dr. C.M. (Caroline) Speksnijder

dr. C.M. (Caroline) Speksnijder

Associate Professor
dr. C.M. (Caroline) Speksnijder
  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics and Special Dental Care
  • Department of Head and Neck Oncology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cancer

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer



In 1998 Caroline Speksnijder obtained her degree in Physical Therapy at Rotterdam University, her MSc degree of Human Movement Sciences as well as Epidemiology at Maastricht University in 2002, and her MMPT degree of Orofacial Physical Therapy in 2008. In May 2011 Caroline obtained her PhD on her thesis ‘Function after oral oncological intervention, reconstruction and rehabilitation’ at the University of Utrecht (UU). From that time she works as a senior researcher at UMC Utrecht and Radboudumc Nijmegen.

The focus of her research is on head and neck cancer, functioning of head and neck, and physical therapy. She develops a new augmented reality training to study orofacial motor control and is leader of international development of Patient Reported Outcome Measurements in the Head and Neck area. Caroline’s teaching experience includes courses in epidemiology as well as physical therapy.

Research Output (69)

Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Headache Screening Questionnaire into Brazilian Portuguese

Lopes Erika Plonczynski, Oliveira Ana Beatriz, Godoi Gonçalves Daniela Aparecida, van der Meer Hedwig Aleida, Visscher Corine Mirjam, Speksnijder Caroline M., Calixtre Letícia Bojikian Aug 2022, In: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 60

Tooth extractions prior to chemoradiation or bioradiation are associated with weight loss during treatment for locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer

Buurman Doke J. M., Willemsen Anna C. H., Speksnijder Caroline M., Baijens Laura W. J., Hoeben Ann, Hoebers Frank J. P., Kessler Peter, Schols Annemie M. W. J. Jun 2022, In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 30 , p. 5329-5338 10 p.

Long-Term Clinical Results of Percutaneous Cervical Nucleoplasty for Cervical Radicular Pain:A Retrospective Cohort Study

de Rooij Judith Divera, Gadjradj Pravesh Shankar, Aukes Hans, Groeneweg George, Speksnijder Caroline Margina, Huygen Frank Johannes 17 May 2022, In: Journal of Pain Research. 2022 , p. 1433-1441 9 p.

Factors associated with masticatory function as measured with the Mixing Ability Test in patients with head and neck cancer before and after treatment:a prospective cohort study

Vermaire Jorine A., Raaijmakers Cornelis P.J., Monninkhof Evelyn M., Leeuw Irma M.Verdonck de, Terhaard Chris H.J., Speksnijder Caroline M. May 2022, In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 30 , p. 4429-4436 8 p.

Challenging the silent temporomandibular joint paradigm in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

de Sonnaville Willemijn F C, Steenks Michel H, Speksnijder Caroline M, Wulffraat Nico M, Rosenberg Antoine J W P 2 Apr 2022, In: Pediatric Rheumatology. 20 , p. 1-2

Development of an automated tool to score the Headache Screening Questionnaire:Agreement between automated and manual scoring

Aleida van der Meer Hedwig, Brusaca Luiz Augusto, Beatriz de Oliveira Ana, Speksnijder Caroline Margina, Calixtre Leticia Bojikian Feb 2022, In: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 57

Mastication, swallowing, and salivary flow in patients with head and neck cancer:objective tests versus patient-reported outcomes

Vermaire Jorine A, Raaijmakers Cornelis P J, Verdonck-de Leeuw Irma M, Jansen Femke, Leemans C René, Terhaard Chris H J, Speksnijder Caroline M Dec 2021, In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 29 , p. 7793-7803 11 p.

Effect of elective neck dissection versus sentinel lymph node biopsy on shoulder morbidity and health-related quality of life in patients with oral cavity cancer:A longitudinal comparative cohort study

van Hinte Gerben, Sancak Tolunay, Weijs Willem L.J., Merkx Matthias A.W., Leijendekkers Ruud A., Nijhuis-van der Sanden Maria W.G., Takes Robert, Speksnijder Caroline M. Nov 2021, In: Oral Oncology. 122 , p. 1-7

Immediate implant placement in edentulous oral cancer patients:a long-term retrospective analysis of 207 patients

Wetzels J. G.H., Meijer G. J., de Haan A. F.J., Merkx M. A.W., Speksnijder C. M. Nov 2021, In: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 50 , p. 1521-1528 8 p.

Is the course of headache complaints related to the course of orofacial pain and disability in patients treated for temporomandibular pain? An observational study

van der Meer Hedwig A., Calixtre Letícia B., Speksnijder Caroline M., Engelbert Raoul H.H., Nijhuis-Van der Sanden Maria W.G., Visscher Corine M. Sep 2021, In: Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 11 , p. 1-12

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