Dr. Saskia M. Kelders is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, Health and Technology at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands and extraordinary professor at Optentia Research Focus Area, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus. Her research interests are positive psychology, persuasive technology and digital interventions. She's now working on her VENI project on using individual engagement to personalize eHealth interventions. Methods used are, for example, analysis of log data, experimental studies and randomized controlled trials. Examples of interventions Saskia works on are web-based gamified interventions and mobile apps to increase wellbeing.

Expertise

  • Psychology

    • Health
    • Evaluation
    • Healthcare
    • Research
    • Behavior
  • Computer Science

    • User
  • Medicine and Dentistry

    • e-Health
    • Patient

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Publications

2024
2023
Correction to: effect of blended and unguided online delivery of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy versus care as usual on distress among cancer patients and survivors: protocol for the three-arm parallel randomized controlled Buddy trial (BMC Psychology, (2023), 11, 1, (21), 10.1186/s40359-023-01052-2)BMC psychology, 11, Article 43. Badaghi, N., van Kruijsbergen, M., Prins, J., Kelders, S., Cillessen, L., Compen, F., Donders, R., Kwakkenbos, L. & Speckens, A.https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-023-01083-9Effect of blended and unguided online delivery of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy versus care as usual on distress among cancer patients and survivors: protocol for the three-arm parallel randomized controlled buddy trialBMC psychology, 11(1), Article 21. Badaghi, N., van Kruijsbergen, M., Prins, J., Kelders, S., Cillessen, L., Compen, F., Donders, R., Kwakkenbos, L. & Speckens, A.https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-023-01052-2Implementation of virtual reality in healthcare: a scoping review on the implementation process of virtual reality in various healthcare settingsImplementation Science Communications, 4, Article 67. Kouijzer, M. M. T. E., Kip, H., Bouman, Y. H. A. & Kelders, S. M.https://doi.org/10.1186/s43058-023-00442-2Strength Back: The development and evaluation of a digital health intervention for spinal surgery patients based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and positive psychology. University of Twente. van der Horst, A. Y.https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036558617Exploring the added value of virtual reality biofeedback game DEEP in forensic psychiatric inpatient care—A qualitative studyFrontiers in psychology, 14, Article 1201485. Klein Haneveld, L., Kip, H., Bouman, Y. H. A., Weerdmeester, J., Scholten, H. & Kelders, S. M.https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1201485From Theory to Implementation in Practice: A Qualitative Case Study of the Implementation of Virtual Reality in Mental HealthcareGlobal Implementation Research and Applications (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Kip, H., Buitelaar-Huijsse, G. K. G., Kouijzer, M. T. E. & Kelders, S. M.https://doi.org/10.1007/s43477-023-00101-7STEM Students’ Academic Well-Being at University before and during Later Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Cohort and Longitudinal StudySustainability (Switzerland), 15(19), Article 14267. Nieuwenhuis, M., Aarntzen, L., Endedijk, M., van Veelen, R. & Kelders, S. M.https://doi.org/10.3390/su151914267

Research profiles

Current research projects

  • The development of an online positive psychology intervention with game-elements
  • Systematic review of the influence of persuasive technology on the adherence and effectiveness of web-based interventions
  • Study the added value of a web based interactive care platform (e-Vita) as an integral approach of disease management for patients with diabetes type 2, chronic heart failure or COPD (PhD project Floor Sieverink)

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University of Twente

Cubicus (building no. 41), room B114
De Zul 10
7522 NJ Enschede
Netherlands

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