J Bart Staal
Affiliation: Maastricht University
Country: The Netherlands
- The effects of a graded activity intervention for low back pain in occupational health on sick leave, functional status and pain: 12-month results of a randomized controlled trialHynek Hlobil
Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
J Occup Rehabil 15:569-80. 2005..No effects of the graded activity intervention were found for functional status or pain. CONCLUSION: Graded activity intervention is a valuable strategy to enhance short-term return to work outcomes...
- Injection therapy for subacute and chronic low back pain: an updated Cochrane reviewJ Bart Staal
Department of Epidemiology and Caphri Research School, Maastricht University, P Debyeplein 1, Maastricht, Netherlands
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:49-59. 2009..A systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
- Clinimetric evaluation of methods to measure muscle functioning in patients with non-specific neck pain: a systematic reviewChantal H P de Koning
Avans, University for Professionals, Breda, The Netherlands
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:142. 2008..This article provides a critical analysis of the research literature on the clinimetric properties of tests to measure neck muscle strength or endurance in patients with non-specific neck pain, which can be used in daily practice...
- Rationale and design of a multicenter randomized controlled trial on a 'minimal intervention' in Dutch army personnel with nonspecific low back pain [ISRCTN19334317]Pieter H Helmhout
Department of Training Medicine and Training Physiology, Occupational Health and Safety Service Royal Netherlands Army, P, O, Box 90004, 3509 AA Utrecht, The Netherlands
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:40. 2004..The purpose of the study is to investigate the efficacy of this 'minimal intervention program', compared to usual care. Moreover, attempts are made to identify subgroups of different responders to the intervention...
- Physical exercise interventions to improve disability and return to work in low back pain: current insights and opportunities for improvementJ Bart Staal
Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD, PO Box 616, Maastricht, The Netherlands
J Occup Rehabil 15:491-505. 2005..Successful application and implementation of these interventions however, depends on multiple factors that need to be addressed carefully in clinical practice as well as research...
- Aetiology and management of work-related upper extremity disordersJ B Staal
Department of Epidemiology and Caphri Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 21:123-33. 2007..We also examine and discuss the evidence for the effectiveness of several preventative and therapeutic interventions...
- Work related risk factors for neck, shoulder and arms complaints: a cohort study among Dutch computer office workersShahla Eltayeb
Department of Epidemiology and Caphri Research School, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
J Occup Rehabil 19:315-22. 2009..This study aims to investigate the relationship between work-related physical and psychosocial characteristics and complaints of the neck, shoulder and forearm/hands...
- The course of nonspecific work-related upper limb disorders and the influence of demographic factors, psychologic factors, and physical fitness on clinical status and disabilityMarjon D van Eijsden-Besseling
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:862-7. 2010..To assess the course of nonspecific work-related upper limb disorders (WRULD) and the influence of sociodemographic factors, psychologic factors, and physical fitness on clinical status and functional disability...
- No difference between postural exercises and strength and fitness exercises for early, non-specific, work-related upper limb disorders in visual display unit workers: a randomised trialMarjon D van Eijsden-Besseling
University Hosptial Maastricht, Maastricht, 6202 AZ, The Netherlands
Aust J Physiother 54:95-101. 2008..decreasing pain, reducing disability and improving health-related quality of life in visual display unit workers with early non-specific work-related upper limb disorders than strength and fitness exercises delivered by physiotherapists?..
- The influence of work and treatment related factors on clinical status and disability in patients with non-specific work-related upper limb disordersMarjon D F Van Eijsden-Besseling
Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Work 37:425-32. 2010..To assess the influence of work- and treatment-related factors on clinical status and functional disability in patients with non-specific work-related upper limb disorders (WRULD)...
- Pain catastrophizing and lower physical fitness in a sample of computer screen workers with early non-specific upper limb disorders: a case-control studyMarjon D F Van Eijsden-Besseling
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Ind Health 48:818-23. 2010..65; 95%CI 0.48-0.87). According to this study, pain catastrophizing and lower physical fitness seem to be associated with early non-specific WRULD in computer workers. Prospective studies are needed to unravel these relationships...
- Symptoms of neck, shoulder, forearms, and hands: a cohort study among computer office workers in SudanShahla M Eltayeb
Department of Epidemiology and Caphri Research School, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Clin J Pain 27:275-81. 2011..The study investigates the relationship between work-related physical and psychosocial characteristics and symptoms of the arms, neck, and shoulders in an African economically developed worksite...
- Complaints of the arm, neck and shoulder among computer office workers in Sudan: a prevalence study with validation of an Arabic risk factors questionnaireShahla M Eltayeb
Department of Epidemiology and Caphri Research School, Maastricht University, PO Box 616 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Environ Health 7:33. 2008..However, with the widespread use of computer systems in developing countries, the associated musculoskeletal complaints are yet to be investigated...
- Effects of physiotherapy in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome: a systematic review of the literatureThilo O Kromer
Physiotherapiezentrum, Grube 21, DE 82377 Penzberg, The Netherlands
J Rehabil Med 41:870-80. 2009..To critically summarize the effectiveness of physio-therapy in patients presenting clinical signs of shoulder impingement syndrome...
- Factorial validity and internal consistency of the PRAFAB questionnaire in women with stress urinary incontinenceErik J M Hendriks
Department of Epidemiology and Centre for Evidence Based Physiotherapy and Clinical Guidelines CEBP, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
BMC Urol 8:1. 2008..To investigate the factor structure, dimensionality and construct validity of the (5-item) PRAFAB questionnaire score in women with stress urinary incontinence (stress UI)...
- Prevalence of complaints of arm, neck and shoulder among computer office workers and psychometric evaluation of a risk factor questionnaireShahla Eltayeb
Maastricht University, Department of Epidemiology and Caphri Research Institute, Maastricht, The Netherlands
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:68. 2007....
- Accuracy of diagnostic ultrasound in patients with suspected subacromial disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysisRamon P Ottenheijm
Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:1616-25. 2010..To determine the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound for detecting subacromial disorders in patients presenting in primary and secondary care settings...
- Graded activity for workers with low back pain: who benefits most and how does it work?J Bart Staal
VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Arthritis Rheum 59:642-9. 2008....
- Graded activity for low back pain in occupational health care: a randomized, controlled trialJ Bart Staal
Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and the Department of Social Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ann Intern Med 140:77-84. 2004..The effects, however, were small and not statistically significant. CONCLUSIONS: Graded activity was more effective than usual care in reducing the number of days of absence from work because of low back pain...
- Effectiveness of a return-to-work intervention for subacute low-back painHynek Hlobil
Department of Public and Occupational Health, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Scand J Work Environ Health 31:249-57. 2005..It can be concluded that return-to-work interventions are equal or more effective regarding absence from work due to subacute low-back pain than usual care is...
- Substantial sick-leave costs savings due to a graded activity intervention for workers with non-specific sub-acute low back painHynek Hlobil
KLM Health Services, Postbus 7700 SPL AG, 1117 ZL Luchthaven, Schiphol, The Netherlands
Eur Spine J 16:919-24. 2007..It may be concluded that the GA intervention for non-specific LBP is a cost-beneficial return-to-work intervention...
- Isolated lumbar extensor strengthening versus regular physical therapy in an army working population with nonacute low back pain: a randomized controlled trialPieter H Helmhout
Department of Training Medicine and Training Physiology, Personnel Command, Royal Netherlands Army, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1675-85. 2008..To evaluate the effectiveness of specific lumbar extensor training compared with regular physical therapy (PT) in workers with nonspecific nonacute low back pain (LBP)...
- A high-intensity lumbar extensor strengthening program is little better than a low-intensity program or a waiting list control group for chronic low back pain: a randomised clinical trialChris C Harts
Department of Training Medicine and Training Physiology, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Aust J Physiother 54:23-31. 2008..Is eight weeks of high-intensity strengthening of the isolated lumbar extensors more effective than low-intensity strengthening or no strengthening? Are any gains maintained 16 weeks later?..
- Return-to-work interventions for low back pain: a descriptive review of contents and concepts of working mechanismsJ Bart Staal
Department of Social Medicine and Research Centre on Work, Physical Activity and Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sports Med 32:251-67. 2002..Finally, the plausibility of the described concepts is discussed. Future RCTs on this topic should evaluate the underlying concepts of the RTW intervention in addition to its effectiveness...