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dr. L.I.M. Lenferink

Postdoc researcher
dr. L.I.M. Lenferink
E-mail:
l.i.m.lenferink rug.nl

Lonneke examines the consequences of, and care after, loss and trauma. In research projects among relatives of missing persons, homicidally bereaved people, people who have lost loved ones due to the MH17 disaster, earthquake survivors, and people bereaved by traffic accidents, she identifies risk factors of psychopathology and evaluates treatment effects.

Currently she is working on the following projects:

1) Treatment of disturbed grief after the death of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic
2020 - current

Aim: In two randomized clinical trial the effects of online grief treatment will be evaluated in people who lost a loved one during the pandemic.

Collaborators: drs. Lyanne Reitsma (Utrecht University), prof. dr. Paul A. Boelen (Utrecht University and Arq National Psychotrauma Centre), prof. dr. Jos de Keijser (Universit of Groningen), dr. Elisa van Ee (Pyschotrauma Centrum Zuid-Nederland) and drs. Marloes Eidhof (Psychotrauma Centrum Zuid-Nederland)

www.rouwencorona.nl

2) The TALE study: TGI-CA Assessment after Loss in Europe
2019 - current

Aim: to gain insights in the emotional consequences after the death of a loved one by using among other the Traumatic Grief Inventory-Clinician Administered (TGI-CA). These insights may help to improve support for bereaved people. The following questions may be answered after completion of this study: "What grief reactions do people experience after the death of a significant other?" and "Why do people cope differently with a loss?"

During this study data will be collected among Dutch and German-speaking bereaved people by telephone interviews.

Collaborators: drs. Minita Franzen (University of Groningen), dr. Carina Heeke (Freie Universität Berlin) en prof. dr. Paul A. Boelen (Utrecht University and Arq National Psychotrauma Centre).

3) Grief following MH17
2015 - current

Aim: to examine the course of symptoms over time in people who lost one or multiple significant others due to the plane disaster with flight MH17. Among others latent class growth modeling and cross-lagged panel analyses are used to analyze the data. Furthermore, the effectiveness of a treatment for this group will be evaluated in a randomized controlled trial.

Collaborators: prof. dr. Jos de Keijser (University of Groningen), prof. dr. Paul A. Boelen (Utrecht University and Arq National Psychotrauma Centre), prof. dr. Geert E. Smid (Centre '45 and Arq National Psychotrauma Centre), and dr. Angela Nickerson (University of New South Wales, Australia).

www.rouwnavliegrampmh17.nl

4) Trafvic
2018 - current

Aim: to identify risk factor for developing psychological complaints among peope who lost a significant other due to a traffic accident. In addition, the effectiveness of an online treatment for reducing psychopathology levels will be evaluated.

Collaborators: prof. dr. Jos de Keijser (University of Groningen), prof. dr. Paul A. Boelen (Utrecht University and Arq National Psychotrauma Centre), prof. dr. Geert E. Smid (Centre '45 and Arq National Psychotrauma Centre), and dr. Maarten Eisma (University of Groningen)

www.rouwnaverkeersongeval.nl

5) The therapeutic effects of "GriefHelp"
2018 - current

Aim: to evaluate the effectiviness of a psychological intervention for reducing prolonged grief symptoms in minors who lost a significant other.

Collaborators: prof. dr. Paul A. Boelen (Utrecht University and Arq National Psychotrauma Centre) and dr. Mariken Spuij (Utrecht University)

6) Grief disorder according to DSM-5 and ICD-11
2017- current

Aim: to evaluate the psychometric properties of diagnostic criteria for persistent complex bereavement disorder (DSM-5) and prolonged grief disorder (ICD-11). This is studied in validation studies of grief instruments, latent class analyses, and network analyses.

Collaborators: prof. dr. Paul A. Boelen (Utrecht University and Arq National Psychotrauma Centre), dr. Geert E. Smid (Centre '45 and Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group), dr. Maarten Eisma (University of Groningen), dr. Angela Nickerson (University of New South Wales, Australia), and dr. Mariken Spuij (Utrecht University)

7) Measurements Archive of Reactions to Bereavement from Longitudinal European Studies (MARBLES) project
2019 - current

Aim: to develop an international data-archive for secundary analyses on Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) grief data.

Collaborators: prof. dr. Paul A Boelen (Utrecht University and ARQ national psychotrauma centre) and Nancy Kassam-Adams (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA)

For more information see: https://www.global-psychotrauma.net/fair

Completed research projects:

1) Coping with the disappearance of a significant other (PhD-research L. Lenferink)
2014-2018

Aim: to examine the consequences of, and support after the long-term disappearance of a significant other.

Promotors: prof. dr. Jos de Keijser (University of Groningen) and prof. dr. Paul A. Boelen (Utrecht University and Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group)
Co-promotor: dr. Ineke Wessel (University of Groningen)

www.levenmetvermissing.nl

Collaborators: Victim Support the Netherlands, peer support group (de Vereniging Achterblijvers na Vermissing), Dutch national police, and Child Focus (Belgium)

2) Quality of life in patients with COPD
2014-2015

Aim: to develop a computarized adaptive test to assess the quality of life in patients with COPD.

Collaborator: dr. Muirne C. Paap (University of Twente)

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