J.K. (Jaap) Sont

associate professor


  • mHealth / eHealth
  • patient registries
  • patient centered care
  • asthma, diabetes mellitus

Selected publications

  • van der Meer V, Bakker MJ, van den Hout WB, Rabe KF, Sterk PJ, Kievit J, Assendelft WJ,  Sont JK on behalf of the SMASHING (Self-Management in Asthma Supported by Hospitals, ICT, Nurses and General Practitioners) Study Group. Internet-Based Self-Management Compared to Usual Care in Asthma: a Randomised Controlled Trial. Ann Intern Med 2009: 151(2):110-20. 
  • van der Meer V, van Stel HF, Detmar SB, Otten W, Sterk PJ, Sont JK and the SMASHING Study Group. Internet-based self-management offers an opportunity to achieve better asthma control in adolescents: a focus group study. Chest 2007; 132:112-9.  
  • van der Meer V, Rikkers_Mutsaerts ERVM, Sterk PJ, Thiadens HA, Assendelft WJJ, Sont JK and the SMASHING Study Group. Good compliance and reliability of ICT-supported home spirometry in adolescents with asthma. Thorax 2006; 61: 457-8.  
  • Annema JT, Versteegh MIM, Veselic-Charvat M, Welker L, Sont JK, Willems LNA, Rabe KF. Endoscopic ultrasound added to mediastinoscopy for preoperative staging of patients with lung cancer. JAMA 2005; 294: 327-333. 
  • Verburg RJ, Sont JK, Kievit J, Breedveld FC, Vliet Vlieland TPM, van Laar JM. High dose chemotherapy followed by autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation or conventional pharmacological treatment for refractory rheumatoid arthritis? A Markov decision analysis. J Rheumatol 2001; 28:719-27. 
  • Sont JK, Willems LNA, Bel EH, van Krieken JHJM, Vandenbroucke JP, Sterk PJ and the AMPUL Study Group. The clinical control and histopathologic outcome of asthma when using airway hyperresponsiveness as an additional guide of long-term treatment. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1999;159:1043-51.

Publications in Pubmed for Sont J.K.

Research projects

Principal investigator

IMPASSE: IMPlementation strategies for internet-based Asthma Self-management Support in usual carE

2009-2012, Netherlands Asthma Foundation 

ePROM: effective implementation strategy for electronic Patient Routine Outcome Monitoring (ePROM) in adults with persistent asthma.2009-2012, ZonMW 

ACCURATE: Asthma Control Cost-Utility RAndomized Trial Evaluation Goals of asthma treatment: how high should we go?

2008-2011, ZonMW / Netherlands Asthma Foundation  

SMASHING in adults: Self-Management of Asthma Supported by Hospitals, ICT, Nurses and General practitioners

2005-2009, ZonMW  

SMASHING in adolescents: Self-Management of Asthma Supported by Hospitals, ICT, Nurses and General practitioners

2004-2010, Netherlands Asthma Foundation



RECODE: Randomized clinical trial on Effectiveness of integrated COPD management in primary carE

2009-2012, ZonMW

HAYFEVER: Further development and validation of the daily hay fever forecast by symptom monitoring using modern information- and communication technology

2007-2009, Netherlands Asthma Foundation

MONOSA: Monitoring of exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) to tailor the lowest effective dose of oral corticosteroids in severe asthma.

2007-2009, ZonMW

ASTIS-trial: Autologous Stem cell Transplantation International Scleroderma trial. A multicenter, prospective randomized study to compare high dose immunoablation and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with intravenous pulse therapy cyclophosphamide for the treatment of patients with severe systemic sclerosis.

2000-2012, Amgen, EULAR< Sangstat, Horton Foundation (Switzerland)

GLUCOLD: Groningen Leiden Universities Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Modification Of Disease Outcome In COPD

2000-2010, Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW), Netherlands Asthma Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline NL


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E-mail: j.k.sont@lumc.nl