Floor Sieverink graduated from the Master Communication Studies in August 2012. For her graduation paper, she studied the needs of patients with chronic gastrointestinal diseases regarding different support services for a web portal, and she examined which variables are predictors for these needs. The goal of this web portal is to increase the level of self-management and the involvement in the treatment of this patient group. The project was commissioned by the Medisch Spectrum Twente, a Dutch hospital. After her graduation, Floor worked here as a junior researcher at the research office of the department of pulmonary diseases.
In March 2013 Floor started working as a PhD student for the department Psychology, Health & Technology of the University of Twente.
The overall objective of her PhD project is to examine the added value of a web based interactive care platform (e-Vita) as an integral approach of disease management for patients with diabetes type 2, chronic heart failure or COPD.