Dr. Christina Bode is health psychologist and works as associate professor and director of the Self-management & Health Assessment Lab at the department of Psychology, Health and Technology at the University of Twente.  Her research and teaching is dedicated to the question under which conditions people with chronic illnesses can live a vital and meaningful life and how this aim can be empowered and facilitated with technological innovative measuring and monitoring of patient-reported outcomes and by self-management interventions. She focusses in her research on vitality and fatigue and applies explicit reflective and implicit behavioural change techniques in self-management.

 

Dr. Bode teaches and coordinates (health) psychology education in the Bachelor and Master tracks at the University of Twente and supervises professional and academic post graduate  candidates during their research projects. Management responsibilities in the department and in national associations belong to her professional activities.

Expertise

  • Nursing and Health Professions

    • Fatigue
    • Patient
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psychology

    • Goals
    • Breast Cancer
    • Interviews
    • Visual Impairment
    • Treatment

Organisations

Current research projects:

Improving self-management in GP’ practices with a strengths based stepped care approach  

Development of an intervention for  fatigue in adults with visual impairment

Early cognitive bias modification of vitality in patients with breast cancer

Socio-economic impact of motivational interviewing on adherence to orthopaedic shoes

Personalized Virtual Coach for Obese Emotional Eaters

Positive psychology and self-management

Publications

2024
2023
A holistic profile for cancer-related fatigue for women with breast cancer‚Äďa qualitative studyPsychology and Health (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Wijlens, K. A. E., Beenhakker, L., Witteveen, A., Siemerink, E. J. M., Jansen, L., Gernaat, C., Schellekens, M. P. J., Siesling, S., Vollenbroek-Hutten, M. M. R. & Bode, C.https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2023.2289457Development of machine learning models to predict cancer-related fatigue in Dutch breast cancer survivors up to 15¬†years after diagnosisJournal of cancer survivorship (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Beenhakker, L., Wijlens, K. A. E., Witteveen, A., Heins, M., Korevaar, J. C., de Ligt, K. M., Bode, C., Vollenbroek-Hutten, M. M. R. & Siesling, S.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-023-01491-1Objectively assessed long-term wearing patterns and predictors of wearing orthopaedic footwear in people with diabetes at moderate-to-high risk of foot ulceration: a 12¬†months observational studyJournal of Foot and Ankle Research, 16(1), Article 60, 60. Exterkate, S. H., Jongebloed-Westra, M., ten Klooster, P. M., Koffijberg, H., Bode, C., van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C., van Baal, J. G. & van Netten, J. J.https://doi.org/10.1186/s13047-023-00656-6The effect of corticosteroids, antibiotics, and anticoagulants on the development of post-COVID-19 syndrome in COVID-19 hospitalized patients 6¬†months after discharge: a retrospective follow up studyClinical and Experimental Medicine, 23(8), 4881-4888. Davelaar, J., Jessurun, N., Schaap, G., Bode, C. & Vonkeman, H.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10238-023-01153-7Exploring tailored virtual emotion regulation approaches for individuals with emotional eatingJournal of Eating Disorders, 11(1), Article 134. Dol, A., van Gemert-Pijnen, L., Schwartz, L. M., Velthuijsen, H. & Bode, C.https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-023-00856-2Usability and feasibility of E-nergEYEze: a blended vision-specific E-health based cognitive behavioral therapy and self-management intervention to reduce fatigue in adults with visual impairmentBMC health services research, 23(1), Article 1271. Veldman, M. H. J., van der Aa, H. P. A., Knoop, H., Bode, C., Hulshof, C. T. J., van der Ham, L., van Rens, G. H. M. B., Heymans, M. W. & van Nispen, R. M. A.https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-023-10193-4Preferences for coaching strategies in a personalized virtual coach for emotional eaters: an explorative studyFrontiers in psychology, 14, Article 1260229. Dol, A., van Strien, T., Velthuijsen, H., van Gemert-Pijnen, L. & Bode, C.https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1260229

Other contributions

Publications

  • Arends, R.Y., Bode, C., Taal, E., van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (in press). Goal management strategies and successful adaptation to arthritis.¬†Patient Education and Counseling.
  • Bode, C. & Arends, R.Y. (to appear november 2013). Optimale ontwikkeling, persoonlijke doelen en zelfregulatie. In: E. Bohlmeijer, L. Bolier, G.J. Westerhof & J. Walburg.¬†Handboek positieve psychologie. Theorie, onderzoek en toepassingen.¬†Amsterdam: Boom.
  • Bode, C. & Jansen, H. (2013). Examining the Personal Experience of Aging Scale with the Three Step Test Interview.¬†Methodology, 9(3),¬†96-103.
  • Arends, R.Y., Bode, C., Taal, E., van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2013). A goal management intervention for polyarthritis patients: Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial.¬†BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders,14:239
  • Nikolaus, S., Bode, C., Taal, E., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2013). Fatigue and factors related to fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review.¬†Arthritis Care and Research, 65(7),¬†1128-1146.
  • Nikolaus, S., Bode, C., Taal, E., Oostveen , J. C.M., Glas C. A.W., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2013). Calibration of a multidimensional item bank to measure fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis patients.¬†Journal of Clinical Epidemiology,66,¬†1175-1183.
  • Willems, L., Kwakkenbos, L., Bode, C., van den Hoogen, F. & van den Ende, C. (2013). Health care use and patients' perceptions on quality of care in systemic sclerosis.¬†Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology,31,¬†S64-S70.
  • Bode, C. & Kwakkenbos, L. (2013). Volwassen zijn en ouder worden met een chronische ziekte.¬†NVLE Venster, 33(2),¬†38-40.
  • Bode, C., Taal, E., van Gessel, L., Westerhof, G.J., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2012). The experience of aging in patients with rheumatic diseases: Differences and similarities with the general population.¬†Aging and Mental Health, 16(5),¬†666-672.
  • Nikolaus S., Bode C., Taal E., van de Laar M.A.F.J. (2012). Selection of items for a computer adaptive test to measure fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis ‚Äď A Delphi approach.¬†Quality of Life Research,21;863-872.
  • Nikolaus, S., Bode, C., Taal, E., van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2012). Expert evaluations of fatigue questionnaires used in rheumatoid arthritis - A Delphi study among patients, nurses and rheumatologists in the Netherlands.¬†Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology,30;79-84.
  • Bode, C. (2011). Highlights of the Health Professional Scientific Programme on EULAR 2011.¬†EULAR HP News,2,6. Voor de volledige presentatie volg deze link:¬†Powerpoint Highlights Health
  • Nikolaus, S., Bode, C., Taal, E., van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2012). Which dimensions of fatigue should be measured in patients with rheumatoid arthritis? ‚Äď a Delphi study.¬†Musculoskeletal Care,10;13-17.
  • Kupper, N.M., Schreurs, H., ten Klooster,¬†P.M., Bode, C., van Ameijden, E. J.C. (2011). Prevention for elderly people: Demand-oriented or problem-oriented?¬†Health Policy,102,96-103.
  • Nikolaus S, Bode C, Taal E, van de Laar MAFJ (2011). Selection of items for a computer adaptive test to measure fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis ‚Äď A Delphi approach.¬†Quality of Life Research,¬†DOI 10.1007/s11136-011-9982-8.
  • Bode, C., van der Heij, A., Taal, E. & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2010). Body-self unity and self-esteem in patients with rheumatic diseases.¬†Psychology, Health & Medicine, 15(6), 672-684.
  • Nikolaus S, Bode C, Taal E, van de Laar MAFJ (2010). Four different patterns of fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis patients: results of a Q-sort study.¬†Rheumatology,¬†49(11), 2191-2199.
  • Grootenhuis, M. & Bode, C. (2010). De Levensloop. In: A.A. Kaptein, J.B. Prins, E.H. Collette & R.L. Hulsman:¬†Medische Psychologie (2de¬†herziene druk), p.49-60. Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum.
  • Bode, C. & Consoli, L. (red). (2010).¬†Oud en jong - Verschillende generaties in Nederland. Nijmegen: Valkhof Pers.¬†http://www.valkhofpers.nl/oud-en-jong
  • Nikolaus S, Bode C, Taal E, van de Laar MAFJ. New insights into the experience of fatigue among patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative study.¬†Ann Rheum Dis¬†2010;69(5):895-897.
  • Bode, C., Taal, E., Emons, P.A.A., Galetzka, M., Rasker, J.J., & Van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2008). Limited results of group self-management eductation for rheumatoid arthritis patients and their partners: explanations from the patient perspective.¬†Clinical Rheumatology, 27, 1523-1528.
  • Bode, C., Thoolen, B.J., & De Ridder D.T.D. (2008). Het meten van proactieve copingvaardigheden. Psychometrische eigenschappen van de Utrechtse Proactieve Coping Competentie lijst (UPCC).¬†Psychologie & Gezondheid, 36,¬†81-91.
  • Bergsma, A., Bode, C., Pouwels, M. & De Ridder D.T.D. (2008).¬†Succesvol ouder worden. Amsterdam: Boom Uitgevers.
  • De Jong, E., Bode, C., & Brugmans, E. (2008).¬†Voedsel en globalisering. De grenzen in zicht.¬†Nijmegen: Valkhof Pers.
  • Bode, C., de Ridder, D.T.D., Kuijer, R.G, & Bensing, J.M. (2007). Effects of an intervention promoting proactive coping competencies in middle and late adulthood.¬†The Gerontologist,47(1),¬†42-51.
  • Bode, C. & de Ridder, D.T.D. (2007). Investing in the future ‚Äď identifying participants in an educational program for middle-aged and older adults.¬†Health Education Research,22(4),¬†473-482.
  • Bode, C., Drossaert, C.H.C., & Dijkstra, E. (2007). Een verkennende studie naar de eigen beleving van het ouder worden onder Turkse en Hindostaans-Surinaamse ouderen in Den Haag.¬†Epidemiologisch Bulletin, 42(2),¬†26-32.
  • Bode, C., de Ridder, D.T.D., Bensing, J.M. (2006). Preparing for aging: Development, feasibility and preliminary results of an educational program for midlife and older base don proactive coping theory.¬†Patient Education and Counseling, 61,¬†272-278.
  • Motel-Klingebiel, A., K√ľnemund, H., & Bode, C. (2005). Wohnen und Wohnumfeld √§lterer Menschen. In M. Kohli & H. K√ľnemund (Eds.),¬†Die zweite Lebensh√§lfte: Gesellschaftliche Lage und Partizipation im Spiegel des Alters-Survey¬†2., erw. Auflage (pp. 125-175).¬†Wiebaden: VS Verlag f√ľr Sozialwissenschaften.
  • Westerhof, G. J., & Bode, C. (2004). The personal meaning of individuality and relatedness: Gender differences in middle and late adulthood. In S. O. Daatland & S. Biggs. (Eds.)¬†Ageing and Diversity. Multiple pathways in later life. (pp. 29 - 44). Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Timmer, E., Bode, C., & Dittmann-Kohli, F. (2003). Expectations of gains in the second half of life. A Study of personal conceptions of enrichment in a life span perspective.¬†Aging and Society, 23,¬†3-24.
  • Bode, C. (2003).¬†Individuality and relatedness in middle and late adulthood. A study of women and men in the Netherlands, East- and West-Germany.Enschede: PPI.
  • Westerhof, G. J., Dittmann-Kohli, F., & Bode, C. (2003). The Aging Paradox: Toward personal meaning in gerontological theory. In S. Biggs, A. Lowenstein & J. Hendricks (Eds.),¬†The need for theory: Critical approaches to social gerontology. (pp. 127 - 143). Amityville, NY: Baywood.
  • Steverink, N., Westerhof, G.J., Bode, C., & Dittmann-Kohli, F. (2001). The personal experience of aging, individual resources, and subjective well-being.¬†Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 56,¬†P364 - P373.
  • Bode, C., Westerhof, G.J. & Dittmann-Kohli, F. (2001). Selbstvorstellungen √ľber Individualit√§t und Verbundenheit in der zweiten Lebensh√§lfte.¬†Zeitschrift f√ľr Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 34,¬†365-375.
  • Dittmann-Kohli, F., Bode, C., & Westerhof, G.J. (Eds.). (2001).¬†Die zweite Lebensh√§lfte - Psychologische Perspektiven. Ergebnisse des Alters-Survey.¬†Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Research profiles

Bachelor education

  • Module coordinator 2nd¬†year module 'Health Psychology & Applied Technology'
  • Supervision 2nd year research projects
  • Supervision of¬†bachelor theses

Master education

  • Professional skills for health psychologists
  • Behavioral¬† Medicine¬†
  • Public Health Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Supervision of master theses

Affiliated study programs

Courses academic year 2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses academic year 2022/2023

Current research projects:

Improving self-management in GP’ practices with a strengths based stepped care approach  

Development of an intervention for  fatigue in adults with visual impairment

Early cognitive bias modification of vitality in patients with breast cancer

Socio-economic impact of motivational interviewing on adherence to orthopaedic shoes

Personalized Virtual Coach for Obese Emotional Eaters

Positive psychology and self-management

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University of Twente

Cubicus (building no. 41), room B118
De Zul 10
7522 NJ Enschede
Netherlands

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