M.W.M. Post

M.W.M. Post

Associate Professor
M.W.M. Post
  • Revalidatiegeneeskunde Onderzoek

Research Programs




Marcel Post studied psychology and graduated in 1985. His doctoral work at the Julius Center, Utrecht University focused on health status and life satisfaction after spinal cord injury (Dissertation 22-4-1997). Since June 2005 he has a joint appointment as associate professor at the Department of Rehabilitation medicine, Nursing Sciences and Sports of the University Medical Center Utrecht and as senior researcher and leader of the spinal cord injury research program at De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation. He is also working as senior scientific advisor for Swiss Paraplegic Research in Nottwil, Switzerland.

Marcel Post’s current research interests include the study of rehabilitation care, quality of life, psychological factors, and caregiver burden in persons with stroke or spinal cord injury. In his research he has focused on participation, quality of life, rehabilitation outcome measurement, and instrument development in these areas. Dr. Post is author or co-author of more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is member of the Scientific Committee of the International Spinal Cord Society and member of the Executive Committee of the ISCoS/ASIA Data Sets project in which he co-chaired the development of the datasets for activities and participation, and quality of life. Further co-edited the Dutch handbook of rehabilitation psychology. He serves as Section Editor of Spinal Cord and the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is member of the Editorial Board of Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.

Research line

Stroke / stroke rehabilitation; spinal cord injury rehabilitation (at De Hoogstraat Rehabiliation)

Most recent key publications

1: Oner FC, Sadiqi S, Lehr AM, Aarabi B, Dunn RN, Dvorak MF, Fehlings MG, Kandziora F, Post MW, Rajasekaran S, Vialle L, Vaccaro AR. Toward Developing a Specific Outcome Instrument for Spine Trauma: An Empirical Cross-sectional Multicenter ICF-Based Study by AOSpine Knowledge Forum Trauma. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015;40(17):1371-9
2: New PW, Reeves RK, Smith É, Townson A, Eriks-Hoogland I, Gupta A, Maurizio B, Scivoletto G, Post MW. International retrospective comparison of inpatient rehabilitation for patients with spinal cord dysfunction epidemiology and clinical outcomes. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015;96(6):1080-7
3: Post MWM, van Leeuwen. Psychosocial issues in spinal cord injury: a review. Spinal Cord 50(5):382-9
4: Visser-Meily, J.M.A., Rhebergen, M.L., Rinkel, G.J.E., van Zandvoort, M.J. & Post, M.W.M. (2009) Long-term health-related quality of life after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: relationship with psychological symptoms and personality characteristics. Stroke 40, 1526-29
5: Heutink M, Post MWM, Bongers-Janssen HMH, Dijkstra CA, Snoek GJ, Spijkerman DCM, Lindeman E. The CONECSI trial: A randomized controlled trial of a multidisciplinary cognitive behavioral program for coping with chronic neuropathic pain following spinal cord injury. Pain 2012; 153(1): 120-8

Fellowship and Awards

1: Van Hoytema award from the Dutch Association for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (VRA) (2010)

Research Output (355)

Changes in bladder emptying during inpatient rehabilitation after spinal cord injury and predicting factors:data from the Dutch Spinal Cord Injury Database

Poublon Claire G, Scholten Eline W M, Wyndaele Michel I A, Post Marcel W M, Stolwijk-Swüste Janneke M 2023, In: Spinal Cord. 61 , p. 624-631 8 p.

The longitudinal association between movement behavior patterns and the course of participation up to one year after stroke

de Graaf Joris A, Wondergem Roderick, Kooijmans Eline C M, Pisters Martijn F, Schepers Vera P M, Veenhof Cindy, Visser-Meily Johanna M A, Post Marcel W M 9 Aug 2022, In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 45 , p. 2787-2795 9 p.

The influence of psychological factors and mood on the course of participation up to four years after stroke

de Graaf J. A., Schepers V. P.M., Nijsse B., van Heugten C. M., Post M. W.M., Visser-Meily J. M.A. May 2022, In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 44 , p. 1855-1862 8 p.

Intra- and interpersonal effects of coping style and self-efficacy on anxiety, depression and life satisfaction in patient–partner couples after stroke

Welten J. J.E., Cox V. C.M., Kruithof W. J., Visser-Meily J. M.A., Post M. W.M., van Heugten C. M., Schepers V. P.M. 2022, In: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 33 , p. 849-870 22 p.

Influence of severity and level of injury on the occurrence of complications during the subacute and chronic stage of traumatic spinal cord injury:a systematic review

Adegeest Charlotte Y, van Gent Jort A N, Stolwijk-Swüste Janneke M, Post Marcel W M, Vandertop William P, Öner F Cumhur, Peul Wilco C, Wengel Paula V Ter 12 Nov 2021, In: Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 36 , p. 632-652 21 p.

Differences in Societal Participation Across Diagnostic Groups:Secondary Analyses of 8 Studies Using the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation-Participation

Mol Tanja I., van Bennekom Coen A., Schepers Vera P., ter Hoeve Nienke, Kruitwagen-van Reenen Esther T., Visser-Meily Johanna M., Post Marcel W. Sep 2021, In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 102 , p. 1735-1745 11 p.

Temporal evolution and predictors of subjective cognitive complaints up to 4 years after stroke

Nijsse Britta, Verberne Daan P.J., Visser-Meily Johanna M.A., Post Marcel W.M., de Kort Paul L.M., van Heugten Caroline M. 8 Jun 2021, In: Journal of rehabilitation medicine. 53

Participation and autonomy in the first 10 months after diagnosis of ALS: a longitudinal study.

Kruitwagen-van Reenen Esther, van den Berg Leonard, Visser-Meilij JM Anne, Post Marcel, Scholten Eline, van Groenestijn AC 8 Mar 2021, In: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Frontotemporal Degeneration. 22 , p. 459-466 8 p.

Comparison between EQ-5D-5L and PROMIS-10 to evaluate health-related quality of life 3 months after stroke:a cross-sectional multicenter study

de Graaf Joris A, Visser-Meily Johanna M, Schepers Vera P, Baars Annette, Kappelle L Jaap, Passier Patricia E, Wermer Marieke J, de Wit Daniëlle C, Post Marcel W 15 Jan 2021, In: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 57 , p. 337-346 10 p.

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