Joost Dekker is Professor of Allied Health Care at the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His research concerns behavioral factors in somatic disease. He focuses on musculoskeletal disorders, cancer and neurological disorders. He is involved in a wide range of international and national organizations, focusing on the field of behavioral medicine.

Joost Dekker Behavioral Medicine Amsterdam Psychology Research Allied Health Care


Cudejko T, van der Esch M, Schrijvers J et al. 


The immediate effect of a soft knee brace on dynamic knee instability in persons with knee osteoarthritis.

Rheumatology (Oxford), 2018;57(10):1735-1742

Dekker J, de Groot V.

Psychological adjustment to chronic disease and rehabilitation - an exploration.


Disability and Rehabilitation, 2018;40(1):116-120

Tenten-Diepenmaat M, van der Leeden M, Vliet Vlieland TPM, Dekker J; RA Foot Expert Group.


Multidisciplinary recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of foot problems in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 2018;11:37

Schuurhuizen, Braamse, Beekman, et al


Screening and Stepped Care Targeting Psychological Distress in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: The TES Cluster Randomized Trial. 


J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019;17(8):911-920.

Dekker J, de Groot V, Ter Steeg AM, Vloothuis J, Holla J, Collette E, Satink T, Post L, Doodeman S, Littooij E.


Setting meaningful goals in rehabilitation: rationale and practical tool.


Clin Rehabil. 2019


Dekker, Buurman, van der Leeden.


Exercise in people with comorbidity or multimorbidity.


Health Psychol. 2019;38(9):822-830.


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