Existential Distress in Severe Illness
Our research focuses on psychological challenges in chronic and life-limiting medical illness. We investigate how patients and caregivers cope with an uncertain future, altered social roles and the fear of death and dying. We examine the psychological distress related to these challenges and interventions to address such existential suffering.
Design and Statistical Data Analysis
The Reserch group "Research Design and Statistical Data Analysis" (head: Dr. Levente Kriston) exists since 2009 and aims at testing and developing methodological and statistical tools for medical and behavioral sciences.
Clinical Health Care Research in Oncology
Studies of the research group Clinical Health Care Research in Oncology deal with identification of deficits in health care, development and implementation of innovative health care concepts and evaluation of new health care programs for oncological patients.
Health and Participatory Research
Main topics of our research group "Health and Participatory Research" lie in the area of health services, health psychology and rehabilitation research.
Health-related Quality of Life
The Quality of Life research group examines the health or health-related quality of life (HrQoL), which according to the WHO includes physical, mental, social and emotional aspects. A special interest is the development and validation of questionnaires to measure HrQoL esp. for children, adolescents and young adults with chronic and rare diseases.
Patient-centered health care and e-health
The research group is working on the development and evaluation of models and interventions to improve patient-centered health care.
Patient-centered care: evaluation and implementation
The research group “patient-centered care: evaluation and implementation” addresses research questions related to the development and evaluation of interventions that aim to foster patient-centered care.
The research group “Prevention”, directed by Dr. Silke Pawils, is active in a broad area of topics reaching from nutrition/exercise to addiction and violence prevention and general health promotion. The prevention projects are mostly associated with the target group of children and adolescents.
Migration and Psychosocial Health (MiPH)
The interdisciplinary Research Group on Migration and Psychosocial Health engages in different research activities focusing on the topics of Migration and Health and Culturally Competent Care.
Research on substance abuse and rehabilitation
Major research objects of our team are psychodiagnostic issues in the area of substance-related disorders. This concerns the application of standardized assessment instruments including psychosocial functioning to evaluate the need for treatment and to enhance decisions on treatment allocation and referral ( www.mateinfo.eu ).
A large part of our research refers to psychosocial aspects in the context of terminal liver, kidney, lung and heart diseases - especially if an organ transplantation is necessary. Other research subjects are living donation of liver and kidney as well as deceased organ donation.
Our research group studies the psychosocial sequelae and side-effects of cancer, patient-oriented care and psychooncological and rehabilitative care offers. Within our research we focus on patients as well as patients’ families and the interaction between patients and health care staff.