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Projects

  • Paths through Corona

    Paths through the corona crisis of psychosocial support services for children and families

    • Project Lead: Beate Schrank, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / D.O.T. - Die offene Tür (The Open Door), Beate Schrank, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / Division of Psychiatry for Adults (University Hospital Tulln)
    • Project Partner: Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft / Forschungsgruppe DOT, Liga für Kinder- und Jugendgesundheit
    • Duration: 6 months starting from 01.07.2020
  • COVY

    Problems and solutions of the community-based care network for persons with a mental illness under COVID-19

    • Project Lead: Project Partner, IMEHPS.research
    • Project Partner: Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / D.O.T. - Die offene Tür (The Open Door), Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / Division of Psychiatry for Adults (University Hospital Tulln)
    • Duration: 4 months starting from 01.04.2020
  • Virtual Skills Lab

    Virtual reality as a training environment for strengthening social competences to promote teamwork in companies

    • Project Number: FFG872573
    • Project Lead: Klaus Neundlinger, Institute for Cultural Excellence
    • Project Partner: Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / D.O.T. - Die offene Tür (The Open Door), Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / Division of Psychiatry for Adults (University Hospital Tulln), Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft / Forschungsgruppe DOT, Institute for Advanced Studies, Polycular OG, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
    • Duration: 30 months starting from 01.03.2019

    Background

    Background:
    Complex social competencies, such as empathy, the ability to reflect or to constructively solve conflicts, are key in a contemporary work environment which is characterized by complex forms of interaction. This is the basis for our motivation to investigate novel forms of learning and training, which include emotional experiences in order to effect a sustainable increase in social competencies and, consequently, improve teamwork. Weaknesses of existing methods for promoting social competencies, such as a sole focus on cognitive stimuli, are specifically addressed through the use of virtual reality (VR).
    Aims:
    In a highly interdisciplinary process, this project examines how social skills (e.g. active listening, empathic change of perspective, etc.) can be trained using VR scenarios. The target group are middle management staff charged with a high number of coordination tasks, whose social skills impact the quality of the working conditions of the entire team they are responsible for. Based on the training approach of the consulting company 4dimensions, which focuses on optimizing team collaboration, a research prototype will be developed for the study.

  • Follow-up psychiatric patients

    Graded psychiatric care for patients with special care needs

    • Project Lead: Friedrich Riffer, Psychosomatic Center Waldviertel - Eggenburg Clinic
    • Project Partner: Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / Division of Psychiatry for Adults (University Hospital Tulln), Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / Division Clinical Psychology, Psychosomatic Center Waldviertel - Eggenburg Clinic
    • Duration: 48 months starting from 01.04.2018

    Background

    Patients being treated frequently and in different care facilities, also due to repeated treatment discontinuations, burden the care structures. The causes of the repeated treatment discontinuations and consequently readmissions, as well as the lack of reintegration are not restrictive known. It is therefore of great importance to investigate which factors are associated with potential readmissions and play a role in social reintegration. This project examines the benefits of patients with special aftercare needs. The goal is to optimize the graded care and reduce the readmissions. Basic knowledge will be gained on the benefit of patients with special care needs, who will contribute to the dismissal of the care system.
    Questions:
    1. Are there subgroups of patients with or without fundamental social and cognitive impairment among psychiatric patients with addiction (F1) or personality disorders (F6)?
    2. Is there a difference among the subgroups of psychiatric patients with or without cognitive thinking disorders regarding (re)admission r and cumulative length of stay, and social and professional reintegration

  • D.O.T.

    Die Offene Tür - Mental Health Project

    • Project Number: LBG 01
    • Project Lead: Beate Schrank, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / D.O.T. - Die offene Tür (The Open Door), Beate Schrank, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / Division of Psychiatry for Adults (University Hospital Tulln)
    • Project Partner: Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft
    • Duration: 48 months starting from 01.01.2018

    Background

    Social connectedness in adolescents is an important protective factor for health. Adolescent children of parents with mental illness (COPMI) are at risk of poor social connectedness, especially in periods of school transition. In COPMI and non-COPMI early adolescents, we seek to (i) understand mechanisms of social connectedness, (ii) improve social connectedness by enhancing social-emotional skills and appropriate peer connections through a digital hub, (iii) tailor the hub to maximise individuals’ gains, (iv) facilitate related positive outcomes, such as reductions in stigma via opportunity for positive COPMI-non-COPMI contact. Profound literature reviews and ongoing stakeholder and expert consultation will guide the design of a blended intervention comprising the online hub housing digital experiences and peer matching, and complementary school/service-based social wellbeing programmes. A pilot evaluation will test the intervention acceptability, feasibility and processes of changes; and explore the efficacy of the hub in two versions, i.e. standard and an individually adaptive mode.

Events

  1. 17 Sep

    International Skills Lab Symposium 2020

    17. September 2020, 09:00 - 19. September 2020, 18:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Skills Lab, Trakt Y
  2. 14 Mar

    Open House - March 2020 - CANCELLED

    14. March 2020, 10:00 - 14:00
    Karl Landsteiner University, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30,3500 Krems, Trakt Y, Erdgeschoß
  3. 27 Feb

    Neurophysiology symposium: Ion channels in nerve cells and associated diseases

    27. February 2020, 15:30 - 18:30
    Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Wing Y, Auditorium