Questionnaire to screen for selected infectious diseases in population-based epidemiological studies

In cooperation with other colleagues from various universities, including the Robert Koch Institute and the Centre of Chronic Immunodeficiency we developed a short questionnaire to screen for common acute and chronic infectious diseases and identify their risk factors. An additional aim of the questionnaire was to identify individuals with high susceptibility to a variety of common infections. The questionnaire was administered during the 2011 and 2012 pretest phases of the National Cohort.