Articles (International)

  • De Winter, A., and Jansen, C. (Eds.) (2019). Special Issue "Routes to Improve Health Literacy during the Life-Course”.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Click here for this issue.
  • Koops van 't Jagt, R., Tan, S. L., Hoeks, J., Spoorenberg, S., De Winter, A., Paech, J., Lippke, S., and Jansen, C. (2019). Using photo stories to support doctor-patient communication: Evaluating a communicative health literacy intervention for older adultsInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16193726. First published: October, 3, 2019. Click here for this article.
  • Ooms, J., Jansen, C.,  and Hoeks, J. (2019). The story against smoking: An exploratory study into the processing and perceived effectiveness of narrative visual smoking warnings. Health Education Journal. DOI: 10.1177/0017896919867436. First published: August 7, 2019. Click here for this article.
  • Ooms, J., Hoeks, J., and Jansen, C. (2019). Hey, that could be me: The role of similarity in narrative persuasion. PLOS ONE. Published online: April 18, 2019. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215359. Click here for this article.
  • Davis, B. and Jansen, C. (2019). Using a fotonovela to battle chrystal meth in South Africa. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. Published online: 22 February 2019. DOI: doi 10.1080/15332640.2019.1568335. Click here for this article.
  • Jansen, C. and Van der Kroef, G. (2018). The Impact of Receivers’ Nationality and Cultural Orientation on the Effects of Fear Appeals in Health Communication. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 48(1), 72-90. Published online: 10 December 2018DOI: 10.1080/17475759.2018.1555673. Click here for this article.
  • Donné, L., Jansen, C., and Hoeks, J. (2018). The influence of conversational content on college students’ safe sex intentions: A mixed method approach. Global Journal of Health Science, 10 (3), 1-14. Click here for this article.
  • Geboers, B., Uiters, E., Reijneveld, S.A., Jansen, C.J.M., Almansa, J., Nooyens, A.C.J., Verschuren, W.M.M., De Winter, A.F., and Picavet, H.S.J. (2018, open access). Health literacy among older adults is associated with their 10-years’ cognitive functioning and decline: The Doetinchem cohort study.  BMC Geriatrics. Click here for this article. 
  • Donné, L., Jansen, C., and Hoeks, J. (2017, open access). Uncovering Factors Influencing Interpersonal Health Communication. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 4, 1-10. Click here for this article.
  • Donné, L., Hoeks, J., and Jansen, C. (2017, open access). Using a narrative to spark safer sex communication. Health Education Journal, 76(6), 635-647. 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. 
  • Jansen, C., Richards, R., and Van Zyl, L. (2017, open access). Evaluating four readability formulas for Afrikaans. Stellenbosch Papers In Linguistics Plus, 53: Die wisselwerking tussen teorie en praktyk in toegepaste taalkunde: The interplay between theory and praxis in applied linguistics, 149-166. 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, open access). Sweet temptations: How does reading a fotonovela about diabetes affect Dutch adults with different levels of literacy? Health Communication, 1-7. Click here for this article. 
  • Ooms, J., Jansen, C.J.M., Hommes, S., and Hoeks, J.C.J. (2017, open access). 'Don’t make my mistake.' On the processing of narrative fear appeals. International Journal of Communication, 11, 4924–4945. Click 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 De Winter, A.F.(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., De Winter, A., and 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., De Winter,  A., 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., and 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., Jansen, C., and Hoeks, J. (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., De Winter, A., Luten, K., Jansen, C., and 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., and 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. and 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., and 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., and 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. and 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. and 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.,a nd 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. and 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., and 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. and 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.
  • Van Horen, F., Jansen, C., Noordman, L., and 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., and Van der Slik, F. (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., and 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. and 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.
  • Le Pair, R., Jansen, C., Korzilius, H., Van Gerdingen, J., De Graaf, S., and 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., Van Baal, J., and 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., Van de Berg, M., Buurman, C., and 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., and 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.
  • Van Onna, B. and 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., and 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., Le Pair, R., and 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. and 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.
  • Van Horen, F., Jansen, C., Noordman, L., and 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. and 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. and 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., and 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. and 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. and 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., and 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. and 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. and Van Erkel, A.J.(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. and 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. and 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. andJansen, 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. and 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. and 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. and 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., and 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. and 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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