Ana Nanette Tibubos

Ana Nanette Tibubos
Universität Trier · Diagnostics in Healthcare & eHealth

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April 2016 - present
March 2010 - July 2017
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
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  • Senior Researcher

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Although anger as a negative emotion is associated with unpleasantness, recent research on anger highlights its motivational effect. The present study tested whether individuals experience both, an unpleasant and an activating affect, after real-life provocations. Results revealed that an anger situation evoked not only typical subjective and cardi...
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The aim of the study was the investigation of the relationship between the Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS), the Behavioral Approach System (BAS), and state anger with a multi-methodological (self-report, physiological, and behavioral) approach. Additionally, as previous work on the relation of anger with self-report measures of BIS and BAS facet...
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Objectives: Our research provides competing hypotheses and empirical evidence how associations between objectively social isolation and subjective loneliness differ between host populations, migrants, and refugees. Methods: The analysis uses data of 25,171 participants from a random sample of the German population (SOEP v.35). We estimate regressio...
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Research: Question How did the general and area specific life satisfaction evolve between East and West Germany between 1991 and 2020? Methods: Based on three representative surveys in the years 1991, 2006 and 2020 life satisfaction between East and West Germany was examined using mean comparison with tests of significance. The influence of rele...
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Zusammenfassung Erste Ergebnisse einer bundesweiten Studie deuten auf geschlechtsspezifische Muster mit weniger berichteten Fällen von Kindesvernachlässigung und Gewalt in den Neuen im Vergleich zu den Alten Bundesländern. Ziel der vorliegenden Studie war es diese Ergebnisse in zwei größeren regionalen Stichproben zu überprüfen. Methode: Prävalenze...
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Job crafting has been established as a bottom-up work design instrument for promoting health and well-being in the workplace. In recent years, the concepts of job crafting have been applied to the university student context, proving to be positively related to student well-being. Building on person-centered analyses from the employment context, we...
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Purpose Cross-sectional studies found high levels of depression and anxiety symptoms, and loneliness during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reported increases were lower in longitudinal population-based findings. Studies including positive outcomes are rare. This study analyzed changes in mental health symptoms, loneliness, and satisfactio...
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Background Physical inactivity and sedentary behavior are modifiable risk factors for an unhealthy lifestyle in university students. The aim of this study was to identify subgroups among German university students with an increased risk for unhealthy behavior. For this purpose, differences in physical activity and sedentary behavior with respect to...
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Background: Depression, the most frequent and harmful mental disorder, has been associated with specific somatic diseases as the leading cause of death. The purposes of this prospective study were to predict incident chronic diseases based on baseline depressive symptoms and to test sex-dependent effects. Methods: In a representative German comm...
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Suicide prevention is an important public mental health issue that can be significantly brought forward by recent advances in psychological research methods and assessment. The project “TempRes” aims to harness the power of Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) to investigate the transdiagnostic risk and resilience factors associated with suicidal...
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Self-criticism is a stable personality trait identified as a serious risk factor for psychopathology and weight-related health problems. Therefore, it is relevant to epidemiological research, which requires a relatively brief instrument for measuring trait self-criticism in the general population. The current study introduces a brief measure of sel...
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Background Suicidal ideation and behavior constitute important public mental health issues. In this study, we examined whether social integration prevents suicidal ideation over time and whether gender modifies this association. Methods Data from the Gutenberg Health Study (population-based representative community sample in midwest Germany) and t...
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Objectives: Mental health differences between men and women can be attributed to sex or gender. Due to absence of brief assessments, contributions of gender expressions to the mental health gap between men and women have been understudied. The purpose of this study is to develop and validate a short screening measure of gender expression and test i...
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Background : The association of depression with mortality and the significance of explanatory factors, in particularly gender, have remained an issue of debate. We therefore aimed to estimate the effect of depression on all-cause mortality, to examine potential explanatory factors and to assess effect modification by gender. Methods : We used Cox...
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Aiming to develop and implement intervention strategies targeting pharmacological neuroenhancement (PN) among university students more specifically, we (1) assessed the prevalence of PN among German university students, (2) identified potential sociodemographic and study-related risk groups, and (3) investigated sociodemographic, psychological, stu...
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Zusammenfassung Ziel der Studie Die Auswirkungen innerdeutscher Migration auf somatoforme Beschwerden (GBB-8) sowie psychologischen Disstress (PHQ-4; erfasst Angst- und Depressionssymptomatik) wurden untersucht. Methodik Eine repräsentative Stichprobe aus dem Jahr 2019 wird herangezogen und in vier Gruppen unterteilt (West, Ost, Ost-West, West-Ost)...
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The COVID-19 pandemic led to a shutdown of universities in Germany. In a longitudinal design, we compared mental health (depression, anxiety, somatic complaints) of university students in Germany before (June to August 2019) and in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic (June 2020) and determined the impact of pandemic-related stress and loneliness on...
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Lernende weltweit stehen vor der Aufgabe, ihr Wissen in Prüfungen zu demonstrieren, was als herausfordernd oder bedrohlich erlebt werden kann. Infolgedessen kommt der Erforschung des zugehörigen Angsterlebens international viel Aufmerksamkeit zu und Prüfungsängstlichkeit konnte als kulturübergreifendes Phänomen identifiziert werden. Entsprechende M...
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Zusammenfassung Ziel der Studie Internetsucht ist eine Verhaltensstörung, von welcher v. a. Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene, unter ihnen auch Studierende an Hochschulen betroffen sind. Die COVID-19 Pandemie führte aufgrund der Maßnahmen zu ihrer Eindämmung zu starken Einbußen sozialer Beziehungen, Studium und Freizeitaktivitäten der Studierenden....
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Aim We aim to determine the frequency of stressful life events (SLEs) and investigate the association of single and aggregated SLEs with mental health and general subjective health, which has not been reported for an aging representative sample to date. Subjects and methods A total of 12,947 participants (35–74 years old) of the Gutenberg Health S...
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Background: Sex and gender are important modifiers of mental health and behavior in normal times and during crises. We investigated whether they were addressed by empirical, international research that explored the mental health and health behavior ramifications after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: We systematically searched the datab...
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During the pandemic, the extent of subsequent mental health strains is an important issue. A representative face-to-face survey was conducted to assess mental health consequences in the general population and to identify mental health risk factors. In a representative German sample (N = 2,503), we assessed depression and anxiety symptoms by the PHQ...
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Childhood maltreatment has been shown to relate to adult obesity. In this epidemiological study, we investigate the association between childhood maltreatment and waist-to-height-ratio (WHtR) in a sample of the German adult population, comprising of N = 2936 participants. WHtR, an indicator for risk of obesity, was the primary outcome. Childhood ma...
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Aiming to develop and implement intervention strategies targeting pharmacological neuroenhancement (PN) among university students more specifically, we i) assessed the prevalence of PN among German university students, ii) identified potential sociodemographic and study-related risk groups, and iii), investigated sociodemographic, psychological, st...
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Background: Universities represent an important setting of everyday life for health promotion. The Healthy Campus Mainz project aims to develop an evidence-based and comprehensive student health management program covering physical, mental, and social health promotion. Hence, an initial health survey was performed in order to identify the students'...
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Prolonging working hours and presenteeism have been conceptualized as self-endangering coping behaviors in employees, which are related to health impairment. Drawing upon the self-regulation of behavior model, the goal achievement process, and Warr’s vitamin model, we examined the antecedents and moderation effects regarding quantitative demands, a...
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Background The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) has been proposed as a reliable and valid screening instrument for depressive symptoms with one latent factor. However, studies explicitly testing alternative model structures found support for a two-dimensional structure reflecting a somatic and a cognitive-affective dimension. We investigated...
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Background The broad range of adverse health outcomes following child maltreatment (child maltreatment) underscores the need to investigate shared trajectories that contribute to associated physical and mental health problems. Previous research focused on different mechanisms, such as emotion regulation or attachment. In the present study, we propo...
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Objective The aim of this study was to examine psychometric properties of the Life Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R). Design and main outcome measures The LOT-R was administered in five clinical samples, three samples of the adult general population, and one sample of adolescents. Seven of the studies were performed in Germany and two in Colombia....
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The COVID-19 pandemic led to a shutdown of universities in Germany. In a longitudinal design, we compared mental health (depression, anxiety, somatic complaints) of university students in Germany before (June to August 2019) and in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic (June 2020) with two online surveys. Additionally, we determined the impact of loc...
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Der folgende Beitrag präsentiert zehn Thesen zu den Auswirkungen der SARS-CoV-2-Pandemie und den damit einhergehenden Veränderungen des studentischen Lebens. Sie sollen als Diskussionsgrundlage dienen und den unterschiedlichen Handlungsakteuren Erkenntnisse zur Situation der Studierenden und ihrer Unterstützung während der Pandemie liefern.
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In Germany, large, population-based cohort studies have been implemented in order to identify risk and protective factors for maintaining health across the life span. The purpose of this systematic review is to analyse findings from three large ongoing cohorts and to identify sex-specific prevalence rates, risk and protective factors for mental hea...
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Background Loneliness has been increasingly recognized as an important determinant of mental health. The purposes of this study were to (1) determine the degree of loneliness of women and men across different age groups, (2) explore its association with distress, (3) psychometrically evaluate the Three-Item Loneliness Scale, (4) provide norm values...
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Background: Evidence shows that anxiety and depressive disorders play an important role in eating disorder behavior. However, given the epidemiology of eating disorders, there is a need to investigate potentially gender-specific connections. Method: This study tested the associations of anxiety and depression symptoms with eating disorder symptoms...
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Depression has been associated with increased inflammation. However, only few large-scale, prospective studies have evaluated whether inflammation leads to new cases of depression and whether this association can be found in men and women. Longitudinal data of N = 10,357 adult participants with no evidence of depression at baseline (based on Patien...
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Health information-seeking behavior is the process of gathering information about health and disease and can be influential for health-related perception and behavior. University students are an important target group for prevention and health promotion and largely belong to an age group that is considered to play a leading role in propagating the...
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Background Sex and gender are important modifiers of mental health and behavior in normal times and during crises. We investigated whether they were addressed by empirical, international research which explored the mental health and health behavior ramifications after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.Methods We systematically searched the databas...
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Psychosomatic medicine in the Gutenberg Health Study (GHS) - research questions, measurement instruments, selected resultsGoal: Main questions from the Gutenberg Health Study (GHS) related to psychosomatic medicine are presented: (1) Prevalence and incidence of mental illnesses, (2) Sex-specific risk- and protective factors for mental health, (3) I...
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Die Demokratie in Deutschland steht unter Druck: Soziale und kulturelle Ungleichheit, Fremdenfeindlichkeit und Antisemitismus sowie von vielen Seiten infrage gestellte demokratische Grundwerte machen es notwendig, Vereinigungs- und Integrationsprozesse nach 1989 von Neuem zu beleuchten. Im Dialog zwischen Theorie und empirischer Analyse vermessen d...
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Auch nach 30 Jahren deutscher Einheit spielen die Aufteilung Deutschlands durch die Siegermächte des Zweiten Weltkriegs, die daraus resultierende jahrzehntelange Existenz zweier deutscher Staaten sowie die Umbrüche der Wende-Zeit und Wiedervereinigung eine zentrale Rolle im kollektiven Selbstverständnis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Daher geht es...
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Background: With the increasing diversity of the German population, it is important to test the psychometric validity and reliability of the German version Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) specifically between German natives and residents with a migration background. Methods: Using nationally representative data (N= 2527), this study conducted an...
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Einleitung: Hochschulen bilden, als wichtige bildungspolitische Institutionen Deutschlands, die Lebenswelt für Studierende. Bereits im Jahr 1997 hat die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) dem Setting Universität bzw. Hochschule verschiedenartige Möglichkeiten zugesprochen, die gesundheitlichen Anliegen von Studierenden mitprägen zu können. Im Winter...
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Einleitung Laut der Okanagan Charter repräsentieren Universitäten ein wichtiges Setting der Gesundheitsförderung [1]. Das im Rahmen des Präventionsgesetzes [2] geförderte Modellvorhaben Healthy Campus Mainz – gesund studieren hat zum Ziel, die Gesundheit der 32.000 Studierenden der Universität Mainz zu fördern. Dabei sollen evidenzbasierte Erkenntn...
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Einleitung Unzureichende physische Aktivität [PA] stellt einen erheblichen Risikofaktor für Sterblichkeit dar [1]. Zudem spielt das Sitzverhalten eine signifikante Rolle für die Gesundheit, denn ein hohes Ausmaß an sitzender Tätigkeit ist assoziiert mit negativen Effekten für die Gesundheit, die durch PA nicht mehr kompensiert werden können [2]. Im...
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Objectives: Addressing the lack of population-based data, the purpose of this representative study was to assess sex- and age-specific associations of maternal and paternal rearing behavior with depressiveness and anxiety controlling for sociodemographic and somatic variables. Methods: 8,175 subjects participating in a population-based study comple...
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Measurement invariance and normative data of the 8-item short form of the Center of Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D-8)Objectives: Female gender is a risk factor for depression. It is questionable whether a given psychometric instrument depicts depressive symptom severity in men and women alike. Therefore, we examined measurement inv...
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The present study was conducted with the aim of constructing and validating a short form of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI). The NPI is the most widely-applied measure for the assessment of narcissistic personality traits and, therefore, it is of great relevance for many research questions in personality and social psychology. To devel...
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Objectives Responding to the mental health needs of refugees remains a pressing challenge worldwide. We estimated the prevalence of psychological distress in a large refugee population in Germany and assessed its association with host country factors amenable to policy intervention and integration indicators. Design A cross-sectional and populatio...
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Low birth weight (LBW; < 2,500 g) has been identified as a risk factor for adverse mental health outcomes over the life span. However, little is known about the association of LBW and suicidal ideation in middle and late adulthood. We investigated N = 8,278 participants of a representative community cohort: 3,849 men (46.5%) and 4,429 women (53.5%)...
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In a large German community sample of adults, we investigated the association of chronic anxiousness with cardiovascular disease and mortality. Self-reported anxiousness from 11,643 German adults between 40 and 80 years of age from the Gutenberg Health Study (GHS) was analyzed over 5 years. Multivariable regression modeling assessed the relation be...
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Background: Studies in immigrant youth have suggested differences in parenting patterns by immigration status. Knowledge of variation in recalled parenting pattern and its distinctive impact on mental health in adult immigrants, however, is limited. Therefore, the purpose of the current study was to investigate similarities and differences in reca...
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The purpose of the present study was to develop a short form of the German adaptation of the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2). Overall, results present an economic and reliable questionnaire with a total length of 24 items: 3 State Anger short scales Feeling Angry, Verbal Anger Impulse and Physical Anger Impulse (3 items each), th...
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Zusammenfassung. Die Kurzfassung des Bielefelder Fragebogens zu Partnerschaftserwartungen (BFPE-12) ist ein Selbstrating zur Messung partnerschaftsbezogener Bindungsaspekte. Neben der Messung der Dimensionen Akzeptanzprobleme, Öffnungsbereitschaft und Zuwendungsbedürfnis können Personen Bindungsmustern zugewiesen werden. Die vorliegende Studie eval...
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The „Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale“ (CES-D; Radloff, 1977) is a questionnaire used world-wide to measure depressive symptoms. Although the original four-factor-structure has been widely accepted and replicated, some studies point to other factor-structures like a one- and two-factor-structure. The goal of the current study was...
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Background: Universities represent an important setting for health promotion. The unique collective of university students is of particular relevance since they are the leaders, decision-makers, and parents of tomorrow. In this context, modifiable health influencing factors as well as interventions to prevent these, play a crucial role. Therefore,...
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The testing of measurement invariance (MI) across different cultural backgrounds for short screeners of mental health has been mostly neglected. Therefore, we examined MI in the most common mental health screeners worldwide used to assess the psychological indicators of health among migrants and refugees: the Short-Form-12 Health Survey (SF-12) for...
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Lernende weltweit stehen vor der Aufgabe, ihr Wissen in Prüfungen zu demonstrieren, was als herausfordernd oder bedrohlich erlebt werden kann. Infolgedessen kommt der Erforschung des zugehörigen Angsterlebens international viel Aufmerksamkeit zu und Prüfungsängstlichkeit konnte als kulturübergreifendes Phänomen identifiziert werden. Entsprechende M...
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Background: Cross-sectional studies have shown that noise annoyance is strongly associated with mental distress, however, its long-term effects on mental health is unknown. We therefore investigated whether noise annoyance predicts depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance in a large, representative sample 5 years later. Methods: We investigated...
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Background: Adverse childhood events have a lasting impact on mental health. Studies on patients with pedophilia focus on traumatic events as sexual abuse in their childhood, in which further childhood maltreatment is rarely described. Aim: In addition to previous studies on patients with pedophilia that focus on traumatic events as sexual abuse...
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Introduction Mental health is marked by gender differences. We formed a multi-cohort consortium to perform GEnder-Sensitive Analyses of mental health trajectories and study their implications for prevention (GESA). GESA aims at (1) identifying gender differences regarding symptoms and trajectories of mental health over the lifespan; (2) determining...
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The study determines how burden and patterns of somatic symptom reporting developed over almost four decades in the general German population. Additionally, we studied how socio-demographic factors affected the degree of somatic symptoms. Population-based samples representative for West Germany between 18 and 60 years of age were analyzed comparing...
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Keywords: Sleep problems; Assessment; Questionnaire; Anxiety; Depression; Somatic symptom load. Objective: As sleep disorders have become a major concern in public health, there is strong need for a brief and sound measure for sleep problems. The purposes of the study were to 1) evaluate factor structure and measurement invariance, 2) validate the...
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In this study, we aimed to identify the most important and sex-specific social, psychological, behavioral and somatic predictors of recurrent depressive symptoms. Data was obtained at two measurement points within five years by the Gutenberg Health Study (GHS). Out of N = 12,061 individuals, a sample of 877 (age 52.3 ± 9.9) who reported clinically...