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The National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine miek.jong@uit.no +4777645276 Tromsø MH L10.244

Miek Jong


Head of NAFKAM and professor in health services research (CAM)

Job description

Head of NAFKAM:
Head responsibility for NAFKAM's overall scientific and administrative activities.
The centre's foremost spokesperson, and leading the development and implementation of research and dissemination activity on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in accordance with the strategies as established with the Norwegian Directorate of Health, the NAFKAM advisory board and UiT.


  • Dana Catalina Mora, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Grete Overvåg, Miek Jong, Marit Mentink, Jianping Liu, Trine Stub:
    Safety of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatment among children and young adults who suffer from adverse effects of conventional cancer treatment: A systematic review
    Integrative Cancer Therapies 2022 External link
  • Tonje Holte Stea, Miek Jong, Liv Fegran, Ellen Sejersted, M. Jong, SLF Wahlgren, Carina Ribe Fernee:
    Mapping the Concept, Content, and Outcome of Family-Based Outdoor Therapy for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Problems: A Scoping Review
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 2022 External link
  • Dana Catalina Mora, Grete Overvåg, Miek Jong, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Debbie C. Stavleu, J Ping Liu, Trine Stub:
    Complementary and alternative medicine modalities used to treat adverse effects of anti‑cancer treatment among children and young adults: a systematic review and meta‑analysis of randomized controlled trials
    BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 External link
  • Tonje Holte Stea, Miek Jong, Liv Fegran, Ellen Sejersted, Mats Jong, Sofia L.H. Wahlgren, Carina Ribe Fernee:
    Mapping the concept, content, and outcome of family-based outdoor therapy for children and adolescents with mental health problems: a scoping review.
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 2022 External link
  • Herman van Wietmarschen, Sjef Staps, Judith Meijer, Francisca Flinterman, Miek Jong:
    The Use of the Bolk Model for Positive Health and Living Environment in the Development of an Integrated Health Promotion Approach: A Case Study in a Socioeconomically Deprived Neighborhood in The Netherlands
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 2022 External link
  • Esther T. van der Werf, Martine Busch, Miek Jong, H J Rogier Hoenders:
    Lifestyle changes during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional survey in the Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 2021 External link
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, van der Werf Esther T., Trine Stub, Frauke Musial, Barbara Wider, Miek Jong, Kathrin Wode, Jenny-Ann B. Danell, Martine Busch, H. J. Rogier Hoenders, Johanna H. Nordberg:
    Strategies for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 related Symptoms. A Population Based Cross-sectional Study in Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands
    Complementary Therapies in Medicine 2021 External link
  • Trine Stub, Sara A. Quandt, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Miek Jong, Thomas A. Arcury:
    Communication and information needs about complementary and alternative medicine: a qualitative study of parents of children with cancer
    BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 External link
  • Trine Stub, Miek Jong, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen:
    The impact of COVID-19 on complementary and alternative medicine providers: A cross-sectional survey in Norway
    Advances in Integrative Medicine (AIMED) 2021 External link
  • Mats Jong, E. Anne Lown, Winnie Schats, Michelle L. Mills, Heather Rose Otto, Leiv Einar Gabrielsen, Miek Jong:
    A scoping review to map the concept, content, and outcome of wilderness programs for childhood cancer survivors
    PLOS ONE 2021 External link
  • Kristina Lundberg, Mats Jong, Miek Jong, Lisbeth Porskrog Kristiansen:
    Patients’experiences of the caring encounter in health promotion practice: aqualitative study in Swedish primary healthcare
    BMC Family Practice 2020 External link
  • Trine Stub, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Grete Overvåg, Miek Jong, Frauke Musial, Jianping Liu:
    Adverse effects in homeopathy. A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
    Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing 2020 External link
  • Trine Stub, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Grete Overvåg, Miek Jong:
    An integrative review on the information and communication needs of parents of children with cancer regarding the use of complementary and alternative medicine
    BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 External link
  • Maria Catharina Jong, Anne Lown, Winnie Schats, Heather Rose Otto, Mats Jong:
    Mapping the concept, content and outcome of wilderness therapy for childhood cancer survivors: Protocol for a scoping review
    BMJ Open 2019 External link
  • Susan Eardley, Felicity L. Bishop, Francesco Cardini, Koldo Santos-Rey, Miek C. Jong, Sorin Ursoniu, Simona Dragan, Gabriella Hegyi, Bernhard Uehleke, Jorge Vas, Ovidiu Jupaneant, Maria Caterina Citro, Vinjar Fønnebø, Sara A. Quandt, George Lewith:
    A pilot feasibility study of a questionnaire to determine European Union-wide CAM use
    Forschende Komplementärmedizin 2012 External link
  • Frauke Musial, Miek Jong:
    Bør alternative behandlings-former inkluderes offentlig?
    Dagens medisin 28. September 2021
  • Miek Jong, Jorun Gaarder:
    Frykter ME-syke skremmes til å droppe viktig behandling
    16. May 2020 External link
  • Miek Jong, John Petter Lindeland:
    To livshendingar påverka og forandra min vitskaplege karriere i retning av komplementær og alternativ medisin
    18. June 2020 External link
  • Trine Stub, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Miek C. Jong, Arcury Thomas A., Quandt Sara:
    How can we help parents of children with cancer to handle the pressure to try complementary and alternative medicine?
    2019
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    Publications outside Cristin

    See

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Jong+Miek

     


    Research interests

    Supportive care in cancer:
    - wilderness therapy
    - other CAM modalities
    - self-help techniques.


    CV

    Short CV:

    Miek Jong (PhD) is the head of NAFKAM, professor in Health Services Research at the UiT Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway, and lecturer in Public Health at Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.

    Prof Jong serves as a member of several scientific advisory and management boards of foundations and organizations in Europe in the field of CAM and Integrative Medicine (IM).

    She has more than 15 years of experience with investigating the effectiveness and safety of CAM and IM modalities such as meditation, yoga, hypnotherapy, anthroposophic medicine, homeopathy, guided imagery, massage, herbs, nutrition and dietary supplements.

    Prof Jong earned her master degree in Medical Biology in 1993 from the University of Amsterdam, and her PhD in Medicine in 1997 at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. She immigrated to Sweden in 2018, and to Norway in 2020.

    Prof Jong’s particular interests include supportive care in cancer, with specific focus on wilderness therapy in addition to other CAM modalities and self-help techniques.

    She has published more than 150 papers, articles, proceedings and book chapters.