Marco J M Hoozemans

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prediction of handgrip forces using surface EMG of forearm muscles
    Marco J M Hoozemans
    Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 15:358-66. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Effect of lifting height and load mass on low back loading
    Marco J M Hoozemans
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ergonomics 51:1053-63. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Workload of window cleaners using ladders differing in rung separation
    Marco J M Hoozemans
    Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Appl Ergon 36:275-82. 2005
  4. doi request reprint The predictive validity of the RSI QuickScan questionnaire with respect to arm, shoulder and neck symptoms in computer workers
    Erwin M Speklé
    Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Research Institute MOVE, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, Amsterdam, 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    Ergonomics 55:1559-70. 2012
  5. pmc Effectiveness of a questionnaire based intervention programme on the prevalence of arm, shoulder and neck symptoms, risk factors and sick leave in computer workers: a cluster randomised controlled trial in an occupational setting
    Erwin M Speklé
    Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Research Institute MOVE, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:99. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Concurrent validity of questions on arm, shoulder and neck symptoms of the RSI QuickScan
    Marco J M Hoozemans
    Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Research Institute MOVE, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 86:789-98. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Control of trunk motion following sudden stop perturbations during cart pushing
    Yun Ju Lee
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, NL 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Biomech 44:121-7. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Lumbar bone mass predicts low back pain in males
    Marco J M Hoozemans
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:1579-85. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Precision control of trunk movement in low back pain patients
    Nienke W Willigenburg
    MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Mov Sci 32:228-39. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Submovement organization, pen pressure, and muscle activity are modulated to precision demands in 2D tracking
    Maaike A Huysmans
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Mot Behav 44:379-88. 2012

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Prediction of handgrip forces using surface EMG of forearm muscles
    Marco J M Hoozemans
    Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 15:358-66. 2005
    ..Furthermore, it was shown that of the 6 forearm muscles studied at least 3 have to be assessed to arrive at a sufficient level of validity, while it seems to be irrelevant which 3 of those 6 forearm muscles are assessed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effect of lifting height and load mass on low back loading
    Marco J M Hoozemans
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ergonomics 51:1053-63. 2008
    ..This paper provides the quantitative effect of lifting height and mass lifted, the results of which can be used by ergonomists at the workplace to evaluate interventions regarding lifting height and load mass...
  3. ncbi request reprint Workload of window cleaners using ladders differing in rung separation
    Marco J M Hoozemans
    Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Appl Ergon 36:275-82. 2005
    ..Findings of the presents study suggest that overall, a 35 cm rung separation is marginally favourable while using extension ladders...
  4. doi request reprint The predictive validity of the RSI QuickScan questionnaire with respect to arm, shoulder and neck symptoms in computer workers
    Erwin M Speklé
    Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Research Institute MOVE, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, Amsterdam, 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    Ergonomics 55:1559-70. 2012
    ..These results provide support for the predictive validity of the RSI QuickScan questionnaire...
  5. pmc Effectiveness of a questionnaire based intervention programme on the prevalence of arm, shoulder and neck symptoms, risk factors and sick leave in computer workers: a cluster randomised controlled trial in an occupational setting
    Erwin M Speklé
    Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Research Institute MOVE, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:99. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of this intervention programme...
  6. ncbi request reprint Concurrent validity of questions on arm, shoulder and neck symptoms of the RSI QuickScan
    Marco J M Hoozemans
    Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Research Institute MOVE, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 86:789-98. 2013
    ..In addition, the inter-observer reliability of physical examinations by occupational physicians was investigated...
  7. doi request reprint Control of trunk motion following sudden stop perturbations during cart pushing
    Yun Ju Lee
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, NL 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Biomech 44:121-7. 2011
    ..Consequently, sudden blocking of the wheels in pushing at shoulder height may put the low back at risk of mechanical injury...
  8. doi request reprint Lumbar bone mass predicts low back pain in males
    Marco J M Hoozemans
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:1579-85. 2012
    ..Longitudinal study of lumbar bone mass as predictor of low back pain (LBP)...
  9. doi request reprint Precision control of trunk movement in low back pain patients
    Nienke W Willigenburg
    MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Mov Sci 32:228-39. 2013
    ..Tracking errors did not decrease when antagonistic muscle activation increased, so, neither healthy subjects nor LBP patients appear to counteract trunk movement errors by increasing co-contraction...
  10. doi request reprint Submovement organization, pen pressure, and muscle activity are modulated to precision demands in 2D tracking
    Maaike A Huysmans
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Mot Behav 44:379-88. 2012
    ..In conclusion, increased precision demands were accommodated by both a different organization of submovements and higher endpoint stability in a 2D tracking task performed with a pen on a digitizer tablet...
  11. ncbi request reprint Position sense acuity of the upper extremity and tracking performance in subjects with non-specific neck and upper extremity pain and healthy controls
    Maaike A Huysmans
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Rehabil Med 42:876-83. 2010
    ..We aimed to investigate whether position sense acuity of the upper extremity and tracking performance, pen pressure and muscle activity in a tracking task are affected in subjects with neck and upper extremity pain...
  12. doi request reprint Effects of pushing height on trunk posture and trunk muscle activity when a cart suddenly starts or stops moving
    Yun Ju Lee
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, NL 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Work 41:3189-95. 2012
    ..Pushing at shoulder height may impose a high risk of low-back injury due to the low trunk stiffness and large involuntary trunk motion occurring after carts suddenly move or stop...
  13. doi request reprint Local dynamic stability and variability of gait are associated with fall history in elderly subjects
    Marcel J P Toebes
    MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 36:527-31. 2012
    ..In conclusion, both increased gait variability and increased short-term LDS are possible risk factors for falling in the elderly...
  14. doi request reprint Trunk muscle control in response to (un)expected turns in cart pushing
    Yun Ju Lee
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 36:133-8. 2012
    ..In the unexpected turn condition the combination of an uncontrolled twisting motion with delayed muscle activation may increase the potential risk of low-back injury...
  15. doi request reprint Handle height and expectation of cart movement affect the control of trunk motion at movement onset in cart pushing
    Yun Ju Lee
    Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Research Institute MOVE, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ergonomics 54:971-82. 2011
    ..Effects of handle height and awareness of the subjects of the possible cart movement suggest directions for prevention...
  16. ncbi request reprint The effect of joystick handle size and gain at two levels of required precision on performance and physical load on crane operators
    Maaike A Huysmans
    Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ergonomics 49:1021-35. 2006
    ..Further optimization of performance and physical load can be achieved by optimizing gain settings of the joystick in relation to the task and type of joystick used...
  17. doi request reprint Matching work capacities and demands at job placement in employees with disabilities
    Ilona Zoer
    Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Work 42:205-14. 2012
    ..To determine whether employees with disabilities were initially assigned to jobs with work demands that matched their work capacities...
  18. doi request reprint Grip force control in patients with neck and upper extremity pain and healthy controls
    Maaike A Huysmans
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Neurophysiol 119:1840-8. 2008
    ..To investigate whether sensory and motor problems in patients with non-specific neck and upper extremity pain can be ascribed to a deficit of sensory-motor integration...
  19. doi request reprint Does team lifting increase the variability in peak lumbar compression in ironworkers?
    Gert Faber
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Work 41:4171-3. 2012
    ..Therefore, it was concluded that, from a biomechanical point of view, team lifting does not result in an additional risk for low back complaints in ironworkers...
  20. ncbi request reprint Changes in speed skating velocity in relation to push-off effectiveness
    Dionne A Noordhof
    MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam, the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Physiol Perform 8:188-94. 2013
    ..Together with muscle-power output and environmental conditions, skating posture, or technique, determines velocity (v)...
  21. doi request reprint The influence of psychosocial work characteristics on the need for recovery from work: a prospective study among computer workers
    Ruben A Kraaijeveld
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, PO Box 7057, 1007, MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 87:241-8. 2014
    ..To investigate the influence of high job demands, low job control, and high social support on need for recovery (NFR) among computer workers...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects of unilateral leg muscle fatigue on balance control in perturbed and unperturbed gait in healthy elderly
    Marcel J P Toebes
    MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Gait Posture 40:215-9. 2014
    ..The healthy elderly subjects were able to cope with substantial ULMF during steady-state gait and demonstrated faster balance recovery after laterally directed mechanical perturbations in the fatigued than in the unfatigued condition. ..
  23. pmc The cost-effectiveness of the RSI QuickScan intervention programme for computer workers: Results of an economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial
    Erwin M Speklé
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:259. 2010
    ..In this study, effectiveness was defined at three levels: exposure to risk factors, prevalence of arm, shoulder and neck symptoms, and days of sick leave...
  24. doi request reprint Oblique abdominal muscle activity in response to external perturbations when pushing a cart
    Yun Ju Lee
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, NL 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Biomech 43:1364-72. 2010
    ..The increase baseline of muscle activity indicated cocontraction of the antagonistic muscle pairs. Furthermore, this cocontraction resulted in an increased trunk stiffness around the longitudinal axis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a multidisciplinary occupational training program for chronic low back pain: a prospective cohort study
    Fieke S Koopman
    Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 83:94-103. 2004
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a 12-wk multidisciplinary occupational training program for patients with chronic low back pain and to identify prognostic factors for treatment success...
  26. ncbi request reprint Precision of estimates of mean and peak spinal loads in lifting
    Jaap H van Dieen
    Faculty of Human Movement Science, Institute of Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, NL 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Biomech 35:979-82. 2002
    ..48 and number of measurements to a power of about -0.06, while the corresponding powers for peak loads were about -0.44 and -0.11...
  27. ncbi request reprint Mechanical loading of the low back and shoulders during pushing and pulling activities
    Marco J M Hoozemans
    Coronel Institute for Occupational and Envrionmental Health, AmCOGG Amsterdam Centre for Research into Health and Health Care, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ergonomics 47:1-18. 2004
    ..Initial and sustained exerted forces were not highly correlated with the mechanical load at the low back and shoulders within the studied range of the exerted forces...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of a redesigned two-wheeled container for refuse collecting on mechanical loading of low back and shoulders
    P Paul F M Kuijer
    Coronel Institute for Occupational and Enviromental Health, AmCOGG Amsterdam Centre for Research into Health and Health Care, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ergonomics 46:543-60. 2003
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  29. ncbi request reprint Low-back and shoulder complaints among workers with pushing and pulling tasks
    Marco J M Hoozemans
    Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:293-303. 2002
    ..Low-back and shoulder complaints were examined in relation to self-reported and objectively assessed exposure to work-related pushing and pulling...
  30. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of ergonomic adjustments of catering carts to reduce external pushing forces
    Jorrit P Jansen
    Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health, AmCOGG Amsterdam Centre for Research into Health and Health Care, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Appl Ergon 33:117-27. 2002
    ..The vertical pushbars of the prototypes resulted in lower time-integrated pushing forces. Providing an axis of rotation for turning activities by means of a fixed wheel was proven to be advantageous...