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Ernest de Vroome

Ernest de Vroome
TNO Leiden · Work Health Technology

PhD

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Introduction
Cross-sectional and longitudinal survey research on the effects of working conditions on health and well-being
Additional affiliations
October 1999 - present
TNO
Position
  • Statistician-Methodologist-Researcher
August 1998 - September 1999
Trimbos-instituut
Position
  • Statistician-Methodologist
March 1998 - September 1999
NISSO
Position
  • Statistician-Methodologist-Researcher

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Publications (98)
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Samenvatting In 2019 verzuimde de helft van de Nederlandse werknemers één of meerdere dagen van het werk. Verschillende oorzaken liggen hier mogelijk aan ten grondslag. Een van de mogelijke oorzaken is het meemaken van iets ingrijpends in de thuissituatie, zoals een scheiding. Naast invloed op deze thuissituatie, heeft een dergelijke gebeurtenis oo...
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Many innovations do not get implemented. This study examines the innovation adoption of employees as one of the factors responsible for unsuccessful implementation. The assumption is that mindful organising positively associates with innovation adoption. The study looks into the role of mindful organising of employees, which includes resilience, as...
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The present study aimed to explore the added value of managers’ and employee representatives’ agreement in risk perception and awareness in explaining the management of more ‘subjective’ psychosocial risks as compared to the more ‘objective’ traditional OSH risks. The general assumption tested was whether the added value of agreement in risk percep...
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Duurzame inzetbaarheid houdt in dat werkenden nu en in de toekomst kunnen en willen blijven werken. In een continu veranderende en veeleisende werkcontext lijkt het beschikken over veerkracht een belangrijke voorwaarde voor duurzame inzetbaarheid. De vraag is of dit daadwerkelijk zo is, en zo ja, hoe veerkracht vanuit de werkomgeving kan worden ver...
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In this study we examine individual behavioural and organisational predictors of innovation adoption amongemployees in the transport and logistics sector in the Netherlands. The framework of the study is based on theories of planned behaviour and workplace innovation. Based on a survey of 224 respondents, we see that employees who are expressing in...
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To remain economically viable organisations need to innovate. This survey study examined the role of employee perception of innovation (visibility of results, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and subjective norm), as well as organisational (workplace innovation), and individual characteristics factors (innovative behaviour, risk taking...
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Introduction: Due to fast technological changes organisations need to adjust by innovations to remain economically viable. However, as innovations do not always pass the implementation phase, this study examines innovation adoption of employees. The assumption is that workplace innovation positively associates with innovation adoption. The study lo...
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Die niederländische Logistikbranche hat auf internationaler Ebene eine Vorreiterrolle inne. Sie gilt als extrem produktiv (Van de Ven 2013) und innovativ (World Logistics Performance Index 2018. Dennoch steht der traditionelle, "ergrauende" Sektor vor einigen großen Heraus-forderungen. Die niederländische Regierung und die Logistikbranche investier...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether insights into high reliability organizations (HROs) are useful for innovation management teams. HRO teams can keep failure to a minimum level due to high alertness and resilience. Project teams working on innovation management could benefit from HRO principles and thus reduce their chance...
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Hoe kan sociale innovatie de adoptie van nieuwe technologieën door medewerkers stimule-ren? Dat was de centrale vraag van het NWO-project ‘Innovatie-adoptie door sociale innovatie in logistiek’. Innovatie-adoptie wil zeggen dat medewerkers openstaan voor vernieuwing, ac-tief bijdragen aan vernieuwing en de innovaties ook daadwerkelijk gebruiken. So...
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Die niederländische Logistikbranche hat auf internationaler Ebene eine Vorreiterrolle inne. Sie gilt als extrem produktiv (Van de Ven 2013) und innovativ (World Logistics Performance Index 2018. Dennoch steht der traditionelle, "ergrauende" Sektor vor einigen großen Heraus-forderungen. Die niederländische Regierung und die Logistikbranche investier...
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Objective To identify the main determinants of occupational diseases at both the individual and the population level. Methods This study used data from the Dutch National Working Conditions Survey (NWCS 2014; occupational disease confirmed by a doctor, self-reported, employees). Multivariate regression analyses were performed to assess the indepen...
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Het doel van deze bijdrage is om de duurzame inzetbaarheid van werknemers in de sector zorg en welzijn in kaart te brengen, zowel in de sector als geheel, alsook in subsectoren zoals ziekenhuizen, huisartsenpraktijken, verpleeg- en verzorgingstehuizen en de thuiszorg. De vraag daarbij is hoe het gesteld is met de duurzame inzetbaarheid van werkneme...
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Projects are often doomed to fail. An explorative case study which carried out team-based complex innovation projects in a research and technology organisation suggests three main results. 1] Project team leaders experienced that the complexity involved in the various aspects of team functioning, made it prone to mixed messaging. 2] One of the meet...
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Working longer than the maximum recommended hours is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but the relationship of excess working hours with incident cancer is unclear. METHODS: This multi-cohort study examined the association between working hours and cancer risk in 116 462 men and women who were free of cancer at baseline....
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Background: Working longer than the maximum recommended hours is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but the relationship of excess working hours with incident cancer is unclear. Methods: This multi-cohort study examined the association between working hours and cancer risk in 116 462 men and women who were free of cance...
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Introduction: Chronic diseases are associated with productivity loss costs due to sickness absence. It is not always clear, however, which chronic diseases in particular are involved with how many sickness days and associated costs. Objective: To determine the prevalence, additional days of sickness absence, and associated costs of chronic disea...
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De autonomie van werknemers in Nederland is tussen 2008 en 2013 gestaag gedaald. De daling vond plaats bij vrijwel alle personeelscategorieën en sectoren, maar het sterkst onder jongeren en werknemers met een flexibel arbeidscontract. De daling van de werknemersautonomie is een mogelijk risico voor de innovatiekracht in Nederland.
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Doel: Berekenen wat het percentage kankergevallen is dat te wijten is aan leefstijlfactoren op basis van de nieuwste wetenschappelijke gegevens voor Nederland. Opzet: Secundaire analyse. Methode: De onderzochte leefstijlfactoren waren: roken, alcoholgebruik, overgewicht, bewegen en 6 voedingsfactoren (consumptie van groente, fruit, vlees en vlees...
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To calculate the proportion of cancer cases in the Netherlands in 2010 that were attributable to lifestyle factors by using the most recent data. Secondary analysis. Lifestyle risk factors studied were tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight, lack of physical exercise, and six elements of diet (consumption of vegetables, fruit, processed m...
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From 2009 to 2013 the workplace innovation project “My Enterprise 2.0” was carried out in the region of Utrecht in the Netherlands in order to strengthen the workplace innovation capability of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Participating enterprises completed a questionnaire regarding the “workplace innovativeness” of their company. A w...
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Objective: To examine the effectiveness of an organizational large-scale intervention applied to induce a health-promoting organizational change process. Design and methods: A quasi-experimental, "as-treated" design was used. Regression analyses on data of employees of a Dutch dairy company (n = 324) were used to examine the effects on bonding s...
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Background: Vitality at work is an important factor for optimal functioning and sustainable employability. To date, knowledge on how to promote vitality at work is fragmented. Objective: Contribute to knowledge on how to promote vitality at work.METHODS: Determinants of vitality at work are identified from three scientific fields, and used in a...
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Experimental studies in animals indicate that disruption of the circadian rhythm is carcinogenic, and night work has been suggested to be a probable breast cancer cause in humans. Findings among humans, however are inconsistent, often gathered with retrospective study designs, and only based on specific populations, such as nurses. We used data on...
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Investigate employees' underlying motivational regulatory styles toward healthy living and their associations with lifestyle, work style, health, vitality, and productivity. Regression analyses on cross-sectional data from Dutch employees (n = 629), obtained as baseline measurement before a workplace health promotion project. Controlled regulation...
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The research presented in this paper was carried out in four process industry plants in the Netherlands, to identify factors that have the potential to increase safety and reliability while maintaining or improving job satisfaction. The data used were gathered as part of broader trajectories in these firms, aiming at the simultaneous improvement of...
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Volgens het Economisch Instituut voor het Midden-en Kleinbedrijf (EIM) heeft de economische crisis zijn weerslag op de innovativiteit in het midden-en kleinbedrijf (MKB). Uit een onderzoek van Ruis (2011) blijkt dat het aan-Investeren in het sociale innovatievermogen van MKB-bedrijven loont Investering in sociale innovatie duikt op in verschillende...
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Objective: To examine the associations between organizational (bonding, bridging, and linking) social capital, employees' health, and employees' performance. Methods: Linear regression on cross-sectional data among 718 employees in two Dutch companies. Results: Organizational social capital was significantly associated with perceived health (β...
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Return-to-work (RTW) status is an often used outcome in work and health research. In low back pain, work is regarded as a normal activity a worker should return to in order to fully recover. Comparing outcomes across studies and even jurisdictions using different definitions of RTW can be challenging for readers in general and when performing a sys...
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Vergelijking van de arbeidsomstandigheden en inzetbaarheid van zzp’ers en werknemers 2012
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Employees and self-employed persons have, among others, different personal characteristics and different working conditions, which may influence the prognosis of sick leave and the duration of a disability claim. The purpose of the current study is to identify prognostic factors for the duration of a disability claim due to non-specific musculoskel...
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Objectives Policy makers have an urgent need for quantitative data to support their decision-making process. This study examines how policy-induced changes in occupational exposure on health could be modelled, using the example of exposure to ‘awkward postures’. Methods Data of almost 8000 persons participating in the Netherlands Working Condition...
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Objectives Despite the current debate, few prospective studies on night work and breast cancer have been performed, and the scientific evidence is limited. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the relation between night work and breast cancer in the general working population. Methods The study population consisted of 285 712 women...
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In a longitudinal cross-lagged study, the determinants and consequences were examined of presenteeism (going to work despite feeling unhealthy). All variables were measured with questionnaires in 2002 and in 2004 among a representative Dutch sample (N = 653), and these data were individually and longitudinally matched. In 2002 as well as in 2004, a...
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The present study was designed to map the causal relationships between nonstandard working hours and work-home interference (WHI) and home-work interference (HWI). To this purpose, a longitudinal full-panel design was employed. Using such a design, we examined both the causal effects of non-standard working hours on WHI /HWI and the causal effects...
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Longitudinal study on the determinants and consequences of presenteeism Longitudinal study on the determinants and consequences of presenteeism E.M.M. de Vroome, P.G.W. Smulders & I.L.D. Houtman, Gedrag & Organisatie, volume 23, September 2010, nr. 3, pp. 194-212. In a longitudinal cross-lagged study, the determinants and consequences were examined...
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The influence of working at non-standard working hours on the work-home situation The influence of working at non-standard working hours on the work-home situation M.L.M. van Hooff, M.C. Bakhuys Roozeboom, E.M.M. de Vroome & P.G.W. Smulders, Gedrag & Organisatie, volume 23, September 2010, nr. 3, pp. 175-193. The present study was designed to map t...
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Measuring absenteeism through self-report or registration: Differences between the Netherlands Working Conditions Survey and the National Absence Registry Research to establish (work related) risk factors of sickness absence is usually restricted to self-reported measures of sickness absence. When risk factors and outcome measures are both collecte...
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The MEADOW Guidelines propose a measurement framework for collecting and interpreting internationally harmonised data on organisational change and its economic and social impacts for both private and public sector organisations. Reliable harmonised statistics on organisational change would provide the basis for effective benchmarking through the ex...
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Despite the fact that the population of self-employed persons is still growing and at risk for long term disability due to a number of risk factors, there is still a lack of information on the effectiveness of interventions for this specific group. To determine the effectiveness of physical training without a cognitive behavioral component and work...
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Ageing and occupational safety Ageing and occupational safety The main purpose of this article is to investigate possible effects of the ageing workforce on occupational safety in The Netherlands, in order to conclude on age-specific safety and employment policy. We used a large database with data on work accidents in 2005, worker and work characte...
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Consequences of occupational accidents: A comparison between occupational accidents resulting in physical or psychological consequences. In this study, the physical and the psychological consequences of occupational accidents were studied. Data from the National Survey on Working Conditions 2003-2005-2006 on both employees who suffered physical inj...
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Van Putten DJ, Jettinghoff K, Van Sloten GC, Van de Ven C, De Vroome EMM. The work situation of trainee general practitioners. Huisarts wet 2006;49(5):234-8. Aim Study of the characteristics of the work situation of trainee general practitioners (GPs) and of the extent to which conditions of work, study and private life contribute to the occurrence...
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Aim: Study of the characteristics of the work situation of trainee general practitioners (GPs) and of the extent to which conditions of work, study and private life contribute to the occurrence of emotional exhaustion and to thoughts of abandoning the training. Method: Secondary analysis of data acquired in a cross-sectional survey. Trainee GPs emp...
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To investigate the dose-response relation between moderate and vigorous physical activity and sick leave in a working population. Data were used from three large Dutch databases: two continuous, cross sectional surveys among a representative sample of the Dutch population and one prospective cohort study. A distinction was made between duration, fr...
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Looking for the high road for virtual teams Looking for the high road for virtual teams The availability of ICT is increasing the virtual character of our world of work. Virtual teams differ from traditional teams on two characteristics: the geographical dispersion and the technology-mediated communication. This article focuses on the conditions fo...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of raised bricklaying on physical workload, reported musculoskeletal disorders, sickness absence, and job satisfaction. A controlled intervention study with a follow-up period of 10 months was performed among 202 bricklayers from 25 construction companies. The introduction of devices for raised br...
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Secundaire analyse van een vragenlijstonderzoek dat is afgenomen onder 1463 werk- nemers werkzaam bij verscheidene bedrijven en afkomstig uit alle leeftijdsgroepen, laat zien dat de inzetbaarheid voor de eigen functie toeneemt met leeftijd, maar dat de inzetbaarheid voor andere functies afneemt met leeftijd. De soort functie heeft echter invloed op...
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De kracht van co-operative inquiry (en aanverwante methodieken zoals naturalistic inquiry) is onder meer gelegen in kennisontwikkeling in samenspraak met de betrokkenen in plaats van kennisontwikkeling waarbij personen op instrumentele wijze worden benaderd voor het vergaren van data.
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Dit onderzoek is uitgevoerd om inzicht te verkrijgen in de huidige praktijk van behandeling en sociaal-medische begeleiding bij werknemers met verzuim door arm-, nek- en schouderklachten (RSI). Werknemers met deze klachten en hun bedrijfsartsen vulden vragenlijsten in na insluiting in het onderzoek en 6 maanden daarna. De helft van de werknemers h...
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Participatory ergonomics (PE) are often applied for prevention of low back pain (LBP). In this pilot-study, a PE-program is applied to the disability management of workers sick listed due to LBP. The process, implementation, satisfaction, and barriers for implementation concerning the PE-program were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively for 35...
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In dit artikel worden de resultaten beschreven van een gecontroleerd interventieonderzoek naar het effect van de invoering van metselmethoden waarbij op hoogte wordt gewerkt, op de lichamelijke belasting, op klachten aan het bewegingsapparaat, op het ziekteverzuim en op de arbeidstevredenheid van metselaars. Uit deze resultaten blijkt dat het invoe...
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This study compared the effects of a supportive-expressive group intervention (GI) with an educational control condition (EC) on long-term psychosocial adjustment in gay men with HIV infection. Subjects (n = 85) were randomized after stratification for disease stage and use of antiretroviral medication. GI consisted of 4 months of weekly group sess...
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This longitudinal study of gay men examined safer sex within steady relationships and assessed whether relationship quality influenced safer sex with casual partners. The theoretical frameworks of Rusbult's (1980) investment model of romantic relationships and of Ajzen's (1988, 1991) model of planned behavior were used. Unprotected intercourse with...
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This study examined whether components from the Information-Motivation-Behavioral-Skills Model, in particular information, added explanatory power to factors derived from the Theory of Planned Behavior with respect to predicting AIDS-preventive behaviors among gay men. Participants were recruited from a longstanding cohort study in Amsterdam. Multi...
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The present study prospectively investigated the relation between avoidance coping and active cognitive and behavioral coping and the progression of HIV infection over 7 years in 181 gay men. Findings revealed that for a number of medical and behavioral factors, (a) avoidance coping predicted a lower rate of decline in CD4 cells, (b) the proportion...
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The present study prospectively investigated the relation between avoidance coping and active cognitive and behavioral coping and the progression of HIV infection over 7 years in 181 gay men. Findings revealed that for a number of medical and behavioral factors, (a) avoidance coping predicted a lower rate of decline in CD4 cells, (b) the proportion...