Henriët van Middendorp's research while affiliated with Leiden University and other places

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Background Progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be delayed if patients engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors. However, lifestyle adherence is very difficult and may be influenced by problems in psychosocial functioning. This qualitative study was performed to gain insights into psychosocial barriers and facilitators for lifestyle adheren...
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Background Kidney failure and dialysis treatment have a large impact on a patient’s life. Patients experience numerous, complex symptoms and usually have multiple comorbid conditions. Despite the multitude of problems, patients often have priorities for improvement of specific aspects of their functioning, which would be helpful for clinicians to b...
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Persistent physical symptoms have a high prevalence and a large impact for patients and society. To date, treatment effects for these symptoms are often limited. Nocebo effects (i.e., negative outcomes that are not attributable to active treatment components) have a substantial influence on treatment success and can be established via learning thro...

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... Psychological distress symptoms often go hand in hand with deficits in energy, self-regulatory resources, memory, motivation, optimism, self-efficacy, and social support. These problems in patients' psychosocial functioning may form strong barriers for engagement in a healthy lifestyle [10][11][12]. For instance, recent systematic reviews showed that depressive symptoms among patients with type 2 diabetes were negatively associated with physical activity and dietary adherence [13], and that both depressive and anxiety symptoms predicted medication non-adherence among kidney transplant recipients [14]. ...