Department of Psychosomatic Medicine
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
We are a team of physicians, psychologists and economists at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Our mission is to improve measurement of health from a patients perspective in order to learn about health outcomes of medical treatments. We develop, validate and implement generic and disease specific patient-reported outcome measures and we use state-of-the-art methods to collect and analyze patient-reported outcome data in clinical practice and research.
On our website, you can find the latest news from our group, an overview of the members and some of the current projects as well as the list of publications. Check out the tag cloud and feel free to get in touch!
The latest news from our group.
The International Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders (IAMHRF) aims towards consensus on common measures for use in research into mental health. I am very pleased that the IAMHRF decided to appoint me as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board which supports this process.
Weltweit kämpfen Gesundheitssysteme mit steigenden Kosten und ungleicher Qualität in der Versorgung – eine Entwicklung, die sich unter anderem durch eine alternde Gesellschaft sowie neuartige und kostenintensive Therapien in Zukunft noch weiter verschärfen wird.
Our team member Nina Obbarius got her doctoral degree recently - congrats! Her dissertation (in German) about the assessment of stress resilience can be found at refubium.
Our new study evaluating the empirical evidence of the Transactional Stress Model proposed by Lazarus and Folkman in patients with psychosomatic health conditions is out! Find the publication here!
Many diagnostic tests get dichotomized when calculating the positive and negative predictive value in a clinical setting - this is obviously a loss of information that could be avoided. In this paper, i extended the rationale of the ppv and npv to continous and ordinal scales, so you can get a more fine-grained assessment.
Who we are & what we do.
Showcase of some of our projects to give you an idea about our areas of expertise.
Feel free to contact us if you can’t access the fulltext of our work.
We’re looking forward to hear from you!