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Elisabeth Zeilinger
Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Zeilinger

Department of Medicine I (Division of Hematology and Hemostaseology)
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 0000-0002-0625-500X
T +43 1 40400 70350


Frail Elderly; Geriatric Assessment; Health Promotion; Intellectual Disability; Mental Health; Oncology; Psychology, Clinical; Psychometrics; Statistics

Research group(s)


  • Cancer - Understanding Prevention in Intellectual Disabilities (CUPID) (2022)
    Source of Funding: EU, COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
    Coordinator of the collaborative project
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention in Austria: Including People with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (2022)
    Source of Funding: OeGHO (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Hämatologie & Medizinische Onkologie), ASHO Clinical Research Grant
    Principal Investigator
  • Facilitators and Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening in Women with Intellectual Disability in Austria (2022)
    Source of Funding: Medical Scientific Fund of the Mayor of the City of Vienna, City of Vienna Fund for Innovative Interdisciplinary Cancer Research
    Principal Investigator
  • Mental Health in People with Intellectual Disabilities (2022)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), ESPRIT
    Principal Investigator
  • Psycho-oncology Care in the Outpatient Setting (2022)
    Source of Funding: PHARMIG, MSD Join4Care
    Principal Investigator
  • Back-2-Research Grant (2019)
    Source of Funding: MedUni Vienna & University of Vienna, Marie Jahoda Stipendium
    Principal Investigator
  • Mobility Grant to Rome, Italy (2010)
    Source of Funding: Australian Federal Government, Department of Education and Training, Internationale Mobilität und wissenschaftlicher Austausch
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Zeilinger, E.L. et al. (2023) ‘The impact of COVID-19 and socioeconomic status on psychological distress in cancer patients’, International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 23(4), p. 100404. Available at:
  2. Zeilinger, E.L. et al. (2022) ‘Prevalence of anxiety and depression in people with different types of cancer or haematologic malignancies: a cross-sectional study’, Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 31. Available at:
  3. Zeilinger, E.L. et al. (2022) ‘Informant-based assessment instruments for dementia in people with intellectual disability: A systematic review and standardised evaluation’, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 121, p. 104148. Available at:
  4. Zeilinger, E.L. et al. (2022) ‘Latent structure and measurement invariance of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in cancer outpatients’, International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 22(3), p. 100315. Available at:
  5. Zeilinger, E.L. et al. (2020) ‘Intellectual disability literacy and its connection to stigma: A multinational comparison study in three European countries’, PLOS ONE. Edited by T. van Amelsvoort, 15(10), p. e0239936. Available at: