Publications by authors named "Hannah Liebermann-Jordanidis"

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Effects of Sociodemographic Variables and Depressive Symptoms on MoCA Test Performance in Native Germans and Turkish Migrants in Germany.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 06 11;18(12). Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Neuropsychology and Gender Studies & Center for Neuropsychological Diagnostics and Intervention (CeNDI), Department of Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital of Cologne, University of Cologne, 50937 Cologne, Germany.

The validity of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in migrants is questionable, as sociodemographic factors and the migration process may influence performance. Our aim was to evaluate possible predictors (age, education, sex, depression, and migration) of MoCA results in Turkish migrants and Germans living in Germany. Linear regression models were conducted with a German ( = 419), a Turkish ( = 133), and an overall sample. All predictor analyses reached statistical significance. For the German sample, age, sex, education, and depression were significant predictors, whereas education was the only predictor for Turkish migrants. For the overall sample, having no migration background and higher education were significant predictors. Migration background and education had an impact on MoCA performance in a sample of German and Turkish individuals living in Germany. Thus, culture-specific normative data for the MoCA are needed, and the development of culture-sensitive cognitive screening tools is encouraged.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126335DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8296159PMC
June 2021

Simultaneous self-other integration and segregation support real-time interpersonal coordination in a musical joint action task.

Acta Psychol (Amst) 2021 Jul 28;218:103348. Epub 2021 May 28.

MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University, Australia. Electronic address:

The ability to distinguish between an individual's own actions and those of another person is a requirement for successful joint action, particularly in domains such as group music making where precise interpersonal coordination ensures perceptual overlap in the effects of co-performers' actions. We tested the hypothesis that such coordination benefits from simultaneous integration and segregation of information about 'self' and 'other' in an experiment using a musical joint action paradigm. Sixteen pairs of individuals with little or no musical training performed a dyadic synchronization task on a pair of electronic music boxes. The relationship between pitches produced by paired participants (same vs. different) and the relationship between movement frequencies required to trigger synchronous tones (congruent vs. incongruent) were varied in a repeated measures design. The results indicate that interpersonal coordination was most accurate when sounds were different in pitch but movement frequency was congruent. Under other conditions, participants often drifted apart, resulting in poor coordination, especially with same sounds and incongruent movements across co-performers. These findings suggest that interpersonal coordination was facilitated when simultaneous self-other integration and segregation occurred across sensory modalities in an asymmetrical manner where pitch relations favoured segregation via auditory streaming while movement congruence favoured integration via visuo-motor coupling. Such self-other representational balance may enable co-performers to maintain autonomous control while attending, anticipating, and adapting to each other's timing when joint action requires precise temporal coordination.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2021.103348DOI Listing
July 2021

Prognostic Factors and Models for Changes in Cognitive Performance After Multi-Domain Cognitive Training in Healthy Older Adults: A Systematic Review.

Front Hum Neurosci 2021 27;15:636355. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Medical Psychology | Neuropsychology and Gender Studies and Center for Neuropsychological Diagnostics and Intervention (CeNDI), Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

Cognitive Training (CT) may contribute to the maintenance and even enhancement of cognitive functions in healthy older adults. However, the question who benefits most from multi-domain CTs is still highly under-investigated. The goal is to investigate prognostic factors and models for changes in cognitive test performance in healthy older adults after a multi-domain CT. The data bases MEDLINE, Web of Science Core Collection, CENTRAL, and PsycInfo were searched up to July 2019. Studies investigating prognostic factors and/or models on cognitive outcomes (global cognition, memory, attention, executive functions, language, visuo-spatial abilities) after conducting a multi-domain CT in healthy older adults were included. Risk of Bias was assessed using the QUIPS and the PROBAST tool. 23 prognostic factor and model studies were included. Results indicate a high heterogeneity regarding the conducted multi-domain CTs, the investigated prognostic factors, the investigated outcomes, and the used statistical approaches. Age and neuropsychological performance at study entry were the most investigated predictors, yet they show inconsistent results. Data on prognostic factors and models of changes after multi-domain CT are still too rare and inconsistent to draw clear conclusions due to statistical shortcomings and low reporting quality. Approaches for future research are outlined. https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/, ID: CRD42020147531.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2021.636355DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8110835PMC
April 2021

Psychosocial well-being and quality of life in siblings of children with congenital heart disease: A systematic review.

J Child Health Care 2021 Apr 29:13674935211012933. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Medical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Gender Studies and Center for Neuropsychological Diagnostics and Intervention (CeNDI), Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, 27182University of Cologne, Germany.

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a major global health problem. Until recently, the siblings of this group did not receive much attention. This review, conducted from November 2019 to October 2020, aims to summarize knowledge about psychosocial well-being and quality of life (QoL), associated factors, and interventions for siblings of children with CHD. Systematic searches were conducted in PubMed, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, Web of Science via EBSCOhost, and CENTRAL. Twelve articles were included. Results showed that psychosocial well-being was impaired in 14% to 40% of siblings. Negative impact of illness was highest for CHD siblings compared to siblings of children with cancer, cystic fibrosis, or diabetes. QoL was impaired in up to one-third. Siblings of children with CHD and cancer rated their QoL lower than those of siblings of children with cystic fibrosis or type-1 diabetes. Associated factors were sibling age, gender, socioeconomic status, miscarriage, previous sibling death, visibility of illness, and severity of condition. Only one of two interventions focused on siblings of CHD children. Although data are scarce and inhomogeneous, it indicates that siblings of CHD children suffer from lower psychosocial well-being and QoL than siblings of children with other chronic conditions. Interventions to improve their situation should be developed.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/13674935211012933DOI Listing
April 2021

Long-Term Effectiveness of Guided Self-Help for Parents of Children With ADHD in Routine Care-An Observational Study.

J Atten Disord 2021 01 17;25(2):265-274. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

University Hospital Cologne, Germany.

To assess long-term effectiveness of guided self-help for parents of children with ADHD under routine care conditions. 6- to 12-year-old children diagnosed with ADHD were enrolled in an observational study on a 1-year telephone-assisted parent-administered behavioral intervention. = 136 families who completed the intervention participated in a follow-up assessment. Pre-, post-, and follow-up data were analyzed by repeated measures ANOVA with planned contrasts. Clinical significance was analyzed according to the reliable change index. Child ADHD symptoms (primary outcome), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) symptoms, overall behavioral problems, and quality of life improved during the intervention. There was a further improvement in ADHD symptoms at follow-up, with a medium effect size. Improvements during treatment in ODD symptoms, overall behavioral problems, and quality of life were maintained at follow-up. The findings suggest that telephone-assisted self-help interventions may result in a long-term reduction of child behavior problems.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1087054718810797DOI Listing
January 2021
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