16 & 17 June 2022  |  Egmond aan Zee



Dear colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the eleventh (10th real life) annual conference of the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH). Differently from all previous occasions, which have been held during the winter months, the ARPH conference of this year will be held at the end of spring, on June 16 and 17, 2022.

Hopefully the weather will provide us with the perfect scenery to connect research to strolling the beach, as the conference will be held at the seaside village Egmond aan Zee, in Hotel Zuiderduin. The conference will be hosted by members of the board of the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health.

We would like to extend a warm invitation to the conference, to exchange state-of-art research findings and innovative approaches concerning the field of psychology and health. By meeting fellow researchers throughout the field, the conference provides ample opportunities to inspire, exchange ideas and form collaborations.

In addition to traditional presentation formats such as symposia, oral and poster presentations, the program will facilitate interactive engagement of both junior and more senior researchers like workshops and the Meet a Mentor program. We are especially pleased to announce our distinguished keynote speakers at the conference:

  • Prof.dr. Andrea Evers (Leiden University)
  • Prof.dr. Rens van der Schoot (Utrecht University)
  • Prof.dr. Falko Sniehotta (University of Heidelberg, University of Newcastle)

We look forward to welcoming you in Egmond aan Zee upcoming June for an inspiring conference!

ARPH Conference Committee 2022

Ellen Smets (chair) | Catharine Evers | Nynke van der Laan | Henriët van Middendorp | Rob Ruiter 

More than 150 participants

+ A great beach location

= Networking & fun!


We proudly present our keynote speakers

Prof.dr. Andrea Evers - Leiden University
How our mind affects the body - The role of predictive processing of negative expectancies for somatic symptoms and conditions
Prof.dr. Rens van der Schoot - Utrecht University
A Gentle Introduction to Bayesian Statistics
Prof.dr. Falko Sniehotta - University of Heidelberg, University of Newcastle
Maintaining weight loss – towards a psychological theory of long term behavioural weight management


Click on the Friday tab to see the program on the second conference day.


09.00 - 10.00

Welcome & Registration

10.00 - 10.15


Chair: Ellen Smets  |  Room: Abdijzaal

10.15 - 11.00

Keynote lecture: How our mind affects the body - The role of predictive processing of negative expectancies for somatic symptoms and conditions

Prof. dr. Andrea Evers

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 - 12.45


Session 1A

Oral presentations: Health behaviour

Chair: Janet Boekhout | Room: 402

Misperceived eating norms: Assessing pluralistic ignorance in the food environment

Reinoud Moojen

Psychosocial determinants of lifestyle change after a cancer diagnosis: a systematic review of the literature.

Meeke Hoedjes

Examining Perceptions of the Protein Transition: Mapping Consumers’ Mental Models

Lieke van den Boom

Sitting patterns in cardiovascular disease patients: Comparison with healthy controls and impact of cardiac rehabilitation

Pam ten Broeke

Session 1B

Oral presentations: COVID-19

Chair: Dimitri van Ryckeghem | Room: 403

“It Really Is an Elusive Illness” – Post-COVID-19 Illness Perceptions and Recovery Strategies of Recovered and NonRecovered Patients

Gerko Schaap

Different Associations of Post-Traumatic Growth and WellBeing among the Dutch General Population during the COVID19 Pandemic

Denise Blom

Pandemic coping and COVID-19 preventive behaviors among cancer survivors

Jeanine Guidry

Long COVID: the interplay of persisting fatigue and goal flexibility

Sarah Maes

Session 1C

Symposium: Understanding healthy and sustainable eating behavior to improve individual and planetary health

Chair: Vera Barbosa Araujo Soares Sniehotta
Discussant: Vera Barbosa Araujo Soares Sniehotta
Convenors: Sanne Raghoebar & Sofia Wolfswinkel
Room: 404

How experts perceive healthy and sustainable dietary behaviour: A qualitative study among an interdisciplinary panel.

Sanne Raghoebar & Anouk Mesch

Systems map explaining food behaviours that affect consumption of protein sources: results from a multidisciplinary expert panel and literature

Christa Blokhuis

One's meat another's poison? Different norm perceptions across meat consumers

Sofia Wolfswinkel

Behaviour Change for sustainable healthy diets: what do we know?

Vera Barbosa Araujo Soares Sniehotta

12.45 - 13.30


13.30 - 14.45


Session 2A

eHealth & technology demonstrations

Chair: Nynke van der Laan | Room: 402

Usability, cybersickness and working mechanisms of virtual reality for chronic pain in Rheumatoid Arhritis.

Anna de Jong

Mydiamate: implementing self-guided web-based Support for mental health in type 1 diabetes.

Jiska Embaye

Experiencing a different body size in VR: the effects of an overweight avatar body on intentions to eat healthy, and the moderating role of visuotactile stimulation

Nadine van der Waal

Hospital Hero – an app to support children and their families in the child’s hospital journey

Charlotte Poot

Session 2B

Oral presentations: Mindfulness

Chair: Maya Schroevers | Room: 403

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Fatigue in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Results of a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

Quirine Bredero

The Associations between Mindfulness and Heart Rate Variability: A Systematic Review

Puttichai Tungtong

Are benefits of mindfulness-based interventions related to decreased or increased egocentric functioning?

Ivan Nyklicek

Mindfulness effects on stress beyond placebo effects

Kaya Peerdeman

Session 2C

Symposium: Mental health and well-being in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherlands

Chair: Marijn de Bruin – Convenor: Saskia Euser – Room: 404

Longitudinal trends in mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cohort study in the Netherlands

Wijnand van den Boom

Positives of a pandemic

Jet Sanders

Social isolation as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed-method approach

Saskia Euser

Are Online Media and Fear Associated with Mental Wellbeing and Behavioural Compliance with COVID-19?

Brittany M.C. Chan

14.45 - 15.45

Tea break & posters

Please click the tab Posters for an overview


Chair: Catharine Evers  |  Room: Abdijzaal

15.45 - 16.45

Keynote lecture: A Gentle Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

Prof. dr. Rens van der Schoot

16.45 - 18.15

ERC Workshop Visualization Sara Sprinkhuijzen

Chair: Saar Hommes | Room: 402

The workshop Data Visualization is targeted at young (PhD) researchers, although senior researchers are also welcome. In the workshop, Sara Sprinkhuizen (from the Data Vision lab) will walk you through the theoretical and practical foundation of visual data. What are the strengths and pitfalls of our visual brain? How do you extract data from a visualization and what should you keep in mind when visualizing your own data? In the second part, specific attention is paid to scientific data visualization. How do you go from hard data to a comprehensible story? And what is the difference and practical use of explanatory versus exploratory data visualizations?

Workshop on Inclusive Research

Room: Abdijzaal

A workshop on the practice of Inclusive Research will be introduced and moderated by Marrie Bekker, professor at Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Principle educator at the RINO and  Endowed Professor at the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Clinical Psychology of the Free University. Marrie combines  scientific and therapeutic work in mental health and works on diversity dimensions of mental health, e.g., gender and ethnicity. For this domain, she developed the concept of diversity competence, and leads various (inter)national research groups.

18.15 - 19.15

Social Event

Beach (or Abdijzaal in case of bad weather)

19.30 - 21.00


Hotel Restaurant

21.00 - 01.00

Beats, Bowling & Beverages

Bowling Center Hotel



Room: Abdijzaal

08.45 - 09.30

ARPH members meeting

Room: Abdijzaal

09.30 - 10.00

PhD award

Chair: Dimitri van Ryckeghem | Room: Abdijzaal

10.00 - 11.00

Keynote lecture: Maintaining weight loss – towards a psychological theory of long term behavioural weight management

Prof. dr. Falko Sniehotta

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 - 12.45


Session 3A

Oral presentations: Interventions and chronic diseases

Chair: Henriët van Middendorp | Room: 402

Decision making about curative esophageal cancer treatment: variation in clinicians’ communication behavior

Loïs van de Water

Long-Term Effects on Loneliness of a Computer-Tailored Intervention for Older Adults With Chronic Diseases: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Janet Boekhout

eHealth to improve psychological functioning and selfmanagement of chronic kidney disease: a randomized controlled trial

Katja Cardol

A practical guide for patient and public involvement in eHealth intervention research – experiences from two case projects.

Milon van Vliet

Session 3B

Oral presentations: Somatic and stress symptoms

Chair: Meeke Hoedjes | Room: 403

Peri-operative e-CBT to prevent chronic post-operative pain after breast cancer surgery

Madelon Peters

Pain, Should You Expect the Best or Worst? The Influence of the Magnitude of Pain Expectations on Pain Experiences

Suzanne Derksen

Post-traumatic stress symptoms and partner-oriented selfregulation in burn survivors and their partner

Elise Boersma-van Dam

Early risk stratification of persistent somatic symptoms based on routine care data from Dutch general practices

Willeke Kitselaar

Session 3C

Symposium: Understanding COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the Netherlands

Chair: Matthijs Lambooij
Discussants: Danielle Timmermans & Mattijs Lambooij
Convenors : Floor Kroese & Mattijs Lambooij
Room: 404

Longitudinal analyses of switching preferences of people for COVID-19 vaccination

Floor Kroese

Reasons for covid-19 vaccination among unvaccinated people

Anne Buitenhuis

The influence of pausing AstraZeneca vaccinations on COVID-19 vaccination perceptions: A repeated survey study in the Netherlands

Marion de Vries

Tackling COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among university students using Intervention Mapping

Tugce Varol

Session 3D


Room: 401

Please join the meeting of the Dutch Platform for Health and Medical Psychology (PGMP, Platform voor Gezondheids- en Medische Psychologie). We will present the first results of our workgroups in the area of research and strategy (e.g., distribution of professor positions), teaching (e.g., master specializations) and clinical practice (e.g., guidelines in the area of health and medical psychology) in the Netherlands.

12.45 - 13.30


13.30 - 14.45


Session 4A

Oral presentations: Interventions to change behavior

Chair: Ann Desmet | Room: 402

The moderating role of consumer habits in nudging vegetarian options: a field study.

Tina Venema

The effectiveness of nudging healthy food choices across different dimensions of socio-economic status

Laurens van Gestel

Cognitive Bias Modification against fatigue in different patient populations. User acceptance and preliminary effects

Jody Geerts

This could be me: The influence of narrativity and self-efficacy on fear appeal effectiveness and psychophysiological indicators of fear

Hendrik Engelbrecht

Session 4B

Oral presentations: Fatigue and quality of life

Chair: Rob Ruiter | Room: 403

A long term follow up study to determine the contribution of psychological factors to Quality of life after endometriosis surgery

Zoë Boersen

This presentation is cancelled

Design of a toolkit for holistic monitoring of cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer patients

Kim Wijlens

The relation between cognitive-behavioural responses to symptoms in patients with long term medical conditions and the outcome of cognitive behavioural therapy for fatigue

Marieke de Gier

Fatigue as symptom of long-COVID in relation to sleep quality and daily activities

Christina Bode

Session 4C

Symposium: Mental health among vulnerable populations

Chair: Sarah Stutterheim  |  Convenor : Sarah Stutterheim  |  Room: 404

Mental health up to 12 months following COVID-19 in individuals with and without persistent symptoms

Anouk Verveen

Childhood socioeconomic position and adult (mental) health: Psychological capital and social support as protective factors?

Karlijn Massar

Mental health of men who have sex with men: An intersectional approach

John de Wit

Digital Minority Stress: Mental health of men-having-sex-with-men (MSM) experiencing exclusion, surveillance, and discrimination online

Kai J. Jonas

Psychological, social, and health correlates of HIV stigma: Cross-sectional results from the Netherlands

Sarah Stutterheim

14.45 - 15.15

Tea break

15.15 - 16.30


Session 5A

Oral presentations: Interpersonal interaction

Chair: Catharine Evers | Room: 402

Is volunteering effective against loneliness?

Jessica Morton

“Keep your distance for me”: A field experiment on empathy prompts to promote distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jeroen Benjamins

Adolescents' self-determined motivation to learn about safe sex: Preliminary findings from an explorative experimental study testing the effect of an autonomy-supportive tone of voice and the role of identification in online sex education

Thomas Gültzow

Chemsex and chemsex associated substance use among men who have sex with men: The need for national and global integration and differentiation

Haoyi Wang

Session 5B

Oral presentations: eHealth and innovative techniques

Chair: Anne van Dongen | Room: 403

Effectiveness and acceptability of conversational agents for smoking cessation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Linwei He

Developing an app that promotes responsible SABA use in people with asthma: A participatory design

Liselot van den Berg

Bridging the digital divide: Developing a guideline for eHealth professionals to tailor eHealth interventions for people with a low socioeconomic position

Isra Al-Dhahir

How Cancer Patients Use the Internet to Search for Health Information: A Think-Aloud Study

Pascale Kwakman

Session 5C

Symposium: To test or not to test? Understanding COVID-19 test behavior in the Netherlands

Chair: Marijn de Bruin
Discussant : Marijn de Bruin
Convenors : Mart van Dijk & Marijn de Bruin
Room: 404

Adherence to test, trace, and isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherlands

Mart van Dijk

Availability and Advice on Test uptake: a vignette study on self-testing policy

Colene Zomer

The impact of evidence-based mass media messaging on COVID-19 test uptake

Marijn de Bruin

The effect of proximity of COVID-19 test facilities on test uptake: Two quasi-experimental trials

Jet Sanders


Room: Abdijzaal


Conference closing + best poster & best presentation awards

Room: Abdijzaal


Presented on Thursday June 16 between 14.45 - 15.45 hrs

Development process and alpha & beta testing of patient decision aids for different treatment decisions in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer

Rosalie Koot

Characteristics of patients with advanced cancer preferring not to know prognosis: a multicenter survey study

Naomi van der Velden

Student profiles on engagement and exhaustion; associations with study behaviour, wellbeing and academic achievement

Elisabeth Klinkenberg

Communicating pre-emptive pharmacogenomic results to biobank participants

Jacobien Niebuur

Persona development for improved eHealth intervention for cardiovascular disease patients

Sara Hondmann

Future-self of avatar? A focus group study on user experiences of two identity-related interventions to promote physical activity

Kristell Penfornis

“What matters to you?” – The development of a personalized instrument for use in healthcare and clinical trials

Judith Tommel

The assessment of fatigue in a transdiagnostic chronic medical population: a discriminant content validity study

Sarah Maes

What is needed to utilize the teachable moments for lifestyle change around acute cardiac events in practice

Michelle Brust

Personalised patient testimonials: communicating personalized patient reported outcomes in stories

Saar Hommes

A sneak peek into pediatric healthcare providers knowledge and opinions about placebo-related treatment applications in child hospital care

Henriët van Middendorp

'Ademgenoot' - a serious game to motivate and empower asthma patients in adherence to their maintenance medication: a user-centered design study

Charlotte Poot

Long COVID awareness and COVID-19 preventive behaviors

Jeanine Guidry

When nudgees become nudgers: Exploring the use of self-nudging to promote fruit intake

Merije van Rookhuijzen


€ 290

Participation Thursday & Friday

Coffee breaks, lunches & dinner

Social evening program

Shuttle bus from Alkmaar Station

ARPH Membership 2022

Junior Researchers

€ 240

Participation Thursday & Friday

Coffee breaks, lunches & dinner

Social evening program

Shuttle bus from Alkmaar Station

ARPH Membership 2022


The ARPH is organizing another “Meet a mentor” program at the conference. Junior researchers are given the opportunity to schedule a 30-60 minute meeting with a senior researcher (mentor) at the conference. Before this meeting, the juniors will send a short summary of their research and some questions they would like to discuss to the mentor.


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