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Healthier choices with a virtual supermarket

How do people make choices in the supermarket? And how can you help them to select healthier products? To investigate this process, UMC Utrecht and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) developed the virtual supermarket: a fully immersive environment for participants. On 4 October, this innovative research tool will be presented at the Innovation Expo in Rotterdam. Continue reading >>

dr. Corine Meppelink

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Diviani, N., Van den Putte, B., Meppelink, C.S., & Van Weert, J.C.M. (2016). Exploring the role of health literacy in the evaluation of online health information: Insights from a mixed-methods study. Patient Education & Counseling. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2015.1080327

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Meppelink, C. S., Van Weert, J. C. M., Brosius, A., & Smit, E. G. (2017). Dutch health websites and their ability to inform people with low health literacy. Patient Education and Counseling. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2017.06.012

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Corine Meppelink defends her dissertation about health literacy and message design on May 12

Digital health information is widely available, especially on the Internet, but not everyone fully benefits from this information source due to limited health literacy. This is unfortunate, as people with limited health literacy are a vulnerable group that needs health information the most. Continue reading >>

The role of health literacy in the evaluation of online health information

Consumers of online health information often do not question the quality of what they find online and tend to evaluate the information based on criteria not recognized by existing web quality guidelines. People with low health literacy, in particular, use less established criteria and rely more heavily on non-established ones compared to those with high health literacy.  Continue reading >>

Diviani, N., & Meppelink, C. S. (2017). The impact of recommendations and warnings on the quality evaluation of health websites: An online experiment. Computers in Human Behavior, 71, 122-129. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.01.057

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PhD student Corine Meppelink interviewed by Compriz

Convincing health communication? Keep it simple
ASCoR PhD student Corine Meppelink was interviewed by Compriz, the trade association for communications professionals in health care. She talks about her reasons for choosing a career in research and why specifically Communication Science. Continue reading >>

Diviani, N., Van den Putte, B., Meppelink, C. S., & Van Weert, J. C. M. (2016). Exploring the role of health literacy in the evaluation of online health information: Insights from a mixed-methods study. Patient Education and Counseling, 99(6), 1017–1025. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2016.01.007

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Meppelink, C. S., Smit, E. G., Diviani, N., & Van Weert, J. C. M. (2016). Health literacy and online health information processing: Unraveling the underlying mechanisms. Journal of Health Communication, 21(Suppl. 2), 109–120. doi:10.1080/10810730.2016.1193920

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Meppelink, C. S., & Bol, N. (2015). Exploring the role of health literacy on attention to and recall of text-illustrated health information: An eye-tracking study. Computers in Human Behavior, 48, 87-93. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.01.027

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Meppelink, C. S., Smit, E.G., Buurman, B.M., & Van Weert, J.C.M. (2015). Should we be afraid of simple messages? The effects of text difficulty and illustrations in people with low or high health literacy. Health Communication, 30(12), 1181-1189. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2015.1037425.

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Meppelink, C. S., Van Weert, J. C., Haven, C. J., & Smit, E. G. (2015). The effectiveness of health animations in audiences with different health literacy levels: An experimental study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(1), e11. doi: 10.2196/jmir.3979

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Vliegenthart, R., Walgrave, S., & Meppelink, C. S. (2011). Inter-party Agenda-setting in Belgian Parliament. The Role of Party Characteristics and Competition. Political Studies, 59(2), 368-388.

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Smit, E. G., Meppelink, C., & Schijns, J. (2010). Ontwikkeling en validatie van de CMB-schaal. In S. van den Boom, E. G. Smit & S. De Bakker (Eds.), Nachtmerrie of Droom; De ROI van Customer Media (pp. 31-39). Heemstede: Customer Media Council.

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Smit, E. G., Meppelink, C. S., & Neijens, P. C. (2009). To bind, to sell, to tell your story well. In P. de Pelsmacker & N. Dens (Eds.), Advertising research: Message, medium and context (pp. 79-86). Antwerp: Garant.

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