Publications 2006-2012

Publications 2012

WI-1 publications

Beqiri A, Toci E, Sallaku A, Qirjako G, Burazeri G. Breaking Bad News in a Southeast European Population: A Survey among Cancer Patients in Albania. J Palliat Med. 2012 Oct;15(10):1100-5.

Bjegovic-Mikanovic V, Vukovic D, Otok R, Czabanowska K, Laaser U. Education and training of public health professionals in the European Region: variation and convergence. Int J Public Health 2012; DOI: 10.1007/s00038-012-0425-2

Commers M, Morival M, Marten W. Toward best-practice post-disaster mental health promotion for children: Sri Lanka. Health Promotion International 2012; doi: 10.1093/heapro/das047.

Czabanowska K, Klemenc-Ketis Z, Potter A, Rochfort A, Tomasik T, Csiszar J, Vanden Bussche P. Development of the competency framework in quality improvement for Family Medicine in Europe: a qualitative study. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 32(3):174–180, 2012

Jerliu N, Toci E, Burazeri G, Ramadani N, Brand H. Socioeconomic conditions of elderly people in Kosovo: a cross-sectional study BMC Public Health. 2012 9;12(1):512.

Kinsman LD, Rotter T, et al. Do clinical pathways enhance access to evidence-based acute myocardial infarction treatment in rural emergency departments? Australian Journal of Rural Health 20(2), 2012: 59-66.

Kraja B, Sina M, Mone I, Pupuleku F, Babameto A, Prifti S, Burazeri G. Predictive Value of the Model of End-Stage Liver Disease in Cirrhotic Patients with and without Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2012: Art. ID. 539059.

Rosenkötter N, van Dongen MCJM, Hellmeier W, Simon K, Dagnelie P. The influence of migratory background and parental education on health care utilisation of children. European Journal of Pediatrics 2012. 171(10): 1533-40

Rotter T, Popa D, Riley B, Ellermann T, Ryll U, Burazeri G, Daemen P, Peeters G, Brand H. Methods for the evaluation of hospital cooperation activities (Systematic review protocol). Syst Rev. 2012 Feb 10;1(1):11.

Rotter, T., L. Kinsman, et al. The Effects of Clinical Pathways on Professional Practice, Patient Outcomes, Length of Stay, and Hospital Costs: Cochrane Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evaluation & the Health Professions 35(1), 2012: 3-27.

Schang L., Czabanowska K., Lin V. Securing funds for health promotion: lessons from health promotion foundations based on experiences from Austria, Australia, Germany, Hungary and Switzerland. Health Promotion International, 2012 27 (2):295-305.

Sørensen K, Van den Broucke S, Fullam J, Doyle G, Pelikan J, Slonska Z, Brand H, for the (HLS-EU) Consortium Health Literacy Project Europe. Health literacy and public health. A systematic review and integration of definitions and models. BMC Public Health. 80, 2012:12.

Zhang F, Krafft T, Zhang D, Xu J, Wang W. The association between daily outpatient visits for allergic rhinitis and pollen levels in Beijing. Science of The Total Environment, Volumes 417–418, 2012: 39-44.

Michelsen K, Brand, H. Health 2020 - The new European Policy Framework of WHO. Gesundheitswesen. 2012 Dec; 74(12):771-7

Stankunas M, Sauliune S, Smith T, Avery M, Sumskas L, Czabanowska K. Evaluation of leadership competencies of executives in Lithuanian public health institutions. Medicina (Kaunas). 2012 48:581-7

Kragelj LZ, Kovacic L, Bjegovic V, Bozikov J, Burazeri G, Donev D, Galan A, Georgieva L, Pavlekovic G, Scintee SG, Bardehle D, Laaser U. The use and exchange of teaching modules published in the series of handbooks prepared within the framework of the „Forum for Public Health in South-Eastern Europe“ network. Zdravstveno Varstvo (Slovenian Journal of Public Health), 2012, 51:4, 237-250

Bjegovic-Mikanovic V, Vukovic D, Otok R, Czabanowska K, Laaser U. Education and training of public health professionals in the European Region: variation and convergence. Int J Public Health 2012; DOI: 10.1007/s00038-012-0425-2

Rotter T, Kinsman L, James E, Machotta, A. Have we drawn the wrong conclusions about the value of care pathways? Is a Cochrane Review appropriate? Response to the commentary article published by Kris Vanhaecht et al. Evaluation & the Health Professions, 2012 (1):43-6.


W-2 Publications and others:

Aceijas C, Brall C, Schröder-Bäck P, Otok R, Maeckelberghe E, Strech D, Tulchinsky T,. Teaching Ethics in Schools of Public Health in the European Region – Results of a Screening Survey. Public Health Reviews 34(1), 2012.

Alla A,  Czabanowska K, Klemenc-Ketis Z, Roshi E, Burazeri G. Abilities and Competencies of family physicians in Albania: Adaptation of a conceptual framework for quality improvement. Albanian Medical Journal  29(4), 2012: 93-96.

Alla A, Czabanowska K, Kijowska V, Roshi E, Burazeri G. Cross cultural Adaptation of a Questionnaire on Self-perceived Level of Skills, Abilities and Competencies of Family Physicians in Albania: Mat Soc Med. 2012 24(4): 142-147.

Alla A,  Czabanowska K, Klemenc-Ketis Z, Roshi E, Burazeri G. Cross-cultural Adaptation of an Instrument Measuring Primary Health Care Users’ Perceptions on Competencies of their Family Physicians in Albania. Medical Archives 2012; 66(6): 382-384

Brand, H, Michelsen, K (2012). Collaborative governance: The example of health conferences. In D. V. McQueen, M. Wismar, V. Lin, C. M. Jones, & M. Davies, Intersectoral Governance for Health in All Policies. Structures, actions and experiences (pp. 165-184). Copenhagen: WHO Office for Europe on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

Clemens, T. Transparenz und fundierte Entscheidungsfindung. Über die Priorisierungsdebatte in Holland. Gesundheit braucht Politik - Zeitschrift für eine soziale Medizin, Nr.1 /2012 vdää: verein demokratischer ärztinnen und ärzte

Czabanowska K, Moust JHC, Meijer AWM, Schröder-Bäck P, Roebertsen  H. Problem-based Learning Revisited, introduction of Active and Self-directed Learning to reduce fatigue among students, Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 9(1), 2012: Art. 6.

Czabanowska K, Burazeri G, Klemenc-Ketiš Z, Kijowska V, Tomasik T, Brand H. Quality Improvement Competency Gaps in Primary Care in Albanian, Polish and Slovenian Contexts: a Study Protocol. Acta Informatica Medica. 2012; 20(4): 136-140

Kijowska V, Tomasik T, Czabanowska K. Innovative approaches supporting education of family physicians in quality improvement in Poland-European project inGPinQI Innowacyjne formy wspierające proces nauczania lekarzy rodzinnych w zakresie poprawy jakości świadczeń – europejski projekt inGPinQI, Problemy Medycyny Rodzinnej/Problems of Family Medicine. Vol. XIV, May, 2012, wyd.ACTIS Łódź 2012, p. 41.

Kijowska V, Tomasik T, Domagała A, Czabanowska K. Use of modern technology for the quality improvement of family medicine curricula / Technologia na rzecz poprawy atrakcyjności i jakości programów nauczania w medycynie rodzinnej, Family Physician/Lekarz Rodzinny, October 2012, year XVII, no. 10: 804-808.

Mainil T, Commers M, Michelsen K. The European Cross-Border Patient As Both Citizen and Consumer: Public Health and Health System Implications. In: David Botterill, Guido Pennings and Tomas Mainil (eds.) Medical Tourism and Transnational Health Care, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Pilot E, Biranchi J, Kauhl B, Rao R, Pardeshi R, Ziemann A, Krafft T. Disease surveillance and early outbreak detection in India. In: Giovanni De Santis (a cura di), Salute e Solidarietà, Decimo Seminario Internazionale di Geografia Medica (Roma, 16-18.12.2010), Atti in Onore di Cosimo Palagiano, Perugia, Edizioni Guerra, 2012, pp. 287-292

Schröder-Bäck P, Clemens T, Michelsen K, Schulte in den Bäumen T, Sørensen K, Borrett G, Brand H. Public health ethical perspectives on the values of the European Commission's White Paper "Together for Health". Cent Eur J Public Health. 2012;20(2):95-100.

Schröder-Bäck P. Ethische Kriterien der Gerechtigkeit für den Zusammenhang von Umwelt und Gesundheit. In: Gabriele Bolte, Christiane Bunge, Claudia Hornberg, Heike Köckler, Andreas Mielck (eds.) Umweltgerechtigkeit durch Chancengleichheit bei Umwelt und Gesundheit - Konzepte, Datenlage und Handlungsperspektiven. Bern Verlag Hans Huber, 2012: 51-60.

Schröder-Bäck P, Brall C. Ethische Aspekte epidemiologischer Forschung. Public Health Forum 20(76), 2012: 28-29.

Schröder-Bäck P. Der Krankheitsbegriff als praktisches Kriterium. Gesundheitsphilosophische Überlegungen für die Soziale Arbeit. in: Kauderer, Dietmar (Hg.) Diakoniewissenschaftliches Institut (DWI) Jahrbuch Band 42, 2011. Heidelberg: Diakoniewissenschaftliches Institut, 2012: 224-245.

Spahija B, Qirjako G, Toçi E, Roshi E, Burazeri G. Socioeconomic and lifestyle determinants of obesity in a transitional southeast European population. Med Arh. 2012;66(3 Suppl 1):16-20.

Tahiri Z, Toçi E, Rrumbullaku L, Pulluqi P, Roshi E, Burazeri G. Socio-Demographic Correlates of Satisfaction Level of Primary Health Care Personnel in Gjilan, Kosovo. Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences. 2012; 5(2):202-204.

Van Asten L, Fanoy EB, Koopmans MPG, Enserink R, Hooiveld M, de Jong S, Koppeschaar C, Reusken C, van Steenbergen JE, Veldman-Ariesen MJ, van Wyckhuise LA, Ziemann A, Kretzschmar MEE. Mogelijkheden van syndroom-surveillance. Bijkerk P, van der Plas SM, van Asten L, Fanoy EB, Kroneman A, Kretzschmar MEE (eds.) Staat van infectiesiekten in Nederland 2011. RIVM, Bilthoven; 2012:19-30.


Publications 2011

Brand A, Brand H. Health Literacy and Public Health Genomics: Innovation Management by Citizens. Public Health Genomics, 2011 14(4-5):193-194.

Burazeri G, Kark JD (2011). Hostility and acute coronary syndrome in a transitional post-communist  Muslim country: a population-based study in Tirana. Albania. European Journal of Public Health, 2011 21(4):469-76.

Burazeri G, Qirjako G, Roshi E, Brand H. Determinants of witnessed parental physical violence among university students in transitional Albania. Journal of Public Health, 2011 33(1):22-3.

Fischer M, Kamp J, Garcia-Castrillo Riesgo L, Robertson-Steel I, Overton J, Ziemann A, Krafft T (2011). Comparing Emergency Medical Service Systems - a Project of the European Emergency Data (EED) Project. Resuscitation, 2011 82(3): 285-293.

Holdaway J, Krafft T, Wang W. Migration and health in China: challenges and responses. IHDP Update, 2011 1:35-41. Download (PDF, 0,28 MB)

Jankhotkaew, J, Schröder-Bäck P, Brand H, Pongsupap Y, Pratoomnun. An evaluation of universal health care coverage among low income groups in Thailand by using four selected characteristics of good governance. Journal of Health Systems Research, 2011 5(1): 195-204.

Kautsch M, Czabanowska K. When the grass gets greener at home: Poland’s changing incentives for health professional mobility in M. Wismar, C. Maier, I. A. Glinos, G. Dussault eds. Health professional mobility and health systems: evidence from 17 European countries, 2011 European Observatory Series.

Lu JM, Wang WY, Krafft T, Li Y, Zhang FY, Yuan F. Effects of Several Environmental Factors on Longevity and Health of the Human Population of Zhongxiang, Hubei. China Biological Trace Element Research, 2011 143:702-716.

Lu JM, Wang WY, Zhang FY, Krafft T, Yuan F, Li Y. Identification of human age using hair trace element concentration and support vector machine method. Biological Trace Element, 2011 143(3):1441-50 

Pilot E, Jena B, Krafft T, Ziemann A, Rao R, Kauhl B, Pardeshi RR and Salvi S. New Approaches to Disease Surveillance and Early Outbreak Detection in India. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Health GIS, New Delhi, India, 5-6 August 2011 New Delhi; Edited by N.K. Tripathi, P. K. Joshi and H. Mehmood: Managing Health Geospatially,Teri, 2011: 240-246.

Rosenkötter N, Vondeling H, Blancquaert I, Kristensen FB, Mekel OCL, Brand A. The contribution of health technology assessment, health needs assessment, and health impact assessment to the assessment and translation of technologies in the field of public health genomics. Public Health Genomics, 2011 14(1):43-52.

Sala Soler M, Fouillet A, Viso AC, Josseran L, Smith GE, Elliot AJ, McMenamin J, Ziemann A, Krafft T Triple S Project. Assessment of syndromic surveillance in Europe. Lancet, 2011 26 378(9806):1833-4

Sørensen K. Health literacy driving change towards equity and sustainability: scenarios on trends, trade-offs and health attitudes. IHDP Update 2011, 1:62-67. Download (PDF, 0,19 MB)

Sorensen K, Brand H. Health literacy: the essential catalyst for the responsible and effective translation of genome-based information for the benefit of population health. Public Health Genomics 2011;14(4-5):195-200.

Zhang F, Li L, Krafft T, Lv J, Wang W, Pei D. Study on the Association between Ambient Air Pollution and Daily Cardiovascular and Respiratory Mortality in an Urban District of Beijing. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2011, 8(6): 2109-2123.

Zhang F, Wang W, Lu J, Krafft T, Xu J. Time-series studies on air pollution and daily outpatient visits for allergic rhinitis in Beijing, China. Science of The Total Environment 2011, 409(13): 2486-2492.

Ziemann A, Krafft T, Rosenkötter N, Garcia-Castrillo Riesgo L, Vergeiner G, Fischer M, Lippert F, Krämer A, Pinheiro P, Brand H, Rosenberg M, Overton J. Syndromic Surveillance: Enhancing Public Health Responsiveness to Global Change - A European Perspective. IHDP Update 2011, 1:12-18. 


Publications 2010

Burke W, Burton H, Hall AE, Karmali M, Khoury MJ, Knoppers B, Meslin EM, Stanley F, Wright CF, Zimmern RL; Ickworth Group (in pub med with: Brand A, Brand H)
Extending the reach of public health genomics: what should be the agenda for public health in an era of genome-based and “personalized” medicine?
Genet Med. 2010 Dec;12(12):785-91. (IF 5,288)

Helmut Brand, T Krafft
The Icelandic ash cloud and other erupting health threats: what role for syndromic surveillance?
Eur J Public Health 2010, 20:367-368

W. Ricciardi, S. Boccia, R. L. Zimmern, J.J. Cassiman, P. Schröder-Bäck, D. Gurwitz, D. Ibarreta, J. Lavinha, C. Patch, M. Sasiadeki, L. Ten Kate, A. Brand, H. Brand
The development of health policies for the introduction of genome-based technologies in the health services of the European Union
(Lo sviluppo di politiche sanitarie per un’introduzione corretta delle tecnologie basate sul genoma nei servizi sanitari dell’Unione Europea) L’Arco di Giano, Rivista di Medical Humanities, Autunno 2010, Numero 65, 9 -16

Simon K, Rosenkötter N
Obesity in children upon school entry in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz 2010. 53(2):258-264 (IF 0,595)

Dionne S Kringos,  Wienke GW Boerma, Allen Hutchinson, Jouke van der Zee, Peter P Groenewegen:
The breadth of primary care: a systematic literature review of its core dimensions
BMC Health Serv Res. 2010; 10: 65. Published online 2010 March 13. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-10-65. (IF 1,721)

Stephan Van den Broucke, Heila Jooste, Maki Tlali, Vimla Moodley, Greer Van Zyl, David Nyamwaya, Kwok-Cho Tang
Strengthening the capacity for health promotion in South Africa through international collaboration
Global Health Promotion, Vol. 17, No. 2 Suppl, 6-16 (2010)

Brand H:
From "Public Health in Europe" to "European Public Health"
Eur J Public Health; 2010; 20:127-128

Michelsen K:
Health Targets for Health Promotion in an Area of Conflict between Individual Freedom, State Paternalism and Common Welfare
Das Gesundheitswesen 2010; 72:41-47 (IF 0,66)

Christine Eichhorn, Julika Loss, Peter Schröder-Bäck, Christa Wewetzer
Health Promotion and Prevention between Freedom and Paternalism
Gesundheitswesen 2010; 72:1-2

Burazeri G, Kark JD
Alcohol intake and its correlates in a transitional predominantly Muslim population in southeastern Europe.
Addictive Behaviors 2010;35:706-713. (IF 2,199)

Burazeri G, Kark, JD
Prevalence and Determinants of Binge Drinking in Middle Age in a Transitional Post-communist Country: A Population-based Study in Tirana, Albania
Alcohol and Alcoholism 2010, 45(2):180-187 (IF 2,599) 

Sumskas L, Czabanowska K, et al.
Specialised English as a foregin language for European public health: evaluation of competencies and needs among Polish and Lithuanian students.
Medicina (Kaunas) 2010; 46(1).

Jenny Telander, Laura Otero Garcia, Taavi Lai, Stephan van den Broucke
Tackling healt inequalities in Europe
European Health Forum Gastein 2010; 12:9-15


Publications 2009

Peter Schröder-Bäck, Helmut Brand, Ixhel Escamilla, John K. Davies, Caroline Hall, Kieran Hickey, Eleni Jelastopulu, Reli Mechtler, Jaroslav Volf:
Ethical Evaluation of Compulsory Measles Immunisation as a Benchmark for Good Health Management in the European Union
Cent Eur J Public Health. 2009 No. 4, 183-186

Matthias Schröter, Peter Schröder-Bäck, Helmut Brand:
Using the Reference Framework for Good Measles Management in Practice - A Case Study from North Rhine-Westphalia
Cent Eur J Public Health. 2009 No. 4, 187-190 

Genc Burazeri, Jeremy D. Kark:
Negative attitudes to transition in post-communist Albania and acute coronary syndrome
Health Psychology. 2009, Vol. 28, No. 6, 779-786 (IF 3,462)

Michelsen K:
Dissent in public health ethics
Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz 2009. 52(5), 512-518 (IF 1,248)

Boccia S, Brand A, Brand H, Ricciardi G.
The integration of genome-based information for common diseases into health policy and healthcare as a major challenge for Public Health Genomics: The example of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene in non-cancer diseases.
Mutation Research 667(2009) 27-34 (IF 3,204)

Burazeri G, Brand H, Laaser U.
Public health research needs and challenges in transitional countries of southeastern Europe.
Italian Journal of Public Health 2009; 6. 48-51

Schröter M, Alpers K, van Treeck U, Frank C, Rosenkötter N, Schaumann R.
Outbreak of wound botulism among injecting drug users
Epidemiology and Infection 2009.137:1602-1608

Brand A, Rosenkötter N, Schulte in den Bäumen T, Schröder-Bäck P.
Public Health Genomics.
Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz 2009.52(7):665-676 (IF 1,248)


Publications 2008

Declerck, D., Leroy, R., Hoppenbrouwers, K., Martens, L., Lesaffre, E., Van den Broucke, S. & Debyser, M.
Factors associated with Caries Experience in Flemish Pre-School Children.
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 2008, 36 (2), 168-178.

Defranc, A., Van den Broucke, S. Leroy, R., Hoppenbrouwers, K., Lesaffre, E., Martens, L., Debyser, M. & Declerck, D.:
The application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour to predict oral health in Flemish health care workers.
Community Dental Health, 2008, 25, 107-114.

Colemont, A. & Van den Broucke, S.
Measuring determinants of occupational health related behavior in Flemish farmers: an application of the Theory of Planned Behavior.
Journal of Safety Research, 2008, 39 (1), 55-64.

Rosenkötter N, Schröder-Bäck P, Brand A, Schulte in den Bäumen T, Brand H.
Zur "richtigen" Integration genom-basierten Wissens bei der Prävention Public-Health-relevanter Erkrankungen.
Prävention 31(4), 2008: 103-107

Brand H, Cornelius-Taylor B, Michelsen K, Schröder-Bäck P.
Evaluation von Gesundheitsberichten in Europa.
Prävention 31(3), 2008: 75-78.

Brand H, Hollederer A, Wolf U, Brand A.
Cross-border health activities in the Euregios: good practice for better health.
Health Policy. 2008 May;86(2-3):245-54. (IF 1,334)

Schröder-Bäck P, Sass HM, Brand H, Winter SF.
Ethical aspects of a pandemic influenza management and conclusions for health policy. An overview.
Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2008 Feb;51(2):191-9.

Paris, H., & Van den Broucke, S.
Measuring cognitive determinants of speeding: An application of the theory of planned behaviour.
Transportation Research, Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 2008 11(3), 168-180.

Colemont, A. & Van den Broucke, S.
Measuring determinants of occupational health related behavior in Flemish farmers: an application of the Theory of Planned Behavior.
Journal of Safety Research, 2008, 39 (1), 55-64.

Brand A, Brand H, Schulte in den Bäumen T.
The impact of genetics and genomics on public health.
Eur J Hum Genet. 2008 Jan;16(1):5-13.(IF 3,925)


Publications 2007

Brand H.
Good governance for the public's health.
Eur J Public Health. 2007 Dec;17(6):541.

Brand H, Michelsen K.
Policy counselling through public health reporting?
Gesundheitswesen. 2007 Oct;69(10):527-33.

Schröder P, Brand H, Schröter M, Brand A:
Ethical Discussion on Criteria for Policy Makers in Public Health Authorities for Preventative Measures against a Pandemic Caused by a Novel Influenza A Virus
Gesundheitswesen 2007; 69: 371 – 376

Brand H, Brand A:
Public health genomics. The integration of genome-based knowledge into public health, policies and health services.
Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2007 February;50(2):135-144


Publications 2006

Wolf U, Hollederer A, Brand H:
Cross-border cooperation in Europe: what are Euregios?
Gesundheitswesen 2006;68:667-673

Brand A, Schroder P., Brand H, Zimmern R:
Getting ready for the future: integration of genomics into public health research, policy and practice in Europe and globally.
Community Genet. 2006;9(1):67-71.

Rau R, Mensing M, Brand H:
Community knowledge about stroke. A survey in the District of Wesel, Germany (2002).
Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2006 May;49(5):450-8.

Brand H, Schroder P, Davies JK, Escamilla I, Hall C, Hickey K, Jelastopulu E, Mechtler R, Yared WT, Volf J, Weihrauch B:
Reference frameworks for the health management of measles, breast cancer and diabetes (type II).
Cent Eur J Public Health. 2006 Mar;14(1):39-45.

Rau R, Mensing M, Brand H:
"Medical Emergency Services as Seen by Consumers". Health services research by CATI survey of the community.
Med Klin (Munich). 2006 Jan 15;101(1):37-47.

Brand A, Schroder P, Brand H, Zimmern R:
Getting ready for the future: integration of genomics into public health research, policy and practice in Europe and globally.
Community Genet. 2006;9(1):67-71.

Mellmann A, Friedrich AW, Rosenkötter N, Rothgänger J, Karch H, Reintjes R, Harmsen D.
Automated DNA Sequence-Based Early Warning System for the Detection of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Outbreaks.
PLoS Med 2006; 3(3):348-355