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Elisabeth Zeilinger
Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Zeilinger

Department of Medicine I (Division of Palliative Medicine)
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 0000-0002-0625-500X
T +43 1 40400 71270


Dementia; Intellectual Disability; Mental Health; Palliative Care; 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
  • 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. (2022) ‘The impact of COVID‐19 on cancer care of outpatients with low socioeconomic status’, International Journal of Cancer, 151, p. 77-82. Available at:
  2. 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:
  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) ‘Challenges in Palliative Care Nursing at a University Hospital’, Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing. 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,15(10), p. e0239936. Available at: