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University Medical Center Groningen

drs. A.H. Buitenhuis

drs. A.H. Buitenhuis

Smoking related interactions in single-smoking couples: can dyadic planning improve cessation?  (Health Psychology, University Medical Center Groningen)

apr. 2015 – present

The aim of this project is three-fold: (1) to understand the attempts of the non-smoking partner to motivate the smoker to quit smoking, (2) to establish the effectiveness of partner support in the form of dyadic planning during a quit attempt and (3) to gain insight into the working-mechanisms of dyadic planning to optimize its effectiveness. This project will yield important insights into how single-smoking couples deal with smoking and which aspects of their relationship withhold or motivate the smoking partner to quit. Furthermore, it is the first step towards a novel, cost-effective intervention in which the non-smoking partner is involved to help the smoker to quit smoking.

Attitudes and Intentions towards Preconception Screening (Health Psychology, Genetics, University Medical Center Groningen)

sep. 2013 – aug. 2014

The UMCG developed a new preconception screening test. Couples could test whether they are carrier of one of 70 heritable diseases. This research was directed at the attitudes of Dutch couples (18-40 y/o) towards this test and how the test should be offered.

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Contact information

Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands

Health Psychology

Job title:
PhD student
5.25 (de Brug)