Presence: Mo. Thu.
At Medicinfo: Tue. Wed.
Building: Cubicus, room C147
Telephone: +31 (0)53 – 489 6523; +31 (0)53 – 489 4470 en 2398 (secretary)
Fax: +31 (0)53 – 489 2895
After finishing my bachelor Biomedical Engineering (University of Twente) I completed my master Human Media Interaction at the University of Twente at the beginning of 2013 cum laude. During my master assignment I focused on evaluating behaviour change support systems (in this case increasing the physical activity level of users). I used various evaluation methods side by side and combined them.
The first of July 2013 I started working as a PhD student for the department Psychology, Health & Technology of the University of Twente.
The overall objective of my PhD project is to examine the added value of a web based care platform (Mijn GezondheidsPlatform). This platform focuses on users with a chronic disease such as diabetes type 2, COPD, chronic heart failure or high blood pressure. The following research questions will be addressed:
- Does MGP work as intended? (functioning and user-friendliness)
- Who uses MGP in which extent and what is its usability? (usability, adherence, user profiles, user satisfaction)
- What is the efficacy of MGP concerning self management and quality of live? (self management skills of users, disease activity quality of live)
- What is the cost effectiveness of MGP from a social and caregivers perspective? ((cost) effectiveness))
The research questions above will be answered using qualitative and quantitative data about use, users and effectiveness consisting of: logdata, surveys, interviews and usability tests. This project is a collaboration between the University of Twente and Medicinfo (the creator of Mijn GezondheidsPlatform), Because of this, I work two days a week at Medicinfo in Tilburg.
My promotors are prof. dr. J.E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen, and prof. dr. R. (Robbert) Sanderman. Assistant-promotor is dr. L.M.A. (Annemarie) Braakman-Jansen. My supervisor from MedicInfo is Bart Brandenburg.