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V.Y.F (Veronique) Maas

Obstetrician

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  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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About

Introduction

As of late 2018, I am the principal investigator  of the APROPOS-II study. My prior educations are a Bachelor’s study in Midwifery and a Master’s study in Health Education and Promotion at Maastricht University. The APROPOS-II study aims to assess the implementation process and the effectiveness of a local preconception care (PCC)-approach on preconceptional lifestyle behaviours, health outcomes and the reach of PCC among prospective parents and healthcare providers. The intervention in question has a dual-track approach based on both the uptake and the provision of PCC, and is called Woke Women®.

Field(s) of expertise

Preconception care

Education and career

Midwifery Bachelor

Master of Health Education and Promotion - Maastricht University

Publications

Study design of a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of a locally tailored approach for preconception care – the APROPOS-II study.
Veronique Y.F Maas, Maria P.H. Koster, Erwin Ista, Kim L.H. Vanden Auweele, Renate W.A. de Bie, Denhard J. de Smit, Bianca C. Visser, Elsbeth H. van Vliet-Lachotzki, Arie Franx, and Marjolein Poels. (2020). BMC Public Health. 2020; 20: 235.

Teaching activities

Supervising Bachelor students

Other positions

Scientific advisor - KNOV