Forschungsprojekte (Drittmittel)


Hygiene and Behaviour Infectious Diseases Survey (Laufendes Projekt)

In the HaBIDS study (Hygiene and Behaviour Infectious Diseases Survey), we investigate Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) regarding hygiene measures and prevention behaviour in the general population of Lower Saxony. This study is conducted in Braunschweig, Salzgitter and Wolfenbüttel as well as in six communities in the rural district of Vechta. Participants in HaBIDS were drawn by the registration office to obtain a realistic reflection of the reality.

HaBIDS is a so-called panel, in which a selected group of persons will be regularly surveyed. Questions that we investigate in HaBIDS are for example: Which opinions and experiences do the inhabitants of Lower Saxony have regarding infectious diseases and what do they know about the prevention of transmissions? Can we influence our health by our habits? How do our social contacts influence the risk to get sick?

For the success of our HaBIDS project, it is important that participants and the HaBIDS project team at the HZI collaborate as long as possible.


PhD Student involved

Kristin Maria Schlinkmann (PhD Programme “Epidemiology”)


Institut für Medizinische Epidemiologie, Biometrie und Informatik, Universität Halle (Prof. Dr. Rafael Mikolajczyk; since August 2017)


Rübsamen N, Akmatov MK, Castell S, Karch A, Mikolajczyk RT. Comparison of response patterns in different survey designs: a longitudinal panel with mixed-mode and online-only design. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology. 2017;14(1).

Rübsamen N, Castell S, Horn J, Karch A, Ott JJ, Raupach-Rosin H, Zoch B, Krause G, Mikolajczyk RT. Ebola risk perception in Germany, 2014. Emerging infectious diseases. 2015;21(6):1012-8.

Obenauer J, Rübsamen N, Castell S, Hoodgarzadeh M, Klett-Tammen CJ, Mikolajczyk RT, Karch A. Perceptions of Zika virus risk in Germany in 2016, 2017. European Journal of Public Health. 2017;accepted.

Previous allocation

This project was initiated by the group "Epidemiological and Statistical Methods" and lead by Prof. Dr. Rafael Mikolajczyk until July 2017.

Project Leader

Prof. Dr. Rafael Mikolajczyk

Beteiligte Gruppen

Geldgeber / Förderer

HZI - Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung

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