Print Email Facebook Twitter Working with a chronic disorder: The development of the Work and Handicap Questionnaire Title Working with a chronic disorder: The development of the Work and Handicap Questionnaire Author Andries, F. Kremer, A.M. Hoogendoorn, W.E. Wevers, C.W.J. van Putten, D.J. Publication year 2004 Abstract The Work and Handicap Questionnaire (WHQ) was developed to improve the vocational perspectives of patients with a chronic disorder. The WHQ differs from similar instruments in its explicit linkage between disabilities in daily life and job demands. This is an important feature, which allows for the development of specific strategies to counter work problems of people with a chronic disorder. The WHQ makes an inventory of possibly harmful working conditions and of possible strategies to counter health-related work problems by means of the work adjustments. Results of the application of the WHQ are shown for three patient groups (neuromuscular disorders, multiple sclerosis and asthma) and a group of colleagues with no chronic disorder. Results show similarities and differences between labour conditions and labour experiences between the three patient groups. It also shows differences and similarities between those working with a chronic disorder and those without such a disorder. Acceptance of the consequences of a chronic disorder for the job performance and a focus on health-related work problems would prolong career opportunities for workers with a chronic disorder. The use of the Work and Handicap Questionnaire will hopefully further these aims in determining health-related work problems and offer solutions by means of adequate work adjustment. Subject WorkplaceArbeidsparticipatieChronic disordersJob demandsWork adjustmentsWork handicapsHealthPersonnelPatient rehabilitationAdolescentDisabilityEmployeeHereditary motor sensory neuropathyJob performanceMajor clinical studyMultiple sclerosisMyasthenia gravisMyotonic dystrophyNeuromuscular diseaseRating scaleReliabilityScoring systemSelf reportSocial supportSpinal muscular atrophyWorld health organizationAdultAsthmaChronic DiseaseFemaleHealth Status IndicatorsHumansMaleMultiple SclerosisNeuromuscular DiseasesQuestionnairesBeroepsrehabilitatieArbeidsongeschiktenReintegratieArbeidsgehandicaptenEnquetesArbeid door gehandicapten To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7e1780a0-58de-4643-8003-3a31f3ebb1ba DOI https://doi.org/10.1097/00004356-200403000-00005 TNO identifier 237641 ISSN 0342-5282 Source International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 27 (1), 37-44 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.