Fanny Kählke

Fanny Kählke
Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg | FAU · Department of Psychology and Sport Science

MPH; M.Ed.

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Introduction
I am coordinating a panel survey on university freshmen which is a part of the WHO World Mental Health Surveys International College Student Project (WMH-ICS). Additionally, I am conducting a RCT of an unguided ICBT in university student with social anxiety disorder which evaluates the efficacy and cost-effectiveness. Besides, I am interested in health economic evaluations alongside RCTs from several perspectives. My first papers will hopefully be published at the beginning of the year 2018.
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January 2016 - November 2017
Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (15)
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Objectives College is an exhilarating but stressful time often associated with mental distress. The StudiCare project offers Internet- and mobile-based interventions (IMI) for college student mental health promotion. Within this framework, we evaluated the IMI StudiCare Mindfulness , and examined potential moderators and mediators of effectiveness....
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Stress and mental health problems are widespread among college students and can have negative effects on their wellbeing and their academic performance. The StudiCare project is part of the World Mental Health International College Student (WMH-ICS) initiative of the World Health organization (WHO). The initiative aims to collect worldwide data on...
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Background: Substance use disorders (SUDs) contribute significantly to global rates of morbidity and mortality. Internet- and mobile-based interventions (IMIs) have been suggested as an adjunct to face-to-face health services. However, the evidence for the cost-effectiveness of IMIs for SUDs is scant. Methods: A comprehensive literature search i...
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Background: Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is highly prevalent among university students, but the majority of affected students remain untreated. Internet- and mobile-based self-help interventions (IMIs) may be a promising strategy to address this unmet need. This study aims to investigate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an unguided internet...
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Background Although mental disorders and suicidal thoughts‐behaviors (suicidal thoughts and behaviors) are common among university students, the majority of students with these problems remain untreated. It is unclear what the barriers are to these students seeking treatment. Aims The aim of this study is to examine the barriers to future help‐see...
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Objective This study aims at evaluating the cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of a guided and unguided internet-based intervention for chronic pain patients (ACTonPain guided and ACTonPain unguided ) compared with a waitlist control group (CG) as well as the comparative cost-effectiveness of the guided and the unguided version. Design This is a...
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Objectives Internet‐ and mobile‐based interventions (IMIs) offer the opportunity to deliver mental health treatments on a large scale. This randomized controlled trial evaluated the efficacy of an unguided IMI (StudiCare SAD) for university students with social anxiety disorder (SAD). Methods University students (N = 200) diagnosed with SAD were r...
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Background The majority of university students with mental health problems are untreated. Only a small empirical literature exists on strategies to increase mental health service use. Aims To investigate the effects and moderators of a brief acceptance‐facilitating intervention on intention to use mental health services among university students....
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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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BACKGROUND Work-related stress is widespread among employees and associated with high costs for German society. Internet-based stress management interventions (iSMIs) are effective in reducing such stress. However, evidence for their cost-effectiveness is scant. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of a guided iSMI...
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Background: Work-related stress is widespread among employees and associated with high costs for German society. Internet-based stress management interventions (iSMIs) are effective in reducing such stress. However, evidence for their cost-effectiveness is scant. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of a guided i...
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The majority of mental health disorders remain untreated. Many limitations of traditional psychological interventions such as limited availability of evidence-based interventions and clinicians could potentially be overcome by providing Internet- and mobile-based psychological interventions (IMIs). This paper is a report of the Taskforce E-Health o...
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Objective This study aimed to estimate and evaluate the cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of a guided internet- and mobile-supported occupational stress-management intervention (iSMI) for employees from the employer's perspective alongside a randomized controlled trial. Methods A sample of 264 employees with elevated symptoms of perceived stress...

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The primary aim of the StudiCare Panel is to screen for mental health, behavioral and academic problems in order to determine the current prevalence and incidence of mental health disorders. Based on new data we intend to identify distinct student characteristics at the start of their academic career which can serve as predictive risk or protective factors for mental health disorders. The second aim is the identification of potential predictors for the use of mental health services among university students. Therefore, magnitude of service use, its predictors and possible barriers are identified.
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The study is a two arm randomized controlled trial in which 200 university students with a primary diagnosis of SAD will be assigned randomly to either a wait-list control group or an intervention group (IG). The intervention consists of 9 sessions of an internet-based cognitive-behavioral treatment, which also includes a module on fear of positive evaluation. Guidance is delivered only on the basis of standardized automatic messages, consisting of positive reinforcements for session completion, reminders, and motivational messages in response to non-adherence. All participants will additionally have full access to treatment as usual. Diagnostic status will be assessed through Structured Clinical Interviews for DSM Disorders (SCID). Assessments will be completed at baseline, 10 weeks and 6 months follow-up. The primary outcome will be SAD symptoms at post-treatment, assessed via the Social Phobia Scale (SPS) and the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS). Secondary outcomes will include diagnostic status, depression, quality of life and fear of positive evaluation. Cost-effectiveness will be evaluated from a societal and health provider perspective.