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Dr. Pepijn Roelofs

Senior Researcher

Pepijn Roelofs has worked at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences since 2006. He started as a researcher and lecturer at the research programme Work and Health. Before that he has worked as a company-based and self-employed physiotherapist and as a Work and Organization expert (Health Sciences UM).

Pepijn’s PhD research was aimed at secondary prevention of recurrent low back pain in homecare workers. His current research focuses on participation, work and health. Pepijn is co-supervisor for Stefanie van Opstal (school participation of children with HIV), Ellen Bakker and Jos Kox (prevention of dropout from the nursing profession among newly graduated nurses). He also supervises Marjolijn Bal (participation and self-management of youth with a chronic disease). For the Cochrane Collaboration he is a member of the Cochrane Back Group.

In education, Pepijn is coordinator and co-developer of the Innovation Lab ‘Healthcare Smarter Better’ (a minor within the Honours programme), and he is closely involved in the Work and Health minor and the Health Technology minor. In the regular bachelor’s programme he is especially involved in graduate research and in information literacy and evidence-based practice in the physiotherapy programme.


By Dr. Pepijn Roelofs

NSAIDs for Chronic Low Back Pain

Exploring physical and mental determinants of drop out among nursing students in Rotterdam: baseline characteristics of the first SPRiNG cohort

Multidisciplinary Guideline HIV and work

Summary for daily practice

Are people living with HIV less productive at work?

The development of a multidisciplinary, evidence-based guideline for “HIV and employment”

Vocational Counseling of HIV-infected People: A Role for Nurses in HIV Care

Perspectives of Dutch Physiotherapists on Self-Management Support

A Q-Methodology Study

Late dropout from nursing education: an interview study of nursing students’ experiences and reasons

Employment-Related Concerns of HIV-Positive People in the Netherlands: Input for a Multidisciplinary Guideline

Dyadic interventions for community-dwelling people with dementia and their family caregivers: a systematic review

Entering the labor market: increased employment rates of young adults with chronic physical conditions after a vocational rehabilitation program

Work-related stigma and disclosure: A daily challenge for people living with HIV

Physical and mental determinants of dropout and retention among nursing students

protocol of the SPRiNG cohort study

Late presentation of HIV infection in the Netherlands

reasons for late diagnoses and impact on vocational functioning

Self-management interventions for young people with chronic conditions: A systematic overview.

Exploring effectiveness and effective components of self-management interventions for young people with chronic physical conditions: A systematic review

Article in press

Reasons why novice nurses leave the nursing profession: a qualitative approach

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