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Pak, K. (author), Kooij, D.T.A.M. (author), de Lange, A.H. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Veldhoven, M.J.P.M. (author)
Organisations are challenged to extend working lives of older workers. However, there is little empirical evidence available on how organisations should do this. This study aims to fill this gap by testing the effect of Human Resource (HR) practices on perceived work ability and the preferred retirement age. Based on the Conversation of...
article 2021
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Niks, I. (author), van den Heuvel, S. (author), Sanders, J. (author)
In dit artikel kijken we naar trends in generieke maatregelen en maatwerkafspraken (i-deals) voor langer doorwerken en naar ontwikkelingen over tijd in de duurzame inzetbaarheid van werknemers. Hierbij gaan we specifiek in op verschillen tussen werkgevers op basis van vestigingsgrootte, profit of non-profit, de aan- of afwezigheid van een...
article 2020
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Kadijk, E.A. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), Leijten, F.R.M. (author)
Purpose With an ageing workforce, employees are increasingly confronted with multi-morbidity. Especially physical and mental health problems often occur together. This study aims to (i) explore the effect of multi-morbidity on work ability of ageing employees, more specifically the effects of the number of health problems and the combination of...
article 2019
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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Niks, I. (author)
In general, the relation between health and work participation is strong but ambiguous. In the Study on Transitions in Employment, Ability and Motivation (STREAM), this relation has often been studied. In this article, we summarize the results. Research questions were the following: how are health issues related to prolonged work participation?...
article 2019
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de Wind, A. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Sewdas, R. (author), Scharn, M. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Purpose In our ageing workforce, the increasing numbers of employees with chronic diseases are encouraged to prolong their working lives. It is important to prevent health deterioration in this vulnerable group. This study aims to investigate whether work characteristics predict health deterioration over a 3-year period among employees with (1)...
article 2018
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Sewdas, R. (author), Tamminga, S.J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), de Boer, A.G. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Background With the increase of the statutory retirement age, the number of self-employed older workers will most likely increase. Therefore, this study aimed to explore: 1) the differences in self-rated health and work ability of self-employed workers and employees, 1) whether self-employment is associated with better self-rated health and work...
article 2018
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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Vergeer, R. (author), de Weerd, M. (author)
Policy-makers have an urgent need for quantitative data to support their decision-making process. Since quantitative data are rarely available, the combination of quantitative and qualitative methods is needed to estimate the consequences of a policy measure. In this study, we will estimate the effects of the abolishment of the risk assessment...
article 2018
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Smulders, P.G.W. (author), van den Bossche, S. (author), van den Heuvel, S. (author)
Langer doorwerken wordt door de overheid van groot belang geacht. Maar hoe gemotiveerd zijn werknemers daarvoor? En welke factoren bevorderen en remmen langer doorwerken?
article 2017
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Oakman, J. (author), de Wind, A. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Purpose. Musculoskeletal pain in more than one body region is common and a barrier to sustaining employment. We aimed to examine whether work characteristics predict the development of multi-site pain (MSP), and to determine differences in work-related predictors between age groups. Methods. This study is based on 5136 employees from the Study...
article 2017
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Coenen, P. (author), Douwes, M. (author), van den Heuvel, S. (author), Bosch, T. (author)
Occupational postures are considered to be an important group of risk factors for musculoskeletal pain. However, the exposure-outcome association is not clear yet. Therefore, we aimed to determine the exposure-outcome association of working postures and musculoskeletal symptoms. Also, we aimed to establish exposure limits for working postures....
article 2016
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van der Meer, L. (author), Leijten, F.R. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), de Wind, A. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Geuskens, G.A. (author)
Purpose To longitudinally investigate (1) whether lower work ability and work engagement predict the use of company policies on reduced working hours and exemption from evening/night work among older workers, and (2) whether using such policies subsequently contribute to higher work ability and work engagement. Methods In total 6922 employees ...
article 2016
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Leijten, F.R.M. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), Robroek, S.J.W. (author), Burdorf, A. (author)
Purpose The goals of this study were to determine whether, among older employees, unfavourable physical and psychosocial work-related factors were associated with poorer mental and physical health and whether high work engagement buffered the associations between unfavourable work-related factors and poorer health. Methods A 1-year longitudinal...
article 2015
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Leijten, F.R.M. (author), de Wind, A. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Robroek, S.J.W. (author), Burdorf, A. (author)
Background With an ageing society and increasing retirement ages, it is important to understand how employability can be promoted in older workers with health problems. The current study aimed to determine whether (1) different chronic health problems predict transitions from paid employment to disability benefits, unemployment and early...
article 2015
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Douwes, M. (author), Boocock, M. (author), Coenen, P. (author), van den Heuvel, S. (author), Bosch, T. (author)
The Hand Arm Risk assessment Method (HARM) is a simplified risk assessment method for determining musculoskeletal symptoms to the arm, neck and/or shoulder posed by hand-arm tasks of the upper body. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictive validity of HARM using data collected from a three year prospective cohort Study on...
article 2014
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Leijten, F.R.M. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Robroek, S.J.W. (author), Burdorf, A. (author)
Objectives This study aimed to assess the influence of chronic health problems on work ability and productivity at work among older employees using different methodological approaches in the analysis of longitudinal studies. Methods Data from employees, aged 45–64, of the longitudinal Study on Transitions in Employment, Ability and Motivation...
article 2014
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Geuskens, G. (author), van den Heuvel, S. (author), Oude Hengel, K. (author), Koopmans, L. (author), van der Meer, L. (author), Niks, R. (author), van der Zwaan, L. (author), Bouwhuis, S. (author), Petricheva, V. (author), de Vroome, E.M.M. (author), Bongers, P. (author), de Wind, A. (author), Leijten, F. (author), Blatter, B. (author)
What is STREAM? STREAM is a longitudinal study with annual measurements among persons aged 45- 64 in the Netherlands. Participants fill in an online questionnaire on topics such as: health, work, knowledge and skills, social circumstances, and financial situation. More than 12,000 employees, 1,000 self-employed persons, and 2,000 non-employed...
article 2014
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Ybema, J.F. (author), Geuskens, G.A. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), de Wind, A. (author), Leijten, F.R.M. (author), Jolings, C. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author)
The objective of the Study on Transitions in Employment, Ability and Motivation (STREAM) is to acquire knowledge on determinants of transitions in employment and work productivity among persons aged 45-64 years. Research Framework: A research framework was developed, in which transitions in employment (e.g. leaving the workforce, entering the...
article 2014
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van de Vijfeijke, H. (author), Leijten, F.R. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Robroek, S.J. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Taris, T.W. (author)
OBJECTIVE: This study examines whether mental and physical health relate differently to work ability and whether these associations vary with coping style. METHODS: A 1-year longitudinal study was conducted among 8842 employees aged 45 to 64 years from the Study on Transitions in Employment, Ability and Motivation. On-line questionnaires...
article 2013
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Boot, C.R.L. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Bültmann, U. (author), de Boer, A.G.E.M. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Purpose The aims of this study are: (1) to describe the prevalence of needed and implemented work adjustments in a representative sample of Dutch employees with a chronic disease; and (2) to assess the effects of needed and implemented work adjustments on sick leave. Methods The prevalence of work adjustments was assessed in employees with a...
article 2013
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Leijten, F.R.M. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), Robroek, S.J.W. (author), Burdorf, A. (author)
Objectives The aim of this study was to (i) assess how common chronic health problems and work-related factors predict sickness absence and (ii) explore whether work-related factors modify the effects of health problems on sickness absence. Methods A one-year longitudinal study was conducted among employed persons aged 45-64 years from the Study...
article 2013
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