Health Services Research

The department's health care services related research focuses on the areas 1) effectiveness research under routine care conditions as well as 2) dissemination and 3) implementation research.

Effectiveness Studies in Routine Health Care Settings

Die Differenzierung zwischen Wirksamkeit (efficacy) und Effektivität (effectiveness) bezeichnet forschungsmethodisch im translationalen Prozess der Evidenzgewinnung die Untersuchung neuer diagnostischer oder interventioneller Gesundheitsmaßnahmen 1) unter möglichst Laborbedingungen (efficacy) mit der Betonung auf die interne Validität und 2) unter Routineversorgungsbedingungen (effectiveness) mit der Betonung der externen Validität. Ausgehend von der Erkenntis, dass Interventionseffekte nachgewiesen in Wirksamkeitsstudien unter Routinebedingungen nicht analog aufweisbar sind, verfolgt die Abteilung in verschiedenen Studien das Ziel der Effektivitätsüberprüfung innovativer Maßnahmen, begleitet durch Forschung zu Implementierungsmöglichkeiten, die die Effektivität wirksamer Maßnahmen bestmöglich in die Routineversorgung übertragbar machen.

Dissemination Research and Acceptance Facilitating Interventions (AFI)

The dissemination of effective clinical interventions can have a substantial public health impact. Scientifically, the department aims at questions of increasing the reach of evidence-based diagnostic and interventional measures, as well as specifically at the question of improving the reach in populations that are currently still insufficiently covered by our health care system. An example for this are of research are so-called Acceptance Facilitating Interventions (AFI). In this context it is investigated whether specific measures can increase the reach and ultimately the uptake of evidence-based interventions. Examples of publications include

AFI-Studien

  • Baumeister, H., Terhorst, Y., Grässle, C., Freudenstein, M., Nübling, R., Ebert, D.D. Impact of an acceptance facilitating intervention on psychotherapists’ acceptance of blended therapy. PlosOne, in press.
  • Lin, J., Faust, B., Ebert, D. D., Krämer, L., Baumeister, H., (2018). A Web-Based Acceptance-Facilitating Intervention for Identifying Patients' Acceptance, Uptake, and Adherence of Internet- and Mobile-Based Pain Interventions: Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20, e244. Doi: 10.2196/jmir.9925
  • Baumeister, H., Seifferth, H., Lin, J., Nowoczin, L., Lüking, M. & Ebert, D. (2015). Impact of an Acceptance Facilitating Intervention on Patients' Acceptance of Internet-based Pain Interventions: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The Clinical journal of pain, 316, 528–535. Doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000118.
  • Ebert, D. D., Berking, M., Cuijpers, P., Lehr, D., Pörtner, M. & Baumeister, H. (2015). Increasing the acceptance of internet-based mental health interventions in primary care patients with depressive symptoms. A randomized controlled trial. Journal of affective disorders, 176, 9–17. Doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.01.056.
  • Baumeister, H., Nowoczin, L., Lin, J., Seifferth, H., Seufert, J., Laubner, K., & Ebert, D. D. (2014). Impact of an acceptance facilitating intervention on diabetes patients' acceptance of Internet-based interventions for depression: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes research and clinical practice, 105, 30–39. Doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2014.04.031.

Implementation Research

The department scientifically accompanies the implementation of evidence-based diagnostic and intervention approaches into routine health care settings using quantitative and qualitative mixed-method approaches.

With us in balance

The study aims to identify and evaluate preventive services specific to the target group in order to promote mental health among green professions.

RehaCAT Transer

Aim of this transfer project is to implement, evaluate and validate the computer-aided diagnostic system RehaCAT for recording functional health in the orthopedic and cardiological rehabilitation.

For further information see the project outline "RehaCAT-Transfer".