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WHEEL-I: development of a wheelchair propulsion laboratory for rehabilitation.
J Rehabil Med
PUBLISHED: 05-14-2014
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To describe the enabling factors and barriers experienced in the Wheelchair Expert Evaluation Laboratory - implementation (WHEEL-i) project, in which scientific knowledge, tools and associated systematic analyses of hand-rim wheelchair propulsion technique, user's wheelchair propulsion capacity, wheelchair-user interface, and wheelchair mechanics were implemented in 2 rehabilitation centres. Design: Implementation project.
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Development and evaluation of a new occupational medicine teaching module to advance self-efficacy and knowledge among medical students.
J. Occup. Environ. Med.
PUBLISHED: 10-30-2013
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Self-efficacy is defined as a persons beliefs in his or her abilities to successfully complete a task, and has been shown to influence student motivation and academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a new European teaching module in occupational medicine on undergraduate students self-efficacy and knowledge in the subject matter.
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Physical strain of handcycling: an evaluation using training guidelines for a healthy lifestyle as defined by the American College of Sports Medicine.
J Spinal Cord Med
PUBLISHED: 07-04-2013
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Developments in assistive technology such as handcycling provide attractive possibilities to pursue a healthy lifestyle for patients with spinal cord injury. The objective of the study is to evaluate physical stress and strain of handcycling against training guidelines as defined by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
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Return to work perceptions and actual return to work in workers with common mental disorders.
J Occup Rehabil
PUBLISHED: 02-21-2013
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Return to work (RTW) perceptions have been found to predict actual RTW of workers with common mental disorders. This study aims to (1) assess the relative value of RTW self-efficacy (RTW-SE) and RTW expectation in predicting actual RTW and (2) explore the role of mental health symptoms, work characteristics and their interaction as determinants of these RTW perceptions at baseline and over time.
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Filaggrin loss-of-function mutations and atopic dermatitis as risk factors for hand eczema in apprentice nurses: part II of a prospective cohort study.
Contact Derm.
PUBLISHED: 02-01-2013
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Environmental exposure and personal susceptibility both contribute to the development of hand eczema. In this study, we investigated the effect of loss-of-function mutations in the filaggrin gene (FLG), atopic dermatitis and wet work exposure on the development of hand eczema in apprentice nurses.
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Wet work and hand eczema in apprentice nurses; part I of a prospective cohort study.
Contact Derm.
PUBLISHED: 02-01-2013
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Environmental exposure and personal susceptibility both contribute to the development of hand eczema. Here, we report an investigation on wet work exposure and its influence on the risk of developing hand eczema in apprentice nurses.
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A clinically integrated post-graduate training programme in evidence-based medicine versus no intervention for improving disability evaluations: a cluster randomised clinical trial.
PLoS ONE
PUBLISHED: 01-20-2013
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Although several studies have shown that teaching EBM is effective in improving knowledge, at present, there is no convincing evidence that teaching EBM also changes professional behaviour in practice. Therefore, the primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a clinically integrated post-graduate training programme in EBM on evidence-based disability evaluation.
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Can online networks provide quality answers to questions about occupational safety and health?
Occup Environ Med
PUBLISHED: 11-22-2011
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To assess whether experts can provide high-quality answers to occupational safety and health (OSH) questions in online Question & Answer (Q&A) networks.
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Do Dutch workers seek and find information on occupational safety and health?
Am. J. Ind. Med.
PUBLISHED: 09-26-2011
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Currently, little is known about workers occupational safety and health (OSH) information-seeking behavior.
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An online expert network for high quality information on occupational safety and health: cross-sectional study of user satisfaction and impact.
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak
PUBLISHED: 08-17-2011
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Many people have difficulties finding information on health questions, including occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. One solution to alleviate these difficulties could be to offer questioners free-of-charge, online access to a network of OSH experts who provide tailored, high-quality information. The aim of this study was to assess whether network quality, respectively information quality, as perceived by the questioners, is associated with questioners overall satisfaction and to explore the impact of the information received on questioners knowledge, work and work functioning.
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Facilitating job retention for chronically ill employees: perspectives of line managers and human resource managers.
BMC Health Serv Res
PUBLISHED: 05-17-2011
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Chronic diseases are a leading contributor to work disability and job loss in Europe. Recent EU policies aim to improve job retention among chronically ill employees. Disability and occupational health researchers argue that this requires a coordinated and pro-active approach at the workplace by occupational health professionals, line managers (LMs) and human resource managers (HRM). Little is known about the perspectives of LMs an HRM on what is needed to facilitate job retention among chronically ill employees. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore and compare the perspectives of Dutch LMs and HRM on this issue.
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Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in patients with chronic solvent induced encephalopathy (CSE).
Neurotoxicology
PUBLISHED: 05-06-2011
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Long term occupational exposure to organic solvents may induce chronic solvent-induced encephalopathy (CSE), characterized by mild to severe cognitive impairment, generally seen as the key diagnostic feature. Psychiatric disorders are often diagnosed in subjects with CSE, but were never studied in more detail. This study was designed to establish the prevalence rates of DSM IV mood, anxiety, and alcohol and substance related disorders in patients with CSE.
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Integrating evidence in disability evaluation by social insurance physicians.
Scand J Work Environ Health
PUBLISHED: 04-26-2011
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The aim of this study was to explore applying the method of evidence-based medicine (EBM) to resolve common questions in the field of disability evaluation.
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Psychometric properties of the Nurses Work Functioning Questionnaire (NWFQ).
PLoS ONE
PUBLISHED: 04-21-2011
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The Nurses Work Functioning Questionnaire (NWFQ) is a 50-item self-report questionnaire specifically developed for nurses and allied health professionals. Its seven subscales measure impairments in the work functioning due to common mental disorders. Aim of this study is to evaluate the psychometric properties of the NWFQ, by assessing reproducibility and construct validity.
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The Mental Vitality @ Work study: design of a randomized controlled trial on the effect of a workers health surveillance mental module for nurses and allied health professionals.
BMC Public Health
PUBLISHED: 04-14-2011
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Employees in health care service are at high risk for developing mental health complaints. The effects of mental health complaints on work can have serious consequences for the quality of care provided by these workers. To help health service workers remain healthy and productive, preventive actions are necessary. A Workers Health Surveillance (WHS) mental module may be an effective strategy to monitor and promote good (mental) health and work performance. The objective of this paper is to describe the design of a three arm cluster randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of a WHS mental module for nurses and allied health professionals. Two strategies for this WHS mental module will be compared along with data from a control group. Additionally, the cost effectiveness of the approaches will be evaluated from a societal perspective.
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Review on the validity of self-report to assess work-related diseases.
Int Arch Occup Environ Health
PUBLISHED: 03-04-2011
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Self-report is an efficient and accepted means of assessing population characteristics, risk factors, and diseases. Little is known on the validity of self-reported work-related illness as an indicator of the presence of a work-related disease. This study reviews the evidence on (1) the validity of workers self-reported illness and (2) on the validity of workers self-assessed work relatedness of an illness.
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Effect of job maintenance training program for employees with chronic disease - a randomized controlled trial on self-efficacy, job satisfaction, and fatigue.
Scand J Work Environ Health
PUBLISHED: 02-15-2011
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Employees with a chronic physical condition may be hampered in job performance due to physical or cognitive limitations, pain, fatigue, psychosocial barriers, or because medical treatment interferes with work. This study investigates the effect of a group-training program aimed at job maintenance. Essential elements of the program are exploration of work-related problems, communication at the workplace, and the development and implementation of solutions.
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Exploring the return-to-work process for workers partially returned to work and partially on long-term sick leave due to common mental disorders: a qualitative study.
Disabil Rehabil
PUBLISHED: 12-20-2010
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We conducted a qualitative study into the return-to-work process of workers partially on sick leave due to common mental disorders. Our objectives were to describe the barriers to a full return to work, solutions, communicating to the working environment and the aim of a full return to work, all as perceived by the workers.
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Empowering employees with chronic diseases: process evaluation of an intervention aimed at job retention.
Int Arch Occup Environ Health
PUBLISHED: 09-01-2010
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Employees with a chronic disease may experience work-related problems that contribute to the risk of job loss. We developed a group-based intervention programme aimed at clarifying problems, making these a subject of discussion at work, and realizing solutions. This process evaluation investigates the interventions feasibility and the satisfaction of 64 participants in eight groups.
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Work functioning measurement: tools for occupational mental health research.
J. Occup. Environ. Med.
PUBLISHED: 07-27-2010
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To review the status of work functioning research in workers with common mental disorders (CMDs) and also the work functioning measurement instruments. We distinguish between productivity, work role limitations, quality of work output, and extra effort required to remain productive.
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A knowledge infrastructure for occupational safety and health.
J. Occup. Environ. Med.
PUBLISHED: 07-13-2010
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Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals should use scientific evidence to support their decisions in policy and practice. Although examples from practice show that progress has been made in evidence-based decision making, there is a challenge to improve and extend the facilities that support knowledge translation in practice. A knowledge infrastructure that supports OSH practice should include scientific research, systematic reviews, practice guidelines, and other tools for professionals such as well accessible virtual libraries and databases providing knowledge, quality tools, and good learning materials. A good infrastructure connects facilities with each other and with practice. Training and education is needed for OSH professionals in the use of evidence to improve effectiveness and efficiency. New initiatives show that occupational health can profit from intensified international collaboration to establish a good functioning knowledge infrastructure.
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Using intervention mapping (IM) to develop a self-management programme for employees with a chronic disease in the Netherlands.
BMC Public Health
PUBLISHED: 06-21-2010
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Employees with a chronic disease often encounter problems at work because of their chronic disease. The current paper describes the development of a self-management programme based on the Chronic Disease Self-Management programme (CDSMP) of Stanford University to help employees with a chronic somatic disease cope with these problems at work. The objective of this article is to present the systematic development and content of this programme.
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An online network tool for quality information to answer questions about occupational safety and health: usability and applicability.
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak
PUBLISHED: 05-28-2010
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Common information facilities do not always provide the quality information needed to answer questions on health or health-related issues, such as Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) matters. Barriers may be the accessibility, quantity and readability of information. Online Question & Answer (Q&A) network tools, which link questioners directly to experts can overcome some of these barriers. When designing and testing online tools, assessing the usability and applicability is essential. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to assess the usability and applicability of a new online Q&A network tool for answers on OSH questions.
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Irrational Beliefs in Employees with an Adjustment, a Depressive, or an Anxiety Disorder: a Prospective Cohort Study.
J Ration Emot Cogn Behav Ther
PUBLISHED: 05-07-2010
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It remains unclear if patients with different types of common mental disorders, such as adjustment, anxiety and depressive disorders, have the same irrational ideas. The aim of this prospective cohort study (n = 190) is to investigate differences in level and type of irrational beliefs among these groups and to examine whether a change in irrational beliefs is related to symptom recovery. Irrational beliefs (IBI) and symptoms were measured at four points in time: at baseline, after 3, 6 and 12 months. Results showed that diagnostic groups differed in their level of irrational beliefs and this effect remained over time. Highest levels of irrationality were observed in the double diagnosis group, followed by the anxiety disorder group and the depression group. Participants with adjustment disorders showed the lowest levels of irrationality, comparable to a community sample. We did not find differences in the type of irrational beliefs between diagnostic groups. The level of irrationality declined over time for all diagnostic groups. No differences in decrease were observed between diagnostic groups. The magnitude and direction of change in irrational beliefs were related to the magnitude of recovery of depressive, anxiety and stress symptoms over time. These results support the application of general cognitive interventions, especially for patients with a depressive or an anxiety disorder.
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The impact of common mental disorders on the work functioning of nurses and allied health professionals: a systematic review.
Int J Nurs Stud
PUBLISHED: 02-17-2010
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This study aims to inventory aspects of work functioning of nurses and allied health professionals that are affected by common mental disorders.
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Exposure-in-vivo containing interventions to improve work functioning of workers with anxiety disorder: a systematic review.
BMC Public Health
PUBLISHED: 02-10-2010
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Anxiety disorders are associated with functional disability, sickness absence, and decreased productivity. Effective treatments of anxiety disorders can result in remission of symptoms. However the effects on work related outcomes are largely unknown. Exposure in vivo is potentially well fit to improve work-related outcomes. This study systematically reviews the effectiveness of exposure-in-vivo containing interventions in reducing work-related adverse outcomes in workers with anxiety disorders.
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Activities of occupational physicians for occupational health services in small-scale enterprises in Japan and in the Netherlands.
Int Arch Occup Environ Health
PUBLISHED: 01-14-2010
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Occupational health service (OHS) for small-scale enterprises (SSEs) is still limited in many countries. Both Japan and the Netherlands have universal OHS systems for all employees. The objective of this survey was to examine the activities of occupational physicians (OPs) in the two countries for SSEs and to investigate their proposals for the improvement of service.
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Characteristics of national registries for occupational diseases: international development and validation of an audit tool (ODIT).
BMC Health Serv Res
PUBLISHED: 10-23-2009
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The aim of the study was to develop quality indicators that can be used for quality assessment of registries of occupational diseases in relation to preventive policy on a national level. The research questions were: 1. Which indicators determine the quality of national registries of occupational diseases with respect to their ability to provide appropriate information for preventive policy? 2. What are the criteria that can distinguish low quality from high quality?
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Common prognostic factors of work disability among employees with a chronic somatic disease: a systematic review of cohort studies.
Scand J Work Environ Health
PUBLISHED: 06-30-2009
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Based on prospective and retrospective disease cohort studies, the aim of this review was to determine common prognostic factors for work disability among employees with rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, and ischemic heart disease (IHD).
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Facilitating empowerment in employees with chronic disease: qualitative analysis of the process of change.
J Occup Rehabil
PUBLISHED: 06-05-2009
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In the field of healthcare, empowering patients who have a chronic disease is defined as increasing their knowledge and skills, in order to enable them to define their treatment goals and take personal responsibility for their medical treatment. Our goal was to explore the nature of empowerment for employees who have a chronic disease and who experience work-related problems.
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The course of chronic solvent induced encephalopathy: a systematic review.
Neurotoxicology
PUBLISHED: 05-29-2009
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Worldwide millions of workers are exposed to organic solvents. Long term exposure leads in some workers to the development of Chronic Solvent induced Encephalopathy (CSE). The first reports about CSE came from the European Nordic countries in the 1970s. In spite of decades of experience with this disease, little is known about the course and prognostic factors of CSE.
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Information and feedback to improve occupational physicians reporting of occupational diseases: a randomised controlled trial.
Int Arch Occup Environ Health
PUBLISHED: 04-09-2009
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To assess the effectiveness of supplying occupational physicians (OPs) with targeted and stage-matched information or with feedback on reporting occupational diseases to the national registry in the Netherlands.
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Cancer survivors and unemployment: a meta-analysis and meta-regression.
JAMA
PUBLISHED: 02-20-2009
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Nearly half of adult cancer survivors are younger than 65 years, but the association of cancer survivorship with employment status is unknown.
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Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an exposure-based return-to-work programme for patients on sick leave due to common mental disorders: design of a cluster-randomized controlled trial.
BMC Public Health
PUBLISHED: 02-15-2009
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To reduce the duration of sick leave and loss of productivity due to common mental disorders (CMDs), we developed a return-to-work programme to be provided by occupational physicians (OPs) based on the principles of exposure in vivo (RTW-E programme). This study evaluates this programmes effectiveness and cost-effectiveness by comparing it with care as usual (CAU). The three research questions we have are: 1) Is an RTW-E programme more effective in reducing the sick leave of employees with common mental disorders, compared with care as usual? 2) Is an RTW-E programme more effective in reducing sick leave for employees with anxiety disorders compared with employees with other common mental disorders? 3) From a societal perspective, is an RTW-E programme cost-effective compared with care as usual?
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Do knowledge infrastructure facilities support evidence-based practice in occupational health? An exploratory study across countries among occupational physicians enrolled on Evidence-Based Medicine courses.
BMC Health Serv Res
PUBLISHED: 01-30-2009
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Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is an important method used by occupational physicians (OPs) to deliver high quality health care. The presence and quality of a knowledge infrastructure is thought to influence the practice of EBM in occupational health care. This study explores the facilities in the knowledge infrastructure being used by OPs in different countries, and their perceived importance for EBM practice.
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Interviews for the assessment of long-term incapacity for work: a study on adherence to protocols and principles.
BMC Public Health
PUBLISHED: 01-11-2009
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Assessments for long-term incapacity for work are performed by Social Insurance Physicians (SIPs) who rely on interviews with claimants as an important part of the process. These interviews are susceptible to bias. In the Netherlands three protocols have been developed to conduct these interviews. These protocols are expert- and practice-based. We studied to what extent these protocols are adhered to by practitioners.
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Doppler bubble grades after diving and relevance of body fat.
Aviat Space Environ Med
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From the literature on venous gas embolism (VGE) and decompression sickness (DCS), it remains unclear whether body fat is a predisposing factor for VGE and DCS. Therefore, this study analyses body fat (range 16-44%) in relation to precordial VGE measured by Doppler bubble grades. Also examined is the effect of age (range 34-68 yr), body mass index (BMI; range 17-34 kg x m(-2)), and a model estimate of VO2(max) (maximal oxygen uptake; range 24-54 ml x kg(-1) x min(-1)).
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EBM E-learning: Feasible and Effective for Occupational Physicians in Different Countries.
Saf Health Work
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Although evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a useful method for integrating evidence into the decision-making process of occupational physicians, occupational physicians lack EBM knowledge and skills, and do not have the time to learn the EBM method. In order to enable them to educate themselves at the time and place they prefer, we designed an electronic EBM course. We studied the feasibility and utility of the course as well as its effectiveness in increasing EBM knowledge, skills, and behaviour.
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The Coping with Attention and Memory Complaints Questionnaire (CAMQ): psychometric evaluation of an instrument in suspected chronic solvent-induced encephalopathy (CSE).
Neuropsychol Rehabil
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Long-term occupational exposure to organic solvents may induce chronic solvent-induced encephalopathy (CSE), leading to neuropsychological impairments. We developed the Coping with Attention and Memory Complaints Questionnaire (CAMQ), an instrument for the assessment of coping strategies in patients suspected of CSE with neuropsychological complaints. Items for the CAMQ were based on existing coping dimensions and constructed by experts. The psychometric properties of the CAMQ were evaluated in a sample of 307 workers suspected of CSE. Factor analysis revealed four coping subscales: active coping, avoidance, acceptance, and seeking social support, all with good internal consistency (alphas .71-.78) and good test-retest reliability (ICCs .67-.82). The subscales demonstrated moderate correlations with related external constructs such as anxiety and depression, locus of control, meta-memory, mastery and generic coping styles. In conclusion, this study: (1) shows that the newly developed CAMQ is a reliable instrument, and (2) provides evidence for its validity in assessing coping with complaints of memory and attention in CSE-suspected patients. These results may serve for further study on coping with complaints of memory and attention, psychological adjustment and well-being in CSE patients.
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Interpretability of change in the Nurses Work Functioning Questionnaire: minimal important change and smallest detectable change.
J Clin Epidemiol
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The present study evaluates the interpretability of individual changes and assesses the minimal important change (MIC) for improvement and the smallest detectable change (SDC) of the Nurses Work Functioning Questionnaire (NWFQ).
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Effectiveness of an exposure-based return-to-work program for workers on sick leave due to common mental disorders: a cluster-randomized controlled trial.
Scand J Work Environ Health
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In case of long-term sick leave, gradually increasing workload appears to be an effective component of work-directed interventions to reduce sick leave due to common mental disorders (CMD). CMD are defined as stress-related, adjustment, anxiety, or depressive disorders. We developed an exposure-based return-to-work (RTW-E) intervention and evaluated the effect on time-to-full return to work (RTW) among workers who were on sick leave due to CMD in comparison to those treated with care-as-usual (CAU). CAU is guideline-directed and consists of problem-solving strategies and graded activities.
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Decision rules for assessment of chronic solvent-induced encephalopathy: Results in 2370 patients.
Neurotoxicology
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For the diagnosis of patients suspected of chronic solvent-induced encephalopathy (CSE), it would be helpful if the applied cognitive tests show a characteristic profile of impairment in this disease. We investigated the existence of such a profile. In 1997-2006 two expert teams in The Netherlands systematically examined 2370 patients referred for evaluation of suspected CSE. The procedure included two selection steps: (1) intake interview, using criteria of exposure, development of symptoms and absence of non-solvent causes, and (2) seven tests of the computerized Neurobehavioural Evaluation System (NES). Patients showing negligible impairments were considered free from CSE and were not further examined. The third step comprised a neuropsychological, neurological and exposure evaluation. Explicit decision rules for the diagnosis of CSE were developed, including a minimum score for cognitive impairment summarizing 25 cognitive tests. These rules were retroactively applied to 563 patients, comprising 513 patients who had regularly completed all diagnostic steps and a sample of 50 out of the approximately 450 patients with negligible impairments on the NES, who were fully examined. The data from this sample were extrapolated to the original number of 450. In the combined population of 963 patients, a calculated 301 patients were given the diagnosis Solely CSE, 242 CSE and other disease, 158 Other Disease and 262 No (known) disease. In the Solely CSE patients, the most impaired tests regarded Verbal Fluency & -Similarities, Motor Speed and Simple Attention. A profile of test results that might support the identification of patients with CSE amongst the other referred patients, was not found. The diverging results of related cognitive tests indicate that the use of a core test battery is needed to improve comparability. We consider the decision rules as a step towards a more objective assessment of CSE.
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Chronic solvent-induced encephalopathy: European consensus of neuropsychological characteristics, assessment, and guidelines for diagnostics.
Neurotoxicology
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The presence of neuropsychological impairment is a hallmark of chronic solvent-induced encephalopathy (CSE), and using clinical neuropsychological procedures to generate a valid assessment of the condition is crucial for its diagnosis. The goals of this consensus document are to provide updated knowledge of the neuropsychological characteristics of CSE and to provide internationally acceptable guidelines for using neuropsychological assessments in the process of diagnosing patients who are suspected of having CSE.
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Can workers answer their questions about occupational safety and health: challenges and solutions.
Ind Health
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Many workers have questions about occupational safety and health (OSH). Answers to these questions empower them to further improve their knowledge about OSH, make good decisions about OSH matters and improve OSH practice when necessary. Nevertheless, many workers fail to find the answers to their questions. This paper explores the challenges workers may face when seeking answers to their OSH questions. Findings suggest that many workers may lack the skills, experience or motivation to formulate an answerable question, seek and find information, appraise information, compose correct answers and apply information in OSH practice. Simultaneously, OSH knowledge infrastructures often insufficiently support workers in answering their OSH questions. This paper discusses several potentially attractive strategies for developing and improving OSH knowledge infrastructures: 1) providing courses that teach workers to ask answerable questions and to train them to find, appraise and apply information, 2) developing information and communication technology tools or facilities that support workers as they complete one or more stages in the process from question to answer and 3) tailoring information and implementation strategies to the workers needs and context to ensure that the information can be applied to OSH practice more easily.
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Comparing the use of an online expert health network against common information sources to answer health questions.
J. Med. Internet Res.
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Many workers have questions about occupational safety and health (OSH). It is unknown whether workers are able to find correct, evidence-based answers to OSH questions when they use common information sources, such as websites, or whether they would benefit from using an easily accessible, free-of-charge online network of OSH experts providing advice.
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Revealing barriers and facilitators to use a new genetic test: comparison of three user involvement methods.
J Community Genet
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We compared three common user involvement methods in revealing barriers and facilitators from intended users that might influence their use of a new genetic test. The study was part of the development of a new genetic test on the susceptibility to hand eczema for nurses. Eighty student nurses participated in five focus groups (n?=?33), 15 interviews (n?=?15) or questionnaires (n?=?32). For each method, data were collected until saturation. We compared the mean number of items and relevant remarks that could influence the use of the genetic test obtained per method, divided by the number of participants in that method. Thematic content analysis was performed using MAXQDA software. The focus groups revealed 30 unique items compared to 29 in the interviews and 21 in the questionnaires. The interviews produced more items and relevant remarks per participant (1.9 and 8.4 pp) than focus groups (0.9 and 4.8 pp) or questionnaires (0.7 and 2.3 pp). All three involvement methods revealed relevant barriers and facilitators to use a new genetic test. Focus groups and interviews revealed substantially more items than questionnaires. Furthermore, this study suggests a preference for the use of interviews because the number of items per participant was higher than for focus groups and questionnaires. This conclusion may be valid for other genetic tests as well.
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