Contact information:
University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen
Dept of Community & Occupational Health
Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, the Netherlands

Prof. Dr. J. W. Groothoff (1945) graduated in Sociology, specialisation Medical Sociology, in 1973. Within this specialisation the subject of research methods was his field of specific interest. After completing his degree, he worked as assistant professor and researcher at the Department of Social Medicine. His PhD thesis (1986) focused on the subject of the Health Status of the Working Population, with particular interest in disablement. Since 2001 he is appointed as professor and principle researcher in the field of Labour and Occupational Health. He teaches public and occupational health. He has been supervisor for 65 completed PhD students.

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(S)SCI articles

  1. Benka J, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Macejova Z, Lazurova I, van der Klink JL, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Social participation and health related quality of life in early and established rheumatoid arthritis patients Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities 2016, 28:381–392
  2. Benka J, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Macejova Z, Lazurova I, van der Klink JL, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Social participation in early and established rheumatoid arthritis patients. Disability and Rehabilitation 2016, 38, 12:1172-1179
  3. Mikula P, Nagyova I, Krokavcova M, Vitkova M, Rosenberger J, Szilasiova J, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. The mediating effect of coping on the association between fatigue and quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis. Psychology, Health and Medicine 2015, 20, 6: 653-661
  4. Gavelova M, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Krokavcova M, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Importance of an individual’s evaluation of functional status for health-related quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Health Journal, 2015, 8:372-379
  5. Skorvanek M, Gdovinova Z, Rosenberger J, Ghorbani Saeedian R, Nagyova I, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. The associations between fatigue, apathy, and depression in Parkinson’s disease. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica 2015,133: 80-87
  6. Mikula P, Nagyova I, Krokavcova M, Vitkova M, Rosenberger J, Szilasiova J, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Social participation and health-related quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Health Journal 2015, 8: 29-34
  7. Prihodova L, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Majernikova M, Roland R, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Adherence in patients in the first year after kidney transplantation and its impact on graft loss and mortality: a cross-sectional and prospective study. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2014, 70, 12:2871-2883
  8. Vitkova M, Gdovinova Z, Rosenberger J, Szilasiova J, Nagyova I, Mikula P, Krokavcova M, Groothoff J.W., van Dijk J.P. Factors associated with poor sleep quality in patients with multiple sclerosis differ by disease duration. Disability and Health Journal 2014, 7:466-471
  9. Benka J, Nagyova I, Rosenberger, Macejova Z, Lazurova I, van der Klink J, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Is coping self-efficacy related to psychological distress in early and established rheumatoid arthritis patients? Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities 2014, 26:285-297.
  10. Benka J, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Calfova A, Macejova Z, Lazurova I, van Dijk JP, Groothoff JW. Social Support as a Moderator of Functional Disability’s Effect on Depressive Feelings in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Four-Year Prospective Study. Rehabilitation Psychology 2014, 59,1: 19-26.
  11. Ghorbani Saeedian R, Nagyova I, Klein D, Skorvanek M, Rosenberger J, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Self-rated health mediates the association between functional status and health-related quality of life in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Clinical Nursing 2014,23,13-14:1970-1977
  12. Vitkova M, Rosenberger J, Krokavcova M, Szilasiova J, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Health-related quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients with bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction. Disability and Rehabilitation 2014,36,12:987-992
  13. Prihodova L, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Roland R, Groothoff JW, Majernikova M, van Dijk JP. Health-related quality of life 3 months after kidney transplantation as a predictor of survival over 10 years: a longitudinal study. Transplantation 2014,97,11:1139-1145
  14. van Dijk JP, Havlikova E, Rosenberger J, Nagyova I, Skorvanek M, Gdovinova Z, Lok W, Groothoff JW, Middel B. Influence of disease severity on fatigue in patients with Parkinson’s disease is mainly mediated by symptoms of depression. European Neurology 2013, 70, 201-209
  15. Mikula P, Nagyova I, Krokavcova M, Vitkova M, Rosenberger J, Szilasiova J, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Coping and its importance for quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation 2014, 36, 9:732-736
  16. Skorvanek M, Rosenberger J, Gdovinova Z, Nagyova I, Ghorbani Saeedian R, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Apathy in Elderly Nondemented Patients With Parkinson´s Disease: Clinical Determinants and Relationship to Quality of Life. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 2013, 26,4:237-243
  17. Benka J, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Calfova A, Macejova Z, Middel B, Lazurova I, van Dijk JP, Groothoff JW. Social support and psychological distress in rheumatoid arthritis: a 4-year prospective study. Disability & Rehabilitation 2012, 34, 9: 754-761
  18. Benka J, Nagyova I, , Rosenberger J, Calfova A, Macejova Z, Lazurova I, Van Dijk JP Groothoff JW. Social support as a moderator of functional disability on depressive feelings in early rheumatoid arthritis: a four-year prospective study. Journal of Rheumatology; pending revisions.
  19. Dubayova T, Nagyova I, Havlikova E, Rosenberger J, Gdovinova Z, Middel B, van Dijk JP, Groothoff JW: The association of Type D personality with Quality of Life in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Aging & Mental Health, 2009, 13, 6: 905-912
  20. Krokavcova M, van Dijk JP, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Gavelova M, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW. Perceived health status as measured by the SF-36 in patients with multiple sclerosis: a review. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 2009, 23, 3: 529-538
  21. Prihodova L, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Roland R, van Dijk JP, Groothoff JW. Impact of personality and psychological distress on health-related quality of life in kidney transplant recipients. Transplant International 2010, 23, 5: 484-492
  22. Majernikova M, Rosenberger J, Prihodova L, Nagyova I, Roland R, van Dijk JP, Groothoff JW. Self-rated health after kidney transplantation and the change in graft function. Dialysis & Transplantation 2010, 39, 10: 440-444
  23. Krokavcova M, Nagyova I, van Dijk JP, Rosenberger J, Gavelova M, Middel B, Szilasiova J, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW. Self-rated health and employment status in patients with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation 2010,32,21: 1742-1748.
  24. Dubayova T, van Dijk JP, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Havlikova E, Gdovinova Z, Middel B, Groothoff JW. The impact of the intensity of fear on patient’s delay regarding health care seeking behavior: a systematic review. International Journal of Public Health 2010, 55, 5: 459-468.
  25. Dubayova T, Krokavcova M, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Gdovinova Z, Middel B, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Type D, anxiety and depression in association with quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease and patients with multiple sclerosis. Quality of Life Research, 2013, 22, 6:1353–1360.
  26. Krokavcova M, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Gavelova M, Middel B, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Employment status and perceived health status in younger and older people with multiple sclerosis. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research 2012, 35, 1:40-47
  27. Majernikova M, Rosenberger J, Prihodova L, Nagyova I, Roland R, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Self-rated health predicts mortality and graft loss after kidney transplantation: A 10-year follow-up study. American Journal of Nephrology 2012, 36, 5: 459–465
  28. Havlikova E, van Dijk JP, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Middel B, Dubayova T, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW. The impact of sleep and mood disorders on quality of life in Parkinson’s disease patients. Journal of Neurology, 2011, 258, 12: 2222-2229
  29. Majernikova M, Prihodova L, Rosenberger J, Nagyova I, Roland R, GRoothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Factors associated with self-rated health after kidney transplantation: a prospective study. American Journal of Nephrology 2011, 33, 4:364–369
  30. Rosenberger J, van Dijk JP, Prihodova L, Majernikova M, Nagyova I, Roland R, Madarasova Geckova A, van den Heuvel WJA, Groothoff JW. Differences in perceived health status between kidney transplant recipients and dialysed patients are based mainly on the selection process. Clinical Transplantation 2010, 24, 3: 358-365
  31. Dubayova T, Nagyova I, Havlikova E, Rosenberger J, Gdovinova Z, Middel B, van Dijk JP, Groothoff JW. Neuroticism and extraversion in association with quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Quality of Life Research 2009, 18, 1:33-42
  32. Chylova-Krokavcova M, van Dijk JP, Nagyova I, Rosenberger J, Gavelova M, Middel B, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW. Social support as a predictor of perceived health status in patients with multiple sclerosis. Patient Education and Counseling 2008, 73, 1: 159-165
  33. Chylova Krokavcova M, Nagyova I, van Dijk JP, Rosenberger J, Middel B, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW. Mastery, functional disability and perceived health status in patients with multiple sclerosis. European Journal of Neurology 2008, 15, 11: 1237-1244
  34. Havlikova E, Rosenberger J, Nagyova I, Middel B, Dubayova T, Gdovinova Z, van Dijk JP, Groothoff JW. Impact of fatigue on quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease. European Journal of Neurology 2008, 15, 5: 475-480
  35. Havlikova E, Rosenberger J, Nagyova I, Middel B, Dubayova T, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Clinical and psychosocial factors associated with fatigue in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 2008, 14, 3: 187-192
  36. Havlikova E, van Dijk JP, Rosenberger J, Nagyova I, Middel B, Dubayova T, Gdovinova Z, Groothoff JW. Fatigue in Parkinson’s disease is not related to excessive sleepiness or quality of sleep. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 2008, 270, 1-2: 107-113
  37. Bacikova-Sleskova M., Salonna, F, Madarasova Geckova A, Nagyova I, Stewart RE, van Dijk JP, Groothoff JW. Does parental unemployment affect adolescents’ health? Journal of Adolescent Health, 2006, 38:527-535
  38. Rosenberger J, van Dijk JP, Nagyova I, Zezula I, Madarasova Geckova A, Roland R, van den Heuvel W, Groothoff JW. Predictors of perceived health status in patients after kidney transplantation. Transplantation 2006, 81, 9: 1306–1310.
  39. Rosenberger J, Madarasova Geckova A, van Dijk JP, Roland R, van den Heuvel W, Groothoff JW. Factors modifying stress from adverse effects of immunosuppressive medication in kidney transplant recipients. Clinical Transplantation 2005, 19, 1:70-76.
  40. Rosenberger J, Madarasova Geckova A, van Dijk JP, Nagyova I, Roland R, van den Heuvel W, Groothoff JW. Prevalence and characteristics of noncompliant behaviour and its risk factors in kidney transplant recipients. Transplant International 2005, 18, 9:1072-1078
  41. Rosenberger J, van Dijk JP, Nagyova I, Roland R, Madarasova Geckova A, van den Heuvel W, Groothoff J. Do dialysis- and transplantation-related medical factors affect perceived health status? Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 2005, 20, 10: 2153-2158

Running projects

  1. 2012: Functional status and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis patients