Dr. J.A. Snoek has defended his PhD thesis titled ‘Cardiac rehabilitation; How much pain for the optimal gain?’ on November 26, 2020 at the Radboud University of Nijmegen.
Dr. Snoek’s work encompasses several trials (e.g. EU-CaRE, Telecare) in which the effect of center-based and home-based exercise training on changes in cardiorespiratory fitness and clinical outcomes were evaluated for coronary heart disease patients and heart failure patients. Special attention was paid to motivational reasons for the elderly patient (65+ years) to start or not start with cardiac rehabilitation.
Check here for a summary of the PhD thesis (in Dutch).
Dr. Snoek’s research was supervised by promotors prof. dr. M.T.E Hopman (Radboud University Nijmegen) and prof. dr. A.W.J. van ‘t Hof (Maastricht University) and copromotors dr. T.M.H. Eijsvogels (Radboud University Nijmegen) and dr. E.P. de Kluiver (Isala Hospital Zwolle).