Jantien van Berkel

Health Narratives

Jantien van Berkel

Assistant professor

Background

Jantien van Berkel obtained her master’s degree in International Business Communication, at the Radboud University. She wrote her PhD thesis at the VU University of Amsterdam at the Faculty of Medicine. The topic of her dissertation is Worksite Health Promotion.

Currently, Jantien van Berkel is Assistant Professor at the department of Communication and Information Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

Expertise

Jantien’s research interests concern health-related effects of communication in the work setting and in the health care setting. She is also interested in moral considerations and ethical dilemmas stemming from communication within these settings.

Keywords

Health communication; worksite health promotion; internal communication; ethics.

Recent publications

van Berkel, J., Meershoek, A.M., Boot, C. R. L., Proper, K. I., Janssens, M.J.P.A. & van der Beek, A. J. (2014). Ethical considerations of worksite health promotion: an exploration of stakeholders’ views. BMC Public Health, 14, 458

van Berkel, J. Proper, K.I., Boot, C.R.L., Bongers, P.& van der Beek, A.J. (2014). Effectiveness of a worksite health promotion intervention on lifestyle behaviors. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11(1):9. Doi 10.1186/1479-5868-11-9

van Berkel, J., Boot, C. R. L., Proper, K. I., Bongers, P. M., & van der Beek, A. J. (2014). Effectiveness of a worksite mindfulness-related multi-component intervention on work engagement, mental health and need for recovery: results of a randomized controlled trial. PLoS One, 9(1): e84118

van Berkel, J. Proper, K.I., Boot, C.R.L., Bongers, P.& van der Beek, A.J. (2013). An exploratory study of associations of physical activity with mental health and work engagement, BMC Public Health, 13, 558.

van Berkel, J., Boot, C. R. L., Proper, K. I., Bongers, P. M., & van der Beek, A. J. (2012). Process Evaluation of a Workplace Health Promotion Intervention Aimed at Improving Work Engagement and Energy Balance. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 55(1):19-26

van Berkel, J. & Gerritsen, M. (2012). Patient Information Leaflets in Flanders and the Netherlands: Unnecessary Differences? In P. Heynderickx, S. Dieltjens, G. Jacobs, P. Gillaerts, & E. de Groot (Eds.), The Language Factor in International Business (pp. 151-171), Peter Lang Series Bern: International Academic Publishers.

van Berkel, J., Proper, K. I., Boot, C. R., Bongers, P. M., & van der Beek, A. J. (2011). Mindful “Vitality in Practice”: an intervention to improve the work engagement and energy balance among workers; the development and design of the randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 11, 736.

Other publications

van Dongen, J.M., van Berkel, J., Boot, C.R.L., Bosmans, J.E., Proper, K.I. et al. (2015). Cost-effectiveness and financial return of a mindfulness-based worksite intervention aimed at improving work engagement: results of a randomised controlled trial. (Under review)

Vijverberg, S.J.H., van Berkel, J., Pieters, T., Snelders, S., Braam, R. et al. (2010). Heredity and predictive testing of alcoholism: An exploratory study of the views of Dutch alcoholics, at-risk drinkers, and health care providers. Journal of Addiction Nursing, 1-9

van Berkel, J. (2008). Zit er beweging in de bijsluiter? Tekst[blad], 03, 12-15

van Berkel, J. & Gerritsen, M. (2006). Bijsluiters in Nederland en Vlaanderen: meer verschil in cultuur dan in gedrag. Tekst[blad], 12 (1), 24-29