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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Gisela Michel

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Gisela Michel
First Name: Gisela

Last Name: Michel

Position Title: Associate Professor in Health and Social Behavior

Job Responsibilities As above: Research and Teaching

Education/Training: Psychology

About Me/My interests: After a PhD in Clinical/Health Psychology I started working at the Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry. In 2006, we started to set up the Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (SCCSS) with a focus on somatic, psychological, and social late effects, quality of life and health behavior. Associated studies now concentrate on follow-up care and transition to adult care. My main interests are in the area of psychological and social late effects after childhood cancer, and organization of follow-up care including transition to adult care.

Training Opportunities: Yes: Master in Health Sciences and Health Policy, University of Lucerne Switzerland.

My Contact Information:
Address: Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy, University of Lucerne, Frohburgstrasse 3, Post Box 4466, 6002 Lucerne, Switzerland
Phone: +41 41 229 59 55

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Childhood Cancer, Survivorship, Follow-up, Transition, Late effects

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Kuehni CE, Strippoli MPF, Rueegg CS, Rebholz CE, Bergstraesser E, Grotzer M, von der Weid NX & Michel G for the Swiss Pediatric Oncology Group (SPOG) (2012). Educational attainment in Swiss childhood cancer survivors compared with the general population. Cancer. 118(5), 1439-1449.

Michel G., Kuehni CE, Rebholz CE, Zimmermann K, Eiser C, Rueegg CS, & von der Weid NX. (2011). Can health beliefs help explaining attendance to follow-up care? The Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Psycho-Oncology. 20(10), 1034-1043.

Michel, G., Greenfield, D., Absolom, K. & Eiser, C. (2011). Follow-up care after childhood and young adult cancer: Satisfaction and associations with coping style. Psycho-Oncology. 20(8), 813-822.

Michel, G., Rebholz, C., von der Weid, N.X., Bergstraesser, E. & Kuehni, C.E. (2010). Psychological distress in adult childhood cancer survivors: the Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 28(10), 1740-1747.

Michel, G., Abel, Th., Fuhr, D.C., Bisegger, C.and the Kidscreen Group (2009). Age and gender differences in health related quality of life of children and adolescents across Europe: a multilevel analysis. Quality of life research. 18 (9), 1147-1157.

Michel, G., Greenfield, D., Absolom, K. Ross, R.J., Davies H. & Eiser, C. (2009). Follow-up care after childhood cancer: Survivors’ expectations and preferences for care. European Journal of Cancer. 45(9), 1616-1623.

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