Yvonne Korpershoek | Researcher | Research group Chronic Diseases

Yvonne Korpershoek


Yvonne Korpershoek MSc (1986), PhD candidate, has been working at the Research group Chronic Diseases since 2014. Her doctoral research focuses on the development of an mHealth intervention to promote self-management of exacerbations among COPD patients (M-ACZiE project of the TASTE research line).

In 2013, Yvonne completed her master’s in degree in Nursing Science. Her ambition is to make a substantial contribution towards optimising self-management support for COPD patients. She wants to achieve this through research and by bringing self-management to the attention of a new generation of healthcare professionals through education. Yvonne has been a lecturer for the bachelor programme in Nursing since 2016.

Part of her doctoral research involved the development of an mHealth intervention, based on a carefully phased process in which patients, healthcare professionals and experts in the field of design and behavioural sciences were involved. Yvonne won the Ureka Mega Challenge in 2017 with the idea for this intervention (then called 'Longaanval-app'). The first version of this app (Copiloot for COPD) has now been realised.

Fields of expertise

  • Self management of chronic patients
  • Healthcare technology
  • Qualitative research



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