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Bakhuys Roozeboom, M.C. (author), Schelvis, R.M.C. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author)
BACKGROUND: Work stress is an important problem among employees in education in the Netherlands. The present study aims to investigate the effects of a participatory organizational level work stress prevention approach to reduce (quantitative) job demands, increase resources (i.e. autonomy, supervisor and coworker support) and to reduce work...
article 2020
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Viester, L. (author), Verhagen, E.A.L.M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of an individually tailored intervention for improvement in lifestyle behavior, health indicators, and prevention and reduction of overweight among construction workers. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Setting: Various blue-collar departments of a large construction company in the Netherlands....
article 2018
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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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Driessen, M.T. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objectives: This study investigated the effectiveness of the Stay@Work participatory ergonomics programme to reduce workers9 exposure to psychosocial and physical risk factors. Methods: 37 departments (n=3047 workers) from four Dutch companies participated in this cluster randomised controlled trial; 19 (n=1472 workers) were randomised to an...
article 2011
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Coenen, P. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Faber, G.S. (author), Xu, X. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
This study aimed to develop, compare and validate two versions of a video analysis method for assessment of low back moments during occupational lifting tasks since for epidemiological studies and ergonomic practice relatively cheap and easily applicable methods to assess low back loads are needed. Ten healthy subjects participated in a protocol...
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Joling, C.I. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives. This study investigated whether work dedication and job resources are longitudinally related to work-related musculoskeletal disorders and whether job resources buffer the impact of job demands on these disorders? Methods. Data were used from a longitudinal three-phase study (2004, 2005, 2006) on health at work among a sample of...
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de Kraker, H. (author), de Korte, E. (author), van Mil, F. (author), Rijs, B. (author), Bongers, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a tactile feedback signal on hovering behaviour, productivity, usability and comfort after 1 week of using an experimental mouse. In a randomized controlled trial, a regular computer mouse was compared to a new developed mouse with a tactile, vibrating feedback signal to prevent unnecessary...
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Driessen, M.T. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. Low back pain (LBP) and neck pain (NP) are a major public health problem with considerable costs for individuals, companies and society. Therefore, prevention is imperative. The Stay@Work study investigates the (cost-)effectiveness of Participatory Ergonomics (PE) to prevent LBP and NP among workers. Methods. In a randomised...
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Hooftman, W.E. (author), Westerman, M.J. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (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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Griffith, L.E. (author), Hogg-Johnson, S. (author), Cole, D.C. (author), Krause, N. (author), Hayden, J. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Leclerc, A. (author), Coggon, D. (author), Bongers, P. (author), Walter, S.D. (author), Shannon, H.S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To determine which literature-based definitions of low back pain (LBP) could be combined to produce sufficiently similar sets for use in a meta-analysis. Study Design and Setting: A group of six international experts participated in an e-mail-administered Delphi process. Literature-based LBP definitions were preliminarily classified...
article 2007
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Jans, M.P. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relation between body mass index (BMI) and absenteeism. METHODS: Data were collected in a prospective cohort study (n = 1284). Multilevel analyses (linear mixed model with random intercept) with two levels (employee and company) were used to test whether BMI was related to duration and frequency of absenteeism and...
article 2007
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Anema, J.R. (author), Steenstra, I.A. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Loisel, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
To assess the effectiveness of workplace intervention and graded activity, separately and combined, for multidisciplinary rehabilitation of low back pain (LBP). Summary of Background Data. Effective components for multidisciplinary rehabilitation of LBP are not yet established. Methods: Participants sick-listed 2 to 6 weeks due to nonspecific...
article 2007
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van Hamberg - Reenen, H.H. (author), Ariëns, G.A.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims: To investigate the longitudinal relation between physical capacity (isokinetic lifting strength, static endurance of the back, neck, and shoulder muscles, and mobility of the spine) and low back, neck, and shoulder pain. Methods: In this prospective cohort study, 1789 Dutch workers participated. At baseline, isokinetic lifting strength,...
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IJmker, S. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: This article describes the background and study design of the PROMO study (Prospective Research on Musculoskeletal disorders in Office workers). Few longitudinal studies have been performed to investigate the risk factors responsible for the incidence of hand, arm, shoulder and neck symptoms among office workers, given the...
article 2006
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Steenstra, I.A. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van Tulder, M.W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of a return to work (RTW) program for workers on sick-leave due to low back pain (LBP), comparing a workplace intervention implemented between 2 to 8 weeks of sick-leave with usual care, and a clinical intervention after 8 weeks of sick-leave with usual care. Design: Economic...
article 2006
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Steenstra, I.A. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A controlled trial was performed in a occupational healthcare setting to determine the effectiveness of graded activity as part of a multistage RTW programme. Workers (112) absent from work for more than eight weeks due to low back pain, were randomised to either graded activity (n = 55) or usual care (n = 57). The graded activity, a physical...
article 2006
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Heymans, M.W. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Koes, B.W. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Study Design. Randomized controlled trial. Objectives. To compare high- and low-intensity back schools with usual care in occupational health care. Summary of Background Data. The content and intensity of back schools vary widely and the methodologic quality of randomized controlled trials is generally weak. Until now, no back school has proven...
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Luijsterburg, P.A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), de Vroome, E.M.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (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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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Hoogendoorn, W.E. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between psychosocial work characteristics and neck and upper limb symptoms and to examine to what extent this relationship could be explained by other risk factors. Data were used from a prospective cohort study in a working population, with a follow-up period of 3 years. The 3-year...
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de Lange, A.H. (author), Taris, T.W. (author), Kompier, M.A.J. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author)
Objectives: The number of longitudinal studies reporting evidence for reversed effects of strain on work is growing, but evidence regarding the mechanisms underlying such effects is scarce. In this study, earlier longitudinal findings were reviewed, and the following four mechanisms for reversed effects were proposed that reflect within-person...
article 2005
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