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Huysmans, M.A. (author), Eijckelhof, B.H.W. (author), Bruno Garza, J.L. (author), Coenen, P. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Johnson, P.W. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Dennerlein, J.T. (author)
Objectives: Alternative techniques to assess physical exposures, such as prediction models, could facilitate more efficient epidemiological assessments in future large cohort studies examining physical exposures in relation to work-related musculoskeletal symptoms.The aim of this study was to evaluate two types of models that predict arm-wrist...
article 2018
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Schelvis, R.M.C. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), van Genabeek, J.A.G.M. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Bohlneijer, E.T. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Background The importance of process evaluations in examining how and why interventions are (un) successful is increasingly recognized. Process evaluations mainly studied the implementation process and the quality of the implementation (fidelity). However, in adopting this approach for participatory organizational level occupational health...
article 2016
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Schelvis, R.M. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Strijk, J.E. (author), van Beek, A.J. (author)
Occupational health researchers regularly conduct evaluative intervention research for which a randomized controlled trial (RCT) may not be the most appropriate design (eg, effects of policy measures, organizational interventions on work schedules). This article demonstrates the appropriateness of alternative designs for the evaluation of...
article 2015
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Blatter, B. (author), Dorenbosch, L. (author), Keijzer, L. (author)
Vlaanderen kent de Monitor Werkbaar Werk als informatiebron over de kwaliteit van werk voor de Vlaamse Regering, sociale partners, werkgevers en andere arbeidsmarktpartijen. Nederland kent sinds 2010 een soortgelijk instrument: het Dashboard Duurzame Inzetbaarheid. In deze bijdrage zetten we het beleidsmodel uiteen en de daaraan gekoppelde data...
article 2015
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Eijckelhof, B.H.W. (author), Huysmans, M.A. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Leider, P.C. (author), Johnson, P.W. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author), Dennerlein, J.T. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
This field study examined associations between workplace stressors and office workers' computer use patterns. We collected keyboard and mouse activities of 93 office workers (68F, 25M) for approximately two work weeks. Linear regression analyses examined the associations between self-reported effort, reward, overcommitment, and perceived stress...
article 2014
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Blatter, B. (author), Dorenbosch, L. (author), Keijzer, L. (author)
De 2e druk van Duurzame inzetbaarheid in perspectief heeft wat kleine wijziginggn. De duurzame inzetbaarheid van werknemers is een veelzijdig onderwerp dat vele beleidsmakers, onderzoekers en (HR-)managers bezighoudt. Hoe vergaat het de Nederlandse werknemers op de arbeidsmarkt van nu? Welke acties zijn nodig voor de toekomst? Deze bundel...
report 2014
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Schelvis, R.M. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Oude Hengel, K. (author), Bohlmeijer, E. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
public lecture 2014
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Geuskens, G. (author), van den Heuvel, S. (author), Oude Hengel, K. (author), Koopmans, L. (author), van der Meer, L. (author), Niks, R. (author), van der Zwaan, L. (author), Bouwhuis, S. (author), Petricheva, V. (author), de Vroome, E.M.M. (author), Bongers, P. (author), de Wind, A. (author), Leijten, F. (author), Blatter, B. (author)
What is STREAM? STREAM is a longitudinal study with annual measurements among persons aged 45- 64 in the Netherlands. Participants fill in an online questionnaire on topics such as: health, work, knowledge and skills, social circumstances, and financial situation. More than 12,000 employees, 1,000 self-employed persons, and 2,000 non-employed...
article 2014
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Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Bosmans, J.E. (author), van Dongen, J.M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author)
Background: To prolong sustainable healthy working lives of construction workers, a prevention program was developed which aimed to improve the health and work ability of construction workers. The objective of this study was to analyze the cost-effectiveness and financial return from the employers' perspective of this program. Methods: A total...
article 2014
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Ybema, J.F. (author), Geuskens, G.A. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), de Wind, A. (author), Leijten, F.R.M. (author), Jolings, C. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author)
The objective of the Study on Transitions in Employment, Ability and Motivation (STREAM) is to acquire knowledge on determinants of transitions in employment and work productivity among persons aged 45-64 years. Research Framework: A research framework was developed, in which transitions in employment (e.g. leaving the workforce, entering the...
article 2014
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de Wind, A. (author), Geuskens, G.A. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objectives This study aimed to investigate the relative contribution of health, job characteristics, skills and knowledge, and social and financial factors to the transition from work to (non-disability) early retirement. Methods Employees aged 59–63 years (N=2317) were selected from the Study on Transitions in Employment, Ability and Motivation...
article 2014
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Eijckelhof, B.H.W. (author), Bruno Garza, J.L. (author), Huysmans, M.A. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Johnson, P.W. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Dennerlein, J.T. (author)
Objective Office workers with high levels of overcommitment and low levels of reward are thought to be more prone to arm-wrist-hand symptoms, possibly through a higher internal physical exposure. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of high overcommitment and low reward on (i) forearm muscle activity, (ii) wrist posture and...
article 2013
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Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
In dit artikel wordt een samenvatting gegeven van het proefschrift dat Karen Oude Hengel op 8 maart 2013 heeft verdedigd aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. De belangrijkste doelstellingen van het proefschrift zijn het identificeren van factoren die de duurzame inzetbaarheid van werknemers in de bouw bevorderen en het ontwikkelen en evalueren...
article 2013
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Schelvis, R.M.C. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), van Genabeek, J.A.G.M. (author), Bohlmeijer, E.T. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Poster the bottom-up innovation project.
other 2013
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Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), van der Molen, H.F. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objective This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a prevention program on work ability, health, and sick leave targeted at construction worksites. Methods A total of 15 departments (N=297 workers) from 6 construction companies participated in this cluster randomized controlled trial and were randomly allocated to the intervention (8...
article 2013
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Schelvis, R.M.C. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), van Genabeek, J.A.G.M. (author), Bohlmeijer, E.T. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
In the educational sector job demands have intensified, while job resources remained the same. A prolonged disbalance between demands and resources contributes to lowered vitality and heightened need for recovery, eventually resulting in burnout, sickness absence and retention problems. Until now stress management interventions in education...
article 2013
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de Wind, A. (author), Geuskens, G.A. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objectives The aim of this study was to investigate the relative contribution of health, job characteristics, skills and knowledge, social factors, and financial factors to the transition from work to early retirement. Methods Employees aged 59–63 years (N=2317) were selected from the Study on Transitions in Employment, Ability and Motivation ...
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Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Joling, C.I. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author)
Background: To prolong sustainable healthy working lives of construction workers, a worksite prevention program was developed which aimed to improve the health and work ability of construction workers. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effectiveness of this program on social support at work, work engagement, physical workload...
article 2012
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Davis, K.G. (author), Marras, W.S. (author), Punnett, L. (author), Winkelstein, B. (author), Blatter, B. (author)
The purpose of the panel will be to discuss briefly the current knowledge of factors relating to musculoskeletal disorders in four main areas: biomechanics, psychosocial, individual characteristics, and pain sensation. The main discussion of the panel will have panelist challenge musculoskeletal disorder researchers to focus on new directions...
conference paper 2012
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Huysmans, M.A. (author), IJmker, S. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Purpose: To identify the risk factors for the onset of arm-wrist-hand and neck-shoulder symptoms among office workers and to estimate the relative contribution of these risk factors by calculating Population Attributable Fractions (PAFs). Methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted among 1951 office workers with a follow-up duration of 2...
article 2012
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