Maartje Witlox (1992) graduated at Utrecht University (Clinical and Health Psychology) in 2015. After having obtained her degree, she worked as both a research assistant and clinician in a mental health care practice specialized in anxiety disorders. Since January 2017 she works as a PhD student at Leiden University. Her research focuses on the treatment of anxiety complaints in the elderly.
My research project is named C.A.L.L. : Controlling Anxiety in Late Life. The main goal of this project is to conduct a RCT to evaluate the (cost)effectiveness of a blended treatment for older adults with anxiety complaints. This low-treshold intervention combines the online self-help program ‘Living Life to The Full’ with a limited amount of face-to-face contacts with a counselor.
- Witlox M., Garnefski N., Kraaij V., Waal M.W.M. de, Smit F., Bohlmeijer E. & Spinhoven P. (2021), Blended acceptance and commitment therapy versus face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy for older adults with anxiety symptoms in primary care: pragmatic single-blind cluster randomized trial, Journal of Medical Internet Research 23(3): e24366.
- Witlox M., Garnefski N., Kraaij V., Simou M., Dusseldorp E., Bohlmeijer E. & Spinhoven P. (2021), Prevalence of anxiety disorders and subthreshold anxiety throughout later life: systematic review and meta-analysis, Psychology and Aging 36(2): 268-287.
- Witlox M., Kraaij V., Garnefski N., De Waal M.W.M., Smit F., Hoencamp E., Gussekloo J., Bohlmeijer E.T. & Spinhoven P. (2018), An Internet-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy intervention for older adults with anxiety complaints: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial, Trials 19: e502.
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