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University Medical Center Groningen

M.D. (Marco) Boonstra, MA

M.D. (Marco) Boonstra, MA
+31 6 5324 3985 (Telephone)


My researches aim to support patients with ‘limited literacy’, who have problems to understand and act on health information and communication, in their disease and treatment understanding and management. My main research focuses on chronic kidney disease (CKD) and limited health literacy (LHL). This project, Bridging the gap, is financed by the Social Sciences Call of the Dutch Kidney Foundation and aims to develop both a training for health care professionals to support patients with limited health literacy as well as the multimedial intervention ‘Keep a Grip on Your Kidneys’ for patients with all kind of visual information and advices to protect the kidneys. I am also part of a research team on social insurance literacy. With quantitative and qualitative methods our project on social insurance literacy aims to learn how literacy problems affect social insurance processes and what is needed to improve the support of people with these problems.
Last modified:19 April 2021 4.13 p.m.

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Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands

Department of Health Sciences

+31 6 5324 3985 (Telephone)