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Johannes Wancata
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes WancataHead of Clinical Division of Social Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (Division of Social Psychiatry)
Position: Professor

ORCID: 0000-0003-4951-6780
T +43 1 40400 36030
johannes.wancata@meduniwien.ac.at

Further Information

Keywords

Community Mental Health Services; Epidemiologic Research Design; Epidemiologic Studies; Mental Health; Psychology, Social; Social Sciences

Research group(s)

Research interests

  • Health services research
  • Psychiatric epidemiology for identifying risk factors for developing mental illness
  • The influence of social networks and the society on persons suffering from mental illness
  • The societal consequences of mental disorders (e.g. stigma, unemployment)
  • Using the family and other social network for treatment of patients
  • Rehabilitation

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Development of reserach instruments (e.g. interviews, questionnaires) for social psychiatry
  • Validation of such reserach instruments
  • Validity of screening tools in psychiatry
  • Epidemiological surveys
  • Analysing epidemiological data

Grants

  • Psychiatrische Prävalenz bei älteren Menschen (2018)
    Source of Funding: Main Association of Austrian Insurance Insitutions and the Austrian Agency for Health and Food,
    Principal Investigator
  • RE-DEFINE: Refugee Emergency: Defining and Implementing Novel Evidence-based psychosocial interventions (2018)
    Source of Funding: EU, Horizon 2020
    Principal Investigator
  • EU-VIORMED: European study on Violence Risk and Mental Disorders (2017)
    Source of Funding: EU,
    Principal Investigator
  • Prävalenz und Versorgung psychischer Krankheiten in Österreich (2014)
    Source of Funding: Main Association of Austrian Insurance Insitutions and the Austrian Agency for Health and Food,
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Wancata, J. et al., 2007. Diagnostic Criteria Influence Dementia Prevalence. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 15(12), pp.1034–1045. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JGP.0b013e31813c6b6c.
  2. Wancata, J. et al., 2008. Gender aspects of parents’ needs of schizophrenia patients. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 43(12), pp.968–974. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-008-0391-4.
  3. Wancata, J. et al., 2015. Projections About the Future Number of Dementia Sufferers: Increasing Life Expectancy Not Sufficiently Considered? Psychiatr Danub, 27(4), pp. 452-457
  4. Wancata, J. et al., 2006. The criterion validity of the Geriatric Depression Scale: a systematic review. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 114(6), pp.398–410. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.2006.00888.x.
  5. Wancata, J. et al., 2006. The “Carers’ needs assessment for Schizophrenia.” Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 41(3), pp.221–229. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-005-0021-3.