Hans Werner Wahl

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Affiliation: University of Heidelberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Assessing the effect of a physical activity intervention in a nursing home ecology: a natural lab approach
    Carl Philipp Jansen
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Psychological Aging Research, Heidelberg University, Bergheimer Str, 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Geriatr 14:117. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Functional ability loss in sensory impaired and sensory unimpaired very old adults: analyzing causal relations with positive affect across four years
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Psychological Aging Research, Heidelberg University, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany Electronic address
    Exp Gerontol 59:65-73. 2014
  3. pmc The psychological challenge of late-life vision impairment: concepts, findings, and practical implications
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Department of Psychological Aging Research, Institute of Psychology, Heidelberg University, Bergheimer Stra β e 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Ophthalmol 2013:278135. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Severe vision and hearing impairment and successful aging: a multidimensional view
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Address correspondence to Hans Werner Wahl, Heidelberg University, Department of Psychological Aging Research, Institute of Psychology, Bergheimer Strasse 20, Heidelberg 69115, Germany e mail
    Gerontologist 53:950-62. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Interplay of cognitive and motivational resources for out-of-home behavior in a sample of cognitively heterogeneous older adults: findings of the SenTra project
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Department of Psychological Ageing Research, Heidelberg University, Bergheimer Straße 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:691-702. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Robustness of personality and affect relations under chronic conditions: the case of age-related vision and hearing impairment
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Department of Psychological Aging Research, Institute of Psychology, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:687-96. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Aging well and the environment: toward an integrative model and research agenda for the future
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Department of Psychological Aging Research, Heidelberg University, Germany
    Gerontologist 52:306-16. 2012
  8. doi request reprint The home environment and disability-related outcomes in aging individuals: what is the empirical evidence?
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Institute of Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Strasse, Heidelberg, Baden Württenberg, Germany
    Gerontologist 49:355-67. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Is the emergence of functional ability decline in early old age related to change in speed of cognitive processing and also to change in personality?
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Psychological Aging Research, Heidelberg University, Bergheimer St 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Aging Health 22:691-712. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Age-related macular degeneration and change in psychological control: role of time since diagnosis and functional ability
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Psychological Aging Research, University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Str 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P90-7. 2007

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Publications31

  1. pmc Assessing the effect of a physical activity intervention in a nursing home ecology: a natural lab approach
    Carl Philipp Jansen
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Psychological Aging Research, Heidelberg University, Bergheimer Str, 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Geriatr 14:117. 2014
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Functional ability loss in sensory impaired and sensory unimpaired very old adults: analyzing causal relations with positive affect across four years
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Psychological Aging Research, Heidelberg University, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany Electronic address
    Exp Gerontol 59:65-73. 2014
    ..Our study provides evidence that FA is a key competence for successful emotional aging in vulnerable groups of very old adults such as SI as well as in UI adults in advanced old age. ..
  3. pmc The psychological challenge of late-life vision impairment: concepts, findings, and practical implications
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Department of Psychological Aging Research, Institute of Psychology, Heidelberg University, Bergheimer Stra β e 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Ophthalmol 2013:278135. 2013
    ..I close with the need that the public health community should become more aware of and address the psychosocial needs of visually impaired older adults...
  4. doi request reprint Severe vision and hearing impairment and successful aging: a multidimensional view
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Address correspondence to Hans Werner Wahl, Heidelberg University, Department of Psychological Aging Research, Institute of Psychology, Bergheimer Strasse 20, Heidelberg 69115, Germany e mail
    Gerontologist 53:950-62. 2013
    ..We considered a broad range of successful aging indicators and compared older adults with vision impairment, hearing impairment, and dual sensory impairments and without sensory impairment...
  5. doi request reprint Interplay of cognitive and motivational resources for out-of-home behavior in a sample of cognitively heterogeneous older adults: findings of the SenTra project
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Department of Psychological Ageing Research, Heidelberg University, Bergheimer Straße 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:691-702. 2013
    ..We examined in this study the hypothesis that cognitive resources are more closely linked with out-of-home behavior than motivational resources...
  6. doi request reprint Robustness of personality and affect relations under chronic conditions: the case of age-related vision and hearing impairment
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Department of Psychological Aging Research, Institute of Psychology, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:687-96. 2012
    ..We argue in this work that the stress experience associated with age-related vision and hearing impairment may alter this commonly found pattern as compared with sensory unimpaired (UI) older adults...
  7. doi request reprint Aging well and the environment: toward an integrative model and research agenda for the future
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Department of Psychological Aging Research, Heidelberg University, Germany
    Gerontologist 52:306-16. 2012
    ..In the spirit of M. Powell Lawton's seminal work on aging and environment, this article attempts to rectify this situation by suggesting a new model of how older people interact with their environment...
  8. doi request reprint The home environment and disability-related outcomes in aging individuals: what is the empirical evidence?
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Institute of Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Strasse, Heidelberg, Baden Württenberg, Germany
    Gerontologist 49:355-67. 2009
    ..a) What is the recent evidence supporting a relationship between home environments and disability-related outcomes? and (b) What is the recent evidence regarding the effects of home modifications on disability-related outcomes?..
  9. doi request reprint Is the emergence of functional ability decline in early old age related to change in speed of cognitive processing and also to change in personality?
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Psychological Aging Research, Heidelberg University, Bergheimer St 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Aging Health 22:691-712. 2010
    ..To test whether the onset of functional ability decline in early old age is related to change in speed of cognitive processing and personality characteristics...
  10. ncbi request reprint Age-related macular degeneration and change in psychological control: role of time since diagnosis and functional ability
    Hans Werner Wahl
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Psychological Aging Research, University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Str 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P90-7. 2007
    ..Findings provide support for the critical role of compensatory control strategies in the event that individuals with AMD are faced with anticipated or real functional loss...
  11. pmc Change in psychological control in visually impaired older adults over 2 years: role of functional ability and depressed mood
    Oliver K Schilling
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Psychological Aging Research, University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Str 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:750-61. 2013
    ..The life-span theory of control is applied to study change in vision-specific control strategies in visually impaired older individuals, depending on performance in instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) and depressed mood...
  12. doi request reprint Natural occurrence of subjective aging experiences in community-dwelling older adults
    Martina Miche
    Correspondence should be addressed to Martina Miche, Department of Psychological Aging Research, Heidelberg University, Bergheimer Straße 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany e mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 69:174-87. 2014
    ..doi:10.1093/geronb/gbp110), this study provides a description of SAEs that is facet rich, and based on their natural occurrence, analyzes interindividual differences and associations with well-being...
  13. ncbi request reprint Relationships between housing and healthy aging in very old age
    Frank Oswald
    Department of Psychological Ageing Research, Institute of Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Str 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Gerontologist 47:96-107. 2007
    ..Furthermore, this research examined the comparability of relationships between housing and healthy aging in the five European countries...
  14. doi request reprint Out-of-home behavior and cognitive impairment in older adults: findings of the SenTra Project
    Markus Wettstein
    Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Appl Gerontol 34:3-25. 2015
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Affective development in advanced old age: analyses of terminal change in positive and negative affect
    Oliver K Schilling
    Department of Psychological Aging Research, Institute of Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Dev Psychol 49:1011-20. 2013
    ..Second, approaching the end, these processes may exhaust negative activation, prompting a terminal drop of NA close to death...
  16. ncbi request reprint Modeling late-life adaptation in affective well-being under a severe chronic health condition: the case of age-related macular degeneration
    Oliver K Schilling
    Department of Psychological Aging Research, Institute of Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychol Aging 21:703-14. 2006
    ..Analysis was conducted by means of a nonlinear mixed models approach. Results confirmed the hypothesized adaptation pattern for positive affect but not for negative affect, which was found more stable across measurement occasions...
  17. ncbi request reprint Assistive device use in visually impaired older adults: role of control beliefs
    Stefanie Becker
    Institute of Gerontology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Gerontologist 45:739-46. 2005
    ..e., selective primary and compensatory primary control) to be positively related to assistive device use. We present cross-sectional as well as repeated measures analyses...
  18. ncbi request reprint The role of primary and secondary control in adaptation to age-related vision loss: a study of older adults with macular degeneration
    Hans Werner Wahl
    German Center for Research on Aging, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychol Aging 19:235-9. 2004
    ..A path model applied to data from a sample (N = 90) of visually impaired older adults, suffering from age-related macular degeneration, the major cause of vision loss in old age, generally supports this expectation...
  19. doi request reprint The adaptation dynamics of chronic functional impairment: what we can learn from older adults with vision loss
    Oliver K Schilling
    Department of Psychological Aging Research, Institute of Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychol Aging 26:203-13. 2011
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Oral health-related quality of life is linked with subjective well-being and depression in early old age
    Alexander Jochen Hassel
    Department of Prosthodontics, University of Heidelberg, INF 400, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Clin Oral Investig 15:691-7. 2011
    ..The generally underrated role of OHRQoL with respect to well-being and depression in late adulthood deserves more attention...
  21. doi request reprint Cognitive status moderates the relationship between out-of-home behavior (OOHB), environmental mastery and affect
    Markus Wettstein
    Heidelberg University, Germany Electronic address
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 59:113-21. 2014
    ..These findings point to the possibility that relationships between OOHB and well-being depend on the congruence between available cognitive resources and the complexity of the OOHB dimension considered. ..
  22. doi request reprint Time-to-death-related change in positive and negative affect among older adults approaching the end of life
    Nina Vogel
    Institute of Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychol Aging 28:128-41. 2013
    ..6 and 3.7 years for PA and NA, respectively. In conclusion, affective development toward the end of the human life span may be better understood as a death-related-rather than age-graded-process...
  23. ncbi request reprint Housing and health in later life
    Frank Oswald
    German Centre for Research on Ageing at the University of Heidelberg, Department of Social and Environmental Gerontology, Germany
    Rev Environ Health 19:223-52. 2004
    ..We conclude with a discussion addressing the environment and health dynamics of aging in the future...
  24. ncbi request reprint Housing-related control beliefs and independence in activities of daily living in very old age
    Frank Oswald
    Department of Psychological Ageing Research, Institute of Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Scand J Occup Ther 14:33-43. 2007
    ..Introducing the concept of housing-related control beliefs into occupational therapy, comprehensively and cross-nationally, has the potential to increase our professional understanding of older people's housing situation...
  25. doi request reprint Attitude toward own aging in midlife and early old age over a 12-year period: examination of measurement equivalence and developmental trajectories
    Martina Miche
    Department of Psychological Aging Research, Heidelberg University
    Psychol Aging 29:588-600. 2014
    ..Furthermore, our results point to a greater modifiability of aging attitudes in middle-aged compared with young-old individuals, thus highlighting the importance of the midlife years in shaping developmental trajectories into old age...
  26. ncbi request reprint The German Center for Research on Aging at the University of Heidelberg: an interdisciplinary approach
    Hermann Brenner
    Department of Epidemiology, German Center for Research on Aging, Bergheimer Strasse 20, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Exp Gerontol 39:3-9. 2004
    ..These studies provide a unique common basis for interdisciplinary collaboration both within the Center and with the Center's numerous national and international research partners...
  27. ncbi request reprint Development and pilot evaluation of a psychosocial intervention program for patients with age-related macular degeneration
    Tanja Birk
    German Center for Research on Aging at the University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Strausse 20, Heidelberg, D 69115, Germany
    Gerontologist 44:836-43. 2004
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Environmental gerontology at the beginning of the new millennium: reflections on its historical, empirical, and theoretical development
    Hans Werner Wahl
    German Center for Research on Aging, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Gerontologist 43:616-27. 2003
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Importance of the home environment for healthy aging: conceptual and methodological background of the European ENABLE-AGE Project
    Susanne Iwarsson
    Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Box 157, 221 00 Sweden
    Gerontologist 47:78-84. 2007
  30. ncbi request reprint Relationships between objective and perceived housing in very old age
    Carita Nygren
    Research Unit of Occupational Therapy, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Winsløws vej 9B 5000, Odense C, Denmark
    Gerontologist 47:85-95. 2007
    ..Our purpose in this study was to explore relationships between aspects of objective and perceived housing in five European samples of very old adults, as well as to investigate whether cross-national comparable patterns exist...
  31. pmc The use of advanced tracking technologies for the analysis of mobility in Alzheimer's disease and related cognitive diseases
    Noam Shoval
    Department of Geography, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel
    BMC Geriatr 8:7. 2008
    ..The current manuscript describes the research protocol of a project that measures mobility in Alzheimer's disease and related cognitive disorders in an innovative way, by taking advantage of advanced tracking technologies...