Oreel, T. H., Nieuwkerk, P. T., Hartog, I. D., Netjes, J., Vonk, A.B.A., Lemkes, J., van Laarhoven, H. W. M, Scherer-Rath, M., Sprangers, M. A. G. Henriques, P. S. (2020). Gender differences in quality of life in coronary artery disease patients with comorbidities undergoing coronary revascularization. PloS ONE 15(6). PDF: Link

Hartog, I., Scherer-Rath, M., Kruizinga, R., Netjes, J., Henriques, J., Nieuwkerk, P., Sprangers, M. & Van Laarhoven, H. (2020). Narrative meaning making and integration: Toward a better understanding of the way falling ill influences quality of life. Journal of health psychology  25(6), 738-754.  PDF: link



Hartog, I. D., Willems, D. L., Van Den Hout, W. B., Scherer-Rath, M., Oreel, T. H., Henriques, J. P. S., Nieuwkerk, P. T., Van Laarhoven, H. W. M., & Sprangers, M. A. G. (2019). Influence of response shift and disposition on patient-reported outcomes may lead to suboptimal medical decisions: A medical ethics perspective. BMC Medical Ethics 20(1). PDF: Link

Hartog, I. D., Scherer-Rath, M., Oreel, T. H., Netjes, J. E., Henriques, J. P. S., Lemkes, J., Vonk, A., Sprangers, M. A. G., Nieuwkerk, P. T., & Van Laarhoven, H. W. M. (2019). Reconstructing Disruptive Life Events Using the RE-LIFE Questionnaire: Further Validation of the “Narrative Meaning Making of Life Events” Model Using Multiple Mediation Analysis. Journal of Empirical Theology32(2), 251–280. PDF: Link 

Oreel, T. H., Borsboom, D., Epskamp, S., Hartog, I. D., Netjes, J. E., Nieuwkerk, P. T., Henriques, P.S., Scherer-Rath, M., van Laarhoven, H.W.M. & Sprangers, M. A. (2019). The dynamics in Health-Related Quality of Life of patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease were revealed: a network analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 107, 116-123. PDF: Link



Schwartz, C. E., Michael, W., Zhang, J., Rapkin, B. D., & Sprangers, M. A. (2018). Assessing reserve-building pursuits and person characteristics: psychometric validation of the Reserve-Building Measure. Quality of Life Research 27, 423-436. PDF: Link

Getting to the Heart of Quality of Life. Interview with Mirjam Sprangers about the study Improving the conceptualisation and measurement of quality of life of patients with multiple chronic morbidities, exemplified by patients with cardiac disease undergoing cardiac intervention”. EU Research, 2018. PDF: Link


Kruizinga, R.*, Hartog, I. D.*, Scherer-Rath, M., Schilderman, J. B. A. M., & Van Laarhoven, H. W. M. (2017). Modes of relating to contingency: an exploration of experiences in advanced cancer patients. Palliative & Supportive Care 15(4), 444-453. PDF: Link

* Shared first authorship



Kruizinga, R., Hartog, I. D., Jacobs, M., Daams, J. G., SchererRath, M., Schilderman, J. B. A.M., Sprangers, M.A.G. & Van Laarhoven, H. W.M. (2016). The effect of spiritual interventions addressing existential themes using a narrative approach on quality of life of cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PsychoOncology, 25(3), 253-265. PDF: Link