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Hulsegge, G. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Loef, B. (author), Paagman, H. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Purpose: Shift work has been related to obesity and diabetes, but the potential mediating role of lifestyle is yet unknown. Our aim was to investigate this mediating role of physical activity, diet, smoking, and sleep quality in the relationships between shift work, and obesity and diabetes. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 3188 shift...
article 2021
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Loef, B. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Hulsegge, G. (author), van Baarle, D. (author), Proper, K.I. (author)
Objectives Shift work may be associated with an increased incidence of respiratory infections. However, underlying mechanisms are unclear. Therefore, our aim was to examine the mediating role of sleep, physical activity, and diet in the association between shift work and respiratory infections. Methods This prospective cohort study included 396...
article 2020
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Hulsegge, G. (author), van Mechelen, M. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Paagman, H. (author), Anema, J.R. (author)
Objective. This study aimed to investigate the association between shift work, and burnout and distress, and differences by degree of satisfaction with shift schedule and its impact on private life. Methods. Population 4275 non-shift factory workers and 3523 rotating 5-shift workers. Workers participated between 2009 and 2016 one to three times...
article 2020
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van den Berge, M. (author), Hulsegge, G. (author), van der Molen, H.F. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Pasman, R.W. (author), den Broeder, L. (author), Tamminga, S.J. (author), Hulshof, C.T.J. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Health interventions often do not reach blue-collar workers. Citizen science engages target groups in the design and execution of health interventions, but has not yet been applied in an occupational setting. This preliminary study determines barriers and facilitators and feasible elements for citizen science to improve the health of blue-collar...
article 2020
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Hulsegge, G. (author), van Mechelen, M. (author), Paagman, H. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Anema, J.R. (author)
Purpose. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the moderating role of lifestyle, age, and years working in shifts and, shift work and being overweight. Methods. Cross-sectional data were used of 2569 shift and 4848 non-shift production workers who participated between 2013 and 2018 in an occupational health check. Overweight ...
article 2020
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van Dongen, J.M. (author), van Berkel, J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Bosmans, J.E. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), van Tulder, M.W. (author), van Wier, M.F. (author)
Objectives: The aim of this study was to conduct a cost-effectiveness and return-on-investment analysis comparing a mindfulness-based worksite intervention to usual practice. Methods: Two hundred fifty-seven governmental research institute employees were randomized to the intervention or control group. Intervention group participants received an...
article 2016
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Bekkers, M.B.M. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), Rodenburg, W. (author), van Steeg, H. (author), Proper, K.I. (author)
Objective: To prospectively study the association of night and shift work with weight change and lifestyle behaviors. Methods: Workers participating in the Netherlands Working Conditions Cohort Study (2008 and 2009) (N = 5951) reported night and shift work, weight and height. Groups included stable night or shift work, from day work to night or...
article 2015
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Andersen, L.L. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Punnert, L. (author), Wynne, R. (author), Persson, R. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author)
For most humans work is an important fact of life and something that is necessary for survival and individual wellbeing. However, the circumstances under which we work may vary considerably and are, in part, contingent on geographical location, governmental regulations, design of social welfare systems, production systems, and human resource...
article 2015
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van Berkel, J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Introduction: Overweight and obesity are associated with an increased risk of morbidity. Mindfulness training could be an effective strategy to optimize lifestyle behaviors related to body weight gain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a worksite mindfulness-based multi-component intervention on vigorous physical...
article 2014
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van Berkel, J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objectives: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a worksite mindfulness-related multicomponent health promotion intervention on work engagement, mental health, need for recovery and mindfulness. Methods: In a randomized controlled trial design, 257 workers of two research institutes participated. The intervention...
article 2014
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van Berkel, J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the process of the implementation of an intervention aimed at improving work engagement and energy balance, and to explore associations between process measures and compliance. METHODS:: Process measures were assessed using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. RESULTS:: The mindfulness training was...
article 2013
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Proper, K.I. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), Meijer, S. (author), Bemelmans, W.J.E. (author)
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the associations between body mass index (BMI) and sick leave, and the mediating role of emotional exhaustion. METHODS: Data were collected from a large survey among Dutch employees (n = 35,022). The causal pathway approach consisting of four regression analyses was applied. RESULTS: In women, moderate overweight and...
article 2013
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Verweij, L.M. (author), Terwee, C.B. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Hulshof, C.T. (author), van Mechelen, W.V. (author)
Objective It is not clear whether measuring waist circumference in clinical practice is problematic because the measurement error is unclear, as well as what constitutes a clinically relevant change. The present study aimed to summarize what is known from state-of-the-art research. Design To identify the magnitude of the measurement error of...
article 2013
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van Wier, M.F. (author), Verweij, L.M. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Hulshof, C.T.J. (author), van Tulder, M.W. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
OBJECTIVE:: To determine the cost-effectiveness and the financial return of a guideline for occupational physicians (OPs), aimed at the prevention of weight gain among employees. METHODS:: The guideline consisted of a company-environment scan and up to five individual sessions with an OP. Sixteen OPs randomized to the guideline (n = 7) or usual...
article 2013
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Verweij, L.M. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Weel, A.N.H. (author), Hulshof, C.T.J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Objective This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a draft occupational health guideline, aimed at preventing weight gain, on employees' body weight-related outcomes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, and quality of life. Methods In a cluster randomized controlled trial including 16 occupational physicians (OP) and 523 employees...
article 2013
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Strijk, J.E. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), van Meschelen, W. (author), van der Beek, A. (author)
Objectives A worksite vitality intervention aiming to improve lifestyle behaviors could be an effective tool to keep older workers vital, and thereby prolong their labor participation. Therefore, this study evaluates the effectiveness of such an intervention on vitality, work engagement, productivity and sick leave. Methods In a randomized...
article 2013
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Strijk, J.E. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objective A worksite lifestyle intervention aiming to improve lifestyle behaviors could be an effective tool to keep older workers vital, and thereby prolong their labor participation. This study evaluates the effectiveness of such an intervention on vitality, work engagement, productivity and sick leave. Methods In a randomized controlled trial...
article 2013
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Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), Bernaards, C.M. (author), Commissaris, D.A.C.M. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author)
Dat onvoldoende lichaamsbeweging ernstige gezondheidsrisico’s met zich meebrengt, is al geruime tijd bekend. Nog vrijwel onbekend bij het grote publiek is dat langdurig achtereen zitten eveneens gezondheidsrisico’s kent, onafhankelijk van het feit of iemand voldoende sport of beweegt. In een maatschappij waarin we steeds vaker worden verleid...
article 2013
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van Berkel, J. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), van Dam, A. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Background: Previous studies have found moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) to be associated with a decreased risk of mental disorders. Although the focus in the field of psychology has shifted towards human strengths and optimal functioning, studies examining associations between MVPA and mental health in general (MH) and between MVPA...
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Verweij, L.M. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Weel, A.N.H. (author), Hulshof, C.T.J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a draft occupational health practice guideline aimed at preventing weight gain on employees' physical activity, sedentary behaviour and dietary behaviour and on body weight-related outcomes. Methods: A randomised controlled trial was performed comparing guideline-based care to usual care among 16...
article 2012
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