Who is Who

  • Principal Investigator
  • Female

Dr. A.G.E.M. de Boer

Position: Associate professor (UHD)
Main activities: Research
Specialisation: Cancer and work, occupational health
foto A.G.E.M. de Boer is one of the AMC Principal Investigators
Focus of research:

The research line aims to improve work functioning and to prevent unemployment in patients with a chronic disease or with chronic symptoms as a result of a disease with specific emphasis on cancer patients.
The focus is on three aspects: 1) Getting insight in the work situation, quality of working life and career pathways of employees with a chronic disease; 2) Identifying risk factors for unemployment and diminished work functioning; 3) Developing and evaluating evidence-based interventions to support employment, re-integration and work functioning in employees with a chronic disease, especially in cancer patients.

Specialties:
-Predictors of return to work
-Supporting return to work and work retention of cancer survivors
-Rehabilitation of cancer survivors
-Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
-Cost-effectiveness
-Quality of Life
-Quality of Working Life
-Guideline development
-Questionnaire development
 

AMC themes: Oncology, Public Health & Epidemiology
Departments: Coronel Institute of Occupational Health
de Jong M , Tamminga SJ, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, Quality of Working Life of cancer survivors: associations with health- and work-related variables. SUPPORT CARE CANCER 2017;25 (5):1475-1484 [PubMed]
Gragnano A, Miglioretti M, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, Adjustment between work demands and health needs: Development of the Work-Health Balance Questionnaire. REHABIL PSYCHOL 2017;62 (3):374-386 [PubMed]
Greidanus MA, de Boer AGEM, de Rijk AE, Tiedtke CM, Dierckx de Casterlé B, Frings-Dresen MHW, Tamminga SJ, Perceived employer-related barriers and facilitators for work participation of cancer survivors: a systematic review of employers' and survivors' perspectives. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2017;ahead of print [PubMed]
Leensen MCJ, Groeneveld IF, Rejda T, Groenenboom P, van Berkel S, Brandon T, de Boer AGEM, Frings-Dresen MHW, Feasibility of a multidisciplinary intervention to help cancer patients return to work. EUR J CANCER CARE 2017;ahead of print [PubMed]
Leensen MCJ, Groeneveld IF, van der Heide I, Rejda T, van Veldhoven PLJ, van Berkel S, Snoek A, van Harten W, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, Return to work of cancer patients after a multidisciplinary intervention including occupational counselling and physical exercise in cancer patients: a prospective study in the Netherlands. BMJ OPEN 2017;7 (6):e014746 [PubMed]
Rottenberg Y, Jacobs JM, Ratzon NZ, Grinshpun A, Cohen M, Uziely B, de Boer AGEM, Unemployment risk 2 years and 4 years following gastric cancer diagnosis: a population-based study. J CANCER SURVIV 2017;11 (1):119-125 [PubMed]
Sharp L, Torp S, van Hoof E, de Boer AGEM, Cancer and its impact on work among the self-employed: A need to bridge the knowledge gap. EUR J CANCER CARE 2017;26 (5):e12746 [PubMed]
Tiedtke CM, Dierckx de Casterlé B, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, Greidanus MA, Tamminga SJ, de Rijk AE, Employers' experience of employees with cancer: trajectories of complex communication. J CANCER SURVIV 2017;11 (5):562-577 [PubMed]
Wolvers MDJ, Leensen MCJ, Groeneveld IF, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, Predictors for earlier return to work of cancer patients. J CANCER SURVIV 2017;ahead of print [PubMed]
Zaman ACGNM, Bruinvels DJ, de Boer AGEM, Frings-Dresen MHW, Supporting cancer patients with work-related problems through an oncological occupational physician: a feasibility study. EUR J CANCER CARE 2017;26 (5):e12378 [PubMed]
Zaman ACGNM, Tytgat KMAJ, Van Hezel S , Klinkenbijl JHG, de Boer AGEM, Frings-Dresen MHW, Development of a tailored work-related support intervention for gastrointestinal cancer patients. EUR J CANCER CARE 2017;ahead of print [PubMed]
de Boer A, Frings-Dresen M, Feuerstein M. Improving Return to Work in Cancer Survivors in: Schultz IZ, Gatchel RJ, editors. Handbook of Return to Work; From Research to Practice. S.l.: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016; 2016., p. 481-503
de Boer AGEM, Bennebroek Evertsz' F , Stokkers PC, Bockting CL, Sanderman R, Hommes DW, Sprangers MAG, Frings-Dresen MHW, Employment status, difficulties at work and quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease patients. EUR J GASTROEN HEPAT 2016;28 (10):1130-1136 [PubMed]
de Jong M. Quality of working life of cancer survivors: Development and evaluation of a measurement instrument. S.l.: s.n.; 2016. 242p. ISBN 9789491043147 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Frings-Dresen MHW; copromotor(s): de Boer AGEM, Tamminga SJ)
de Jong M , Tamminga SJ, de Boer AGEM, Frings-Dresen MHW, Quality of working life of cancer survivors: development of a cancer-specific questionnaire. J CANCER SURVIV 2016;10 (2):394-405 [PubMed]
de Jong M , Tamminga SJ, de Boer AGEM, Frings-Dresen MHW, The Quality of Working Life Questionnaire for Cancer Survivors (QWLQ-CS): a Pre-test Study. BMC HEALTH SERV RES 2016;16 (1):194 [PubMed]
Jonkers MD, Tamminga SJ, Witlox L, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM. Kanker & Werk: Problemen van werkgever en werknemer. S.l.: Coronel Instituut voor Arbeid en Gezonheid, AMC/UvA; 2016. 59p. (Coronel rapportnummer; 16-04)
Liu L, O'Donnell P, Sullivan R, Katalinic A, Moser L, de Boer A, Meunier F, Cancer in Europe: Death sentence or life sentence?. EUR J CANCER 2016;65:150-155 [PubMed]
Paalman CH, van Leeuwen FE, Aaronson NK, de Boer AGEM, van de Poll-Franse L, Oldenburg HSA, Schaapveld M, Employment and social benefits up to 10 years after breast cancer diagnosis: a population-based study. BRIT J CANCER 2016;114 (1):81-87 [PubMed]
Ratzon NZ, Uziely B, de Boer AGEM, Rottenberg Y, Unemployment Risk and Decreased Income Two and Four Years After Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis: A Population-Based Study. THYROID 2016;26 (9):1251-1258 [PubMed]
Rottenberg Y, Ratzon NZ, Cohen M, Hubert A, Uziely B, de Boer AGEM, Unemployment risk at 2 and 4 years following colorectal cancer diagnosis: a population based study. EUR J CANCER 2016;69:70-76 [PubMed]
Rottenberg Y, Ratzon NZ, Jacobs JM, Cohen M, Peretz T, de Boer AGEM, Unemployment risk and income change after testicular cancer diagnosis: A population-based study. UROL ONCOL-SEMIN ORI 2016;34 (1):5.e27-5.e33 [PubMed]
Rottenberg Y, Uziely B, de Boer AGEM, 35P Unemployment risk among lung cancer survivors: A population based study. J THORAC ONCOL 2016;11 (4 Suppl):S70 [PubMed]
Tamminga SJ, Bültmann U, Husson O, Kuijpens JLP, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, Employment and insurance outcomes and factors associated with employment among long-term thyroid cancer survivors: a population-based study from the PROFILES registry. QUAL LIFE RES 2016;25 (4):997-1005 [PubMed]
Tamminga SJ, Hoving JL, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, Cancer@Work - a nurse-led, stepped-care, e-health intervention to enhance the return to work of patients with cancer: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. TRIALS 2016;17 (1):453 [PubMed]
Tamminga SJ, Van Hezel S , de Boer AGEM, Frings-Dresen MHW, Enhancing the Return to Work of Cancer Survivors: Development and Feasibility of the Nurse-Led eHealth Intervention Cancer@Work. JMIR RES PROTOC 2016;5 (2):UNSP e118 [PubMed]
Zaman AGNM, Tytgat KMAJ, Klinkenbijl JHG, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, Design of a multicentre randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored clinical support intervention to enhance return to work for gastrointestinal cancer patients. BMC CANCER 2016;16:303 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, Taskila TK, Tamminga SJ, Feuerstein M, Frings-Dresen MHW, Verbeek JH, Interventions to enhance return-to-work for cancer patients. COCHRANE DB SYST REV 2015;2015 (9):CD007569 [PubMed]
de Jong M , de Boer AGEM, Tamminga SJ, Frings-Dresen MHW, Quality of working life issues of employees with a chronic physical disease: a systematic review. J OCCUP REHABIL 2015;25 (1):182-196 [PubMed]
Mewes JC, Steuten LMG, Groeneveld IF, de Boer AGEM, Frings-Dresen MHW, IJzerman MJ, van Harten WH, Return-to-work intervention for cancer survivors: budget impact and allocation of costs and returns in the Netherlands and six major EU-countries. BMC CANCER 2015;15 (1):899 [PubMed]
Aaronson NK, Mattioli V, Minton O, Weis J, Johansen C, Dalton SO, Verdonck-de Leeuw IM, Stein KD, Alfano CM, Mehnert A, de Boer A, van de Poll-Franse LV, Beyond treatment - Psychosocial and behavioural issues in cancer survivorship research and practice. EJC SUPPL 2014;12 (1):54-64 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, The European Cancer and Work Network: CANWON. J OCCUP REHABIL 2014;24 (3):393-398 [PubMed]
Tamminga SJ, Verbeek JHAM, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, Measurement properties of the Work Limitations Questionnaire were sufficient among cancer survivors. QUAL LIFE RES 2014;23 (2):515-525 [PubMed]
Boot CRL, van den Heuvel SG, Bültmann U, de Boer AGEM, Koppes LLJ, van der Beek AJ, Work adjustments in a representative sample of employees with a chronic disease in the Netherlands. J OCCUP REHABIL 2013;23 (2):200-208 [PubMed]
Groeneveld IF, de Boer AGEM, Frings-Dresen MHW, Physical exercise and return to work: cancer survivors' experiences. J CANCER SURVIV 2013;7 (2):237-246 [PubMed]
Mehnert A, de Boer A, Feuerstein M, Employment challenges for cancer survivors. CANCER-AM CANCER SOC 2013;119 (Suppl. 11):2151-2159 [PubMed]
Tamminga SJ, Verbeek JHAM, Bos MMEM, Fons G, Kitzen JJEM, Plaisier PW, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, Effectiveness of a hospital-based work support intervention for female cancer patients - a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. PLOS ONE 2013;8 (5):e63271 [PubMed]
Tamminga SJ, Verbeek JHAM, de Boer AGEM, van der Bij RM, Frings-Dresen MHW, A work-directed intervention to enhance the return to work of employees with cancer: a case study. WORK 2013;46 (4):477-485 [PubMed]
Groeneveld IF, de Boer AGEM, Frings-Dresen MHW, A multidisciplinary intervention to facilitate return to work in cancer patients: intervention protocol and design of a feasibility study. BMJ OPEN 2012;2 (4):e001321 [PubMed]
Smits PBA , de Graaf L, Radon K, de Boer AG, Bos NR, van Dijk FJH, Verbeek JHAM, Case-based e-learning to improve the attitude of medical students towards occupational health, a randomised controlled trial. OCCUP ENVIRON MED 2012;69 (4):280-283 [PubMed]
Smits P, de Graaf L, Radon K, de Boer A, Bos N, van Dijk F, Verbeek J, Verbetert e-learning met casuïstiek de houding van medische studenten ten aanzien van werk en gezondheid, een gerandomiseerd gecontroleerd experiment. TIJDSCHR BEDRIJFS VERZEKERINGSGENEESKD 2012;20 (2):71-72
Tamminga S, de Boer A, Verbeek J, Frings-Dresen M, Experiences of breast cancer survivors about returning to work - an interview research on inhibiting and stimulating factors for work resumption. TIJDSCHR BEDRIJFS VERZEKERINGSGENEESKD 2012;20 (9):426-427
Tamminga SJ. Enhancing return to work of cancer patients. Amsterdam: s.n.; 2012. 239p. ISBN 978-94-91043-05-5 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Frings-Dresen MHW; copromotor(s): de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM)
Tamminga SJ, de Boer AGEM, Bos MMEM, Fons G, Kitzen JJEM, Plaisier PW, Verbeek JHAM, Frings-Dresen MHW, A Hospital-Based Work Support Intervention to Enhance the Return to Work of Cancer Patients: A Process Evaluation. J OCCUP REHABIL 2012;22 (4):565-578 [PubMed]
Tamminga SJ, de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM, Frings-Dresen MHW, Breast cancer survivors' views of factors that influence the return-to-work process - a qualitative study. SCAND J WORK ENV HEA 2012;38 (2):144-+ [PubMed]
Thijs KM, de Boer AGEM, Vreugdenhil G, van de Wouw AJ, Houterman S, Schep G, Rehabilitation Using High-Intensity Physical Training and Long-Term Return-to-Work in Cancer Survivors. J OCCUP REHABIL 2012;22 (2):220-229 [PubMed]
Visser I , de Boer AGEM, Wekking EM, van Vliet J, van Hout MSE, Schmand B, Van der Laan G , Schene AH, van Dijk FJH, The Coping with Attention and Memory Complaints Questionnaire (CAMQ): Psychometric evaluation of an instrument in suspected chronic solvent-induced encephalopathy (CSE). NEUROPSYCHOL REHABIL 2012;22 (5):794-808 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, Bruinvels DJ, Tytgat KMAJ, Schoorlemmer A, Klinkenbijl JHG, Frings-Dresen MHW, Employment status and work-related problems of gastrointestinal cancer patients at diagnosis: a cross-sectional study. BMJ OPEN 2011;1 (2):e000190 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, Taskila T, Tamminga SJ, Frings-Dresen MHW, Feuerstein M, Verbeek JH, Interventions to enhance return-to-work for cancer patients. COCHRANE DB SYST REV 2011;2011 (2):CD007569 [PubMed]
Spreeuwers D, de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM, van Beurden MM, de Wilde NS, Braam I, Willemse Y, Pal TM, van Dijk FJH, Work-related upper extremity disorders: one-year follow-up in an occupational diseases registry. INT ARCH OCC ENV HEA 2011;84 (7):789-796 [PubMed]
Taskila T, de Boer AGEM, van Dijk FJH, Verbeek JHAM, Fatigue and its correlates in cancer patients who had returned to work--a cohort study. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2011;20 (11):1236-1241 [PubMed]
Varekamp I, Verbeek JH, de Boer A, van Dijk FJH, Effect of job maintenance training program for employees with chronic disease - a randomized controlled trial on self-efficacy, job satisfaction, and fatigue. SCAND J WORK ENV HEA 2011;37 (4):288-297 [PubMed]
Visser I , Wekking EM, de Boer AGEM, de Joode EA, van Hout MSE, van Dorsselaer S, Ruhé HG , Huijser J, Van der Laan G , van Dijk FJH, Schene AH, Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in patients with chronic solvent induced encephalopathy (CSE). NEUROTOXICOLOGY 2011;32 (6):916-922 [PubMed]
Bruinvels D, de Boer A, Kanker en arbeid - Werken is de norm. PSYCHOSOC ONCOL 2010;18 (3):8-9
Nieuwenhuijsen K, Verbeek JHAM, de Boer AGEM, Blonk RWB, van Dijk FJH, Irrational Beliefs in Employees with an Adjustment, a Depressive, or an Anxiety Disorder: a Prospective Cohort Study. J RATION EMOT COGN BEHAV THER 2010;28 (2):57-72 [PubMed]
Spreeuwers D, de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM, van Dijk FJH, Evaluation of occupational disease surveillance in six EU countries. OCCUP MED-OXFORD 2010;60 (7):509-516 [PubMed]
Tamminga SJ, de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM, Frings-Dresen MHW, Return-to-work interventions integrated into cancer care: a systematic review. OCCUP ENVIRON MED 2010;67 (9):639-648 [PubMed]
Tamminga SJ, de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM, Taskila T, Frings-Dresen MHW, Enhancing return-to-work in cancer patients, development of an intervention and design of a randomised controlled trial. BMC CANCER 2010;10 (1):345 [PubMed]
Tompa E, Verbeek J, van Tulder M, de Boer A, Developing guidelines for good practice in the economic evaluation of occupational safety and health interventions. SCAND J WORK ENV HEA 2010;36 (4):313-318 [PubMed]
van Heijl M, Sprangers MAG, de Boer AGEM, Lagarde SM, Reitsma HB, Busch ORC, Tilanus HW, van Lanschot JJB, van Berge Henegouwen MI, Preoperative and Early Postoperative Quality of Life Predict Survival in Potentially Curable Patients with Esophageal Cancer. ANN SURG ONCOL 2010;17 (1):23-30 [PubMed]
Achterberg TJ, Wind H, de Boer AGEM, Frings-Dresen MHW, Factors that Promote or Hinder Young Disabled People in Work Participation: A Systematic Review. J OCCUP REHABIL 2009;19 (2):129-141 [PubMed]
Alavinia SM, de Boer AGEM, Van Duivenbooden JC, Frings-Dresen MHW, Burdorf A, Determinants of work ability and its predictive value for disability. OCCUP MED-OXFORD 2009;59 (1):32-37 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, Frings-Dresen MHW, Employment and the common cancers: return to work of cancer survivors. OCCUP MED-OXFORD 2009;59 (6):378-380 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, Taskila T, Ojajärvi A, van Dijk FJH, Verbeek JHAM, Cancer Survivors and Unemployment A Meta-analysis and Meta-regression. JAMA-J AM MED ASSOC 2009;301 (7):753-762 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM, Employment Status Among Cancer Survivors Reply. JAMA-J AM MED ASSOC 2009;302 (1):34-35
de Boer A, Verbeek J, van Dijk F. Young Survivors of Childhood Cancer in: Feuerstein M, editor. Work and Cancer Survivors. New York: Springer Science + Business Media; 2009., p. 163
Nieuwenhuijsen K, de Boer A, Spelten E, Sprangers MAG, Verbeek JHAM, The role of neuropsychological functioning in cancer survivors' return to work one year after diagnosis. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2009;18 (6):589-597 [PubMed]
Spreeuwers D, de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM, van Dijk FJH, Characteristics of national registries for occupational diseases: international development and validation of an audit tool (ODIT). BMC HEALTH SERV RES 2009;9 (1):194 [PubMed]
Van Zanten-Przybysz I, de Boer AGEM, Maes L, Rosenbrand K. Achtergronddocument bij de blauwdruk Kanker en Werk. S.l.: Nederlandse Vereniging voor Arbeids- en Bedrijfsgeneeskunde; 2009. 53p.
Van Zanten-Przybysz I, de Boer AGEM, Maes L, Rosenbrand K. Blauwdruk Kanker en Werk. S.l.: Nederlandse Vereniging voor Arbeids- en Bedrijfsgeneeskunde (NVAB); 2009. 28p.
Verbeek J, de Boer A, Taskila T. Primary and Occupational Health Care Providers in: Feuerstein M, editor. Work and Cancer Survivors. New York: Springer Science + Business Media; 2009., p. 191
de Boer AGEM, Van Zanten-Przybysz I, Maes LM, Frings-Dresen MHW, Terugkeer naar werk na behandeling voor kanker: ervaringen van patienten en leidinggevenden. TIJDSCHR BEDRIJFS VERZEKERINGSGENEESKD 2008;16 (7):292-297
de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM, Spelten ER, Uitterhoeve ALJ, Ansink AC, de Reijke TM, Kammeijer M, Sprangers MAG, van Dijk FJH, Work ability and return-to-work in cancer patients. BRIT J CANCER 2008;98 (8):1342-1347 [PubMed]
Smits PBA , de Boer AGEM, Kuijer PPFM, Braam I, Spreeuwers D, Lenderink AF, Verbeek JHAM, van Dijk FJH, The effectiveness of an educational programme on occupational disease reporting. OCCUP MED-OXFORD 2008;58 (5):373-375 [PubMed]
Spreeuwers D. Registries of occupational diseases and their use for preventive policy. s.l.: s.n.; 2008. 144p. [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): van Dijk FJH; copromotor(s): de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM)
Spreeuwers D, de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM, de Wilde NS, Braam I, Willemse Y, Pal TM, van Dijk FJH, Sentinel Surveillance of Occupational Diseases: A Quality Improvement Project. AM J IND MED 2008;51 (11):834-842 [PubMed]
Spreeuwers D, de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM, van Beurden MM, van Dijk FJH, Diagnosing and reporting of occupational diseases: a quality improvement study. OCCUP MED-OXFORD 2008;58 (2):115-121 [PubMed]
Spreeuwers D, de Boer A, Verbeek J, Van der Laan G , Lenderink A, Braam I, van Beurden M, van Dijk F, Time trends and blind spots: what employers, employees and policy-makers want to know about occupational diseases. POLICY PRACT HEALTH SAF 2008;6 (1):65-78
Van Zanten-Przybysz I, de Boer AGEM, Berge EE, Uitterhoeve ALJ, Bannink M, Gijsen BCM, Vreugdenhil G, Werkhervatting bij kanker: wetenschappelijk onderbouwd. TIJDSCHR BEDRIJFS VERZEKERINGSGENEESKD 2008;16 (7):285-291
Vellinga TPVR, Sterk W, de Boer AGEM, van der Beek AJ, Verhoeven AC, van Dijk FJH, Doppler ultrasound surveillance in deep tunneling compressed-air work with Trimix breathing: bounce dive technique compared to saturation-excursion technique. UNDERSEA HYPERBAR M 2008;35 (6):407-416 [PubMed]
Visser I , Lavini C, Booij J, Reneman L, Majoie C, de Boer AGEM, Wekking EM, de Joode EA, Van der Laan G , van Dijk FJH, Schene AH, den Heeten GJ, Cerebral impairment in chronic solvent-induced encephalopathy. ANN NEUROL 2008;63 (5):572-580 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, Burdorf A, van Duivenbooden C, Frings-Dresen MHW, The effect of individual counselling and education on work ability and disability pension: a prospective intervention study in the construction industry. OCCUP ENVIRON MED 2007;64 (12):792-797 [PubMed]
Schaafsma FG. Evidence-based medicine for occupational health care. s.l.: s.n.; 2007. 211p. ISBN 9789064641190 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): van Dijk FJH; copromotor(s): Hulshof CTJ, de Boer AG)
Schaafsma FG, Hugenholtz NIR, de Boer AG, Hulshof CTJ, van Dijk FJH, Stimuleren van evidence-based werken in de bedrijfsgeneeskundige praktijk. TIJDSCHR BEDRIJFS VERZEKERINGSGENEESKD 2007;15 (9):389-395
Schaafsma F, Hugenholtz N, de Boer A, Smits P, Hulshof C, van Dijk F, Enhancing evidence-based advice of occupational health physicians. SCAND J WORK ENV HEA 2007;33 (5):368-378 [PubMed]
Schaafsma F, Hulshof C, de Boer A, van Dijk F, Effectiveness and efficiency of a literature search strategy to answer questions on the etiology of occupational diseases: a controlled trial. INT ARCH OCC ENV HEA 2007;80 (3):239-247 [PubMed]
Cense HA, Hulscher JBF, de Boer AGEM, Dongelmans DA, Tilanus HW, Obertop H, Sprangers MAG, van Lanschot JJB, Effects of prolonged intensive care unit stay on quality of life and long-term survival after transthoracic esophageal resection. CRIT CARE MED 2006;34 (2):354-362 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM, van Dijk FJH, Adult survivors of childhood cancer and unemployment: A metaanalysis. CANCER-AM CANCER SOC 2006;107 (1):1-11 [PubMed]
Nieuwenhuijsen K, Verbeek JHAM, de Boer AGEM, Blonk RWB, van Dijk FJH, Predicting the duration of sickness absence for patients with common mental disorders in occupational health care. SCAND J WORK ENV HEA 2006;32 (1):67-74 [PubMed]
Schaafsma F, Hulshof C, de Boer A, Hackmann R, Roest N, van Dijk F, Occupational physicians: what are their questions in daily practice? An observation study. OCCUP MED-OXFORD 2006;56 (3):191-198 [PubMed]
Nieuwenhuijsen K, Verbeek JHAM, de Boer AGEM, Blonk RWB, van Dijk FJH, Validation of performance indicators for rehabilitation of workers with mental health problems. MED CARE 2005;43 (10):1034-1042 [PubMed]
Stalmeier PFM, de Boer AGEM, Sprangers MAG, de Haes HCJM, van Lanschot JJB, Validity of utilities of patients with esophageal cancer. INT J TECHNOL ASSESS 2005;21 (1):113-118 [PubMed]
Verbeek JH, de Boer AG, van der Weide WE, Piirainen H, Anema JR, van Amstel RJ, Hartog F, Patient satisfaction with occupational health physicians, development of a questionnaire. OCCUP ENVIRON MED 2005;62 (2):119-123 [PubMed]
Cense HA, Visser MRM, van Sandick JW, de Boer AGEM, Lamme B, Obertop H, van Lanschot JJB, Quality of life after colon interposition by necessity for esophageal cancer replacement. J SURG ONCOL 2004;88 (1):32-38 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, Burdorf A, Frings-Dresen MHW. Evaluatie van de toepassing van de WAO-indicator in het loopbaanproject Bouw. Amsterdam: Coronel Instituut voor Arbeid, Milieu en Gezondheid; 2004. -p. (Coronel rapportnummer; 04-08)
de Boer AGEM, van Beek JC, Durinck J, Verbeek JHAM, van Dijk FJH, An occupational health intervention programme for workers at risk for early retirement; a randomised controlled trial. OCCUP ENVIRON MED 2004;61 (11):924-929 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, van Lanschot JJB, Stalmeier PFM, van Sandick JW, Hulscher JBF, de Haes JCJM, Sprangers MAG, Is a single-item visual analogue scale as valid, reliable and responsive as multi-item scales in measuring quality of life?. QUAL LIFE RES 2004;13 (2):311-320 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, van Lanschot JJB, van Sandick JW, Hulscher JBF, Stalmeier PFM, de Haes JCJM, Tilanus HW, Obertop H, Sprangers MAG, Quality of life after transhiatal compared with extended transthoracic resection for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. J CLIN ONCOL 2004;22 (20):4202-4208 [PubMed]
Nieuwenhuijsen K, Verbeek JHAM, de Boer AGEM, Blonk RWB, van Dijk FJH, Supervisory behaviour as a predictor of return to work in employees absent from work due to mental health problems. OCCUP ENVIRON MED 2004;61 (10):817-823 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, Burdorf A, Frings-Dresen MHW. Evaluatie van het Loopbaanproject Bouw; Tussenrapportage 1. S.l.: s.n.; 2003. -p.
Nieuwenhuijsen K, de Boer AGEM, Verbeek JHAM, Blonk RWB, van Dijk FJH, The Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS): detecting anxiety disorder and depression in employees absent from work because of mental health problems. OCCUP ENVIRON MED 2003;60 (Suppl. 1):77-82 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, Stalmeier PFM, Sprangers MAG, de Haes JCJM, van Sandick JW, Hulscher JBF, van Lanschot JJB, Transhiatal vs extended transthoracic resection in oesophageal carcinoma: patients' utilities and treatment preferences. BRIT J CANCER 2002;86 (6):851-857 [PubMed]
Hulscher JBF, van Sandick JW, de Boer AGEM, Wijnhoven BPL, Tijssen JGP, Fockens P, Stalmeier PFM, ten Kate FJW, van Dekken H, Obertop H, Tilanus HW, van Lanschot JJB, Extended transthoracic resection compared with limited transhiatal resection for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. NEW ENGL J MED 2002;347 (21):1662-1669 [PubMed]
Stalmeier PF, Chapman GB, de Boer AG, van Lanschot JJ, A fallacy of the multiplicative QALY model for low-quality weights in students and patients judging hypothetical health states. INT J TECHNOL ASSESS 2001;17 (4):488-496 [PubMed]
de Boer AG, Genovesi PI, Sprangers MA, van Sandick JW, Obertop H, van Lanschot JJ, Quality of life in long-term survivors after curative transhiatal oesophagectomy for oesophageal carcinoma. BRIT J SURG 2000;87 (12):1716-1721 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, Wijker W, Krol LJ, Sprangers MAG. Een diagnose stellen. in: de Haes JCJM, Hoos AM, van Everdingen JJE, editors. Communiceren met patiënten.. Maarssen: Elsevier/Bunge; 1999., p. 35-48
de Boer AG, Sprangers MA, Speelman HD, de Haes HC, Predictors of health care use in patients with Parkinson's disease: a longitudinal study. MOVEMENT DISORD 1999;14 (5):772-779 [PubMed]
de Boer AG, Sprangers MA, Bartelsman JF, de Haes HC, Predictors of health care utilization in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a longitudinal study. EUR J GASTROEN HEPAT 1998;10 (9):783-789 [PubMed]
de Boer AG, Spruijt RJ, Sprangers MA, de Haes JC, Disease-specific quality of life: is it one construct?. QUAL LIFE RES 1998;7 (2):135-142 [PubMed]
de Boer AG, Wijker W, de Haes HC, Predictors of health care utilization in the chronically ill: a review of the literature. HEALTH POLICY 1997;42 (2):101-115 [PubMed]
de Boer AG, Wijker W, Speelman JD, de Haes JC, Quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease: development of a questionnaire. J NEUROL NEUROSUR PS 1996;61 (1):70-74 [PubMed]
de Boer AG, Wijker W, Bartelsman JF, de Haes HC, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire: cross-cultural adaptation and further validation. EUR J GASTROEN HEPAT 1995;7 (11):1043-1050 [PubMed]
van Hoogdalem EJ, Heijligers-Feijen CD, Mathôt RA, Wackwitz AT, van Bree JB, Verhoef JC, de Boer AG, Breimer DD, Rectal absorption enhancement of cefoxitin and desglycinamide arginine vasopressin by sodium tauro-24,25-dihydrofusidate in conscious rats. J PHARMACOL EXP THER 1989;251 (2):741-744 [PubMed]
Key publications

Zaman AGNM, Tytgat KMAJ, Klinkenbijl JHG, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, Design of a multicentre randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored clinical support intervention to enhance return to work for gastrointestinal cancer patients. BMC CANCER 2016;16:303 [PubMed]
Rottenberg Y, Ratzon NZ, Cohen M, Hubert A, Uziely B, de Boer AGEM, Unemployment risk at 2 and 4 years following colorectal cancer diagnosis: a population based study. EUR J CANCER 2016;69:70-76 [PubMed]
de Boer AGEM, Taskila TK, Tamminga SJ, Feuerstein M, Frings-Dresen MHW, Verbeek JH, Interventions to enhance return-to-work for cancer patients. COCHRANE DB SYST REV 2015;2015 (9):CD007569 [PubMed]
Aaronson NK, Mattioli V, Minton O, Weis J, Johansen C, Dalton SO, Verdonck-de Leeuw IM, Stein KD, Alfano CM, Mehnert A, de Boer A, van de Poll-Franse LV, Beyond treatment - Psychosocial and behavioural issues in cancer survivorship research and practice. EJC SUPPL 2014;12 (1):54-64 [PubMed]
Tamminga SJ, Verbeek JHAM, Bos MMEM, Fons G, Kitzen JJEM, Plaisier PW, Frings-Dresen MHW, de Boer AGEM, Effectiveness of a hospital-based work support intervention for female cancer patients - a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. PLOS ONE 2013;8 (5):e63271 [PubMed]


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Research programmes

Chronic disease and work

The research line aims to improve work functioning and to prevent unemployment in patients with a chronic disease or with chronic symptoms as a result of a disease with specific emphasis on cancer patients.
The focus is on three aspects: 1) Getting insight in the work situation, quality of working life and career pathways of employees with a chronic disease; 2) Identifying risk factors for unemployment and diminished work functioning; 3) Developing and evaluating evidence-based interventions to support employment, re-integration and work functioning in employees with a chronic disease.
Research is conducted both within the curative sector into employees returning to work or employees who have returned to work but are experiencing work-related problems and within companies of employees with a chronic disease. Interventions to support employment, re-integration and work functioning in employees with a chronic disease involve support by health care professionals including nurses, occupational physicians and medical specialists and e-health interventions. Research is further focused on questionnaire construction, meta-analyses and guideline development.
 

Faculty
Dr. A.G.E.M. de Boer

Postdocs
Dr. S.J. Tamminga PhD
Dr. M.D.J. Wolvers

PhD Students
M.A. Greidanus MSc
F. de Jong
C. Tikka
I. Visser MD (ZZP)
A. Zaman MSc

Others
Drs. A.M. Braspenning
L. Jansen BA

Prof. dr. M.H.W. Frings-Dresen (Occupational Diseases; Etiology and prevention of work-related diseases)

Other research related activities
  • Membership of editorial board / Editorship, PLOS ONE
  • Board of directors / Trustees / Supervisory board, Chair: EU-funded COST network CANWON with researchers and patient organisations
  • Member, Member of the Working Group of Employment and Occupational Issues of the Scientific Committee of the second French National Survey on Cancer Survivors (INCa: Institut National du Cancer)
  • Member, Member of the European Collaborative Group on Cancer Survivorship (ECGCS)
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, Work Disability Prevention and Integration, Scientific Committe
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, MacMillan Cancer Fund UK
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, Kanker en Werk
  • Contribution to training of professionals, University of Amsterdam
Current research funding
  • Europese Unie
  • KWF Kankerbestrijding
  • N.K.I.