Haije Wind

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the intra- and interrater reliability of tests from the Ergo-Kit (EK) functional capacity evaluation method in adults without musculoskeletal complaints. DESIGN Within-subjects design. SETTING Academic medical center in The Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-seven subjects without musculoskeletal complaints (15 men, 12 women). (More)
This study evaluates psychological and immunological functioning after bereavement and the influence of group counseling. Eighteen widows (bereaved within 3 months of enrolment) and a reference group of 10 married control subjects were asked to fill in self-report scales and to donate a blood sample (T1). After T1, half of the widows (the experimental(More)
BACKGROUND Assessments for long-term incapacity for work are performed by Social Insurance Physicians (SIPs) who rely on interviews with claimants as an important part of the process. These interviews are susceptible to bias. In the Netherlands three protocols have been developed to conduct these interviews. These protocols are expert- and practice-based.(More)
PURPOSE To test whether Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) information lead insurance physicians (IPs) to change their judgment about the physical work ability of claimants with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). METHODS Twenty-seven IPs scored twice the physical work ability of two claimants for 12 specified activities, using a visual analogue scale.(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the complementary value of information from functional capacity evaluation (FCE) for insurance physicians (IPs) who assess the physical work ability of claimants with long-term musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). METHOD A post-test only design was used in the context of disability claims. Twenty-eight IPs participated in the study.(More)
PURPOSE To reach insurance physician (IPs) consensus on factors that must be taken into account in the assessment of the work ability of employees who are sick-listed for 2 years. METHODS A Delphi study using online questionnaires was conducted from October 2010 to March 2011. RESULTS One hundred and two insurance physicians reached a consensus on(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this review was to search systematically for disease-generic factors associated with either work retention (WR) or return to work (RTW) in people of working age with a chronic disease. METHODS An extensive search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO and CINAHL for English-, Dutch- and German-language studies searching on(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the association between psychiatric disorders as a comorbidity and return-to-work (RTW) in individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI). METHODS A systematic review was performed. The search strategy (2002-2012) contained terms related to ABI, psychiatric comorbidity and keywords adapted to the outcome measure RTW. Selection and(More)
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OBJECTIVE To gather knowledge about effective return-to-work (RTW) interventions for patients with acquired brain injury (ABI). METHODS A database search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library using keywords and Medical Subject Headings. Studies were included if they met inclusion criteria: adult patients with(More)
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