Articles (International)

  • Donné, L., Jansen, C., and Hoeks, J. (2017, open access). Uncovering Factors Influencing Interpersonal Health Communication. Global Qualitative Nursing Research. Published online 14-06-2017. Click here for this article.
  • Donné, L., Hoeks, J., and Jansen, C. (2017). Using a narrative to spark safer sex communication. Health Education Journal. First published (OnlineFirst) June 8, 2017; click here for this article.
  • Jansen, C. (2017). Developing persuasive health campaign messages. In A. Black, P. Luna, O. Lund, and S. Walker (Eds.). Information Design: Research and Practice, pp. 669-684. London / New York: Routledge. Click here for this article. 
  • Koops van ’t Jagt, R., Hoeks, J.C.J, Duizer, E., Baron, M., Molina, G.B., Unger, J.B., and Jansen, C.J.M. (2017). Sweet temptations: How does reading a fotonovela about diabetes affect Dutch adults with different levels of literacy? Health Communication. Published online 17-01-2017Click here for this article. 
  • Davis, B. and Jansen, C. (2016, in print and open access). This may come as a surprise: How prior knowledge of information in a fear appeal is associated with message outcomes. Communicatio; South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research, 42(3), 398-421. Click here for this article.
  • Donné, L., Hoeks, J., and Jansen, C. (2016). Talking about health messages: The relationship between perceived complexity, processing time, and conversational intentions. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, 5(2), 126-144. Click here for the abstract.
  • Geboers, B., Reijneveld, S.A., Jansen, C.J.M., and Winter, A.F. de (2016). Health literacy is associated with health behaviors and social factors among older adults: Results from the LifeLines Cohort Study. Journal of Health Communication, 21(Suppl 2), 45-53Click here for the article in pdf-format. 
  • Koops van ’t Jagt, R., Hoeks, J., Jansen, C., Winter, A. de, & Reijneveld, M. (2016). Comprehensibility of health-related documents for older adults with different levels of health literacy: A systematic review. Journal of Health Communication, 20(13), 159-177.  DOI:10.1080/10810730.2015.1049306. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Koops van ‘t Jagt, R., Winter,  A. de., Reijneveld, S.A., Hoeks, J.C.J., and Jansen, C.J.M. (2016). Development of a communication intervention for older adults with limited health literacy: photo stories to support doctor-patient communication. Journal of Health Communication, 21(sup2), 69-82. Click here for the article in pdf-format. 
  • Lubinga, E., Maes, A., and Jansen, C. (2016). How Peer Conversations About HIV/AIDS Media Messages Affect Comprehension and Beliefs of Young South African Women. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 13(1), 68-80. Click here for this article (open access). DOI:10.1080/17290376.2016.1197146
  • Geboers, B., Brainard, J.S., Loke, Y.K., Jansen, C.J.M., Salter, C., Reijneveld, S.A., & De Winter, A.F. (2015). The association of health literacy with adherence in older adults, and its role in interventions: A systematic meta-review. BMC Public Health, 15, 903. DOI:10.1186/s12889-015-2251-y. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Ooms, J., Hoeks, J., and Jansen, C. (2015). The EPPM put to the test. Evaluating four basic propositions. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, 4(2), 241-256. DOI: 10.1075/dujal.4.2.0700m. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Jansen, C. & Verstappen, R. (2014). Fear appeals in health communication: Should the receivers' nationality or cultural orientation be taken into account? Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 43(4), 346-368. DOI:10.1080/17475759.2014.981675. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Geboers, B., Winter, A. de, Luten, K., Jansen, C., & Reijneveld, M. (2014). The association of health literacy with physical activity and nutritional behavior in older adults, and its social cognitive mediators. Journal of Health Communication 19(Sup2), 61-76. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2014.934933. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Lubinga, E., Jansen, C. & Maes, A. (2014). 'If you care, do not share'. Exploring effects of using rhetorical figures in HIV and AIDS messages on young South Africans' willingness to engage in conversations. Communicatio; South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research, 40-1, 49-68. Doi: 10.1080/02500167.2014.868365. Click here for the article in pdf format.
  • Stassen, I. and Jansen, C. (2012). The Development of an Academic Writing Centre in the Netherlands. In C. Thaiss, G. Bräuer, P. Carlino, L. Ganobcsik-Williams & A. Sinha (Eds.), Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, chapter 25, pp. 293-300. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Broersma, A. & Jansen, C. (2012). “Why should I?” On selecting the content of persuasive HCT messages for students at a previously disadvantaged university in South Africa. Communicare; Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa, 31(1), p. 19-35. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Arts, A., Maes, A., Noordman, L. & Jansen, C. (2011). Overspecification in written instruction. Linguistics, 49(3), pp. 555-574. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Arts, A., Maes, A., Noordman, L. & Jansen, C. (2011). Overspecification facilitates object identification. Journal of Pragmatics, 43(1), p. 361-374. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Lubinga, E. & Jansen, C. (2011). “No ‘til we know” fela ba a tseba naa? On using African languages to communicate HIV and AIDS to young South Africans. Communicatio; South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research, 37(3), p.466-481. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Jansen, C. & Janssen, I. (2010). Talk about it: Effects of cryptic billboards about HIV/AIDS. Communicatio; South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research, 36(1), p. 130-141. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Jansen, C., Nistelrooij, M. van, Olislagers, K., Sambeek, M. van, & Stadler, L. de (2010). A fire station in your body: Metaphors in educational texts on HIV/AIDS. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 28(2), p. 133-139.  Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Lubinga, E., Schulze, M., Jansen, C., & Maes, A. (2010). HIV/AIDS messages as a spur for conversation among young South Africans? African Journal of AIDS Research, 9(2), p. 175-185. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Verheij, K. & Jansen, C. (2010). HIV/AIDS related beliefs at the University of Limpopo. African Journal of Rhetoric, 1 (2), p. 49-71. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Hoeken, H., Swanepoel, P., Saal, E., & Jansen, C. (2009). Using message form to stimulate conversations: The case of tropes. Communication Theory, 19 (1), p. 49-65. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Jansen, C. & Meijer Drees, M. (2009). “Kleine Jantje kreeg een vlieger”. Oor die ontwikkeling van die Nederlandse en die Afrikaanse smartlap. In: R. Foster, Y. T’Sjoen & T. Vaessens (red). Over grenzen. Een vergelijkende studie van Nederlandse, Vlaamse en Afrikaanse poëzie. Hoofdstuk 14. Leuven/Den Haag: Acco, p. 333-347. [also published in Tydskrif vir Nederlands en Afrikaans, 13, 2 (2006), p. 112-128] Click here for the article in pdf format.
  • Horen, F. van, Jansen, C., Noordman, L., & Maes, A. (2008). Manuals for the elderly: Text characteristics that help or hinder older users. In: G. Hayhoe & H. Grady (Eds.), Connecting People with Technology: Issues in Professional Communication. Amityville, NY: Baywood, p.  43-53. Click here for the article in pdf format.
  • Jansen, C., Hoeken, H., Ehlers, D., & Slik, F. van der (2008). Cultural differences in the perceptions of fear and efficacy in South Africa.  In: P. Swanepoel & H. Hoeken (Eds.), Adapting Health Communication to Cultural Needs: Optimizing Documents in South African Health Communication on HIV and AIDS. Amsterdam: Benjamins, p. 107-128. Click here for the article in pdf format.
  • Swanepoel, P., Burger, M., Loohuis, A., & Jansen, C. (2008). Promoting VCT among South African students: Are we missing the message? In: P. Swanepoel & H. Hoeken (Eds.), Adapting Health Communication to Cultural Needs: Optimizing Documents in South African Health Communication on HIV and AIDS. Amsterdam: Benjamins, p. 89-106. Click here for the article in pdf format.
  • Jansen, C., Schreuder, R. & Neijt, A. (2007). The influence of spelling conventions on perceived plurality in compounds: A comparison of Afrikaans and Dutch. Written Language and Literacy, 10 (2), p. 105-114. Click here for the article in pdf format.
  • Pair, R. le, Jansen, C., Korzilius, H., Gerdingen, J. van, Graaf, S. de & Visser, R.  (2007). ‘Information Mapping: Effects of Text Features and Reader Characteristics on Performance and Appreciation’. Information Design Journal, 15 (1), p. 69-83. Click here for the article in pdf format.
  • Jansen, C., Baal, J. van & Bouwmans, E. (2006). Investigating culturally-oriented fear appeals in  public information documents on HIV/AIDS. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 11 (April). (http://www.immi.se/intercultural/) Click here for the article in pdf format.
  • Jansen, C., Berg, M. van de, Buurman, C. & Smits, M. (2006). ‘The scarier the better? Effects of adding images to verbal warnings on cigarette packages.’ In: S. Carliner, C. de Waele & J.P. Verckens (eds.),  Information and Document Design: Varieties on Recent Research. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, Document Design Companion Series, nr. 7, p.129–147. Click here for the article in pdf format.
  • Jansen, C. & Meijer Drees, M. (2006). “Kleine Jantje kreeg een vlieger”. Oor die ontwikkeling van die Nederlandse en die Afrikaanse smartlap. Tydskrif vir Nederlands en Afrikaans, 13 (2), p. 112-128. [Also published in: R. Foster, Y. T’Sjoen & T. Vaessens (red). Over grenzen. Een vergelijkende studie van Nederlandse, Vlaamse en Afrikaanse poëzie. Hoofdstuk 14. Leuven/Den Haag: Acco, p. 333-347]. Click here for the article in pdf format.
  • Onna, B. van & Jansen, C. (2006). ‘How multilingual are the Dutch really? On proficiency in Dutch, English, French, and German in Dutch organizations.’ Belgian Journal of English Language and Literatures, New Series 4, p. 169-180. Click here for the article in pdf format.
  • Jansen, C., Croonen, M. & De Stadler, L. (2005). 'Take John, for instance'. Effects of exemplars in public information documents on HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Information Design Journal + Document Design, 13 (3), p. 194-210. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Jansen, C. (2004). Völlig negiert oder genauestens studiert? Konsumenten berichten über die Rolle, die technische Gebrauchstexte in ihrem täglichen Leben spielen. In: E. Gräfe (Hrsg.), tekom Frühjahrstagung 2004. Stuttgart: tekom, p. 43-49. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Jansen, C. (2003). Be wise - condomize? Over de relevantie van de culturele achtergrond van in Nederland wonende Ghanezen voor voorlichting over HIV/AIDS. Tydskrif vir Nederlands en Afrikaans, 10, p. 137-151. Click here for the article in pdf format.
  • Jansen, C., Korzilius, H., Pair, R. le & Roest, M. (2003). Testing an Information Mapping ® text: Does the method live up to the expectations? Document design, Journal of research and problem solving in organizational communication, 4, p. 48-59. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Jansen, C. (2002). Designing usable technical documents. Why bother? Indus, Newsletter from the India Chapter of STC, 4 (4). September 2002, p. 12-13. Click here for the article in pdf format.
  • Jansen, C. (2002). Reflecting on Information Mapping©: does the method live up to the expectations? In: Reflections on communication. Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference, Portland (OR), September 2002. IEEE catalogue number 02CH37389, p. 307-318. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Jansen, C. & Balijon, S. (2002). How do people use instruction guides? Confirming and disconfirming patterns of use. Document design, Journal of research and problem solving in organizational communication, 3, p. 195-204. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Horen, F. van, Jansen, C., Noordman, L. & Maes, A. (2001). Manuals for the elderly: Which information cannot be missed? Journal of technical writing and communication, 31, p. 415-431. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Jansen, C. & Pollmann, M. (2001). On round numbers. Pragmatic aspects of numerical expressions. Journal of quantitative linguistics, 8, p. 187-201. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Jansen, C. & Steehouder, M. (2001). How research can lead to better government forms. In: D. Janssen & R. Neutelings (eds.). Reading and writing government documents. Amsterdam: Benjamins, p. 11-36. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Westendorp, P., Jansen, C. & Punselie R. (2000). Parallels and dichotomies in interface design and document design. In: P. Westendorp et al. (eds.), Interface design and document design. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, p. 9-26. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Jansen, C. & Maes, A. (1999). Document design. South African Journal of Linguistics, 17 (4), p. 234-255. Click here for the article in pdf-format.
  • Spruijt, S. & Jansen, C. (1999). The influence of task and format on reading results with online text. IEEE transactions on professional communication, 42 (2), p. 92-99. Click here for the pdf file.
  • Wright, P., Jansen, C. & Wyatt, J. (1998). How to limit clinical errors in interpretation of data. The lancet, 352, p. 1539-1543. Click here for the pdf file.
  • Jansen, C. & Steehouder, M. (1997). Designing procedures as a foundation for instructions. In: Morris, A. (ed.), Crossroads in communication. Proceedings IPCC97. Salt Lake City, UT, p. 9-15. Click here for the pdf file.
  • Jansen, C. & Erkel, A.J. van (1996). Instructional documents in Spanish and Dutch: Do they really differ? In: T. Ensink & C. Sauer (eds.), Researching Technical Documents, Groningen: University of Groningen, p. 69-86. Click here for the pdf file.
  • Steehouder, M. & Jansen, C. (1996). The sequential order of instructions: Impact on text quality. In: Evolution or Revolution? Proceedings STC annual conference. Arlington, VA: STC, p. 247-250. Click here for the pdf file.
  • Jansen, C. & Steehouder, M. (1996). The sequential order of procedural instructions: Some formal methods for designers of flow charts. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 26, p. 453-473. Click here for the pdf file.
  • Pollmann, M. & Jansen, C. (1996). The language user as an arithmetician. Cognition, 59, p. 219-237. Click here for the pdf file.
  • Jansen, C. (1994). Computerised writing aids: do they really help? In: M. Steehouder et al. (eds.). Quality of technical dcumentation. Utrecht studies in language and communication, nr. 3. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, p. 239-248. Click here for the pdf file.
  • Jansen, C. (1994). Research in Technical Communication in the Netherlands. Technical communication, 41, p. 234-239. Click here for the pdf file.
  • Jansen, C. (1994). Technikdokumentation in den Niederlanden. In: G. Bock (Hrsg.), Weiterbildung zum Technikautor. Internationales Symposium zur Technikdokumentation, Berlin und Gotha 1992. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag, p. 158-164. Click here for the pdf file.
  • Steehouder, M. & Jansen, C. (1994). Issues in developing an online advisory system for text writers. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 24, p. 139-148. Click here for the pdf file.
  • Jansen, C. & Steehouder, M. (1992). Forms as a source of communication problems. Journal of technical writing and communication, 22, p. 179-194. Click here for the pdf file.
  • Steehouder, M. & Jansen, C. (1992). Optimizing the quality of forms. In: H. Pander Maat & M. Steehouder (eds.), Studies of functional text quality. Utrecht Studies in language and communication, nr. 1. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, p. 159-172. Click here for the pdf file.
  • Jansen, C.J.M., Steehouder, M., Pilot, A., Schrauwen, D. & Looijmans, P.J.M. (1986). ALEXIS: Computer-assisted feedback on written assignments. Computers and composition, 4, p. 32-45. [Also published in: J. Moonen & T. Plomp (eds.) Eurit 86: Development of educational software. London: Pergamon Press, p. 81-88] Click here for the pdf file.
  • Steehouder, M. & Jansen, C. (1987). From bureaucratic language to instructional texts. How to design an effective problem-solving tool for citizens. Information design journal, 5, p. 129-139. Click here for the pdf file.
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