Anxiety and Coping in the Healthcare System

Lehrstuhl für Gesundheitspsychologie

FAU Contact:
Sturmbauer, Sarah


Hospitals or doctor’s appointments are environments that cause anxiety for a lot of people. Medical procedures can therefore be stressful for patients, thus potentially affecting wound healing and adjustment during recovery. Hence, the assessment of how individuals cope with stressful medical procedures is important. Focusing on vigilant and cognitive avoidant coping strategies, we investigate the emotional and biological reaction to anxiety in diverse medical settings with various groups of patients. 

Related Project(s)

VARD: Repressive Coping and the Verbal Autonomic Response Dissociation in a Simulated Medical Stress Situation
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rohleder; Sarah Sturmbauer
ABI-MS: Coping with Medical Procedures - Development of an Inventory
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rohleder; Sarah Sturmbauer
(01/04/2016 - 01/12/2016)

Last updated on 2019-14-05 at 13:02