Matthias Richter's research while affiliated with Tampere University and other places

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Background More than 2/3 of children and adolescents in Germany regularly suffer from headaches. Headache-related limitations in everyday life, school drop-out and educational impairment are common. Structured therapy programs for young headache patients are widely missing. Methods One hundred eleven patients with frequent migraine and/or tension...
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Background School staff members’ consistent enforcement of school tobacco policies (STPs) is needed to decrease adolescent smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke. Staff’s confidence, indicating their perceived ability to cope with students’ negative responses, explains variations in staff’s STPs enforcement, yet understanding of the determinants for...
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Background Diabetes self-management education (DSME) improves disease-specific markers (HbA1c levels and bodyweight) and prevents disease-related complications. Yet, patients do not seem to benefit equally from such education, likely because of differences in approaches to learning. Purpose We investigated which learning approaches are best addres...
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Background: At the end of secondary education, young people can either start vocational training, enter university, directly transition to employment or become unemployed. Research assumes that post-secondary pathways have immediate and/or long-term impacts on health and well-being, but empirical investigations on this are scarce and restricted to...
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Dieser Beitrag widmet sich einem medizinsoziologisch wie auch sozialepidemiologisch sehr wichtigen Thema: der Gesundheit im Kindes- und Jugendalter unter Berücksichtigung sozial ungleicher Lebensbedingungen. Die Lebensphase der Kindheit und Jugend wird als eine der gesündesten Phasen im Lebenslauf angesehen. Der überwiegende Teil der Heranwachsende...
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Objectives The main objective was to systematically map evidence regarding the emergence of health inequalities in individuals aged 16–24 years during school-to-work and school-to-university transition (STWT). Second, we aimed to summarise the evidence on potential effects of contextual and compositional characteristics of specific institutional co...
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“Tell me how much your friends earn, and I’ll tell you if you smoke, what diseases you have and how long your life will be!” With this somewhat pointed statement, we wanted to shed light on the empirically well-confirmed connection between social and health inequalities from the perspective of network research at the beginning of this book (see cha...
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Since 1960s school-based surveys also focused on social networks of young people. In comparison with other life stages, the evidence regarding social network research is more advanced for school-aged children. These studies identified that homophile of peer groups in adolescence can be attributed to two mechanisms: the thesis of social influence (y...
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Einleitung Übergewicht, auch bei Kindern und Jugendlichen, stellt national wie international ein großes Problem dar, welches stark mit Ernährung verknüpft ist. Ernährungsgewohnheiten werden bereits früh geprägt und können Einfluss auf die Krankheitsentstehung nehmen. Schulen als Lern- und Lebensorte können dabei ausgewogene und nachhaltige Ernähru...
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Background: Obesity, including among children and adolescents, is a major problem both nationally and internationally and is strongly linked to nutrition. Eating habits are formed at an early age and can influence the development of disease. Schools as places of learning and living can promote balanced and sustainable eating habits. The aim of thi...
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Information on trends in adolescent health inequalities is scarce but the available evidence suggests that inequalities are increasing. Prior studies describe associations between material resources of socioeconomic status (SES) and health, while information on non-material SES resources and inequalities in health behaviours is lacking. To improve...
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Purpose Financial toxicity can have a major impact on the quality of life of cancer survivors but lacks conceptual clarity and understanding of the interrelationships of the various aspects that constitute financial toxicity. This study aims to extract major drivers and mediators along the pathway from cancer-related costs to subjective financial d...
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Zusammenfassung Ziel der Studie Unterschiedliche Möglichkeiten zur Regelung der Entscheidung über Organspende wurden im Vorfeld der parlamentarischen Abstimmung am 16.01.2020 diskutiert. Das Ziel dieser Arbeit ist die Beschreibung der Einstellungen der Bürger*innen zur Organspende und Untersuchung der Prädiktoren für die (Dokumentation der) Spendeb...
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Objectives To synthesise the evidence on the role of compositional or contextual characteristics of schools in the association between students' socioeconomic position and their health in primary and secondary education in developed economies. Design Scoping review. We included studies examining the role of at least one school or class characteris...
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Background/ Objective More than 2/3 of children and adolescents in Germany regularly suffer from headaches. Headache-related limitations in everyday life, school drop-out and educational impairment are common. Structured therapy programs for young headache patients are widely missing. We investigate the effects of an outpatient interdisciplinary he...
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Background: To address social inequalities in adolescent substance use and consequent disparities in health, it is important to identify the mechanisms of the association between substance use and academic performance. We study the role of health literacy (HL) in the association between academic performance and weekly smoking, monthly alcohol use...
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“Tell me how much your friends earn and I’ll tell you whether you smoke, what diseases you have and how old you’re going to become!” Part of this statement should be familiar to those who are interested in the connection between social inequality and health. People of comparatively lower socioeconomic status are at higher risk of health problems an...
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Background Prenatal exposure to opioids (PEO) is a worldwide public health issue. Opioids cross the placental barrier and may affect the developing foetus and the birth outcomes. Objectives This review aimed to explore newborns’ weight, length and head circumference, preterm birth, and perinatal death as primary outcomes in relation to PEO. The se...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund In Deutschland erlebt knapp ein Fünftel aller Schulkinder (18,1 %) eine Klassenwiederholung, die häufig als kritisches Ereignis wahrgenommen wird. Der Effekt auf das Wohlbefinden wurde bislang kaum untersucht. Fragestellung Welche Bedeutung hat eine Rückversetzung und Klassenwiederholung für das Wohlbefinden von Schulk...
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Hintergrund und Stand (inter)nationaler Forschung: Partizipation ist in der ICF und im Bundesteilhabegesetz eine zentrales Element, welches als Ziel für Rehabilitations- und Fördermaßnahmen gefordert wird. Das hiesige Begriffsverständnis von Partizipation im Rehabilitations- und Versorgungswissenschaftlichen Kontext orientiert sich bislang primär a...
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Hintergrund und Stand (inter)nationaler Forschung: Trotz der zentralen Stellung von Partizipation in der ICF und im Bundesteilhabegesetz, stehen für Jugendliche in Deutschland keine verlässlichen Instrumente für die Selbstbeurteilung ihrer Teilhabe zur Verfügung. Ziel des Gesamtprojektes ist es, ein Partizipationsmessinstrument für Jugendliche zu e...
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Food practices of children and adolescents have thus far been researched mainly regarding families and schools. However, there are children and adolescents who live outside of their families of origin in various forms of residential accommodation together with other young people and staff. It can be assumed that food practices and eating habits are...
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This scoping review systematically mapped evidence of the mediating and moderating effects of family characteristics on health inequalities in school-aged children and adolescents (6–18 years) in countries with developed economies in Europe and North America. We conducted a systematic scoping review following the PRISMA extension for Scoping Review...
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Zusammenfassung Ziel der Studie Der Einfluss des sozialen Status auf die Gesundheit ist gut belegt. Für den Bereich der Rehabilitation geben wenige Studien erste Hinweise auf sozial ungleiche Versorgung. Die Studie untersucht anhand einer Risikokohorte der Deutschen Rentenversicherung Bund die Rolle sozialer Ungleichheiten beim Zugang und in der In...
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Research on the psychosocial care (PSC) of unaccompanied minor refugees (UMRs) has mainly taken a socioepidemiological approach and has focused on the perspectives of experts in the field. In contrast, the knowledge concerning the differing context factors and the underlying mechanisms of current PSC which could inform policy recommendations is sca...
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Zusammenfassung Mit Fortschreiten der Pandemie stellt sich heraus, dass nicht alle Personengruppen gleich von dem Virus betroffen sind. Soziale Ungleichheiten sind sowohl bei dem Infektionsrisiko, der Erkrankungsschwere und den Mortalitätsraten als auch bei den Folgen der Maßnahmen zur Pandemiebekämpfung ersichtlich. Dabei haben sich sozioökonomisc...
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Mit Fortschreiten der Pandemie stellt sich heraus, dass nicht alle Personengruppen gleich von dem Virus betroffen sind. Soziale Ungleichheiten sind sowohl bei dem Infektionsrisiko, der Erkrankungsschwere und Mortalitätsraten als auch bei den Folgen der Maßnahmen zur Pandemiebekämpfung ersichtlich. Dabei haben sich sozioökonomische Faktoren sowie Al...
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Background Utilization of primary-care and specialist physicians seems to be associated differently with socioeconomic status (SES). This review aims to summarize and compare the evidence on socioeconomic inequalities in consulting primary-care or specialist physicians in the general adult population in high-income countries. Methods We carried ou...
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Introduction Although the impact of macrolevel characteristics of health systems on socioeconomic inequity in health has been studied extensively, the impact of access characteristics on a smaller scale of health systems has received less attention. These mesolevel characteristics can influence access to healthcare and might have the potential to m...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Soziale Ungleichheiten in der ambulanten Nachsorge der koronaren Herzkrankheit (KHK) sind in Deutschland kaum erforscht. Methode Die Analysen basieren auf Angaben der Teilnehmer*innen der bundesweiten Querschnittsstudie „Gesundheit in Deutschland aktuell“ (GEDA) 2014/2015, die das Vorliegen einer koronaren Herzkrankhei...
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Background Studies on adolescent secondhand smoke exposure within the family often dichotomously operationalize migration background without paying attention to social and cultural diversity within migrant populations. As a result, little is known about variation within migrant groups in smoke-free family environments (SFFEs). This study analyses...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Für Deutschland sind kaum Daten zur Implementierung schulischer Tabakkontrolle bekannt, die sowohl die Perspektive von Lehrer- als auch von Schüler*innen einbeziehen. Ziel der Studie ist es, den Zusammenhang zwischen implementierter schulischer Tabakkontrollpolitik und der wahrgenommenen Raucherprävalenz auf den Ebenen...
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Zusammenfassung Die Wirksamkeit rauchfreier Schulen hinsichtlich der sekundärpräventiven Verhinderung jugendlichen Rauchens hängt vom Modus der Implementierung ab. Für den deutschen Kontext gibt es wenig verlässliche Daten zur Implementierung schulischer Tabakkontrolle. Der Beitrag diskutiert den aktuellen Forschungsstand zur Implementierung rauch...
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Introduction Childhood and adolescence are crucial life stages for health trajectories and the development of health inequalities in later life. The relevance of schools for health and well-being of children and adolescents has long been recognised, and there is some research regarding the association of contextual and compositional characteristics...
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Background Health inequalities in school-aged children and adolescents were repeatedly reported across Europe but less is known about the contextual and compositional factors of families that might influence and reproduce those health inequalities. In this systematic scoping review we aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the available interna...
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Background: Studies comparing adolescent e-cigarette use in different countries are scarce. We study students' e-cigarette and conventional cigarette ever-use, their social correlates and e-liquid use in seven EU countries. Methods: SILNE-R data (N=12 167, response rate 79.4%) of 14-17-year-olds from Amersfoort (NL), Coimbra (PT), Dublin (IR), H...
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Tobacco, alcohol and cannabis are psychoactive substances that is often tried for the first time during adolescence and further continued in later life. Regular tobacco and cannabis use as well as alcohol abuse are associated with serious health consequences. According to the importance of health reporting, this article describes current prevalence...
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Tabak, Alkohol und Cannabis sind psychoaktive Substanzen, die oftmals im Jugendalter zum ersten Mal ausprobiert und im späteren Leben weiter konsumiert werden. Die gesundheitlichen Folgen eines regelmäßigen Tabak- und Cannabiskonsums oder des Alkoholmissbrauchs sind gravierend. Im Sinne der Gesundheitsberichterstattung ist es das Ziel, aktuelle Prä...
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The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study is an international research project in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) for over 35 years. HBSC is the largest study on child and adolescent health and one of the most important sources of data for the WHO's international comparative health monitoring. Every four years...
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Introduction: Several studies have identified that unaccompanied minor refugees (UMRs) are allegedly 'vulnerable' and belong to a high-risk group in terms of psychological distress and post-traumatic stress disorder due to their preflight, periflight and postflight experiences. Psychosocial care (PSC) is of high importance for UMRs, but little is...
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The family is of exceptional and lifelong importance to the health of adolescents. Family structure has been linked to children's and adolescents' health and well-being; a nuclear family has been shown to be indicative of better health outcomes as compared with a single-parent family or a step-family. Family climate is rarely included in studies on...
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Purpose of review: Headaches are not only responsible for restrictions in everyday life in adults. In children and adolescents, regular headaches lead also to reduced life quality and limitations in the social sphere, in school education, and in professional careers. Here, we provide an overview on the frequency of headache in children and adolesc...
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The increasing denormalization of smoking by tobacco control policies and a normative smoke-free climate may shift power towards adolescent non-smokers. It is unclear, however, how common stigmatization of smokers is among adolescents or how stigmatization relates to the denormalization of smoking in their school and social environment. This paper...
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Hintergrund: Für den Erfolg der Bemühungen zur Eindämmung einer Epidemie sind die großflächige Umsetzung der Maßnahmen und ihre Akzeptanz in der Bevölkerung wichtig. Diese Studie untersucht daher den Wissensstand und die Risikowahrnehmung in der frühen Phase der COVID-19-Pandemie und analysiert, wie empfohlene und vorgeschriebene Maßnahmen umgesetz...
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Objective We aim to investigate the effect of income and housing satisfaction on self-rated health in different life stages. Design A population-based panel study (German Socio-Economic Panel). Participants The final sample consisted of 384 280 observations from 50 004 persons covering the period between 1994 and 2016. Outcome measures Average m...
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Assessment of the effectiveness of school tobacco policies (STPs) in reducing adolescent smoking remains inconclusive. Previous studies took insufficient account of different dimensions of STPs, the different views of students and staff, and policy changes over time. This study assessed how a multidimensional STP, as perceived by students and staff...
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Purpose The coping mechanisms employed to deal with objective financial burden following a cancer diagnosis are considered mediators of financial toxicity, specifically for the relationship between increased costs and health outcomes. Using qualitative research, the aim of the study was to explore the financial adjustments experienced by cancer pat...
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Background: About 2000 children and adolescents under the age of 18 are diagnosed with cancer each year in Germany. Because of current medical treatment methods, a high survival rate can be reached for many types of the disease. Nevertheless, patients face a number of long-term effects related to the treatment. As a result, physical and psychologi...
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Background Advocacy, resources and intersubjective reasonable arguments are known as factors that contribute to smoke-free (SF) adoption and implementation in Chinese and Anglo-Saxon places. Less is known about how the implementation of smoking bans differs across European places. The aim of this qualitative comparative study is to identify and cl...
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Background: The current generation of young people spends more time using social media than any other age group. So far, not much is known about the consequences of social media use in terms of health and well-being among teenagers in Germany. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between social media use, health and risk behavio...
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School tobacco policies (STPs) are a crucial strategy to reduce adolescents smoking. Existing studies have investigated STPs predominantly from a school-related 'insider' view. Yet, little is known about barriers that are not identified from the 'schools' perspective', such as perceptions of local stakeholders. Forty-six expert interviews from seve...
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Zusammenfassung Ziel der Studie Durch den Masterplan Medizinstudium 2020 und die Entwicklung des Nationalen Kompetenzbasierten Lernzielkatalogs Medizin (NKLM) wurden bedeutsame Veränderungen in der universitären Medizin angestoßen. Ziel der Studie war eine systematische Erfassung des Standes und der Perspektiven der Fächer Medizinische Psychologie...
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Zusammenfassung Ziel der Studie Die Studie untersucht erstmals die Assoziation zwischen den „Big Five“-Persönlichkeitsmerkmalen und der selbstberichteten Gesundheit sowie der Lebenszufriedenheit Heranwachsender in Deutschland. Methodik Datenbasis bildet das Nationale Bildungspanel (NEPS), Startkohorte 3 (Welle 3, 2012). Die Stichprobe umfasst (n=54...
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Die soziale Netzwerkforschung ist im Jugendalter vergleichsweise weit fortgeschritten, aufgrund von schulbasierten Surveys die v. a. seit den 1960er Jahren durchgeführt wurden.
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„Sag mir, wie viel Deine Freunde verdienen, und ich sage Dir, ob Du rauchst, welche Krankheiten Du hast und wie alt Du werden wirst!“ Mit dieser etwas zugespitzten Aussage wurde am Anfang dieses Bandes vorgeschlagen, den empirisch gut bestätigten Zusammenhang von sozialen und gesundheitlichen Ungleichheiten aus der Perspektive der Netzwerkforschung...
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Ein zentrales Thema von Sozialepidemiologie und Gesundheitssoziologie ist der empirish gut nachgewiesene Zusammenhang zwischen sozialen Ungleichheiten und Gesundheit. Eine umfassende und interdisziplinär anschlussfähige Erklärung der Ursachen dieses Zusammenhanges liegt derzeit jedoch noch nicht vor. In diesem Beitrag lenken wir die Aufmerksamkeit...
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Zusammenfassung Alkohol zählt zu den beliebtesten psychoaktiven Substanzen. Die Risiken von Alkoholkonsum sind insbesondere für Heranwachsende nicht zu unterschätzen. Die nationalen wie internationalen Befunde der HBSC-Studie zum Alkoholkonsum unter Heranwachsenden verzeichnen zwar einen Rückgang für die letzten Jahre, dennoch sind die Prävalenzen...