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Braeckman, L. (author), Venema, A. (author), Zoelen, S.A.V. (author), Hermans, L. (author), de Ridder, M. (author), Ergör, A. (author), Combining, O. (author), Diaeresis, A. (author), van der Laan, G. (author), van Dijk, F. (author)
OBJECTIVES: To increase knowledge and skills regarding occupational health surveillance and research in professionals. METHODS: Following the ADDIE model (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation), several training modules have been designed and implemented in the course of 2016. Evaluation forms were distributed to 42...
article 2019
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Terwoert, J. (author), Kersting, K. (author)
Products based on epoxy resins as a binder have become popular in various settings, among which the construction industry and in windmill blade production, as a result of their excellent technical properties. However, due to the same properties epoxy products are a notorious cause of allergic skin disease among workers. In addition, constituents...
other 2014
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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...
article 2013
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Warren, N. (author), Meijster, T. (author), Heederik, D. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: This paper presents a dynamic population-based model for the development of sensitisation and respiratory symptoms in bakery workers. The model simulates a population of individual workers longitudinally and tracks the development of work-related sensitisation and respiratory symptoms in each worker. Methods: The model has three...
article 2009
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Buijs, P.C. (author), Lambeek, L.C. (author), Koppenrade, V. (author), Hooftman, W.E. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Introduction: Workers with chronic low back pain (LBP) mean a heavy human and social-economic burden. Their medical histories often include different treatments without attention to work-relatedness or communication with occupational health providers, leaving them passive and medicalized in (outpatient) health care. So we developed and...
article 2009
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Steenstra, I.A. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
STUDY DESIGN. Exploratory subgroup analysis in a randomized controlled trial (RCT). OBJECTIVE. To detect possible moderators in the effectiveness of a workplace intervention in a population of workers with sick leave due to sub acute nonspecific low back pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA. In a recently published RCT, a workplace intervention was...
article 2009
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de Looze, M.P. (author), Bosch, T. (author), van Dieën, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Shoulder fatigue has been suggested to be a useful risk indicator for shoulder disorders in repetitive, low-force work tasks. In contrast to high-force or purely isometric tasks, it is unclear whether measurable fatigue develops in realistic low-force work. The question addressed in this review was: 'Is there evidence of objective signs of...
article 2009
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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...
article 2008
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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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de Vente, W. (author), Kamphuis, J.H. (author), Emmelkamp, P.M.G. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Work-related stress is widespread and can lead to long-term absenteeism and work disability. Cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) has demonstrated effectiveness in treating psychopathology but has only rarely been tested in clinical samples with work-related stress. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to investigate the efficacy of CBT...
article 2008
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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...
article 2008
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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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Preller, L. (author), Balder, H.F. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: To assess male lung cancer risks for industrial sectors in the Netherlands and to estimate the proportion of lung cancer attributed to working in specific industrial sectors. Methods: Associations were studied among men aged 55-69 years (n = 58 279) from the prospective Netherlands Cohort Study. 1920 incident lung cancer cases were...
article 2008
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de Korte, E. (author), Kuijt-Evers, L. (author), Vink, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A pilot experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of visual or auditory distraction in an office environment on productivity, concentration and emotion. Ten subjects performed a simple, standardized computer task in five conditions (undisturbed, 3 variations of auditory distraction and visual distraction). Results showed no effects of...
conference paper 2007
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Hertsenberg, S. (author), Brouwer, D. (author), Lurvink, M. (author), Rubingh, C. (author), Rijnders, E. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Self-assessment of exposure (SAE) refers to any exposure assessment methodology wherein the worker takes an active role in establishing his or her exposure status. The objective of this study was to investigate the reliability and feasibility of SAE approaches among shoe repair workers collecting exposure data over a 3 month period. This study...
article 2007
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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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Vink, P. (author), de Korte, E. (author), Blok, M. (author), Groenesteijn, L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
New technology will make it possible to have access to information everywhere. As a result "face to face" communication with colleagues could reduce and creativity and health could be influenced negatively. In this paper a coffee corner is changed and the effect on communication is tested by measuring the number of conversations at the coffee...
conference paper 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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Douwes, M. (author), de Kraker, H. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A long duration of computer use is known to be positively associated with Work Related Upper Extremity Disorders (WRUED). Self-report by questionnaire is commonly used to assess a worker's duration of computer use. The aim of the present study was to assess the validity of self-report and computer use software (WorkPace®) to assess the duration...
article 2007
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IJmker, S. (author), Huysmans, M.A. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Worldwide, millions of office workers use a computer. Reports of adverse health effects due to computer use have received considerable media attention. This systematic review summarises the evidence for a relationship between the duration of work time spent using the computer and the incidence of hand-arm and neck-shoulder symptoms and disorders...
article 2007
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