Head of division:
Dr. Anna Levke Brütt

+49 (441) 798 - 2633

Junior Research Group For Rehabilitation Science
Department of Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Postal address:
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
26111 Oldenburg

Visitor address:
Campus Haarentor, Building V04
Ammerländer Heerstraße 140
26129 Oldenburg

PD Dr. Anna Levke Brütt, Dipl. Psych., M.Sc.

Education & Professional Development

since 2016


Academic Researcher, Head of the Junior Research Group on Rehabilitation Research, Department of Health Services Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

 2007 – 2017


Academic Researcher, Head of the Health and Participation Research Group, Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf


PhD, University of Flensburg (Dr. phil.)

2007- 2012


Academic Researcher, Department of Psychology, Division of Health Psychology and Health Education, University of Flensburg

2007 Diploma in Psychology
2006 Preliminary diploma in Social Sciences
2003 MSc in Clinical Neuroscience
2002 – 2003 Master's Program "Clinical Neuroscience", University of Surrey Roehampton, London
2000 – 2007 BA in Psychology and Social Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

Research interests

  • Health Services research
  • participation
  • illness perceptions

Awards and Grants

  • Congress scholarships of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD (2010, 2013, 2014)
  • Congress Travel Scholarship of the European Health Psychology Society (2012)
  • Postdoc scholarship from the University of Hamburg for a 4-week research stay (2014)

Memberships and Offices

  • Member of the German Network for Health Services Research (DNVF)
  • Spokeswoman of the working groups "Promotion of junior scientists" and "Participatory health services research" in the DNVF
  • Member of the "Aktionsbündnis Teilhabeforschung"


Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Stuckenschneider, T., Koschate, J., Dunker, E., Reeck, N., Hackbarth, M., Hellmers, S., Kwiecien, R., Lau, S., Brütt, A. L., Hein, A. & Zieschang, T. (2022) 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).

Levelink M, Reinhold AK, Dewald O, Brütt AL. Psychological burden and coping in destination therapy patients with a left ventricular assist device: A qualitative content analysis. Artificial Organs. 2021. doi: 10.1111/aor.14158

Lubasch JS, Voigt-Barbarowicz M, Ernstmann N, Kowalski C, Brütt AL, Ansmann L. Organizational Health Literacy in a Hospital—Insights on the Patients’ Perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021;18(23):12646. doi:10.3390/ijerph182312646

Buchholz A, Spies M, Stracke R, Brütt AL, Meyer-Steinkamp R. Das Modulare ICF-basierte Core Set Sucht (MCSS): Anwendung des Moduls Medizinische Rehabilitation für die Behandlungsplanung. Psychosoziale und Medizinische Rehabilitation. 2021;(114):15-23.

Krüger K, Fricke LM, Dilger EM, Thiele A, Schaubert K, Hoekstra D, Heidenreich F, Brütt AL, Stahmeyer JT, Röper AL, Kubiak KP, Hemmerling M, Grau A, Eichstädt K, Behrens S, Krauth C. How is and how should healthcare for people with multiple sclerosis in Germany be designed?–The rationale and protocol for the mixed-methods study Multiple Sclerosis–Patient-Oriented Care in Lower Saxony (MS-PoV). Plos one. 2021;16(11):e0259855.

Baumann LA, Brütt AL. Participation preferences of health service users in health care decision-making regarding rehabilitative care in Germany—A cross-sectional study. Health Expectations. 2021;1-13. doi:10.1111/hex.13356

Lubasch JS, Voigt-Barbarowicz M, Lippke S, De Wilde RL, Griesinger F, Lazovic D, Ocampo Villegas PC, Roeper J, Salzmann D, Seeber GH, Torres-de-la-Roche LA, Weyhe D, Ansmann L, Brütt AL. Improving professional health literacy in hospitals: study protocol of a participatory codesign and implementation study. BMJ open. 2021;11(8);e045835. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045835

Levelink M, Brütt AL. Factors influencing health-related quality of life of patients with a left ventricular assist device: a systematic review and thematic synthesis. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2021;20(8):803-815. doi: 10.1093/eurjcn/zvab056

Kühne F, Brütt AL, Otterbeck MJ, Weck F. Research priorities set by people with OCD and OCD researchers: Do the commonalities outweigh the differences? Health Expect. 2021;24 Suppl 1:40-46. doi:10.1111/hex.13005

Seeralan T, Härter M, Koschnitzke C, Scholl M, Kohlmann S, Lehmann M, Eisele M, Braunschneider LE, Marx G, Scherer M, Löwe B, Magaard JL, Brütt AL. Patient involvement in developing a patient-targeted feedback intervention after depression screening in primary care within the randomized controlled trial GET.FEEDBACK.GP. Health expectations: an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy. 2021;24:95-112. doi:10.1111/hex.13039

Baumann LA, Brütt AL. Public and patient involvement (PPI) in health policy decisionmaking on the health system- level: protocol for a systematic scoping review. BMJ Open. 2021;11(5):e043650. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043650

Reinhold AK, Magaard JL, Brütt AL. Influence of established and subjectively perceived as well as evaluated individual characteristics on the utilization of mental health services among individuals with depressive disorders: protocol of a longitudinal study examining how to supplement the “behavioral model of health services use” and on need-congruent use of mental health services. BMC psychiatry. 2021;21(1):1-10. doi:10.1186/s12888-021-03065-w

Brütt AL. Partizipative Versorgungsforschung: Nicht nur über, sondern mit Patienten forschen. In Frankfurter Forum für gesellschaftspolitische Grundsatzfragen e.V. (Ed.), Frankfurter Forum: Diskurse. 2020. Heft 22: Versorgungsforschung - Methoden und Ziele (S. 26-33): Springer.

Levelink M, Eichstaedt HC, Meyer S, Brütt AL. Living with an LVAD – Psychological burden and coping: Protocol for a longitudinal and cross-sectional qualitative study. BMJ Open. 2020;10(10):e037017. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037017

Spies M, Kulisch K, Streibelt M, Pohl A, Schulz H,  Brütt AL. [Insurants' Views on Different Forms of Medical Rehabilitation - A Qualitative Study]. Rehabilitation (Stuttgart). 2020;59(5):282-290. doi:10.1055/a-1148-5051

Levelink M*, Voigt-Barbarowicz M*, Brütt AL. Priorities of patients, caregivers and health‐care professionals for health research – A systematic review. Health Expectations. 2020; doi:10.1111/hex.13090.

Voigt-Barbarowicz M,  Brütt AL. The Agreement between Patients’ and Healthcare Professionals’ Assessment of Patients’ Health Literacy—A Systematic Review. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2020;17(7):2372. doi:10.3390/ijerph17072372

Magaard JL, Seeralan T, De A, Schulz H, Brütt AL. [Beliefs about Treatment of Depression - A Qualitative Analysis of Treatment Beliefs about Psychotherapy and Primary Care among People with Depression]. Psychiatrische Praxis. 2019;46(5):268-273. doi:10.1055/a-0787-6956

Spies M, Brütt AL, Buchholz A. Content comparison of guideline-recommended instruments used in treatment for alcohol use disorders. Disability and rehabilitation. 2019;41(14):1682-1689. doi:10.1080/09638288.2018.1433724

Magaard JL, Lowe B, Brütt AL, Kohlmann S. Illness beliefs about depression among patients seeking depression care and patients seeking cardiac care: an exploratory analysis using a mixed method design. BMC psychiatry. 2018;18(1):366. doi:10.1186/s12888-018-1936-z

Magaard JL, Liebherz S, Melchior H, Engels A, König HH, Kriston L, Schulz H, Jahed J, Brütt AL, Reber KC, Härter M. Collaborative mental health care program versus a general practitioner program and usual care for treatment of patients with mental or neurological disorders in Germany: protocol of a multiperspective evaluation study. BMC psychiatry. 2018;18(1):347. doi:10.1186/s12888-018-1914-5

Probst T, Dehoust M, Brütt AL, Schulz H, Pieh C, Andreas S. Mentalization and Self-Efficacy as Mediators between Psychological Symptom Severity and Disabilities in Activities and Participation in Psychotherapy Patients. Psychopathology. 2018;51(1):38-46. doi:10.1159/000485980

Bernges T, Iden L, Gielen R, Scholl M, Brütt AL. [Research for us! Which Topics are Relevant for Patients with Depression?]. Psychiatrische Praxis. 2018;45(7):383-386. doi:10.1055/s-0043-118147

Brütt AL, Meister R, Bernges T, et al. Patient involvement in a systematic review: Development and pilot evaluation of a patient workshop. Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen. 2017;127-128:56-61. doi:10.1016/j.zefq.2017.07.005

Magaard JL, Seeralan T, Schulz H, Brütt AL. Factors associated with help-seeking behaviour among individuals with major depression: A systematic review. PloS one. 2017;12(5):e0176730. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0176730

Magaard JL, Schulz H, Brütt AL. What Do Patients Think about the Cause of Their Mental Disorder? A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Causal Beliefs of Mental Disorder in Inpatients in Psychosomatic Rehabilitation. PloS one. 2017;12(1):e0169387. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169387

Brütt AL, Bernges T, Magaard J, Sielaff G. [How to do Research? Development and Evaluation of a Research Training for Patients with Mental Disorders]. Psychiatrische Praxis. 2017;44(2):99-104. doi:10.1055/s-0041-108968

Bartsch AL, Harter M, Niedrich J, Brütt AL, Buchholz A. A Systematic Literature Review of Self-Reported Smoking Cessation Counseling by Primary Care Physicians. PloS one. 2016;11(12):e0168482. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168482

Brütt AL, Magaard JL, Andreas S, Schulz H. A qualitative investigation of barriers and facilitators of rehabilitation success from the psychosomatic inpatients' perspective. Patient preference and adherence. 2016;10:1881-1888. doi:10.2147/PPA.S108117

Brütt AL, Buschmann-Steinhage R, Kirschning S, Wegscheider K. [Participatory research : Meaning, concept, objectives and methods]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2016;59(9):1068-1074. doi:10.1007/s00103-016-2403-y

Kendrick T, El-Gohary M, Stuart B, Gilbody S, Churchill R, Aiken L, Bhattacharya A, Gimson A, Brütt AL, de Jong K, Moore M. Routine use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for improving treatment of common mental health disorders in adults. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2016;7:Cd011119. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011119.pub2

Spies M, Brütt AL, Freitag M, Buchholz A. [Application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in Psychosomatic Rehabilitation and Addiction Rehabilitation in Germany - The Current State]. Die Rehabilitation. 2015;54(5):297-303. doi:10.1055/s-0035-1555908

Härter M, Bartsch AL, Egger N, König HH,  Kriston L, Schulz H, Tiemann M, Brütt AL, Buchholz A. Evaluating a collaborative smoking cessation intervention in primary care (ENTER): study protocol for a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015;16:447. doi:10.1186/s13063-015-0977-6

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