Thomas Rosemann

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Affiliation: University of Heidelberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Case management for the treatment of patients with major depression in general practices--rationale, design and conduct of a cluster randomized controlled trial--PRoMPT (PRimary care Monitoring for depressive Patient's Trial) [ISRCTN66386086]--study proto
    Jochen Gensichen
    Institute for General Practice, Chronic Care and Health Services Research, University of Frankfurt, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt a M, Germany
    BMC Public Health 5:101. 2005
  2. ncbi Osteoarthritis of the knee and hip: a comparison of factors associated with physical activity
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115, Heidelberg, Germany
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1811-7. 2007
  3. ncbi The impact of concomitant depression on quality of life and health service utilisation in patients with osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Vossstr 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Rheumatol Int 27:859-63. 2007
  4. pmc Osteoarthritis and functional disability: results of a cross sectional study among primary care patients in Germany
    Thomas Rosemann
    University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:79. 2007
  5. ncbi Evaluation of a culturally adapted German version of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC 5A) questionnaire in a sample of osteoarthritis patients
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:806-13. 2007
  6. ncbi Predictors of depression in a sample of 1,021 primary care patients with osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Arthritis Rheum 57:415-22. 2007
  7. ncbi [The management of osteoarthritis by general practitioners in Germany: comparison of self-reported behaviour with international guidelines]
    T Rosemann
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Deutschland
    Orthopade 37:69-74. 2008
  8. pmc Association between obesity, quality of life, physical activity and health service utilization in primary care patients with osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice, University of Zurich, Ramistr, 100, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:4. 2008
  9. ncbi Pain and osteoarthritis in primary care: factors associated with pain perception in a sample of 1,021 patients
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Pain Med 9:903-10. 2008
  10. ncbi The Chronic Care Model: congruency and predictors among primary care patients with osteoarthritis
    T Rosemann
    Department of General Practice, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:442-6. 2008

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  1. pmc Case management for the treatment of patients with major depression in general practices--rationale, design and conduct of a cluster randomized controlled trial--PRoMPT (PRimary care Monitoring for depressive Patient's Trial) [ISRCTN66386086]--study proto
    Jochen Gensichen
    Institute for General Practice, Chronic Care and Health Services Research, University of Frankfurt, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt a M, Germany
    BMC Public Health 5:101. 2005
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  2. ncbi Osteoarthritis of the knee and hip: a comparison of factors associated with physical activity
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115, Heidelberg, Germany
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1811-7. 2007
    ..Our results may help to tailor future interventions more appropriately. Further research is needed to determine whether these tailored interventions will result in increased PA...
  3. ncbi The impact of concomitant depression on quality of life and health service utilisation in patients with osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Vossstr 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Rheumatol Int 27:859-63. 2007
    ..This results in increased health service utilisation. Appropriate treatment of depression would appear not only to increase QoL but also to lower costs by decreasing health service utilisation...
  4. pmc Osteoarthritis and functional disability: results of a cross sectional study among primary care patients in Germany
    Thomas Rosemann
    University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:79. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to determine factors associated with functional disability in patients with OA...
  5. ncbi Evaluation of a culturally adapted German version of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC 5A) questionnaire in a sample of osteoarthritis patients
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:806-13. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the validity of a translated and culturally adapted version of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC 5A) questionnaire among osteoarthritis (OA) patients...
  6. ncbi Predictors of depression in a sample of 1,021 primary care patients with osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Arthritis Rheum 57:415-22. 2007
    ..The goal of the present study was to assess the prevalence and severity of depression in a large sample of patients with OA and to reveal predictors of depression...
  7. ncbi [The management of osteoarthritis by general practitioners in Germany: comparison of self-reported behaviour with international guidelines]
    T Rosemann
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Deutschland
    Orthopade 37:69-74. 2008
    ..The care provider of most patients is the general practitioner (GP). The aim of the study was to investigate the approaches in diagnosing and treating OA of German GPs and to assess adherence to international guidelines...
  8. pmc Association between obesity, quality of life, physical activity and health service utilization in primary care patients with osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice, University of Zurich, Ramistr, 100, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:4. 2008
    ..To assess the association of obesity with quality of life, health service utilization and physical activity in a large sample of primary care patients with osteoarthritis (OA)...
  9. ncbi Pain and osteoarthritis in primary care: factors associated with pain perception in a sample of 1,021 patients
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Pain Med 9:903-10. 2008
    ..Therefore, the aim of the study was to determine factors associated with pain intensity in a large sample of OA patients in primary care...
  10. ncbi The Chronic Care Model: congruency and predictors among primary care patients with osteoarthritis
    T Rosemann
    Department of General Practice, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:442-6. 2008
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  11. pmc Health service utilization patterns of primary care patients with osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research Vosstr, 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:169. 2007
    ..To assess factors associated with visits to GPs, orthopaedists, and non-physician practitioners of complementary medicine (alternative practitioners) by primary care patients with osteoarthritis (OA)...
  12. pmc Gender disparities in diabetes and coronary heart disease medication among patients with type 2 diabetes: results from the DIANA study
    Heike U Krämer
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 581, D 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:88. 2012
    ..Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common long-term complications in people with type 2 diabetes. We analyzed whether or not gender differences exist in diabetes and CHD medication among people with type 2 diabetes...
  13. pmc The care of patients with subthreshold depression in primary care: is it all that bad? A qualitative study on the views of general practitioners and patients
    Matthias Backenstrass
    Centre for Psychosocial Medicine, Clinic of General Adult Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg, Vossstr, 4, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:190. 2007
    ....
  14. pmc Characteristics of poorly controlled Type 2 diabetes patients in Swiss primary care
    Anja Frei
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:70. 2012
    ..We aimed to characterise Type 2 diabetes patients from Swiss primary care who miss HbA1c treatment goals and to reveal factors associated with the poorly controlled HbA1c level...
  15. pmc Additional impact of concomitant hypertension and osteoarthritis on quality of life among patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care in Germany - a cross-sectional survey
    Antje Miksch
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:19. 2009
    ..The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to assess the impact of additional comorbidities on quality of life within a large sample of patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care...
  16. doi Sex difference in open-water ultra-swim performance in the longest freshwater lake swim in Europe
    Evelyn Eichenberger
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Strength Cond Res 27:1362-9. 2013
    ..Anthropometric and physiological characteristics such as skeletal muscle mass and thermoregulation need additional investigations in female and male open-water ultra-swimmers...
  17. doi Gender difference and age-related changes in performance at the long-distance duathlon
    Christoph A Rüst
    Institute of General Practice and for Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Strength Cond Res 27:293-301. 2013
    ..Athletes and coaches can use these findings to plan the career in long-distance duathletes with the age of peak performance between 25 and 39 years for both women and men...
  18. doi Uncontrolled arterial hypertension in primary care--patient characteristics and associated factors
    Corinne Chmiel
    Division of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Zurich and Institute of General Practice, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 142:w13693. 2012
    ..Most patients with arterial hypertension are treated in primary care. The objective is to assess characteristics of patients with uncontrolled arterial hypertension and its associated determinants in Swiss primary care...
  19. ncbi Comparison between recreational male Ironman triathletes and marathon runners
    Daniele Gianoli
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Percept Mot Skills 115:283-99. 2012
    ..Future studies should compare Olympic distance triathletes and road cyclists with Ironman triathletes...
  20. pmc Co- and multimorbidity patterns in primary care based on episodes of care: results from the German CONTENT project
    Gunter Laux
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:14. 2008
    ..The study aims to describe co- and multimorbidity as well as health care utilization based on episodes of care for the study population of the first participating general practices...
  21. pmc Problems and needs for improving primary care of osteoarthritis patients: the views of patients, general practitioners and practice nurses
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Vossstr, 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:48. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to identify health care needs of patients with OA and to reveal possible obstacles for improvements in primary care management of OA patients...
  22. doi No gender difference in peak performance in ultra-endurance swimming performance - analysis of the 'Zurich 12-h Swim' from 1996 to 2010
    Evelyn Eichenberger
    Institute of General Practice and for Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Chin J Physiol 55:346-51. 2012
    ..Further studies are needed to investigate whether females are able to achieve similar or even better performances than males in openwater ultra-swimming events such as 'Channel Swimming'...
  23. pmc Age- and gender-related prevalence of multimorbidity in primary care: the Swiss FIRE project
    Alessandro Rizza
    Division of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Raemistrasse 100, Zurich, CH 8091, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 13:113. 2012
    ..We explored the age- and gender-related prevalence of multimorbidity and compared these estimates to the prevalence estimates of other common specific diseases found in Swiss primary care...
  24. ncbi Similarities and differences in anthropometry and training between recreational male 100-km ultra-marathoners and marathoners
    Christoph Alexander Rüst
    Institute of General Practice and for Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Sports Sci 30:1249-57. 2012
    ..Moreover, marathoners rely more on speed in running during training whereas ultra-marathoners rely on volume in running training...
  25. pmc Case management in oncology rehabilitation (CAMON): the effect of case management on the quality of life in patients with cancer after one year of ambulant rehabilitation. a study protocol for a randomized controlled clinical trial in oncology rehabilitat
    Irene Bachmann-Mettler
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Trials 12:103. 2011
    ..We present a study protocol to investigate the efficacy of a case management in patients following oncology rehabilitation after cancer treatment...
  26. pmc Comparison of AIMS2-SF, WOMAC, x-ray and a global physician assessment in order to approach quality of life in patients suffering from osteoarthritis
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:6. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to reveal possible factors which mainly influence general practitioners (GPs) assessment of patients' QoL...
  27. pmc How can the practice nurse be more involved in the care of the chronically ill? The perspectives of GPs, patients and practice nurses
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 7:14. 2006
    ....
  28. ncbi Sex differences in ultra-triathlon performance at increasing race distance
    Christoph Alexander Rüst
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Percept Mot Skills 116:690-706. 2013
    ..Physiological (e.g., maximum oxygen uptake) and anthropometric characteristics (e.g., skeletal muscle mass) may set biological limits for women...
  29. doi Higher prevalence of exercise-associated hyponatremia in female than in male open-water ultra-endurance swimmers: the 'Marathon-Swim' in Lake Zurich
    Sandra Wagner
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 112:1095-106. 2012
    ..Sodium intake showed no association with either the changes in plasma [Na(+)] or post-race plasma [Na(+)]. We concluded that the prevalence of EAH was greater in female than in male open-water ultra-endurance swimmers...
  30. pmc The Chronic CARe for diAbeTes study (CARAT): a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Anja Frei
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 9:23. 2010
    ..However, most of these findings have been performed in settings different from the Swiss health care system which is dominated by single handed practices...
  31. ncbi Case management of arthritis patients in primary care: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Thomas Rosemann
    University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1390-7. 2007
    ....
  32. doi Satisfaction of osteoarthritis patients with provided care is not related to the disease-specific quality of life
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:486-91. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to assess current satisfaction of patients and reveal possible disease and quality of life related predictors...
  33. pmc Walk-ins seeking treatment at an emergency department or general practitioner out-of-hours service: a cross-sectional comparison
    Corinne Chmiel
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:94. 2011
    ....
  34. pmc Rationale, design and conduct of a comprehensive evaluation of a primary care based intervention to improve the quality of life of osteoarthritis patients. The PraxArt-project: a cluster randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN87252339]
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 5:77. 2005
    ..But it remains unclear if these comprehensive evidence based approaches can improve patients' quality of life if they are provided in a primary care setting...
  35. doi Age and gender interactions in short distance triathlon performance
    Franziska Etter
    Institute of General Practice and for Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Sports Sci 31:996-1006. 2013
    ..Future investigations should compare gender difference in performance for different endurance events across age to confirm a possible effect of exercise duration on gender difference with advancing age...
  36. doi Diagnostic competence of Swiss general practitioners in skin cancer
    Nina Badertscher
    Institute for General Practice, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 143:w13834. 2013
    ..The aim of our study was to assess GPs' competence to diagnose skin cancer and to examine whether this can be improved by a one-day dermatologic education programme...
  37. doi The age-related performance decline in ultraendurance mountain biking
    Samuel Haupt
    Institute of General Practice and for Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Res Sports Med 21:146-58. 2013
    ..01) faster compared with the race time of older age groups. The age-related decline in performance in endurance mountain bikers in the "Swiss Bike Masters" appears to start earlier compared with other ultraendurance sports...
  38. ncbi Estimation bias: body mass and body height in endurance athletes
    Beat Knechtle
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Percept Mot Skills 115:833-44. 2012
    ..The differences between measured and estimated body mass, height, and BMI were within the range of normal daily variation, and for body height even within the precision of the measurement (0.5 cm)...
  39. doi The German version of the Assessment of Chronic Illness Care: instrument translation and cultural adaptation
    Claudia Steurer-Stey
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:1-4. 2012
    ..To drive quality improvement programmes, it is necessary to have practical assessment tools in the country's own language to evaluate the delivery of CCM activities...
  40. doi Body mass change and ultraendurance performance: a decrease in body mass is associated with an increased running speed in male 100-km ultramarathoners
    Christoph A Rüst
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Strength Cond Res 26:1505-16. 2012
    ..For practical applications, a loss in body mass during a 100-km ultramarathon was associated with a faster running speed...
  41. ncbi Body composition and hydration status changes in male and female open-water swimmers during an ultra-endurance event
    Tim Weitkunat
    Institute of General Practice and for Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Sports Sci 30:1003-13. 2012
    ..To summarise, changes in body composition and hydration status are different in male compared to female open-water ultra-endurance swimmers...
  42. pmc Validation and cultural adaptation of a German version of the Physicians' Reactions to Uncertainty scales
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Medical Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:81. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the validity of a translated and culturally adapted version of the Physicians' Reaction to Uncertainty scales (PRU) in primary care physicians...
  43. pmc The role of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Germany - a focus group study of GPs
    Stefanie Joos
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:127. 2008
    ..Furthermore, experiences of GPs integrating CAM in their daily practice were explored...
  44. pmc Physicians perceived usefulness of high-cost diagnostic imaging studies: results of a referral study in a German medical quality network
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg
    BMC Fam Pract 6:22. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the physicians' perceived usefulness of high-cost diagnostic imaging in patients with different clinical conditions...
  45. pmc Placebo interventions in practice: a questionnaire survey on the attitudes of patients and physicians
    Margrit Fässler
    Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Gen Pract 61:101-7. 2011
    ..Few studies have investigated whether patients and physicians differ in their attitudes regarding placebo interventions in medical practice...
  46. pmc Does a colour-coded blood pressure diary improve blood pressure control for patients in general practice: the CoCo trial
    Claudia Steurer-Stey
    Institute for General Practice, University of Zurich, Sonneggstrasse 6, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Trials 11:38. 2010
    ..Only a few studies have investigated whether adherence to HBPM can be improved through simple measures resulting also in better blood pressure control...
  47. doi Factors associated with physical activity of patients with osteoarthritis of the lower limb
    Thomas Rosemann
    University Hospital of Heidelberg, Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Vossstr Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:288-93. 2008
    ..To know about factors associated with PA can increase the success of interventions aiming at increasing PA. The aim of the study was to determine predictors of PA in patients suffering from OA to the hip or to the knee...
  48. ncbi German diabetes disease management programs are appropriate for restructuring care according to the chronic care model: an evaluation with the patient assessment of chronic illness care instrument
    Joachim Szecsenyi
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Vosstrasse 2, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Diabetes Care 31:1150-4. 2008
    ..We examined differences as perceived and experienced by patients with type 2 diabetes between those enrolled in a DMP compared with patients receiving usual care in two federal states of Germany...
  49. ncbi Comparison of training and anthropometric characteristics between recreational male half-marathoners and marathoners
    Teresa Zillmann
    Institute for General Practice and for Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Chin J Physiol 56:138-46. 2013
    ..Both groups of athletes seemed to profit from low body fat and a high running speed during training for fast race times...
  50. pmc Analysis of performance and age of the fastest 100-mile ultra-marathoners worldwide
    Christoph Alexander Rüst
    University of Zurich, Institute of General Practice and for Health Services Research, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clinics (Sao Paulo) 68:605-11. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the changes in running performance and the age of peak running performance of the best 100-mile ultra-marathoners worldwide...
  51. ncbi Men cross America faster than women--the "Race Across America" from 1982 to 2012
    Christoph Alexander Rüst
    Inst of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Sports Physiol Perform 8:611-7. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the sex difference in the longest ultra-cycling race in the world, the Race Across America (RAAM)...
  52. ncbi Best performances by men and women open-water swimmers during the 'English Channel Swim' from 1900 to 2010
    Evelyn Eichenberger
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Sports Sci 30:1295-301. 2012
    ..Further studies investigating anthropometrical and physiological characteristics of open-water ultra-swimmers are needed to compare men's and women's open-water ultra-swim performances...
  53. doi No case of exercise-associated hyponatraemia in top male ultra-endurance cyclists: the 'Swiss Cycling Marathon'
    Christoph Alexander Rüst
    Institute of General Practice and for Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 112:689-97. 2012
    ..Future studies regarding drinking behaviour in different ultra-endurance disciplines might give insights into why the prevalence of EAH is different in the different disciplines...
  54. doi No case of exercise-associated hyponatremia in male ultra-endurance mountain bikers in the 'Swiss Bike Masters'
    Beat Knechtle
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Chin J Physiol 54:379-84. 2011
    ..40, P < 0.01). Ad libitum fluid intake showed no case of EAH in a single-stage mountain bike ultra-marathon. In contrast to previous findings, the faster athletes drank more than the slower ones...
  55. pmc ELSID-Diabetes study-evaluation of a large scale implementation of disease management programmes for patients with type 2 diabetes. Rationale, design and conduct--a study protocol [ISRCTN08471887]
    Stefanie Joos
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Vossstr 2, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 5:99. 2005
    ..The aim of the study is to assess the effectiveness of DMP by example of type 2 diabetes in the primary care setting of two German federal states (Rheinland-Pfalz and Sachsen-Anhalt)...
  56. pmc Use of complementary and alternative medicine in Germany - a survey of patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Stefanie Joos
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 6:19. 2006
    ..Previous studies have suggested an increasing use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aim of our study was to evaluate the use of CAM in German patients with IBD...
  57. ncbi [Antihypertensive pharmacotherapy of patients in primary care with either a statutory or private health insurance]
    Gunter Laux
    Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Med Klin (Munich) 104:108-13. 2009
    ..Within this article, the antihypertensive treatment of insurants of the statutory health insurance and the private health insurance is compared with regard to the medical treatment and associated costs...
  58. doi Utilisation of information technologies in ambulatory care in Switzerland
    Thomas Rosemann
    Institute of Primary Care and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 140:w13088. 2010
    ..IT enables easy storage, communication and decision support and can provide important tools in the care of chronically ill patients in the form of a reminder system...
  59. pmc Referrals from general practice to consultants in Germany: if the GP is the initiator, patients' experiences are more positive
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:5. 2006
    ..An additional objective was to examine the impact of purpose regarding the referral and of the referrer on the experiences of GPs and patients...
  60. ncbi Diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndrome in an outpatient setting: good guideline adherence in Swiss primary care
    Ryan Tandjung
    Research Associate Assistant Professor Professor, Director, Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Research Associate, Health Care Ministry of the Canton of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Eval Clin Pract 19:819-24. 2013
    ..We wanted to observe actual infrastructure and performance based on case vignettes in outpatient general practitioners (GPs) and cardiologists (CAs); as a second outcome, we wanted to compare GPs to CAs...
  61. pmc Substitution of physicians by nurses in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Nahara Anani Martînez-Gonzâlez
    Institute of Primary Care, University Hospital Zurich, Pestalozzistrasse 24, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:214. 2014
    ..We examined the evidence on the clinical effectiveness and care costs of physician-nurse substitution in primary care...
  62. doi Career after successful medical board examination in general practice--a cross-sectional survey
    Ryan Tandjung
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 143:w13839. 2013
    ..Furthermore, we recorded when GPs chose general practice as a career, as well as potential barriers to and facilitators of their decision...
  63. pmc Effectiveness of a supportive telephone counseling intervention in type 2 diabetes patients: randomized controlled study
    Ute Mons
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e77954. 2013
    ..5%) in a primary care setting...
  64. pmc Assessment of Chronic Illness Care with the German version of the ACIC in different primary care settings in Switzerland
    Claudia Steurer-Stey
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, University Hospital of Zurich, Sonneggstrasse 6, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:122. 2010
    ..In Switzerland the extent to which patients with chronic illnesses receive care congruent with the Chronic Care Model (CCM) is unknown...
  65. pmc Ad libitum fluid intake leads to no leg swelling in male Ironman triathletes - an observational field study
    Michael Meyer
    Institute of Primary Care and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Int Soc Sports Nutr 9:40. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  66. doi A comparison of anthropometric and training characteristics among recreational male ironman triathletes and ultra-endurance cyclists
    Christoph Alexander Rüst
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Chin J Physiol 55:114-24. 2012
    ..For the ultra-cyclists, percent body fat (P = 0.04) was related to race time. We concluded that anthropometry and training of Ironman triathletes were different when compared to ultra-endurance cyclists."..
  67. doi Fluid intake and changes in limb volumes in male ultra-marathoners: does fluid overload lead to peripheral oedema?
    Alexia Bracher
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 112:991-1003. 2012
    ..To conclude, fluid intake was related to the changes in limb volumes, where athletes with an increased fluid intake developed an increase in limb volumes...
  68. pmc The chronic care for age-related macular degeneration study (CHARMED): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Anja Frei
    University of Zurich, Pestalozzistrasse 24, Zurich, Switzerland
    Trials 12:221. 2011
    ..The Chronic Care Model represents an evidence-based framework for the care of chronically ill patients and aims at closing that gap. However, no data are available regarding patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration...
  69. ncbi Use of a patient information leaflet to influence patient decisions regarding mode of administration of NSAID medications in case of acute low back pain
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur Spine J 15:1737-41. 2006
    ..The results should help to reduce physicians' fear of losing patients when not following their demand for i.m. injections and therefore enable a safer pain treatment...
  70. pmc The use of pure and impure placebo interventions in primary care - a qualitative approach
    Rahel Fent
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Pestalozzistrasse 24, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 12:11. 2011
    ..g. sugar pills) and impure placebos (substances with pharmacological effect but not on the condition being treated, e.g. antibiotics in viral infections or vitamins)...
  71. doi Attitudes, barriers and facilitators for health promotion in the elderly in primary care. A qualitative focus group study
    Nina Badertscher
    Institute of General Practice, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 142:w13606. 2012
    ..Nevertheless, evidence suggests a lack of health promotion by GPs, especially in this age group. The aim of our study was to assess self-perceived attitudes, barriers and facilitators of GPs to provide health promotion in the elderly...
  72. ncbi Gender differences in healthcare utilization of patients with diabetes
    Heike U Krämer
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Manag Care 18:362-9. 2012
    ..To examine gender differences in healthcare utilization including outpatient and inpatient medical care for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), despite participation in T2DM-specific disease management programs (DMP-DM)...
  73. doi Effects of cost sharing on seeking outpatient care: a propensity-matched study in Germany and Switzerland
    Carola A Huber
    Head of Department, Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:781-7. 2012
    ..Furthermore, we assessed the impact of cost sharing depending on socio-demographic factors as well as health status...
  74. pmc The health care setting rather than medical speciality impacts on physicians adherence to guideline-conform anticoagulation in outpatients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: a cross sectional survey
    Bernhard Gerber
    Clinic of Haematology, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zuerich, Switzerland
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:12. 2012
    ..Based on the clinical observation, that the initiation of OAC for NVAF varies considerably in daily practice, we aimed to assess the current practice in Switzerland...
  75. ncbi The CONTENT project: a problem-oriented, episode-based electronic patient record in primary care
    Gunter Laux
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Inform Prim Care 13:249-55. 2005
    ..Aside from maintaining a morbidity registry, within the CONTENT framework various prospective and retrospective studies on particular epidemiological and health economic research topics will be conducted...
  76. pmc General practitioners' attitudes towards research in primary care: qualitative results of a cross sectional study
    Thomas Rosemann
    Department, of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 5:31. 2004
    ..The results should enable a more successful approach to GPs in further studies...
  77. pmc The importance of social support for people with type 2 diabetes - a qualitative study with general practitioners, practice nurses and patients
    Katja Goetz
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosoc Med 9:Doc02. 2012
    ..However there is a need for an increased awareness by general practitioners and practice nurses about the influence social support could have on the individual's diabetes management...
  78. pmc Participation and Performance Trends in Triple Iron Ultra-triathlon - a Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Data Analysis
    Christoph Alexander Rüst
    Institute of General Practice and for Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Asian J Sports Med 3:145-52. 2012
    ..4 km swimming, 540 km cycling and 126.6 km running) across years from 1988 to 2011...
  79. doi "Personal best times in an olympic distance triathlon and a marathon predict an ironman race time for recreational female triathletes"
    Christoph Alexander Rüst
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Chin J Physiol 55:156-62. 2012
    ..53, n = 28): Race time (min) = 186.3 + 1.595 × (personal best time in an Olympic distance triathlon, min) + 1.318 × (personal best time in a marathon, min) for recreational female Ironman triathletes."..
  80. pmc Obesity management and continuing medical education in primary care: results of a Swiss survey
    Carola A Huber
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 12:140. 2011
    ..General practitioners (GPs) play a central role in managing obesity. We aimed to examine Swiss GPs self-reported practice in diagnosis and treatment of obesity with a special focus on the performance of waist measurement...
  81. doi Prevalence of exercise-associated hyponatremia in male ultraendurance athletes
    Beat Knechtle
    Gesundheitszentrum St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin J Sport Med 21:226-32. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of EAH in male ultraendurance athletes in other disciplines, such as ultraswimming, ultracycling, and ultramarathon running...
  82. pmc Screening and prevention in Swiss primary care: a systematic review
    David Eisner
    Institute for General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Gen Med 4:853-70. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to review all studies with a focus on prevention services which have been conducted in Switzerland and to reveal barriers and facilitators for physicians to participate in any preventive measures...
  83. pmc minSKIN does a multifaceted intervention improve the competence in the diagnosis of skin cancer by general practitioners? Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Nina Badertscher
    Institute for General Practice, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Trials 12:165. 2011
    ..Nonmelanoma skin cancer is more frequent as melanoma; it is seldom lethal but can disfigure patients in advanced stages. General practitioners (GPs) are often faced with suspicious skin lesions of their patients...
  84. doi Higher prevalence of exercise-associated hyponatremia in triple iron ultra-triathletes than reported for ironman triathletes
    Christoph Alexander Rüst
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Chin J Physiol 55:147-55. 2012
    ..The prevalence of EAH was higher in these Triple Iron ultra-triathletes compared to existing reports on Ironman triathletes. Body fluid homeostasis remained stable in these ultra-triathletes although body mass decreased."..
  85. pmc An increased fluid intake leads to feet swelling in 100-km ultra-marathoners - an observational field study
    Caroline Cejka
    Institute of General Practice and for Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Int Soc Sports Nutr 9:11. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  86. pmc Atrophy of the brachialis muscle after a displaced clavicle fracture in an Ironman triathlete: case report
    Christoph Alexander Rüst
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Pestalozzistrasse 24, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Brachial Plex Peripher Nerve Inj 6:7. 2011
    ..The atrophy occurred following a displaced midshaft clavicle fracture acquiring while falling off his bike after hitting a duck during a competition...
  87. doi Determinants of successful chronic hepatitis C case finding among patients receiving opioid maintenance treatment in a primary care setting
    Oliver Senn
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Ramistrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
    Addiction 104:2033-8. 2009
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  88. doi Out-of-hours demand in primary care: frequency, mode of contact and reasons for encounter in Switzerland
    Carola A Huber
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Eval Clin Pract 17:174-9. 2011
    ..To investigate the demand for traditional out-of-hours general practitioner (GP) emergency care in Switzerland including GPs' satisfaction and reasons for encounter (RFE)...
  89. doi Pacing Strategy and Change in Body Composition during a Deca Iron Triathlon
    Lutz Herbst
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Chin J Physiol 54:255-63. 2011
    ..To conclude, athletes need to have a high number of previously completed Triple Iron triathlons, as well as a fast personal best time in a Triple Iron triathlon, in order to finish a Deca Iron triathlon successfully...
  90. pmc Gaps in continuity of care at the interface between primary care and specialized care: general practitioners' experiences and expectations
    Ryan Tandjung
    Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Gen Med 4:773-8. 2011
    ..Consequently, the aim of this study was to assess general practitioners' (GPs) experiences of cooperation with a university hospital, as well as their needs and obvious barriers regarding an optimized information flow...
  91. pmc How do family physicians communicate about cardiovascular risk? Frequencies and determinants of different communication formats
    Stefan Neuner-Jehle
    Institute of General Medicine and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 12:15. 2011
    ..g. graphs) compared to verbal qualifiers only. How frequently different communication formats are used in clinical primary care settings is unknown...
  92. pmc Leg skinfold thicknesses and race performance in male 24-hour ultra-marathoners
    Beat Knechtle
    Gesundheitszentrum St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland B Knechtle, P Knechtle and Institute of General Practice and for Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland B Knechtle, C A Rüst, T Rosemann
    Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 24:110-4. 2011
    ..In conclusion, in contrast to runners up to distances of 50 km, skinfold thicknesses of the lower limbs were not related to race performance in 24-hour ultra-marathoners...
  93. doi Finishers and nonfinishers in the 'Swiss Cycling Marathon ' to qualify for the 'Race Across America '
    Beat Knechtle
    Gesundheitszentrum St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    J Strength Cond Res 25:3257-63. 2011
    ..The key to a successful finish in an ultraendurance cycling race such as the 'Swiss Cycling Marathon' seems a high speed in training and an appropriate nutrition during the race...
  94. pmc Use of placebo interventions among Swiss primary care providers
    Margrit Fässler
    Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:144. 2009
    ..We aimed to investigate to what extent and in which way Swiss primary care providers use placebo interventions. Furthermore we explored their ideas about the ethical and legal issues involved...
  95. pmc The Patients Assessment Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) questionnaire in The Netherlands: a validation study in rural general practice
    Michel Wensing
    Scientific Institute for Quality in Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:182. 2008
    ..Our aim was to develop and test a Dutch version of the PACIC questionnaire, a measure for patient reported structured chronic care...
  96. ncbi [The future is chronic: German primary care and the Chronic Care Model--The comprehensive principles in the proactive treatment of the chronically ill]
    Jochen Gensichen
    Institut fürAllgemeinmedizin, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 100:365-74. 2006
    ..Taking the example of depression, congestive heart failure, diabetes and diseases of the musculoskeletal system we analyzed to which extent the 'Chronic Care Model' allows for improvements...
  97. ncbi [The "Depression Monitoring list" (DeMoL) with integrated PHQ-D-Rationale and design of a tool for the case management for depression in primary care]
    Jochen Gensichen
    Institut fur Allgemeinmedizin, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt am Main
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 100:375-82. 2006
    ..Stratified information transfer to the general practitioner should be objective to ensure patient-related communication in the practice team...