Internal Medicine/Geriatrics Unit

The Internal Medicine/Geristrics Unit was headed by Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen and Markus Borchelt.

Foci of Interest

Objective Health

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Musculosceletal system
  • Immune system
  • Dental status
  • Multimorbidity

Subjective Health

  • Subjective physical health
  • Subjective vision and hearing

Functional Capacity

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
  • Physical performance

Risk Profile

  • Cardiovascular risk factors

Treatment Needs

  • Medication
  • Dental treatment
  • Integration of treatment needs

Reference Values

  • Physical performance
  • Organ functioning
  • Metabolism

Selected Publications

Borchelt, M., Gilberg, R., Horgas, A. L., & Geiselmann, B. (2001). On the significance of morbidity and disability in old age. In P. B. Baltes & K. U. Mayer (Eds.), The Berlin Aging Study: Aging from 70 to 100 (pp. 403–429). Cambridge University Press.

Borchelt, M., & Horgas, A. L. (1994). Screening an elderly population for verifiable adverse drug reactions: Methodological approach and initial data of the Berlin Aging Study (BASE). Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 717, 270–281.

Hillen, T., Nieczaj, R., Münzberg, H., Schaub, R. T., & Steinhagen-Thiessen, E. (2000). Carotid atherosclerosis, vascular risk profile and mortality in a population-based sample of functionally healthy elderly subjects: The Berlin Aging Study. Journal of Internal Medicine, 247, 679–688.

Nitschke, I., Müller, F., Smith, J., & Hopfenmüller, W. (2000). Amalgam fillings and cognitive abilities in a representative sample of the elderly population. Gerodontology, 17, 39–44.

Steinhagen-Thiessen, E., & Borchelt, M. (2001). Morbidity, medication, and functional limitations in very old age. In P. B. Baltes & K. U. Mayer (Eds.), The Berlin Aging Study: Aging from 70 to 100 (pp. 131–166). Cambridge University Press.

See also Publications

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