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Oude Hengel, K. (author), Blatter, B. (author), Geuskens, G. (author), Koppes, L. (author), Bongers, P. (author)
Objectives: Because of the ageing and decreasing working population in the construction industry, it is important to encourage workers to prolong their working life. The objective of this study was to explore factors associated with the ability and motivation to continue working until the age of 65 years in construction workers. Methods: In...
public lecture 2011
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Driessen, M. (author), Proper, K. (author), Anema, J. (author), Knol, D. (author), Bongers, P. (author), van der Beek, A. (author)
Objectives To investigate the effectiveness of the Stay@Work Participatory Ergonomics program (PE) aimed at prevention of low back pain (LBP) and neck pain (NP). Methods Departments were randomly allocated to either the intervention (PE) or control group (no PE). During a 6-h meeting, working groups composed and prioritised ergonomic measures...
article 2011
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Oude Hengel, K. (author), Blatter, B. (author), Geuskens, G. (author), Koppes, L. (author), Bongers, P. (author)
Objectives: Because of the ageing and decreasing working population in the construction industry, it is important to encourage workers to prolong their working life. The objective of this study was to explore factors associated with the ability and motivation to continue working until the age of 65 years in construction workers. Methods: In...
article 2011
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Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), van der Molen, H.F. (author), Joling, C.I. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objective: To evaluate the process of a prevention program among construction workers. Methods: The program consisted of training sessions of a physical therapist and an empowerment trainer, and a Rest-Break Tool. Data on seven process items were collected by means of questionnaires and interviews. Results: Recruiting construction companies to...
article 2011
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Oude Hengel, K. (author), Blatter, B. (author), Geuskens, G. (author), Koppes, L. (author), Bongers, P. (author)
public lecture 2011
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Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Joling, C.I. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author)
Background: To prolong sustainable healthy working lives of construction workers, a worksite prevention program was developed which aimed to improve the health and work ability of construction workers. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effectiveness of this program on social support at work, work engagement, physical workload...
article 2012
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Oude Hengel, K. (author), Bosmans, J. (author), Bongers, P. (author), van der Beek, A. (author), Blatter, B. (author)
public lecture 2012
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Coenen, P. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Douwes, M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
Work-related musculoskeletal pain (MSP) risk assessments by trained observers are often used in ergonomic practice; however, the validity may be questionable. We investigated the predictive value of work-site MSP risk estimates in a prospective cohort study of 1745 workers. Trained observers estimated the risk of MSP (neck, shoulder or low-back...
article 2012
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Coenen, P. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
Background: Cumulative low-back load is suggested to be associated with low back pain, possibly due to (micro-)fractures of spinal segments. Based on available in vitro data it can be assumed that, in order to predict spine segment failure from cumulative compressive loading, load magnitude should be weighted with an exponent higher than one,...
article 2012
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Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
In dit artikel wordt een samenvatting gegeven van het proefschrift dat Karen Oude Hengel op 8 maart 2013 heeft verdedigd aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. De belangrijkste doelstellingen van het proefschrift zijn het identificeren van factoren die de duurzame inzetbaarheid van werknemers in de bouw bevorderen en het ontwikkelen en evalueren...
article 2013
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van Berkel, J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the process of the implementation of an intervention aimed at improving work engagement and energy balance, and to explore associations between process measures and compliance. METHODS:: Process measures were assessed using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. RESULTS:: The mindfulness training was...
article 2013
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van Dongen, J.M. (author), Tompa, E. (author), Clune, L. (author), Sarnocinska-Hart, A. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Tulder, M.W. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), van Wier, M.F. (author)
Background: Continued improvements in occupational health can only be ensured if decisions regarding the implementation and continuation of occupational health and safety interventions (OHS interventions) are based on the best available evidence. To ensure that this is the case, scientific evidence should meet the needs of decision-makers. As a...
article 2013
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de Wind, A. (author), Geuskens, G.A. (author), Reeuwijk, K.G. (author), Westerman, M.J. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
article 2013
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van Berkel, J. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), van Dam, A. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Background: Previous studies have found moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) to be associated with a decreased risk of mental disorders. Although the focus in the field of psychology has shifted towards human strengths and optimal functioning, studies examining associations between MVPA and mental health in general (MH) and between MVPA...
article 2013
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Wevers, C. (author), Bongers, P. (author)
In dit essay houden medewerkers van TNO, innovatiegebied Arbeid een pleidooi om een duidelijke en samenhangende visie te ontwikkelen om aan de uitdagingen van deze tijd het hoofd te bieden door te investeren in ‘vitaal menselijk kapitaal’. Genoemd worden globalisering, technologische vernieuwingen, een veranderende samenstelling van de...
report 2013
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Coenen, P. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
Valid and reliable low-back load assessment tools that can be used in field situations are needed for epidemiologic studies and for ergonomic practice. The aim of this study was to assess the inter-rater reliability of a low-back load video-analysis method in a field setting.Five raters analyzed 50 work site manual material handling tasks of 14...
article 2013
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Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), van der Molen, H.F. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objective This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a prevention program on work ability, health, and sick leave targeted at construction worksites. Methods A total of 15 departments (N=297 workers) from 6 construction companies participated in this cluster randomized controlled trial and were randomly allocated to the intervention (8...
article 2013
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Coenen, P. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
Purpose Much research has been performed on physical exposures during work (e.g. lifting, trunk flexion or body vibrations) as risk factors for low back pain (LBP), however results are inconsistent. Information on the effect of doses (e.g. spinal force or low back moments) on LBP may be more reliable but is lacking yet. The aim of the present...
article 2013
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Coenen, P. (author), Mathiassen, S.E. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Dieen, J.H. (author)
Session: 14. Exposure Assessment II
conference paper 2013
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Buijs, P. (author), Bongers, P. (author), van Genabeek, J. (author), van der Klauw, D. (author), van Putten, D. (author), Wevers, C. (author)
Het is al weer enige tijd geleden dat wij het symposium ‘Zorg voor Werk’ hebben georganiseerd, ter gelegenheid van het afscheid van Peter Buijs van TNO. Het belang van het onderwerp Zorg voor Werk is tijdens het symposium door verschillende vooraanstaande sprekers benadrukt. Het belang van meer menselijke en maatschappelijke investeringen op...
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