Category Archives: Occup Environ Med

Construct validity and test-retest reliability of the revised Upper Extremity Work Demands (UEWD-R) Scale.

Construct validity and test-retest reliability of the revised Upper Extremity Work Demands (UEWD-R) Scale.
Occup Environ Med. 2017 Jul 08;:
Authors: Cavalini MA, Berduszek RJ, van der Sluis CK
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An international comparison of occupational health guidelines for the management of mental disorders and stress-related psychological symptoms.

An international comparison of occupational health guidelines for the management of mental disorders and stress-related psychological symptoms.
Occup Environ Med. 2014 Nov 18;
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Occupational exposure to pesticides and endotoxin and Parkinson disease in the Netherlands.

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Occupational exposure to pesticides and endotoxin and Parkinson disease in the Netherlands.

Occup Environ Med. 2014 Aug 7;

Authors: van der Mark…

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Hands4U: the effectiveness of a multifaceted implementation strategy on behaviour related to the prevention of hand eczema-a randomised controlled trial among healthcare workers.

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Hands4U: the effectiveness of a multifaceted implementation strategy on behaviour related to the prevention of hand eczema-a randomised controlled trial among healthcare workers.

Occup Environ Med. 2014 Jul;71(7):492-9

Authors: van der Meer EW, Boot CR, Twisk JW, Coenraads PJ, Jungbauer FH, van der Gulden JW, Anema JR

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OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of a multifaceted implementation strategy on behaviour, behavioural determinants, knowledge and awareness of healthcare workers regarding the use of recommendations to prevent hand eczema.
METHODS: The Hands4U study is a randomised controlled trial. A total of 48 departments (n=1649 workers) were randomly allocated to the multifaceted implementation strategy or the control group (minimal implementation strategy). Within the departments designated to the multifaceted implementation strategy, participatory working groups were set up to enhance the implementation of the recommendations for hand eczema. In addition, working group members were trained to become role models, and an education session was given within the department. Outcome measures were awareness, knowledge, receiving information, behaviour and behavioural determinants. Data were collected at baseline, with a 3- and 6-month follow-up.
RESULTS: Statistically significant effects were found after 6 months for awareness (OR 6.30; 95% CI 3.41 to 11.63), knowledge (B 0.74; 95% CI 0.54 to 0.95), receiving information (OR 9.81; 95% CI 5.60 to 17.18), washing hands (B -0.40; 95% -0.51 to -0.29), use of moisturiser (B 0.29; 95% CI 0.20 to 0.38), cotton under gloves (OR 3.94; 95% CI 2.04 to 7.60) and the overall compliance measure (B 0.14; 95% CI 0.02 to 0.26), as a result of the multifaceted implementation strategy. No effects were found for behavioural determinants.
CONCLUSIONS: The multifaceted implementation strategy can be used in healthcare settings to enhance the implementation of recommendations for the prevention of hand eczema.
TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NTR2812.

PMID: 24828091 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Risk factors for chronic mucus hypersecretion in individuals with and without COPD: influence of smoking and job exposure on CMH.

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Risk factors for chronic mucus hypersecretion in individuals with and without COPD: influence of smoking and job exposure on CMH.

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Pesticides and other occupational exposures are associated with airway obstruction: the LifeLines cohort study.

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Pesticides and other occupational exposures are associated with airway obstruction: the LifeLines cohort study.

Occup Environ Med. 2014 Feb;71(2):88-96

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Prevention of recurrent sickness absence in workers with common mental disorders: results of a cluster-randomised controlled trial.

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Prevention of recurrent sickness absence in workers with common mental disorders: results of a cluster-randomised controlled trial.

Occup Environ Med. 2014 Jan;71(1):21-9

Authors: Arends I, van der Klink JJ, van Rhenen W, de Boer MR, Bültmann U

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OBJECTIVES: Workers with common mental disorders (CMDs) frequently experience recurrent sickness absence but interventions to prevent this are lacking. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Stimulating Healthy participation And Relapse Prevention at work intervention in preventing recurrent sickness absence in workers who returned to work after sickness absence due to CMDs.
METHODS: We performed a cluster-randomised controlled trial with 3 months, 6 months and 12 months follow-up. Treatment providers were randomised to either a 2-day training in the Stimulating Healthy participation And Relapse Prevention at work intervention, that is, a problem-solving intervention, or usual care. Primary outcome measures were the incidence of recurrent sickness absence and time to recurrent sickness absence. Secondary outcome measures were mental health complaints, work functioning and coping behaviour.
RESULTS: 80 participants were randomised in the intervention group and 78 in the control group. The adjusted OR for the incidence of recurrent sickness absence was 0.40 (95% CI 0.20 to 0.81) and the adjusted HR for time to recurrent sickness absence was 0.53 (95% CI 0.33 to 0.86) for the intervention group compared with care as usual.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates the 12-month effectiveness of a problem-solving intervention for reducing recurrent sickness absence in workers with CMDs and emphasises the importance of continuous attention in the post return to work phase for workers who have been on sickness absence due to CMDs.

PMID: 24158311 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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The burden of disease related to indoor air in the Netherlands: do different methods lead to different results?

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The burden of disease related to indoor air in the Netherlands: do different methods lead to different results?
Occup Environ Med. 2013 Feb;70(2):126-32
Authors: Schram-Bijkerk D, van Kempen EE, Knol AB
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Predictors of seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in hospitals: a descriptive meta-analysis.

Predictors of seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in hospitals: a descriptive meta-analysis.

Occup Environ Med. 2011 Dec 15;

Authors: Riphagen-Dalhuisen J,…

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