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    Verhaltenstherapeutische Paartherapie
    (Verlag W. Kohlhammer, 2021)
    Ewald, Elisa 
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    Ulbrich, Laura 
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    Willingness to pay for a quality-adjusted life year for depressive disorders compared to heart disease based on population preferences
    (2021)
    Ulbrich, Laura 
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    PURPOSE According to estimations of the World Health Organization, depressive disorders, and cardiovascular disease will be the leading causes for global burden of disease in 2030. The aim of the present study was to estimate the value a representative sample of the German population places on quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) for depressive disorders compared to heart disease. METHODS A representative sample of N = 967 of the German general public was randomly presented with one of two hypothetical health-loss scenarios: One version of the questionnaire presented respondents with health loss due to depression, while the other version dealt with health loss due to experiencing a heart disease. Respondents were asked to indicate their willingness to pay (WTP) for four hypothetical health-gain scenarios with different treatment options. RESULTS In the depression questionnaire median WTP values ranged from 1000 to 1500 EUR; in the heart disease questionnaire from 1000 to 2000 EUR. Results of the Mann-Whitney U-Test and Median Test indicate higher WTP values for heart disease compared to depressive disorders when QALY gains were minor and stretched over a long period of time, and when treatment with bypass operation (rather than treatment with ECT) was offered. Zero WTP was significantly higher in all scenarios of the depression questionnaire in comparison to the hearth disease questionnaire. CONCLUSION Results indicate that respondents valued the necessity of paying for treatment higher when presented with heart disease compared to depression.
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    Value of Electroconvulsive Therapy in the General Public
    (2021)
    Ulbrich, Laura 
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    OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to estimate the value a population-representative sample places on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) through willingness to pay (WTP) and to assess the effects of individual characteristics on WTP for ECT. METHODS A German population-representative sample of 518 was presented with a hypothetical health loss scenario of depression and was asked to indicate WTP for ECT. Probit and quantile regression were used to estimate the effects of individual characteristics on the probability of stating a positive WTP and on the amount of money respondents were willing to pay. RESULTS Two thirds of respondents stated that they had no knowledge about ECT. Most (56.5%) respondents indicated zero WTP for health gains through ECT treatment. Mean WTP was €5201 ($5612); median WTP was €1000 ($1079). Respondents' monthly household income had a significant effect on the probability of stating a positive WTP. Assessing WTP above zero, income showed a significant positive effect, whereas a higher score of depressive complaints showed a significant negative effect on the amount respondents were willing to pay. CONCLUSION Knowledge about ECT treatment is particularly low in the German public.
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    „Seefahrercamp“
    (2018) ;
    Ulbrich, Laura 
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    Ahrens-Eipper, Sabine 
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    Nelius, Katrin