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Andersen, L.L. (author), Fishwick, D. (author), Robinson, E. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), Mockałło, Z. (author), Grosjean, V. (author)
Aim: Workers who are satisfied with their job are the cornerstones of healthy and productive companies. This study investigated factors associated with job satisfaction in the general working population. Methods: From the 2010 round of the Danish Work Environment Cohort Study, currently employed wage earners (N=10,427) replied to questions about...
article 2017
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van Vilsteren, M. (author), Boot, C. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Schaardenburg, D. (author), Steenbeek, R. (author), Voskuyl, A.E. (author), Anema, J.R. (author)
Purpose: In this manuscript, we evaluated the effectiveness of an intervention programme consisting of integrated care and a participatory workplace intervention on supervisor support, work instability and at-work productivity after 6 months of follow-up among workers with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: We conducted a randomized controlled...
article 2017
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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...
article 2014
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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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Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Houtman, I. (author), Blonk, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: The World Health Organization considers depression a major health problem and a leading cause of disability. Aim To identify factors which may help to reduce depressive symptoms in a sample of employees sick listed due to mental health problems. Methods: Longitudinal cohort study of employees sick listed for 12-20 weeks due to mental...
article 2008
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van Oostrom, S.H. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), Terluin, B. (author), Venema, A. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. To date, mental health problems and mental workload have been increasingly related to long-term sick leave and disability. However, there is, as yet, no structured protocol available for the identification and application of an intervention for stress-related mental health problems at the workplace. This paper describes the...
article 2007
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Nieuwenhuijsen, K. (author), Verbeek, J.H.A.M. (author), de Boer, A.G.E.M. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: This study attempted to determine the factors that best predict the duration of absence from work among employees with common mental disorders. Methods: A cohort of 188 employees, of whom 102 were teachers, on sick leave with common mental disorders was followed for 1 year. Only information potentially available to the occupational...
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...
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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...
article 2006
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Steenstra, I.A. (author), Koopman, F.S. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Kat, E. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Information on prognostic factors for duration of sick leave due to low-back pain (LBP) is growing. In this prospective cohort study, prognostic factors for duration of sick leave and course of disability were identified at a very early stage of sick leave due to LBP. A total of 615 workers calling in sick from work due to LBP at an occupational...
article 2005
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Proper, K.I. (author), de Bruyne, M.C. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Meerding, W.J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objectives. This study evaluated the impact of worksite physical activity counseling using cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses. Methods. Civil servants (N=299) were randomly assigned to an intervention (N=131) or control (N=168) group for 9 months. The intervention costs were compared with the monetary benefits gained from reduced sick...
article 2004
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Heymans, M.W. (author), de Vet, H.C. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), Koes, B.W. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
To describe the design of a randomized controlled trial (RCT), including a cost-effectiveness analysis, comparing high-intensity and low-intensity back schools with usual care in occupational health care. RCT and cost-effectiveness analysis. Employees sick-listed for a period of 3 to 6 weeks because of nonspecific low back pain. High-intensity...
article 2004
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Proper, K.I. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Background: Physical inactivity and obesity are major public health problems. Our objective was to investigate the effectiveness of an individual counseling intervention at the workplace on physical activity fitness and health. Counseling content derived from the Patient-centered Assessment and Counseling for Exercise and Nutrition (PACE)...
article 2003
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Anema, J.R. (author), van der Giezen, A.M. (author), Buijs, P.C. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
The aim of this article is to determine obstacles for return-to-work in disability management of low back pain patients sicklisted for three till four months. A cohort of 467 low back pain patients was recruited. A questionnaire was sent to their occupational physicians (OPs) concerning the medical management, obstacles to return-to-work, and...
article 2002
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Proper, K.I. (author), Staal, B.J. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
This paper systematically reviews the literature on the effectiveness of physical activity programs at worksites with respect to work-related outcomes. A computerized literature search, a reference search, and a manual search of personal databases were performed using the following inclusion criteria: randomized controlled or controlled trial,...
article 2002
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Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Dijk, F.J. (author), Kempers, H.C.G. (author), Dul, J. (author)
The article describes the Dutch Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (DMQ) for the analysis of musculoskeletal workload and associated potential hazardous working conditions as well as musculoskeletal symptoms in worker populations. Its qualities are explored using a database of 1,575 workers in various occupations who completed the questionnaire. The...
article 2001
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Buijs, P. (author), van Amstel, R. (author), van Dijk, F. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
Objectives - To investigate cooperation between occupational physicians (OPs) and general practitioners (GPs). Methods - Literature review; structured interviews; questionnaires sent to randomised samples of OPs (n = 232) and GPs (n = 243). Results - Actual cooperation is poor. However, more than 80% of both groups responded that they want to...
article 1999
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de Kort, W. (author), van Dijk, F. (author), Instituut CIVO-Toxicologie en Voeding TNO (author)
Objectives and methods - Health gain, prevention of health loss, and avoidance of financial risk all seem to be driving forces for the use of pre-employment medical assessment. An attempt is made to measure the effect of implementing the pre-employment medical assessment on these end points. The anticipated maximum preventive effect (preventive...
article 1997
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Draaisma, D. (author), Dam, J. (author), de Winter, C.R. (author), Nederlands Instituut voor Praeventieve Gezondheidszorg TNO (author)
In a debate on the desired occupational health service in The Netherlands all parties involved seemed to be rather unsatisfied with the current practice. Therefore a study was set out on the quality of the service to 51 client organizations as seen by the parties involved. In the first phase the viewpoint of the occupational health teams was...
article 1993
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de Kort, W.L.A.M. (author), Fransman, L.G. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), Medisch Biologisch Laboratorium TNO (author)
Several hundreds of thousands of preemployment medical examinations are performed in The Netherlands each year, with the objective of screening for obvious risks for the applicants or others. Neither the efficacy of these examinations nor determinants for rejection are known. Altogether 101,754 preemployment medical examinations of applicants...
article 1991
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