Wendela Hooftman

Wendela Hooftman
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Objective Demanding psychosocial work characteristics, such as high job demands, can have a detrimental impact on leisure–time physical activity (LTPA), with adverse consequences for employee health and well-being. However, the mechanisms and moderators of this crossover effect are still largely unknown. We therefore aimed to identify and test pote...
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Objectives: Working from home (WfH) is a promising practice that may enable employees to successfully and sustainably combine work and private life. Yet, not every employer facilitates WfH and not every employee has similar needs concerning the practice. The current study aims to examine the association of a WfH mismatch with work-home interferenc...
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Samenvatting De COVID-19-pandemie en de daarmee getroffen maatregelen zorgden in maart 2020 direct voor grote veranderingen. Er zijn signalen dat deze veranderingen een negatief effect hebben op het welbevinden. Sommige onderzoeken spreken dit echter tegen, met name die onder de werkende bevolking. Mogelijk pakt de pandemie voor sommige groepen jui...
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Samenvatting In deze bijdrage zijn de arbeidsomstandigheden en de gezondheid van thuiswerkers na de eerste golf van de COVID-19-pandemie vergeleken met de situatie eind 2019, en is onderzocht of veranderingen verschillen naar geslacht, leeftijd en zorg voor (jonge) kinderen. Om deze verschillen te toetsen is er gebruikgemaakt van McNemar en paired...
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The smartphone can be used for two context-incongruent purposes (work-related use at home and private use at work). In order to better understand these two behaviors conceptually, we aimed to (1) identify subgroups of context-incongruent smartphone users and (2) identify differences in demographic, smartphone-related, and occupational health-relate...
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Background The prevalence of workers with demanding physical working conditions in the European work force remains high, and occupational physical exposures are considered important risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), a major burden for both workers and society. Exposures to physical workloads are therefore part of the European nation...
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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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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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Background: Long working hours might increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, but prospective evidence is scarce, imprecise, and mostly limited to coronary heart disease. We aimed to assess long working hours as a risk factor for incident coronary heart disease and stroke. / Methods: We identified published studies through a systematic review o...
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Objectives. This study examined the relationship between on-call duty exposure (active and total on-call hours a month, number of calls per duty) and employees’ experiences of being on-call (stress due to unpredictability, ability to relax during inactive on-call periods, restrictions during on-call duties, on-call work demands, and satisfaction wi...
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Long working hours might increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, but prospective evidence is scarce, imprecise, and mostly limited to coronary heart disease. We aimed to assess long working hours as a risk factor for incident coronary heart disease and stroke. We identified published studies through a systematic review of PubMed and Embase fro...
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Psychosocial stress at work has been proposed to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, its role as a risk factor for stroke is uncertain. We conducted an individual-participant-data meta-analysis of 196 380 males and females from 14 European cohort studies to investigate the association between job strain, a measure of work-related...
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In most countries in the EU, national surveys are used to monitor working conditions and health. Since the development processes behind the various surveys are not necessarily theoretical, but certainly practical and political, the extent of similarity among the dimensions covered in these surveys has been unclear. Another interesting question is w...
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Er zijn vele factoren die ertoe kunnen leiden dat vrouwen stoppen met het geven van borstvoeding. Werk is daar één van. Het is echter niet duidelijk welke specifieke werkgerelateerde factoren hierbij een rol spelen. In het Mom@Work cohort zijn 610 werkende, voornamelijk autochtone, vrouwen tussen de 18 en 45 jaar uit de gezondheidszorg en detailhan...
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To investigate whether work related stress, measured and defined as job strain, is associated with the overall risk of cancer and the risk of colorectal, lung, breast, or prostate cancers. Meta-analysis of pooled prospective individual participant data from 12 European cohort studies including 116 056 men and women aged 17-70 who were free from can...
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Unfavorable work characteristics, such as low job control and too high or too low job demands, have been suggested to increase the likelihood of physical inactivity during leisure time, but this has not been verified in large-scale studies. The authors combined individual-level data from 14 European cohort studies (baseline years from 1985-1988 to...
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: Published work assessing psychosocial stress (job strain) as a risk factor for coronary heart disease is inconsistent and subject to publication bias and reverse causation bias. We analysed the relation between job strain and coronary heart disease with a meta-analysis of published and unpublished studies. Methods : We used individual records fr...
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Tobacco smoking is a major contributor to the public health burden and healthcare costs worldwide, but the determinants of smoking behaviours are poorly understood. We conducted a large individual-participant meta-analysis to examine the extent to which work-related stress, operationalised as job strain, is associated with tobacco smoking in workin...
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The relationship between work-related stress and alcohol intake is uncertain. In order to add to the thus far inconsistent evidence from relatively small studies, we conducted individual-participant meta-analyses of the association between work-related stress (operationalised as self-reported job strain) and alcohol intake. We analysed cross-sectio...
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Studies and participants included in the analyses. (DOC)
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Associations of alcohol intake and work job strain in demographic subgroups1. (DOC)
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Associations of smoking and work stress in demographic subgroups1. (DOC)
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Study design and recruitment of participants in the 12 European studies included in our individual-participant meta-analyses of alcohol intake and work stress. (DOC)
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Associations of tobacco smoking and job strain (adjusted for age, sex and socioeconomic position). (DOC)
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Studies and participants included in the analyses. (DOC)
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Longitudinal associations between job strain and taking up smoking among baseline never- and ex-smokers. (DOC)
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Longitudinal associations between smoking at baseline and job strain at follow-up, stratified by baseline job strain category1. (DOC)
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Associations of alcohol intake and job strain (adjusted for age, sex and socioeconomic position). (DOC)
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Associations of alcohol use and job strain, stratified by the availability of individual-level data (adjusted for age, sex and socioeconomic position). (DOC)
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Associations of smoking and job strain, stratified by the availability of individual-level data (adjusted for age, sex and socioeconomic position). (DOC)
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Study design and recruitment of participants. (DOC)
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Evidence of an association between job strain and obesity is inconsistent, mostly limited to small-scale studies, and does not distinguish between categories of underweight or obesity subclasses. To examine the association between job strain and body mass index (BMI) in a large adult population. We performed a pooled cross-sectional analysis based...
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Determinants of registered long-term sickness absence; differences between a prospective and a retrospective design Determinants of registered long-term sickness absence; differences between a prospective and a retrospective design. This study examines the differences in the determinants of registered long-term sickness absence when using prospecti...
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This study aims to establish the prevalence of high work-related fatigue (need for recovery, NFR) among employees and to explain group differences categorized by gender, age, and education. The study particularly aims to clarify prevalence and explanatory factors in highly educated women. In 2005 and 2006, large representative samples of 80,000 Dut...
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Productivity loss is an increasing problem in an aging working population that is decreasing in numbers. The aim of this study is to identify work-related and health-related characteristics associated with productivity loss, due to either sickness absence or reduced performance at work. In this cross-sectional study, data of the Netherlands Working...
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The aim of the study was to determine whether men and woman with equal tasks perform these tasks in the same way. Video recordings of 37 male and 43 female workers in six task groups were observed, from which data regarding frequency and duration of exposure to awkward postures were derived. These data were also compared to self-reported exposures....
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The objective of this study was to determine whether there are gender differences in the effect of exposure to work-related physical and psychosocial risk factors on low back, neck, shoulder, or hand-arm symptoms and related sickness absence. Data of a prospective cohort (study on musculoskeletal disorders, absenteeism stress and health) with a fol...
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Workers with chronic low back pain (LBP) mean a heavy human and social-economic burden. Their medical histories often include different treatments without attention to work-relatedness or communication with occupational health providers, leaving them passive and medicalized in (outpatient) health care. So we developed and implemented an innovative,...
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The objective of this study was to determine what makes men and women with musculoskeletal complaints decide to call in sick for work. Qualitative, face-to-face interviews were used with employees (16 men and 14 women) who had called in sick due to a musculoskeletal complaint and who expected to be absent from work for at least 2 weeks on sick leav...
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The aim was to determine whether men and women with the same job are equally exposed to work-related physical and psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal complaints. Men (n = 491) and women (n = 342) in 8 jobs with both female and male workers completed a questionnaire on exposure to work-related risk factors. Gender, job title, and potential...
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Gender differences in the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints might be explained by differences in the effect of exposure to work-related physical and psychosocial risk factors. A systematic review was conducted to examine gender differences in the relations between these risk factors and musculoskeletal complaints. Several electronic database...
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To update the evidence on the effectiveness of lumbar supports, education and exercise in the primary prevention of low back pain at the workplace. A computerized search for controlled clinical trials published between 1997 and 2002 was conducted, and the methodological quality of the studies was assessed using a criteria list. The available eviden...