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BACKGROUND Within a clinical context e-learning is comparable to traditional approaches of continuing medical education (CME). However, the occupational health context differs and until now the effect of postgraduate e-learning among occupational physicians (OPs) has not been evaluated. AIM To evaluate the effect of e-learning on knowledge on mental(More)
OBJECTIVE This study attempted to determine the effectiveness of an intervention to enhance evidence-based advice given by occupational physicians. METHODS Altogether 106 occupational physicians were cluster randomized into 16 groups. The intervention group received a course in evidence-based medicine, followed by a 4-month period of case-method learning(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is an important method used by occupational physicians (OPs) to deliver high quality health care. The presence and quality of a knowledge infrastructure is thought to influence the practice of EBM in occupational health care. This study explores the facilities in the knowledge infrastructure being used by OPs in(More)
OBJECTIVE An intervention existing of an evidence-based medicine (EBM) course in combination with case method learning sessions (CMLSs) was designed to enhance the professional performance, self-efficacy and job satisfaction of occupational physicians. METHODS A cluster randomized controlled trial was set up and data were collected through questionnaires(More)
Expertise on work and health topics is the foundation for the added value of occupational health (OH) professionals to the health of the working population. Professionals should therefore practice in accordance with high quality standards and latest evidence. As adequate knowledge management and a supportive knowledge infrastructure is needed, OH(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated how physicians in a nonclinical setting perceive the value of an intervention with multifaceted evidence-based medicine with regard to enhancing their professional performance. METHODS A qualitative study was conducted using focus groups and face-to-face interviews with 14 of the 48 Dutch occupational physicians who(More)
OBJECTIVES Although evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a useful method for integrating evidence into the decision-making process of occupational physicians, occupational physicians lack EBM knowledge and skills, and do not have the time to learn the EBM method. In order to enable them to educate themselves at the time and place they prefer, we designed an(More)
PURPOSE To describe reasons for not starting and to determine expectations and perceived value of multidisciplinary treatment among referred patients, sick-listed due to upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders METHOD Twenty-six randomly chosen referred patients who did not start the treatment were interviewed by telephone to identify their reasons for(More)
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