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Bouwhuis, S. (author), Geuskens, G.A. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author)
Introduction Precarious employment is associated with poor health. Among employees in precarious employment, those with multiple jobs may face additional health risks, e.g. due to combining work schedules and job roles. Our research question is: do differences in health exist between multiple and single job holders in precarious employment?...
article 2019
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Bosman, L.C. (author), Roelen, C.A.M. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), Eekhout, I. (author), Heymans, M.W. (author)
Purpose The aim of this study was to develop prediction models to determine the risk of sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) in non-sick listed employees and to compare models for short-term (i.e., 3 months) and long-term (i.e., 12 months) predictions. Methods Cohort study including 49,158 Dutch employees who participated in...
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van Genabeek, J. (author), van der Zwaan, L. (author), Niks, I. (author), van der Gulden, J. (author), Schers, H. (author)
In recent years, various forms of work-related healthcare in primary care have been tested in practice. Nevertheless, until now an effective, widely-used approach for this type of care is still lacking. In the project ‘Work-related healthcare in primary care’, an integrated intervention for work-related healthcare is developed, implemented and...
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Nordhagen, H.P. (author), Harvey, S.B. (author), Rosvold, E.O. (author), Bruusgaard, D. (author), Blonk, R. (author), Mykletun, A. (author)
Background General practitioners (GPs) report sickness absence certification as challenging. They express need for support with functional assessment beyond guidelines and reforms. Case-specific collegial oneto- one guidance for other clinical topics has proved popular with GPs and may be an acceptable and effective way to improve GPs skills and...
article 2017
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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...
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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...
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van Beijsterveldt, A.M.C. (author), Stubbe, J.H. (author), Schmikli, S.L. (author), van de Port, I.G.L. (author), Backx, F.J.G. (author)
Objectives: To compare the incidence and characteristics of injuries between Dutch amateur and professional male soccer players during one entire competition season. Design: A prospective two-cohort design. Methods: During the 2009-2010 season, 456 Dutch male amateur soccer players and 217 professional players were prospectively followed....
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de Vroome, E.M.M. (author), Uegaki, K. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Treutlein, D.B. (author), Steenbeek, R. (author), de Weerd, M. (author), van den Bossche, S.N.J. (author)
article 2015
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Coffeng, J.K. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Duijts, S.F.A. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author)
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of a worksite social and physical environment intervention on need for recovery (i.e., early symptoms of work-related mental and physical fatigue), physical activity and relaxation. Also, the effectiveness of the separate interventions was investigated. METHODS: In this 2×2 factorial design study, 412...
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van Beijsterveldt, A.M. (author), Steffen, K. (author), Stubbe, J.H. (author), Frederiks, J.E. (author), van de Port, I.G.L. (author), Backx, F.J.G. (author)
OBJECTIVE:: To describe characteristics of outdoor soccer injury and recovery among Dutch soccer players. DESIGN:: Prospective cohort study. SETTING:: The 2009-2010 competitive season (33 weeks). PARTICIPANTS:: Four hundred fifty-six Dutch male soccer players of 23 amateur teams. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:: Coaches recorded individual exposure to...
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Hooftman, W. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author)
There is no clear national definition of a chronic disease in a work situation in the Netherlands. Questionnaire data shows that between 25% and 30% of all workers are affected by a chronic disease. Worker with a chronic disease have slightly different working conditions as compared to workers without a chronic disease but differences may be...
report 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...
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Koopmans, L. (author), Bernaards, C.M. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
OBJECTIVE:: To examine the construct validity of the Individual Work Performance Questionnaire (IWPQ). METHODS:: A total of 1424 Dutch workers from three occupational sectors (blue, pink, and white collar) participated in the study. First, IWPQ scores were correlated with related constructs (convergent validity). Second, differences between...
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Houtman, I.L.D. (author)
Health is the most important issue when an employer is deciding whether to hire a worker, according to a new study from the Netherlands. The research looked at the results of a ‘vignette’ study on employer preferences when hiring or retaining personnel. It also showed that when an employer is deciding whether to retain an employee who is on a...
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Geraedts, A.S. (author), Kleiboer, A.M. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Cuijpers, P. (author)
Background: Depressive disorders are highly prevalent in the working population and are associated with excessive costs for both society and companies. Effective treatment for employees with depressive symptoms in occupational health care is limited. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an...
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van Dongen, J.M. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), van Wier, M.F. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), van Tulder, M.W. (author)
Summary: This systematic review summarizes the current evidence on the financial return of worksite health promotion programmes aimed at improving nutrition and/or increasing physical activity. Data on study characteristics and results were extracted from 18 studies published up to 14 January 2011. Two reviewers independently assessed the risk...
article 2011
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de Vroome, E.M.M. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), Smulders, P.G.W. (author), van den Bossche, S.N.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Research to establish (work related) risk factors of sickness absence is usually restricted to self-reported measures of sickness absence. When risk factors and outcome measures are both collected with self-administered questionnaires, however, this may suffer from monomethod bias. In the current research, absence was measured both with self...
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Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), Simons, M. (author), Garre, F.G. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To study the association between commuter cycling and all-cause sickness absence, and the possible dose-response relationship between absenteeism and the distance, frequency and speed of commuter cycling. Method: Cross-sectional data about cycling in 1236 Dutch employees were collected using a self-report questionnaire. Company...
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Roelen, C.A.M. (author), Koopmans, P.C. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Introduction Sickness absence is a major public health problem. Research on sickness absence focuses on interventions aimed at expediting return to work. However, we need to know more about sustaining employees at work after return to work. Therefore, this study investigated the recurrence of sickness absence according to diagnosis. Methods We...
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Klein Hesselink, J. (author), de Leede, J. (author), Goudswaard, A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This article reports a field study of a shift roster change in a large steel producer. The changes in the roster are threefold: (1) from backward rotating to forward rotating; (2) from rather slow (three) to fast rotating (two consecutive shifts); (3) the number of days off after the night shifts was changed from two to three. Company data cover...
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