prof. dr. T. (Tiny) Jaarsma

prof. dr. T. (Tiny) Jaarsma

Full Professor
prof. dr. T. (Tiny) Jaarsma
  • Division of Heart & Lungs

Research Programs

Circulatory Health



Tiny Jaarsma is employed part time as a professor at Nursing Science since 2018, placed in the Julius Center, University Medical Center Utrecht with a position as a professor in Chronic Care/ Cardiovascular Nursing Care. She is also full professor in Nursing at Linköping University in Sweden, were she lives with her family.

Tiny Jaarsma received her bachelor education in nursing HBO-V in Groningen, the Netherlands, received her master degree in Health Sciences from the University of Maastricht in 1992, as part of a Dr Dekker fellowship of the Netherlands Heart Foundation. She studied 6 months at the UCLA in 1993 and completed her doctoral degree in 1999 at the University of Maastricht.

Her working life, she spend mostly in research and nursing. After her graduation she worked as a nurse in the University Medical Center in Groningen in the departments of internal medicine and cardiology. After her master degree, she worked as an assistant professor at the University of Maastricht. After her doctoral degree she worked as a post-doc researcher at the Netherlands Heart Foundation (from 1988-2000), and as a researcher and associate professor in the University Medical Center Groningen from 2000-2010. In 2010 she immigrated to Sweden to work at Linköping University as a full professor in Nursing. Together with professors Strömberg and Märtensson she is heading a research group (CESAR) with 25 national and international researchers in the area of cardiac care in Sweden. Her research has been published in over 400 publications ranging from short practical communications, book chapters to scientific publications in peer reviewed journals.

The last 15 years, Tiny Jaarsma has obtained more than 22 international competitive research grants from national (Netherlands and Sweden) and European funding (FP7 funding), with the largest grant held for the COACH study 3,3 mil Euro). 

Tiny her main scientific achievement is the integration of current scientific knowledge in a middle range theory: ‘the middle range theory of self-care in chronic illness’ developed with professors Anna Strömberg (LiU and Barbara Riegel (University of Pennsylvania). Related to this main achievement is the development of the European Heart Failure Self-care Behavior Scale that is currently translated in 21 languages and used in international research trials.

Side Activities

  • Editor-in Chief of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 
  • Associate editor of the European Heart Journal and ESC-Heart Failur
  • AHA CVSN Leadership committee (2016-now)
  • American Association of Heart Failure Nursing Research Consortium (2018-now)
  • Board member of the Association for Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied professionals of the European Society of Cardiology (now)
  • Board member of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (now)
  • Member of Steering committee Fresh-Up study (Gommers, NL)

chair in webinars of TMA and heart failure policy network 


Research Output (88)

Patterns in the Use of Heart Failure Telemonitoring:Post Hoc Analysis of the e-Vita Heart Failure Trial

Brons Maaike, Klooster Iris ten, Gemert-Pijnen Lisette van, Jaarsma Tiny, Asselbergs Folkert W., Oerlemans Marish I.F.J., Koudstaal Stefan, Rutten Frans H. 31 Jan 2023, In: JMIR Cardio. 7

Development and testing of an instrument to measure contextual factors influencing self-care decisions among adults with chronic illness

Page Shayleigh Dickson, Lee Christopher, Aryal Subhash, Freedland Kenneth, Stromberg Anna, Vellone Ercole, Westland Heleen, Wiebe Douglas J, Jaarsma Tiny, Riegel Barbara Dec 2022, In: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 20

Self-care in migrants with type 2 diabetes, during the COVID-19 pandemic

Pettersson Sara, Jaarsma Tiny, Hedgärd Klara, Klompstra Leonie 9 Nov 2022, In: Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 55 , p. 167-177 11 p.

Developing a core outcome set for patient-reported symptom monitoring to reduce hospital admissions for patients with heart failure

Lawson Claire A, Lam Carolyn, Jaarsma Tiny, Kadam Umesh, Stromberg Anna, Ali Mohammad, Tay Wan Ting, Clayton Louise, Khunti Kamlesh, Squire Iain 1 Nov 2022, In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 21 , p. 830-839 10 p.

2022 ESC Guidelines on cardio-oncology developed in collaboration with the European Hematology Association (EHA), the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) and the International Cardio-Oncology Society (IC-OS)

Lyon Alexander R, López-Fernández Teresa, Couch Liam S, Asteggiano Riccardo, Aznar Marianne C, Bergler-Klein Jutta, Boriani Giuseppe, Cardinale Daniela, Cordoba Raul, Cosyns Bernard, Cutter David J, de Azambuja Evandro, de Boer Rudolf A, Dent Susan F, Farmakis Dimitrios, Gevaert Sofie A, Gorog Diana A, Herrmann Joerg, Lenihan Daniel, Moslehi Javid, Moura Brenda, Salinger Sonja S, Stephens Richard, Suter Thomas M, Szmit Sebastian, Tamargo Juan, Thavendiranathan Paaladinesh, Tocchetti Carlo G, van der Meer Peter, van der Pal Helena J H, Lancellotti Patrizio, Thuny Franck, Abdelhamid Magdy, Aboyans Victor, Aleman Berthe, Alexandre Joachim, Barac Ana, Borger Michael A, Casado-Arroyo Ruben, Cautela Jennifer, Čelutkienė Jolanta, Cikes Maja, Cohen-Solal Alain, Dhiman Kreena, Ederhy Stéphane, Edvardsen Thor, Fauchier Laurent, Fradley Michael, Jaarsma Tiny, Kotecha Dipak, 1 Nov 2022, In: European heart journal. 43 , p. 4229-4361 133 p.

The perceived effects of COVID-19 while living with a chronic illness

Ryder Mary, Guerin Suzanne, Forde Rita, Lowe Grainne, Jaarsma Tiny, O'Neill Madeline, Halley Carmel, Connolly Michael 25 Oct 2022, In: Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 55 , p. 154-162 9 p.

Exergaming in patients with a left ventricular assist device:a feasibility study

Hammer Yoav, Shaul Aviv A, Ben-Avraham Binyamin, Zadok Osnat Itzhaki Ben, Barac Yaron D, Rubchevsky Victor, Yaari Vicky, Gutrov Ema, Strömberg Anna, Klompstra Leonie, Jaarsma Tiny, Ben-Gal Tuvia 17 Oct 2022, In: ESC heart failure. 10 , p. 738-741 4 p.

2022 ESC Guidelines on cardiovascular assessment and management of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery

Halvorsen Sigrun, Mehilli Julinda, Cassese Salvatore, Hall Trygve S, Abdelhamid Magdy, Barbato Emanuele, De Hert Stefan, de Laval Ingrid, Geisler Tobias, Hinterbuchner Lynne, Ibanez Borja, Lenarczyk Radosław, Mansmann Ulrich R, McGreavy Paul, Mueller Christian, Muneretto Claudio, Niessner Alexander, Potpara Tatjana S, Ristić Arsen, Sade L Elif, Schirmer Henrik, Schüpke Stefanie, Sillesen Henrik, Skulstad Helge, Torracca Lucia, Tutarel Oktay, Van Der Meer Peter, Wojakowski Wojtek, Zacharowski Kai, Knuuti Juhani, Kristensen Steen Dalby, Aboyans Victor, Ahrens Ingo, Antoniou Sotiris, Asteggiano Riccardo, Atar Dan, Baumbach Andreas, Baumgartner Helmut, Böhm Michael, Borger Michael A, Bueno Hector, Čelutkienė Jelena, Chieffo Alaide, Cikes Maya, Darius Harald, Delgado Victoria, Devereaux Philip J, Duncker David, Jaarsma Tiny, Kotecha Dipak, 14 Oct 2022, In: European heart journal. 43 , p. 3826-3924 99 p.

Congestion in heart failure:a circulating biomarker-based perspective. A review from the Biomarkers Working Group of the Heart Failure Association, European Society of Cardiology

Núñez Julio, de la Espriella Rafael, Rossignol Patrick, Voors Adriaan A, Mullens Wilfried, Metra Marco, Chioncel Ovidiu, Januzzi James L, Mueller Christian, Richards A Mark, de Boer Rudolf A, Thum Thomas, Arfsten Henrike, González Arantxa, Abdelhamid Magdy, Adamopoulos Stamatis, Anker Stefan D, Gal Tuvia Ben, Biegus Jan, Cohen-Solal Alain, Böhm Michael, Emdin Michele, Jankowska Ewa A, Gustafsson Finn, Hill Loreena, Jaarsma Tiny, Jhund Pardeep S, Lopatin Yuri, Lund Lars H, Milicic Davor, Moura Brenda, Piepoli Massimo F, Ponikowski Piotr, Rakisheva Amina, Ristic Arsen, Savarese Gianluigi, Tocchetti Carlo G, Van Linthout Sophie, Volterrani Maurizio, Seferovic Petar, Rosano Giuseppe, Coats Andrew J S, Bayes-Genis Antoni Oct 2022, In: European Journal of Heart Failure. 24 , p. 1751-1766 16 p.

Fluid REStriction in Heart Failure vs Liberal Fluid UPtake:Rationale and Design of the Randomized FRESH-UP Study

Herrmann Job J, Beckers-Wesche Fabienne, Baltussen Lisette E H J M, Verdijk Marjolein H I, Bellersen Louise, Brunner-la Rocca Hans-Peter, Jaarsma Tiny, Pisters Ron, Sanders-van Wijk Sandra, Rodwell Laura, Van Royen Niels, Gommans D H Frank, Van Kimmenade Roland R J Oct 2022, In: Journal of Cardiac Failure. 28 , p. 1522-1530 9 p.

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