prof.dr. Rutger Engels

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Gijzen, M.W.M., Creemers, D.H.M., Rasing, S.P.A., Smit F., & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2018). Evaluation of a multimodal school-based depression and suicide prevention program among Dutch adolescents: design of a cluster-randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 18(124). doi:10.1186/s12888-018-1710-2

Mujcic, A., Blankers, M., Boon, B., Engels, R., & Laar, M. van (2018). Internet-based self-help smoking cessation and alcohol moderation interventions for cancer survivors: a study protocol of two RCTs. BMC Cancer, 18(364). doi:10.1186/s12885-018-4206-z

Scheffers-van Schayck, T., Otten, R., Engels, E., & Kleinjan, M. (2018). Evaluation and implementation of a proactive telephone smoking cessation counseling for parents: a study protocol of an effectiveness implementation hybrid design. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(1), 97. doi:10.3390/ijerph15010097

Smit, K., Otten, R., Voogt C., Kleinjan, M., Engels, R. Kuntsche, E. (2018). Exposure to drinking mediates the association between parental alcohol use and preteen alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 87(December), 244-250. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.07.026

Duijvenbode, N. van, Didden, R., Korzilius, H.P.L.M., & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2017). The usefulness of implicit measures for the screening, assessment and treatment of problematic alcohol use in individuals with mild to borderline intellectual disability. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 1(1), 42-51. doi:10.1007/s41252-016-0005-1

Hiemstra, M., Leeuw, R.N. de, Engels, R.C., & Otten, R. (2017). What parents can do to keep their children from smoking: A systematic review on smoking-specific parenting strategies and smoking onset. Addictive Behaviors, 70(juli), 107-128. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.02.003

Kiewik, M., VanderNagel, J.E.L., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Jong, C.A.J. de (2017). Intellectually disabled and addicted: a call for evidence based tailor-made interventions. Addiction, 112(11), 2067-2068. doi:10.1111/add.13971

Lammers, J., Goossens, F., Conrod, P., Engels, R., Wiers, R. W., & Kleinjan, M. (2017). Effectiveness of a selective alcohol prevention program targeting personality risk factors: results of interaction analyses. Addictive Behaviors, 71(augustus), 82-88. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.02.030

Lobel, A., Engels, R.C.M.E., Stone, L.L., Burk, W.J., & Granic, I. (2017). Video gaming and children’s psychosocial Wellbeing: a longitudinal study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(4), 884–897. doi:10.1007/s10964-017-0646-z

Lobel, A., Engels, R. C. M. E., Stone, L. L., & Granic, I. (2017). Gaining a competitive edge: longitudinal associations between children’s competitive video game playing, conduct problems, peer relations, and prosocial behavior. Psychology of Popular Media Culture. doi:10.1037/ppm0000159

Roekel, E. van, Verhagen, M., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Kuppens, P. (2017). Variation in the serotonin transporter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and inertia of negative and positive emotions in daily life. Emotion(juni). doi:10.1037/emo0000336

Schuurmans, A.A.T., Nijhof, K.S., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Granic, I. (2017). Using a videogame intervention to reduce anxiety and externalizing problems among youths in residential care: an initial randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment(november), 1-11. doi:10.1007/s10862-017-9638-2

Starrenburg, M.L.A.van, Kuijpers, R.C.M.W., Kleinjan, M., Hutschemaekers, G. & Engels, R.C.M. E. (2017). Effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral therapy-based indicated prevention program for children with elevated anxiety levels: a randomized controlled trial. Prevention Science(november). doi:10.1007/s11121-016-0725-5

Teunissen, H.A., Spijkerman, R., Kuntsche, E., Engels, R.C., & Scholte, R.H. (2017). Cool or fool? The sssociation between drinker prototypes and alcohol consumption using multiple time-point diary sssessments in adolescent males. Substance Use and Misuse, 52(5), 656-665. doi:10.1080/10826084.2016.1253743

Tuijnman, A., Granic, I., Whitkin, J., & Engels, R.C.M.E (2017). Developing and testing ScrollQuest: a video game targeting rejection sensitivity in adolescents. CHI Play'17 Extended Abstracts Publication of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (oktober), 213-221. doi:10.1145/3130859.3131302

Voogt, C., Beusink, M., Kleinjan, M., Otten, R., Engels, R., Smit, K., & Kuntsche, E. (2017). Alcohol-related cognitions in children (aged 2-10) and how they are shaped by parental alcohol use: a systematic review. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 177(augustus), 277-290. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.04.006

Voogt, C., Otten, R., Kleinjan, M., Engels, R., & Kuntsche, E. (2017). Alcohol-related knowledge and alcohol-related norms in four to six year olds - evidence from the dutch electronic appropriate beverage task. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 41(9), 1637-1647. doi:10.1111/acer.13452

Duijvenbode, N. van, Didden, R., Korzilius, H. & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2016). Attentional bias in problematic drinkers with and without mild to borderline intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research(september). doi:10.1111/jir.12335

Duijvenbode, N. van, Didden, R., Korzilius, H. & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2016). “Het zit allemaal tussen mijn oren!” De neuropsychologie van verslavingsproblematiek bij mensen met een licht verstandelijke beperking. Verslaving(4). doi:10.1007/s12501-016-0083-9

Duijvenbode, N. van, Didden, R., Korzilius, H. & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2016). The role of executive control and readiness to change in problematic drinkers with mild to borderline intellectual disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities(juli). doi:10.1111/jar.12280

Duijvenbode, N. van, Didden, R., VanDerNagel, J.E.L., Korzilius, H.P.L.M., Engels, R.C.M.E. (2016). The relationship between drinking motives and interpretation bias in problematic drinkers with mild to borderline intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 1-12. doi:10.3109/13668250.2016.1268253

Groefsema, M., Engels, R.C.M.E., Kuntsche, E., Smit, K., & Luijten, M. (2016). Cognitive biases for social alcohol-related pictures and alcohol use in specific social settings: an event-level study. Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(9). doi:10.1111/acer.13165

Groefsema, M., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Luijten, M. (2016). The role of social stimuli content in neuroimaging studies investigating alcohol cue-reactivity. Addictive Behaviors, 58(februari), 123-128. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.02.033

Hiemstra, M., Engels, R. C., Schayck, O. C. van, & Otten, R. (2016). Home-based smoking prevention program Smoke-free Kids on smoking-related cognitions: secondary outcomes from a cluster randomized controlled trial. Psychology & Health, 31(2). doi:10.1080/08870446.2015.1067704

Kuntsche, E., Rossow, I., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Kuntsche, S. (2016). The blind men and the elephant-response to commentaries: commentary. Addiction, 111(6), 971-972. doi:10.1111/add.13406

Lennarz, H.K., Roekel, E. van, Kuntsche, E., Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A., Hollenstein, T., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Granic, I. (2016). Associations between interpersonal relationships and negative effect in adolescents. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 75(2), 71-79. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000172

Mares, S.H.W., Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A., Verdurmen, J., Schulten, I., & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2016). Home-based alcohol prevention program for parents and children: a randomized controlled trial. Preventive Medicine, 88(april), 224-229. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.04.018

Poppelaars, M., Tak, Y.R., Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A., Engels, R.C.M.E., Lobel, A., Merry, S., Lucassen, M., & Granic, I. (2016). A randomized controlled trial comparing two cognitive-behavioral programs for adolescent girls with subclinical depression: a school-based program (Op Volle Kracht) and a computerized program (SPARX). Behaviour Research and Therapy, 80(maart), 33-42. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2016.03.005

Ringlever, L., Hiemstra, M., Engels, R.C.M.E., Schayck, O.C.P. van, & Otten, R. (2016). Engaging parents of children with and without asthma in smoking-specific parenting: results from a 3-year randomized controlled trial evaluation . Health Education Research, 31(6), 760-770. doi:10.1093/her/cyw050

Roekel, E., van, Verhagen, M., Engels, R.C.M.E., Scholte, R.H.J., Cacioppo, S., & Cacioppo, J.T. (2016). Trait and state levels of loneliness in early and late adolescents: examining the differential reactivity hypothesis. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. doi:10.1080/15374416.2016.1146993

Rozenblat, V., Ong, D., Fuller-Tyskiewicz, Akkerman, K., Collier, D.A., Engels, R.C.M.E. ... Krug, I. (2016). A systematic review and secondary data analysis of the interactions between the serotonin transporter 5-HTTLPR polymorphism and environmental and psychological factors in eating disorders. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 84(september). doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2016.09.023

Scholten, H., Malmberg, M., Lobel, A., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Granic, I. (2016). A randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of an immersive 3D video game for anxiety prevention among adolescents. PLosONE, 11(1). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147763

Schuck, K., Otten, R., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Kleinjan, M. (2016). Kunnen kinderen symptomen van nicotineafhankelijkheid ontwikkelen door blootstelling aan omgevingsrook? Kind en adolescent , 37(1), 1-20. doi:10.1007/s12453-015-0107-y

Spijker, B. van, Kerkhof, A., Lokkerbol, J., Engels, R., & Smit. F. (2016). Onlinehulp bij suïcidale gedachten: budgetimpactanalyse. Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, 58(10), 746-750.

Strien, T. van, Konttinen, H., Homberg, J., & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2016). Emotional eating as a mediator between depression and weight gain. Appetite, 100(Mei), 216-224. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2016.02.034

Tak, Y.R., Brunwasser, S.M., Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A., & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2016). The prospective associations between self-efficacy and depressive symptoms from early to middle adolescence: a cross-lagged model. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(november). doi:10.1007/s10964-016-0614-z

Teunissen, H.A., Kuntsche, E., Scholte, R.H.J., Spijkerman, R., Prinstein, M.J. & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2016). Friends' drinking norms and male adolescents' alcohol consumption: the moderating role of performance-based peer influence susceptibility. Journal of Adolescence, 53(september), 45-54. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.08.017

Duijvenbode, N. van, Nagel, J.E.L. van der, Didden, H.C.M., Engels, R.C.M.E., Buitelaar, J.K., Kiewik-de Vries, M. & Jong, C.A.J. de (2015). Substance use disorders in individuals with mild to borderline intellectual disability: Current status and future directions. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 38, 319-328. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.12.029

Geurtzen, N., Scholte, R.H.J., Engels, R.C.M.E., Tak, Y.R., & Zundert, R.M.P. van (2015). Association between mindful parenting and adolescents’ Internalizing problems: Non-judgmental acceptance of parenting as core element. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(4), 1117-1128. doi:10.1007/s10826-014-9920-9

Granic, I., Lobel, A.M., Poppelaars, M., & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2015). Videospellen: de positieve effecten. Kind en Adolescent, 36(1), 1-22.

Kleinjan, M., Engels, R.C.,& DiFranza, J.R. (2015). Parental smoke exposure and the development of nicotine craving in adolescent novice smokers: the roles of DRD2, DRD4, and OPRM1 genotypes. BMC Pulmonary Medicine , 15(1), 115. doi:10.​1186/​s12890-015-0114-z

Kleinjan, M., Rozing, M., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Verhagen, M. (2015). Co-development of early adolescent alcohol use and depressive feelings: The role of the mu-opioid receptor A118G polymorphism.. Development and Psychopathology, 27(3), 915-925. doi:10.1017/S0954579414000911

Kuijpers, R.C.W.M., Kleinjan, M., Engels, R.C.M.E., Stone, L.L., & Otten, R. (2015). Child Self-report to Identify Internalizing and Externalizing Problems and the Influence of Maternal Mental Health. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(6), 1605-1614. doi:10.1007/s10826-014-9964-x

Lammers, J., Goossens, F., Conrod, P., Engels, R., Wiers, R.W., & Kleinjan, M. (2015). Effectiveness of a selective intervention program targeting personality risk factors for alcohol misuse among young adolescents: Results of a cluster randomized controlled trial. Addiction, 110(7), 1101-1109. doi:10.1111/add.12952

Lammers, M.W., Vroling, M.S., Ouwens, M.A., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Strien, T. van (2015). Predictors of outcome for cognitive behaviour therapy in binge eating disorder. European Eating Disorders Review, 23(3), 219-228. doi:10.1002/erv.2356

Larsen, J.K., Hermans, R.C.J., Sleddens, E.F.C., Engels, R.C.M.E., Fisher, J.O., & Kremers, S.P.J. (2015). How parental dietary behavior and food parenting practices affect children's dietary behavior: Interacting sources of influence? Appetite, 89(June), 246-257. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2015.02.012

Lodder, G.M.A., Scholte, R.H.J., Clemens, I.A.H., Engels, R.C.M.E., Goossens, L., & Verhagen, M. (2015). Loneliness and hypervigilance to social cues in females: An eye-tracking study. PLoS One, 10(4). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125141

Malmberg, M., Kleinjan, M., Overbeek, G., Vermulst, A., Lammers, J., Monshouwer, K., & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2015). Substance use outcomes in the Healthy School and Drugs program: Results from a latent growth curve approach. Addictive Behaviors, 42, 194-202. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.11.021

Mares, S.H.W., Stone, L.L., Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A., & Engels, R.C.M.E (2015). Alcohol expectancies in young children and how this relates to parental alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 45(June), 93-98. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.01.007

Pieters, S., Burk, W.J., Vorst, H. van der, Dahl, R.E., Wiers, R.W.H.J., & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2015). Prospective relationships between sleep problems and substance use, internalizing and externalizing problems. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(2), 379-388. doi:10.1007/s10964-014-0213-9

Roekel, G.H. van, Scholte, R.H.J., Engels, R.C.M.E., Goossens, L., & Verhagen, M. (2015). Loneliness in the daily lives of adolescents: An experience sampling study examining the effects of social contexts. Journal of Early Adolescence, 35(7), 905-930. doi:10.1177/0272431614547049

Schijven, E.P., Engels, R.C., Kleinjan, M., & Poelen, E.A. (2015). Evaluating a selective prevention program for substance use and comorbid behavioral problems in adolescents with mild to borderline intellectual disabilities: Study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry , 15(1), 167. doi:10.1186/s12888-015-0563-1

Schijven, E.P., Nagel, J.E.L. van der, Engels, R.C.M.E., Lammer, J., & Poelen, E.A.P. (2015). 'Take It personal!': Pilot of a selective intervention for substance use and comorbid behavioral Problems In Adolescents With Mild To Borderline Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 59, 127. doi:10.1111/jir.12214

Schuck, K., Otten, R., Kleinjan, M. Bricker, J.B., & Engels, R.C., (2015). Promoting smoking cessation among parents: Effects on smoking-related cognitions and smoking initiation in children. Addictive behaviors, 40, 66-72. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.09.002

Schuurmans, A.T., Nijhof, K.S., Vermaes, I.P.R., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Granic, I. (2015). A pilot study evaluating "Dojo," a videogame Intervention for youths with externalizing and anxiety problems. Games for Health Journal, 4(5), 401-408. doi:10.1089/g4h.2014.0138

Stone, L.L., Janssens, J.M.A.M., Vermulst, A.A., Maten, M.L. van der, Engels, R.C.M.E., & Otten, R. (2015). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: Psychometric properties of the parent and teacher version in children aged 4–7. BMC Psychology, 3. doi:10.1186/s40359-015-0061-8

Stone, L.L., Otten, R., Engels, R.C.M.E., Kuijpers, R.C.W.M., & Janssens, J.M.A.M. (2015). Relations Between Internalizing and Externalizing Problems in Early Childhood. Child & Youth Care Forum, 44(5), 635-653. doi: 0.1007/s10566-014-9296-4

Stone, L.L., Otten, R., Soenens, B., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Janssens, J.M.A.M. (2015). Relations between parental and child separation anxiety: The role of dependency-oriented psychological control. Control. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(11), 3192-3199. doi:10.1007/s10826-015-0122-x

Strien, T. van, Levitan, R.D., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Homberg, J.R. (2015). Season of birth, the dopamine D4 receptor gene and emotional eating in males and females. Evidence of a genetic plasticity factor? Appetite, 90(July), 51-57. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2015.02.024

Tak, Y.R., Zundert, R.M.P. van, Kleinjan, M., & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2015). Mindful parenting and adolescent depressive symptoms: The few associations are moderated by adolescent gender and parental depressive symptoms. Mindfulness, 6, 812-823. doi:10.1007/s12671-014-0324-0

Tiggelman, D., Ven, M.O.M. van de, Schayck, C.P. van, & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2015). Longitudinal associations between asthma control, medication adherence, and quality of life among adolescents: Results from a cross-lagged analysis. Quality of Life Research, 24(9), 2067-2074. doi:10.1007/s11136-015-0945-3

Tiggelman, D., Ven, M.O.M. van de, Schayck, C.P. van, Engels, R.C.M.E., & Sluijs, E.M.F. van (2015). Maternal and paternal beliefs, support and parenting as determinants of sport participation of adolescents with asthma. Journal of Asthma, 52(5), 492-497. doi:10.3109/02770903.2014.984844

Vermeulen-Smit, E., Verdurmen, J.E.E., & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2015). The effectiveness of family interventions in preventing adolescent illicit drug use: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 18(3), 216-239. doi:10.1007/s10567-015-0185-7

Vermeulen-Smit, E., Verdurmen, J.E.E., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Vollebergh, W.A.M. (2015). The role of general parenting and cannabis-specific parenting practices in adolescent cannabis and other illicit drug use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 147, 222-228. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.11.014

Granic, I., Lobel, A., Engels, R. C. M. (2014). The benefits of playing video games. American Psychologist, 69(1), 66-78. doi:10.1037/a0034857

Koordeman, R., Anschutz, D.J., & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2014). Self-control and the effects of movie alcohol portrayals on immediate alcohol consumption in male college students. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5(187). doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00187

Leeuw, R.N.H. de, Kleinjan, M., Lammers, J., Lokman, S., Engels, R.C.M.E. (2014). De effectiviteit van De Gezonde School en Genotmiddelen voor het basisonderwijs. Kind en adolescent, 35(1), 2-21.

Schuck, K., Bricker, J., Otten, R., Kleinjan, M., Brandon, T., Engels, R. (2014). Effectiviteit van telefonische coaching om te stoppen met roken: Resultaten bij rokende ouders. Verslaving : Tijdschrift over Verslavingsproblematiek, 10(2), 3-21.

Schuck, K., Otten, R., Kleinjan, M., Bricker, J.B., & Engels, R. (2014). Self-efficacy and acceptance of cravings to smoke underlie the effectiveness of quitline counseling for smoking cessation.. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 142, 269-276. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.06.033

Schuck, K., Otten, R., Kleinjan, M., Bricker, J.B., Engels, R.C.M.E. (2014). Predictors of cessation treatment outcome and treatment moderators among smoking parents receiving quitline counselling or self-help material. Preventive Medicine, 69, 126-131. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.09.014

Tak, Y.R., Kleinjan, M., Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A., Engels, R.C.M.E. (2014). Secondary outcomes of a school-based universal resiliency training for adolescents: A cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 14(11). doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-1171