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Degen L, Linden K, Seifried-Dübon T, Werners B, Grot M, Rind E, Pieper C, Eilerts A-L, Schroeder V, Kasten S, Schmidt M, Goebel J, Rieger M.A., Weltermann B. Job Satisfaction and Chronic Stress of General Practitioners and Their Teams: Baseline Data of a Cluster-Randomised Trial (IMPROVEjob). Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(18). Accessible: DOI 10.3390/ijerph18189458 (last access: 27.09.2022).

Göbel J, Schmidt M, Seifried-Dübon T, Linden K, Degen L, Rind E, Eilerts A-L, Pieper C, Grot M, Werners B, Schröder V, Jöckel K-H, Rieger MA, Weltermann BM. Higher work-privacy conflict and lower job satisfaction in GP leaders and practice assistants working full-time: Results of the IMPROVEjob study. IJERPH 2022;19(5):2618. Accessible: DOI 10.3390/ijerph19052618 (last access: 27.09.2022).

Grot M, Kugai S, Degen L, Wiemer I, Werners B, Weltermann BM. Small Changes in Patient Arrival and Consultation Times Have Large Effects on Patients`' Waiting Times: Simulation Analyses for Primary Care. IJERPH 2023;20(3):1767. Accessible: (last access 07.03.2023).

Küppers L, Göbel J, Aretz B, Rieger M.A., Weltermann, B. Associations between COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Overtime, Perceived Chronic Stress and Burnout Symptoms in German General Practitioners and Practice Personnel—A Prospective Study. Healthcare 202412(4), 479. Accessible: (last access: 21.03.2024). 

Preiser C, Tsarouha E, Weltermann B, Junne F, Seifried-Dubon T, Hartmann S, Bleckwenn M, Rieger M.A., Rind E. Psychosocial demands and resources for working time organization in GP practices. Results from a team-based ethnographic study in Germany. J Occup Med Toxicol. 2021;16(1):47. Accessible: DOI 10.1186/s12995-021-00336-w  (last access: 27.09.2022).

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Rind E, Rieger M.A., Jöckel K-H, Werners B, Junne F, Seifried-Dübon T, Pieper C, Brinkmann M, Kasten S, Weltermann B. IMPROVEjob: Reduktion psychischer Belastungen in kleineren Unternehmen. Public Health Forum. 2020;28(2):143-6. Accessible:  (last access: 27.09.2022).

Rind E, Emerich S, Preiser C, Tsarouha E, Rieger M.A. Exploring Drivers of Work-Related Stress in General Practice Teams as an Example for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Protocol for an Integrated Ethnographic Approach of Social Research Methods. JMIR Res Protoc. 2020;9(2):e15809. Accessible: DOI 10.2196/15809 (last access: 27.09.2022).

Schmidt M, Seifried-Dübon T, Göbel J, Degen L, Werners B, Grot M, Rind E, Pieper C, Jöckel K-H, Minder K, Rieger M.A., Weltermann B. 180° view on general practitioners’ leadership skills: practice-level comparisons of leader and staff assessments using data from the cluster-randomised controlled IMPROVEjob study. BMJ Open 2023;13:e066298. Accessible: (last access: 21.03.2024).

Thielmann B, Wagner A, Bozorgmehr A, Rind E, Siegel A, Hippler M, Weltermann B, Degen L, Göbel J, Minder K, Seifried-Dübon T, Junne F, Herrmann-Werner A, Jöckel K-H, Schröder V, Pieper C, Eilerts A-L, Wittich A, Rieger M.A., Böckelmann I. The Predominance of the Health-Promoting Patterns of Work Behavior and Experience in General Practice Teams - Results of the IMPROVEjob Study. Healthcare (Basel). 2024 Jan 24;12(3):299. Accessible: (last access: 21.03.2024).

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Wagner A, Werners B, Pieper C, Eilerts A-L, Seifried-Dübon T, Grot M, Junne F, Weltermann BM, Rieger MA, Rind E. on behalf of the IMPROVEjob-Consortium. Exploring Transfer Potentials of the IMPROVEjob Intervention for Strengthening Workplace Health Management in Micro-, Small-, and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Germany: A Qualitative Study. Int J Environ Res Public 2023;20(5), 4067; Accessible: (last access: 01.03.2023).

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