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OBJECTIVE About one in every three employees seen by their occupational physician is absent from work because of psychosocial health complaints. To implement preventive measures, it is necessary to identify predictors for this type of sickness absence. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING A meta-analysis was carried out to quantify the association between predictive(More)
This study examined the concept of need for recovery, that is the need to recuperate from work-induced fatigue, experienced after a day of work. The study explored the relationship between need for recovery from work, prolonged fatigue, and psychological distress in the working population. A cross-sectional study was carried out. Data of the Maastricht(More)
OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were: (1) to explore the relationship between fatigue and psychological distress in the working population; (2) to examine associations with demographic and health factors; and (3) to determine the prevalence of fatigue and psychological distress. METHODS Data were taken from 12,095 employees. Fatigue was measured with(More)
We examined potentially modifiable lifestyle factors as possible risk factors for the onset of fatigue and psychological distress after 1-year follow-up among 8833 employees who participated in the prospective Maastricht Cohort Study of "Fatigue at Work." Results showed, even after adjustment for demographics, presence of disease, other lifestyle factors,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship between depressive complaints and sickness absence in the working population. METHODS Data from a prospective epidemiological cohort (n = 3339) were used. Depressive complaints were measured with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression (HAD-D) Scale. Sickness absence was assessed objectively through individual record(More)
PURPOSE Emerging evidence suggests that light physical activity (LPA), besides moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), may beneficially influence physical functioning of colorectal cancer survivors, but its relation with other health-related outcomes is unknown. We applied a biopsychosocial approach to investigate independent associations between(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the efficacy of structured early consultation among employees at high risk for future long-term sickness absence, in the prevention and/or reduction of sickness absence. The focus of the experiment was the timing of the intervention, that is, treatment before sickness absence actually occurs. METHODS In the current prospective(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about psychological distress as a risk factor for the onset of long-term sickness absence and even less about the influence of fatigue in this relationship. METHODS We examined the relationship between psychological distress and the onset of long-term sickness absence during 18 months of follow-up while considering fatigue.(More)
This study examined both risk factors for the onset of work-family conflict and consequences in terms of need for recovery and prolonged fatigue for men and women separately. Two-year follow-up data from the Maastricht Cohort Study on "Fatigue at Work" (n = 12,095) were used. At baseline, the prevalence of work-family conflict was 10.8% (9.0% in women;(More)
In this paper working hours, patterns and work schedules of employees were evaluated in terms of need for recovery from work. Self-administered questionnaire data from employees of the Maastricht Cohort Study on Fatigue at Work (n = 12,095) were used. Poisson regression analyses and multivariate logistic regression analyses revealed that higher working(More)