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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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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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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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Garza, J.L.B. (author), Eijckelhof, B.H.W. (author), Johnson, P.W. (author), Raina, S.M. (author), Rynell, P. (author), Huysmans, M.A. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Dennerlein, J.T. (author)
The present study, a part of the PROOF (PRedicting Occupational biomechanics in OFfice workers) study, aimed to determine whether trapezius muscle effort was different across computer activities in a field study of computer workers, and also investigated whether head and shoulder postures were different across computer activities. One hundred...
article 2012
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Huysmans, M.A. (author), Hoozemans, M.J.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), van Dien, J.H. (author)
The authors investigated how tracking performance, submovement organization, pen pressure and muscle activity in forearm and shoulder muscles were affected by target size in a 2D tracking task performed with a pen on a digitizer tablet. Twenty-six subjects took part in an experiment, in which either a small dot or a large dot was tracked, while...
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Bernaards, C.M. (author), Ariëns, G.A.M. (author), Simons, M. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
Introduction: The goal of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a group-based interactive work style intervention in improving work style behavior. Methods: Computer workers with neck and upper limb symptoms were randomised into the work style group (WS, N = 152), the work style and physical activity group (WSPA, N = 156), or the usual...
article 2008
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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...
article 2008
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Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
High quality studies that evaluate cost‐effective interventions in neck and upper extremity musculoskeletal conditions are needed.
article 2007
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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Few studies have examined the concepts of workstyle and overcommitment in relation to the occurrence of neck and upper limb symptoms. The aim of this study was to examine whether a high-risk workstyle is a mediator in the relation of work-related exposure (job demands and computer work) and overcommitment to neck and upper limb symptoms. The...
article 2007
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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), IJmker, S. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), de Korte, E.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Introduction: The objective of the present study is to describe the extent of productivity loss among computer workers with neck/shoulder symptoms and hand/arm symptoms, and to examine associations between pain intensity, various physical and psychosocial factors and productivity loss in computer workers with neck/shoulder and hand/arm symptoms....
article 2007
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Bot, S.D.M. (author), Terwee, C.B. (author), van der Windt, D.A.W.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bouter, L.M. (author), Dekker, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: To study work-related physical and psychosocial risk factors for sick leave among patients who have visited their general practitioner for neck or upper extremity complaints. Methods: Three hundred and forty two patients with neck or upper extremity complaints completed self-report questionnaires at baseline and after 3 months. Cox...
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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Visser, B. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A review of the literature on the pathophysiology of upper extremity muscle disorders (UEMDs) was performed. An overview is given of clinical findings and hypotheses on the pathogenesis of UEMDs. The literature indicates that disorders of muscle cells and limitations of the local circulation underlie UEMDs. However, these disorders identified do...
article 2006
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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Bonger, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
Examination of the influence of physical exposure at work on neck and upper limb symptoms in office workers. Data were used from a prospective cohort study with a follow-up period of 3 years. Independent variables were physical exposure at work, observed and self-reported. Outcome measures were neck–shoulder symptoms and elbow–wrist–hand...
article 2006
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Bongers, P.M. (author), IJmker, S. (author), van den Heuvel, S. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Work related neck and upper limb symptoms have a multi-factorial origin. Possible risk factors are of a physical, psychosocial or personal origin. These factors can reinforce each other and their influence can also be mediated by cultural or societal factors. Initially, most research on neck and upper limb symptoms focused on work-related...
article 2006
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Visser, B. (author), Nielsen, P.K. (author), de Kraker, H. (author), Smits, M. (author), Jensen, B.R. (author), Veeger, D. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
The object of the current study was to determine whether static contraction of proximal musculature has an effect on the blood flow more distally in the upper extremity. Static contractions of muscles in the neck shoulder region at three levels (relaxed, shoulders elevated and shoulders elevated loaded with 4.95 kg each) were combined with...
article 2006
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), IJmker, S. (author), Huysmans, M.A. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), J. van der Beek, A. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author)
Worldwide, millions of office workers use a computer. This systematic review sum marizes the evidence for a relation between the duration of computer use and the incidence of hand-arm and neck- shoulder symptoms and disorders. The strength of the evidence was based on methodological quality and consistency of the results. Nine articles based on...
conference paper 2006
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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Heinrich, J. (author), Jans, M.P. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. Little is known of the preventive effects of physical activity in leisure time on neck and upper limb symptoms. Methods. A cohort of 1742 employees was selected from a prospective cohort study with a follow-up period of 3 years. Independent variables were sporting activities and physically active commuting. Outcome measures were neck...
article 2005
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Luijsterburg, P.A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), de Vroome, E.M.M. (author)
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of raised bricklaying on physical workload, reported musculoskeletal disorders, sickness absence, and job satisfaction. Methods: A controlled intervention study with a follow-up period of 10 months was performed among 202 bricklayers from 25 construction companies. Results: The...
article 2005
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Visser, B. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), de Graaff, M.P. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
The objective of the present study was to gain insight into the effects of precision demands and mental pressure on the load of the upper extremity. Two computer mouse tasks were used: an aiming and a tracking task. Upper extremity loading was operationalized as the myo-electric activity of the wrist flexor and extensor and of the trapezius...
article 2004
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