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S.S. Pedersen


Hoogleraar

TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Medical and Clinical Psychology

 

Expertise

Dr. Pedersen`s research focuses on patients with coronary artery disease, including patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) etc.,  with particular emphasis on the psychosocial consequences and determinants of quality of life and prognosis.

Professor of Cardiac Psychology


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Publications

Principal publications
  • Pedersen SS, Tekle FB, Hoogwegt MT, Jordaens J, Theuns DAMJ (2012). Shock and preimplantation Type D personality are associated with poor health status in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Circulation: Cardiovascular and Quality Outcomes, 5:373-380. (IF=4.840)
  • Pedersen SS , Brouwers C, Versteeg H (2012). Psychological vulnerability, ventricular tachyarrhythmias and mortality in implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients: Is there a link? Expert Reviews of Medical Devices, 9:377?388. (IF=2.632).    
  • Brouwers C, Denollet J, de Jonge N, Caliskan K, Kealy, J, Pedersen SS (2011). Patient reported outcomes in left ventricular assist device therapy: A systematic review and recommendations for clinical research and practice Circulation: Heart Failure, 4:714-723. (IF=4.315)
  • Mommersteeg PMC, Denollet J, Spertus JA, Pedersen SS (2009). Health status as a risk factor in cardiovascular disease: A systematic review of current evidence. American Heart Journal, 157:208-18. (IF= 4.651)
  • Pedersen SS, Spek V, Theuns DAMJ, Alings M, van der Voort P, Jordaens L, Cuijpers P, Denollet J, van den Broek KC (2009). Rationale and design of WEBCARE: A randomized, controlled, web-based behavioral intervention trial in cardioverter-defibrillator patients to reduce anxiety and device concerns and enhance quality of life. Trials, 10:120. (IF= 2.496)

Click here for the extended list of publications

 

Education

Curriculum Vitae and publication list of dr. S.S. Pedersen.

PhD

University of Aarhus, Denmark

June 21, 2002

Master's ("Doctoraal")

University of Aarhus, Denmark

September 2, 1996

Health and Clinical Psychology

Bachelor's degree (first class, BA Honours)

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

October 1, 1993

Career

Carrière ENG

Publications

Principal publications
  • Pedersen SS, Tekle FB, Hoogwegt MT, Jordaens J, Theuns DAMJ (2012). Shock and preimplantation Type D personality are associated with poor health status in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Circulation: Cardiovascular and Quality Outcomes, 5:373-380. (IF=4.840)
  • Pedersen SS , Brouwers C, Versteeg H (2012). Psychological vulnerability, ventricular tachyarrhythmias and mortality in implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients: Is there a link? Expert Reviews of Medical Devices, 9:377?388. (IF=2.632).    
  • Brouwers C, Denollet J, de Jonge N, Caliskan K, Kealy, J, Pedersen SS (2011). Patient reported outcomes in left ventricular assist device therapy: A systematic review and recommendations for clinical research and practice Circulation: Heart Failure, 4:714-723. (IF=4.315)
  • Mommersteeg PMC, Denollet J, Spertus JA, Pedersen SS (2009). Health status as a risk factor in cardiovascular disease: A systematic review of current evidence. American Heart Journal, 157:208-18. (IF= 4.651)
  • Pedersen SS, Spek V, Theuns DAMJ, Alings M, van der Voort P, Jordaens L, Cuijpers P, Denollet J, van den Broek KC (2009). Rationale and design of WEBCARE: A randomized, controlled, web-based behavioral intervention trial in cardioverter-defibrillator patients to reduce anxiety and device concerns and enhance quality of life. Trials, 10:120. (IF= 2.496)

Click here for the extended list of publications

Projects

Dr. Pedersen`s research focuses on patients with coronary artery disease with particular emphasis on the psychosocial consequences and determinants of quality of life and prognosis.

Direct and indirect funding

  • 2012 - Boston Scientific;  Euro 2.632.803 (independent research grant for the REMOTE-CIED trial; co-investigator together with Dr. M. Meine, University Medical Center, Utrecht, and Dr. H. Versteeg, University of Tilburg).

  • 2011 - Medtronic; Euro 180,000 (independent research grant for the ENHANCED-ICD trial; co-investigator together with Dr. M. Meine, University Medical Center, Utrecht).

  • 2009 - The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw); Euro 800,000 (VIDI grant no. 91710393; personal)

  • 2009 - The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw); Euro 459,999 (Grant no. 300020002; personal)

  • 2009 - Danish Heart Foundation; Dkr. 800,000 (Grant no. 09-10-R75-A2713-22565; co-applicant)

  • 2006 - Danish Heart Foundation; Dkr. 150,000 (Grant no. 06-4-B505-A924-22283F; personal)

  • 2005 - The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO); ? 200,000 (VENI grant no. 451-05-001; personal)

  • 2004 - Dutch Heart Foundation; Euro 168,596 (Grant no. 2003-B-38 J Denollet; co-applicant)

  • 2003 - Danish Heart Foundation; Dkr. 155,500 (Grant no. 03-2-9-9-22092; personal)

  • 2002 - Danish Medical Research Council; Dkr. 1,380,960 (Grant no. 22-02-0558; personal)

  • 1999 - Danish Heart Foundation; Dkr. 60,000 (Grant no. 99-1-F-22717; personal)

Research supervision

 See CV via link for further information.

Conferences

 See CV via link for further information.

 

Other activities

Outside the university:

(1) Active member of the American Psychosomatic Society, the European Association of Cardiovacular Preventation and Rehabilitation (a working group under the auspices of the European Society of Cardiology), the Danish Cardiological society, and the Dutch Society for Behavioral Medicine.

(2) Member of the Dutch working group on 'Cardiac Psychology'.

(3) Member of an expert committee that has to provide an advice on prophylactic implantation of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy to the National Board of Health, Denmark.

(4) Consultant for the DANISH trial, a randomized controlled trial examining the effectiveness of ICD therapy versus usual care in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.

(5) Expert member of the steering committee for the PANORAMIC (PAtient NOtifier Feature for Reduction of Anxiety) trial, sponsered by St. Jude Medical.

(6) Consultant for a prospective observational study in ICD patients and and RCT using CBT as the mainstay of treatment at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA.

 

Inside the university:

(1) Research Program Responsible for the Departtment of Medical Psychology.

(2) Member of the daily management team of the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology.

 

Contact details
Room T 530
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 2503
Secretary+31 13 466 2175
Fax +31 13 466 2067
Email s.s.pedersen@tilburguniversity.edu

Hoogleraar
TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Medical and Clinical Psychology

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Additional information

Present positions:

Professor of Cardiac Psychology, 1.0 fte, tenured term, Department of Medical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

 

Adjunct professor, Faculty of Health Sciences(Departments of Cardiology and Psychology, Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

  

Scientist, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

Last amended: 30 January 2013

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