Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1988
    Trainee in epidemiology at the International Agency for Cancer Research, Lyon, France

  • 1989 – 1991
    Epidemiologist at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Dept. of Epidemiology

  • 1990 – 1995
    Methodologist at the Departments of Clinical Oncology and of Surgery, LUMC

  • 1995 – 2000
    Senior Researcher at the Department of Medical Decision Making, LUMC

  • 2000 – 2006
    Associate Professor at the Department of Medical Decision Making, LUMC

  • since 2007
    Full Professor at the Department of Medical Decision Making, LUMC

Selected publications

  • Edelaar-Peeters Y, Putter H, Snoek GJ, Sluis TA, Smit CA, Post MW, Stiggelbout AM. The Influence of Time and Adaptation on Health State Valuations in Patients With Spinal Cord Injury. Med Decis Making. 2012 May 23 (Epub ahead of print)

  • Stiggelbout AM, Van der Weijden T, De Wit MPT, Frosch D, Légaré F, Montori VM, Trevena L, Elwyn G. Shared decision making: really putting patients at the centre of health care. BMJ 2012 Jan 27; 344: e256. doi: 10.1136/bmj

  • Vos J, Menko FH, Oosterwijk JC, van Asperen CJ, Stiggelbout AM, Tibben A. Genetic counseling does not fulfill the counselees' need for certainty in hereditary breast/ovarian cancer families: an explorative assessment. Psychooncology. 2012 Jul 9. doi: 10.1002/pon.3125. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Salzburg Global Seminar. Salzburg statement on shared decision making BMJ 2011; 342:d1745

  • Van Hezewijk M, Hille ETM, Scholten AN, Marijnen CAM, Stiggelbout AM, Van de Velde CJH.

    Professionals? opinion on follow-up in breast cancer patients; perceived purpose and influence of patients? risk factors. Eur J Surg Oncol 2011;37:217-24

  • Van Hezewijk M, Ranke GMC, Van Nes JGH, Stiggelbout AM, De Bock GH, Van de Velde CJH. Patients? needs and preferences in routine follow-up for early breast cancer; an evaluation of the changing role of the nurse practitioner. Eur J Surg Oncol 2011;37:765-73

  • Van der Weijden T, Van Veenendaal H, Drenthen T, Versluijs M, Stalmeier P, Koelewijn-van Loon M, Stiggelbout A, Timmermans D. Shared decision making in the Netherlands, is the time ripe for nationwide, structural implementation? Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes. 2011:105: 283-88

  • Vos J, Oosterwijk J, Gómez-García E, Menko F, Jansen A, Stoel R, van Asperen C, Tibben A, Stiggelbout A. Perceiving cancer-risks and heredity-likelihood in genetic-counseling: how counselees recall and interpret BRCA 1/2-test results. Clin Genet. 2011 Mar;79(3):207-218.

  • Peeters Y, Ranchor AV, Stiggelbout AM. Effect of adaptive abilities on utilities, direct or

    mediated by mental health? Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2010, 8:130

Selected projects

  • Liefers GJ, Stiggelbout AM, Van de Velde CJH. Elderly patients' preferences for early stage breast cancer treatment. Pink Ribbon; WO2012-6, 2012 – 2014

  • Liefers GJ, Stiggelbout AM, Van de Velde CJH. "Climb every mountain" – physical exercise in elderly breast cancer survivors. Alpes d?Huzes/Dutch Cancer Society; UL 2011-5263, 2012 – 2014

  • Stiggelbout AM, Van den Hout WB. Development and validation of a functioning scale for Cervical Radicular Syndrome, ZonMW 80-82310-97-12200, 2012 – 2014

  • Stiggelbout AM, De Haes JCJM, Nortier JWR. Communicating risk from prediction models in the clinical encounter, Dutch Cancer Society UL-2010-4805, 2011 – 2015

  • Peeters Y, Stiggelbout AM, Van den Hout WB. Web-based time trade-off incorporating interviewer help: efficiency with validity. ZonMw 80-82500-98-10211, 2011 – 2013

  • Hilders, ter Kuile, Stiggelbout, Louwe (LUMC), van Dulmen, van den Berg, Overbeek (VUMC). Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding fertility preservation in young females with cancer. DSW Healthcare, 2011

  • Ter Kuile, Stiggelbout, Kenter. Sexual complaints in female cancer survivors: Is there a need for treatment? Alpes d'Huzes/Dutch Cancer Society; UL 2010-4716, 2011 – 2015

  • Pieterse AH, Stiggelbout AM, Marijnen CAM. Tailored patient values elicitation task for rectal cancer treatment decision-making, Dutch Cancer Society UL-2009-4431, 2010 – 2014

  • Hilders CGJM (Nortier JWM, Stiggelbout AM, Ter Kuile MM). A decision aid for fertility preservation for young women with breast cancer: a randomized multi-center controlled trial, DSW Healthcare / Pink Ribbon, 2009 – 2013

  • Stiggelbout AM, Assendelft WJJ, Maes S. Health checks in vulnerable groups: the role of beliefs and expectations. Collaborating Dutch Health Funds – Program "Lekker Lang Leven", 2009 – 2013

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • President of the Society for Medical Decision Making, 2011 – 2012

  • Member National Advisory Committee International PsychoOncology Society World Congress, 2013

  • Chair LUMC research profile area "Health Innovation and Quality of Care" 2012 -

  • Member NFU-Faculty Executive Master Quality and Safety of Patient Care 2012-

  • Member Oncotyrol Center for Personalized Cancer Medicine Task Force Expert Panel 2012 -

  • Executive & Scientific Committee International Shared Decision Making meeting, Maastricht 2011

  • Member of the Consortium Gyneacologic studies The Netherlands 2010-

  • Member of the Privacy Committee of Dutch Hospital Data 2010-

  • Member of the Program Committee of the Leiden International Medical Student Conference 2011, 2013

  • Chair of the Committee on Information protection and personal data protection, Leiden University Medical Center 2008 -

  • Vice-chair of the subcommittee Research on Effectiveness and Efficiency, Program ?Prevention?, The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development – Medical Sciences (ZonMw) 2008-

Additional qualifications

1. Courses and postgraduate training attended (Scientific):

  • Decision making in aging populations: research and challenges (Drs. Diefenbach, Step, and Wu). Annual meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making 2011

  • Methods for cluster randomized trials of clinical decision support (Drs. Cebul, Dawson and Love). Annual meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making 2007

  • Brunswik's lens model and Social Judgement Theory (Dr. T. Stewart et al). Annual meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making 2005

  • Evaluating change in Health Related Quality of Life Measures. (Dr. K. Wyrwich), ISOQOL, Prague, 2002

  • Philosophical Ethics. First year class in Philosophy, Leiden University (Dr. A.M. Verbrugge), 2001

  • Antique Philosophy. First year class in Philosophy, Leiden University (Prof. dr. D. Th. Runia), 2002

2. Courses and training (Teaching, management, skills, competences)

  • What To Teach in Communication Skills Teaching: Skills and Structure. Prof. Silverman, Cambridge, April 2012

  • Leading Professionals Program, LUMC, 2011-2012

  • Curriculum Development in Communication Skills Teaching. Prof. Silverman, Cambridge, September 2011

  • Teaching Lectures. Leiden, ICLON 2008

  • Effective Executive Functioning and Management, LUMC, 2007-2008


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