Alex Burdorf

Summary

Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Do work factors modify the association between chronic health problems and sickness absence among older employees?
    Fenna R M Leijten
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:477-85. 2013
  2. pmc The role of lifestyle, health, and work in educational inequalities in sick leave and productivity loss at work
    Suzan J W Robroek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 86:619-27. 2013
  3. pmc The influence of re-employment on quality of life and self-rated health, a longitudinal study among unemployed persons in the Netherlands
    Bouwine E Carlier
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, Rotterdam, CA 30000, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:503. 2013
  4. pmc Pathways through which health influences early retirement: a qualitative study
    Astrid de Wind
    Department of Work, Health and Care, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:292. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Assessment of the impact of lifting device use on low back pain and musculoskeletal injury claims among nurses
    Alex Burdorf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 70:491-7. 2013
  6. pmc Asbestos exposure and differences in occurrence of peritoneal mesothelioma between men and women across countries
    A Burdorf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 64:839-42. 2007
  7. pmc Moral issues in workplace health promotion
    Suzan J W Robroek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 85:327-31. 2012
  8. pmc The influence of psychosocial factors at work and life style on health and work ability among professional workers
    T I J van den Berg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:1029-36. 2008
  9. pmc Musculoskeletal disorders in shipyard industry: prevalence, health care use, and absenteeism
    Evangelos C Alexopoulos
    Occupational Health Department, Hellenic Shipyards SA, Athens, Greece
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:88. 2006
  10. pmc Physical characteristics of the back are not predictive of low back pain in healthy workers: a prospective study
    An Van Nieuwenhuyse
    Department of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:2. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint Do work factors modify the association between chronic health problems and sickness absence among older employees?
    Fenna R M Leijten
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:477-85. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to (i) assess how common chronic health problems and work-related factors predict sickness absence and (ii) explore whether work-related factors modify the effects of health problems on sickness absence...
  2. pmc The role of lifestyle, health, and work in educational inequalities in sick leave and productivity loss at work
    Suzan J W Robroek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 86:619-27. 2013
    ..To investigate the influence of lifestyle, health, and work conditions in the association between education and productivity loss at work and sick leave...
  3. pmc The influence of re-employment on quality of life and self-rated health, a longitudinal study among unemployed persons in the Netherlands
    Bouwine E Carlier
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, Rotterdam, CA 30000, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:503. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of re-employment on quality of life and health among unemployed persons on social benefits...
  4. pmc Pathways through which health influences early retirement: a qualitative study
    Astrid de Wind
    Department of Work, Health and Care, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:292. 2013
    ..Therefore, the present qualitative study aims to identify in which ways health influences early retirement...
  5. doi request reprint Assessment of the impact of lifting device use on low back pain and musculoskeletal injury claims among nurses
    Alex Burdorf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 70:491-7. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Asbestos exposure and differences in occurrence of peritoneal mesothelioma between men and women across countries
    A Burdorf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 64:839-42. 2007
    ..In several countries the incidence of peritoneal mesotheliomas among women closely mirrors the pattern among men. The aim was to investigate the role of asbestos exposure in the aetiology of peritoneal mesotheliomas in women and men...
  7. pmc Moral issues in workplace health promotion
    Suzan J W Robroek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 85:327-31. 2012
    ..In this context, little information is available on the opinion of employees. Within the framework of a workplace health promotion (WHP) program, moral considerations among workers were investigated...
  8. pmc The influence of psychosocial factors at work and life style on health and work ability among professional workers
    T I J van den Berg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:1029-36. 2008
    ..The purpose of this article is to explore the associations of psychosocial factors at work, life style, and stressful life events on health and work ability among white-collar workers...
  9. pmc Musculoskeletal disorders in shipyard industry: prevalence, health care use, and absenteeism
    Evangelos C Alexopoulos
    Occupational Health Department, Hellenic Shipyards SA, Athens, Greece
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:88. 2006
    ..It is unclear whether the well-known risk factors for the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) also play an important role in the determining consequences of MSD in terms of sickness absence and health care use...
  10. pmc Physical characteristics of the back are not predictive of low back pain in healthy workers: a prospective study
    An Van Nieuwenhuyse
    Department of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:2. 2009
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Applying quality criteria to exposure in asbestos epidemiology increases the estimated risk
    Alex Burdorf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Occup Hyg 55:565-8. 2011
    ..The process illustrates the importance of evaluating quality of exposure in epidemiology since poor quality of exposure data will lead to underestimated risk...
  12. doi request reprint The effects of work-related maternal risk factors on time to pregnancy, preterm birth and birth weight: the Generation R Study
    A Burdorf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 68:197-204. 2011
    ..To investigate the influence of maternal working conditions on fertility and pregnancy outcomes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Occupational characteristics of cases with asbestos-related diseases in The Netherlands
    Alex Burdorf
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, The Netherlands
    Ann Occup Hyg 47:485-92. 2003
    ..To describe the occupational background of cases with an asbestos-related disease and to present overall mesothelioma risks across industries with historical exposure to asbestos...
  14. pmc Identification of determinants of exposure: consequences for measurement and control strategies
    A Burdorf
    Occup Environ Med 62:344-50. 2005
  15. ncbi request reprint Explaining differences in incidence rates of pleural mesothelioma between Sweden and the Netherlands
    Alex Burdorf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 113:298-301. 2005
    ..This effect will result in a leveling off of the increase in pleural mesothelioma in both countries in the next decade...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Pleural mesothelioma in women is associated with environmental exposure to asbestos]
    A Burdorf
    Erasmus Medisch Centrum, afd Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Postbus 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 148:1727-31. 2004
    ....
  17. pmc Determinants of participation in worksite health promotion programmes: a systematic review
    Suzan Jw Robroek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:26. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  18. pmc The effect of high physical load at work on physical function at old age
    A Burdorf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 63:437. 2006
  19. ncbi request reprint High incidence and recurrence of shoulder and neck pain in nursing home employees was demonstrated during a 2-year follow-up
    Jolanda J Luime
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:407-13. 2005
    ..This study describes the course of shoulder and neck complaints in a working population over time...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of occupational exposure on the reproductive system: core evidence and practical implications
    Alex Burdorf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Med (Lond) 56:516-20. 2006
  21. pmc Predicting the long term course of low back pain and its consequences for sickness absence and associated work disability
    A Burdorf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 63:522-9. 2006
    ..Low back pain is characterised by a dynamic pattern of episodes and recovery but little is known about the long term course of back pain due to lack of cohort studies with sufficiently long follow up periods...
  22. ncbi request reprint Development of a decision model to identify workers at risk of long-term disability in the construction industry
    Alex Burdorf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, NL 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:31-6. 2005
    ..This study presents a decision model that predicts long-term disability among construction workers...
  23. doi request reprint Physically demanding work, fetal growth and the risk of adverse birth outcomes. The Generation R Study
    Claudia A Snijder
    The Generation R Study Group, and Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 69:543-50. 2012
    ..The authors aimed to examine associations between various aspects of physically demanding work with fetal growth in different trimesters during pregnancy and the risks of adverse birth outcomes...
  24. pmc Occupational exposure to chemicals and fetal growth: the Generation R Study
    Claudia A Snijder
    The Generation R Study Group, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 27:910-20. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to identify whether occupational exposure to various chemicals might adversely influence intrauterine growth patterns and placental weight...
  25. ncbi request reprint Determinants for improvement in different back pain measures and their influence on the duration of sickness absence
    Elske Faber
    The Netherlands Expert Centre for Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1477-83. 2006
    ..Prospective cohort study...
  26. ncbi request reprint Impact of work-related factors, lifestyle, and work ability on sickness absence among Dutch construction workers
    Seyed M Alavinia
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:325-33. 2009
    ....
  27. doi request reprint The role of obesity and lifestyle behaviours in a productive workforce
    Suzan J W Robroek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 2040, Rotterdam 3000 CA, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 68:134-9. 2011
    ..This study aims to investigate the role of lifestyle factors in relation to the presence and degree of productivity loss at work and sick leave...
  28. pmc Work and health, a blind spot in curative healthcare? A pilot study
    Freek J B Lötters
    Department of Health Economics, Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 21:304-12. 2011
    ..There is a need to establish the influence of regular healthcare on RTW as outcome; "Does visiting a regular healthcare provider influence the duration of sickness absence and recurrent sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders?"...
  29. doi request reprint The impact of ill health on exit from paid employment in Europe among older workers
    Tilja van den Berg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 67:845-52. 2010
    ..To determine the impact of ill health on exit from paid employment in Europe among older workers...
  30. doi request reprint The influence of perceived health on labour participation among long term unemployed
    Freek Lötters
    Department of Health Economics, Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 23:300-8. 2013
    ....
  31. doi request reprint How do older employees with health problems remain productive at work?: a qualitative study
    Fenna Leijten
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 23:115-24. 2013
    ..The goal of this qualitative study was to gain insight into how older employees remain productive at work in spite of health problems...
  32. pmc Maternal and paternal risk factors for cryptorchidism and hypospadias: a case-control study in newborn boys
    Frank H Pierik
    Department of Andrology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1570-6. 2004
    ....
  33. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a long-term Internet-delivered worksite health promotion programme on physical activity and nutrition: a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Suzan J W Robroek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 27:399-410. 2012
    ..In conclusion, no additional benefits were found in effects or cost savings. Therefore, the programme in its current form cannot be recommended for implementation...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors for duration of sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders
    Freek Lötters
    Department of Occupational Health and Safety Services, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 22:212-21. 2006
    ..The purpose of this prospective cohort study with 1-year follow-up was to determine prognostic factors for duration of sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders...
  35. doi request reprint Work and sick leave among patients with early inflammatory joint conditions
    Goedele A Geuskens
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1458-66. 2008
    ..To study the occurrence of sick leave and to identify work characteristics related to sick leave in patients with early inflammatory joint conditions...
  36. ncbi request reprint A comparative analysis on musculoskeletal disorders between Greek and Dutch nursing personnel
    Evangelos C Alexopoulos
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 79:82-8. 2006
    ..To analyse cross-cultural differences between Greek and Dutch nursing personnel in association with the risk factors and occurrence and consequences (absenteeism and medical care seeking) of musculoskeletal disorders...
  37. ncbi request reprint Work-related risk factors for the incidence and recurrence of shoulder and neck complaints among nursing-home and elderly-care workers
    Jolanda J Luime
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:279-86. 2004
    ..This study assessed the differences and similarities in the incidence and recurrence of shoulder and neck complaints with respect to work-related physical, psychosocial, and personal risk factors...
  38. doi request reprint Comparison of Bayesian random-effects and traditional life expectancy estimations in small-area applications
    Marcel F Jonker
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 176:929-37. 2012
    ..As such, the proposed Bayesian random-effects approach is well-suited for estimation of life expectancies in small areas...
  39. doi request reprint The contribution of overweight, obesity, and lack of physical activity to exit from paid employment: a meta-analysis
    Suzan J W Robroek
    Erasmus MC, Department of Public Health, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:233-40. 2013
    ..We also aimed to identify the influence of study population and study design on the magnitude of this association...
  40. doi request reprint Workplace health promotion: a meta-analysis of effectiveness
    Anne Rongen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Prev Med 44:406-15. 2013
    ..This systematic review aims to investigate the influence of population, study and intervention characteristics, and study quality on the effectiveness of workplace health promotion programs...
  41. pmc Initial and sustained participation in an internet-delivered long-term worksite health promotion program on physical activity and nutrition
    Suzan J W Robroek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Med Internet Res 14:e43. 2012
    ..Determinants of participation in health promotion programs are largely unknown. To evaluate and implement interventions, information is needed regarding their reach as well as regarding the characteristics of program users and non-users...
  42. ncbi request reprint Influence of work-related factors and individual characteristics on work ability among Dutch construction workers
    Seyed Mohammad Alavinia
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, NL 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:351-7. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the association of individual characteristics, health problems, lifestyle factors, and work-related factors with work ability among Dutch construction workers...
  43. ncbi request reprint Different risk factors for musculoskeletal complaints and musculoskeletal sickness absence
    W IJzelenberg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:56-63. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether individual, work-related physical and psychosocial risk factors involved in the occurrence of musculoskeletal complaints also determine musculoskeletal sickness absence...
  44. doi request reprint A high physical workload and high job demands hamper the good prognosis in physical functioning in persons with early inflammatory joint conditions
    Goedele A Geuskens
    Department of Rheumatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 50:789-98. 2011
    ..To determine the influence of job characteristics on the prognosis of patients with early inflammatory joint conditions...
  45. doi request reprint Employment status and the risk of pregnancy complications: the Generation R Study
    Pauline W Jansen
    The Generation R Study Group, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 2040 Room Ae 029, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 67:387-94. 2010
    ..This study explored the relationships of employment status, type of unemployment and number of weekly working hours, with a wide range of pregnancy outcomes...
  46. doi request reprint Influence of health and work on early retirement
    Tilja I J van den Berg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 52:576-83. 2010
    ..The influence of health and work on early retirement and incentives for longer working were determined...
  47. ncbi request reprint Exercise proves effective in a systematic review of work-related complaints of the arm, neck, or shoulder
    Arianne P Verhagen
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:110-7. 2007
    ..We evaluated whether conservative interventions have a significant impact on outcomes for work-related CANS...
  48. ncbi request reprint Reduced productivity after sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders and its relation to health outcomes
    Freek Lötters
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:367-74. 2005
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Why some walk and others don't: exploring interactions of perceived safety and social neighborhood factors with psychosocial cognitions
    Marielle A Beenackers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 28:220-33. 2013
    ..Only limited support was found for interactions between neighborhood perceptions and psychosocial cognitions for leisure-time walking...
  50. doi request reprint Poor health, unhealthy behaviors, and unfavorable work characteristics influence pathways of exit from paid employment among older workers in Europe: a four year follow-up study
    Suzan J W Robroek
    Erasmus MC, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:125-33. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to get insight into the role of poor health, unhealthy behaviors, and unfavorable work characteristics on exit from paid employment due to disability pension, unemployment, and early retirement among older workers...
  51. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in occupational, leisure-time, and transport related physical activity among European adults: a systematic review
    Marielle A Beenackers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:116. 2012
    ..This study systematically reviewed the evidence pertaining to socioeconomic inequalities in different domains of physical activity (PA) by European region...
  52. doi request reprint The influence of ergonomic devices on mechanical load during patient handling activities in nursing homes
    Elin Koppelaar
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, 2040 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:708-18. 2012
    ..The aims of this study were to describe required and actual use of ergonomic devices during patient handling activities and to assess the influence of these ergonomic devices on mechanical load during patient handling activities...
  53. doi request reprint Socio-demographic determinants of worsening in frailty among community-dwelling older people in 11 European countries
    Astrid Etman
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University MC, Dr Molewaterplein 50, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:1116-21. 2012
    ..However, little is known about the determinants of frailty state changes. The aim of this study is to compare socio-demographic determinants of worsening in frailty state in 11 European countries...
  54. pmc Changes in physical health among participants in a multidisciplinary health programme for long-term unemployed persons
    Christine A E Schutgens
    Erasmus MC, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:197. 2009
    ....
  55. doi request reprint Productivity loss in the workforce: associations with health, work demands, and individual characteristics
    Seyed Mohammad Alavinia
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Ind Med 52:49-56. 2009
    ..Decreased productivity at work is an important consequence of the presence of health problems at work...
  56. doi request reprint Sickness absence in patients with arm, neck and shoulder complaints presenting in physical therapy practice: 6 months follow-up
    Celinde H Karels
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre University, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Man Ther 15:476-81. 2010
    ..To describe sickness absence in patients with arm, neck and/or shoulder complaints and to evaluate determinants of sickness absence during 6 months follow-up...
  57. ncbi request reprint Clear associations between demographic and psychosocial factors and health-related quality of life in patients with early inflammatory joint complaints
    Goedele A Geuskens
    Department of Rheumatology and Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 35:1754-61. 2008
    ..Objective. To identify demographic and psychosocial characteristics associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with early inflammatory joint complaints...
  58. ncbi request reprint Associations between work-related factors and specific disorders of the shoulder--a systematic review of the literature
    Rogier M van Rijn
    Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Department of General Practice, Room Wk 109, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:189-201. 2010
    ..Our aim was to provide a quantitative assessment of the exposure-response relationships between work-related physical and psychosocial factors and the occurrence of specific shoulder disorders in occupational populations...
  59. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a back pain prevention program: a cluster randomized controlled trial in an occupational setting
    Helma Ijzelenberg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:711-9. 2007
    ..A cluster randomized controlled trial and economic evaluation with a 12-month follow-up and with work department as the unit of randomization...
  60. ncbi request reprint The cryptorchidism prevalence among infants in the general population of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    Frank H Pierik
    Department of Andrology, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Androl 28:248-52. 2005
    ..Our cross-sectional design does not allow for analysis of a temporal trend, but provides a baseline for future trend studies. To study cryptorchidism rates, trends, and risk factors, a systematic case ascertainment is warranted...
  61. ncbi request reprint Assessing the work-relatedness of nonspecific low-back pain
    Judith I Kuiper
    Netherlands Expert Center for Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:237-43. 2005
  62. doi request reprint Occupational exposure to chemical substances and time to pregnancy: a systematic review
    Claudia A Snijder
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod Update 18:284-300. 2012
    ..The objective of this review was to systematically summarize the available evidence concerning the influence of occupational exposure to chemicals on time to pregnancy (TTP)...
  63. doi request reprint Congenital heart defects and parental occupational exposure to chemicals
    Claudia A Snijder
    Division of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Erasmus MC, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 27:1510-7. 2012
    ..Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common major malformations in newborns. In this study we examined the associations between the occurrence of CHDs in children and periconceptional occupational parental exposures to chemicals...
  64. pmc Demographic, behavioral, and psychosocial correlates of using the website component of a worksite physical activity and healthy nutrition promotion program: a longitudinal study
    Suzan J W Robroek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Internet Res 12:e44. 2010
    ..The worksite could be a setting suitable for reaching and retaining large numbers of people, but little is known about reach and use of Internet-delivered health promotion programs in the worksite setting...
  65. pmc Unemployment and retirement and ill-health: a cross-sectional analysis across European countries
    Seyed Mohammad Alavinia
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:39-45. 2008
    ..To determine the associations between different measures of health and labor market position across ten European countries...
  66. doi request reprint Occupational exposure to endocrine disruptors and time to pregnancy among couples in a large birth cohort study: the Generation R Study
    Claudia A Snijder
    Generation R Study Group Erasmus Medical Center, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 95:2067-72. 2011
    ..To study the influence of occupational exposure to endocrine disruptors (EDs) on time to pregnancy (TTP)...
  67. doi request reprint Influence of modified work on recurrence of sick leave due to musculoskeletal complaints
    Miranda van Duijn
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Rehabil Med 40:576-81. 2008
    ..This study evaluates whether modified work during sick leave also influences the recurrence of a new episode of sick leave...
  68. ncbi request reprint Health status, its perceptions, and effect on return to work and recurrent sick leave
    Freek Lötters
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1086-92. 2005
    ..Prospective cohort study with 1-year follow-up...
  69. pmc Qualitative evaluation of a form for standardized information exchange between orthopedic surgeons and occupational physicians
    Elske Faber
    Netherlands Expert Centre for Workrelated Musculoskeletal Disorders, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:144. 2006
    ..The main goals of this qualitative study are to evaluate whether the form improved information exchange, whether the form gave relevant information, and to generate ideas to further improve this information exchange...
  70. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, incidence, and recurrence of low back pain in scaffolders during a 3-year follow-up study
    Leo A M Elders
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:E101-6. 2004
    ..Prospective cohort study...
  71. doi request reprint Cardiovascular disease risk factors and the relationships with physical activity, aerobic fitness, and body fat in adolescents and young adults with myelomeningocele
    Laurien M Buffart
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:2167-73. 2008
    ..To describe cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in adolescents and young adults with myelomeningocele (MMC) and to explore relationships with physical activity, aerobic fitness, and body fat...
  72. doi request reprint The hypothalamus-pituitary-testis axis in boys during the first six months of life: a comparison of cryptorchidism and hypospadias cases with controls
    Frank H Pierik
    Department of Andrology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Androl 32:453-61. 2009
    ..The lower testosterone and NSBT levels indicate that disturbed Leydig cell function can already be detected early after birth in cryptorchid boys...
  73. doi request reprint Assessment of cancer risks due to environmental exposure to asbestos
    Hermen A L Driece
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, CA, The Netherlands
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:478-85. 2010
    ..Without detailed information on individual behaviour within the polluted area, it is difficult to show that a more individually oriented approach will perform better than an ecological approach...
  74. ncbi request reprint Influence of modified work on return to work for employees on sick leave due to musculoskeletal complaints
    Miranda van Duijn
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, NL 3000 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Rehabil Med 37:172-9. 2005
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders among nursing personnel in Greek hospitals
    Evangelos C Alexopoulos
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 76:289-94. 2003
    ..To investigate the relationships between physical, psychosocial, and individual characteristics and different endpoints of musculoskeletal complaints of the lower back, neck and shoulders...
  76. pmc Sports participation, perceived neighborhood safety, and individual cognitions: how do they interact?
    Marielle A Beenackers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:76. 2011
    ..The goal of this paper is to investigate whether perceived neighborhood safety modifies associations between individual cognitions and sports participation...
  77. doi request reprint Productivity costs and medical costs among working patients with knee osteoarthritis
    Job Hermans
    Departmentof Orthopaedic Surgery, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:853-61. 2012
    ..Furthermore, we evaluated associations between productivity loss and relevant patient, health, and work characteristics...
  78. pmc The importance of job control for workers with decreased work ability to remain productive at work
    Tilja I van den Berg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 84:705-12. 2011
    ..Workers with decreased work ability are at greater risk of reduced productivity at work. We hypothesized that work-related characteristics play an important role in supporting workers to remain productive despite decreased work ability...
  79. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for sickness absence because of low back pain among scaffolders: a 3-year follow-up study
    Leo A M Elders
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:1340-6. 2003
    ..A prospective cohort study was conducted...
  80. pmc The (cost-)effectiveness of an individually tailored long-term worksite health promotion programme on physical activity and nutrition: design of a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial
    Suzan J W Robroek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 7:259. 2007
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Associations between work-related factors and the carpal tunnel syndrome--a systematic review
    Rogier M van Rijn
    Erasmus MC, Department of General Practice, Room Wk 109, PO Box 2040, NL 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:19-36. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to make a quantitative assessment of the exposure-response relationships between work-related physical and psychosocial factors and the occurrence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in occupational populations...
  82. ncbi request reprint Exposure assessment strategies for work-related risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders
    A Burdorf
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 25:25-30. 1999
    ..This window not only requires detailed information of exposure events over time, but also appropriate characterization of episodic musculoskeletal problems...
  83. pmc Update of predictions of mortality from pleural mesothelioma in the Netherlands
    O Segura
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 60:50-5. 2003
    ..To predict the expected number of pleural mesothelioma deaths in the Netherlands from 2000 to 2028 and to study the effect of main uncertainties in the modelling technique...
  84. doi request reprint No midpregnancy fall in diastolic blood pressure in women with a low educational level: the Generation R Study
    Lindsay M Silva
    The Generation R Study Group, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hypertension 52:645-51. 2008
    ..This might partly explain these women's susceptibility to preeclampsia...
  85. ncbi request reprint Does this patient have an instability of the shoulder or a labrum lesion?
    Jolanda J Luime
    The Netherlands Expert Centre for Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Erasmus, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 292:1989-99. 2004
    ..History taking and clinical tests are commonly used to diagnose shoulder pain. Unclear is whether tests and history accurately diagnose instability or intra-articular pathology (IAP)...
  86. ncbi request reprint Interrelationships between pain, disability, general health, and quality of life and associations with work-related and individual factors: a study among workers on sickness absence for 2 to 6 weeks for musculoskeletal complaints
    Miranda van Duijn
    Department of Public Health, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:2178-83. 2004
    ..A cross-sectional study...
  87. ncbi request reprint Treatment of impingement syndrome: a systematic review of the effects on functional limitations and return to work
    Elske Faber
    Netherlands Expert Centre for Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 16:7-25. 2006
    ..We found many studies using range of motion and pain as outcome measures but functional limitations were less often used as an outcome measure in this type of research. Duration of sick leave was seldom included as an outcome measure...
  88. ncbi request reprint Model for the work-relatedness of low-back pain
    Freek Lötters
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 29:431-40. 2003
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Patterns of care for low back pain in a working population
    W IJzelenberg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1362-8. 2004
    ..A prospective longitudinal study with 1-year follow-up...
  90. ncbi request reprint Treatment of arm, neck, and/or shoulder complaints in physical therapy practice
    Celinde H Karels
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:E584-9. 2006
    ..This is a prospective cohort study with a follow-up period of 6 months...
  91. ncbi request reprint Prognostic indicators for non-recovery of non-traumatic complaints at arm, neck and shoulder in general practice--6 months follow-up
    A Feleus
    Department of General Practice, Room Ff 320, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:169-76. 2007
    ..To identify predictors of non-recovery in non-traumatic complaints at the arm, neck and shoulder in general practice 6 months after the first consultation...
  92. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with medical care-seeking due to low-back pain in scaffolders
    S M Molano
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Ind Med 40:275-81. 2001
    ..This study aimed to assess the prevalence of back pain and other musculoskeletal complaints and to identify factors that determine specific type of care-seeking due to back pain among scaffolders...
  93. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of occupational allergy to bell pepper pollen in greenhouses in the Netherlands
    G C M Groenewoud
    Department of Allergology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Exp Allergy 32:434-40. 2002
    ..An increasing number of allergic complaints appear to have occurred among bell pepper greenhouse employees...
  94. pmc Effects of measurement strategy and statistical analysis on dose-response relations between physical workload and low back pain
    J P Jansen
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 60:942-7. 2003
    ....
  95. pmc Ethnic differences in unemployment and ill health
    Merel Schuring
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:1023-30. 2009
    ..The aim of the study is to evaluate whether health inequalities associated with unemployment are comparable across different ethnic groups...
  96. doi request reprint The effects of timing on the cost-effectiveness of interventions for workers on sick leave due to low back pain
    Miranda van Duijn
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, CA 3000, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 67:744-50. 2010
    ..To examine the effects of different timing of structured interventions for workers on sick leave due to low back pain on return to work (RTW), and the consequences for costs and benefits...
  97. doi request reprint Associations between work-related factors and specific disorders at the elbow: a systematic literature review
    Rogier M van Rijn
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:528-36. 2009
    ..To assess the exposure-response relationships between work-related physical and psychosocial factors and lateral epicondylitis, medial epicondylitis, cubital tunnel syndrome and radial tunnel syndrome in occupational populations...
  98. ncbi request reprint Predictors of sick leave and reduced productivity at work among persons with early inflammatory joint conditions
    Goedele A Geuskens
    Department of Rheumatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, NL 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 34:420-9. 2008
    ..This study attempted to identify predictors of sick leave and reduced productivity at work among persons with early inflammatory joint conditions...
  99. ncbi request reprint Consequences of rheumatoid arthritis for performance of social roles--a literature review
    Goedele A Geuskens
    Department of Rheumatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 34:1248-60. 2007
    ..To obtain quantitative estimates of restrictions in participation, i.e., the performance of social roles, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  100. ncbi request reprint Inhibin B: a novel marker of spermatogenesis
    Frank H Pierik
    Department of Andrology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Med 35:12-20. 2003
    ..The serum inhibin B level has proven to be valuable in the evaluation of spermatogenesis, and holds a promise for further research...
  101. doi request reprint The effects of work-related and individual factors on the Work Ability Index: a systematic review
    T I J van den Berg
    Erasmus MC, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 66:211-20. 2009
    ..This multifactorial nature of work ability should be taken into account in health promotion programmes aimed at maintaining and promoting the participation of the labour force and improvement of the performance at work...