dr. C.H.C. Drossaert (Stans)

Associate Professor

About Me

Stans Drossaert studied Health Promotion at the University of Maastricht. She wrote her PhD-thesis on “Psychosocial aspects of participating in breast cancer screening” and is currently working as an Associate Professor in (health-) psychology.

Her research interests are in the field of patient participation and patient empowerment. Central in her work is the question: ‘How can we equip patients and healthy persons with adequate information, skills or tools, to facilitate their active involvement in the management of their disease or to improve their physical or mental health?”. Drossaert is especially interested in the role of (internet-)technology herein.

Topics that have been studied within this research theme, include: Shared Decision Making and online Decision Aids, online support groups, eHealth Literacy, Patient-portals, self-compassion and Psychological support for informal caregivers.


  • Coördinator PSY- Module 2: Social Behaviour
  • Coördinator Mastertrack Health Psychology
  • Coördinator Masterthesis and Internships Health Psychology
  • Member Erkenningscommissie Centrum Gezond Leven (RIVM)
  • Member Association of Researchers in Psychology and Health


Medicine & Life Sciences
Acceptance And Commitment Therapy
Antirheumatic Agents
Patient Participation
Positive Psychology
Shared Decision Making


Ankersmid, J. W. , Drossaert, C. H. C., van Riet, Y. E. A., Strobbe, L. J. A. , & Siesling, S. (2023). Needs and preferences of breast cancer survivors regarding outcome-based shared decision-making about personalised post-treatment surveillance. Journal of cancer survivorship, 17(5), 1471-1479. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-022-01178-z
Hackert, M. Q. N., Ankersmid, J. W., Engels, N., Prick, J. C. M., Teerenstra, S. , Siesling, S. , Drossaert, C. H. C., Strobbe, L. J. A., Van Riet, Y. E. A., Van Den Dorpel, R. M. A., Bos, W. J. W., Van Der Nat, P. B., Van Den Berg-Vos, R. M., Van Schaik, S. M., Garvelink, M. M., Van Der Wees, P. J. , & Van Uden-Kraan, C. F. (2022). Effectiveness and implementation of SHared decision-making supported by OUTcome information among patients with breast cancer, stroke and advanced kidney disease: SHOUT study protocol of multiple interrupted time series. BMJ open, 12(8), Article e055324. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055324
Ankersmid, J. W., Lansink Rotgerink, F. K., Strobbe, L. J. A. , van Uden-Kraan, N. , Siesling, S. , & Drossaert, C. H. C. (2022). Relations between recurrence risk perceptions and fear of cancer recurrence in breast cancer survivors. Breast cancer research and treatment, 195, 117-125. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-022-06684-3
Other Contributions


  • Van der Vaart R & Drossaert CHC (2017). Development of the Digital Health Literacy Instrument; measuring a broad spectrum of Health 1.0 and Health 2.0 skills. J Med Internet Res, 2017;19(1):e27)  doi:10.2196/jmir.6709
  • Nota I, Drossaert CHC, Melissant HC, Taal E, Vonkeman HE, Haagsma CJ & MAFJ. van de Laar. (2017). Development of a web-based patient decision aid for initiating disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs using the IPDAS development process model. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 26;17(1):51. doi: 10.1186/s12911-017-0433-5.
  • Köhle N, Drossaert CHC, Jaran J, Schreurs KMG, Verdonck-de Leeuw IM, Bohlmeijer ET (2017). Impact of a web-based self-help intervention for partners of cancer patients based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and self-compassion: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health,15:303. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1656-y.
  • Schotanus-Dijkstra M, Drossaert CHC, Pieterse ME, Boon B, Walburg JA & Bohlmeijer ET. (2017)  An early intervention to promote well-being and flourishing and reduce anxiety and depression: A randomized controlled trial. Internet Interventions 2017, sept, 9; p15–24.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2017.04.002
  • Koopman M, Pieterse MP, Bohlmeijer ET, Drossaert CHC. (2017)  Interventions to improve mental health among the unemployed: a systematic review. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion (in press)
  • Janus S, Van Manen J, Drossaert CHC, Zuidema S, Snijders C, Drossaert CHC & IJzerman. (2017) Reasons for (not) discontinuing antipsychotics in dementia. Psychogeriatrics 2017 (in press)
  • Köhle N en Drossaert CHC (2016). Mantelzorg voor je partner. Tijdschrift Positieve Psychologie 2016, 1(2), 30-35.
  • Schotanus-Dijkstra M, ten Klooster PM, Drossaert CHC, Pieterse ME, Bolier L, Walburg JA, & Bohlmeijer ET (2016). Validation of the Flourishing Scale in a sample of people with suboptimal levels of mental well-being. BMC Psychology 2016;4:12http://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-016-0116-5
  • Schotanus-Dijkstra M, Pieterse ME, Drossaert CHC, Westerhof GJ, de Graaf R, ten Have M, Walburg J, Bohlmeijer ET (2016). What factors are associated with flourishing? Results from a large representative national sample. Journal of Happiness studies 2016,17(4):p1351-1370. DOI 10.1007./s10902-015-9647-3
  • Janus S, Van Manen J, Bisseling M, M IJzerman, Drossaert CHC & Zuidema SU. (2016) Determinants of the nurses’ and nursing assistants’ request for antipsychotics for people with dementia. International Psychogeriatrics. JAGS-0829-CI-Jun-16. Doi:10.1017/S1041610216001897
  • Nota I, Drossaert CHC, Taal E, Vonkeman HE, Haagsma CJ & MAFJ. van de Laar (2016). Evaluation of a patient decision aid for initiating disease modifying antirheumatic drugs: a quasi-experimental study. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2016; 18, p252. DOI 10.1186/s13075-016-1138-3
  • De Vries RAJ, Truong KP, Drossaert CHC, Kwint S,  Evers V. (2016). Crowd-Designed Motivation: Motivational Messages for Exercise Adherence Based on Behavior Change Theory". In: 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2016, 7-12 May 2016, San Jose, CA, USA (p. 297-308).
  • Dijkstra A, Roefs M, Drossaert CHC. (2015) The science-media interaction in health care. Opinions of scientists and journalists on the science-media relationship. Journal of Science Communication, 14 (02) A03. http://jcom.sissa.it/archive/14/02/JCOM_1402_2015_A03 
  • Ammerlaan JJ, Scholtus LW, Drossaert CHC, van Os-Medendorp H, Prakken B, Kruize AA, Bijlsma JJ. Feasibility of a Website and a Hospital-Based Online Portal for Young Adults With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Views and Experiences of Patients. JMIR Research Protocols 2015;4(3):e102 DOI 10.2196/resprot.3952
  • Van Pelt PA, Drossaert CHC, Kruize AA, Huisman J, Dolhain RJEM, Wulffraat NM. Use and perceived relevance of health-related Internet sites and online contact with peers among young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Rheumatology (2015) 54 (10): 1833-1841. DOI 10.1093/rheumatology/kev193
  • Köhle N, Drossaert CHC, Schreurs KMG, Hagedoorn M, Verdonck-de Leeuw IM, & ET Bohlmeijer. (2015) A web-based self-help intervention for partners of cancer patients based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: a protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health 15:303. DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1656-y
  • Schotanus-Dijkstra M, Drossaert CHC, Pieterse ME, Walburg JA, Bohlmeijer ET. (2015).  Efficacy of a Multicomponent Positive Psychology Self-Help Intervention: Study Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial.  JMIR research protocols, 4(3), e105. DOI: 10.2196/resprot.4162.
  • Nota I, Drossaert CHC, Taal E & van der Laar (2014). Patient participation in decisions about Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs.  BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15: 333. doi:10.1186/1471-2474-15-333
  • Nota I, Drossaert CHC, Taal E & van der Laar (2014). Arthritis Patients’ motives for (not) wanting to be involved in medical decision making: a qualitative study. Clinical Rheumatology, 14 [epub ahead of print] doi:10.1007/s10067-014-2820-y http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10067-014-2820-y
  • Nota, I, Drossaert CHC, Taal E & van der Laar. (2014). Patients’ considerations in the decision-making process of initiating disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Arthritis Care & Research (in press) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acr.22531/abstract
  • Van der Vaart R, Drossaert CHC, Taal E, Vonkeman HE, Drossaers-Bakker WK, van de Laar MA (2014). Impact of patient-accessible Electronic Medical Records in rheumatology: use, satisfaction and effects on empowerment among patients.  BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15:102 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-15-102 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/15/102
  • Egmond S van, Heerings M, Sools A, van Duijvenbooden L & Drossaert C. (2014). De verhalen van patiënten in vier thema's. In S. van Egmond, M. Heerings & G. Munnichs (Eds.), Sterke verhalen uit het ziekenhuis. Leren van patientenervaringen met ziekenhuiszorg. Den Haag: Rathenau Instituut. http://www.rathenau.nl/publicaties/publicatie/sterke-verhalen-uit-het-ziekenhuis.html
  • Heerings, M., Egmond S van, Sools A., Duijvenbooden L van, Drossaert  (2014). What Can TA Learn from Patient Narratives: Using Narrative Methodology to Assess the Role of Patients in Dutch Hospitals. Proceedings from the PACITA 2013 Conference in Prague: Technology Assessment and Policy Areas of Great Transitions, p171-177.
  • Sools, A.M., Drossaert, C., Duijvenbooden, L. van & Heerings, M. (2014). Leren van patiëntenverhalen over kwaliteit van ziekenhuiszorg: Een narratieve benadering. Den Haag: Rathenau Instituut.
  • Korte J, Drossaert CHC, Westerhof GJ & Bohlmeijer ET. (2014). Life-review individually or in groups? An explorative analysis of social processes that facilitate or hinder the effectiveness of life-review. Aging & Mental Health  18 (3), pp. 376-384. doi:10.1080/13607863.2013.837140 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13607863.2013.837140
  • Van der Vaart R, Drossaert CHC, de Heus M, Taal E, van de Laar MA. (2013). Measuring Actual eHealth Literacy Among Patients With Rheumatic Diseases: a Qualitative Analysis of Problems Encountered Using Health 1.0 and Health 2.0 Applications. J Med Internet Res 2013;15(2):e27. doi:10.2196/jmir.2428 http://www.jmir.org/2013/2/e27/
  • Kwast, ABG, Drossaert CHC & Siesling S. Breast cancer follow-up: from the perspective of patients and health professionals. (2013) European Journal of Cancer Care, 22(6), p754-64. Doi: 10.1111/ecc.12094. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecc.12094/abstract
  • Van Uden-Kraan CF, Chinapaw MJM, Drossaert CHC, Verdonck-de Leeuw IM & Buffart LM. (2013). Cancer patients’ experiences with and perceived outcomes of yoga: results from focus groups. Supportive Care in Cancer.  doi: 10.1007/s00520-013-1728-4 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00520-013-1728-4
  • Baas N, de Jong MDT & Drossaert, CHC. Children’s Perspectives on Cyberbullying: Insights Based on Participatory Research. (2013) Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking 16 (4), pp. 248-253. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2012.0079. 
  • Ter Huurne ED, Postel MG, de Haan HA, Drossaert CH, DeJong CA (2013). Web-Based Treatment Program Using Intensive Therapeutic Contact for Patients With Eating Disorders: Before-After Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research 15(2):e12. doi:10.2196/jmir.2211 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/13/310
  • Van der Vaart R, Repping-Wuts H, Drossaert CHC, Taal E, Vonk MC, Van de Laar MAFJ. (2012) Needs for online information and support of patients with systemic sclerosis. Arthritis Care & Research 21 (7), pp. 1861-1870. doi: 10.1002/acr.21875. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acr.21875/abstract
  • Bouman M, Drossaert CHC & Pieterse (2012). Mark My Words: The Design of an Innovative Methodology to Track Down and Analyze Interpersonal Health Conversations in Web and Social Media. Journal of Technology in Human Services. 30:3-4, 312-326.             http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228835.2012.743394
  • Van der Vaart R, Drossaert CHC, Taal E & van der Laar (2012). Validation of the Dutch Functional, Communicative and Critical Health Literacy Scales. Patient Education & Counseling, 89, p82-88.  doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2012.07.014 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0738399112003229
  • Van der Vaart R, Drossaert CHC, Taal E & van der Laar (2012). Giving rheumatology patients online access to their electronic medical record: advantages, drawbacks and preconditions according to care providers. Rheumatology International  [Epub ahead of print]. Doi: 10.1007/s00296-012-2408-2 http://www.springerlink.com/content/r165681228861n55/
  • Verrips GHW, Brouwer L, Vogels T, Taal E, Drossaert CHC, Feeny D, Verheijden M & Verloove-Vanhorick PS. (2012) Long Term Follow up of Health-Related Quality of  Life In Very Low Birth Weight Young Adults. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 10, no49 doi:10.1186/1477-7525-10-49 http://www.hqlo.com/content/10/1/49
  • Van Uden-Kraan CF, Drossaert CHC, Taal E, Smit WM, Bernelot Moens HJ, Van de Laar MA (2011). Determinants of Engagement in Face-to-Face and Online Patient Support Groups. J Med Internet Res 2011;13(4):e106 doi:10.2196/jmir.1718 http://www.jmir.org/2011/4/e106/
  • Van der Vaart R, van Deursen AJ, Drossaert CHC, Taal E, van Dijk JA, van de Laar MA (2011) Does the eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) Measure What it Intends to Measure? Validation of a Dutch Version of the eHEALS in Two Adult Populations. J Med Internet Res 2011;13(4):e86. doi:10.2196/jmir.1840  http://www.jmir.org/2011/4/e86/
  • Ten Klooster PM, Oostveen JCM, Zandbelt LC, Taal E, Drossaert CHC, Harmsen EJ, Van de Laar MAFJ. (2011) Further validation of the 5-item Perceived Efficacy in Patient-Physician Interactions (PEPPI-5) scale in patients with osteoarthritis. Patient Education & Counseling 8(1), 125-3 doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2011.07.017 
  • Van der Vaart R, Drossaert CHC, Taal E & van der Laar. (2011) Predictors of current use and intention to use various online support tools by patients with rheumatic diseases. Rheumatology, 50, 1618-26.  doi:10.1093/rheumatology/ker161. http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/50/9/1618.full
  • Cranen K, Drossaert CHC, Braakman-Jansen A,  Brinkman E, IJzerman MJ & Vollenbroek (2011). Chronic pain patients’ perceptions of home telerehabilitation services. Health Expectations, 15, p339–350 doi: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2011.00668.x. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1369-7625.2011.00668.x/full
2010 en ouder
  • Vaart R, Drossaert CHC, Taal E & van der Laar (2010) Experiences and Preferences of Patients with Rheumatic Diseases Regarding an Interactive Health Communication Application; a qualitative study. International Journal on Advances in Life Sciences. http://www.iariajournals.org/life_sciences/lifsci_v2_n34_2010_paged.pdf
  • Drossaert S & Van Gemert-Pijnen (2010). ‘E-Health’. (p289-313) in: Lechner, Mesters & Bolman (eds.). Gezondheidspsychologie bij patiënten. Van Gorcum, Assen. ISBN 978 90 232 4620 6
  • Van Uden-Kraan CF, Drossaert CHC, Taal E, Seydel ER, van de Laar. (2010). Patient-initiated online support groups: motives for initiation, extent of success and success factors. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 16(1), 30-34.
  • Van Uden-Kraan, CF, Drossaert CHC, Taal E, Peek CB, Smit WM, Seydel ER & MAFJ van de Laar (2010). Experiences and attitudes of Dutch rheumatologists and oncologists with regard to their patients' health-related Internet use. Clinical Rheumatology, 29, p1229–1236
  • Van Til JA, Drossaert CHC, Punter AM,  IJzerman MJ. (2010) Shared decision-making among physiatrist and barriers and facilitators to implementation of shared decision-making and decision aids in rehabilitation medicine. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 42(6), p598-604.
  • Van Til JA, Drossaert CHC, Renzenbrink GJ, Snoek GJ, Dijkstra E, IJzerman MJ. (2010) Feasibility of web-based decision aids in neurological patients. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 16(1), 48-52.
  • Ten Klooster PM, Weekers AM, Eggelmeijer F, van Woerkom JM, Drossaert CHC, Taal E, Baneke JJ, Rasker JJ. (2010) Optimisme en/of pessimisme: Factorstructuur van de Nederlandse Life Orientation Test-Revised. Psychologie & Gezondheid 38, p89-100.
  • Van der Vaart R, Drossaert CHC, Taal E & MAFJ van de Laar (2010). Experiences and Preferences of Patients with Rheumatic Diseases Regarding an Interactive Health Communication Application. Conference Proceedings ETelemed 2010: Second International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, 2010. St Maarten 10-16 Feb. pp.64-71. DOI 10.1109/eTELEMED.2010.16
  • Van Uden-Kraan CF, Drossaert CHC, Taal E, Seydel ER, van de Laar MA (2009). Participation in Online Patient Support Groups Endorses Patients' Empowerment. Patient Education & Counseling, 74, 61-69.
  • Van Gestel, JPJ, Drossaert CHC, Van der Klink M, Taal, Kampelmacher M, Van Vught AJ. (2009). Ervaringen van kinderen en hun ouders met thuisbeademing. Tijdschrift Kindergeneeskunde, 77(3),131-135.
  • Van Uden-Kraan CF, Drossaert CHC, Taal E, Smit WH, Bernelot Moens HJ, Siesling S,  Seydel ER & van de Laar MAFJ. (2009) Health-related Internet use by patients with somatic diseases: frequency of use and characteristics of users. Journal for Informatics for Health and Social Care, 34(1), p18-29.
  • Van Uden-Kraan CF, Drossaert CHC, Taal E, Seydel ER, van de Laar MA (2008) Self-Reported Differences in Empowerment Between Lurkers and Posters in Online Patient Support Groups. J Med Internet Res, 10(2):e18, URL: http://www.jmir.org/2008/2/e18/
  • Van Uden-Kraan C.F., Drossaert C.H.C., Taal E., Shaw, B.R, Seydel  E.R.  & M.A.F.J. van de Laar. (2008). Empowering processes and outcomes of participation in online support groups for patients with breast cancer, arthritis and fibromyalgia. Qual Health Res, 18(3):405-17. URL: DOI: 10.1177/1049732307313429
  • Bode C., Drossaert CHC & Dijkstra E. (2007). Een verkennende studie naar de eigen beleving van het eigen ouder worden onder Turkse en Hindostaans-Surinaamse ouderen in Den Haag. Epidemiologisch Bulletin, tijdschrift voor volksgezondheid en onderzoek in Den Haag, 42(2), 26-32. 
  • Van Uden-Kraan C.F., Drossaert C.H.C.,  Taal E., Lebrun C.E.I., Drossaers-Bakker K.W., Smit W.M., Seydel  E.R.  & M.A.F.J. van de Laar (2008).  Coping with somatic illnesses in online support groups: do the feared disadvantages actually occur? Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 309–324. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2007.01.014
  • Veer J.T.B van ’t, Kraan, H.F, Drossaert, C.H.C.& Modde, J.M. (2006) Determinants that shape public attitudes towards the mentally ill: a Dutch public study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 42, 310 - 317.
  • Bruin-Claus, L. de, Drossaert, C.H.C., Pieterse, C.G. & Giesbers (2006).  Tanderosie en scholieren: hun kennis en risicogedrag en het effect van een voorlichtingsprogramma. TSG Tijdschrift Sociale Gezondheidszorg, 84 (2), 109-114
  • De Jong, E., Drossaert, C.H.C., Boer, H., Bruin,  L.M., Olde Reuver of Briel, A. (2005). Onderzoek naar de gedragsdeterminanten van Turkse vrouwen tussen 30-60 jaar bij deelname aan het bevolkingsonderzoek naar baarmoederhalskanker in de regio Twente. Tijdschrift voor Sociale Gezondheidwetenschappen (TSG), 83(3suppl), p61-62.
  • Drossaert, C., Brouwer, L., Van den Berg, S, Christenhusz, L. (2005). Multimedia patient education for patients undergoing bronchoscopy. Psychology & Health, vol 20 (1suppl), 71-72.
  • Drossaert, C.H.C., Boer, H.& Seydel, E.R. (2005). Women’s opinions about attending in breast cancer screening: stability of cognitive determinants during three rounds of screening. British Journal of Health Psychology, 10, p1-19.
  • Veer J.T.B van ’t, Kraan, H.F, Drossaert, C.H.C. & Modde, J.M. (2005). Destigmatisering door deconcentratie? Een Nederlandse bevolkingstudie naar het stigma van psychiatrische patiënten. Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, 47, 659 - 669
  • Taal, E. & Drossaert C.H.C. (2004). Ondersteuning reumapatiënten door middel van internet. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Reumatologie, 3, p. 37.
  • Heuvelman A., Gutteling J. & Drossaert S. (2004). Psychologie. Amsterdam, Boom. ISBN:90 8506 045 1.
  • Drossaert, C.H.C., Boer, H.& Seydel, E.R. (2003). Prospective study on determinants of repeat attendance and attendance patterns in breast cancer screening using the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Psychology and Health, 18, 551-565.
  • Drossaert, C.H.C., Boer, H., Seydel, E.R.(2002). Monitoring women's experiences during three rounds of breast cancer screening: results from a longitudinal study. Journal of Medical Screening, 9, 168-175.
  • Drossaert, C.H.C. Psychological determinants and consequences of repeat attendance in breast cancer screening. Thesis, University of Twente, 2002. ISBN 90-365-1801-6.
  • Drossaert, C.H.C., Boer, H., Seydel, E.R.(2001). Does mammographic screening and a negative result affect attitudes towards future breast screening? Journal of Medical Screening, 8, 204-212.
  • Drossaert, C.H.C., Boekema, A.G. Door kanker uit Balans. Gezinsbegeleiding bij kanker door eerstelijnspsychologen: evaluatie van een pilot in de IKST-regio. IKST, november 2001.
  • Drossaert, S. (2001). Recensie van: Donna Spruijt-Metz & André van Gageldonk. What determines the effectiveness of mass media campaigns targeting adolescent tobacco, alcohol and drug use? A review. Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap, 29(2), 135-138.
  • Drossaert, CHC, Boekema, AG, Boer H, Seydel ER. (1998) Psychosociale gevolgen van borstkankerscreening. Tijdschrift voor Gezondheidswetenschappen 1998, 76, p59-66.
  • Drossaert, C.H.C., Boer. H, Seydel, E.R. (1996). Perceived risk, anxiety, mammogram uptake and breast self examination of women with a family history of breast cancer: The role of knowing to be at increased risk. Cancer Detection and Prevention, 20(1), p76-85 (1996).
  • Drossaert, C.H.C. Samenvattende bespr. van: Hitch, P.J., Fielding, R.G. & Llewelyn, S.P. Effectiveness of self-help groups for cancer patients: a review (Psychology and Health, 9 (1994), 9, 437-448). Tijdschrift voor Gezondheidsbevordering, 1995, 16(1),  p 45.
  • Drossaert, C.H.C., Boer. H, Seydel, E.R. (1996) Health education to improve repeat participation in the Dutch breast cancer screening programme: evaluation of a leaflet tailored to previous participants.  Patient Education and Counseling, 28, p 121-131 (1996).
  • Drossaert, C.H.C., H. Boer & E.R. Seydel. Voorlichting en participatietrouw bij bevolkingsonderzoek naar borstkanker. Tijdschrift gezondheidsbevordering, 1994, 15, 14-27.
  • Seydel, E.R., Drossaert, C.H.C., Van Laar, I., Grol, M. Dialoog: Bevolkingsonderzoek naar borstkanker: de toepassing van een community-based benadering. Tijdschrift Gezondheidsbevordering, 14, p42-47, 1993
  • Wolffenbuttel, B.H.R., C.H.C. Drossaert & A.P. Visser. Determinants of injecting insulin in elderly patients with type II diabetes mellitus. Patient Education

UT Research Information System


Stans Drossaert is involved as a lecturer in the Bachelor Psychology and in the Mastertrack Health Psychology. She is coördinator of the mastertrack 'Health Psychology' and is involved in the following courses:

  • Module Social Behaviour (Ba-PSY)
  • Research Assignment (Ba-PSY)
  • Public Health Psychology (Ma-PSY)
  • Behavioural Medicine (Ma-PSY)

In addition, and she supervises students with their bachelor- and mastertheses or their internships in the field of Health Psychology.

Affiliated Study Programmes



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

  • The ‘Butterfly effect’ of self-compassion in informal caregiving(researcher: Renate Willems, in cooperation with  met prof dr Ernst Bohlmeijerand Dr Patricia Vuijk of the Rotterdam University of applied science).
  • Mental well-being and flourishing. Evaluation of the multicomponent positive psychology intervention “This is your life”. (researcher: Marijke Scotanus, in cooperation with the Trimbis Institute for Mental Helath and with  met prof dr Ernst Bohlmeijer and Dr Marcel Pieterse).
  • Psychological distress in partners of cancer patients: effectiviness on an online intervention based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)(researcher: Nadine Köhle, Financially supported by the Dutch Cancer Society, Alpe D’Huez, In samenwerking met Prof dr Ernst Bohlmeijer en Prof. dr Irma Verdonck van  het VU-MC.
  • Patient involvement in RA-treatment decisions; patient preferences, current practices and the development & evaluation of two computerized Patient Decision Aids (PtDA’s) (researcher: Ingrid Nota, Financially supported by the Dutch Arthritis foundation. In samenwerking met Dr Erik Taal en Prof. Dr Mart van de Laar)
  • Mark My Words: The design of a methodology to measure the impact of an entertainment-education internetseries. In samenwerking met Dr Martine Bouman van Centrum Media en Gezondheid en Dr Marcel Pieterse. Financed by ZON-MW.
  • E-health in Rheumatology; development and evaluation of an  ‘Interactive Health Communication Application’ for patients with Rheumatic disease (researcher:Roos van der Vaart. In samenwerking met dr Erik Taal en Prof. Dr  Mart van de Laar)

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room C143
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  C143
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands