Cornelia Ower's research while affiliated with University of Innsbruck and other places

Publications (14)

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In order to curb the rapid dissemination of the B.1.351 variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the district of Schwaz and beyond, the EU allocated additional vaccine doses at the beginning of March 2021 to implement a rapid mass vaccination of the population (16+). The aim of our study was to determine the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 among the adult population...
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Introduction Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, a ban on sports outside one’s home and a prohibition on travel between communities were imposed in spring 2020 in Tyrol, Austria. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of these restrictions on a level one trauma center. The objective was to identify the most common injury patterns to ensu...
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It is uncertain to which extent antibody and T-cell responses after vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 are associated with reduced risk of breakthrough infection and whether their measurement enhances risk prediction. We conducted a phase-4 open-label clinical trial in the pre-omicron era, enrolling 2,760 individuals aged ≥16 years 35±8 days after havi...
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Introduction Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, a ban on sports outside one’s home and a prohibition on travel between communities were imposed in spring 2020 in Tyrol, Austria. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of these restrictions on a level one trauma center. The objective was to identify the most common injury patterns to ensu...
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We report the development of a regression model to predict the prevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies on a population level based on self-reported symptoms. We assessed participant-reported symptoms in the past 12 weeks, as well as the presence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies during a study conducted in April 2...
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We report the development of a regression model to predict prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies on a population level based on self-reported symptoms.We assessed participant-reported symptoms in the past twelve weeks, as well as presence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies during a study conducted in April 2020 in Ischgl, Austria. We conducted multivariate bin...
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Background: Patients with somatoform, depressive or anxiety disorders often don't respond well to medical treatment and experience many side effects. It is thus of clinical relevance to identify alternative, scientifically based, treatments. Our approach is based on the recent evidence that urbanicity has been shown to be associated with an increa...
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Background: Patients with stress-related psychiatric (psychosomatic) disorders often don´t respond well to medical treatment and experience many side effects. It is thus of clinical relevance to identify alternative, scientifically based, treatments. Our approach is based on the recent evidence that urbanicity has been shown to be associated with a...
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Background: Patients with somatoform, depressive or anxiety disorders often don´t respond well to medical treatment and experience many side effects. It is thus of clinical relevance to identify alternative, scientifically based, treatments. Our approach is based on the recent evidence that urbanicity has been shown to be associated with an increas...
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Background: Patients with stress-related psychiatric (psychosomatic) disorders often don´t respond well to medical treatment and experience many side effects. It is thus of clinical relevance to identify alternative, scientifically based, treatments. Our approach is based on the recent evidence that urbanicity has been shown to be associated with a...
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Background: Patients with somatoform, depressive or anxiety disorders often don´t respond well to medical treatment and experience many side effects. It is thus of clinical relevance to identify alternative, scientifically based, treatments. Our approach is based on the recent evidence that urbanicity has been shown to be associated with an increas...
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Objective: Physical activity (PA) in an outdoor environment has been shown to exert positive effects on mental well-being beyond those found for PA indoors. The specific effect of an alpine environment has not been investigated so far. Here we evaluate the association of PA in an alpine environment with resilience and quality of life (QOL) in pati...

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... Willeit et al. [30] established the SARS-CoV-2 prevalence in the district of Schwaz at the time of the implementation of this unique mass vaccination campaign, focusing on the adult population only. With the current study, we set out to establish the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among the pediatric population of the district to complete the picture. ...
... The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic situation remains volatile due to the ongoing emergence of new variants of concern and because specific population subgroups remain vulnerable to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. High levels of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are associated with a lower infection risk and severe COVID-19 [1][2][3][4][5][6]. However, the level of protection is not assumed to be identical for all viral variants [7][8][9][10], and multiple factors contribute to the degree of individual immune response, such as age [11,12], sex [11,12], the variant which caused an infection [13,14], the severity of infection [15,16], vaccine products [17][18][19], and the interdose interval [20,21], among others. ...
... In contrast to those in adults (9)(10)(11)(12), associations of SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity with history of symptoms in children are less clear (9,11,13). Retrospectively assessed symptoms might be less reliable to predict past SARS-CoV-2 infections in children. ...
... Several intervention studies were identified [24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39]. Of them, a minority included patients with MDD only [24][25][26][27][28][29], and the majority [21,[30][31][32][33][34][35][37][38][39] recruited mixed samples including patients with depressive disorders, although separate results for that group were not reported. ...
... Contrary to previous literature [54], we found that location does not influence resilience and QOL. The research on how location effects exercise and resilience is in its infancy, with studies having focused on the attachment between the self and environment, drawing on Bowlby and Ainsworth attachment theory [55]. ...
... Aphorisms like "The mountains are calling, and I must go" by the famous mountaineer John Muir encapsulate how individuals are attracted to outdoor sports. Several studies have shown that physical activity, especially in outdoor environments, has a positive effect on physical and mental health [1][2][3]. Regular exercise enhances general physical well-being, mood, and reduces anxiety, whereas reduced physical activity is affiliated with chronic disease [4]. Furthermore, researchers have reported that in healthy individual taking part in high-risk sports and mountaineering could have a positive impact on everyday functioning and self-esteem, as well as emotion regulation and agency [5], despite the high risk of injury or even death [6]. ...