Gijs Bleijenberg

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Professor Gijs Bleijenberg‏‎ is professor emeritus at the Expert Centre Chronic Fatigue (NKCV) at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.[1]

Dr. Bleijenberg‏‎ was born September 3, 1947 in Zeist, Netherlands.[2] He earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht in 1970, then earned a doctorate in medicine in 1987 from Catholic University Nijmegen.[2] He was appointed professor at Radbound University in 2002, and took emeritus status in 2012.[2]

Dr. Bleijenberg serves on the editorial board of the journal, Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior.[3]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 1998, The Persistence of Fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis: The Development of a Model[4] - (Abstract)
  • 2002, Natural course and predicting self-reported improvement in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome with a relatively short illness duration[5] - (Abstract)
  • 2007, Fatigue: case definition and guidelines for collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data[6] - (Preview)
  • 2016, The impact of chronic fatigue syndrome on cognitive functioning in adolescents[7] - (Full text)

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Expert Centre Chronic Fatigue". narcis.nl. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  2. 2.02.12.2 "Gijs Bleijenberg". radboudumc.nl (in Nederlands). Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  3. "Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior". tandfonline.com. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  4. Vercoulen, J. H.M.M.; Swanink, C.M. A; Galama, J. M. D; Fennis, J. F. M; Jongen, P. J. H; Hommes, O. R; van der Meer, J.W.M; Bleijenberg, G (December 1, 1998). "The persistence of fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple sclerosis: Development of a model". Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 45 (6): 507–517. doi:10.1016/S0022-3999(98)00023-3. ISSN 0022-3999.
  5. van der Werf, Sieberen P.; de Vree, Berna; Alberts, Maurice; van der Meer, Jos W.M.; Bleijenberg, Gijs; Netherlands Fatigue Research Group Nijmegen (September 2002). "Natural course and predicting self-reported improvement in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome with a relatively short illness duration". Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 53 (3): 749–753. ISSN 0022-3999. PMID 12217448.
  6. Jones, James F.; Kohl, Katrin S.; Ahmadipour, Nooshin; Bleijenberg, Gijs; Buchwald, Dedra; Evengard, Birgitta; Jason, Leonard A.; Klimas, Nancy G.; Lloyd, Andrew (August 2007). "Fatigue: Case definition and guidelines for collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data". Vaccine. 25 (31): 5685–5696. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2007.02.065. ISSN 0264-410X.
  7. Nijhof, Linde N.; Nijhof, Sanne L.; Bleijenberg, Gijs; Stellato, Rebecca K.; Kimpen, Jan L. L.; Pol, Hilleke E. Hulshoff; van de Putte, Elise M.; E (February 2016). "The impact of chronic fatigue syndrome on cognitive functioning in adolescents". European Journal of Pediatrics. 175 (2): 245–252. doi:10.1007/s00431-015-2626-1. ISSN 0340-6199. PMC 4724362. PMID 26334394.

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