Published on May 20, 2020 – The upcoming 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) will be a virtual conference to be held from 20 to 26 May with “Open Communication” as conference theme. Several ACHC researchers will present their latest work online. We are proud to have again […]
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Published on May 13 2020 – There are many uncertainties in the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, but health  communication is a key factor in fighting this crisis. An international team of health communication and behavioral scientists provides advice on how to communicate effectively and promote behavioral change and maintanance. The advice […]
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Published on April 29 2020 -The first results of a study by Fam te Poel, Annemiek Linn and other ACHC colleagues focusing on media use and information needs of the Dutch population during the Covid-19 crisis, show that mainly traditional media such as news programs on tv, and newspapers (both […]
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Published on April 14 2020 – Research has pointed towards the potential to not only tailor health interventions in the sense of what information is provided (content-tailoring), but also in terms of how information is communicated (message frame-tailoring) to increase successful behaviour change in online health interventions. Yet, effect sizes […]
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Here, we provide 10 science-based guidelines for effective communication with teens. Many of these tips can also be used by teachers, parents, and social media influencers. The Bitefile is offered to you by the Dutch Young Consumers Network, who bundled their insights from the literature and their own research on […]
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All over the world communication professionals, policy makers, and crisis teams face the challenge of informing older adults about the COVID-19 pandemic, explaining the behavioural rules recommendations (e.g. social distancing, handwashing etcetera) to help flatten the curve. Scientists together with communication experts, developed 10 evidence-based tips for effective communication with […]
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Published on March 04 2020 – Patients for whom standard anti-cancer treatment is no longer available, may be offered the choice to participate in early-phase clinical studies (experimental treatments). Liza van Lent (Erasmus MC), Julia van Weert (ASCOR) and colleagues explain in a recently published protocol paper how they will develop […]
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Published on February 25, 2020 – On January 31st, Dr. Eline Smit received the Young Talent Award from the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH). The ARPH Young Talent Award is an award for talented early-career researchers in the field of psychology and health, taking into account criteria as […]
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Published on February 6 2020 – Together with Ellen Smets, Marij Hillen (Amsterdam UMC), Julia van Weert and Annemiek Linn have received a grant from the Dutch Cancer Society to understand which patients use online health information, when and how they do that, and for which reasons. The consortium will also investigate how this […]
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Published on January 15, 2020 – A consortium consisting of scientists from the humanities, social sciences, and artificial intelligence has been awarded an NWO grant of EUR 750,000 to study the development and effectiveness of chatbots to promote healthy behavior. ACHC member Gert-Jan de Bruijn is involved in the consortium. […]
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Published on December 3 2019 – On Monday November 18th 2019, the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) hosted a successful symposium on “Conversational Agents for Health Communication”, chaired by Gert-Jan de Bruijn.  The main goals of these ACHC symposia are to bring academia and practice from the Netherlands and Flanders […]
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Published on December 6 2019 – Marcia Vervloet (NIVEL, ACHC) and Annemiek Linn (ACHC) received a ZonMw grant to improve therapy for inhalation medication, in terms of both technology and compliance. The grant amounts to more than 500,000 euros. Among other things, a PhD candidate will be appointed from this […]
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On Monday, November 18, 2019,  ACHC will hold it autumn 2019 symposium. The theme of this symposium is “Conversational agents in health communication” and will be led by Gert-Jan de Bruijn and Julia van Weert. The symposium is free of charge, and contains a varied program with (inter) national speakers […]
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Published on November 8th 2019 – Providing online preparatory information can support cancer patients in their communication with their provider, shows a recent study by Minh Hao Nguyen and other ACHC-researchers.Many patients with cancer, including older patients (aged ≥65 years), consult the Web to prepare for their doctor’s visit. However, […]
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Published on October 25 2019 – Most people read about scientific research in the news media, but it is unclear how they respond to such media attention, particularly if the content is relevant for themselves. An important public health problem is the lack of physical activity due to sedentariness, for […]
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Published on October 14 2019 –  at the Weekend of Science, ACHC-researcher Eline Smit and her ASCoR colleague Marijn Meijers investigated whether environmental appeals can be used to stimulate healthy food choices. Children and their parents could shop in a virtual reality supermarket (VirtuMart; developed by Nynke van der Laan […]
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Published on September 25th 2019 – On Thursday September 19, EUCAM (European Centre for Monitoring Alcohol Marketing) together with ACHC organized a conference entitled ‘Digital Alcohol Marketing in the Spotlight’. The conference took place at the department of Communication Science of the University of Amsterdam.
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Published on September 20 2019 – Shared decision making with older patients and their relatives is a challenge for healthcare professionals. In her research, Ruth Pel-Littel (Vilans), Prof. Julia van Weert (ASCOR), Prof. Bianca Buurman (Amsterdam UMC) and Prof. Glyn Elwyn (Darthmouth Institute, USA), developed a tool to measure the […]
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Published on September 12 2019 – On Thursday September 19, EUCAM (European Centre for Monitoring Alcohol Marketing) together with ACHC organize a conference entitled ‘Digital Alcohol Marketing in the Spotlight’. During this conference scientist and policy makers discuss the influence of digital alcohol marketing on drinking behavior of youth and how […]
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Published on September 3rd 2019 –  Together with colleagues from Maastricht University, ACHC-researcher Eline Smit developed and tested an e-learning program that aimed to improve practice nurses’ sub-optimal adherence to evidence-based smoking cessation treatment guidelines. Idea was that improving practice nurses’ adherence to these guidelines would benefit the quality of smoking […]
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Published on August 2nd 2019 – This week, ZonMw awarded eight research projects Exercise and Physical Activity worth over 5 million euros. ACHC researcher Gert-Jan de Bruijn will participate in Active4Life, one of the awarded projects. In the Active4Life project, Big Data analyses will be applied to investigate effective intervention […]
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Published on July 24 2019 – Young adults are bombarded with contradictory information about alcohol like anti-drinking media campaigns and conversations among peers which are generally pro-alcohol. Christin Scholz received a prestigious NWO Veni grant to research how young adults make decisions about drinking after processing conflicting information about alcohol, […]
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Published on July 17 2019 – Together with colleagues from Maastricht (a/o Dr. Ciska Hoving) and Leiden Universities (a/o Dr. Matty Crone), ACHC researcher Eline Smit has received a grant from ZonMw to identify the effective ingredients in smoking cessation interventions available in the Netherlands (€49.525). The three-month study they […]
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Published on July 1st 2019 – Bas van den Putte is involved in two projects that recently have been funded by a grant provided by Longfonds, Hartstichting, KWF, Trombosestichting and Diabetesfonds. General objective of both projects is to conduct research that contributes to policy that discourages tobacco use and stimulates the […]
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Published on June 14 2019 – At the 2019 annual conference of the International Communication Association, Persuasive Communication research received two awards. Theo Araujo and Nadine Bol, in a collaboration between the Corporate and Persuasive Communication program groups, were awarded the Jake Liang top paper award for their paper “From […]
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Published on June 1, 2019 – Earlier research showed that people are more motivated to change their behaviour particularly when they perceive autonomy. Therefore, Maria Altendorf and colleagues from the University of Amsterdam and Maastricht University tested whether the effectiveness of current online computer-tailored health interventions may be enhanced using […]
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Published on May 25th 2019 – During the D.C. Health Communication conference held on the 26th and 27th of April 2019, Lisa Klinkenberg and her coauthors, from which Julia van Weert, received the Top Paper Award for their study entitled: ‘Unknown makes Unloved: Blood donation awareness and attitudes among people of White […]
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Published on May 21 2019 –  On Tuesday April 23, 2019, the seventh ACHC symposium took place in Amsterdam, chaired by Hao Nguyen. The main purpose of symposium was to share knowledge among scholars and health specialists about the role of visuals in health communication (e.g., illustrations and videos via health websites, patient […]
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Published on May 10 2019 – On 25 April 2019, Minh Hao Nguyen obtained her doctorate at the University of Amsterdam with the designation ‘cum laude’ (with distinction). The dissertation is entitled ‘A novel approach to tailored communication: Optimizing online health information for older patients’. In recent years, the number […]
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Published on April 30 2019 – Persuasive messages are important to change people’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is still unclear, however, if people can we consciously regulate our response to a persuasive message? In a recent study co-authored by ACHC member Christin Scholz, researchers examined this question in the context […]
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Published on April 16 2019 – Good dental health is important and can be obtained by regular tooth brushing, as well as the use of mouth rinse. One way to stimulate people to use mouth rinse is the frame the consequences of (not) using mouth rinse: does it prevent, or […]
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Published April 5th 2019 – On a daily basis we are exposed to a variety of tasty, but unhealthy foods on TV, varying from cooking shows and contests to commercials for indulging chocolate and ice cream. In a recently published study, Monique Alblas and colleagues (University of Amsterdam) found that exposure […]
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Published on 17 March 2019 – In recent years, the number and use of health websites has grown enormously. UvA PhD candidate Minh Hao Nguyen investigated how information on health websites can be improved to support older patients (65+) with cancer in their conversations with healthcare providers.
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Published on February 22 2019 – The Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) organizes a symposium about Visuals in Health Communication on Tuesday 23 april a.s. titled: “Gezondheid in Beeld: De rol van visuele communicatie”. Attendance is free and the goal of this symposium is to share knowledge among scholars and health specialists working in the field.
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Published on March 8 2019 – Prof. Johannes (Hans) Brug, the current director-general of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, has been appointed as an unpaid professor  of Health Behaviour at (amongst others) the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. Brug was dean of […]
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Published on February 11th 2019 – Rena Zendedel received the award for her dissertation “Informal interpreting in Dutch general practice” from NeFCA, the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association. The award aims to acknowledge excellent dissertations in the field of Communication Sciences and wants to recognize the quality of doctoral research in the […]
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Published on January 25th 2019 – New figures from Statistics Netherlands show that two-thirds of the Dutch population in 2018 had searched online for information about health. It also appears that Dutch people do this more often than residents of other European countries. Fam te Poel completed her PhD on this […]
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Published on January 14 2019 – On Thursday January 10, Hanneke Hendriks, in collaboration with the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, organized a Spui25 event about the unhealthy side of social media. Research has shown that posts on Facebook and Instagram about certain topics, such as pictures with laughing […]
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Published on December 14 2018 – On Friday December 7th, the sixth symposium of the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) took place in Amsterdam. This time the symposium was titled ‘Intercultural communication in healthcare: pitfalls and innovative solutions’, and chaired by Barbara Schouten. During this symposium speakers from both […]
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Published on November 30th 2018 – Treatment decision making for older patients is a complex communication process in which specialists from different disciplines are involved. Sifra Bolle investigated if patient characteristics are considered in this communication process.
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Published on November 19th 2018 – Together with colleagues from Maastricht University, ACHC-researcher Eline Smit developed and tested an e-learning program that aimed to improve practice nurses’ sub-optimal adherence to evidence-based smoking cessation treatment guidelines. Idea was that improving practice nurses’ adherence to these guidelines would benefit the quality of […]
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Published on October 29th 2018 – In her dissertation, Sifra Bolle covers two recent developments that play a role in the context of the consultation with older (cancer) patients: 1) the potential of internet usage by older patients and 2) the decision-making process about the treatment of older patients during […]
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Published on October 11th 2018 – On Friday December 7th 2018, the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) is organizing a symposium entitled “Intercultural communication in healthcare: pitfalls and innovative solutions”. The chair of the symposium is Dr. Barbara Schouten and the symposium will last from 12:30 to 18:00. Admission […]
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Published on October 22nd 2018 – Hanneke Hendriks was recently interviewed for the TV/web-program Medialogica by HUMAN, where she discussed how alcohol-related posts on social media by vloggers could impact young people. The interview was related to the Veni Project by Hanneke Hendriks, in which she investigates what young people post […]
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Published on September 27th 2018 – Gert-Jan de Bruijn has been awarded a grant from ZonMw and Diabetes Foundation within the Diabetes breakthrough programme  call. The main purpose of this call is to fund innovative research that can lead to breakthrough results for curing or preventing diabetes type II. Together […]
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Published on September 11 2018 – Cyberchondria refers to the mutual relation between searching for online health information and related fears and worries about one’s own health. Research into the role of cyberchondria is important, because nowadays consider the internet to be their primary source of health-related information, even before their […]
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Published on August 20th 2018 – Patient participation is important for an effective conversation between doctor and patient. A patient who actively participates during the conversation, generally reports the most positive outcomes. A recent study done by Sanne Schinkel and colleagues reveals that migrants with a non-Western background experience more and […]
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Published on August 6th 2018 – Hanneke Hendriks and colleagues have recently published two articles in Journal of Medical Internet Research andCyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Both articles focus on the role of alcohol-related posts on social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram. Examples of such posts are photos […]
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Published on July 23th 2018 – The research project Supreme Nudge, which will be conducted by a large consortia consisting of several Dutch universities, companies, and organizations, is a five-year project which attempts to prevent (risk for) cardiovascular disease in adults from lower socio-economic status. How this will be achieved, […]
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Published on July 10th 2018 – With her research into the Veder Contact Method, Petra Boersma won the “Wij Inholland award” in the category Research. On 27 June she received the award and accompanying check of € 5.000, – by Huug de Deugd, chairman of the jury and member of the […]
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Published on June 15th 2018 – On Friday June 1st, the fifth symposium of the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) took place in Amsterdam. This time the symposium was titled ‘Digital (big) data and health communication: how research and practice are changing” and was chaired by Remco Sanders.
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Published on May 31st 2018 – Two ACHC researchers were awarded at the conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) 2018 in Prague.
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Published on May 28th 2018 – Everyday life is increasingly taking place online, including health-related actions. Examples of that include posting on health-related discussion fora, the use of smart devices to track our physical activity, and even sensor-enabled clothing to register bodily movements. All of those actions leave behind a […]
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Published on May 21 2018 – Hans Brug has received EUR 9.5 million from the European Commission to investigate how combat (severe) overweight among youth. In a large consortium of 14 universities and organizations from Europe, South Africa, Australia and the United States, intensive collaborations with youth will be sought […]
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Published on April 17 2018 –  The Kentucky Conference on Health Communication  (KCHC)  in Lexington was a great success for researchers from the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC). Melanie de Looper, together with Julia van Weert, Ellen Smets (AMC-UvA), Olga Damman  and Daniëlle Timmermans (both  VUmc) won two awards, […]
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Published on March 23 2018 –  Studies on anxiety within oncology show a high prevalence of anxiety both during and after the course of the disease. However, little is known about factors that influence the level of anxiety in the diagnostic phase. In this study we examined the presence of […]
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Published on March 6th 2018 – The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked best in the world in the field of Communication Science and Media Studies in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the latest QS Rankings, which were published on Wednesday, 28 February, Communication & Media […]
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Published on February 23rd 2018 – Professor Julia van Weert will be awarded the Lewis Donohew Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award during the 2018 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication (KCHC). The award was established in Dr. Donohew’s name in 1998 to recognize outstanding research contributions to the health communication field made during […]
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Published on February 19th 2018 – On Wednesday February 14 2018, Elroy Boers defended his dissertation entitled: ‘Interpersonal communication among vocational community college students about alcohol use and binge drinking: Causality, content, and conversation partner’. The overall aim of his dissertation was to further our understanding of the effects of […]
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Published on February 09 2018 – Web-based health behavior change interventions may be more effective if they offer autonomy-supportive communication. However, currently no validated tools exist to assess user-perceived autonomy-support of such interventions. For this reason, ACHC-researcher Eline Smit and colleagues developed and validated a new measurement instrument. The Virtual Care Climate […]
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Published on January 30 2018 – Last Saturday January 27, ACHC-researcher Hanneke Hendriks was interviewed in the live radioprogram by Jort Kelder (dr Kelder en Co) on Radio1. She discussed the influence of alcohol on health and society. Hanneke currently investigates the role of alcohol-related posts on social media with […]
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Published on January 17 2018 – Nynke van der Laan received a Creative industry-KIEM grant from the NWO to develop and test a virtual reality game to foster healthy food choices. The KIEM funding instrument is intended to set up a longer-term collaboration between researchers and private partners. This is fostered […]
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Published on December 18 2017 – Nadine Bol received a travel grant of € 2,300 from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The Academy Van der Gaag Grant was designed to offer promising young researchers who are studying the biological, psychological and social determinants of human behavior […]
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Published on December 1st 2017 – On Friday November 24, the fourth symposium of the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) took place in Amsterdam, entitled ‘Tailoring for Health. From theoretical idea to practical intervention’, chaired by Eline Smit.   During the afternoon, speakers working in science and practice have […]
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Published on November 17, 2017 – Related to the symposium ‘Tailoring for Health‘ that will be held next Friday November 24, Nadine Bol, Eline Smit, and Prof. Mia Lustria will be guest-editing a special issue for the scientific open access journal ‘Digital Health’. The special issue is entitled ‘Tailored Health […]
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Published on November 7th 2017 – Informal interpreters are often used in medical settings, when patients and health care providers do not share the same language. Informal interpreters are usually family members of the patients who join the consultation to bridge the language gap. This type of interpreter-mediated communication has […]
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Published on October 19th 2017 – Intonation, acte de présence and timing are three core concepts in theater performances, but what do they have to do with dementia care? Petra Boersma studied the implementation of theatrical communication in contact with people with dementia and graduated on Friday, October 13 at the […]
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Published on September 26 2017 – On Friday November 24th 2017, The Amsterdam Center for Health Communication will organize a symposium, entitled “Tailoring for health: from theoretical idea to practical intervention”. The symposium starts at 12:00 and will end at 18:00 and attendance is free of charge. The symposium will have a […]
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Published on September 19 2017 – Minh Hao Nguyen, one of our PhD candidates, received a travel grant of € 3.000 as part of the UvA385 ‘Lustrumbeurs’. Hao was one of the 22 recipients of a UvA lustrum grant, out of 94 candidates. The UvA lustrum grant was designed to […]
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Published on August 31st 2017 – This summer, Dr. Eline Smit received the prestigious Early Career Award from the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS). The EHPS Early Career Award aims to recognize outstanding research excellence, contributions made to the EHPS and/or contributions to professional practice made by EHPS members within […]
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Published on August 8th 2017 – Nynke van der Laan is one of nine people who received a replication grant from NWO. With the call ‘Replication Studies’ NWO wishes to contribute to the transparency of research and to the quality and completeness of reporting of results. Nynke is going to […]
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Published on July 27 2017 – Current-day community pharmacies often present themselves as ‘community healthcare centres’. Communication thereby stresses that pharmacies are more than medication dispensaries alone, and offer multiple health and clinical services, such as illness prevention information, supervision of people with chronic diseases, and in many countries also […]
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Published on July 11 2017 – There are a number of established evaluation criteria that allow consumers to assess the quality and reliability of health-related websites. However, consumers do not often use these criteria. Rather, they rely on simple heuristics, such as how nice the layout of the website is […]
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Published on June 26 2017 – On Wednesday June 28th 2017, Prof. Dr. John Allegrante will give an invited lecture at the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication entitled ‘ How Many Behavioral Scientists Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?  Advancing the Science of Behavioral Self-Management of Chronic Disease’ In this […]
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Published on June 18 2017 – Private medical specialist providers often invest heavily in marketing communication. Yet very little is known about the effects of marketing communication by medical specialist providers, also internationally. The present study is one of the first to systematically investigate the effects of website marketing by […]
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Published on June 6 2017 – ACHC researchers won several awards at the conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) 2017 in San Diego. Corine Meppelink won the Abby Prestin Dissertation of the Year Award from the Health Communication divisions of the ICA and the National Communication Association (NCA) for […]
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Published on May 21 2017 – In Dutch general practice, practice nurses sub-optimally adhere to evidence-based smoking cessation treatment guidelines. Understanding the factors explaining their sub-optimal adherence is important to develop interventions that can improve their adherence and patients’ subsequent cessation success. Therefore, ACHC-researcher Eline Smit and colleagues explored the […]
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Friday, April 21, 2017 – On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, the third ACHC symposium took place in Amsterdam, chaired by Nadine Bol. The main purpose of symposium was to inform both practice and science about the opportunities and challenges of mobile health apps through presentations and interactive discussions. The symposium […]
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On Tuesday April 18th 2017,  The Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) will organize a symposium entitled “Mobile Health: Challenges and Opportunities”. The symposium starts at 11:45 and will end at 18:00. The symposium is free of charge and will address the effectiveness of mobile health interventions, the technological challenges of mobile health […]
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Published on April 6 2017 – Evidence-based smoking cessation guidelines can help health professionals (such as practice nurses) to provide effective behavioural counseling to their smoking patients. Yet, most practice nurses suboptimally adhere to these guidelines. This limits the effectiveness of their smoking cessation support. Interventions are needed to improve […]
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Published on March 29 2017 – Cancer patients experience many concerns such as fear for the possible side-effects of their treatment. Healthcare providers do not always recognize patients’ expressions of these concerns. Together with colleagues from the Department of Communication Science, Kim Brandes shows that patients describe their concerns as […]
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Published on March 21 2017 – Prior research has shown that personalized health content is more effective than general information, but effects are small. To personalize online health information even better to the recipients’ characteristics and preferences, Hao Nguyen investigated whether tailoring the way information is being presented is a […]
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Published on March 13 2017 – The UvA’s Communication and Media Studies programmes have risen to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the 2016-17 QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. With this, UvA Communication Science is only one […]
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Published on February 20 2017 – Cigarette packages contain warning labels (e.g., ‘smokers die younger’) that aim to prevent people from smoking and encourage smokers to quit. However, there is an ongoing debate about whether the current warnings are effective. In this study, Saar Mollen and Bas van den Putte examine […]
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Published on February 12 2017 – Many migrant patients in the Netherlands with a low Dutch language proficiency bring family members to the general practitioner (GP)’s consultation room to provide interpreting. Although this seems an adequate solution for improving communication, the non-professional family interpreters sometimes create additional obstacles. For instance, […]
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Published on January 28 2017 – This week, the Dutch Heart Foundation and The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development ZonMw awarded three consortia 7,5 million euro to investigate how healthy lifestyles can be maintained over a longer period of time. In one of those consortia (entitled Supreme Nudge), […]
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Published on January 22 2017 – To promote healthy dietary intake, people can be instructed to formulate planning strategies regarding their diet. Such an instruction usually takes the form of a situation and an action, such as ‘when I am watching TV on my couch in the evening, I will […]
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Published on January 16 2017 – Previous research has shown that when cancer patients discuss their concerns with their healthcare provider, these patients have decreased feelings of anxiety and depression among cancer patients. However, most patients find it difficult to express their concerns during consultations. Kim Brandes investigated what prevents […]
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Thursday, December 15 2016 – On Friday December 9 2016, the second ACHC symposium was held in Amsterdam. The purpose of the symposium was to inform science and practice on the role of social media in alcohol consumption among adolescents in an interactive session, based on recent scientific research and […]
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The Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) will organize a symposium, entitled “Alcohol and Social Networking Sites: Predictors and Effects of Youth’s Online Communication about Alcohol” on Friday December 9th 2016. The symposium starts at 12:30 and lasts until 18:00.
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Published on 15-11-2016 – On November 16th 2016, Iris van Oijen will defend her PhD thesis entitled Packaging Design as Communicator of Product Attributes. Effects on Consumers’ Attribute Inferences. One of her supervisors is ACHC board member Edith Smit.
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Published on November 4th, 2016 – On November 11, 2016, the closing conference of the NWO-program ‘Comprehensible Language and Effective Communication’ will be held. ACHC participants in this project are Bas van den Putte and Simon Zebregs, in cooperation with Anneke de Graaf (Radboud University) and Trimbos Institute.   On […]
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Published on October 28th, 2016 – People are often influenced by what other do, or think one should do. In health communication these social norms are therefore frequently used to persuade people to engage in healthy behavior. However, not always with the same level of success. Recently Saar Mollen and […]
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Published on October 10th, 2016 – An increasing amount of cancer patients visit the Internet for information in addition to consulting their health care provider. On the Internet, patients have the option to find information on many different platforms, such as online libraries, blogs or discussion groups. As of yet, […]
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Published on October 4th, 2016 – Obesity is a major problem in Western countries, causing a wide variety of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. It is therefore vital to employ cost-effective, large-scale interventions to promote healthier lifestyles. In the United States, […]
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Older cancer patients are fully able to use Web-based health information tools and perceive these tools as highly useful in their search for health information and to prepare for interpersonal communication with their health care providers. However, older patients experience navigational problems that can hinder optimal user experience with these […]
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Up to now, effective adherence interventions are scarce and a more comprehensive model of adherence determinants is required to target determinants for not taking the medication as prescribed. Current approaches only included explicit attitudes such as self-reported evaluations of medication as determinants, neglecting the role of associative processes that shape […]
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Numerous studies of various populations and settings link patient–provider communication or beliefs to medication adherence. A better understanding of this interplay may help to improve patient-centred communication.
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Nadine Bol won the inaugural Annie Lang Dissertation Award at the conference of the International Communication Association in Japan 2016. This award recognizes the most outstanding dissertation in a topic relevant to the Information Systems Division in the preceding year. Nadine’s dissertation was about how to optimally present online information […]
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Op dinsdag 10 mei vond het openingssymposium van het ACHC plaats. Veel belangstellenden vanuit de praktijk en wetenschap kwamen naar de UvA v oor een middag in het teken van effectieve communicatie voor mensen met lage gezondheidsvaardigheden.
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