Christel Salewski

Christel Salewski
FernUniversität in Hagen · Institut für Psychologie

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In recent years, the increase in stress experienced by students, and the related health problems have become a key challenge for health psychologists. The aim of this cross-sectional survey study was to compare stress, areas of stress and coping-strategies of 246 distance-learning (81.7% female; 33.62 years, SD = 9.30) and 254 on-campus students (8...
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Zusammenfassung Zielsetzung Trotz der Effektivität verschiedener E‑Mental-Health-Interventionen wurden bislang verhältnismäßig geringe Nutzungsraten, selbst unter Digital Natives wie Studierenden, identifiziert. Ziel dieser Studie ist daher, das Verhältnis der generellen Akzeptanz, dem konkreten Interesse und der tatsächlichen Registrierung für au...
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Background: The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the physical and mental health of people everywhere. The aim of the study is to understand how people living in 15 countries around the globe experience an unexpected crisis which threatens their health and that of loved ones, and how they make meaning of this disruption in th...
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Objective: This experiment aims to investigate the influence of narrative information varying in the degree of perceived similarity and source credibility in supplemented testimonials on the acceptance of digital mental health services (digi-MHSs). Methods: In fall 2020, n =231 university students were randomly assigned to an active control group (...
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Mass vaccination is considered necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, vaccination willingness was found to be especially low among young adults. Therefore, based on the extended Common Sense Model, the unique effects and the interplay of illness representations about COVID-19 and perceptions about COVID-19 vaccination in explaining CO...
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BACKGROUND High blood pressure (hypertension) is a highly prevalent chronic condition that can, if untreated, contribute to several life-threatening secondary diseases and events, such as stroke. In addition to first-line medication, self-management in daily life is crucial for the long-term treatment which can be supported by mobile health apps. H...
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Background: High blood pressure or hypertension is a vastly prevalent chronic condition among adults that can, if not appropriately treated, contribute to several life-threatening secondary diseases and events, such as stroke. In addition to first-line medication, self-management in daily life is crucial for tertiary prevention and can be supporte...
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Electronic mental health services (eMHSs) offer additional options for the dissemination of psychological interventions for university students. Still, many university students are reluctant to use eMHSs. Narrative messages may help increase the awareness and acceptance of quality-approved programs. However, little is known about the usefulness of...
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Objective: The incidence of skin cancer can be reduced by increasing sun protective behaviours. Based on the Common-Sense Model and the Intervention Mapping approach, a brief intervention targeting illness representations about skin cancer to increase the intention to conduct sun protective behaviours was developed and evaluated regarding its effec...
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Depression is highly prevalent among university students. Internet-based interventions have been found to be effective in addressing depressive symptoms, but it is open if this also applies to interventions directed at academic stress. It is also largely unclear if the techniques employed in such programs provide significant additional benefits whe...
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Internet-based and mobile interventions (IMIs) can help students to effectively cope with stress, but lacking awareness represents a barrier for adoption. While research suggests acceptance-facilitating effects of information, little is known about the additional value of testimonials in improving the uptake of IMIs for students. Objective: The aim...
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Background: Mental disorders are highly prevalent among university students. Distance- learning students are particularly burdened and have limited access to conventional university health services. Interventions for stress are sought after in distance learners and may help increase treatment coverage. Internet-based interventions have been shown t...
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Major depressive disorder (MDD) is among the leading causes of chronic disease and a major contributor to the global burden of mental illness. Although effective antidepressant medications are available, treatment resistance is a significant issue for patients. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based adjunctive or stand-alone psycho...
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Background: Mobile health (mHealth) apps might have the potential to promote self-management of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in everyday life. However, the uptake of MS apps remains poor, and little is known about the facilitators and barriers for their efficient utilization, such as technology acceptance. Objective: The aim of this study w...
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Demand, needs and acceptance of distance-learning students for tailored digital app-delivered and web-based stress management interventions.
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Objective: To identify stress, health resources, and health outcomes in distance-learning students with regard to gender and age.
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The present study aimed at comparing both student groups with regard to their stress perception and hazards and workload.
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BACKGROUND Mobile health applications (mHealth apps) may have the potential to promote self-management of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in everyday life. However, the uptake of MS apps remains poor and little is known about facilitators and barriers for their efficient utilization, such as technology acceptance. OBJECTIVE The aim of this stu...
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Introduction In recent years, effective Internet-delivered electronic (e-) mental health services have been developed to overcome the limited resources in face-to-face health care. For the successful dissemination of e-mental health services, individual predictors for their uptake and utilization need to be explored. For instance, little is known a...
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Background: Internet interventions have been proposed to improve the accessibility and use of evidence-based psychological treatments. However, little is known about attitudes toward such treatments, which can be an important barrier to their use. Objective: This study aimed to (1) determine attitudes toward guided internet interventions, (2) asse...
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This report in German language gives an overview of 10 years of distance education programs in psychology at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany's only public distance education university. It will be published in Psychologische Rundschau (2018), 69 (2), 1–5.
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Gesundheit ist für viele Menschen eines der wesentlichen persönlichen Ziele, die sie in ihrem Leben anstreben. Gesund zu sein oder die Wiederherstellung von Gesundheit sind wichtige Voraussetzungen für Wohlbefinden und die Realisierung anderer Ziele, denn das körperliche und psychische Befinden kann Konsequenzen dafür haben, welche Ziele gesetzt un...
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Major depressive disorder (MDD) is among the most prevalent mental health problems and, due to its tendency to recurrence, a leading cause for chronic illness and disability worldwide. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) has been developed as an 8-week face-to-face group program for the relapse prevention of MDD. Over the past three decades,...
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In dem Lehrbuch geben Experten und Expertinnen aus Forschung, Lehre und Praxis einen umfassenden Einblick in die Psychologie der Gesundheitsförderung. In 70 Kapiteln wird das psychologische Wissen zur Gesundheitsförderung an der Schnittstelle zu Medizin, Soziologie und Pädagogik präsentiert. Ein breites Spektrum an Settings, altersgruppenspezifisch...
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Anxiety disorders such as panic disorder with or without agoraphobia are a huge burden for individuals and societies with a relatively high lifetime prevalence [1] of up to 33.7 percent of the population. Estimates for the lifetime prevalence of panic disorder without agoraphobia mount up to 22.7% [2]. In panic disorder, the highest prevalence is f...
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Zur Stärkung der Gesundheit Fernstudierender wurden die Determinanten von Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden sowie Präferenzen hinsichtlich möglicher Angebote zur Gesundheitsförderung durch einen Gesundheitssurvey ermittelt, um darauf aufbauend evidenzbasierte Handlungsempfehlungen ableiten, Interventionsmöglichkeiten auswählen und zugeschnittene Maßnahme...
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Introduction: In recent years, effective web-delivered psychological (eMental health) services have been developed to overcome the limited resources in face-to-face healthcare. For the successful dissemination of eMental health services, indicators or facilitators of utilization need to be explored. For instance, little is known about individual pr...
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Students in higher education are at high risk for experiencing cumulative psychosocial stress and related mental health problems. However, university students tend to show poor help-seeking behavior, but report high rates of using the Internet for studying, social networking, and information on wellness and health-related purposes. Thus, web-based...
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Hintergrund: Um die Gesundheit Fernstudierender zu stärken, wurden die Determinanten von Gesundheit wie auch des Wohlbefindens, sowie Präferenzen hinsichtlich möglicher Angebote zur Gesundheitsförderung durch ein Gesundheitssurvey ermittelt, um darauf aufbauend evidenzbasierte Handlungsempfehlungen ableiten, Interventionsmöglichkeiten auswählen und...
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The use of attachment theory is essential to the purposes of child custody evaluations as it is one centerpiece for determining the best interest of the child. The study aimed at evaluating the scientific quality of children´s attachment assessment in child custody evaluations. 116 evaluation reports were coded by two trained raters. The results s...
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Study Protocol and Results of a Pilot Survey on Distance Learning Students´ Mental Health and Preferences to Web-based Mental Health Promotion.
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Objective: Rumination is a maladaptive emotion regulation strategy which contributes to psychopathology and is more frequently used by women than men. It has been found to mediate the relationship between gender and the occurrence of anxiety disorders or depression. Since gender differences also appear in dysfunctional eating, the aim of the study...
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The present study aimed at evaluating the scientific quality of children's attachment assessment in child custody evaluations for the family court. The attachment assessment is one centerpiece for determining the best interest of the child. Criteria for quality assessment were obtained from guidelines and recommendations of relevant German psycholo...
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A rheumatic disease can severely impair a person's quality of life. The degree of impairment, however, is not closely related to objective indicators of disease severity. This study investigated the influence and the interplay of core psychological factors, i.e., personality and coping, on life satisfaction in patients with rheumatic diseases. Part...
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Zusammenfassung Die Ziele der vorliegenden Untersuchung bestanden zum einen darin, an einer reprasentativen Stichprobe festzustellen, ob und inwieweit familienrechtspsychologische Gutachten zentrale wissenschaftliche Qualitatskriterien erfullen. Weiterhin wurde die Art und Qualitat der Erfassung von Bindung - einem zentralen Kindeswohlkriterium - a...
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In der ZKJ 1/2015 wurden Ergebnisse aus der Hagener Studie zu den Qualitätsmerkmalen familienrechtspsychologischer Gutachten vorgestellt. Diese Resultate wurden von Fichtner umfangreich kommentiert (ZKJ 1/2015 und 2/2015). Der vorliegende Beitrag ist eine abschließende Replik.
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Kindeswohlgefährdung, Sorge- oder Umgangsrecht: Familiengerichte benötigen oft Sachverständigengutachten. Eine Studie der FernUniversität in Hagen wertete alle 116 Gutachten aus, die an vier Amtsgerichten im Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Hamm in den Jahren 2010 und 2011 in Auftrag gegeben wurden: Nur eine Minderheit erfüllte fachliche Qualitätsstandards...
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The aims of this study were 1) to explore the degree of concordance/discordance between the illness perceptions of patients with a chronic illness and those of their partners, and 2) to examine the relationship between the concordance/discordance of couples' illness perceptions and social support exchange processes. In a cross-sectional study, 119...
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Objective: Both dispositional optimism and illness representations are related to psychological health in chronic patients. In a group of chronic tinnitus sufferers, the interplay between these two variables was examined. Specifically, it was tested to what extent the relationship between dispositional optimism and depression is mediated by more p...
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Mit Ablauf des Sommersemesters 2011 wurden Bachelor-Absolventen bereits an mehr als 2/3 der psychologischen Universitatsinstitute in Deutschland verabschiedet. Es war daher an der Zeit, sich ein genaueres Bild von den Erfahrungen und den Planen der Absolventen zu machen und naturlich auch etwas uber die Erfullung dieser Plane zu erfahren. Die Deuts...
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Background Parents of children with chronic conditions are known to be at risk of impairment in their quality of life (QoL). Studies considering other chronic conditions proposed diverse factors to have an impact on the parent’s QoL. So far, there has been little research on parents who have a child with phenylketonuria (PKU). This study was design...
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There is growing evidence for the effectiveness of multimodal intervention concepts for chronic low back pain in the international literature, and accordingly several German rehabilitation programmes for the treatment of chronic low back pain patients have been developed. Focus of this paper is to describe and compare frequently used German multimo...
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Interactions between depressed persons and persons within their social network are often characterized by misunderstanding and unsuccessful social support attempts. These interpersonal problems could be fostered by discrepancies between depressed and never-depressed persons' illness representations of depression and/or discrepancies in the perceive...
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Zusammenfassung Das BSI-18, eine Kurzversion des Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI; Franke, 2000), wurde im Jahr 2000 erstmals publiziert (Derogatis). Es umfasst die drei Sechs-Item-Skalen Somatisierung, Depressivität und Ängstlichkeit des BSI (wobei ein Item eliminiert wurde) sowie einen globalen Kennwert über alle 18 Items. 409 nierentransplantierte P...
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The BSI-18, a short version of the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI; Franke, 2000), was first published in the year 2000 (Derogatis). It consists of the three six-item-scales Somatization (in which one item of the full version was eliminated), Depression, and Anxiety of the BSI, and a global score including all 18 items. 409 kidney-transplanted patient...
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Zusammenfassung. Subjektive Konzepte über die eigene Erkrankung sind von hoher Bedeutung für die Anpassung an eine schwerwiegende Erkrankung wie HIV/AIDS. Die inhaltliche Ausgestaltung solcher Krankheitskonzepte ist abhängig von einer Vielzahl von Faktoren, etwa die konkreten Erfahrungen mit der Symptomatik, die Kommunikation mit dem medizinischen...
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The BSI-18, a short version of the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI; Franke, 2000), was first published in the year 2000 (Derogatis). It consists of the three six-item-scales Somatization (in which one item of the full version was eliminated), Depression, and Anxiety of the BSI, and a global score including all 18 items. 409 kidney-transplanted patient...
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Objective: Do women older than 55 years experience a lower health-related quality of life than men of the same age group in all eight subscales as well as in both sum scales of SF-36 (Bullinger & Kirchberger, 1998)? Method: In this cross section study the data were collected in the field. 10% of ≥ 55 year-old men and women in the administrative dis...
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Warum sind Menschen so, wie sie sind? Was zeichnet den Menschen aus? Was macht Individuen einzigartig? Damit befasst sich die Differentielle Psychologie: Sie erforscht die menschliche Persönlichkeit. Die Autorinnen erklären zentrale Persönlichkeitstheorien und schildern, wie man Merkmale experimentell erforscht und misst. Eigenschaften wie Kreativi...
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An einer chronischen Krankheit zu leiden, kann für die Betroffenen eine Vielzahl von negativen Konsequenzen mit sich bringen. Je nach Art der Erkrankung können die Symptome das körperliche Wohlbefinden und die individuelle Leistungsfähigkeit massiv beeinträchtigen (Helgeson & Reynolds, 2002). Häufig ist der Verlauf chronischer Erkrankungen nicht zu...
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This article summarizes the Current research activities at the Division of Psychology of Rehabilitation at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal. Our research activities predominately focuses on chronic illness and disability encompassing a broad range of target populations such as adolescents with atopic excema, patients Suffering f...
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This paper aims to give an overview of German psychodiagnostic inventories measuring stress, coping, and coping with disease. Until today, the concepts and definitions of Lazarus' transactional stress model serve as gold standard in coping research. It is well known that stress can be a source of illness, and that illness can be a source of stress....