Janke Oosterhaven | Researcher | Research group Lifestyle and Health

Janke Oosterhaven


Janke Oosterhaven performed a PhD research at the University of Amsterdam on patients with chronic pain, who dropout in interdisciplinary pain management programmes. Two research questions were: What predicts why patients with chronic pain dropout? What are patient perspectives in interdisciplinary pain management programmes?

2011 – present: researcher at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Research Centre for Innovations in Healthcare, Researchgroup Lifestyle and Health
2012 – present: PhD student at the University of Amsterdam, PREPGO study, Promotor: Prof. dr. W.L.J.M. Devillé (UVA), copromotor: dr. H. Wittink.
2008 – present: Lecturer Institute Movement studies, Bachelor/Master
2001-2004 University of Applied Sciences Bachelor Physiotherapy
1997-2001 Master Human Movement Sciences Rijksuniversiteit Groningen


The first step in tailoring patient education for a health care provider is to acknowledge the expertise of the patient and to identify his/her information needs.


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