dr. F. R. (Fania) Gärtner

psycholoog/onderzoeker

Vakgebied(en)


Background

Fania Gärtner studied Psychology at the University of Groningen, she obtained her Master’s degree in Social Psychology in July 2006. After her graduation she was appointed as an assistant teacher at the University of Groningen where she coordinated and taught communication and consultation skills courses for Psychology and Medical students. From 2008 to 2012 she worked as a PhD student at the Coronel Institute for Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam. She conducted research on the development of a measurement instrument and prevention strategies for impairments in work functioning due to common mental disorders with a focus on health care workers. Since April 2012 she works as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Medical Decision Making of the University Medical Centre in Leiden. The focus of her work is on the development of health related quality of life questionnaires.


Research Projects

Fania Gärtner currently is engaged in two research project. In cooperation with the department of neurosurgery a functioning outcome scale will be developed specific for the cervical radicular syndrome. A second project is related to obstetrics and focuses on the development of a delivery-specific outcome measure that can be converted into a utility based composite numerical index.


Publications

  • Ketelaar, S.M., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., Gärtner, F.R., Bolier, L., Smeets, O., van Dijk, F.J.H., & Sluiter, J.K. PMO-module psychische gezondheid verbetert werkfunctioneren in de zorg. TBV – Tijdschrift voor Bedrijfs- en Verzekeringsgeneeskunde. 2013, 21(9):406-411.Link: link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12498-013-0190-z
  • Ketelaar, S.M., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., Gärtner, F.R., Bolier, L., Smeets, O., & Sluiter, J.K. Effect of an E-mental health approach to workers' health surveillance versus control group on work functioning of hospital employees: a cluster-RCT. PLoS One. 2013, 8(9):e72546. Link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24069148
  • Gärtner, F.R., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., Ketelaar, S.M., van Dijk, F.J.H., & Sluiter, J.K. The mental vitality @ work study: effectiveness of a mental module for workers' health surveillance for nurses and allied health care professionals on their help-seeking behavior. J Occup Environ Med. 2013, 55(10):1219-29. Link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24064780
  • Ketelaar, S.M., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., Gärtner, F.R., Bolier, L., Smeets, O., & Sluiter, J.K. Mental Vitality @ Work: The effectiveness of a mental module for workers' health surveillance for nurses and allied health professionals, comparing two approaches in a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2013. [Epub ahead of print] www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23893252
  • Ketelaar, S.M., Gärtner, F.R., Bolier, L., Smeets, O., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., & Sluiter, J.K. Mental Vitality @ Work--a workers' health surveillance mental module for nurses and allied health care professionals: process evaluation of a randomized controlled trial. J Occup Environ Med.2013, 55(5):563-71.  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23893252
  • Gärtner, F.R., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., van Dijk, F.J.H., & Sluiter, J.K. Interpretability of change in the Nurses Work Functioning Questionnaire: minimal important change and smallest detectable change. J Clin Epidemiol. 2012, 65(12):1337-47. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22974498
  • Gärtner, F.R., Ketelaar, S.M., Smeets, O., Bolier, L., Fischer, E., van Dijk, F.J.H., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., & Sluiter, J.K. The Mental Vitality at Work Study: Design of a randomized controlled trial on the effect of a Workers' Health Surveillance mental module for nurses and allied health professionals. BMC Public Health. 2011 May 10;11:290
  • Gärtner, F.R., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., van Dijk, F.J.H., & Sluiter, J.K. Psychometric properties of the Nurses Work Functioning Questionnaire (NWFQ). Plos One 2011, 6(11):e26565
  • Gärtner, F.R., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., van Dijk, F.J.H., & Sluiter, J.K. Impaired work functioning due to common mental disorders in nurses and allied health professionals: the Nurses Work Functioning Questionnaire (NWFQ). Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2012 Feb;85(2):125-38.
  • Gärtner, F.R., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., van ijk, F.J.H., & Sluiter, J.K. The impact of common mental disorders on the work functioning of nurses and allied health professionals: a systematic review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2010 Aug;47(8):1047-61.  

   Conference Presentations 

  • Gärtner, F.R., Liv M. Freeman, Marlies E. Rijnders, Johanna M. Middeldorp, Kitty W.M. Bloemenkamp, Anne M. Stiggelbout, M. Elske van den Akker-van Marle. Identification of domains for the development of a delivery-specific utility measure in obstetrics. Poster Presentation. SMDM Conference, October 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
  • Noben, C., Smit, F., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., Ketelaar, S.M., Gärtner, F.R., Boon, B., Sluiter, J.K., Evers, S. Comparative cost-effectiveness of two interventions for improving work functioning among nurses: pragmatic cluster randomised trial. Poster Presentation. ENMESH Conference, October 2013, Verona, Italy.
  • Gärtner, F.R., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., Ketelaar, S.M., Smeets, O., Bolier, L., Fischer, E., van Dijk, F.J.H., & Sluiter, J.K. Effects of a workers’ health surveillance mental module for nurses and allied health professionals on help-seeking behavior and work functioning: A cluster randomizes controlled trial. Oral Presentation. WDPI Conference, October 2012, Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • Ketelaar, S.M., Gärtner, F.R., Bolier, L, Smeets, O., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., & Sluiter, J.K. Mental Vitality @ Work - A workers' health surveillance mental module for nurses and allied health professionals: process evaluation of a randomized controlled trial. Oral Presentation. WDPI Conference, October 2012, Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • Gärtner, F.R.,  Nieuwenhuijsen, K., Ketelaar, S.M., Smeets, O., Bolier, L., Fischer, E., van Dijk, F.J.H., & Sluiter, J.K. Mental Vitality @ Work: two strategies for a Workers’ Health Surveillance for nurses and allied health professionals. Oral Presentatin. ICOH Conference 2012, Cancun, Mexico.
  • Nieuwenhuijsen, K., Gärtner, F.R., & Sluiter, J.K. Mental health complaints in relation to work functioning in Dutch nurses and allied health professionals. Poster presentation. ICOH Conference 2012, Cancun, Mexico.
  • Gärtner, F.R., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., van Dijk, F.J.H., & Sluiter, J.K. The Nurses Work Functioning Questionnaire (NWFQ) — development and psychometric evaluation. Oral presentation. WORK & HEALTH Conference 2011, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Gärtner, F.R., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., van Dijk, F.J.H., & Sluiter, J.K. Impaired work ability due to common mental disorders — what to assess? Poster presentation. ICOH-WOPS Conference 2010, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 


Contactgegevens

Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
Gebouw 1
Kamer 84

Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden

Postzone J10-S
Postbus 9600
2300 RC Leiden

E-mail: F.R.Gärtner@lumc.nl