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Dr. Juergen M Giesler

Senior research asssociate

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Room no.: 00.020

Research Interests

Rehabilitation and Health Services Research


Patient competencies

Psychosocial support for the chronically ill

e-health / m-health


Developing a guideline-based rehabilitation program for stroke patients through a process that includes the active participation of rehabilitation centers (through expert-workshops), a guided implementation phase, and a follow-up care concept

Evaluation of a rehabilitation program for metabolic syndrome patients in the Drei-Burgen-Clinic - A research project of the Rehabilitation Research Network Freiburg

User behavior and effectiveness of the smart-phone application "Husteblume" of the Techniker Health Insurance Company


Selected Publications

Weis J, Giesler JM. Rehabilitation for Cancer Patients. Recent Results Cancer Res. 2018;210:105-122. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64310-6_7. PubMed PMID: 28924682.

Giesler JM, Faust T, Ernst J, Kuhnt S, Mehnert A, Weis J. [Selected Quality Characteristics Of Out-Patient Psychosocial Cancer Counseling Centers In Germany: A Nationwide Analysis]. Gesundheitswesen. 2017 Aug 23. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-111233. [Epub ahead of print] German. PubMed PMID: 28834961.

Giesler JM, Keller B, Repke T, Leonhart R, Weis J, Muckelbauer R, Rieckmann N,Müller-Nordhorn J, Lucius-Hoene G, Holmberg C. Effect of a Website That Presents Patients' Experiences on Self-Efficacy and Patient Competence of Colorectal Cancer Patients: Web-Based Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2017 Oct 13;19(10):e334. doi: 10.2196/jmir.7639. PubMed PMID: 29030329.

Ernst J, Mehnert A, Weis J, Faust T, Giesler JM, Roick J. [Social counseling in outpatient cancer counseling centers : Offers and use by advice-seekers]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2016 Nov;59(11):1476-1483. German. PubMed PMID: 27695938.

Kuhnt S, Mehnert A, Giesler JM, Faust T, Weis J, Ernst J. [The Development of Quality Standards for the Psychosocial Outpatient Care of Cancer Patients - Results of a Delphi Survey]. Gesundheitswesen. 2016 Apr 14. [Epub ahead of print] German. PubMed PMID: 27077320.

Eichhorn S, Kuhnt S, Giesler JM, Schreib M, Voelklin V, Brähler E, Ernst J, Mehnert A, Weis J. [Structural and process quality in outpatient psychosocial cancer counselling centres. evaluating a major funding programme of the "Deutsche Krebshilfe e.V."]. Gesundheitswesen. 2015 Apr;77(4):289-95. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1377030. Epub 2014 Sep 30. German. PubMed PMID: 25268412.

Ernst J, Eichhorn S, Kuhnt S, Giesler JM, Schreib M, Brähler E, Weis J. [Outpatient psychosocial counseling--results of a user-based cross-sectional study about patient reported needs and its consideration]. Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2014 Nov;64(11):421-30. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1374604. Epub 2014 May 26. German. PubMed PMID: 24864031.

Weis J, Giesler JM. Rehabilitation for cancer patients. Recent Results Cancer Res. 2014;197:87-101. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-40187-9_7. Review. PubMed PMID: 24305771.

Albrecht K, Droll H, Giesler JM, Nashan D, Meiss F, Reuter K. Self-efficacy for coping with cancer in melanoma patients: its association with physical fatigue and depression. Psychooncology. 2013 Sep;22(9):1972-8. doi: 10.1002/pon.3238. Epub 2013 Jan 3. PubMed PMID: 23288588.

Giesler JM, Weis J. Developing a self-rating measure of patient competence in the context of oncology: a multi-center study. Psychooncology. 2008 Nov;17(11):1089-99. doi: 10.1002/pon.1330. PubMed PMID: 18318001.

Weis J, Giesler JM. Subjective dimensions of patient competence: relationships with selected healthcare usage behaviors and general features of self-rated competence. Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Dec;73(3):511-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2008.07.010. Epub 2008 Oct 25. PubMed PMID: 18952394.


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Short CV

Since 2016    Medical Center University of Freiburg, Section of Health Care Research und Rehabilitation Research

2002 - 2015  Tumor Biology Center Freiburg, Institute of Rehabilitation Research and Prevention

1995 - 2001  University of Mainz, Section of Medical Psychology und Sociology

1990 - 1994  University of Frankfurt, Institute of Psychoanalysis

1984 - 1989  University of Frankfurt, Institute of Educational Psychology

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