Current research projects

On this website you will find more about current research projects of the institute of social medicine, rehabilitation sciences and healthcare research.

The interdisciplinary team of institute conducts fundamental and application-oriented research in the fields of social medicine, rehabilitation sciences and healthcare research. The emphasis is on rehabilitative and therapeutic social work, including studies and systemic counseling and therapy. The institute's members do research in close cooperation with national and international partners, e.g. the Deutsche Rentenversicherung, national and international universities as well as other organizations/societies and research institutes.      

Projects under Prof. Dr. med. Bassler's guidance

  • Internet-based psychotherapy of anxiety disorders (in cooperation with the German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme Braunschweig-Hannover,  the Hamburg-Eppendorf University institute and polyclinic for medical psychology and the Zurich University institute for psychology; externally funded project, BMBF)
  • Development and implementation of computer-assisted basic and course documentation for psychosomatic rehabilitation (in cooperation with the German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme Braunschweig-Hannover; Society for quality in health services)
  • The differential effect of psychosomatic rehabilitation (including one-year-catamnesis); in cooperation with German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme Braunschweig-Hannover; society for quality in health services and the German society for clinical psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
  • Complaint-validation of psychosomatic rehabilitees (in cooperation with the German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme Braunschweig-Hannover and the Bremen University, Centre for Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation)
  • Prevalence of internet addiction in psychosomatic rehabilitation (in cooperation with German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme Braunschweig-Hannover and the Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics of Dresden University of Technology)
  • Comparison of heart rate variability under therapy with respiratory assistance versus biofeedback therapy - randomized study (in cooperation with German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme Braunschweig-Hannover the Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics of Dresden University of Technology)
  • Evaluation of ambulant case management for psychosomatic rehabilitees (in cooperation with the German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme Braunschweig-Hannover and Centre for Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation of Bremen University)
  • Evaluation of therapy success in psychosomatic rehabilitation in the case of depressive disorders (in cooperation with the German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme Braunschweig-Hannover and Hannover Medical School Department of Psychiatry)
  • Evaluation of the project's "Drums alive" therapy success (rhythm- and coordination programme) in the context of psychosomatic rehabilitation (in cooperation with the German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme Braunschweig-Hannover and the Institute of Sports Science of Chemnitz University of Technology)
  • Education in primary psychosomatic health care for physicians in China - educational programme at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (in cooperation with the Department of psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy of Freiburg University and the Department of psychology of the Peking Union Medical Hospital; externally funded project, BMBF)