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Huijs, J.J.J.M. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Taris, T.W. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
Background The present study aimed to investigate the effects of a stepwise, bottom-up participatory program with a tailor-made intervention process addressing the level of mental retirement in a sample of Dutch employees. Mental retirement refers to feelings of being disconnected from your work and your organization. Prevention of mental...
article 2019
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van der Veen, D.J. (author), Döpp, C.M. (author), Siemonsma, P.C. (author), Nijhuis-van der Sanden, M.W.G. (author), de Swart, B.J.M. (author), Steultjens, E.M. (author)
Background: Stroke has a major impact on survivors and their social environment. Care delivery is advocated to become more client-centered and home-based because of their positive impact on client outcomes. The objective of this study was to explore professionals' perspectives on the provision of Home-Based Stroke Rehabilitation (HBSR) in the...
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van Til, J.A. (author), Groothuis-Oudshoorn, C.G.M. (author), Vlasblom, E. (author), Kocken, P.L. (author), Boere-Boonekamp, M.M. (author)
Objective. As part of the Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) project, this study aimed to answer the following research questions: 1) How do European citizens perceive the quality of primary health care provided for children? And 2) What are their priorities with respect to quality assessment of primary health care aimed at satisfying...
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Viester, L. (author), Verhagen, E.A.L.M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of an individually tailored intervention for improvement in lifestyle behavior, health indicators, and prevention and reduction of overweight among construction workers. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Setting: Various blue-collar departments of a large construction company in the Netherlands....
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Vlaming, M.L. (author), van Duijn, E. (author), Dillingh, M.R. (author), Brands, R. (author), Windhorst, A.D. (author), Hendrikse, N.H. (author), Bosgra, S. (author), Burggraaf, J. (author), de Koning, M.C. (author), Fidder, A. (author), Mocking, J.A. (author), Sandman, H. (author), de Ligt, R.A. (author), Fabriek, B.O. (author), Pasman, W.J. (author), Seinen, W. (author), Alves, T. (author), Carrondo, M. (author), Peixoto, C. (author), Peeters, P.A. (author), Vaes, W.H. (author)
Preclinical development of new biological entities (NBEs), such as human protein therapeutics, requires considerable expenditure of time and costs. Poor prediction of pharmacokinetics in humans further reduces net efficiency. In this study, we show for the first time that pharmacokinetic data of NBEs in humans can be successfully obtained early...
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Schönbeck, Y. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), van Buuren, S. (author)
Objectives To study trends in height of Turkish and Moroccan immigrant children living in The Netherlands, to investigate the association between height and background characteristics in these children, and to calculate height-for-age-references data for these groups. Design Nationwide cross-sectional data collection from children aged 0 to 18...
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Hendriksen, M.A.H. (author), Verkaik-Kloosterman, J. (author), Noort, M.W. (author), van Raaij, J.M.A. (author)
Background/objectives: Sodium intake in the Netherlands is substantially above the recommended intake of 2400 mg/day. This study aimed to estimate the effect of two sodium reduction strategies, that is, modification of the composition of industrially processed foods toward the technologically feasible minimum level or alteration of consumers’...
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Offermans, N.S.M. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Keszei, A.P. (author), Peters, S. (author), Kauppinen, T. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
The evidence for an association between occupational asbestos exposure and esophageal, gastric and colorectal cancer is limited. We studied this association specifically addressing risk differences between relatively low and high exposure, risk associated with cancer subtypes, the influence of potential confounders and the interaction between...
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Maasland, D.H.E. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Kremer, S.H.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author)
Background: Prospective data on alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking and risk of head-neck cancer (HNC) subtypes, i.e. oral cavity cancer (OCC), oro-/hypopharyngeal cancer (OHPC), and laryngeal cancer (LC), are limited. We investigated these associations within the second largest prospective study on this topic so far, the Netherlands Cohort...
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Steevens, J. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
Prospective epidemiologic data on vegetables and fruits consumption and risk of subtypes of esophageal and gastric cancer are sparse. We studied the association between vegetables and fruits consumption and risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) and gastric...
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Beelen, R. (author), Hoek, G. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Fischer, P. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Jerrett, M. (author), Hughes, E. (author), Armstrong, B. (author), Brunekreef, B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Several studies have found an effect on mortality of between-city contrasts in long-term exposure to air pollution. The effect of within-city contrasts is still poorly understood. Objectives: We studied the association between long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and mortality in a Dutch cohort. Methods: We used data...
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de Vente, W. (author), Kamphuis, J.H. (author), Emmelkamp, P.M.G. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Work-related stress is widespread and can lead to long-term absenteeism and work disability. Cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) has demonstrated effectiveness in treating psychopathology but has only rarely been tested in clinical samples with work-related stress. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to investigate the efficacy of CBT...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Joling, C.I. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author)
Objectives. This study investigated whether work dedication and job resources are longitudinally related to work-related musculoskeletal disorders and whether job resources buffer the impact of job demands on these disorders? Methods. Data were used from a longitudinal three-phase study (2004, 2005, 2006) on health at work among a sample of...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Hooftman, W.E. (author), Westerman, M.J. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine what makes men and women with musculoskeletal complaints decide to call in sick for work. Methods: Qualitative, face-to-face interviews were used with employees (16 men and 14 women) who had called in sick due to a musculoskeletal complaint and who expected to be absent from work for at...
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Jans, M.P. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relation between body mass index (BMI) and absenteeism. METHODS: Data were collected in a prospective cohort study (n = 1284). Multilevel analyses (linear mixed model with random intercept) with two levels (employee and company) were used to test whether BMI was related to duration and frequency of absenteeism and...
article 2007
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Bernaards, C.M. (author), Ariëns, G.A.M. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study assessed the effectiveness of a single intervention targeting work style and a combined intervention targeting work style and physical activity on the recovery from neck and upper limb symptoms. Computer workers with frequent or long-term neck and upper limb symptoms were randomised into the work style group (WS, n = 152), work style...
article 2007
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Lanting, C. (author), Segaat, D. (author), Crone, M. (author), van Wouwe, K. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective. To establish smoking prevalence of fertile-aged women; before and during pregnancy, and 6 months after delivery. Design. Cross-sectional. Method. Yearly surveys by questionnaires handed out during 2001-2003 to mothers visiting a Well Baby Clinic with infants aged 0-6 months. Results. Out of a total of 14,540 questionnaires, 9,133 (63%...
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van Rhenen, W. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Schaufeli, W.B. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two brief preventive stress reduction programs - a cognitive focused program and a combined intervention of physical exercise and relaxation - on sickness absence in stressed and non-stressed employees working in various jobs in a telecom company. Methods: The study was...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Beckers, D.G.J. (author), van der Linden, D. (author), Smulders, P.G.W. (author), Kompier, M.A.J. (author), Taris, T.W. (author), van Yperen, N.W. (author)
Objectives: This study aimed at disentangling the effects of overtime hours from those of long workhours. For part-time workers, overtime work is not intertwined with long workhours as it is for full-time workers. Therefore, part-time and full-time employees were compared with regard to the association between overtime and well-being (fatigue...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Verheijden, M.W. (author), Jans, M.P. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author)
Background: In recent years, many tailored lifestyle counseling programs have become available through the Internet. Previous research into such programs has shown selective enrollment of relatively healthy people. However, because of the known dose-response relationship between the intensity and frequency of counseling and the behavior change...
article 2007
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