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Michael Mikolasek

Michael Mikolasek
Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine · University Hospital Zurich

Doctor of Philosophy

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Publications (17)
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Background: Cancer patients often suffer from high levels of distress. Mobile health (mHealth) applications might be an innovative way to deliver mindfulness and relaxation interventions for cancer patients. However, data about the implementation of apps in health care are lacking. Adherence to mHealth interventions is an important indicator for a...
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Background: Cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment can cause high levels of distress, which is often not sufficiently addressed in standard medical care. Therefore, a variety of supportive nonpharmacological treatments have been suggested to reduce distress in patients with cancer. However, not all patients use these interventions because of limited...
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Background: Although cancer-related fatigue (CRF) has gained increased attention in the past decade, therapy remains a challenge. Treatment programs are more likely to be effective if the needs and interests of the persons involved are well represented. This can be achieved by stakeholder engagement. In this paper, different key stakeholders' expe...
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Background: Although cancer-related fatigue (CRF) has gained increased attention in the past decade, therapy remains a challenge. Treatment programs are more likely to be effective if the needs and interests of the persons involved are well represented. This can be achieved by stakeholder engagement. Purpose: In this paper, different key stakehol...
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Background: Although cancer-related fatigue (CRF) has gained increased attention in the past decade, therapy remains a challenge. Treatment programs are more likely to be effective if the needs and interests of the persons involved are well represented. This can be achieved by stakeholder engagement. In this paper, different key stakeholders' exper...
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Background : Although cancer-related fatigue (CRF) has gained increased attention in the past decade, therapy remains a challenge. Treatment programs are more likely to be effective if the needs and interests of the persons involved are well represented. This can be achieved by stakeholder engagement. In this paper, different key stakeholders' expe...
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Der internationale Forschungsstand belegt, dass lesbische, schwule, bisexuelle und trans Jugendliche – kurz «LGBT-Jugendliche» – häufiger von suizidalem Verhalten betroffen sind, als die heterosexuelle und Cisgender-Bevölkerung. In der Schweiz liegen jedoch keine Studien vor, die suizidpräventive Ansätze für LGBT-Jugendliche im Rahmen des nationale...
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BACKGROUND A cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment can cause high levels of distress, which is often not sufficiently addressed in standard medical care. Therefore, a variety of adjuvant non-pharmacological treatments have been suggested to reduce cancer patients’ distress. However, not all patients use those interventions because of limited access...
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Background Cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment can cause high levels of distress, which is often not sufficiently addressed in standard medical care. Therefore, a variety of supportive nonpharmacological treatments have been suggested to reduce distress in patients with cancer. However, not all patients use these interventions because of limited...
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BACKGROUND Cancer is highly prevalent worldwide and can cause high levels of distress in patients, which is often neglected in medical care. Smartphone apps are readily available and therefore seem promising to deliver distress-reducing interventions such as mindfulness and relaxation programs. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the feasibilit...
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Background Cancer is highly prevalent worldwide and can cause high levels of distress in patients, which is often neglected in medical care. Smartphone apps are readily available and therefore seem promising to deliver distress-reducing interventions such as mindfulness and relaxation programs. Objective This study aimed to evaluate the feasibilit...
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Background: High expectations about acupuncture might contribute to larger treatment effects (Prady et al., 2015). However, problems in the assessment are well known: 1) floor or ceiling effects lower variance; 2) expectation measures include general beliefs about complementary medicine; 3) construct validity of expectation measures remains unclear...
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Background: Although cancer-related fatigue (CRF) has gained increased attention in the past decade, it remains difficult to treat. An integrative approach combining conventional and complementary medicine interventions seems highly promising. Treatment programs are more likely to be effective if the needs and interests of the people involved are...
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Purpose: This systematic review aims to summarize eHealth studies with mindfulness- and relaxation-based interventions for medical conditions and to determine whether eHealth interventions have positive effects on health. Method: A comprehensive search of five databases was conducted for all available studies from 1990 to 2015. Studies were incl...
Conference Paper
Background Although cancer-related fatigue (CRF) has gained increased attention in the past decade, it remains difficult to treat. An integrative approach combining conventional and complementary medicine (CM) interventions seems promising. Treatment programs are more likely to be effective if the needs and interests of the people involved are wel...

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The aim of the study is to identify areas where LGBT people have unequal health opportunities compared to the rest of the Swiss population.The study is being conducted on behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health.