Claus Friche

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BACKGROUND Stress-related disorders are widespread and responsible for high societal costs e.g. sick leave payment and reduced productivity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an intervention program on return to work or labour market. METHODS In a controlled interventional study design we compared 72 emotionally distressed patients, who(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared floor laying using new working methods involving standing up, to the traditional methods involving working on one's knees. METHODS The study group, 216 subjects, completed a training class in the use of the new floor-laying methods, and received free tools and advice in their use. The control group, 454 subjects, did not get(More)
OBJECTIVES Follow-up study after two years to measure the effects of an implementation strategy consisting of information, education and training in the use of new tools and working-methods for the purpose of reducing knee strain and knee complaints in floor layers. METHODS Training of floor layers (n = 292) in using new working methods was evaluated by(More)
The purpose was to measure the effect of a participatory ergonomics implementation strategy consisting of information, education, and facilitation on the use of new tools and working methods in the floor laying trade. Floor layers (n=292) were trained in using new working methods. The effects were evaluated by using questionnaires, interviews, and(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim was to describe a rehabilitation process of individuals with stress-related adjustment disorders and analysing the prognostic impact of certain individual factors with sick leave and work resumption as outcome. METHODS A retrospective cohort from the period 1996-2004 was conducted by means of an audit of 220 files of patients who have(More)
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