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Dr. Michiel R. de Boer

  • Telefoon:+31 20 59 82517
  • Kamernr:u-422
  • E-mail:m.r.de.boer@vu.nl
  • Onderdeel:faculteit der aard- en levenswetenschappen (sectie methodologie en toegepaste biostatistiek)
  • Functie:UD

Which working days where present and if other than VU:
not working on Wednesdays

Short biography


Education/academic training (starting from masters)

  • Masters in Human Movement Sciences
  • Phd in Medical Sciences. Title of thesis: Quality of life of visually impaired elderly
  • Registered Epidemiologist (B)


Research Interests

  • Clinimetrics
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Ophthalmic epidemiology
  • Multilevel and or longitudinal analysis


Professional employment history (mentioning of awards and Int. collaborations)

  • 2005- present: UD in the department of methodology and applied biostatistics in the Institute for health sciences.
  • 2004-2005: Post doc in the Department of Ophthalmology conducting a study on the incidence of second primary tumors among retinoblastoma patients.
  • 2000-2004: Phd student in the Department of Ophthalmology of the VU medical center (see under education for title of thesis).

5 Key publications as 1st author

  • de Boer MR, Twisk JWR, Moll AC, Volker-Dieben HJ, de Vet HCW, van Rens GHMB. Outcomes of low-vision services using optometric and multidisciplinary approaches: a non-randomized comparison. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2006 Nov;26(6):535-44
  • de Boer MR, de Vet HCW, Terwee CB, Moll AC, Volker-Dieben HJ, van Rens GHMB. Changes to the subscales of two vision-related quality of life questionnaires are proposed.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2005 Dec;58(12):1260-8.
  • de Boer MR, Langelaan M, Jansonius NM, Van Rens GHMB. Evidence-based guidelines on the referral of visually impaired persons to low vision services. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2005 May-Jun;15(3):400-6.
  • de Boer MR, Pluijm SM, Lips P, Moll AC, Volker-Dieben HJ, Deeg DJ, van Rens
    GHMB. Different aspects of visual impairment as risk factors for falls and fractures
    in older men and women. J Bone Miner Res. 2004 Sep;19(9):1539-47.
  • de Boer MR, Moll AC, de Vet HCW, Terwee CB, Volker-Dieben HJ, van Rens GHMB. Psychometric properties of vision-related quality of life questionnaires: a systematic review. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2004 Jul;24(4):257-73.

5 publications as co-author

  • Langelaan M, van Nispen RM, Knol DL, Moll AC, de Boer MR, Wouters B,van Rens GHMB. Visual Functioning Questionnaire: reevaluation of psychometric properties for a group of working-age adults. Optom Vis Sci. 2007 Aug;84(8):775-84.
  • van Nispen RM, Knol DL, Langelaan M, de Boer MR, Terwee CB, van Rens GHMB. Applying multilevel item response theory to vision-related quality of life in Dutch visually impaired elderly. Optom Vis Sci. 2007 Aug;84(8):710-20.
  • Terwee CB, Bot SD, de Boer MR, van der Windt DA, Knol DL, Dekker J, Bouter LM, de Vet HCW. Quality criteria were proposed for measurement properties of health status questionnaires.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2007 Jan;60(1):34-42
  • Langelaan M, Wouters B, Moll AC, de Boer MR, van Rens GHMB. Functional field score: the effect of using a Goldmann V-4e isopter instead of a Goldmann III-4e isopter.
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006 May;47(5):1817-23.
  • Langelaan M, Wouters B, Moll AC, de Boer MR, van Rens GHMB. Intra- and interrater agreement and reliability of the Functional Field Score. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2005 Mar;25(2):136-42.

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