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Lagerveld, S.E. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Schaufeli, W.B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Because of the costs to both the organization and the individual, it is important that employees who are sick-listed with mental health problems are facilitated in their return to work (RTW). In order to provide adequate interventions, it is necessary to obtain a better understanding of the RTW process of people with mental health problems. Work...
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Lagerveld, S.E. (author), Bültmann, U. (author), Franche, R.L. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), Vlasveld, M.C. (author), Feltz van der - Cornelis, C.M. (author), Bruinvels, D.J. (author), Huijs, J.J.J.M. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), van der Klink, J.J.L. (author), Nieuwenhuijsen, K. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background Depression is associated with negative work outcomes such as reduced work participation (WP) (e.g., sick leave duration, work status) and work functioning (WF) (e.g., loss of productivity, work limitations). For the development of evidence-based interventions to improve these work outcomes, factors predicting WP and WF have to be...
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Akkermans, J. (author), Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to gain more insight into the well-being, health and performance of young intermediate educated employees. First, employees with low education (9 years or less), intermediate education (10-14 years of education), and high education (15 years or more) are compared on a number of factors related to well-being...
article 2009
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Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Houtman, I. (author), Blonk, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: The World Health Organization considers depression a major health problem and a leading cause of disability. Aim To identify factors which may help to reduce depressive symptoms in a sample of employees sick listed due to mental health problems. Methods: Longitudinal cohort study of employees sick listed for 12-20 weeks due to mental...
article 2008
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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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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...
article 2007
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Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Lagerveld, S.E. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
We investigated the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and a combined intervention of workplace- and individual-focused techniques among self-employed people on sick leave owing to work-related psychological complaints (such as anxiety, depression, and burnout). Both interventions were based on CBT; however, one was conducted...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Nieuwenhuijsen, K. (author), Verbeek, J.H.A.M. (author), de Boer, A.G.E.M. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author)
Objectives: This study attempted to determine the factors that best predict the duration of absence from work among employees with common mental disorders. Methods: A cohort of 188 employees, of whom 102 were teachers, on sick leave with common mental disorders was followed for 1 year. Only information potentially available to the occupational...
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de Croon, E.M. (author), Blonk, R.W. (author), Sluiter, J.K. (author), Frings-Dresen, M.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Monitoring psychological job strain may help occupational physicians to take preventive action at the appropriate time. For this purpose, the 10-item trucker strain monitor (TSM) assessing work-related fatigue and sleeping problems in truck drivers was developed. Objectives: This study examined (1) test-retest reliability, (2)...
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van Hooft, E.A.J. (author), Born, M. (author), Taris, T.W. (author), van der Flier, H. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In the context of Ajzen's (1991) theory of planned behavior, the antecedents of intentions are better understood than the antecedents of behavior. The current study aimed to improve the understanding of the transition from intentions to behavior. Based on the work of Gollwitzer (1993), Kuhl and Beckmann (1994), and Lay (1986) we proposed a model...
article 2005
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van Rhenen, W. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), van der Klink, J.J. (author), van Dijk, F.J. (author), Schaufeli, W.B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: To investigate the short-term and long-term effectiveness of two, brief, preventive, work stress management programmes. One programme was a cognition-focused programme, the other was a newly developed intervention in which physical exercise and relaxation were combined. It was hypothesised that the newly developed intervention would...
article 2005
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Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Cremer, R. (author), Blonk, R.W. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
Vaak wordt aangenomen dat cliëntensatisfactie een indicatie is voor de effectiviteit van een reïntegratietraject. Maar is dat terecht? De hier beschreven relatie geeft meer inzicht in de relatie tussen de tevredenheid van cliënten over reïntegratietrajecten en het plaatsingsresultaat. Ook is onderzocht in hoeverre cliëntsatisfactie samenhangt...
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de Croon, E.M. (author), Sluiter, J.K. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Broersen, J.P.J. (author), Frings-Dresen, M.H.W. (author)
Based on a model that combines existing organizational stress theory and job transition theory, this 2-year longitudinal study examined antecedents and consequences of turnover among Dutch truck drivers. For this purpose, self-reported data on stressful work (job demands and control), psychological strain (need for recovery after work and...
article 2004
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Nieuwenhuijsen, K. (author), Verbeek, J.H.A.M. (author), de Boer, A.G.E.M. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author)
Aims: To study supervisory behaviour as a predictive factor for return to work of employees absent due to mental health problems; and to explore the association between conditional factors and supervisory behaviour. Methods: Eighty five supervisors of employees were interviewed by telephone. Questionnaires providing information on person related...
article 2004
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van der Klink, J.J.L. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Schene, A.H. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
To compare an innovative activating intervention with "care as usual" (control group) for the guidance of employees on sickness leave because of an adjustment disorder. It was hypothesised that the intervention would be more effective than care as usual in lowering the intensity of symptoms, increasing psychological resources, and decreasing...
article 2003
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