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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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Stomp-van den Berg, G.M. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), Bruinvels, D.J. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), van Poppel, M.N.M. (author)
The objective of this study was to examine which factors during pregnancy and postpartum predict pelvic girdle pain (PGP) at 12 weeks postpartum among working women. A total of 548 Dutch pregnant employees were recruited in 15 companies, mainly health care, child care, and supermarkets. The definition of PGP was any pain felt in the pelvic...
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de Vries, S.I. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Bakker, I. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study examined built environmental correlates of children's walking and cycling behavior. Four hundred and forty-eight children from 10 Dutch neighborhoods completed a seven-day physical activity diary in which the number of walking and cycling trips for transportation, to school, and for recreation were assessed. The associations between...
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van Wier, M.F. (author), Arins, G.A.M. (author), Dekkers, J.C. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), Smid, T. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. The work setting provides an opportunity to introduce overweight (i.e., Body Mass Index 25 kg/m2) adults to a weight management programme, but new approaches are needed in this setting. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of lifestyle counselling by phone or e-mail on body weight, in an overweight...
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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...
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van Uffelen, J.G.Z. (author), Chinapaw, M.J.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To examine the effects of aerobic exercise or vitamin B supplementation on cognitive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Design: Randomised placebo-controlled trial. Setting: General community. Participants: Community-dwelling adults aged 70-80 with MCI. Interventions : The 152 participants were randomly...
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Dekkers, J.C. (author), van Wier, M.F. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author), KvL (author)
Background. In population studies, body mass index (BMI) is generally calculated from self-reported body weight and height. The self-report of these anthropometrics is known to be biased, resulting in a misclassification of BMI status. The aim of our study is to evaluate the accuracy of self-reported weight, height and waist circumference among...
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van Uffelen, J.G.Z. (author), Chin A Paw, M.J.M. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: To examine the effect of walking and vitamin B supplementation on quality-of-life (QoL) in community-dwelling adults with mild cognitive impairment. Methods: One year, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Participants were randomized to: (1) twice-weekly, group-based, moderate-intensity walking program (n = 77) or a light...
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van den Stomp-Berg, S.G.M. (author), van Poppel, M.N.M. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), Bruinvels, D.J. (author), Uegaki, K. (author), de Bruijne, M.C. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. Many women suffer from health problems after giving birth, which can lead to sick leave. About 30% of Dutch workers are on sick leave after maternity leave. Structural contact of supervisors with employees on maternity leave, supported by early medical advice of occupational physicians, may increase the chances of return-to-work...
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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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van Wier, M.F. (author), Ariëns, G.A.M. (author), Dekkers, J.C. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), Pronk, N.P. (author), Smid, T. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: The prevalence of overweight is increasing and its consequences will cause a major public health burden in the near future. Cost-effective interventions for weight control among the general population are therefore needed. The ALIFE@Work study is investigating a novel lifestyle intervention, aimed at the working population, with...
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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...
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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...
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Stiggelbout, M. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Crone, M. (author), Lechner, L. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Little is known about the predictors of maintenance in organized exercise programmes. The aim of this study was to investigate the behavioral predictors of maintenance of exercise participation in older adults, using an integrated social psychological model. To this end, we carried out a prospective cohort study (n = 1725; age 50 years or older)...
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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...
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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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van Uffelen, J.G.Z. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Chin A Paw, M.J.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: the prevalence of individuals with cognitive decline is increasing since the number of elderly adults is growing considerably. The literature provides promising results on the beneficial effect of exercise and vitamin supplementation on cognitive function both in cognitively healthy as well as in the demented elderly. Methods/Design:...
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van Sluijs, E.M.F. (author), van Poppel, M.N.M. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), Brug, J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
PACE (Physician-based Assessment and Counseling for Exercise) is an individualized theory-based minimal intervention strategy aimed at the enhancement of regular physical activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a PACE intervention applied by general practitioners (GPs) on potential determinants of physical activity....
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Hooftman, W.E. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: The aim was to determine whether men and women with the same job are equally exposed to work-related physical and psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal complaints. Methods: Men (n = 491) and women (n = 342) in 8 jobs with both female and male workers completed a questionnaire on exposure to work-related risk factors. Gender,...
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Stiggelbout, M. (author), Popkema, D.Y. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), de Greef, M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Objectives: To determine the effects of gymnastics on the health related quality of life (HRQoL) and functional status of independently living people, aged 65 to 80 years. Gymnastics formed part of the More Exercise for Seniors (MBvO in Dutch) programme, a group based exercise programme for older adults in the Netherlands. It has been widely...
article 2004
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