M.R.M. Visser PhD

Research Associate
Main activities
Research, Other
Quality of the GP specialty training
Focus of research


Quality of  the GP specialty training 

The research concentrates on the development and measurement of quality indicators for the specialty training in a national project.

Other projects focus on improvement of quality; of trainers by development plans and feedback and of training practices by case-mix optimization.



Quality of life research with a focus on response shift.

Burnout in medical specialists 

Key publications
  • Taminiau-Bloem Elsbeth F., Visser Mechteld R. M., Tishelman Carol, Koeneman Margot A., van Zuuren Florence J., Sprangers Mirjam A. G. Somatically ill persons' self-nominated quality of life domains: review of the literature and guidelines for future studies Quality of life research 2010;19 (2):253-291 [PubMed]
  • Visser Mechteld R. M., Oort Frans J., Sprangers Mirjam A. G. Methods to detect response shift in quality of life data: A convergent validity study Quality of life research 2005;14 (3):629-639 [PubMed]
  • Visser Mechteld R. M., Smets Ellen M. A., Oort Frans J., de Haes Hanneke C. J. M. Stress, satisfaction and burnout among Dutch medical specialists CMAJ 2003;168 (3):271-275 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

Prof. N. van Dijk MD PhD (Quality of training and education)