• Principal Investigator
  • Female

Prof. dr. E.M.A. Smets

Position: Professor
Main activities: Research, Teaching
Specialisation: Medical psychology
foto E.M.A. Smets is one of the AMC Principal Investigators
Focus of research:

 The research line Medical Communication has three points of particular interest:


(1) General medical communication, with a focus on the exchange of information, decision making and adherence to medical recommendations. In this area we particularly address communication in oncology.
 

(2) Communication in the domain of clinical genetics and genomics. Again, the focus is on information exchange, decision making and adherence to recommendations, but these specifically relate to genetically determined health risks for the individual and/or their offspring.
 

(3) Training in medical communication. This research concerns the evidence based teaching and assessment of medical communication skills and professional behaviour of medical students and medical specialists.

AMC themes: Public Health & Epidemiology
Departments: Clinical Genetics, Medical Psychology
Bronner MB, Nguyen MH, Smets EMA, van de Ven AWH, van Weert JCM, Anxiety during cancer diagnosis: examining the influence of monitoring coping style and treatment plan. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2017;ahead of print [PubMed]
de Wilde A, van Maurik IS, Kunneman M, Bouwman F, Zwan M, Willemse EAJ, Biessels GJ, Minkman M, Pel R, Schoonenboom NSM, Smets EMA, Wattjes MP, Barkhof F, Stephens A, van Lier EJ, Batrla-Utermann R, Scheltens P, Teunissen CE, van Berckel BNM, van der Flier WM, Alzheimer's biomarkers in daily practice (ABIDE) project: Rationale and design. ALZHEIMERS DEMENT (AMST) 2017;6:143-151 [PubMed]
Engelhardt EG, Pieterse AH, Han PKJ, van Duijn-Bakker N, Cluitmans F, Maartense E, Bos MMEM, Weijl NI, Punt CJA, Quarles van Ufford-Mannesse P, Sleeboom H, Portielje JEA, van der Hoeven KJM, Woei-A-Jin FJS, Kroep JR, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Stiggelbout AM, Disclosing the Uncertainty Associated with Prognostic Estimates in Breast Cancer: Current Practices and Patients' Perceptions of Uncertainty. MED DECIS MAKING 2017;37 (3):179-192 [PubMed]
Henselmans I, Smets EMA, Han PKJ, de Haes HCJC, Laarhoven HWMv, How long do I have? Observational study on communication about life expectancy with advanced cancer patients. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2017;100 (10):1820-1827 [PubMed]
Henselmans I, van Laarhoven HWM, van der Vloodt J, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Shared decision making about palliative chemotherapy: A qualitative observation of talk about patients' preferences. PALLIATIVE MED 2017;31 (7):625-633 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, de Haes HCJM, Verdam MGE, Smets EMA, Trust and Perceptions of Physicians' Nonverbal Behavior Among Women with Immigrant Backgrounds. J IMMIGR MINOR HEALT 2017;ahead of print [PubMed]
Hillen MA, Gutheil CM, Smets EMA, Hansen M, Kungel TM, Strout TD, Han PKJ, The evolution of uncertainty in second opinions about prostate cancer treatment. HEALTH EXPECT 2017;ahead of print [PubMed]
Hillen MA, Gutheil CM, Strout TD, Smets EMA, Han PKJ, Tolerance of uncertainty: Conceptual analysis, integrative model, and implications for healthcare. SOC SCI MED 2017;180:62-75 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, Medendorp NM, Daams JG, Smets EMA, Patient-Driven Second Opinions in Oncology: A Systematic Review. ONCOLOGIST 2017;22 (10):1197-1211 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, Postma RM, Verdam MGE, Smets EMA, Development and validation of an abbreviated version of the Trust in Oncologist Scale-the Trust in Oncologist Scale-short form (TiOS-SF). SUPPORT CARE CANCER 2017;25 (3):855-861 [PubMed]
Jacobs M, Anderegg MCJ, Schoorlemmer A, Nieboer D, Steyerberg EW, Smets EMA, Sprangers MAG, van Berge Henegouwen MI, de Haes JCJM, Klinkenbijl JH, Patients with oesophageal cancer report elevated distress and problems yet do not have an explicit wish for referral prior to receiving their medical treatment plan. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2017;26 (4):452-460 [PubMed]
Konings ICAW, Harinck F, Kuenen MA, Sidharta GN, Kieffer JM, Aalfs CM, Poley JW, Smets EMA, Wagner A, van Rens A, Vleggaar FP, Ausems MGEM, Fockens P, van Hooft JE, Bruno MJ, Bleiker EMA, Factors associated with cancer worries in individuals participating in annual pancreatic cancer surveillance. FAM CANCER 2017;16 (1):143-151 [PubMed]
Medendorp NM, Visser LNC, Hillen MA, de Haes JCJM, Smets EMA, How oncologists' communication improves (analogue) patients' recall of information. A randomized video-vignettes study. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2017;100 (7):1338-1344 [PubMed]
Pieterse AH, Kunneman M, Engelhardt EG, Brouwer NJ, Kroep JR, Marijnen CAM, Stiggelbout AM, Smets EMA, Oncologist, patient, and companion questions during pretreatment consultations about adjuvant cancer treatment: a shared decision-making perspective. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2017;26 (7):943-950 [PubMed]
Visser LNC, Tollenaar MS, Bosch JA, van Doornen LJP, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Are psychophysiological arousal and self-reported emotional stress during an oncological consultation related to memory of medical information? An experimental study. STRESS 2017;20 (1):86-94 [PubMed]
Visser LNC, Tollenaar MS, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, The value of physicians' affect-oriented communication for patients' recall of information. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2017;100 (11):2116-2120 [PubMed]
Wieringa TH, Kunneman M, Rodriguez-Gutierrez R, Montori VM, de Wit M, Smets EMA, Schoonmade LJ, Spencer-Bonilla G, Snoek FJ, A systematic review of decision aids that facilitate elements of shared decision-making in chronic illnesses: a review protocol. SYST REV 2017;6 (1):155 [PubMed]
Basta YL, Tytgat KMAJ, Klinkenbijl JHG, Fockens P, Smets EMA, Waiting time at a fast-track diagnostic clinic. INT J HEALTH CARE Q 2016;29 (5):523-535 [PubMed]
Bolle S, Romijn G, Smets EMA, Loos EF, Kunneman M, van Weert JCM, Authors' Reply: Response to "Older Cancer Patients' User Experiences With Web-Based Health Information Tools: A Think-Aloud Study". J MED INTERNET RES 2016;18 (11):218 e289-219 [PubMed]
Bolle S, Romijn G, Smets EMA, Loos EF, Kunneman M, van Weert JCM, Older Cancer Patients' User Experiences With Web-Based Health Information Tools: A Think-Aloud Study. J MED INTERNET RES 2016;18 (7):e208-349 [PubMed]
Bol N, van Weert JCM, Loos EF, Romano Bergstrom JC, Bolle S, Smets EMA, How Are Online Health Messages Processed? Using Eye Tracking to Predict Recall of Information in Younger and Older Adults. J HEALTH COMMUN 2016;21 (4):387-396 [PubMed]
de Geus E, Eijzenga W, Menko FH, Sijmons RH, de Haes HCJM, Aalfs CM, Smets EMA, Design and Feasibility of an Intervention to Support Cancer Genetic Counselees in Informing their At-Risk Relatives. J GENET COUNS 2016;25 (6):1179-1187 [PubMed]
Douma KFL, Dekker E, Smets EMA, Aalfs CM, Gatekeeper role of gastroenterologists and surgeons in recognising and discussing familial colorectal cancer. FAM CANCER 2016;15 (2):231-240 [PubMed]
Douma KFL, Smets EMA, Allain DC, Non-genetic health professionals' attitude towards, knowledge of and skills in discussing and ordering genetic testing for hereditary cancer. FAM CANCER 2016;15 (2):341-350 [PubMed]
Engelhardt EG, Pieterse AH, van der Hout A, de Haes HJCJM, Kroep JR, Quarles van Ufford-Mannesse P, Portielje JEA, Smets EMA, Stiggelbout AM, Use of implicit persuasion in decision making about adjuvant cancer treatment: A potential barrier to shared decision making. EUR J CANCER 2016;66:55-66 [PubMed]
Harinck F, Konings ICAW, Kluijt I, Poley JW, van Hooft JE, van Dullemen HM, Nio CY, Krak NC, Hermans JJ, Aalfs CM, Wagner A, Sijmons RH, Biermann K, van Eijck CH, Gouma DJ, Dijkgraaf MGW, Fockens P, Bruno MJ [Contributors: van Os TA, Smets EM, van Duijl H, Bleiker EM, Cats A, van Rens A, Verhoef S , Ausems MG, Vleggaar FP]] , A multicentre comparative prospective blinded analysis of EUS and MRI for screening of pancreatic cancer in high-risk individuals. GUT 2016;65 (9):1505-1513 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, de Haes HCJM, van Tienhoven G, van Laarhoven HWM, van Weert JCM, Vermeulen DM, Smets EMA, Oncologists' non-verbal behavior and analog patients' recall of information. ACTA ONCOL 2016;55 (6):671-679 [PubMed]
Jacobs M, Henselmans I, Arts DL, ten Koppel M, Gisbertz SS, Lagarde SM, van Berge Henegouwen MI, Sprangers MAG, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Development and feasibility of a web-based question prompt sheet to support information provision of health-related quality of life topics after oesophageal cancer surgery. EUR J CANCER CARE 2016;-:- [PubMed]
Konings ICAW, Sidharta GN, Harinck F, Aalfs CM, Poley JW, Kieffer JM, Kuenen MA, Smets EMA, Wagner A, van Hooft JE, van Rens A, Fockens P, Bruno MJ, Bleiker EMA, Repeated participation in pancreatic cancer surveillance by high-risk individuals imposes low psychological burden. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2016;25 (8):971-978 [PubMed]
Kunneman M, Engelhardt EG, ten Hove FLL, Marijnen CAM, Portielje JEA, Smets EMA, de Haes HJCJMH, Stiggelbout AM, Pieterse AH, Deciding about (neo-)adjuvant rectal and breast cancer treatment: Missed opportunities for shared decision making. ACTA ONCOL 2016;55 (2):134-139 [PubMed]
Smets EMA, Deveugele M, Kripalani S, Cameron KA, New insights on information provision, decision making and patient autonomy. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2016;99 (9):1439-1440 [PubMed]
van Cranenburgh OD. Patient reported outcomes in chronic skin diseases: eHealth applications for clinical practice. S.l.: s.n.; 2016. 208p. ISBN 978-94-028-0036-4 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): de Rie MA, Sprangers MAG; copromotor(s): de Korte J, Smets EMA)
van Cranenburgh OD, ter Stege JA, de Korte J, de Rie MA, Sprangers MAG, Smets EMA, Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement in Clinical Dermatological Practice: Relevance and Feasibility of a Web-Based Portal. DERMATOLOGY 2016;232 (1):64-70 [PubMed]
van Cranenburgh OD, ter Stege JA, de Rie MA, Smets EMA, Sprangers MAG, de Korte J, Implementation of Web-based Education for Patients with Chronic Skin Disease. ACTA DERM-VENEREOL 2016;96 (6):812-813 [PubMed]
Visser LNC, Hillen MA, Verdam MGE, Bol N, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Assessing engagement while viewing video vignettes; validation of the Video Engagement Scale (VES). PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2016;99 (2):227-235 [PubMed]
Visser LNC, Tollenaar MS, Bosch JA, van Doornen LJP, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Analogue patients' self-reported engagement and psychophysiological arousal in a video-vignettes design: Patients versus disease-naïve individuals. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2016;99 (10):1724-1732 [PubMed]
Blazeby JM, Macefield R, Blencowe NS, Jacobs M, McNair AGK, Sprangers M, Brookes ST [Contributors: Avery KNL, Blazeby JM, Blencowe NS, Brookes ST, Elliot J, Jacobs M, Korfage I, Macefield R, Mackichan F, Nicklin J, Smets EMA, Sprangers MAG, Strong S, Titcomb DR, van Berge Henegouwen MI, Whistance R, Witherstone J, Berrisford R, Byrne J, Dwerryhouse S, Galloway S, Griffin SM, Hassn A, Hewin D, Higgs S, Lamb P, Manson J, Moxon R, Osbourn S, Pursnani K, Shackcloth M, Underwood T, Whiting J, Williamson P]] , Core information set for oesophageal cancer surgery. BRIT J SURG 2015;102 (8):936-943 [PubMed]
Bolle S, van Weert JCM, Daams JG, Loos EF, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Online Health Information Tool Effectiveness for Older Patients: A Systematic Review of the Literature. J HEALTH COMMUN 2015;20 (9):1067-1083 [PubMed]
Bolle S, van Weert JCM, Smets EMA, Loos EF, Lack of Development and Usability Descriptions in Evaluation Reports on Online Health Information Tools for Older Patients. LECT NOTES COMPUT SC 2015;9194:27-37
Bol N. How to present online information to older cancer patients. S.l.: s.n.; 2015. 189p. ISBN 978-94-6203-946-9 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam, onderzoek bij Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen, -. (Promotor(s): van Weert JCM, de Haes HJCJM; copromotor(s): Loos EF, Smets EMA)
Bol N, Smets EMA, Eddes EH, de Haes JCJM, Loos EF, van Weert JCM, Illustrations enhance older colorectal cancer patients' website satisfaction and recall of online cancer information. EUR J CANCER CARE 2015;24 (2):213-223 [PubMed]
Bol N, van Weert JCM, de Haes HCJM, Loos EF, Smets EMA, The effect of modality and narration style on recall of online health information: results from a Web-based experiment. J MED INTERNET RES 2015;17 (4):e104 [PubMed]
Braamskamp MJAM, Kusters DM, Avis HJ, Smets EMA, Wijburg FA, Kastelein JJP, Wiegman A, Hutten BA, Long-term statin treatment in children with familial hypercholesterolemia: more insight into tolerability and adherence. PEDIATR DRUGS 2015;17 (2):159-166 [PubMed]
Brown P, de Graaf S, Hillen M , Smets E, van Laarhoven H, The interweaving of pharmaceutical and medical expectations as dynamics of micro-pharmaceuticalisation: advanced-stage cancer patients' hope in medicines alongside trust in professionals. SOC SCI MED 2015;131:313-321 [PubMed]
de Geus E, Aalfs CM, Menko FH, Sijmons RH, Verdam MGE, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Development of the Informing Relatives Inventory (IRI): Assessing Index Patients' Knowledge, Motivation and Self-Efficacy Regarding the Disclosure of Hereditary Cancer Risk Information to Relatives. INT J BEHAV MED 2015;22 (4):551-560 [PubMed]
Engelhardt EG, de Haes HCJM, van de Velde CJH, Smets EMA, Pieterse AH, Stiggelbout AM, Oncologists' weighing of the benefits and side effects of adjuvant systemic therapy: Has it changed over time?. ACTA ONCOL 2015;54 (6):956-959 [PubMed]
Engelhardt EG, Pieterse AH, van Duijn-Bakker N, Kroep JR, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Stiggelbout AM, Breast cancer specialists' views on and use of risk prediction models in clinical practice: A mixed methods approach. ACTA ONCOL 2015;54 (3):361-367 [PubMed]
Henselmans I, Smets EMA, van Laarhoven HWM, Decision Making About Treatment for Advanced Cancer: InfluencingWisely?. JAMA ONCOL 2015;1 (8):1169 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, de Haes HCJM, van Tienhoven G, Bijker N, van Laarhoven HWM, Vermeulen DM, Smets EMA, All eyes on the patient: the influence of oncologists' nonverbal communication on breast cancer patients' trust. BREAST CANCER RES TR 2015;153 (1):161-171 [PubMed]
Jacobs M. Supporting patients in obtaining and oncologists in providing evidence-based health-related quality of life information prior to and after esophageal cancer surgery. S.l.: s.n.; 2015. 235p. ISBN 9789462331273 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): de Haes HJCJM, Sprangers MAG; copromotor(s): Smets EMA, Henselmans I, van Berge Henegouwen MI)
van Cranenburgh OD, Krol MW, Hendriks MCP, de Rie MA, Smets EMA, de Korte J, Sprangers MAG, Consumer Quality Index Chronic Skin Disease (CQI-CSD): a new instrument to measure quality of care from the patient's perspective. BRIT J DERMATOL 2015;173 (4):1032-1040 [PubMed]
van Cranenburgh OD, Smets EMA, de Rie MA, Sprangers MAG, de Korte J, A Web-based, educational, quality-of-life intervention for patients with a chronic skin disease: feasibility and acceptance in routine dermatological practice. ACTA DERM-VENEREOL 2015;95 (1):51-56 [PubMed]
Verkerk AJ, Vermeer AM, Smets EM, Dekker LR, Wilde AA, van Langen IM, Christiaans I, Nieuwkerk PT, Quality of Life in Young Adult Patients with a Cardiogenetic Condition Receiving an ICD for Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death. PACE 2015;38 (7):870-877 [PubMed]
Bol N, Romano Bergstrom JC, Smets EMA, Loos EF, Strohl J, van Weert JCM. Examining older adults’ attention to cognitive and affective illustrations on cancer-related website through eye-tracking in: Stephanidis C, Antona M, editors. Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Aging and Assistive Environments : 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings. Part 3. Berlin; New York: Springer; 2014., p. 15-23
Bol N, van Weert JCM, de Haes HCJM, Loos EF, de Heer S, Sikkel D, Smets EMA, Using cognitive and affective illustrations to enhance older adults' website satisfaction and recall of online cancer-related information. HEALTH COMMUN 2014;29 (7):678-688 [PubMed]
de Geus E, Aalfs CM, Verdam MGE, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Informing relatives about their hereditary or familial cancer risk: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. TRIALS 2014;15 (1):86 [PubMed]
Engelhardt EG, Garvelink MM, de Haes JHCJM, van der Hoeven JJM, Smets EMA, Pieterse AH, Stiggelbout AM, Predicting and communicating the risk of recurrence and death in women with early-stage breast cancer: a systematic review of risk prediction models. J CLIN ONCOL 2014;32 (3):238-250 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, de Haes HCJM, Stalpers LJA, Klinkenbijl JHG, Eddes EH, Butow PN, van der Vloodt J, van Laarhoven HWM, Smets EMA, How can communication by oncologists enhance patients' trust? An experimental study. ANN ONCOL 2014;25 (4):896-901 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, de Haes HCJM, Stalpers LJA, Klinkenbijl JHG, Eddes EH, Verdam MGE, Smets EMA, How attachment style and locus of control influence patients' trust in their oncologist. J PSYCHOSOM RES 2014;76 (3):221-226 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, de Haes HCJM, Verdam MGE, Smets EMA, Does source of patient recruitment affect the impact of communication on trust?. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2014;95 (2):226-230 [PubMed]
Jacobs M, Henselmans I, Macefield RC, Blencowe NS, Smets EMA, de Haes JCJM, Sprangers MAG, Blazeby JM, van Berge Henegouwen MI, Delphi survey to identify topics to be addressed at the initial follow-up consultation after oesophageal cancer surgery. BRIT J SURG 2014;101 (13):1692-1701 [PubMed]
Jacobs M, Macefield RC, Elbers RG, Sitnikova K, Korfage IJ, Smets EMA, Henselmans I, van Berge Henegouwen MI, de Haes JCJM, Blazeby JM, Sprangers MAG, Meta-analysis shows clinically relevant and long-lasting deterioration in health-related quality of life after esophageal cancer surgery. QUAL LIFE RES 2014;23 (4):1155-1176 [PubMed]
Jacobs M, Macefield RC, Elbers RG, Sitnikova K, Korfage IJ, Smets EMA, Henselmans I, van Berge Henegouwen MI, de Haes JCJM, Blazeby JM, Sprangers MAG, Meta-analysis shows clinically relevant and long-lasting deterioration in health-related quality of life after esophageal cancer surgery [1]. QUAL LIFE RES 2014;23 (4):1097-1115 [PubMed]
Sep MSC, van Osch M, van Vliet LM, Smets EMA, Bensing JM, The power of clinicians' affective communication: how reassurance about non-abandonment can reduce patients' physiological arousal and increase information recall in bad news consultations. An experimental study using analogue patients. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2014;95 (1):45-52 [PubMed]
van der Werf C, Onderwater AT, van Langen IM, Smets EMA, Experiences, considerations and emotions relating to cardiogenetic evaluation in relatives of young sudden cardiac death victims. EUR J HUM GENET 2014;22 (2):192-196 [PubMed]
Bol N, Smets EMA, Rutgers MM, Burgers JA, de Haes HCJM, Loos EF, van Weert JCM, Do videos improve website satisfaction and recall of online cancer-related information in older lung cancer patients?. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2013;92 (3):404-412 [PubMed]
Henselmans I, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Enhancing patient participation in oncology consultations: a best evidence synthesis of patient-targeted interventions. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2013;22 (5):961-977 [PubMed]
Hillen MA. Cancer patients' trust in their oncologist. s.l.: s.n.; 2013. 273p. ISBN 9789461918833 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): de Haes JCJM; copromotor(s): Smets EMA)
Hillen MA, Butow PN, Tattersall MHN, Hruby G, Boyle FM, Vardy J, Kallimanis-King BL, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Validation of the English version of the Trust in Oncologist Scale (TiOS). PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2013;91 (1):25-28 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, El Temna S, van der Vloodt J, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Vertrouwen van Turkse en Arabische allochtonen in hun oncoloog. NED TIJDSCHR GENEESKD 2013;157 (16):A5881 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, van Vliet LM, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Developing and administering scripted video vignettes for experimental research of patient-provider communication. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2013;91 (3):295-309 [PubMed]
Jacobs M, Macefield RC, Blazeby JM, Korfage IJ, van Berge Henegouwen MI, de Haes HCJM, Smets EM, Sprangers MAG, Systematic review reveals limitations of studies evaluating health-related quality of life after potentially curative treatment for esophageal cancer. QUAL LIFE RES 2013;22 (7):1787-1803 [PubMed]
Menko FH, Aalfs CM, Henneman L, Stol Y, Wijdenes M, Otten E, Ploegmakers MMJ, Legemaate J, Smets EMA, de Wert GMWR, Tibben A, Informing family members of individuals with Lynch syndrome: a guideline for clinical geneticists. FAM CANCER 2013;12 (2):319-324 [PubMed]
Pieterse AH, Jager NA, Smets EMA, Henselmans I, Lay understanding of common medical terminology in oncology. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2013;22 (5):1186-1191 [PubMed]
Schoormans D , Smets EMA, Zwart R, Sprangers MAG, Veelenturg THM, de Mol BAJM, Hazekamp MG, Koolbergen DR, Sojak V, Bouma BJ, Groenink M, Boekholdt MSM, Backx APCM, Mulder BJM, Peri-operative care in adults with congenital heart disease: room for improvement in after care. CARDIOL YOUNG 2013;23 (4):540-545 [PubMed]
Smets EMA, Hillen MA, Douma KFL, Stalpers LJA, Koning CCE, de Haes HCJM, Does being informed and feeling informed affect patients' trust in their radiation oncologist?. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2013;90 (3):330-337 [PubMed]
van Cranenburgh OD, de Korte J, Sprangers MAG, de Rie MA, Smets EMA, Satisfaction with treatment among patients with psoriasis: a web-based survey study. BRIT J DERMATOL 2013;169 (2):398-405 [PubMed]
van Engelen K, Baars MJH, Felix JP, Postma AV, Mulder BJM, Smets EMA, The value of the clinical geneticist caring for adults with congenital heart disease: diagnostic yield and patients' perspective. AM J MED GENET A 2013;161AA (7):1628-1637 [PubMed]
Douma KF, Koning CC, de Haes HC, Zandbelt LC, Stalpers LJA, Smets EM, Do radiation oncologists tailor information to patients needs? And, if so, does it affect patients?. ACTA ONCOL 2012;51 (4):512-520 [PubMed]
Douma KFL, Koning CCE, Zandbelt LC, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Do patients' information needs decrease over the course of radiotherapy?. SUPPORT CARE CANCER 2012;20 (9):2167-2176 [PubMed]
Henselmans I, Jacobs M, van Berge Henegouwen MI, de Haes HCJM, Sprangers MAG, Smets EMA, Postoperative information needs and communication barriers of esophageal cancer patients. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2012;88 (1):138-146 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, Koning CCE, Wilmink JW, Klinkenbijl JHG, Eddes EH, Kallimanis-King BL, de Haes JCJM, Smets EMA, Assessing cancer patients' trust in their oncologist: development and validation of the Trust in Oncologist Scale (TiOS). SUPPORT CARE CANCER 2012;20 (8):1787-1795 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, Onderwater AT, van Zwieten MCB, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Disentangling cancer patients' trust in their oncologist: a qualitative study. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2012;21 (4):392-399 [PubMed]
Kaptein AA, Dekker J, Smets EMA, Vingerhoets AJJM. Behavioral medicine - geneeskunde en psychologie: een introductie in: Kaptein AA, Dekker J, Smets EMA, Vingerhoets AJJM, editors. Psychologie en geneeskunde, behavioral medicine. Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum; 2012., p. 1
Kaptein AA, Dekker J, Smets EMA, Vingerhoets AJJM, editors, Psychologie en geneeskunde, behavioral medicine. Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum; 2012. 310p. ISBN 978-90-313-9889-8
King-Kallimanis BL, ter Hoeven CL, de Haes HC, Smets EM, Koning CCE, Oort FJ, Assessing measurement invariance of a health-related quality-of-life questionnaire in radiotherapy patients. QUAL LIFE RES 2012;21 (10):1745-1753 [PubMed]
Meulenkamp TM, Gevers SJK, Bovenberg JA, Smets EMA, Researchers' opinions towards the communication of results of biobank research: a survey study. EUR J HUM GENET 2012;20 (3):258-262 [PubMed]
Smets EMA. Erfelijkheidsadvisering in: Kaptein AA, Dekker J, Smets EMA, Vingerhoets AJJM, editors. Psychologie en geneeskunde, behavioral medicine. Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum; 2012., p. 221
Smets EMA, van Heijl M, van Wijngaarden AKS, Henselmans I, van Berge Henegouwen MI, Addressing patients' information needs: a first evaluation of a question prompt sheet in the pretreatment consultation for patients with esophageal cancer. DIS ESOPHAGUS 2012;25 (6):512-519 [PubMed]
Zeguers M, de Haes HCJM, Zandbelt LC, ter Hoeven CL, Franssen SJ, Geijsen DD, Koning CCE, Smets EMA, THE INFORMATION NEEDS OF NEW RADIOTHERAPY PATIENTS: HOW TO MEASURE? DO THEY WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING? AND IF NOT, WHY?. INT J RADIAT ONCOL 2012;82 (1):418-424 [PubMed]
Bakker P, Smets EM. Praat dat (er) maar eens uit: kiezen tussen kwantiteit en kwaliteit van leven in: Ubbink DT, Legemate DA, Schelfhout AB, editors. Het bespreken van medische kansen en risico’s. Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum; 2011., p. 67-77
de Haes H, Smets EM, Het effect van placebo; telt objectief of subjectief?. NED TIJDSCHR GENEESKD 2011;155:3949
Harinck F, Nagtegaal T, Kluijt I, Aalfs C, Smets E, Poley JW, Wagner A, van Hooft J, Fockens P, Bruno M, Bleiker EMA, Feasibility of a pancreatic cancer surveillance program from a psychological point of view. GENET MED 2011;13 (12):1015-1024 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Cancer patients' trust in their physician-a review. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2011;20 (3):227-241 [PubMed]
Hulsman RL, Smets EMA, Karemaker JM, de Haes HJCJM, The psychophysiology of medical communication. Linking two worlds of research. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2011;84 (3):420-427 [PubMed]
Pieterse AH, Henselmans I, de Haes HCJM, Koning CCE, Geijsen ED, Smets EMA, Shared decision making: Prostate cancer patients' appraisal of treatment alternatives and oncologists' eliciting and responding behavior, an explorative study. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2011;85 (3):E251-E259 [PubMed]
ter Hoeven CL, Zandbelt LC, Fransen S, de Haes H, Oort F, Geijsen D , Koning C, Smets E, Measuring cancer patients' reasons for their information preference: construction of the Considerations Concerning Cancer Information (CCCI) questionnaire. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2011;20 (11):1228-1235 [PubMed]
van Engelen K, Baars MJH, van Rongen LT, van der Velde ET, Mulder BJM, Smets EMA, Adults with congenital heart disease: patients' knowledge and concerns about inheritance. AM J MED GENET A 2011;155A (7):1661-1667 [PubMed]
Wieske L, Richard E, Wijers D, Stam J, Smets EMA, Vergouwen MDI, Long-term satisfaction after neurological second opinions and tertiary referrals. EUR J NEUROL 2011;18 (11):1310-1316 [PubMed]
Wieske L, Vergouwen MDI, Wijers D, Stam J, Smets EMA, Richard E, Beperkte opbrengst van een diagnostische second opinion op een neurologieafdeling. NED TIJDSCHR GENEESKD 2011;155 (32):A3542 [PubMed]
Wouda JC, Zandbelt LC, Smets EMA, van de Wiel HBM, Assessment of physician competency in patient education: reliability and validity of a model-based instrument. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2011;85 (1):92-98 [PubMed]
Christiaans I, Kok TM, van Langen IM, Birnie E, Bonsel GJ, Wilde AAM, Smets EMA, Obtaining insurance after DNA diagnostics: a survey among hypertrophic cardiomyopathy mutation carriers. EUR J HUM GENET 2010;18 (2):251-253 [PubMed]
de Haes JCJM, Smets EMA. Een psychologische visie op het recht op informatie en de plicht te informeren in: Hendriks AC, Hubben JH, Legemaate J, Sluijters B, editors. Grondrechten in de gezondheidszorg. Liber Amicorium voor prof.mr. J.K.M. Gevers. Houten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum; 2010., p. 57-65
Harinck F, Poley JW, Kluijt I, Fockens P, Bruno MJ [Contributors: Wagner A, Hermans JJ, van Eijck CH, Aalfs CM, Smets E, van Hooft JE, Nio CY, Gouma DJ, Dijkgraaf MGW, van Os TAM, Sijmons RH, van Dullemen HM, Bleiker EM, Nagtegaal T, Cats A, Verhoef S]] , Is early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer fiction? Surveillance of individuals at high risk for pancreatic cancer. DIGEST DIS 2010;28 (4-5):670-678 [PubMed]
Hulsman RL, Pranger S, Koot S, Fabriek M, Karemaker JM, Smets EMA, How stressful is doctor-patient communication? Physiological and psychological stress of medical students in simulated history taking and bad-news consultations. INT J PSYCHOPHYSIOL 2010;77 (1):26-34 [PubMed]
Meulenkamp TM, Gevers SK, Bovenberg JA, Koppelman GH, van Hylckama Vlieg A, Smets EMA, Communication of Biobanks' Research Results: What Do (Potential) Participants Want?. AM J MED GENET A 2010;152A (10):2482-2492 [PubMed]
Smets EMA, Bleiker EMA, van Esch S. Erfelijkheidsadvisering in: Kaptein AA, Prins JB, Collette EH, Hulsman RL, editors. Medische psychologie. 2e herziene druk. Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum; 2010., p. 87-99
Smets EMA, Nieuwkerk PT. Therapietrouw in: Kaptein AA, Prins JB, Collette EH, Hulsman RL, editors. Medische psychologie. 2e herziene druk. Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum; 2010., p. 132-139
Wijers D, Wieske L, Vergouwen MDI, Richard E, Stam J, Smets EMA, Patient satisfaction in neurological second opinions and tertiary referrals. J NEUROL 2010;257 (11):1869-1874 [PubMed]
Bachinger SM, Kolk AM, Smets EMA, Patients' trust in their physician-Psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the "Wake Forest Physician Trust Scale". PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2009;76 (1):126-131 [PubMed]
Bleiker E, Hahn D, Smets E. Familiaire tumoren in: de Haes H, Gualtherie van Weezel L, Sanderman R, Wiel HBM, editors. Psychologische patientenzorg in de oncologie. Handboek voor de professional.. Assen: Koninklijke van Gorcum; 2001., p. 89-105
Bovenberg JA, Meulenkamp T, Smets EMA, Gevers JKM, Your Biobank, Your Doctor? The right to full disclosure of population biobank findings. GENOMICS SOC POLICY 2009;5 (1):1-25
Bovenberg J, Meulenkamp T, Smets E, Gevers S. Always expect the unexpected. Legal and social aspects of reporting biobank research results to individual research participants. Nijmegen: Center for Society and Genomics; 2009. 88p. ISBN 978-90-79533-03-9 (CSG-reports; 2)
Bovenberg J, Meulenkamp T, Smets E, Gevers S, Biobank research: reporting results to individual participants. EUR J HEALTH LAW 2009;16 (3):229-247 [PubMed]
Christiaans I, van Langen IM, Birnie E, Bonsel GJ, Wilde AAM, Smets EMA, Genetic Counseling and Cardiac Care in Predictively Tested Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mutation Carriers: The Patients' Perspective. AM J MED GENET A 2009;149A (7):1444-1451 [PubMed]
Christiaans I, van Langen IM, Birnie E, Bonsel GJ, Wilde AAM, Smets EMA, Quality of Life and Psychological Distress in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mutation Carriers: A Cross-Sectional Cohort Study. AM J MED GENET A 2009;149A (4):602-612 [PubMed]
Franssen SJ, Lagarde SM, van Werven JR, Smets EMA, Tran KTC, Plukker JTM, van Lanschot JJB, de Haes HCJM, Psychological factors and preferences for communicating prognosis in esophageal cancer patients. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2009;18 (11):1199-1207 [PubMed]
Janssen NBAT, Oort FJ, Fockens P, Willems DL, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Under what conditions do patients want to be informed about their risk of a complication? A vignette study. J MED ETHICS 2009;35 (5):276-282 [PubMed]
Smets EMA, Harmsen AB, Kollen E, van Gorp ECM, Schneider MME, Verbon A, Gooi het in de groep. Groepsconsult voor hiv-patiënten levert arts extra informatie op.. MED CONTACT 2009;64 (3):101-103
Smets E, Sprangers M, Hagedoorn M, Hoekstra-Weebers J. Gevolgen van de ziekte in: de Haes HJCM, Gualtherie van Weezel L, Sanderman R, editors. Psychologische patientenzorg in de oncologie. Handboek voor de professional. Tweede druk.. Assen: van Gorcum; 2009., p. 117-134
Storm-Versloot MN, Vermeulen H, Wiggers LCW, Smets EMA, de Haes HCJM, Peters RJG, Legemate DA, de Vos R, The number of smokers needed to screen and treat in a smoking cessation programme. EUR J CARDIOV PREV R 2009;16 (6):669-676 [PubMed]
Vehmeijer JT, Christiaans I, van Langen IM, Birnie E, Bonsel GJ, Smets EMA, Wilde AAM, Risk stratification for sudden cardiac death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Dutch cardiologists and the care of mutation carriers. NETH HEART J 2009;17 (12):464-469 [PubMed]
Hendriks KSWH, Hendriks MMWB, Birnie E, Grosfeld FJM, Wilde AAM, van den Bout J, Smets EMA, van Tintelen JP, ten Kroode HFJ, van Langen IM, Familial disease with a risk of sudden death: a longitudinal study of the psychological consequences of predictive testing for long QT syndrome. HEART RHYTHM 2008;5 (5):719-724 [PubMed]
Lagarde SM, Franssen SJ, van Werven JR, Smets EMA, Tran TCK, Tilanus HW, Plukker JTM, de Haes JCJM, van Lanschot JJB, Patient Preferences for the Disclosure of Prognosis After Esophagectomy for Cancer with Curative Intent. ANN SURG ONCOL 2008;15 (11):3289-3298 [PubMed]
Meulenkamp TM, Tibben A, Mollema ED, van Langen IM, Wiegman A, de Wert GM, de Beaufort ID, Wilde AAM, Smets EMA, Predictive Genetic Testing for Cardiovascular Diseases: Impact on Carrier Children. AM J MED GENET A 2008;146A (24):3136-3146 [PubMed]
Mollema ED, Smets EMA, Richard ME, Schiphorst AM, Leschot NJ, Psycho-social counselling in predictive genetic testing for cancer: the association between number of supportive sessions and client characteristics as assessed by psycho-social workers. J GENET COUNS 2008;17 (5):480-488 [PubMed]
Smets EMA, Stam MMH, Meulenkamp TM, van Langen IM, Wilde AAM, Wiegman A, de Wert GM, Tibben A, Health-related quality of life of children with a positive carrier status for inherited cardiovascular diseases. AM J MED GENET A 2008;146A (6):700-707 [PubMed]
Aalfs CM, Oort FJ, de Haes JCJM, Leschot NJ, Smets EMA, A comparison of counselee and counselor satisfaction in reproductive genetic counseling. CLIN GENET 2007;72 (2):74-82 [PubMed]
Aalfs CM, Smets EMA, Leschot NJ, Genetic counselling for familial conditions during pregnancy: a review of the literature published during the years 1989-2004. COMMUNITY GENET 2007;10 (3):159-168 [PubMed]
Smets E, van Zwieten M, Michie S, Comparing genetic counseling with non-genetic health care interactions: two of a kind?. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2007;68 (3):225-234 [PubMed]
Zandbelt LC, Smets EMA, Oort FJ, Godfried MH, de Haes HCJM, Medical specialists' patient-centered communication and patient-reported outcomes. MED CARE 2007;45 (4):330-339 [PubMed]
Zandbelt LC, Smets EMA, Oort FJ, Godfried MH, de Haes HCJM, Patient participation in the medical specialist encounter: does physicians' patient-centred communication matter?. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2007;65 (3):396-406 [PubMed]
Aalfs CM, Oort FJ, de Haes HCJM, Leschot NJ, Smets EMA, Counselor-counselee interaction in reproductive genetic counseling: Does a pregnancy in the counselee make a difference?. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2006;60 (1):80-90 [PubMed]
de Haes JCJM, Gevers JKM, Janssen AJGM, Janssen NBAT, Palmboom GG, Bilardo CM, Fockens P, Smets EMA, Willems DL. Voorspellen in de geneeskunde. Moet informatie over kleine kansen worden meegedeeld?. Den Haag: NWO; 2006. -p.
Hendriks AAJ, Smets EMA, Vrielink MR, van Es SQ, de Haes JCJM, Is personality a determinant of patient satisfaction with hospital care?. INT J QUAL HEALTH C 2006;18 (2):152-158 [PubMed]
Smets EMA, Nieuwkerk PT, Hoos AM. Therapietrouw in: Kaptein AA, Erdman RAM, Prins JB, van de Wiel HBM, editors. Medische psychologie. Houten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum; 2006., p. 119-126
Smets EMA, Pieterse AH, Aalfs CM, Ausems MGEM, van Dulmen AM, The perceived personal control (PPC) questionnaire as an outcome of genetic counseling: reliability and validity of the instrument. AM J MED GENET A 2006;140A (8):843-850 [PubMed]
Wiggers LCW. Smoking cessation in patients with cardiovascular disease. S.l.: s.n.; 2006. 160p. ISBN 90-5291-089-8 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): de Haes JCJM, Legemate DA; copromotor(s): Smets EMA, Oort FJ, Peters RJG)
Wiggers LCW, Oort FJ, Peters RJG, Legemate DA, de Haes HCJM, Smets EMA, Smoking cessation may not improve quality of life in atherosclerotic patients. NICOTINE TOB RES 2006;8 (4):581-589 [PubMed]
Wiggers LCW, Smets EMA, Oort FJ, Peters RJG, Storm-Versloot MN, Vermeulen H, de Haes HCJM, Legemate DA, The effect of a minimal intervention strategy in addition to nicotine replacement therapy to support smoking cessation in cardiovascular outpatients: a randomized clinical trial. EUR J CARDIOV PREV R 2006;13 (6):931-937 [PubMed]
Wiggers LCW, Smets EMA, Oort FJ, Storm-Versloot MN, Vermeulen H, van Loenen LBM, Peters RJG, de Haes HCJM, Legemate DA, Adherence to nicotine replacement patch therapy in cardiovascular patients. INT J BEHAV MED 2006;13 (1):79-88 [PubMed]
Zandbelt LC. Patient-centred communication in the medical specialist consultation. S.l.: s.n.; 2006. 165p. ISBN 9789090211756 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): de Haes JCJM, Levi MM; copromotor(s): Smets EMA, Oort FJ)
Zandbelt LC, Smets EMA, Oort FJ, Godfried MH, de Haes HCJM, Determinants of physicians' patient-centred behaviour in the medical specialist encounter. SOC SCI MED 2006;63 (4):899-910 [PubMed]
Aalfs CM. Genetic counseling for familial conditions during pregnancy: causes and consequences. S.l.: s.n.; 2005. 136p. ISBN 90-9019749-4 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Leschot NJ, de Haes JCJM; copromotor(s): Smets EMA)
Broers S, Smets E, Bindels P, Bennebroek Evertsz' F , Calff M, de Haes H, Training general practitioners in behavior change counseling to improve asthma medication adherence. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2005;58 (3):279-287 [PubMed]
Smets EMA, Gebrek aan therapietrouw: als de patient niet doet wat de dokter zou willen. ONCOLOGIE WACHTKAMERSPECIAL 2005;4:1
Visser MRM, Janssen AJGM, Enschedé M, Willems AFMN, te Braake THAM, Harmsen K, Smets EMA, de Haes JCJM, Gevers JKM. Evaluatie Wet afbreking zwangerschap. Den Haag: ZonMW; 2005. -p.
Wiggers LCW, Oort FJ, Dijkstra A, de Haes JCJM, Legemate DA, Smets EMA, Cognitive changes in cardiovascular patients following a tailored behavioral smoking cessation intervention. PREV MED 2005;40 (6):812-821 [PubMed]
Wiggers LCW, Stalmeier PFM, Oort FJ, Smets EMA, Legemate DA, de Haes JCJM, Do patients' preferences predict smoking cessation?. PREV MED 2005;41 (2):667-675 [PubMed]
Zandbelt LC, Smets EMA, Oort FJ, de Haes HCJM, Coding patient-centred behaviour in the medical encounter. SOC SCI MED 2005;61 (3):661-671 [PubMed]
Aalfs CM, Mollema ED, Oort FJ, de Haes JCJM, Leschot NJ, Smets EMA, Genetic counseling for familial conditions during pregnancy: an analysis of patient characteristics. CLIN GENET 2004;66 (2):112-121 [PubMed]
de Haes JCJM, Smets EMA. Zorgvuldig reviewen van artikelen en onderzoeksvoorstellen in: Oude Elferink RPJ, van Aalderen WMC, Hoekstra JBL, Stouthard MEA, editors. Researchcode AMC:Onafhankelijk in wetenschap. S.l.: s.n.; 2004., p. 50
Fishbain DA, Cutler RB, Cole B, Lewis J, Smets E, Rosomoff HL, Rosomoff RS, Are patients with chronic low back pain or chronic neck pain fatigued?. PAIN MED 2004;5 (2):187-195 [PubMed]
Hendriks AAJ, Vrielink MR, van Es SQ, de Haes HJCJM, Smets EMA, Assessing inpatients' satisfaction with hospital care: should we prefer evaluation or satisfaction ratings?. PATIENT EDUC COUNS 2004;55 (1):142-146 [PubMed]
Smets EMA, Visser MRM, Oort FJ, Schaufeli WB, de Haes HJCJM, Perceived inequity: Does it explain burnout among medical specialists?. J APPL SOC PSYCHOL 2004;34 (9):1900-1918
Zandbelt LC, Smets EMA, Oort FJ, Godfried MH, de Haes HCJM, Satisfaction with the outpatient encounter - A comparison of patients' and physicians' views. J GEN INTERN MED 2004;19 (11):1088-U22 [PubMed]
Aalfs CM, Smets EMA, de Haes HCJM, Leschot NJ, Referral for genetic counselling during pregnancy: limited alertness and awareness about genetic risk factors among GPs. FAM PRACT 2003;20 (2):135-141 [PubMed]
Smets EMA, Hendriks AAJ, Vrielink MR, van Es SQ, de Haes JCJM, De (on)tevredenheid van patiënten in maat en getal; het AMC Patiënten-tevredenheidsonderzoek.. TIJDSCHR SOC GEZONDHEIDSZORG 2003;81 (6):312-317
Visser MRM, Smets EMA, Oort FJ, de Haes HCJM, Stress, satisfaction and burnout among Dutch medical specialists. CAN MED ASSOC J 2003;168 (3):271-275 [PubMed]
Wiggers LCW, Smets EMA, de Haes JCJM, Peters RJG, Legemate DA, Smoking cessation interventions in cardiovascular patients. EUR J VASC ENDOVASC 2003;26 (5):467-475 [PubMed]
Hendriks AAJ, Oort FJ, Vrielink MR, Smets EMA, Reliability and validity of the Satisfaction with Hospital Care Questionnaire. INT J QUAL HEALTH C 2002;14 (6):471-482 [PubMed]
Linzer M, McMurray JE, Visser MRM, Oort FJ, Smets E, de Haes HCJM, Sex differences in physician burnout in the United States and The Netherlands. J AM MED WOMENS ASSOC 2002;57 (4):191-193 [PubMed]
Smets EMA, Inzicht in kwaliteit van leven bevordert kwaliteit van zorg.. IKR BULLETIN 2002;- (dec):24-26
Smets EMA, de Haes JCJM, Arts-patiënt communicatie in de oncologie. GEDRAG GEZONDHEID 2002;30 (3):210-222
Aalfs CM, Smets EM, de Haes JC, Leschot NJ, Reproductieve erfelijkheidsadvisering tijdens de zwangerschap: het belang van (vroeg)tijdige verwijzing. NED TIJDSCHR GENEESKD 2001;145 (33):1577-1581 [PubMed]
Hendriks AA, Vrielink MR, Smets EM, van Es SQ, de Haes JC, Improving the assessment of (in)patients' satisfaction with hospital care. MED CARE 2001;39 (3):270-283 [PubMed]
Howell SJ, Radford JA, Adams JE, Smets EM, Warburton R, Shalet SM, Randomized placebo-controlled trial of testosterone replacement in men with mild Leydig cell insufficiency following cytotoxic chemotherapy. CLIN ENDOCRINOL 2001;55 (3):315-324 [PubMed]
Linzer M, Visser MR, Oort FJ, Smets EM, McMurray JE, de Haes HC, Predicting and preventing physician burnout: results from the United States and the Netherlands. AM J MED 2001;111 (2):170-175 [PubMed]
Sprangers MAG, Smets EMA, Stiegelis H. Gevolgen van de ziekte in: de Haes H, Gualtherie van Weezel L, Sanderman R, Wiel HBM, editors. Psychologische patientenzorg in de oncologie. Handboek voor de professional.. Assen: Koninklijke van Gorcum; 2001., p. 34-46
Vrielink MR, van Es SQ, Hendriks AAJ, Smets EMA, Double check in patiënten tevredenheidsonderzoek.. KWALITEIT IN BEELD 2001;1:16-18
de Haes JC, Smets EM, The reason they're called lessons. That's the reason they're called lessons, because they lessen from day to day'. (L. Carroll, p. 125). SOC SCI MED 2000;50 (2):163-165 [PubMed]
Howell SJ, Radford JA, Smets EM, Shalet SM, Fatigue, sexual function and mood following treatment for haematological malignancy: the impact of mild Leydig cell dysfunction. BRIT J CANCER 2000;82 (4):789-793 [PubMed]
Langeveld N , Ubbink M, Smets E, 'I don't have any energy': The experience of fatigue in young adult survivors of childhood cancer. EUR J ONCOL NURS 2000;4 (1):20-28 [PubMed]
Visser MR, Smets EM, Sprangers MA, de Haes HJCJM, How response shift may affect the measurement of change in fatigue. J PAIN SYMPTOM MANAG 2000;20 (1):12-18 [PubMed]
de Haes JCJM, Smets EMA, van de Lande S. Omgaan met kritiek in: de Haes JCJM, Hoos AM, van Everdingen JJE, editors. Communiceren met patiënten.. Maarssen: Elsevier/Bunge; 1999., p. 185-192
Smets EMA, Visser MRM, de Haes JCJM, Burnout onder specialisten neemt toe.. MED CONTACT 1999;54:1048-1051
Sprangers MA, van Dam FS, Broersen J, Lodder L, Wever L, Visser MR, Oosterveld P, Smets EM, Revealing response shift in longitudinal research on fatigue--the use of the thentest approach. ACTA ONCOL 1999;38 (6):709-718 [PubMed]
Visser MRM, Elsendoorn GM, Smets EMA, Oosterveld P, Hoos AM, de Haes JCJM. Motiverende en demotiverende aspecten van het beroep van medisch specialist. Een landelijk onderzoek. Amsterdam: s.n.; 1999. -p.
Barendregt PJ, Visser MR, Smets EM, Tulen JH, van den Meiracker AH, Boomsma F, Markusse HM, Fatigue in primary Sjögren's syndrome. ANN RHEUM DIS 1998;57 (5):291-295 [PubMed]
Elsendoorn GM, Hoos AM, Smets EMA, Visser MRM, de Haes JCJM, Burnout bij Medisch Specialisten.. MED CONTACT 1998;53 (38):1204-1207
Smets EMA, Visser MRM, Willems-Groot AFMN, Garssen B, de Haes JCJM, Vermoeidheid tijdens en na radiotherapie.. TIJDSCHR KANKER 1998;4:10-13
Smets EM, Visser MR, Garssen B, Frijda NH, Oosterveld P, de Haes JC, Understanding the level of fatigue in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. J PSYCHOSOM RES 1998;45 (3):277-293 [PubMed]
Smets EM, Visser MR, Willems-Groot AF, Garssen B, Oldenburger F, van Tienhoven G, de Haes JC, Fatigue and radiotherapy: (A) experience in patients undergoing treatment. BRIT J CANCER 1998;78 (7):899-906 [PubMed]
Smets EM, Visser MR, Willems-Groot AF, Garssen B, Schuster-Uitterhoeve AL, de Haes JC, Fatigue and radiotherapy: (B) experience in patients 9 months following treatment. BRIT J CANCER 1998;78 (7):907-912 [PubMed]
Visser MR, Smets EM, Fatigue, depression and quality of life in cancer patients: how are they related?. SUPPORT CARE CANCER 1998;6 (2):101-108 [PubMed]
Alberts M, Smets EM, Vercoulen JH, Garssen B, Bleijenberg G, 'Verkorte vermoeidheidsvragenlijst': een praktisch hulpmiddel bij het scoren van vermoeidheid. NED TIJDSCHR GENEESKD 1997;141 (31):1526-1530 [PubMed]
van Langen IM, Aalfs CM, Smets EM, de Haes JC, Jansweijer MC, Leschot NJ, Erfelijkheidsadvisering: mag bijzaak hoofdzaak worden?. NED TIJDSCHR GENEESKD 1997;141 (38):1801-1804 [PubMed]
Cull A, Hay C, Love SB, Mackie M, Smets E, Stewart M, What do cancer patients mean when they complain of concentration and memory problems?. BRIT J CANCER 1996;74 (10):1674-1679 [PubMed]
Smets EM, Garssen B, Cull A, de Haes JC, Application of the multidimensional fatigue inventory (MFI-20) in cancer patients receiving radiotherapy. BRIT J CANCER 1996;73 (2):241-245 [PubMed]
Visser MRM, Smets EM, Sprangers MAG, de Haes HJCJM, Response shift bias en het meten van veranderingen in vermoeidheid. GEDRAG GEZONDHEID 1996;24:403-409
Smets EMA, Garssen B, Bonke B, Vercoulen JHMM, de Haes JCJM, Het vaststellen van vermoeidheid: De Multidimensionele Vermoeidheids Index (MVI).. GEDRAG GEZONDHEID 1995;23 (2):79-85
Smets EM, Garssen B, Bonke B, de Haes JC, The Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI) psychometric qualities of an instrument to assess fatigue. J PSYCHOSOM RES 1995;39 (3):315-325 [PubMed]
Smets EM, Garssen B, Schuster-Uitterhoeve AL, de Haes JC, Fatigue in cancer patients. BRIT J CANCER 1993;68 (2):220-224 [PubMed]
Smets E, van Dijk J, Garssen B, de Haes H, The development of the Checklist Individual Strength (CIS), an instrument to assess cancer related fatigue.. QUAL LIFE NEWSL 1993;6:6
Smets EMA, van Weers W, Vermoeidheid zoals ervaren door (ex)kankerpatiënten: Het is alsof het leven stilstaat.. TIJDSCHR KANKER 1992;16 (3):118-120
Smets EMA, Garssen B, De behandeling van aangeleerde misselijkheid en braken als gevolg van chemotherapie bij patiënten met kanker.. GEDRAGSTHERAPIE 1990;23 (4):261-275
Smets EMA, van Dam FSAM, Dorrepaal KL, Lapré F, De wijkverpleegkundige en de kankerpatiënt met pijn.. VERPLEEGKUNDE 1989;4 (2):10-14
Smets EMA, van Dam FSAM, Dorrepaal KL, Begeleiding kankerpatienten: ook een vorm van pijnbestrijding. MAATSCH GEZONDHEIDSZORG 1988;16 (11):32-34
Key publications

Pieterse AH, Kunneman M, Engelhardt EG, Brouwer NJ, Kroep JR, Marijnen CAM, Stiggelbout AM, Smets EMA, Oncologist, patient, and companion questions during pretreatment consultations about adjuvant cancer treatment: a shared decision-making perspective. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY 2017;26 (7):943-950 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, de Haes HCJM, van Tienhoven G, Bijker N, van Laarhoven HWM, Vermeulen DM, Smets EMA, All eyes on the patient: the influence of oncologists' nonverbal communication on breast cancer patients' trust. BREAST CANCER RES TR 2015;153 (1):161-171 [PubMed]
Bol N, van Weert JCM, de Haes HCJM, Loos EF, Smets EMA, The effect of modality and narration style on recall of online health information: results from a Web-based experiment. J MED INTERNET RES 2015;17 (4):e104 [PubMed]
Hillen MA, de Haes HCJM, Stalpers LJA, Klinkenbijl JHG, Eddes EH, Butow PN, van der Vloodt J, van Laarhoven HWM, Smets EMA, How can communication by oncologists enhance patients' trust? An experimental study. ANN ONCOL 2014;25 (4):896-901 [PubMed]
van Cranenburgh OD, de Korte J, Sprangers MAG, de Rie MA, Smets EMA, Satisfaction with treatment among patients with psoriasis: a web-based survey study. BRIT J DERMATOL 2013;169 (2):398-405 [PubMed]


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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. dr.  Ellen Smets earned a masters degree (1987) as a social psychologist. Her doctorate thesis at the University of Amsterdam (1997) addressed cancer patients’ radiotherapy related fatigue. From that time, she has been active in research in the field of medical communication. As a researcher she was active in the fields of quality of life, communication, patient satisfaction, information giving and behaviour change counselling. As Principal Investigator she presently coordinates the research line Medical Communication at the department of Medical Psychology of the Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam. Her work has been laid down in numerous research papers. She received grants from, among others, the Dutch Cancer Foundation, the Dutch Heart Foundation and the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research. Ellen Smets is currently a member of the scientific board of the Dutch Cancer Society, the sientific board of Pink Ribbon and of the board of the Association of Researchers in Psychology and Health. She is the Dutch National representative of the European Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH). In addition to her scientific work, she teaches medical students regarding health psychology as well as communication skills.

 

Research programmes

Medical Communication

The overall goal of the Medical Communication research line is to enhance knowledge about the effectiveness of medical communication and thus to further evidence-based medical communication. We consider the following functions as pertinent to medical communication: (1) fostering the relationship, (2) gathering information, (3) providing information, (3) decision making, (5) enabling disease and treatment related behaviour and (6) responding to emotions. Communication is considered effective when it contributes to outcomes related to these functions. Therefore, the research line addresses patient-related outcomes including physical and mental health, satisfaction with health care in general and communication in particular, trust, recall of information,  informed decision making and adherence to medical and lifestyle recommendations. Relevant physician related outcomes include their communicative skills and their satisfaction with their medical performance in general and communication in particular. Increasingly, physiological measures, such as stress related and cardiologic outcomes are addressed.

Faculty
Prof. dr. E.M.A. Smets
R.L. Hulsman PhD

Postdocs
Dr. I. Henselmans
Dr. M.A. Hillen
Dr. N.H.M. Labrie

PhD Students
L.M. van den Heuvel
C. Jongerius MSc
N.M. Medendorp MSc
Drs. S. de Morée
Drs. N.C. Visser
Drs. A.J. Woudstra MSc
Drs. S. Bolle (ASCOR)
Drs. E.G. Engelhardt (LUMC)
Drs. M. de Looper (DOCTOR)
Drs. M.H. Nguyen (ASCOR)

Others
Drs. P.E.A. van Maarschalkerweerd
Drs. L. Murugesu
Drs. S. Stuij

Other research related activities
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, KWF Kankerbestrijding, Psychosocial Oncology
  • Membership of editorial board / Editorship, PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, Pink Ribbon, scientific committee
Current research funding
  • Crediteurenadm. VUmc, p/a Profource Service Center
  • KWF Kankerbestrijding