ostermann
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:40. 2005

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Publications44

  1. pmc Educational intervention to improve physician reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in a primary care setting in complementary and alternative medicine
    Manuela Tabali
    Research Institute and Community Hospital Havelhoehe, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 9:274. 2009
    ..Data on CAM-related ADRs, however, are sparse.Objective was to evaluate the impact of an educational intervention and monitoring programme designed to improve physician reporting of ADRs in a primary care setting...
  2. pmc Prescribing patterns in dementia: a multicentre observational study in a German network of CAM physicians
    Elke Jeschke
    Havelhoehe Research Institute, Kladower Damm 221, 14089 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Neurol 11:99. 2011
    ..This study aims to investigate dementia treatment strategies among physicians specialised in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by analysing prescribing patterns and comparing them to current treatment guidelines in Germany...
  3. pmc Home-based music therapy--a systematic overview of settings and conditions for an innovative service in healthcare
    Wolfgang Schmid
    The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases DZNE, Witten, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:291. 2010
    ..Music therapy has also moved into this field of healthcare service by providing home-based music therapy (HBMT) programs. This article reviews and summarizes the settings and conditions of HBMT for the first time...
  4. pmc General Practitioners' preferences and use of educational media: a German perspective
    Horst Christian Vollmar
    Institute of General Practice and Family Medicine, Witten Herdecke University, Alfred Herrhausen Str 50, 58448 Witten, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:31. 2009
    ..A survey was designed in order to gain a better understanding of German General Practitioners' preferences for different forms of educational media that will meet their CME needs...
  5. pmc Evaluation of prescribing patterns in a German network of CAM physicians for the treatment of patients with hypertension: a prospective observational study
    Elke Jeschke
    Havelhoehe Research Institute, Kladower Damm 221, 14089 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 10:78. 2009
    ....
  6. pmc A pilot study on the effects of a team building process on the perception of work environment in an integrative hospital for neurological rehabilitation
    Thomas Ostermann
    Centre of Integrative Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:10. 2010
    ..The team-building process consisted of didactic instruction and training in problem-solving, teambuilding and constructive conflict resolution...
  7. pmc Regression toward the mean--a detection method for unknown population mean based on Mee and Chua's algorithm
    Thomas Ostermann
    Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:52. 2008
    ..In uncontrolled studies such changes are likely to be interpreted as a real treatment effect...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Mathematical-technical model of passive and active vibrations of the basilar membrane]
    T Ostermann
    Lehrstuhl für Medizintheorie, Universitat Witten Herdecke
    Biomed Tech (Berl) 47:14-9. 2002
    ..The resulting application possibilities of this approach, for example, to electronic simulation of inner ear functions and speech processing systems, are discussed...
  9. pmc Survival of cancer patients treated with mistletoe extract (Iscador): a systematic literature review
    Thomas Ostermann
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Cancer 9:451. 2009
    ..In Europe, extracts from Viscum album (VA-E), the European white-berry mistletoe, are widely used to treat patients with cancer...
  10. pmc The Herdecke Questionnaire on Quality of Life (HLQ): validation of factorial structure and development of a short form within a naturopathy treated in-patient collective
    Thomas Ostermann
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:40. 2005
    ..The validation has been carried out in relation to other questionnaires including the SF-36 Health Survey, the Mood-Scale Bf-S, the Giessen Physical Complaints Questionnaire GBB-24 and McGill's Pain Perception Scale SES...
  11. ncbi request reprint Music therapy in the treatment of multiple sclerosis: a comprehensive literature review
    Thomas Ostermann
    University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, D 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Expert Rev Neurother 6:469-77. 2006
    ..The results of the studies as well as the case reports define a sufficient basis for further music therapeutical work as they show a variety of psychosocial and emotional benefits for MS patients...
  12. pmc Engagement of patients in religious and spiritual practices: confirmatory results with the SpREUK-P 1.1 questionnaire as a tool of quality of life research
    Arndt Bussing
    Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:53. 2005
    ..We deliberately avoided the intermingling of attitudes, convictions and practices, and thus addressed the distinct forms and frequencies of spiritual/religious practices in an additional manual, the SpREUK-P questionnaire...
  13. ncbi request reprint Relevance of religion and spirituality in German patients with chronic diseases
    Arndt Bussing
    Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    Int J Psychiatry Med 37:39-57. 2007
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  14. ncbi request reprint Search for meaningful support and the meaning of illness in German cancer patients
    Arndt Bussing
    Department of Applied Immunology, Community Hospital, Herdecke, Germany
    Anticancer Res 25:1449-55. 2005
    ..Spiritual needs are an essential component of holistic health care. Several studies have shown that religious involvement and spirituality are associated with better health outcome, coping skills and health-related quality of life...
  15. ncbi request reprint Usage of alternative medical systems, acupuncture, homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine, by older German adults
    Arndt Bussing
    Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping, Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao 9:847-56. 2011
    ..This study intended to analyze the usage of specific CAM practices among a population of older German adults with health insurance coverage...
  16. doi request reprint A systematic review and meta-analysis on the use of Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) for pain conditions in dental practice
    Christa Raak
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Homeopathy 101:204-10. 2012
    ..This systematic review overviews the literature on the use of St. John's Wort for pain conditions in homeopathic dental practice...
  17. pmc Fearful or functional--a cross-sectional survey of the concepts of childhood fever among German and Turkish mothers in Germany
    Thorsten Langer
    Institute of General Practice and Family Medicine, Witten Herdecke University, Witten, Germany
    BMC Pediatr 11:41. 2011
    ....
  18. pmc Role of religion and spirituality in medical patients: confirmatory results with the SpREUK questionnaire
    Arndt Bussing
    Krebsforschung Herdecke, Department of Applied Immunology and Cancer Service, Herdecke Community Hospital, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:10. 2005
    ..To raise these questions and to more precisely survey the basic attitudes of patients with severe diseases towards spirituality/religiosity (SpR) and their adjustment to their illness, we developed the SpREUK questionnaire...
  19. doi request reprint Adaptive coping strategies and attitudes toward health and healing in German homeopathy and acupuncture users
    Arndt Bussing
    Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    Explore (NY) 6:237-45. 2010
    ..Although acupuncture and homeopathy both have a theoretical background that refers to immaterial forces difficult to verify, they are nevertheless used and accepted as effective treatments by many individuals...
  20. doi request reprint Are spirituality and religiosity resources for patients with chronic pain conditions?
    Arndt Bussing
    University Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    Pain Med 10:327-39. 2009
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Attitudes and beliefs of paediatric oncologists regarding complementary and alternative therapies
    Alfred Längler
    Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Herdecke, Department of Adolescent and Paediatric Medicine, Centre for Integrative Paediatric Oncology, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 21:S10-9. 2013
    ..Younger doctors with shorter professional experience in paediatric oncology currently have a fundamentally more positive attitude towards CAM issues...
  22. pmc Adaptive coping strategies in patients with chronic pain conditions and their interpretation of disease
    Arndt Bussing
    Center for Integrative Medicine, University Witten Herdecke Germany, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:507. 2010
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Spirituality, religiosity, and dealing with illness in Arabic and German patients
    Arndt Bussing
    Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, Herdecke 58313, Germany
    Saudi Med J 28:933-42. 2007
    ..To investigate the impact of spirituality and religiosity (SpR) in Arabic patients with a Muslim background as compared to patients from Western Germany...
  24. pmc Usage and appraisal of educational media by homeopathic therapists - a cross sectional survey
    Max Escher
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Witten Herdecke University, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313, Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:95. 2012
    ..However, little is known about homeopaths' preferences in using educational media and their requirements of this topic...
  25. ncbi request reprint Retrolective studies on the survival of cancer patients treated with mistletoe extracts: a meta-analysis
    Thomas Ostermann
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Department of Health, Witten Herdecke University, Herdecke, Germany
    Explore (NY) 8:277-81. 2012
    ..In this respect, retrolective studies have been applied to examine the therapeutic potential of adjuvant mistletoe treatment...
  26. doi request reprint Effects of yoga interventions on pain and pain-associated disability: a meta-analysis
    Arndt Bussing
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    J Pain 13:1-9. 2012
    ..Moreover, there are hints that even short-term interventions might be effective. Nevertheless, large-scale further studies have to identify which patients may benefit from the respective interventions...
  27. pmc Eurythmy Therapy in clinical studies: a systematic literature review
    Arndt Bussing
    Chair of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58239 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:8. 2008
    ..EYT can be described as a movement therapy in which speech movements are transposed into exercises which address the patient's capability to soul expression and strengthen his salutogenetic resources...
  28. doi request reprint Health economic evaluation in complementary medicine: development within the last decades concerning local origin and quality
    Thomas Ostermann
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Witten Herdecke University, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 19:289-302. 2011
    ..This evaluation investigates characteristics of health economics evaluations in CAM. Particular emphasis is paid to differences regarding continental origin and time of publication of investigations...
  29. ncbi request reprint Reliance on God's help, depression and fatigue in female cancer patients
    Arndt Bussing
    University Witten Herdecke, Germany
    Int J Psychiatry Med 38:357-72. 2008
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint [Primary care physicians, internet and educational media. Preferences, usages and appraisal in a 6-year comparison]
    Horst Christian Vollmar
    Institut für Allgemeinmedizin und Familienmedizin, Universitat Witten Herdecke, Witten
    Med Klin (Munich) 103:425-32. 2008
    ..The actual results were compared with data from a survey with the same physicians conducted in 2001 to identify a change in their preferred learning media...
  31. pmc The oil-dispersion bath in anthroposophic medicine--an integrative review
    Arndt Bussing
    Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58239 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:61. 2008
    ..The oil-covered droplets empty into a tub, where the patient immerses for 15-30 minutes. We review the current literature on oil-dispersion baths...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effects of rhythmic embrocation therapy with solum oil in chronic pain patients: a prospective observational study
    Thomas Ostermann
    Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten, Germany
    Clin J Pain 24:237-43. 2008
    ..The present study evaluates the therapeutic effects of rhythmic embrocation with a lavender/peat extract [Solum Oil (German: Solum Ol)]...
  33. doi request reprint Attitudes towards the eradication of measles and CAM orientation of general physicians. Is there a direct link? A decision tree analysis
    Thomas Ostermann
    Institute for Integrative Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 20:369-75. 2013
    ..We intended to identify prognostic factors for positive/negative attitudes in a survey of German GPs...
  34. pmc Effects of yoga interventions on fatigue: a meta-analysis
    Katja Boehm
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, 58239 Herdecke, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:124703. 2012
    ..According to the GRADE recommendations assessing the overall quality of evidence, there is a moderate effect of the confidence placed in the estimates of the effects discussed here...
  35. pmc Development of Specific Aspects of Spirituality during a 6-Month Intensive Yoga Practice
    Arndt Bussing
    Center of Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten Herdecke University, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:981523. 2012
    ..e., conscious interactions/compassion, and mindfulness)...
  36. doi request reprint An overview of 45 published database resources for complementary and alternative medicine
    Katja Boehm
    Center of Integrative Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Health Info Libr J 27:93-105. 2010
    ..One specific type of online information retrieval systems, namely the database, is being reviewed in this article...
  37. ncbi request reprint Auditive stimulation therapy as an intervention in subacute and chronic tinnitus: a prospective observational study
    Martin Kusatz
    Tinnitus Therapy Center, Krefeld and Dusseldorf, University of Witten Herdecke, Germany
    Int Tinnitus J 11:163-9. 2005
    ..This study demonstrated that music therapy is an effective integrated treatment approach and offers a way to make progress in tinnitus treatment...
  38. pmc Linguistic processing and classification of semi structured bibliographic data on complementary medicine
    Thomas Ostermann
    Chair of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Cancer Inform 7:159-69. 2009
    ..cambase.de). We give examples on its use, describe the underlying algorithms and present recent statistics for search terms related to complementary therapies in oncology...
  39. pmc The effects of integrative in-patient treatment on patients' quality of life: a meta-analysis
    Thomas Ostermann
    Center of Integrative Medicine, Witten Herdecke University, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013:416510. 2013
    ..8%, P < 0.001, resp.; I(2) = 86.7%, P < 0.001). Discussion. This meta-analysis might help to rediscover the importance of integrative in-patient treatment for patients, physicians, and stakeholders...
  40. pmc Cost Analysis of Integrative Inpatient Treatment Based on DRG Data: The Example of Anthroposophic Medicine
    Jürgen Heinz
    Öschelbronn Clinic, Center for Integrative Medicine, Am Eichhof 30, 75223 Niefern Oschelbronn, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013:748932. 2013
    ..Due to the heterogeneity of the patient population, an additional payment should be negotiated individually...
  41. ncbi request reprint Appraisal of childhood fever by German and Turkish mothers in Germany--results of a pilot study
    Thorsten Langer
    Institute of General Practice and Family Medicine, Witten Herdecke University, Witten, Germany
    Turk J Pediatr 52:471-80. 2010
    ..However, a larger sample is required to adjust for educational and socioeconomic status...
  42. ncbi request reprint [Prescribing practices in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections in anthroposophic medicine]
    Elke Jeschke
    Forschungsinstitut Havelhöhe FIH am Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe, Berlin, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 14:207-15. 2007
    ..This study investigates the prescribing practices of medical doctors specialized in anthroposophic medicine in the treatment of URTI with a special focus on the prescription of antibiotics, complications, recurrence rates and costs...
  43. ncbi request reprint [CAMbase--the realisation of an XML-based bibliographical database system for complementary and alternative medicine]
    Thomas Ostermann
    Lehrstuhl für Medizintheorie und Komplementärmedizin, Fakultät für Medizin, Universitat Witten Herdecke
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 98:501-7. 2004
    ..The database can be accessed online and is free of charge or additional costs at www.cambase.de...