dr. F. Sieverink (Floor)

Post-doc researcher

About Me

In august 2012, I graduated from the Master Communication Studies. In march 2013 I started working as a PhD student for the department Psychology, Health & Technology of the University of Twente. The overall objective of my PhD project is to examine the added value of the personal health record (PHR) e-Vita, as an integral approach of disease management for patients with diabetes type 2 (T2DM), chronic heart failure (CHF) or COPD.


Personal Health Records
Primary Health Care
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Self Care
Biomedical Technology


Recent Articles
Wagenaar, K. P., Rutten, F. H., Klompstra, L., Bhana, Y., Sieverink, F., Ruschitzka, F., ... Dickstein, K. (2017). ‘heartfailurematters.org’, an educational website for patients and carers from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology: objectives, use and future directions. European Journal of Heart Failure, 19(11), 1447-1454. DOI: 10.1002/ejhf.917
Kip, H., Sieverink, F., van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C., & Kelders, S. M. (2017). eHealth MOOC: Combining psychology, technology and health. 6th annual conference of the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health, Leiden, Netherlands.
Beerlage-de Jong, N., Wrede, C., van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C., & Sieverink, F. (2017). Storyboarding Persuasion to Match Personality Traits. In P. W. de Vries, & T. Van Rompay (Eds.), Persuasive Technology: Development and implementation of personalized technologies to change attitudes and behaviours (pp. 14-15)
Siemons, L., Sieverink, F., Vollenbroek, W., van de Wijngaert, L., Braakman-Jansen, A., & van Gemert-Pijnen, L. (2016). Big Data for personalized healthcare. International journal on advances in systems and measurements, 9(3/4), 220-229.
van Vugt, M., de Wit, M., Sieverink, F., Roelofsen, Y., Hendriks, S. H., Bilo, H. J. G., & Snoek, F. J. (2016). Uptake and Effects of the e-Vita Personal Health Record with Self-Management Support and Coaching, for Type 2 Diabetes Patients Treated in Primary Care. Journal of diabetes research, 2016(5027356), 5027356-. [5027356]. DOI: 10.1155/2016/5027356
van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C., Sieverink, F., Tjin-Kam-Jet-Siemons, L., & Wesselink, R. (2016). Bijeenkomst Twente TEACH. Paper presented at Bijeenkomst Twente TEACH, Almelo, Netherlands.
Sieverink, F., Kelders, S. M., Akkersdijk, S., Poel, M., Tjin-Kam-Jet-Siemons, L., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C. (2016). Work in progress: a protocol for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of log data from eHealth technology. In O. Kulyk, L. Siemons, H. Oinas-Kukkonen, & L. van Gemert-Pijnen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems co-located with the 11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (pp. 56-60)
Sieverink, F., Braakman-Jansen, L. M. A., Roelofsen, Y., Hendriks, S. H., Sanderman, R., Bilo, H. J. G., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C. (2014). The Diffusion of a Personal Health Record for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care. International journal on advances in life sciences, 6(3&4), 177-183.

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Research projects

The research project consists of three tracks:

Track 1: The system e-Vita. How is the PHR used on the long term, what usage patterns emerge and who are the actual users of e-Vita? Can we predict the use of a PHR like e-Vita on the basis of user characteristics, and how can we use this information to make PHRs more persuasive?

Track 2: Experiences of patients and caregivers. What influence do the perceptions and experiences of e-Vita users (patients as well as caregivers) have on the use and effects of e-Vita?

Track 3: Care processes. How can a PHR like e-Vita be implemented in the current care standards for the treatment of T2DM, CHF or COPD, in such a way that it is of added value?

With the use of log data, interviews, surveys and usability tests, both qualitative and quantitative data will be collected regarding the usage, users and the implementation of the PHR e-Vita. It is the first time that an integral evaluation of the use and implementation of a PHR for several chronic conditions is carried out.

The project is commissioned by Stichting Zorg Binnen Bereik (Foundation Care Within Reach) and is conducted in collaboration with the University Medical Centers of Utrecht and Leiden, the VU Medical Center Amsterdam and the Kenniscentrum Ketenzorg in Zwolle.

Supervisors in the study are prof. dr. J.E.W.C. (Lisette) van Gemert-Pijnen and prof. dr. R. (Robbert) Sanderman. Co-supervisors are dr. S.M. (Saskia) Keldersand dr. L.M.A. (Annemarie) Braakman-Jansen.

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

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

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