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Caroline Speksnijder

Associate Professor

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Biography

In 1998 Caroline Speksnijder obtained her degree in Physical Therapy at Rotterdam University, her MSc degree of Human Movement Sciences as well as Epidemiology at Maastricht University in 2002, and her MMPT degree of Orofacial Physical Therapy in 2008. In May 2011 Caroline obtained her PhD on her thesis ‘Function after oral oncological intervention, reconstruction and rehabilitation’ at the University of Utrecht (UU). From that time she works as a senior researcher at UMC Utrecht and Radboudumc Nijmegen.

The focus of her research is on head and neck cancer, functioning of head and neck, and physical therapy. She develops a new augmented reality training to study orofacial motor control and is leader of international development of Patient Reported Outcome Measurements in the Head and Neck area. Caroline’s teaching experience includes courses in epidemiology as well as physical therapy.

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Recent publications

Expectations and Experiences of Participating in a Supervised and Home-Based Physical Exercise Intervention in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer during Chemoradiotherapy Annemieke Kok, Ellen Passchier, Anne M May, Harriët Jager-Wittenaar, Cindy Veenhof, Remco de Bree, Martijn M Stuiver, Caroline M Speksnijder
Current oncology (Toronto, Ont.), 2024, vol. 31, p.885-899
Prophylactic pectoralis major flap to compensate for increased risk of pharyngocutaneous fistula in laryngectomy patients with low skeletal muscle mass (PECTORALIS) Maartje A van Beers, Caroline M Speksnijder, Carla H van Gils, Geert W J Frederix, Jan Willem Dankbaar, Remco de Bree
BMC Cancer, 2024, vol. 24, p.76
The effect of physical exercise during radiotherapy on physical performance in patients with head and neck cancer Yvette Kriellaars, Jorine Ariane Vermaire, Maaike Beugeling, Robert Poorter, Janneke Drijvers, Caroline Margina Speksnijder
BMC Cancer, 2024, vol. 24
Masticatory function in edentulous patients wearing implant overdentures after graftless maxillary sinus membrane elevation Suen A.N. Lie, Caroline M. Speksnijder, Haris Kalic, Peter A.W.H. Kessler
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 2024, vol. 51, p.1005-1015
Swallowing after Oral Oncological Treatment Caroline M Speksnijder, Lucía Ortiz-Comino, Anton F J de Haan, Carolina Fernández-Lao, Remco de Bree, Matthias A W Merkx
Cancers, 2023, vol. 15
Patients’ and Healthcare Professionals’ Perspectives on Better Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Head and Neck Cancer Dominique V.C. de Jel, Danny A. Young-Afat, Marleen M. Ooms-Renckens, Ludi E. Smeele, Hinne A. Rakhorst, J. J. Hendrickx, F. J.P. Hoebers, C. M. Speksnijder, M. J.H. Witjes, H. Ghaeminia, M. Lacko, R. J. Baatenburg de Jong, R. P. Takes, R. J.J. van Es, H. P. Verschuur, J. C. Jansen, O. Hamming Vrieze, A. J.M. van Bemmel, L. Q. Schwandt,
Value in Health, 2023, vol. 26, p.1210-1216

Fellowships & Awards

2016: Best Poster Presentation Award “The association between headaches and temporomandibular disorders is confounded by bruxism and somatic complaints; a retrospective medical file study”

2016: Best Poster Presentation Award “The association between headaches and temporomandibular disorders is confounded by bruxism and somatic complaints; a retrospective medical file study”

2016: European Prize for Clinical Research “Implant-supported mandibular removable partial dentures; patient-based outcome measures in relation to implant position”

2014: Best Poster Presentation Award by public “Headaches in patients with temporomandibular disorders”

2013: Best Poster Presentation Award “Neck and shoulder function in patients treated for oral malignancies; a 1-year prospective cohort study”

2011: Best Dissertation Award 2011

External positions

Assistant Professor, Radboudumc