Early Stage Researcher at the MUM – Muskuloskelettales Universitätszentrum München
LMU Klinikum, Campus Großhadern
LMU Klinikum, Campus Großhadern,
Fraunhoferstraße 20, 82125 Planegg-Martinsried Room 05.L.08
Telefon: +49 (0)89 / 440077373
Behavioural and patient-individual determinants of quality of life, functioning and physical activity in older adults
In my current project, MobilE-TRA 2, my research group investigates the impact of vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders (VDB), as well as lower limb osteoarthritis (OA) on patients in primary care. Both diseases have a similar impact on mobility, social participation and quality of life. Treatments as vestibular rehabilitation therapy for VDB and total hip or knee replacement for OA can effectively improve the symptoms of these conditions. We assess patients over the course of their treatment to determine mechanisms, variables, and specifically the role of behavioral economic concepts for treatment success. As I am employed at the Musculoskeletal University Center Munich (MUM) of the LMU clinic, the majority of my work is centered on the OA branch of the study.
Areas of interest: Musculoskeletal conditions, health care research, health economics, behavioral economics, quantitative research.
PD Dr. med. Martin Weigl, MPH
Since 10/2021 Ph.D. candidate Medical Research in Epidemiology & Public Health
2017 – 2019: M.Sc. Public Health, LMU Munich
2014 – 2017: B.Sc. Economics, LMU Munich
Since 2020: Research associate at Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Musculoskeletal University Center Munich (MUM), University Hospital, LMU Munich
2019: Research assistant at the Helmholtz Zentrum München - Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management (IGM)
Katzenberger B, Schwettmann L, Weigl M, Paulus A, Pedron S, Fuchs S, Koller D, Grill E. Behavioural and patient-individual determinants of quality of life, functioning and physical activity in older adults (MobilE-TRA 2): study protocol of an observational cohort study in a tertiary care setting. BMJ Open 2021;11:e051915. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051915