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Opdensteinen, K.D., Rach, H., Gruszka, P., Schaan, L., Adolph, D., Benke, C., Pané-Farré, C., Dierolf, A.M., Schneider, S., & Hechler, T. (in prep). The mere imagination scares me – Mental imagery of pain-specific internal bodily sensations in adolescents with chronic pain.

Rach, H., Opdensteinen, K.D., Gruszka, P., Schaan, L., Adolph, D., Benke, C., Pané-Farré, C., Dierolf, A.M., Schneider, S., & Hechler, T. (in prep). Defense response mobilization in response to the anticipation and the provocation of interoceptive sensations in adolescents with and without primary chronic pain, Pain. (IF: 6.54).

Wickering, L., Lautwein, C., Fiegler, A., Allerdißen, L., Kloos, T., Schneider, M. & Hechler, T. (in prep). „Was ist chronischer Schmerz?“ – Die Erfassung von bio-psycho-sozialen Schmerzkonzepten aus Expertensicht.


Maldei-Gohring, T., Hellbach, C., Betz., T. & Hechler, T. (2022). Folgen der Corona-Pandemie für die psychische Gesundheit von Kita-Kindern. Frühe Kindheit 3/22.

Maldei-Gohring, T., Opdensteinen, K. D., Hellbach, C., Grassmann, T., Hofer, J., Walther, E., Hechler, T. (2022). Ein halbes Leben lang Corona: Wie Vorschulkinder und ihre Bezugspersonen die Covid-19 Pandemie wahrnehmen und von ihr beeinflusst werden. Kindheit & Entwicklung, 31(2), 91-99. (IF: 0.902)

Rach, H., Kistinger, S., Hechler, T. (2022). Psychologische Diagnostik chronischer primärer Schmerzen im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Schmerz.Therapie5, 159-164.


Opdensteinen, K. D., Schaan, L., Pohl, A., Schulz, A., Domes, G., & Hechler, T. (2021). Interoception in preschoolers: New insights into its assessment and relations to emotion regulation and stress. Biological Psychology, 165. (IF: 2.763).

Wallrath, M. K., Geremek, A., Rubel, J., Lindner, C., & Hechler, T. (2021). Elterliche Reaktionen auf kindliche Schmerzen : Die Rolle von kindlichen und elterlichen Somatisierungs- und Angstsymptomen [Parental responses to child pain : The role of parental and child somatic and anxiety symptoms]. Schmerz (Berlin, Germany), (IF: 1.107)

Hechler, T. (2021). Altered interoception and its role for the co-occurrence of chronic primary pain and mental health problems in children. Pain. 162 (3), 665-671. DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002099 (IF: 5.76)


Hechler, T. (Spring 2019). Interoceptive exposure for children and adolescents with chronic pain: On the way, but not yet there. Pediatric Pain SIG Newsletter.

Schaan, L., Schulz, A., Nuraydin, S., Bergert, C., Hilger, A., Rach, H., & Hechler, T. (2019). Interoceptive accuracy, emotion recognition, and emotion regulation in preschool children. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 138, 47-56. (IF: 2.631).

Wallrath, M., Rubel, J., Ohls, I., Demiralay, C. & Hechler, T. (2019). Bottom-up or top-down? The role of child and parent chronic pain and anxiety in the context of parental catastrophizing and solicitousness. European Journal of Pain Advance online publication. (IF: 3.492).


Frerker, M., Hirschfeld, G., Thielsch, M. T., & Hechler, T. (2018). Elterliche Reaktionen auf kindlichen Schmerz – Analyse der elterlichen Reaktionen auf die Schmerzen ihres Kindes in der deutschen Allgemeinbevölkerung. Der Schmerz 32(6), 434-441. (IF: 0.964).

Gruszka, P., Schaan, L., Adolph, D., Pané-Farré, C. A., Benke, C., Schneider, S., & Hechler, T. (2018). Defence response mobilization in response to provocation or imagery of interoceptive sensations in adolescents with chronic pain: A study protocol. Pain Reports, 3 (Suppl 1).
DOI: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000680  (IF: nicht vorhanden).


Flack, F., Gerlach, A. L., Simons, L. E., Zernikow, B., & Hechler, T. (2017). Validation of the German Fear of Pain Questionnaire in a sample of children with mixed chronic pain conditions. European Journal of Pain, 21(7), 1224-1233. (IF: 3.492).

Flack, F., Pané-Farré, C. A., Zernikow, B., Schaan, L., & Hechler, T. (2017). Do interoceptive sensations provoke fearful responses in adolescents with chronic headache or chronic abdominal pain? A preliminary experimental study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(6), 667-678.  (IF: 2.587).


Frerker, M., Hechler, T., Schmidt, P., & Zernikow, B. (2016). Schmerzbezogenes Elternverhalten. Mütterliche und väterliche Reaktionen auf die chronischen Schmerzen ihres Kindes und deren Veränderung nach stationärer interdisziplinärer Schmerztherapie. Der Schmerz, 30(3), 241-247. (IF: 0.964).

Hechler, T., Endres, D., & Thorwart, A. (2016). Why harmless sensations might hurt in individuals with chronic pain: About heightened prediction and perception of pain in the mind. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1638. (IF: 2.067).


Hahn, U., Hechler, T., Witt, U., & Krummenauer, F. (2015). Conception and Content Validation of a Questionnaire Relating to the Potential Need for Information of Visually Impaired Persons with Regard to Services and Contact Persons. Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, 232(12), 1402-1409. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1557886 (IF: 0.605).

Hechler, T., Kanstrup, M., Lewandowski Holley, A., Simons, L. E., Wicksell, R. K., Hirschfeld, G., & Zernikow, B. (2015). Systematic review on intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment for children with chronic pan. Pediatrics, 136(1), 115-27. (IF: 5.417).


Hechler, T., Ruhe, A. K., Schmidt, P., Hirsch, J., Wager, J., Dobe, M., Krummenauer, F., & Zernikow, B. (2014). Inpatient-based intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment for highly impaired children with severe chronic pain: Randomized controlled trial of efficacy and economic effects. Pain, 155(1), 118-128. (IF: 6.54).

Hechler, T., Wager, J., & Zernikow, B. (2014). Chronic pain treatment in children and adolescents: Less is good, more is sometimes better. BMC Pediatrics, 14, 262. (IF: 1.909).

von Brachel, R., Hötzel, K., Hirschfeld, G., Rieger, E., Schmidt, U., Kosfelder, J., Hechler, T., Schulte, D., & Vocks, S. (2014). Internet-based motivation program for woman with eating disorders: eating disorder pathology and depressive mood predict dropout. Journal of medical Internet research, 16(3). doi:10.2196/jmir.3104 (IF: 3.492).

Wager, J., Zernikow, B., Darlington, A., Vocks, S., & Hechler, T. (2014). Identifying subgroups of paediatric chronic pain patients: A cluster-analytic approach. European Journal of Pain, 18(9), 1352-62. (IF: 3.428).


Blankenburg, M., Tietze, A.-L., Hechler, T., Hirschfeld, G., Michel, E., & Koh, M. (2013). SNAKE: The development and validation of a questionnaire on sleep disturbances in children with severe psychomotor impairments. Sleep Medicine, 14, 339-351. (IF: 3.038).

Hirschfeld, G., Hechler, T., Dobe, M., Wager, J., von Lützau, P., Blankenburg, M., Kosfelder, J., & Zernikow, B. (2013). Maintaining Lasting Improvements: One-year follow-up of children with severe chronic pain undergoing multimodal inpatient treatment. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(2), 224-36. (IF: 2.587).

Hötzel, K., von Brachel, R., Schmidt, U., Rieger, E., Kosfelder, J., Hechler, T., Schulte,D., & Vocks, S. (2013). An internet-based program to enhance motivation to change in females with symptoms of an eating disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Psychological Medicine, 44(9), 1947-63. (IF: 5.813).

Schmidt, P., Otto, M., Hechler, T., Metzing, S., Wolfe, J., & Zernikow, B. (2013). Did increased availability of pediatric palliative care lead to improved palliative care outcomes in children with cancer? Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(9), 1034-9. (IF: 2.238).

Wager, J., Hechler, T., Darlington, A.S., Hirschfeld, G., Vocks, S., & Zernikow, B. (2013). Classifying the severity of paediatric chronic pain – an application of the chronic pain grading. European Journal of Pain, 17(9), 1393-1402. (IF: 3.492).

Wager, J., Ruhe, A.-K., Hirschfeld, G., Wamsler, C., Dobe, M., Hechler, T., & Zernikow, B. (2013). Influence of parental occupation on access to specialised treatment for paediatric chronic pain: A retrospective study. Der Schmerz, 27, 305-311. (IF: 0.964).


Blankenburg, M., Kraemer, N., Hirschfeld, G., Krumova, E. K., Maier, C., Hechler, T., Aksu, F., Magerl, W., Reinehr, T., Wiesel, T., & Zernikow, B. (2012). Childhood diabetic neuropathy: functional impairment and non-invasive screening assessment. Diabetic Medicine, 29(11), 1425- 32. (IF: 3.083).

Hirschfeld, G., Zernikow, B., Kraemer, N., Hechler, T., Aksu, F., Krumova, E., Maier, C., Magerl, W., & Blankenburg, M. (2012). Development of Somatosensory Perception in Children: A Longitudinal QST-Study. Neuropediatrics, 43, 10-16. DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1307450  (IF: 1.549).

Tietze, A.-L., Blankenburg, M., Hechler, T., Michel, E., Koh, M., Schlüter, B., & Zernikow, B. (2012). Sleep disturbances in children with multiple disabilities. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 16, 117- 127. (IF: 9.613).

von Brachel, R., Hötzel, K., Schloßmacher, L., Hechler, T., Koesfelder, J., Rieger, E., Rueddel, H., Braks, K., Huber, T., & Vocks, S. (2012). Entwicklung und Validierung einer deutschsprachigen Skala zur Erfassung der Veränderungsmotivation bei Essstörungen — The Stages of Change Questionnaire for Eating Disorders (SOCQ-ED). Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, 62(12), 450-5. DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1321882 (IF: 1.051).

von Lützau, P., Otto, M., Hechler, T., Metzing, S., Wolfe, J., & Zernikow, B. (2012). Children dying from cancer: parents’ perspectives on symptoms, quality of life, characteristics of death, and end-of-life decisions. Journal of Palliative Care, 28(4), 274-81. (IF: 1.2).

Wager, J., Otto, M., Ruhe, A. K., von Lützau, P., Hechler, T., & Zernikow, B. (2012). Forschungswerkstatt Palliativversorgung – ein neues Weiterbildungsangebot. Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin 13(05). DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1323113

Zernikow, B., Wager, J., Hechler, T., Hasan, C., Rohr, U., Dobe, M., Meyer, A., Hübner-Möhler, B., Wamsler, C., & Blankenburg, M. (2012). Characteristics of highly impaired children with severe chronic pain: a 5-year retrospective study on 2249 pediatric pain patients. BMC Pediatrics, 12(1), 54. (IF: 1.909).


Blankenburg, M., Meyer, D., Hirschfeld, G., Kraemer, N., Hechler, T., Aksu, F., Krumova, E.K., Magerl, W., Maier, C., & Zernikow, B. (2011). Developmental and sex differences in somatosensory perception-a systematic comparison of 7- versus 14-year-olds using quantitative sensory testing. Pain, 152, 2625-2631. DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2011.08.007 (IF: 6.54).

Dobe, M., Hechler, T., Behlert, J., Kosfelder, J., & Zernikow, B. (2011). Schmerztherapie bei chronisch schmerzkranken, schwer beeinträchtigten Kindern und Jugendlichen: Langzeiterfolge einer 3-wöchigen stationären Schmerztherapie. Der Schmerz, 25, 411- 422. (IF: 0.964).

Hechler, T., Martin, A., Blankenburg, M., Schroeder, S., Kosfelder, J., Hölscher, L., Denecke, H., & Zernikow, B. (2011). Specialized multimodal outpatient treatment for children with chronic pain: Treatment pathways and long-term outcome. European Journal of Pain, 15, 976-984. (IF: 3.492).

Hechler, T., Vervoort, T., Hamann, M., Tietze, A. L., Vocks, S., Goubert, L., Hermann, C., Wager, J., Blankenburg, M., Schroeder, S., & Zernikow, B. (2011). Parental catastrophizing about their child's chronic pain: Are mothers and fathers different? European Journal of Pain, 15, 515, e1-e9. (IF: 3.492).

von Lützau, P., Hechler, T., Herzog, S., Menke, A., & Zernikow, B. (2011). Pädiatrische Schmerztherapie: Wie ist der Wissensstand von Pflegenden? Der Schmerz, 25, 423-433. (IF: 0.964).


Blankenburg, M., Boekens, H., Hechler, T., Maier, C., Krumova, E., Scherens, A., Magerl, W., Aksu, F., & Zernikow, B. (2010). Reference values for quantitative sensory testing in children and adolescents: Developmental and gender differences of somatosensory perception. Pain, 149, 76- 88. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.01.011 (IF: 6.54).

Blankenburg, M., Boekens, H., Hechler, T., Maier, C., Krumova, E., Scherens, A., Magerl, W., Aksu, F., & Zernikow, B. (2010). Quantitative Sensorische Testung bei Kindern und Jugendlichen nach dem Protokoll des Deutschen Forschungsverbundes Neuropathischer Schmerz (DFNS). Der Schmerz, 24(4), 380-2. (IF: 0.964).

Hechler, T., Dobe, M., Damschen, U., Blankenburg, M., Schroeder, S., Kosfelder, J., & Zernikow, B. (2010). The pain provocation technique for adolescents with chronic pain: Preliminary evidence for its effectiveness. Pain Medicine, 11, 897-910. (IF: 2.513).

Hechler, T., Dobe, M., & Zernikow, B. (2010). Commentary: A worldwide call for multimodal inpatient treatment for children and adolescents suffering from chronic pain and pain- related disability. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35, 138-140. (IF: 2.587).

Hechler, T., Kosfelder, J., Vocks, S., Mönninger, T., Blankenburg, M., Dobe, M., Gerlach, A. L., Denecke, H., & Zernikow, B. (2010). Changes in pain-related coping strategies and their importance for treatment outcome following multimodal inpatient treatment: Does sex matter? Journal of Pain, 1, 472-483. (IF: 4.621).

Hechler, T., Blankenburg, M., Dobe, M., Kosfelder, J., Hübner, B., & Zernikow, B. (2010). Effectiveness of a multimodal inpatient treatment for pediatric chronic pain: A comparison between children and adolescents. European Journal of Pain, 14, 97e1-97e9. (IF: 3.492).

Junker, J., Zernikow, B., Kraemer, N., Aksu, F., Hechler, T., & Blankenburg, M. (2010). Quantitative Sensory Testing in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Neuropediatrics, 41(02), P1364. DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1265609 (IF: 1.549).

Meyer, D., Zernikow, B., Kraemer, N., Aksu, F., Hechler, T., & Blankenburg, M. (2010). Developmental and sex differences of somatosensory perception. Neuropediatrics, 41(02), P1373. DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2011.08.007  (IF: 1.549).

Schroeder, S., Hechler, T., Denecke, H., Müller-Busch, M., Martin, A., Menke, A., & Zernikow, B. (2010). Deutscher Schmerzfragebogen für Kinder, Jugendliche und deren Eltern (DSF-KJ) - Ein multimodaler Fragebogen zur Diagnostik und Therapie chronischer Schmerzen im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Der Schmerz, 24, 23-37. (IF: 0.964).

Tietze, A. L., Blankenburg, M., Aksu, F., Hechler, T., & Zernikow, B. (2010). Rücklaufqoute bei der Validierung eines Schlaffragebogens für Kinder mit schweren, chronischen Erkrankungen und ihren Eltern. Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin, 11(05), P35. DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1265387

Wager, J., Tietze, A.-L., Denecke, H., Schroeder, S., Vocks, S., Kosfelder, J., Zernikow, B., & Hechler, T. (2010). Schmerzempfindung bei Jugendlichen mit chronischen funktionellen Schmerzen – Adaptation und psychometrische Überprüfung der Schmerzempfindungsskala (SES) nach Geissner. Der Schmerz, 24(3), 236-50. (IF: 0.964).

Zernikow, B., Hechler, T., & Schroeder, S. (2010). Neues Design des Deutschen Schmerzfragebogens für Kinder und Jugendliche (DSF-KJ). Der Schmerz, 24, 9-11. (IF: 0.964).


Blankenburg, M., Hechler, T., Dubbel, G., Wamsler, C., & Zernikow, B. (2009). Paroxysmal hemicrania in children—symptoms, diagnostic criteria, therapy and outcome. Cephalalgia, 29, 873-882. (IF: 4.868).

Dobe, M., Hechler, T., & Zernikow, B. (2009). The pain provocation technique as an adjunctive treatment module for children and adolescents with chronic disabling pain: a case report. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 2, 297-307. (IF: 0.95).

Hechler, T., Dobe, M., Kosfelder, J., Damschen, U., Hübner, B., Blankenburg, M., Sauer, C., & Zernikow, B. (2009). Effectiveness of a three-week multimodal inpatient pain treatment for adolescents suffering from chronic pain: Statistical and clinical significance. Clinical Journal of Pain, 25, 156-166. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e318185c1c9  (IF: 2.893).

Hechler, T., Chalkiadis, G., Hasan, C., Kosfelder, J., Meyerhoff, U., Vocks, S., & Zernikow, B. (2009). Sex differences in pain intensity in adolescents suffering from cancer: Differences in pain memories? Journal of Pain, 10, 586-593. (IF: 4.621).

Hübner, B., Hechler, T., Dobe, M., Damschen, U., Kosfelder, J., Denecke, H., Schoeder, S., & Zernikow, B. (2009). Schmerzbezogene Beeinträchtigung bei Jugendlichen mit chronischen Schmerzen - Erste Überprüfung des Pediatric Pain Disability Index (P-PDI). Der Schmerz, 23, 20-32. (IF: 0.964).

Vocks, S., Hechler, T., Röhrig, S., & Legenbauer, T. (2009). Effects of a physical exercise session on state body image: The influence of pre-experimental body dissatisfaction and concerns about weight and shape. Psychology and Health, 24, 713-728. DOI: 10.1080/08870440801998988 (IF: 2.528).


Blankenburg, M., Boekens, H., Aksu, F., Maier, C., Hechler, T., & Zernikow, B. (2008). Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) in children and adolescents. Neuropediatrics, 39(05), V42. DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1215755 (IF: 1.549).

Hechler, T., Blankenburg, M., Friedrichsdorf, S., Garske, D., Hübner, B., Menke, A., Wamsler, C., Wolfe, J., & Zernikow, B. (2008). Parents' perspective on symptoms, quality of life, characteristics of death and end-of-life decisions for children dying from cancer. Klinische Pädiatrie, 220, 166- 174. DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1065347 (IF: 0.822).

Hechler, T., Dobe, M., Kosfelder, J., Damschen, U., Hübner, B., Blankenburg, M., Sauer, C., & Zernikow, B. (2008). Effectiveness of a three-week multimodal inpatient pain treatment for adolescents suffering from chronic headache. Cephalalgia, 28(4), 466. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e318185c1c9  (IF: 4.868).

Hechler, T., Kosfelder, J., Denecke, H., Dobe, M., Hübner, B., Martin, A., Menke, A., Schroeder, S., Marbach, S., & Zernikow, B. (2008). Schmerzbezogene Copingstrategien von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit chronischen Schmerzen - Überprüfung einer deutschen Fassung der Paediatric Pain Coping Inventory (PPCI). Der Schmerz, 22, 442-457. (IF: 0.964).

Hechler, T., Rieger, E., Touyz, S., Beumont, P., Plasqui, G., & Westerterp, K. R. (2008). Physical activity and body composition in outpatients with anorexia nervosa and healthy controls. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 25, 159-173.

Zernikow, B., Hasan, C., Hechler, T., Hübner, B., Gordon, D., & Michel, E. (2008). Stop the pain! A nationwide quality improvement programme in paediatric oncology pain control. European Journal of Pain, 12, 819-833. (IF: 3.492).

Zernikow, B., & Hechler, T. (2008). Schmerztherapie bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 105, 511-522. DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2008.0511 (IF: 4.469).

2004 – 2007

Hechler, T., Beumont, P., Marks, P., & Touyz, S. (2005). How do clinical specialists understand the role of physical activity in eating disorders? European Eating Disorder Review, 13, 125-132. (IF: 3.56).

Hechler, T., Beumont, P. J., Touyz, S., Marks, P., & Vocks, S. (2005). Die Bedeutung körperlicher Aktivität bei Anorexia nervosa: Dimensionen, Erfassung und Behandlungsstrategien aus Expertensicht. Verhaltenstherapie, 15, 140-147. (IF: 0.744).

Hechler, T., Chau, J. Y., Giesecke, S., & Vocks, S. (2004). Perception of seasonal changes in physical activity among young Australian and German women. Medical Journal of Australia, 181, 710-711. (IF: 6.112).

Hechler, T. (2004). Physical Activity in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa: Seasonal Variation and Management Strategies. Tectum-Verlag.

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