Minh Hao Nguyen, MSc

  • image1Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    CW : Persuasive Communication
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht  166
    1018 WV  Amsterdam
  • M.H.Nguyen@uva.nl

Name: Minh Hao Nguyen, MSc
PhD: Expected in 2018, University of Amsterdam
Promotors: Prof. dr. Julia C. M. van Weert, Prof. dr. Ellen M. A. Smets (AMC)
Co-promotor: Prof. dr. Eugène F. Loos
MSc: 2014, Communication Science (Research), cum laude
Interests: eHealth, mHealth, tailoring, patient-provider communication, aging, information processing, new media technologies.

Link: UvA profile or LinkedIn

Research: OCA-IV ‘How to effectively tailor website information to older colorectal cancer patients’ mode preferences: A Randomised Controlled Trial’

This PhD project focuses on how online information should be presented to older cancer patients. In a randomised controlled trial, we investigate the effects of exposure to a website that is tailored to colorectal cancer patients’ mode preferences (offering choices between text only, text with illustrations, video or a combination of these modes) as compared to exposure to a websites presenting the information in a standardised, fixed manner. We particularly focus on differences between older (≥ 65 years) and younger (< 65 years) patients, taking into account both age and age-related factors. The primary outcomes are recall of information and distress before and after the consultations with health professionals. Secondary outcomes are communication during the consultations, patients’ evaluation of the communication, and perceived quality of the decision making process. Ultimately, we aim to establish theory- and evidence-based guidance for optimal information provision to older cancer patients.

Research team:

  • dr. Julia C. M. van Weert & Prof. dr. Ellen M. A. Smets (promotors)
  • dr. Eugène F. Loos (copromotor)
  • Minh Hao Nguyen, MSc (PhD student)
  • Other members: Dr. Nadine Bol, Dr. Madelon Bronner, & Monique Alblas, MSc

Status: Ongoing since September 2014

Funding: Dutch Cancer Society (KWF Kankerbestrijding)