Patient-centered care: evaluation and implementation

  • Description
  • Description

    The research group “patient-centered care: evaluation and implementation” (heads: Dr. Pola Hahlweg, Dr. Jördis Zill) is part of the professorship for psycho-oncology and patient-centered medicine held by Prof. Dr. Isabelle Scholl. The research group addresses research questions related to the development, evaluation and implementation of interventions and measures that aim to foster patient-centered care (or person-centered care) in healthcare.

    Our main research interest is in different aspects of patient-centered care, e.g. shared decision-making, communication between health professionals and patients, and interprofessional collaboration.

    Our methodological focus includes qualitative and mixed-methods research, psychometric analyses and reviews. Our studies take place in different clinical areas in collaboration with a variety of partners (e.g. oncology, women's health, cardiology, orthopedics, primary care, psychiatry). The majority of our studies can be categorized under the overarching areas of health services research and implementation research.

    • Stühlmeyer S. Knowledge, attitudes and experiences of dentistry students with shared decision-making. Dr. med. dent., Faculty of Medicine, University of Hamburg, ongoing.
    • Schuster L. Experiences with video consultations in psycho-oncological care during the Covid-19 pandemic and implications for providing health care in the future. PhD thesis in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hamburg, ongoing.
    • Mannagottera L. Effects of a shared decision-making implementation program on patient-centered communication - Secondary analysis of physician-patient conversations in oncology. Dr. med., Faculty of Medicine, University of Hamburg, ongoing.
    • Tenbrüggen P. How do cancer patients experience their care during the Covid-19 pandemic? Predictors of changing perceptions of patient-centeredness. Master thesis, Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies, University of Heidelberg, ongoing.
    • Christalle E. Development and psychometric testing of a patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) core set to assess patient-centeredness (PC). Non-medical PhD Programme, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf; ongoing.
    • Zeh S. Assessment of patient-centeredness from the patients’ perspective: a mixed-methods study. Non-medical PhD Programme, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf; ongoing.
    • Lindig A. Evaluation of a multi-component shared decision-making implementation program in cancer care. Non-medical PhD Programme, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf; 2022.
    • Henning Z. What do psychology, medical and law students think about assisted suicide? – a quantitative cross-sectional survey on knowledge, attitudes & experiences. Bachelor thesis in Psychology, Hochschule Fresenius, 2022.
    • Ferati M. Psychotherapeutic and Neuropsychological Care of People with Multiple Sclerosis in Germany. Master thesis in Psychology, University Münster, 2021.
    • Heger S. All good things come in threes? Evaluation of the „Ask 3 Questions“ intervention. Master thesis, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Human Sciences, MSH Medical School Hamburg, 2021.
    • Topf C. Mechanisms of change in a dog-assisted psycho-oncological group intervention: an explorative analysis using qualitative interviews. Master thesis, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Human Sciences, MSH Medical School Hamburg, 2021.
    • Kukemüller J. Does participation take longer? A secondary analysis of consultation length and shared decision-making in oncology. Bachelor thesis, Faculty of Human Sciences, MSH Medical School Hamburg; 2020.
    • Führes HS. Conceptualization of family-centered care –a scoping review. Bachelor thesis, Faculty of Human Sciences, MSH Medical School Hamburg; 2020.
    • Cords H. Content validity of the 9-item Shared Decision-Making Questionnaire (SDM-Q-9) – A cognitive interview study with cancer patients. Master thesis, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, University Kassel; 2020.
    • Hahlweg P. Development and evaluation of a program for routine implementation of shared decision-making in oncology. PhD thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Hamburg; 2019.
    • Müller E. Facilitating the implementation of shared decision making in routine care through clinician-mediated interventions. PhD thesis, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf; 2019.
    • Topf C. What does the general public in Germany think about audio recordings of medical encounters? – A first qualitative exploration. Bachelor thesis, Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences, MSH Medical School Hamburg; 2019.
    • Kölker M. Psychometric testing of the German version of OPTION5 Item. Dr. med., Faculty of Medicine, University of Hamburg; 2018.
    • Romero I. Shared decision-making in chronic care. An assessment of status quo in primary and secondary care in Hamburg. Dr. med., Faculty of Medicine, University of Hamburg; 2016.
    • Doherr H. Use of the 9-item Shared Decision Making Questionnaire (SDM-Q-9 and SDM-Q-Doc) in intervention studies – A systematic review. Master thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Hamburg; 2016.
    • Topp J. Shared decision-making in physical therapy: Physiotherapists’ knowledge, attitudes and self-reported use. Master thesis, Health Sciences, HAW Hamburg; 2016.
    • Cömert M. Assessing communication skills of medical students in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) - A systematic review of measures. Master thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Hamburg; 2015.
    • Didi S. Assessment of the quality of decision-making in multidisciplinary team meetings: A structured observational study. Master thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Hamburg; 2015.
    • Frerichs W. Shared decision-making in oncology: A qualitative analysis of different stakeholders views on current practice. Master thesis, Health Sciences, HAW Hamburg; 2015.
    • Müller E. Assessment of trust in the physician: A systematic review of measures. Master thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Hamburg; 2013.