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Metting, dr. Esther

Esther Metting

Esther Metting works as an Assistant Professor eHealth at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and at the Faculty of Economics and Business. Metting has a background is in psychology and epidemiology. Her main research focus is the exciting field of health and technology (eHealth). "Unfortunately, not everyone can benefit from the benefits of eHealth due to poor health and digital literacy. This is a problem because these vulnerable groups have a poorer health status on average and would benefit most from eHealth programmes." In her daily work, she uses knowledge from epidemiology, behavioural and implementation sciences to improve the uptake of eHealth schemes. The overall aim of her research is to make eHealth accessible for everyone.

Metting has worked as project leader eHealth in a large health care organization and is active as board member or advisor in several patient organisations. Her unique experience in clinical, behavioural and implementation science have led to a solid and multidisciplinary basis for health research. Her goal is to use her talent, experience and passion for science to improve scientific knowledge in the field of eHealth.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Metting has been involved in several COVID-19 projects including the evaluation of the CoronaMelder for the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the evaluation of the COVID-19 rapid-testing centre for teaching-related activities in Groningen and research into the CoronaCheck app.

Previously in the news (mostly in Dutch)



Metting, E. (2021, Jun 1). Doorlopende evaluatie CoronaCheck.
Metting, E. (2021). Doorlopende evaluatie CoronaCheck Tussenrapportage juli 2021 opgesteld door het onderzoeksteam onder leiding van Prof. dr. Wolfgang Ebbers. Rapportage CoronaCheck.
Metting, E. (2021). Rational selection of inhalation devices in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by means of the System of Objectified Judgement Analysis (SOJA). European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy: Science and Practice.


Abdel-Aal, A., Jordan, R., Adab, P., Adam, R., Barnard, A., Bouloukaki, I., Van Boven, J. F. M., Chavannes, N., Dickens, A., Van Gemert, F., Escarrer, M., Haroon, S., Kayongo, A., Kirenga, B., Kocks, J., Kotz, D., Lisspers, K., Newby, C., Mcnulty, C., ... Williams, S. (2020). Identification of important respiratory research themes relevant to primary care: qualitative analysis of round 1 of the 2020 International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) Research Prioritisation Exercise. European Respiratory Journal, 56.
Baron, A. J., Flokstra-De Blok, B. M. J., Van Heijst, E., Meijer, J. M., Metting, E. E., Riemersma, R. A., Kerstjens, H. A. M., & Kocks, J. W. H. (2020). Patient characteristics that guide medication advice for primary care COPD patients in an electronic service: preliminary results. European Respiratory Journal, 56(suppl 64).
Baron, A. J., Flokstra-de Blok, B. M. J., van Heijst, E., Riemersma, R. A., Sonnenschein-van der Voort, A. M. M., Metting, E., & Kocks, J. W. H. (2020). Prevalence of Asthma Characteristics in COPD Patients in a Dutch Well-Established Asthma/COPD Service for Primary Care. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 15, 1601-1611.
Peters-Geven, M. M., Rollema, C., Metting, E. I., van Roon, E. N., & de Vries, T. W. (2020). The Quality of Instructional YouTube Videos for the Administration of Intranasal Spray: Observational Study. JMR Medical Education, 6(2), [e23668].
Bins, J. E., Metting, E. I., Muilwijk-Kroes, J. B., Kocks, J. W. H., & In 't Veen, J. C. C. M. (2020). The use of a direct bronchial challenge test in primary care to diagnose asthma. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 30(1), [45].


Metting, E. I., Verhallen, L., & De Jong, C. (2019). Barriers and facilitators of developing and implementing eHealth applications: a questionnaire study with eHealth professionals. European Respiratory Journal, 54.
Metting, E., Baron, A-J., Chavannes, N. H., Tran, A., Van Luenen, S., & De Jong, C. (2019). Evaluation of a pharmacy based personal health record by elderly respiratory patients. European Respiratory Journal, 54.
Baron, A. J., Flokstra-De Blok, B. M. J., Heijst, V. E., Riemersma, R. A., Sonnenschein-Van der Voort, A. M. M., Metting, E. I., & Kocks, J. W. H. (2019). Prevalence of asthma characteristics in COPD patients in a Dutch well-established asthma/COPD service for primary care. European Respiratory Journal, 54.
Román-Rodríguez, M., Metting, E., Gacía-Pardo, M., Kocks, J., & van der Molen, T. (2019). Wrong inhalation technique is associated to poor asthma clinical outcomes. Is there room for improvement? Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, 25(1), 18-26.


Metting, E., Schrage, A. J., Kocks, J. W., Sanderman, R., & van der Molen, T. (2018). Assessing the Needs and Perspectives of Patients With Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Patient Web Portals: Focus Group Study. JMIR formative research, 2(2), [e22].
Metting, E. I. (2018). Development of patient centered management of asthma and COPD in primary care. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
Kocks, J., Van Dijk, L., Luers, J., Messlaki, H. E., Jaarsveld, X. V., & Metting, E. (2018). Inhaler preferences and satisfaction of asthma and COPD patients. Poster session presented at 28th International Congress of the European-Respiratory-Society (ERS), Paris, France.
Metting, E. I., Hagedoorn, P., Schokker, S., Van Heijst, E., Klemmeier, T., Steurs, M., Ettema, R., Burger, K., Rodriguez, M. R., Tsiligianni, I., Van der Molen, T., & Kocks, J. (2018). Towards a new inhaler instruction method based on based findings from the Inhaler Research Workgroup study. European Respiratory Journal, 52.


Westerik, J. A. M., Metting, E. I., van Boven, J. F. M., Tiersma, W., Kocks, J. W. H., & Schermer, T. R. J. (2017). Associations between chronic comorbidity and exacerbation risk in primary care patients with COPD. Respiratory Research, 18(31).
Metting, E., Lieshout, M., Hagedoorn, P., Schokker, S., van Heijst, E., Klemmeier, T., Roman-Rodriguez, M., Tsilligianni, I., van der Molen, T., & Kocks, J. (2017). Asthma and COPD patient characteristics and illness perceptions related to inhaler technique. European Respiratory Journal, 50(Suppl. 61).
Metting, E., Kocks, J. W. H., & Schrage, A. (2017, Dec 1). Social problemen bij astma en COPD.
Metting, E., Hagedoorn, P., Schokker, S., Van Heijst, E., Klemmeier, T., Lieshout, M., Hoving, H., Otermann, V., Tameling, M., Postma, W., Ettema, R., Roman-Rodriguez, M., Tsilligiani, I., Van der Molen, T., Kocks, J., & Burger, K. (2017). The curious incident of the inhaler using dog and other remarkable inhaler technique stories from real-life clinical practice. An IRW study. European Respiratory Journal, 50(Suppl. 61).


Metting, E. I., In 't Veen, J. C. C. M., Dekhuijzen, P. N. R., van Heijst, E., Kocks, J. W. H., Muilwijk-Kroes, J. B., Chavannes, N. H., & van der Molen, T. (2016). Development of a diagnostic decision tree for obstructive pulmonary diseases based on real-life data. ERJ Open Research, 2(1), [00077-2015].
Metting, E. I., Riemersma, R. A., Kocks, J-W. H., Piersma-Wichers, M. G., Sanderman, R., & van der Molen, T. (2016). Een astma/COPD-dienst voor de huisartsenpraktijk. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 160(27), [D281].
Westerik, J. A. M., Metting, E., van Boven, J. FM., Tiersma, W., Kocks, J. W. H., & Schermer, T. R. J. (2016). Impact of chronic comorbidity on the occurrence of exacerbations in primary care patients with COPD: preliminary results from a real-life cohort database study. European Respiratory Journal, 48(S60), [PA871].
Metting, E., Van Der Molen, T., & Kocks, J. (2016). Loneliness and lack of social support severely influences patients' quality of life. Secondary findings from our focusgroup study in asthma and COPD patients. European Respiratory Journal, 48(Supplement 60), [PA729].
Tsiligianni, I., Metting, E., van der Molen, T., Chavannes, N., & Kocks, J. (2016). Morning and night symptoms in primary care COPD patients: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study. An UNLOCK study from the IPCRG. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 26, [16040].
Metting, E., Van Den Berg, J., Van Heijst, E., Kocks, J., & Van Der Molen, T. (2016). We provided patients with patients oriented diagnosis and treatment advice from their lung assessments using an algorithm. It was feasible and in general well appreciated by our patients. European Respiratory Journal, 48(Supplement 60), [PA3934].


Metting, E. I., Kocks, J. W. H., & Van Der Molen, T. (2015). Combination therapy versus separate therapy in real-life primary care asthma patients. European Respiratory Journal, 46, [PA1244].
Metting, E. I., Riemersma, R. A., Kocks, J. H., Piersma-Wichers, M. G., Sanderman, R., & van der Molen, T. (2015). Feasibility and effectiveness of an Asthma/COPD service for primary care: A cross-sectional baseline description and longitudinal results. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 25, [14101].


Metting, E., Schrage, T., Wennemars, J. W., Riemersma, R., Kocks, J., Sanderman, R., & Van Der Molen, T. (2014). How do asthma and COPD patients think about a patient web portal? Results from a focusgroup study. P3031. Abstract from European-Respiratory-Society (ERS) International Congress, Milan, Italy.
Kocks, J. W. H., Weatherall, M., Metting, E. I., Riemersma, R. A., Fingleton, J., Van Der Molen, T., & Beasley, R. (2014). Phenotyping airways disease by cluster analysis in primary care: 6 distinct clusters identified. European Respiratory Journal, 44(suppl 58), [1977].


Metting, E., Riemersma, R., Sanderman, R., Van Der Molen, T., & Kocks, J. (2013). Favorable results from a Dutch asthma/COPD service for primary care. P277. Abstract from European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2013, Barcelona, Spain.


Metting, E. (2010). Pilotonderzoek behandeltraject constitutioneel eczeem. s.n.
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