Clinical care research of mental disorders
The working group "Clinical care research of mental disorders" researches topics that are relevant for the assessment and, in the future, the improvement of care for persons with mental disorders.
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.
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.
Existential Distress in Severe Illness
Our research focuses on psychological distress related to 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 how psychological distress related to such existential loss and change can be alleviated.
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.
Health services research on rare childhood diseases
The Kindness for Kids Foundation is funding a junior professorship (W1) in health services research for rare childhood diseases for three years. The professorship is based at the Department of Medical Psychology at the UKE, which, along with the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology and the Department of Pediatrics at the UKE, is contributing to the funding of the chair. The professorship is part of the Center for Health Care Research (CHCR) and maintains close cooperation with the Martin Zeitz Center for Rare Diseases (MZCSE).
The research group "Rare Diseases in Childhood" deals with questions concerning the care situation and living environment of families with a child with an (un)diagnosed rare disease. Based on the findings, the aim is to contribute to an improvement in care by deriving recommendations for action and developing and evaluating interventions.
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.
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” (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.
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.
Cancer often goes beyond the occurrence of purely physical symptoms. Coping with such a profound diagnosis can be psychologically challenging for many people. The research group "Psycho-Oncology" (Head: Prof. Dr. Isabelle Scholl) deals with questions relating to the psychosocial side-effects and impact of cancer - for patients themselves, but also for care-taking relatives and involved healthcare professionals .
Transplant psychology, substance abuse- and rehabilitation research
The research groups "Transplant Psychology" and "Substance Abuse- and Rehabilitation Research" merged in 2018 to form the present research group "Transplant Psychology, Substance Abuse- and Rehabilitation".
The research topics of the group concern care-related topics from the fields of transplant psychology and substance-related disorders. These include questions of the organisation of care as well as psychometric topics or stress, quality of life and functioning of those affected.