Research interests

Quality of Life (QoL) is a widely used concept in health care and medical psychology, to assess the impact of a disease or treatment on people’s well-being, using questionnaires. However, current research on QoL doesn’t give us insight into the way people interpret life events (such as becoming ill), how it affects their life goals and how it influences the way they interpret their own QoL. Therefore, I will be developing a new conceptualization of QoL (focusing on 'response shift'), based on narrative theory and theories on contingency, and develop and test a (quantitative) ‘Life Narrative Questionnaire’ that can be used in QoL research.


Quality of Life (improving the conceptualisation, using a narrative/biographical perspective)

Research output

  1. Response shift after coronary revascularization

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. 75-plussers met een doodswens zonder dat ze ernstig ziek zijn

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

  3. Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in Patients with Multiple Geriatric Syndromes

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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