People with substance use problems differ in the mechanisms triggering and maintaining substance use, therefore it is necessary to understand personalized mechanisms to discuss these during treatment and choose appropriate strategies to change the substance use behavior. In this project, we aim to use personalized ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and derived statistical models to help […]

Regular physical activity (PA) reduces the risks of multiple health problems among all age groups, also when health problems are already present. This Active4Life project aims to generate new scientific and practical knowledge and insights relevant to stimulate and maintain PA in different subpopulations of adults (adults, older adults, healthy and patient populations) using tailored […]

Cancer screening is a key government tool for the early detection of cancer in order to reduce cancer mortality and morbidity. Informed decision making – where people move from issue awareness and information search and evaluation to decision making – is increasingly complex in the current media environment.  That is, the public nowadays has a […]

Populations around the world are rapidly ageing. In almost every country, the proportion of people aged over 65 years is growing faster than any other age group. Living longer brings many opportunities, however, it also poses challenges for health care and communication. As older adults often deal with multiple diseases at the same time, the […]

Due to ongoing worldwide migration processes, healthcare providers are frequently confronted with providing care to patients from diverse cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. Patients who do not share the same backgrounds as their healthcare providers are at increased risk of receiving suboptimal levels of care. To decrease health disparities in care, it is thus of […]

A young branch takes on all the bends that one gives it. In adolescence the foundation is laid for someone’s life. Developments and experiences at this young age are vital for later health, for better or for worse. Therefore it is important to learn adolescents healthy behavioral patterns with respect to eating, drinking, smoking, exercising, […]

Accessing, understanding, evaluating, and acting upon health information is difficult for people with limited health literacy. This is unfortunate, as people with limited health literacy are more often chronically ill and participate less in preventive programs such as cancer screening compared to people with adequate health literacy skills. Therefore, people with limited health literacy need […]