Hans Werner Wahl

Summary

Affiliation: University of Heidelberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint [Development and perspectives of gerontological research: the sample case of housing research]
    H W Wahl
    Deutsches Zentrum für Alternsforschung an der Universität Heidelberg, Bergheimer Str 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Z Gerontol Geriatr 38:128-38. 2005
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial consequences of age-related visual impairment: comparison with mobility-impaired older adults and long-term outcome
    H W Wahl
    German Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:P304-16. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Everyday competence in visually impaired older adults: a case for person-environment perspectives
    H W Wahl
    German Center for Research on Aging, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Gerontologist 39:140-9. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint [Every day competence: a construct in search for an identity]
    H W Wahl
    Deutsches Zentrum für Alternsforschung, Universitat Heidelberg
    Z Gerontol Geriatr 31:243-9. 1998
  9. ncbi request reprint [Interventional gerontology in German-speaking countries: a social and behavioral science assessment]
    H W Wahl
    Deutsches Zentrum für Alternsforschung, Universitat Heidelberg
    Z Gerontol Geriatr 31:76-88. 1998
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Development and perspectives of gerontological research: the sample case of housing research]
    H W Wahl
    Deutsches Zentrum für Alternsforschung an der Universität Heidelberg, Bergheimer Str 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Z Gerontol Geriatr 38:128-38. 2005
    ..In conclusion, housing research was important for gerontology in terms of the promotion of a person-environment perspective of aging on the conceptual and empirical level. This function should continue into the future...
  3. 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
    ....
  4. 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...
  5. 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
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial consequences of age-related visual impairment: comparison with mobility-impaired older adults and long-term outcome
    H W Wahl
    German Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:P304-16. 1999
    ..Conceptual ideas from environmental gerontology as well as psychological resilience are used to interpret these results...
  7. ncbi request reprint Everyday competence in visually impaired older adults: a case for person-environment perspectives
    H W Wahl
    German Center for Research on Aging, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Gerontologist 39:140-9. 1999
    ..g., use of latent skills), but not all; and (c) EC, as a predictor variable for outdoor behavior, assumes a particularly critical role when outside environmental press is high...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Every day competence: a construct in search for an identity]
    H W Wahl
    Deutsches Zentrum für Alternsforschung, Universitat Heidelberg
    Z Gerontol Geriatr 31:243-9. 1998
    ..Finally, an integrative conception of everyday competence, which is aimed to combine aspects of the six research traditions with elements of the two models of everyday competence, is suggested...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Interventional gerontology in German-speaking countries: a social and behavioral science assessment]
    H W Wahl
    Deutsches Zentrum für Alternsforschung, Universitat Heidelberg
    Z Gerontol Geriatr 31:76-88. 1998
    ..Positive effects in self-concept, personal control, and attribution style are as well reported. A general discussion of this body of work leads to suggestions for future research priorities...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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
    ....
  18. pmc Change in psychological control in visually impaired older adults over 2 years: role of functional ability and depressed mood
    Oliver K Schilling
    Correspondence should be addressed to Oliver K Schilling, Institute of Psychology, Department of Psychological Aging Research, University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Str 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany e mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:750-61. 2013
    ..Linear and nonlinear (quadratic and piecewise) generalized mixed models with gamma response distribution to fit the skewed data were applied...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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?..
  25. 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
  26. 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...