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Dr. P.F.M. Krabbe

Dr. Paul Krabbe
Dr. Paul Krabbe

Paul Krabbe (psychologist) is associate professor at the Department of Epidemiology and head of the unit Health Technology Assessment. He is an expert in (subjective) health-outcome measurement, with particular expertise in health status and ‘health-related quality of life’ (HRQoL).

With a master´s degree in psychology (University of Utrecht, 1989), he started as a researcher at the Department of Public Health (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and then took a PhD position there (defended in 1998). In 1997 he was appointed assistant professor at the Radboud University Medical Center. In 2004, as a visiting research fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Global Health (chaired by Christopher Murray), he started to investigate the use of modern scaling models as an alternative way to measure HRQoL. In 2010 he moved to his present appointment at the University Medical Center Groningen (University of Groningen).

Paul has been co-editor of the Journal of Quality of Life Research. He has authored and co-authored over 150 international publications on a wide range of empirical, methodological and theoretical topics in outcomes research. He has also contributed to book chapters. His work has won awards for research excellence and has prompted editorial replies. On several occasions he has organized and presented workshops at international conferences. He has supervised over 10 PhD projects (4 currently running).

Research interests

Measurement theory – Measurement models - Health concepts

Key publications

  • Krabbe PFM. The Measurement of Health and Health Status: Concepts, Methods and Applications from a Multidisciplinary Perspective. San Diego: Elsevier/Academic Press, 2016.
  • Groothuis-Oudshoorn CGM, van der Heuvel E, Krabbe PFM. A preference-based item response theory model to measure health: concept and mathematics of the multi-attribute preference response model. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2018; 18: 62.

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