J Bart Staal

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Affiliation: Maastricht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint 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 trial
    Hynek Hlobil
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 15:569-80. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Injection therapy for subacute and chronic low back pain: an updated Cochrane review
    J Bart Staal
    Department of Epidemiology and Caphri Research School, Maastricht University, P Debyeplein 1, Maastricht, Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:49-59. 2009
  3. pmc Clinimetric evaluation of methods to measure muscle functioning in patients with non-specific neck pain: a systematic review
    Chantal H P de Koning
    Avans, University for Professionals, Breda, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:142. 2008
  4. pmc 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical exercise interventions to improve disability and return to work in low back pain: current insights and opportunities for improvement
    J Bart Staal
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD, PO Box 616, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 15:491-505. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Aetiology and management of work-related upper extremity disorders
    J B Staal
    Department of Epidemiology and Caphri Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 21:123-33. 2007
  7. pmc Work related risk factors for neck, shoulder and arms complaints: a cohort study among Dutch computer office workers
    Shahla 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
  8. doi request reprint The course of nonspecific work-related upper limb disorders and the influence of demographic factors, psychologic factors, and physical fitness on clinical status and disability
    Marjon D van Eijsden-Besseling
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:862-7. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint 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 trial
    Marjon D van Eijsden-Besseling
    University Hosptial Maastricht, Maastricht, 6202 AZ, The Netherlands
    Aust J Physiother 54:95-101. 2008
  10. doi request reprint The influence of work and treatment related factors on clinical status and disability in patients with non-specific work-related upper limb disorders
    Marjon 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

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  1. ncbi request reprint 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 trial
    Hynek Hlobil
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 15:569-80. 2005
    ..Behaviorally oriented graded activity interventions have been suggested for sick-listed workers with low back pain on return to work, but have not been extensively evaluated...
  2. doi request reprint Injection therapy for subacute and chronic low back pain: an updated Cochrane review
    J 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)...
  3. pmc Clinimetric evaluation of methods to measure muscle functioning in patients with non-specific neck pain: a systematic review
    Chantal 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...
  4. pmc 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical exercise interventions to improve disability and return to work in low back pain: current insights and opportunities for improvement
    J 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Aetiology and management of work-related upper extremity disorders
    J 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...
  7. pmc Work related risk factors for neck, shoulder and arms complaints: a cohort study among Dutch computer office workers
    Shahla 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...
  8. doi request reprint The course of nonspecific work-related upper limb disorders and the influence of demographic factors, psychologic factors, and physical fitness on clinical status and disability
    Marjon 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint 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 trial
    Marjon 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?..
  10. doi request reprint The influence of work and treatment related factors on clinical status and disability in patients with non-specific work-related upper limb disorders
    Marjon 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)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Pain catastrophizing and lower physical fitness in a sample of computer screen workers with early non-specific upper limb disorders: a case-control study
    Marjon 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...
  12. doi request reprint Symptoms of neck, shoulder, forearms, and hands: a cohort study among computer office workers in Sudan
    Shahla 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...
  13. pmc Complaints of the arm, neck and shoulder among computer office workers in Sudan: a prevalence study with validation of an Arabic risk factors questionnaire
    Shahla 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...
  14. doi request reprint Effects of physiotherapy in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome: a systematic review of the literature
    Thilo 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...
  15. pmc Factorial validity and internal consistency of the PRAFAB questionnaire in women with stress urinary incontinence
    Erik 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)...
  16. pmc Prevalence of complaints of arm, neck and shoulder among computer office workers and psychometric evaluation of a risk factor questionnaire
    Shahla Eltayeb
    Maastricht University, Department of Epidemiology and Caphri Research Institute, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:68. 2007
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  17. doi request reprint Accuracy of diagnostic ultrasound in patients with suspected subacromial disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ramon 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...
  18. doi request reprint 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
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  19. ncbi request reprint Graded activity for low back pain in occupational health care: a randomized, controlled trial
    J 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
    ..Low back pain is a common medical and social problem frequently associated with disability and absence from work. However, data on effective return to work after interventions for low back pain are scarce...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a return-to-work intervention for subacute low-back pain
    Hynek 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...
  21. pmc Substantial sick-leave costs savings due to a graded activity intervention for workers with non-specific sub-acute low back pain
    Hynek 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...
  22. doi request reprint Isolated lumbar extensor strengthening versus regular physical therapy in an army working population with nonacute low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Pieter 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)...
  23. ncbi request reprint 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 trial
    Chris 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?..
  24. ncbi request reprint Return-to-work interventions for low back pain: a descriptive review of contents and concepts of working mechanisms
    J 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...