Publications 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

2023

Predictors of traumatic experiences

Lioupi, C., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Acquarini, E., Ajdukovic, D., Ardino, V., Böttche, M., Dragan, M., Figueiredo-Braga, M., Gelezelyte, O., Grajewski, P., Darejan Javakhishvili, J., Kazlauskas, E., Lenferink, L., Lueger-Schuster, B., Tsiskarishvili, L., Mooren, T., Sales, L., Ajdukovic, M., Zrnic Novakovic, I., Eklund, R., Hensler, I., Schäfer I., & Lotzin, A. (2023). Predictors of traumatic experiences among individuals experiencing pandemic-related stressors: a cross-sectional study in Europe during the COVID-19 crisis. Current Psychology, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-023-05036-8

Adjustment disorder and well-being trajectories in Austria and Croatia

Zrnińá Novakovińá, I., Streicher, A., Ajdukovińá, D., Ajdukovińá, M., Kiralj Lackovińá, J., Lotzin, A., & Lueger-Schuster, B. Trajectories of adjustment disorder and well-being in Austria and Croatia during 20 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(19), 6861. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20196861

Psychological consequences of domestic violence in German-speaking countries

Lotzin, A., Flechsenhar, A., Garthus-Niegel, S., Georg, A. K., Holl, J., H√ľlsen, L. von, Kenntemich, L., Kliem, S., Kr√∂ger, C., Mack, J. T., Mojahed, A., Nunius, S., Schr√∂der, J., Seitz, K., Thadden, A. von, Volkert, J., Zrnic Novakovic, I., & Lueger-Schuster, B. (2023). H√§usliche Gewalt und ihre psychischen Folgen w√§hrend der COVID-19-Pandemie ‚Äď Zentrale Befunde aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum [Domestic violence and its psychological consequences during the COVID-19 pandemic-key findings from German-speaking countries]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz, 66(8), 920‚Äď929. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-023-03747-8

Living alone during the COVID-19 pandemic

Eggert, L., Schröder, J., & Lotzin, A. (2023). Alleinlebende zeigen erhöhte Depressionssymptome während der COVID-19-Pandemie [Living alone is related to depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic]. Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-023-02118-6

Psychometric properties of the Patient Health Questionnaire-4

Kazlauskas, E., Gelezelyte, O., Kvedaraite, M., Ajdukovic, D., Johannesson, K. B., B√∂ttche, M., Bondjers, K., Dragan, M., Figueiredo-Braga, M., Grajewski, P., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Javakhishvili, J. D., Lioupi, C., Lueger-Schuster, B., Mouthaan, J., Bagaric, I. R., Sales, L., Sch√§fer, I., Soydas, S., Tsiskarishvili, L., Zrnic Novakovic, I., & Lotzin, A. (2023). Psychometric properties of the Patient Health Questionnaire-4 (PHQ-4) in 9230 adults across seven European countries: Findings from the ESTSS ADJUST Study. Journal of Affective Disorders335, 18‚Äď23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2023.05.007 

Profiles of risk factors for depressive and anxiety symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kenntemich, L., von H√ľlsen, L., Sch√§fer, I., B√∂ttche, M., & Lotzin, A. (2023). Profiles of risk factors for depressive and anxiety symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic: A latent class analysis. Psychiatry Research323, 115150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2023.115150 

Networks of pandemic-specific stressors, risk factors, and clinical symptoms in women compared to men

von H√ľlsen, L., Kenntemich, L., Sch√§fer, I., B√∂ttche, M., Lueger-Schuster, B., Gallinat, J., & Lotzin, A. (2023). Networks of pandemic-specific stressors, risk factors, and clinical symptoms: A comparison between women and men during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 163, 391-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2023.05.040

Longitudinal mixed-methods study on psychological responses during the pandemic across five countries

Zrnińá Novakovińá, I., Ajdukovińá, D., Bakińá, H., Borges, C., Figueiredo-Braga, M., Lotzin, A., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Lioupi, C., Javakhishvili, J. D., Tsiskarishvili, L., & Lueger-Schuster, B. (2023). Shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic: Psychological responses from a subjective perspective ‚Äď A longitudinal mixed-methods study across five European countries. PLOS ONE 18(4), e0285078. 

2022

Perceptions of the positive consequences at the beginning of the pandemic

Ajdukovińá, M., Rezo Bagarińá, I., & Ajdukovińá, D. (2022). Is there anything good about the COVID-19 pandemic? Perceptions of the positive consequences at the beginning of the pandemic. Psihologijske teme31(1), 1-25.

Qualitative analysis of daily uplifts during 14 days of the pandemic in Sweden

Eklund, R., Bondjers, K., Hensler, I., Bragesj√∂, M., Johannesson, K. B., Arnberg, F. K., & Sveen, J. (2022). Daily uplifts during the COVID-19 pandemic: What is considered helpful in everyday life? BMC Public Health22(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-12506-4 

Associations between past childhood adversity and psychopathology

Jernslett, M., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Lioupi, C., Syros, I., Kapatais, A., Karamanoli, V., Evgeniou, E., Messas, K., Palaiokosta, A., Papathanasiou, E.  & Lotzin, A. (2022). Disentangling the associations between past childhood adversity and psychopathology during the COVID-19 pandemic: The mediating roles of specific pandemic stressors and coping strategies. Child Abuse & Neglect, 129, 105673. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.105673

Associations between individual profiles of coping behaviour and well-being in Germany

Kenntemich, L., von H√ľlsen, L., Sch√§fer, I., B√∂ttcher, M., & Lotzin, A. (2022) Coping profiles and differences in well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: A latent profile analysis. Stress & Health, 39(2), 460-473. doi: 10.1002/smi.3196

Study protocol on longitudinal classes of post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, and well-being in the Netherlands

Lenferink L. I. M., Mouthaan J., Fritz, A. M., Soydas, S., Eidhof, M., Van Hoof, M-J., Groen, S. P. M, & Mooren, T. T. M. (2022). Predicting transitions between longitudinal classes of posttraumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: protocol of a latent transition model in a general Dutch sample. BMJ Open, 12, e055696. https://doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2021-055696

Psychometric paper on the factorial validity and reliability of the Pandemic Coping Scale (PCS) developed for this project

Lotzin, A., Ketelsen, R., Krause, L., Ozga, A.-K., B.,  B√∂ttche, M., & Sch√§fer, I. (2022). The Pandemic Coping Scale ‚Äď validity and reliability of a brief measure of coping during a pandemic. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 10(1), 762-785. https://doi.org/10.1080/21642850.2022.2112198

Psychometric paper on the factorial validity and reliability of the Pandemic Stressor Scale (PaSS) developed for this project

Lotzin, A., Ketelsen, R., Zrnińá, I., Lueger-Schuster, B., B√∂ttche, M., & Sch√§fer, I. (2022). The Pandemic Stressor Scale: factorial validity and reliability of a measure of stressors during a pandemic. BMC Psychology10(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-022-00790-z

Risk and protective factors for PTSD in trauma-exposed individuals

Lotzin, A., Krause, L., Acquarini, E., Ajdukovic, D., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Ardino, V., Bondjers, K., B√∂ttche, M., Dragan, Figueiredo-Braga, M., Gelezelyte, O., Grajewski, P., Javakhishvili, D., Kazlauskas, E., Lenferink, L., Lioupi, C., Lueger-Schuster, B., Mooren, T., Sales, L., Stevanovic, A., Sveen, J., Tsiskarishvili, L., Zrnic, I., Sch√§fer, I., & ADJUST Study Consortium (2022). Risk and protective factors for posttraumatic stress disorder in trauma-exposed individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď Findings from a pan-European study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 13(2):2138099. doi: 0.1080/20008066.2022.2138099 

Longitudinal analysis of mental health outcomes and coping behaviors in Austria

Lueger-Schuster, B., Zrnińá Novakovińá, I., & Lotzin, A. (2022). Two years of COVID-19 in Austria ‚ÄĒ Exploratory longitudinal study of mental health outcomes and coping behaviors in the general population. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(13), 8223. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19138223

Depressive symptoms, stressors and coping in cities compared to towns

Meyer, C., El-Haj-Mohamad, R., Stammel, N., Lotzin, A., Sch√§fer, I., Knaevelsrud, C., and B√∂ttche, M. (2022). Associations of depressive symptoms, COVID-19-related stressors, and coping strategies. A comparison between cities and towns in Germany. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 791312. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.791312

Qualitative study on pandemic-related experiences in Austria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Poland and Portugal

Zrnińá Novakovińá, I., Lueger-Schuster, B., Verginer, L., Bakińá, H., Ajdukovińá, D., Borges, C., Figueiredo-Braga, M., Javakhishvili, J. Darejan, Tsiskarishvili, L., Dragan, M., Nag√≥rka, N., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Lioupi, C., & Lotzin, A. (2022). You can‚Äôt do anything about it, but you can make the best of it: A qualitative analysis of pandemic-related experiences in six European countries. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 13(1), 2065431. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2022.2065431

2021

Predictors of suicide ideation in Lithuania and Poland

Gelezelyte, O., Dragan, M, Grajewski, P., Kvedaraite, M., Lotzin, A., Skrodzka, M,  Nomeikaite, A., & Kazlauskas, E. (2021). Predictors of suicide ideation in Lithuania and Poland amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1027/0227-5910/a000814

Cross-sectional results on the relationships between risk and protective factors, stressors, and symptoms of adjustment disorder

Lotzin, A., Krause, L., Acquarini, E., Ajdukovic, D., Ardino, V., Arnberg, F., B√∂ttche, M., Bragesj√∂, M., Dragan, M., & Figueiredo-Braga, M. (2021). Risk and protective factors, stressors, and symptoms of adjustment disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic‚ÄďFirst results of the ESTSS COVID-19 pan-European ADJUST study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12(1), 1964197.

2020

Study protocol of the ESTSS ADJUST study

Lotzin, A., Acquarini, E., Ajdukovic, D., Ardino, V., B√∂ttche, M., Bondjers, K., Bragesj√∂, M., Dragan, M., Grajewski, P., Figueiredo-Braga, M., Gelezelyte, O., Javakhishvili, J. D., Kazlauskas, E., Knefel, M., Lueger-Schuster, B., Makhashvili, N., Mooren, T., Sales, L., Stevanovic, A., & Sch√§fer, I. (2020). Stressors, coping and symptoms of adjustment disorder in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď study protocol of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) pan-European study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11(1), 1780832. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2020.1780832

Conference Presentations

2023

Lenferink, L.I.M., Reitsma, L., Groen, S., van Hoof, M., Mouthaan, J., & Mooren, T. (2023, September). Adjustment disorder symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic in the general Dutch population: A longitudinal survey study. In T. Mooren (chair), CONNECT Study: Longitudinal Psychosocial Outcomes of the COVID-19 Pandemic on a Large Population Cohort in the Netherlands. Symposium at ARQ International Conference, Hilversum, The Netherlands.

van Hoof, M.-J., Guzman, P., Groen, S., Lenferink, L.I.M., Mouthaan, J., & Mooren, T.M. (2023, September). The predictive value of adverse childhood events for wellbeing and mental health symptoms during the COVID pandemic. In T. Mooren (chair), CONNECT Study: Longitudinal Psychosocial Outcomes of the COVID-19 Pandemic on a Large Population Cohort in the Netherlands. Symposium at ARQ International Conference, Hilversum, The Netherlands.

Mouthaan, J., Kivela, L., Lenferink, L.I.M., Reitsma, L., Antypa, N., Van Hoof, M.J., Mooren, T.M. (2023, September). Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic Burden on Mental Health and Wellbeing of First-Year University Students. In T. Mooren (chair), CONNECT Study: Longitudinal Psychosocial Outcomes of the COVID-19 Pandemic on a Large Population Cohort in the Netherlands. Symposium at ARQ International Conference, Hilversum, The Netherlands.

Reitsma, L., Mooren, T. M., Mouthaan, J., Groen, S. P. N., Van Hoof, M-J., Van Dijk, I., Boelen, P. A., Lenferink, L. I. M. (2023, September). A Latent Class Analysis on Indicators of Acute Prolonged Grief Disorder and Well-being among Dutch Adults Bereaved during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In T. Mooren (chair), CONNECT Study: Longitudinal Psychosocial Outcomes of the COVID-19 Pandemic on a Large Population Cohort in the Netherlands. Symposium at ARQ International Conference, Hilversum, The Netherlands.

Lotzin, A. et al. (2023, February). Stressoren, Risiko- und Schutzfaktoren posttraumatischer Belastungsst√∂rungen w√§hrend der COVID-19 Pandemie in Europa [Stressors, risk and protective factors of adjustment disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe]. In A. Lotzin & B. Lueger-Schuster (chairs): Stressoren, Risiko- und Schutzfaktoren und psychische Belastung w√§hrend der COVID-19-Pandemie ‚Äď Ergebnisse der ESTSS ADJUST Studie [Stressors, risk and protective factors and psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic - Results of the ESTSS ADJUST study]. Symposium at the DeGPT Conference, Zurich, Switzerland.

B√∂ttche, M., Meyer, C., El-Haj-Mohamad, R., Stammel, N., Lotzin, A., Sch√§fer, & I., Knaevelsrud, C. (2023, February). Zusammenh√§nge zwischen COVID-19-bezogenen Stressoren, depressiven Symptomen und Bew√§ltigungsstrategien. Ein Vergleich zwischen Gro√üst√§dten und Kleinst√§dten in Deutschland [Associations between COVID-19-related stressors, depressive symptoms, and coping strategies. A comparison between large cities and small towns in Germany]. In A. Lotzin & B. Lueger-Schuster (chairs): Stressoren, Risiko- und Schutzfaktoren und psychische Belastung w√§hrend der COVID-19-Pandemie ‚Äď Ergebnisse der ESTSS ADJUST Studie [Stressors, risk and protective factors and psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic - Results of the ESTSS ADJUST study]. Symposium at the DeGPT Conference, Zurich, Switzerland.

Zrnińá Novakovińá, I. (2023, February). Gef√ľhle, Gedanken und Herausforderungen in Zeiten der COVID-19 Pandemie ‚Äď Eine qualitative Studie [Feelings, thoughts, and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď A qualitative study]. In A. Lotzin & B. Lueger-Schuster (chairs): Stressoren, Risiko- und Schutzfaktoren und psychische Belastung w√§hrend der COVID-19-Pandemie ‚Äď Ergebnisse der ESTSS ADJUST Studie [Stressors, risk and protective factors and psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic - Results of the ESTSS ADJUST study]. Symposium at the DeGPT Conference, Zurich, Switzerland.

Oppenauer, C., Burghardt, J., & Sprung, M. (2023, February). Psychische Belastung und Behandlungserfolg bei station√§ren Patienten mit psychischen oder k√∂rperlichen Erkrankungen w√§hrend der COVID-19 Pandemie [Psychological distress and treatment outcome in hospitalized patients with mental or physical illness during the COVID-19 pandemic]. In A. Lotzin & B. Lueger-Schuster (chairs): Stressoren, Risiko- und Schutzfaktoren und psychische Belastung w√§hrend der COVID-19-Pandemie ‚Äď Ergebnisse der ESTSS ADJUST Studie [Stressors, risk and protective factors and psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic - Results of the ESTSS ADJUST study]. Symposium at the DeGPT Conference, Zurich, Switzerland.

Kenntemich, L.,von H√ľlsen, L., Sch√§fer, I., B√∂ttche, M., & Lotzin, A. (2023, February). Profiles of risk factors for depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presentation at the DeGPT Conference 2023, Zurich, Switzerland.

von H√ľlsen, L., Kenntemich, L., Sch√§fer, I., B√∂ttche, M., Lueger-Schuster, B., Gallinat, J., & Lotzin, A. (2023, February). Geschlechtsspezifische Unterschiede in den Zusammenh√§ngen zwischen Risiko- und Schutzfaktoren, Stressoren und klinischen Symptomen w√§hrend der COVID-19-Pandemie in Deutschland [Gender differences in the relationships between pandemic-specific stressors, risk factors and clinical symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic: A network analysis]. Poster presentation at the DeGPT Conference 2023, Zurich, Switzerland.

Eggert, L., Schröder, J., & Lotzin, A. (2023, May). Alleinlebende zeigen erhöhte Depressionssymptome während der COVID-19-Pandemie [Living alone is related to depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic]. Poster presentation at the DPK Conference 2023, Berlin, Germany.

Kenntemich, L.,von H√ľlsen, L., Sch√§fer, I., B√∂ttche, M., & Lotzin, A. (2023, February). Profiles of risk factors for depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presentation at the DeGPT Conference 2023, Zurich, Switzerland.

von H√ľlsen, L., Kenntemich, L., Sch√§fer, I., B√∂ttche, M., Lueger-Schuster, B., Gallinat, J., & Lotzin, A. (2023, February). Geschlechtsspezifische Unterschiede in den Zusammenh√§ngen zwischen Risiko- und Schutzfaktoren, Stressoren und klinischen Symptomen w√§hrend der COVID-19-Pandemie in Deutschland [Gender differences in the relationships between pandemic-specific stressors, risk factors and clinical symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic: A network analysis]. Poster presentation at the DeGPT Conference 2023, Zurich, Switzerland.

Eggert, L., Schröder, J., & Lotzin, A. (2023, May). Alleinlebende zeigen erhöhte Depressionssymptome während der COVID-19-Pandemie [Living alone is related to depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic]. Poster presentation at the DPK Conference 2023, Berlin, Germany.

Kenntemich, L., von H√ľlsen, L., Sch√§fer, I., B√∂ttche, M., & Lotzin, A. (2023, May). Profiles of risk factors for depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presentation at the DPK Conference 2023, Berlin, Germany.

Lotzin, A. (2023, June). Longitudinal associations between risk and protective factors for post-traumatic stress disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. In A. Lotzin (chair): Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď Longitudinal results across Europe from the ESTSS COVID-19 pan-European ADJUST Study. Symposium at the 17th biennial conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS), Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Mooren, T., Reitsma, L.,Groen, S., van Hoof, M. J., Mouthaan, J., & Lenferink, L. (2023, June). Adjustment to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherlands: A large scale survey and follow-up of mental health responses. In A. Lotzin (chair): Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď Longitudinal results across Europe from the ESTSS COVID-19 pan-European ADJUST Study. Symposium at the 17th biennial conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS), Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Grajewski, P., Dragan, M., SzumiaŇā, S., & Lotzin, A. (2023, June). Symptoms of adjustment disorder symptoms in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in Poland: Results from the ESTSS ADJUST study. In A. Lotzin (chair): Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď Longitudinal results across Europe from the ESTSS COVID-19 pan-European ADJUST Study. Symposium at the 17th biennial conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS), Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Ajdukovińá, D., Ajdukovińá, M., Rezo Bagarińá, I., Bakińá, H., FranńćiŇ°kovińá, T., Stevanovińá, A., & Kiralj, J. (2023, June). Monitoring long-term mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in Croatia ‚Äď indication of population recovery over two years of the pandemic.In A. Lotzin (chair): Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď Longitudinal results across Europe from the ESTSS COVID-19 pan-European ADJUST Study. Symposium at the 17th biennial conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS), Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Arnberg, F. K., Eklund, R., Hensler, I., Bragesj√∂, M., Bergh Johannesson, K., Sveen, J., Lotzin, A., & Bondjers, K. (2023, June). Short-term and long-term impact of pandemic load on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden: What about recovery between pandemic waves?In A. Lotzin (chair): Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď Longitudinal results across Europe from the ESTSS COVID-19 pan-European ADJUST Study. Symposium at the 17th biennial conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS), Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Figueiredo-Braga, M., Severino, A. R., Sales, L., & Lotzin, A. (2023, June). Coping mechanisms and symptoms of adjustment disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal.In A. Lotzin (chair): Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď Longitudinal results across Europe from the ESTSS COVID-19 pan-European ADJUST Study. Symposium at the 17th biennial conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS), Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Zrnińá Novakovińá, I., Ajdukovińá, D., Bakińá, H., Borges, C., Figueiredo-Braga, M., Lotzin, A., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Lioupi, C., Javakhishvili, J., Tsiskarishvili, L. & Lueger-Schuster, B. (2023, June). Pandemic-related experiences over time and across five European countries ‚Äď A longitudinal mixed-methods study. In A. Lotzin (chair): Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď Longitudinal results across Europe from the ESTSS COVID-19 pan-European ADJUST Study. Symposium at the 17th biennial conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS), Belfast, Northern Ireland.


2022

Mouthaan, J., Kooistra, M., Ullrich, A., Lenferink, L.I.M., van Hoof, M.-J., & Mooren, T.M. (2022, November). Resilience in the Face of Crisis: Associations with Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, Working in Healthcare and Coping with the COVID‚Äź19 Pandemic. Flashtalk at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 38th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, USA.

Lotzin, A. et al. (2022, November). Risk and protective factors for symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic. In B. Lueger-Schuster & A. Lotzin (chairs): The Impact of COVID-19 on mental health. Symposium at the EACLIPT Conference 2022, Warsaw, Poland.

von H√ľlsen, L., Kenntemich, L., Sch√§fer, I., B√∂ttche, M., Lueger-Schuster, B., Gallinat, J., & Lotzin, A. (2022, November). Gender differences in the relationships between pandemic-specific stressors, risk factors and clinical symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic: A network analysis. In B. Lueger-Schuster & A. Lotzin (chairs): The Impact of COVID-19 on mental health. Symposium at the EACLIPT Conference 2022, Warsaw, Poland.

Gelezelyte, O., Dragan, M., Truskauskaite-Kuneviciene, I., Grajewski, P., Lotzin, A., Nomeikaite, A., & Kazlauskas, E. (2022, November). Changes in suicidal ideation amid the COVID-19 pandemic: results from a longitudinal study in Lithuania and Poland. In B. Lueger-Schuster & A. Lotzin (chairs): The Impact of COVID-19 on mental health. Symposium at the EACLIPT Conference 2022, Warsaw, Poland.

Kenntemich, L.,von H√ľlsen, L., Sch√§fer, I., B√∂ttche, M., & Lotzin, A. (2022, November). Coping profiles and differences in well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: A latent profile analysis. In B. Lueger-Schuster & A. Lotzin (chairs): Recovery and coping during the COVID-19 pandemic. Symposium at the EACLIPT Conference 2022, Warsaw, Poland.

Zrnińá Novakovińá, I. (2022, November). Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď A longitudinal mixed-methods study across five European countries. In B. Lueger-Schuster & A. Lotzin (chairs): Recovery and coping during the COVID-19 pandemic. Symposium at the EACLIPT Conference 2022, Warsaw, Poland.

Zrnińá Novakovińá, I. (2022, February). Pandemic related experiences across six European countries ‚Äď Is there a silver lining? Presentation at the interdisciplinary conference VDS CoBeNe PhD Academy, Vienna, Austria.

2021

The ESTSS pan-European COVID-19 Cohort Study on stressors, risk and resilience factors, and symptoms of adjustment disorder ‚Äď Study design and first results from eleven countries

Lotzin, A., Kazlauskas, E., & Javakshivili, J. (2021, November). The ESTSS pan-European COVID-19 Cohort Study on stressors, risk and resilience factors, and symptoms of adjustment disorder ‚Äď Study design and first results from eleven countries. In: E. Kazlauskas (Chair): Mental health and adjustment to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe: Findings of the ESTSS ADJUST study. Panel discussion at the Virtual Conference ISTSS 37th Annual Meeting, November 2 ‚Äď 5, 2021, Chicago, IL.

Double adversity and mental health: COVID-19 pandemic and earthquake disaster

Ajdukovic, D., Rezo Bagaric, I., Stevanovic, A., Franciskovic, T., Bakic, H., Ajdukovic, M. (2021, June). Double adversity and mental health: COVID-19 pandemic and earthquake disaster. In J.D. Javakhishvili (Chair): Exploring the Mental Health Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Current Stressors, Double Exposure and Previous Traumatic Experiences. Symposium at the Virtual Conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) 2021, Trauma and Mental Health during the Global Pandemic, Andjik, The Netherlands.

Daily uplifts during the COVID-19 pandemic: What is considered helpful in everyday life?

Eklund, R., Arnberg, F., Hensler, I., Bergh Johannesson, K., Maria, B., Bondjers, K., & Sveen, J. (2021, June). Daily uplifts during the COVID-19 pandemic: What is considered helpful in everyday life? Oral presentation at the Virtual Conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) 2021, Trauma and Mental Health during the Global Pandemic, Andijk, The Netherlands.

Exposure to media pandemic coverage, psychological burden, and perception of health services efficiency

Figueiredo-Braga, M., Andringa, D., Dias, A., Borges, C., Becker, J., Veloso, J., Lotzin, A., Sales, L. (2021, June). Exposure to media pandemic coverage, psychological burden, and perception of health services efficiency. Oral presentation at the Virtual Conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) 2021, Trauma and Mental Health during the Global Pandemic, Andijk, The Netherlands.

The burden of adverse childhood experiences when coping and adjust to COVID 19 pandemic

Figueiredo-Braga, M., Dias A., Becker, J., Veloso, J., Sales, L., Lotzin, A., Acquarini, E., Ardino, V., Arnberg, F., B√∂ttche, M,, Bragesj√∂, M., Hadjicharalambous, X., Dragan, M., Gelezelyte, O., Grajewski, P., Javakhishvili, J. D., Kazlauskas, E., Lioupi, C., Lueger-Schuster, B., Tsiskarishvili, L., Mooren, T., Stevanovic, A., Zrnińá, I., Sch√§fer, I. (2021, June). The burden of adverse childhood experiences when coping and adjust to COVID 19 pandemic.  In J. D. Javakhishvili (Chair): Exploring the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of current stressors, double exposure and previous traumatic experiences. ESTSS Pan-European COVID-19 study findings. Symposium at the Virtual Conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) 2021, Trauma and Mental Health during the Global Pandemic, Andijk, The Netherlands.

The role of adjustment problems and pandemic-related stressors on suicide ideation: A general population study in Lithuania and Poland amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Gelezelyte, O., Dragan, M., Grajewski, P., Kvedaraite, M., Lotzin, A., Skrodzka, M., Nomeikaite, A., & Kazlauskas, E. (2021, June). The role of adjustment problems and pandemic-related stressors on suicide ideation: A general population study in Lithuania and Poland amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In J. D. Javakhishvili (Chair): Exploring the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of current stressors, double exposure and previous traumatic experiences. ESTSS Pan-European COVID-19 study findings. Symposium at the Virtual Conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) 2021, Trauma and Mental Health during the Global Pandemic, Andijk, The Netherlands.

Latent classes of posttraumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic in over 10,000 people across 11 European countries

Lenferink, L. I. M., Mouthaan, J., Soydas, S., Mooren, R., Lotzin, A., Acquarini, E., Ajdukovic, D., Ardino, V., Arnberg, F., B√∂ttche, M., Bragesj√∂, M., Dragan, M., Figueiredo-Braga, M., Gelezelyte, O., Grajewski, P. Hadjicharalambous, X., Javakhishvili, J. D., Kazlauskas,E.,  Lioupi, C., Lueger-Schuster, B., Makhashvili, N., Mooren, T., Sales, L., Zrnińá, I., Stevanovic, A., & Sch√§fer, I,  (2021, June). Latent classes of posttraumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic in over 10,000 people across 11 European countries. In E. Kazlauskas (Chair): The ESTSS pan-European COVID-19 ADJUST study on stressors, risk and resilience factors, and symptoms of adjustment disorder. Symposium at the Virtual Conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) 2021, Trauma and Mental Health during the Global Pandemic, Andijk, The Netherlands.

The ESTSS pan-European COVID-19 ADJUST study on stressors, risk and resilience factors, and symptoms of adjustment disorder

Lotzin, A., Aakvaag, H., Acquarini, E., Ajdukovic, D., Ardino, V., Arnberg, F., Bakic, H., B√∂ttche, M., Bragesj√∂, M., Dragan, Figueiredo-Braga, M., Gelezelyte, O., Grajewski, P., Hadjicharalambous, X., Javakhishvili, J. D., Kazlauskas,E.,  Lioupi, C., Lueger-Schuster, B., Makhashvili, N., Mooren, T., Sales, L., Zrnińá, I., & Sch√§fer, I. (2021, June). The ESTSS pan-European COVID-19 cohort study on stressors, risk and resilience factors, and symptoms of adjustment disorder ‚Äď Study design and first results from eleven countries. In E. Kazlauskas (Chair): The ESTSS pan-European COVID-19 ADJUST study on stressors, risk and resilience factors, and symptoms of adjustment disorder. Symposium at the Virtual Conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) 2021, Trauma and Mental Health during the Global Pandemic, Andijk, The Netherlands.

Does being "the new student" matter? Findings on mental health of novice students during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mouthaan, J., Kivelä, L., Lenferink, L., Antypa, N., van Hoof, M., Mooren, T. (2021, June).Does being "the new student" matter? Findings on mental health of novice students during the COVID-19 pandemic. In J. Mouthaan (Chair): Taking care of our students: How the COVID-19 pandemic affects student mental health and wellbeing and how to intervene. Symposium at the Virtual Conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) 2021, Trauma and Mental Health during the Global Pandemic, Andijk, The Netherlands.

Comparable levels of grief and posttraumatic stress after death due to COVID-19 and after other causes during the pandemic in Sweden

Sveen, J., Arnberg, F., Hensler, I., Bragesjö, M., Eklund, R., Johannesson, K. B., & Bondjers, K. (2021, June). Comparable levels of grief and posttraumatic stress after death due to COVID-19 and after other causes during the pandemic in Sweden. Poster presentation at the Virtual Conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) 2021, Trauma and Mental Health during the Global Pandemic, Andijk, The Netherlands.

Feelings, thoughts, and challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď A qualitative approach

Zrnińá, I., Lueger-Schuster, B., Figueiredo-Braga, M., Sales, L., Javakhishvili, J.D., Tsiskarishvili, L., & Lotzin, A. (2021, June). Feelings, thoughts and challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď A qualitative approach. In E. Kazlauskas (Chair): The ESTSS pan-European COVID-19 ADJUST study on stressors, risk and resilience factors, and symptoms of adjustment disorder ‚Äď Study design and first results from eleven countries. Symposium at the Virtual Conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) 2021, Trauma and Mental Health during the Global Pandemic, Andijk, The Netherlands.

Coping and adjustment across Europe during the pandemic

Lotzin, A. (2021, May). Coping and adjustment across Europe during the pandemic. Presentation at the Swedish Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting ‚ÄúResearch on psychosocial aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic‚ÄĚ, Gothenburg, Sweden.

The ESTSS COVID-19 Study ‚Äď Initial results and lessons learned from a pan-European research collaboration

Lotzin, A. (2021, April). The ESTSS COVID-19 Study ‚Äď Initial results and lessons learned from a pan-European research collaboration. Invited presentation at: J. Javakhishvili & Kleber, R (Chairs) European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) 2021 Young Minds School (YMS) ‚ÄúContemporary Tendencies in Research and Clinical Practice in Psychotraumatology‚ÄĚ, ESTSS.

2020

The ESTSS pan-European cohort study on stressors, risk and resilience factors and symptoms of adjustment disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď First results from ten countries

Lotzin, A., Lueger-Schuster, B., Ajdukovic, D., Javakhishvili, J. D., & Sch√§fer, I. (2020, March). The ESTSS pan-European cohort study on stressors, risk and resilience factors and symptoms of adjustment disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď First results from ten countries. In A. Lotzin & D. Ajdukovic (Chairs): Stressors, risk and resilience factors and symptoms of adjustment disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď The European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies pan-European cohort study. Symposium at the 23th Annual Conference of the German-speaking Society for Psychotraumatology (DeGPT), W√ľrzburg, Germany. 

Risk and resilience factors in adjusting to the pandemic ‚Äď Initial findings from Austria and Germany

Lueger-Schuster, B., Zrnińá, I., Knefel, M., Sch√§fer, I., B√∂ttche, M., Lotzin, A. (2020, March). Risk and resilience factors in adjusting to the pandemic ‚Äď Initial findings from Austria and Germany. In A. Lotzin & D. Ajdukovic (Chairs): Stressors, risk and resilience factors and symptoms of adjustment disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď The European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) pan-European cohort study. Virtual symposium at the 23th Annual Conference of the German-speaking Society for Psychotraumatology (DeGPT), W√ľrzburg, Germany.

Completed Master and Bachelor Theses

Team Germany

Laura Eggert (Master thesis Psychology, MSH Medical School Hamburg, 04/2022 ‚Äď 08/2022): Depressive symptoms in people living alone during the COVID-19 pandemic: Does social support make a difference?

Hebun Welat Pasin (Master thesis Psychology, MSH Medical School Hamburg, 04/2022 ‚Äď 08/2022): Das psychische Wohlbefinden w√§hrend der COVID-19-Pandemie ‚Äď Ein Vergleich zwischen MigrantInnen und Nicht-MigrantInnen [Psychological well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic ‚Äď A comparison between migrants and non-migrants]

Anneke Johanna Puttfarcken (Master thesis Psychology, MSH Medical School Hamburg, 04/2022 ‚Äď 08/2022): Welche Rolle spielt die Wohnsituation bei der psychischen Gesundheit w√§hrend der COVID-19 Pandemie? [What role does housing play in mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic?]

Tabea Elisabeth Br√∂del (Master thesis Psychology, Universit√§t University Oldenburg, 04/2021 ‚Äď 02/2022): Associations of COVID-19 related stressors with the coping strategy of using substances

Laura Kenntemich (Master thesis Psychology, University of Hamburg, 04/2021 ‚Äď 10/2021): Profiles of coping behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic and associations with well-being - A latent profile analysis

Team Lithuania

Julija AnuŇĺytńó (Bachelor Thesis, Vilnius university): Relationships between adverse childhood experiences, psychological resilience and suicidal ideation

Team Sweden

Olivia Bernardsson (Master thesis, Psychology, Jan 2022) Association between ACEs and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal survey [Swedish].

Team Netherlands

Aleid Langen (Master thesis, Clinical Psychology, Leiden University, December 2021): Posttraumatic stress disorder and adjustment disorder during the coronavirus pandemic: the effects of coping behavior and health fear.

Annik Ullrich (Master thesis, Clinical Psychology, Leiden University, December 2021): The burden of COVID-19: The association between PTSD symptoms and working in health care and an exploration of risk factors.

Marlou van der Ham (Master thesis, Clinical Psychology, Leiden University, February 2022): Adverse childhood experiences and posttraumatic stress symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic: serial mediation of resilience and COVID-related behavioral coping.

Sevda Kiliç (Master thesis, Clinical Psychology, Leiden University, March 2022): Task-Focused Coping during the COVID-19 Pandemic as a University Student: The Influence of Social Support, Childhood Adversities, and Resilience.

Gulsah Altay (Master thesis, Clinical Psychology, Leiden University, April 2022): Do students experience more COVID-19 related burden compared to non-students?

Vitalia Wagner (Master thesis, Clinical Psychology, Leiden University, July 2022): COVID-19 Pandemic: Are women at risk for adjustment disorder symptoms because of conflicts, stay-at-home burden, and violence?

Lukas Weinert (Master thesis, Clinical Psychology, Leiden University, July 2022): Students during COVID-19: The Effects of Burden and Resilience on Psychological Well-Being.

Ongoing Master and Bachelor Theses

Team Germany

Kaenaat Khan (Master thesis Neuropsychology, Maastricht University, since 02/2022). ‚ÄúA global health crisis meets the vulnerability of older age: A study examining the relationships between risk factors, loneliness and depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic in older people‚ÄĚ

Team Austria

Sarah Fuchs (Master Thesis): The relation between coping behavior and symptoms of adjustment disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic in Austria (working title)

Katharina Goeden (Master Thesis): The influence of pandemic-related stressors on gender differences in adjustment disorder during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Austria (working title).

Team Croatia

Juraj SuŇ°ek (Master Thesis, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia): Perceptions of positive and negative aspects of the pandemic - qualitative (working title)

Ivan Kranjńćińá (Master Thesis, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia): Interaction effect of sociodemographic variables and Covid-19 related stressors in adjustment disorder prediction through different stages of the pandemic

Team Greece

Niki Adam (Master Thesis): The early developmental trauma and the associations with the new health stressor COVID-19 (working title)

Team Lithuania

Rasa Jokubauskaitńó, (Bachelor Thesis, Vilnius University): The relationship between COVID-19 pandemic-related stressors and adjustment problems

Team Netherlands

Alice Guarini (Master thesis, Clinical Psychology, Leiden University): The Impact of Childhood Trauma and Mental Illness on Perceived Emotional Burden and Adjustment Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Team Poland

Nadia Nagórka (Master Thesis, University of Warsaw): Experience of trauma and social support for elderly people during the COVID-19 pandemic (working title)

Team Portugal

Beatriz Ramos (Master Thesis): Post-traumatic stress disorder and adjustment disorder among COVID-19 infected adults and their relatives / acquaintances (working title)

Inês Moço (Master Thesis): A pandemic: From suffer to growth (working title)

Rita Severino (Master Thesis): Adjustment disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic: the role of coping mechanisms and mental disorders (working title)