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Bouwhuis, S. (author), Geuskens, G.A. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author)
We are writing in regards to the review by Koranyi et al (1) on precarious employment and occupational accidents and injuries. In the review, multiple-job holding was classified as a type of precarious employment. In this letter, we argue multiple-job holding should not be considered a type of precarious employment and that multiple-job holders...
article 2019
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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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Huijs, J.J.J.M. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Taris, T.W. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
Background The present study aimed to investigate the effects of a stepwise, bottom-up participatory program with a tailor-made intervention process addressing the level of mental retirement in a sample of Dutch employees. Mental retirement refers to feelings of being disconnected from your work and your organization. Prevention of mental...
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Huijs, J.J.J.M. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
Background. The aim of this study is to develop a new measure for the concept of mental retirement and test the construct validity of the measure. Employees who are ‘mentally retired’ are present at their work physically, but have already said their goodbyes mentally. Mental retirement has a three-factor structure: developmental proactivity,...
article 2019
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Huysamen, K. (author), Bosch, T. (author), de Looze, M. (author), Stadler, K.S. (author), Graf, E. (author), O'Sullivan, L.W. (author)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a passive upper body exoskeleton on muscle activity, perceived musculoskeletal effort, local perceived pressure and subjective usability for a static overhead task. Eight participants (4 male, 4 female) held a load (0 kg and 2 kg) three times overhead for a duration of 30 s each, both with and...
article 2018
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Huysamen, K. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Ortiz, J. (author), Toxin, S. (author), O'Sullivan, L.W. (author)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an industrial exoskeleton on muscle activity, perceived musculoskeletal effort, measured and perceived contact pressure at the trunk, thighs and shoulders, and subjective usability for simple sagittal plane lifting and lowering conditions. Twelve male participants lifted and lowered a box of 7...
article 2018
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Koopmans, L. (author), Damen, N. (author), Wagner, C. (author)
Objectives Many European countries face challenges in long-term care for older people, such as the growing number of older people requiring care, the increasing complexity of their health care problems, and a decreasing workforce that is inadequately prepared. Optimizing the staff and skill mix of health care teams may offer part of the solution...
article 2018
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Oeij, P.R.A. (author), Dhondt, S. (author), Ooms, M. (author)
The Netherlands is catching up with social innovation. In the former century combating social problems was a task of public organisations and government, largely carried out top down. Today the responsibility to tackle social issues is partly shifting to public-private partnerships, social enterprises and communities.
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Dhondt, S. (author), Oeij, P.R.A. (author), Schröder, A. (author)
Human and financial resources as well as organisational capabilities are needed to overcome the manifold constraints social innovators are facing. To unlock the potential of social innovation for the whole society new (social) innovation friendly environments and new governance structures (ecosystems) have to be set-up to foster social...
bookPart 2018
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Bouwhuis, S. (author), de Wind, A. (author), de Kruif, A. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author)
Background. Multiple job holding (MJH) is a common and growing phenomenon in many countries. Little is known about experiences with MJH among older workers. The objective of the present study is to gain insight in experiences with MJH among Dutch workers aged 45 years and older. Methods. Multiple job holders were selected from the Study on...
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Niks, I.M.W. (author), Gevers, J.M.P. (author), de Jonge, J. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author)
Effective interventions to prevent work stress and to improve health, well-being, and performance of employees are of the utmost importance. This quasi-experimental intervention study presents a specific method for diagnosis of psychosocial risk factors at work and subsequent development and implementation of tailored work stress interventions,...
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Sewdas, R. (author), de Wind, A. (author), van der Zwaan, L.G.L. (author), van der Borg, W.E. (author), Steenbeek, R. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author)
article 2017
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Schelvis, R.M.C. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), Bohlmeijer, E.T. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author)
Background. Work-related stress is highly prevalent in the educational sector. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an organizational level, participatory intervention on need for recovery and vitality in educational workers. It was hypothesized that the intervention would decrease need for recovery and increase...
article 2017
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Dhondt, S. (author), Oeij, P.R.A. (author), Schröder, A. (author)
The potential success and development of social innovations is dependent on their access to resources, and their dealing with constraints and capabilities. For social innovators, the use and access to these resources is somewhat different than for technological and business innovators. A clear understanding of these differences can guide social...
bookPart 2017
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Hoek, R.J.A. (author), Havermans, B.M. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Brouwers, E.P.M. (author), Heerkens, Y.F. (author), Zijlstra-Vlasveld, M.C. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author)
Background. Adequate implementation of work-related stress management interventions can reduce or prevent work-related stress and sick leave in organizations. We developed a multifaceted integral stress-prevention strategy for organizations from several sectors that includes a digital platform and collaborative learning network. The digital...
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Hiemstra-Van Mastright, S. (author), Meyenborg, I. (author), Hoogenhout, M. (author)
BACKGROUND: Discomfort increases when duration of sitting is longer. Aircraft passengers are subjected to prolonged sitting in restricted postures, which can cause discomfort. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between duration of sitting and development of discomfort, as well as the influence of different passenger activities. METHODS:...
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de Wind, A. (author), van der Pas, S. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Background There is a societal need that workers prolong their working lives. By adopting a life course perspective, this study aimed to investigate the influence of work motives and motivation, health, job characteristics, skills, and financial and social situation on working beyond retirement, and differences between ‘on time’ and ‘off time’...
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van de Ven, H.A. (author), Brouwer, S. (author), Koolhaas, W. (author), Goudswaard, A. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Kecklund, G. (author), Almansa, J. (author), Bültmann, U. (author), van der Klink, J.J.L. (author)
In this cross-sectional study associations were examined between eight shift schedule characteristics with shift-specific sleep complaints and need for recovery and generic health and performance measures. It was hypothesized that shift schedule characteristics meeting ergonomic recommendations are associated with better sleep, need for recovery...
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Schelvis, R.M.C. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), van Genabeek, J.A.G.M. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Bohlneijer, E.T. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Background The importance of process evaluations in examining how and why interventions are (un) successful is increasingly recognized. Process evaluations mainly studied the implementation process and the quality of the implementation (fidelity). However, in adopting this approach for participatory organizational level occupational health...
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Groenesteijn, L. (author), Commissaris, D.A.C.M. (author), van den Berg-Zwetsloot, M. (author), Hiemstra-Van Mastrigt, S. (author)
BACKGROUND: Working in an office environment is characterised by physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour. This behaviour contributes to several health risks in the long run. Dynamic workstations which allow people to combine desk activities with physical activity, may contribute to prevention of these health risks. OBJECTIVE: A dynamic...
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