Prof. Dr. Tania Zieschang

Head of Department Geriatrics in the Department of Health Services Research

Director of the University Clinic for Geriatrics at the Oldenburg Clinic

Medical Director of the Clinic for Geriatrics at the Oldenburg Rehabilitation Centre

List of publications (selection)


  1. Stuckenschneider, Tim; Schmidt, Laura; Speckmann, Elisa-Marie; Koschate, Jessica; Zieschang, Tania (2023): Recruiting patients for falls prevention in the emergency department – worth the challenge. In: BMC Geriatrics 23 (1). DOI: 10.1186/s12877-023-04607-5;
  2. Stuckenschneider, T., Koschate, J., Dunker, E. et al. Sentinel fall presenting to the emergency department (SeFallED) - protocol of a complex study including long-term observation of functional trajectories after a fall, exploration of specific fall risk factors, and patients' views on falls prevention. BMC Geriatr 22, 594 (2022).
  3. Happe L, Lau S, Koschate J, Diekmann R, Hein A, Zieschang T. Feasibility and acceptance of video-based physiotherapy : New medical care provision for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic]. Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2021 Jul;54(4):346-352. English. doi: 10.1007/s00391-021-01899-3. epub 2021 Apr 30. PMID: 33938980; PMCID: PMC8090529.h ttps://
  4. Diekmann R, Hellmers S, Elgert L, Fudickar S, Heinks A, Lau S, Bauer JM, Zieschang T, Hein A. Minimizing comprehensive geriatric assessment to identify deterioration of physical performance in a healthy community-dwelling older cohort: longitudinal data of the AEQUIPA Versa study. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2021 Mar;33(3):563-572. doi: 10.1007/s40520-020-01562-8. Epub 2020 May 1. PMID: 32358730; PMCID: PMC7943517.

  5. Koschate J, Thieschäfer L, Drescher U, Zieschang T, Hoffmann U. Time-series analysis of heart rate and blood pressure in response to changes in work rate before and after 60 days of 6° head down tilt bed rest. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2021 Apr;121(4):1037-1048. doi: 10.1007/s00421-020-04576-2. Epub 2020 Dec 29. PMID: 33427969; PMCID: PMC7965855.

  6. Zieschang T, Bauer J, Kopf D, Rösler A. Special wards for patients with cognitive impairment. Ergebnisse einer Umfrage in Kliniken für Geriatrie in Deutschland (Special Care Units for patients with cognitive impairment. Results of a nationwide survey in geriatric hospitals in Germany) Z Gerontol Geriat epub ahead of print Sep 3 2018.
  7. Roeben B, Zieschang T, Maetzler W. Advances in dementia therapy - What is already relevant to practice? Dtsch Med Wochenschr 2018;143:741-747.
  8. Zieschang T, Schwenk M, Becker C, Uhlmann L, Oster P, Hauer K. Falls and physical activity in persons with mild to moderate dementia participating in an intensive motor training. Randomized Controlled Trial. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 2017;31(4)
  9. Hummel J, Weisbrod C, Boesch L, Himpler K, Hauer K, Hautzinger M, Gaebel A, Zieschang T, Fickelscherer A, Diener S, Dutzi I, Krumm B, Oster P, Kopf D. AIDE-Acute Illness and Depression in Elderly Patients. Cognitive Behavioral Group Psychotherapy in Geriatric Patients With Comorbid Depression: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017 Apr 1;18(4):341-349.
  10. Büter K, Motzek T, Dietz B, Hofrichter L, Junge M, Kopf D, von Lützau-Hohlbein H, Traxler S, Zieschang T, Marquardt G. Dementia-friendly hospital wards: expert recommendations for planning and design. Z Gerontol Geriatr 2017 Jan;50(1):67-72.
  11. Zieschang T, Wolf M, Vellappallil T, Uhlmann L, Oster P, Kopf D. Association of hyponatremia, risk of delirium and mortality: a controlled prospective longitudinal study in geriatric patients. (The Association of Hyponatremia, Risk of Confusional State, and Mortality. A Prospective Controlled Longitudinal Study in Older Patients). Dtsch Ärztebl Int 2016 Dec 16;113(50):855-862
  12. Schwenk M, Hauer K, Zieschang T, Engert S, Mohler J, Najafi B. Sensor-derived physical activity parameters can predict future falls in people with dementia. Gerontology 2014;60:483-492.
  13. Schwenk M, Zieschang T, Englert S, Grewal G, Najafi B, Hauer K. Improvements in gait characteristics after intensive resistance and functional training in people with dementia: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics 2014;14:73.
  14. Zieschang T, Schwenk M, Oster P, Hauer K. Sustainability of Motor Training Effects in Older People with Dementia. J Alzheimers Dis 2013;34,191-202.
  15. Zieschang TSchwenk M, Becker C, Oster P, Hauer K. Feasibility and accuracy of fall reports in persons with dementia: a prospective observational study. Int Psychogeriatr 2012;24: 587-598.
  16. Hauer K, Schwenk M, Zieschang T, Essig M, Becker C, Oster P. Physical training improves motor performance in people with dementia: a randomized controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012;60:8-15.
  17. Zieschang T, Oster P, Pfisterer M, Schneider N. Palliative care for people with dementia. (Palliative care for patients with dementia) Z Gerontol Geriat 2012;45:50-54.
  18. Becker C, Schwickert L, Mellone S, Bagalà F, Chiari L, Helbostad JL, Zijlstra W, Aminian K, Bourke A, Todd C, Bandinelli S, Kerse N, Klenk J; Collaborators: Büla C, Carenini M, Delbaere K, Gietzelt M, Tusk K, Hausdorff JM, Hawley H, Ionescu A, Kangas M, Porta FL, Lord S, Mätzler W, Marschollek M, Mellone S, Bagalà F, Noury N, Potter R, Rapp K, Redmond S, Robinovitch S, Rochat S, Salb J, Schwenk M, Sletvold O, Smith S, Synofzik M, Valtolina E, Zecevic A, Zieschang T. FARSEEING Meta Database Consensus Group. Proposal for a multiphase fall model based on real-world fall recordings with body-fixed sensors. Z Gerontol Geriat 2012 Dec;45(8):707-15.
  19. Schwenk M, Zieschang T, Oster P, Hauer K. Dual-task performances can be improved in patients with dementia. A randomized controlled trial. Neurology 2010; 74(24):1961-1968.
  20. Zieschang T, Dutzi I, Müller E, Hestermann U, Grünendahl K, Braun AK, Hüger D, Kopf D, Specht-Leible N, Oster P. Improving Care for Patients with Dementia Hospitalized for Acute Somatic Illness in a Specialized Care Unit: a Feasibility Study. Int Psychogeriatr 2010;22:139-146.
  21. Zieschang T, Dutzi I, Müller E, Hestermann U, Specht-Leible N, Grünendahl K, Braun A, Hüger D, Oster P. A special care unit for acutely ill patients with dementia and challenging behaviour as a model of geriatric care. Z Gerontol Geriat 2008;41:453-459.
  22. Zieschang T, Kopf D, Oster P. The Geriatric Internal Medicine Ward for Acutely Ill Dementia Patients (GISAD) - Care of Patients with Challenging Behaviour in a Somatic Acute Care Hospital. In: C. Fuchs, B.-M. Kurth, P.C. Scriba (Series eds.) Report Versorgungsforschung. Volume 3. G. Stoppe (ed.) the care of mentally ill elderly people. Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag Cologne, 2010.
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