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Health literacy, pain intensity and pain perception in patients with chronic pain

Background Chronic pain poses a large burden for the healthcare system and the individuals concerned. The impact of health literacy (HL) on health status and health outcomes is receiving more and more attention. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of HL with chronic pain intensity and pain perception. Methods A total of 121 outpatients suffering from chronic pain ...

Sleep quality in subjects suffering from chronic pain

Background Sleeping problems are very common in patients with chronic pain. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between different dimensions of chronic pain and sleep quality in chronic pain patients. Methods In this cross-sectional interview-based questionnaire study, patients from 3 different pain treatment centers in Vienna aged 18–65 years, with pain lasting ...

Socio-economic factors associated with the 1‑year prevalence of severe pain and pain-related sickness absence in the Austrian population

Background The aim of this study was to (1) investigate the relation of socio-economic status (SES), measured as education, occupation, and income, with the 12-month prevalence of severe pain and with pain-related sickness absence, and (2) analyse to what extent sociodemographic and medical factors influence these associations. Methods The study population comprised 8084 subjects ...

Effects of a web-based follow-up intervention on self-efficacy in obesity treatment for women

Obesity is a chronic disease requiring long-term care. The purpose of the current study was the evaluation of a web-based intervention (WBI), subsequent to an initial face to face life style treatment. In a randomized trial, 84 women received an introduction phase (4 months) and a training phase (2 months) where one group was trained in using WBI whereas the other arm received a ...

How are socio-demographic and psycho-social factors associated with the prevalence and chronicity of severe pain in 14 different body sites? A cross-sectional population-based survey

Background Severe pain and chronic pain have a high impact on individuals and society. Body location of pain is important with regard to perception, articulation, and underlying biological, mental or social causes of pain. Methods A cross-sectional survey was performed in the general Austrian population with 15,474 personally interviewed subjects aged 15 years and older. Results ...

Individual Cognitive Social Capital and Its Relationship with Pain and Sick Leave Due to Pain in the Austrian Population

Thomas Ernst Dorner 1 0 Department of Sociology, University Graz , Graz , Austria , 2 Institute of Social Medicine, Centre for Public Health, Medical University Vienna , Vienna , Austria 1 Editor: Ali

No common understanding of profession terms utilized in health services research

· Manfred Maier · Thomas Ernst Dorner · Jan de - Summary Background Health services research, especially in primary care, is challenging because the systems differ widely between countries. This study aimed

Associations and Synergistic Effects for Psychological Distress and Chronic Back Pain on the Utilization of Different Levels of Ambulatory Health Care. A Cross-Sectional Study from Austria

The aim of this analysis was to assess the impact of chronic back pain and psychological distress on the utilization of primary and secondary levels of care in the ambulatory health care sector in Austria - a country without a gatekeeping system. Additionally, we aimed to determine if the joint effect of chronic back pain and psychological distress was higher than the impact of the ...

Public health in Austria: a snapshot

Thomas Ernst Dorner - Public health is the science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health in the community. This mission demands a multidisciplinary and interprofessional

Public Health Ausbildung in Österreich. Ein Überblick

Die Herausforderungen, die auf das österreichische Gesundheitssystem zukommen, benötigen eine steigende Zahl an Public Health Expertinnen und Experten aus vielen Professionen und in allen politischen und gesellschaftlichen Sektoren. Dieser Artikel befasst sich mit der Recherche über das Angebot an Public Health Ausbildungen an österreichischen Universitäten und Fachhochschulen ...