M.A.G. Sprangers


Medical Psychology
Amsterdam Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
E-mail: m.a.sprangers@amc.uva.nl

Fields of interest: 

quality of life, patient reported outcomes, response shift, genetic predisposition of quality of life


Recent publications:

M. A. G. Sprangers, N. K. Aaronson:
The role of health care providers and significant others in evaluating the quality of life of patients with chronic disease: A review.
J. Clin. Epidem. 45, 743-760 (1992)

M. A. G. Sprangers, M. Groenvold, J. I. Arraras, J. Franklin, A. Velde te, M. Muller, L. Franzini, A. Williams, J. C. J. M. Haes de, P. Hopwood, A. Cull, N. K. Aaronson, on behalf of the EORTC Study Group on Quality of Life:
The EORTC breast cancer specific quality of life questionnaire module (QLQ BR23): first results from a three country field study.
J. Clin. Oncol. 14, 2756-68 (1996)

C. E. Schwartz, M. A. G. Sprangers:
Methodological approaches for assessing response shift in longitudinal health-related quality-of-life research.
Soc. Sci. Med. 48, 1531-1548 (1999)

M. A. Sprangers, C. E. Schwartz:
Integrating response shift into health-related quality of life research: a theoretical model.
Soc. Sci. Med. 48 (11), 1507-1515 (1999)

M. A. Sprangers, E. B. de Regt, F. Andries, H. M. van Agt, R. V. Bijl, J. B. de Boer, M. Foets, N. Hoeymans, A. E. Jacobs, G. I. Kempen, H. S. Miedema, M. A. Tijhuis, H. C. de Haes:
Which chronic conditions are associated with better or poorer quality of life?
J. Clin. Epdimeiol. 53 (9), 895-907 (2000)

P. M. Fayers, M. A. G. Sprangers:
Understanding self-rated health.
Lancet 359 (9302), 187-188 (2002)

M. A .G. Sprangers:
Disregarding clinical trial-based patient-reported outcomes is unwarranted: Five advances to substantiate the scientific stringency of quality-of-life measurement.
Acta Oncol. 49 (2), 155-163 (2010)

M. A. G. Sprangers, J. A. Sloan, A. M. Barsevick, C. Chauhan, A. C. Dueck, H. Raat, S. Quiling, C. J. F. van Noorden, the GENEQOL Consortium:
Scientific imperatives, clinical implications, and theoretical underpinnings for the investigation of the relationship between genetic variables and patient-reported quality-of-life outcomes.
Qual. Life Res. 19, 1395-1403 (2010)

E. F. Taminiau-Bloem, F. J. Van Zuuren, M. A. Koeneman, B.D. Rapkin, M. R. M. Visser, C. C. E. Koning, M. A. G. Sprangers:
A ‘short walk’ is longer before radiotherapy than afterwards: a qualitative study questioning the baseline and follow-up design.
Health Qual. Life Outcom. 8, 69 (2010)

C. Tishelman, M. Lovgren, E. Broberger, K. Hamberg, M. A. G. Sprangers.
Are the most distressing concerns of patients with inoperable lung cancer adequately assessed? A mixed-methods analysis.
J Clin. Oncol. 28, 1942-1949 (2010)