Occupational health interventions

Suman A, Schaafsma FG, van de Ven PM, Slottje P, Buchbinder R, van Tulder MW, Anema JR. Effectiveness of a multifaceted implementation strategy compared to usual care on low back pain guideline adherence among general practitioners. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 May 11;18(1):358.

Rantonen J, Karppinen J, Vehtari A, Luoto S, Viikari-Juntura E, Hupli M, Malmivaara A, Taimela S. Effectiveness of three interventions for secondary prevention of low back pain in the occupational health setting – a randomized controlled trial with a natural course control. BMC Public Health. 2018 May 8;18(1):598. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5476-8.

Areerak K, van der Beek AJ, Janwantanakul P. Recovery from nonspecific neck pain in office workers. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2018 Mar 16. doi: 10.3233/BMR-170958.

Foster NE, Anema JR, Cherkin D, Chou R, Cohen SP, Gross DP, Ferreira PH, Fritz JM, Koes BW, Peul W, Turner JA, Maher CG; Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group. Prevention and treatment of low back pain: evidence, challenges, and promising directions. Lancet. 2018 Mar 20. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30489-6.

Boot CRL, de Wind A, van Vilsteren M, van der Beek AJ, van Schaardenburg D, Anema JR. One-year Predictors of Presenteeism in Workers with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Disease-related Factors and Characteristics of General Health and Work. J Rheumatol. 2018 Mar 1. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.170586.

de Wind A, Scharn M, Geuskens GA, van der Beek AJ, Boot CRL. Predictors of working beyond retirement in older workers with and without a chronic disease -results from data linkage of Dutch questionnaire and registry data. BMC Public Health. 2018 Feb 17;18(1):265.

Tonnon SC, van der Veen R, de Kruif ATCM, Robroek SJW, van der Ploeg HP, Proper KI, van der Beek AJ. Strategies of employees in the construction industry to increase their sustainable employability. Work. 2018;59(2):249-258.

Louwerse I, Huysmans MA, van Rijssen HJ, van der Beek AJ, Anema JR. Characteristics of individuals receiving disability benefits in the Netherlands and predictors of leaving the disability benefit scheme: a retrospective cohort study with five-year follow-up. BMC Public Health. 2018 Jan 18;18(1):157.

Gussenhoven AHM, Anema JR, Witte BI, Goverts ST, Kramer SE. The Effectiveness of a Vocational Enablement Protocol for Employees with Hearing Difficulties: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Trends Hear. 2017 Jan-Dec;21:2331216517692304. doi: 10.1177/2331216517692304.

Sewdas R, van der Beek AJ, de Wind A, van der Zwaan LGL, Boot CRL. Determinants of working until retirement compared to a transition to early retirement among older workers with and without chronic diseases: Results from a Dutch prospective cohort study. Scand J Public Health. 2018 May;46(3):400-408.

van der Beek AJ, Dennerlein JT, Huysmans MA, Mathiassen SE, Burdorf A, van Mechelen W, van Dieën JH, Frings-Dresen MH, Holtermann A, Janwantanakul P, van der Molen HF, Rempel D, Straker L, Walker-Bone K, Coenen P. A research framework for the development and implementation of interventions preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2017 Nov 1;43(6):526-539.

Suijkerbuijk YB, Schaafsma FG, van Mechelen JC, Ojajärvi A, Corbière M, Anema JR. Interventions for obtaining and maintaining employment in adults with severe mental illness, a network meta-analysis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Sep 12;9:CD011867.
Sewdas R, de Wind A, van der Zwaan LGL, van der Borg WE, Steenbeek R, van der Beek AJ, Boot CRL. Why older workers work beyond the retirement age: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 2017 Aug 22;17(1):672.

Merkus SL, Hoedeman R, Mæland S, Weerdesteijn KHN, Schaafsma FG, Jourdain M, Canevet JP, Rat C, Anema JR, Werner EL. Are there patient-related factors that influence sickness certification in patients with severe subjective health complaints? A cross-sectional exploratory study from different European countries. BMJ Open. 2017 Jul 21;7(7):e015025.

Havermans BM, Boot CRL, Houtman ILD, Brouwers EPM, Anema JR, van der Beek AJ. The role of autonomy and social support in the relation between psychosocial safety climate and stress in health care workers. BMC Public Health. 2017 Jun 8;17(1):558.

Scharn M, van der Beek AJ, Huisman M, de Wind A, Lindeboom M, Elbers CT, Geuskens GA, Boot CR. Predicting working beyond retirement in the Netherlands: an interdisciplinary approach involving occupational epidemiology and economics. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2017 Jul 1;43(4):326-336.

Oakman J, de Wind A, van den Heuvel SG, van der Beek AJ. Work characteristics predict the development of multi-site musculoskeletal pain. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2017 Oct;90(7):653-661.

Robroek SJW, Järvholm B, van der Beek AJ, Proper KI, Wahlström J, Burdorf A. Influence of obesity and physical workload on disability benefits among construction workers followed up for 37 years. Occup Environ Med. 2017 Sep;74(9):621-627.

Boot CR, van Drongelen A, Wolbers I, Hlobil H, van der Beek AJ, Smid T. Prediction of long-term and frequent sickness absence using company data. Occup Med (Lond). 2017 Feb 16.

Schelvis RM, Wiezer NM, van der Beek AJ, Twisk JW, Bohlmeijer ET, Oude Hengel KM. The effect of an organizational level participatory intervention in secondary vocational education on work-related health outcomes: results of a controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2017 Jan 31;17(1):141.

Tonnon SC, van der Veen R, Westerman MJ, Robroek SJ, van der Ploeg HP, van der Beek AJ, Proper KI. The Employer Perspective on Sustainable Employability in the Construction Industry. J Occup Environ Med. 2017 Jan;59(1):85-91.

Lammerts L, Schaafsma FG, Bonefaas-Groenewoud K, van Mechelen W, Anema J. Effectiveness of a return-to-work program for workers without an employment contract, sick-listed due to common mental disorders. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2016 Jun 1;42(6):469-480. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3588. Epub 2016 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 27571387.

Suman A, Dikkers MF, Schaafsma FG, van Tulder MW, Anema JR. Effectiveness of multifaceted implementation strategies for the implementation of back and neck pain guidelines in health care: a systematic review. Implement Sci. 2016 Sep 20;11(1):126.

Williams-Whitt K, Bültmann U, Amick B 3rd, Munir F, Tveito TH, Anema JR; Hopkinton Conference Working Group on Workplace Disability Prevention. Workplace Interventions to Prevent Disability from Both the Scientific and Practice Perspectives: A Comparison of Scientific Literature, Grey Literature and Stakeholder Observations. J Occup Rehabil. 2016 Dec;26(4):417-433.

Shaw WS, Main CJ, Pransky G, Nicholas MK, Anema JR, Linton SJ; Hopkinton Conference Working Group on Workplace Disability Prevention. Employer Policies and Practices to Manage and Prevent Disability: Foreword to the Special Issue. J Occup Rehabil. 2016 Dec;26(4):394-398.

van Egmond MP, Duijts SF, Jonker MA, van der Beek AJ, Anema JR. Effectiveness of a tailored return to work program for cancer survivors with job loss: results of a randomized controlled trial. Acta Oncol. 2016 Sep – Oct;55(9-10):1210-1219.

Ketelaar SM, Schaafsma FG, Geldof MF, Kraaijeveld RA, Boot CRL, Shaw WS, Bültmann U, Anema JR. Implementation of the Participatory Approach for Supervisors to Increase Self-Efficacy in Addressing Risk of Sick Leave of Employees: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. J Occup Rehabil. 2017 Jun;27(2):247-257.

de Kroon ML, Bulthuis J, Mulder W, Schaafsma FG, Anema JR. Reducing sick leave of Dutch vocational school students: adaptation of a sick leave protocol using the intervention mapping process. Int J Public Health. 2016 Dec;61(9):1039-1047.

de Wind A, van der Pas S, Blatter BM, van der Beek AJ. A life course perspective on working beyond retirement-results from a longitudinal study in the Netherlands. BMC Public Health. 2016 Jun 10;16:499.

Burdorf A, van der Beek AJ. To RCT or not to RCT: evidence on effectiveness of return-to-work interventions. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2016 Jul 1;42(4):257-9.

Havermans BM, Schlevis RM, Boot CR, Brouwers EP, Anema J, van der Beek AJ. Process variables in organizational stress management intervention evaluation research: a systematic review. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2016 Sep 1;42(5):371-81.

van Vilsteren M, Boot CR, Twisk JW, van Schaardenburg D, Steenbeek R, Voskuyl AE, Anema JR. Effectiveness of an integrated care intervention on supervisor support and work functioning of workers with rheumatoid arthritis. Disabil Rehabil. 2017 Feb;39(4):354-362.

Lammerts L, Schaafsma FG, van Mechelen W, Anema JR. Execution of a participatory supportive return to work program within the Dutch social security sector: a qualitative evaluation of stakeholders’ perceptions. BMC Public Health. 2016 Apr 14;16:323.

van Vilsteren M, Boot CR, Twisk JW, Steenbeek R, Voskuyl AE, van Schaardenburg D, Anema JR. One Year Effects of a Workplace Integrated Care Intervention for Workers with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Occup Rehabil. 2017 Mar;27(1):128-136.

Kraaijeveld RA, Schaafsma FG, Ketelaar SM, Boot CR, Bültmann U, Anema JR. Implementation of the participatory approach for supervisors to prevent sick leave: a process evaluation. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2016 Jul;89(5):847-56.

Lammerts L, Schaafsma FG, van Mechelen W, Anema JR. Process Evaluation of a Participatory Supportive Return to Work Program for Workers Without a Permanent Employment Contract, Sick-Listed Due to a Common Mental Disorder. J Occup Rehabil. 2017 Jun;27(2):159-172.

van Vilsteren M, Boot CR, Voskuyl AE, Steenbeek R, van Schaardenburg D, Anema JR. Process Evaluation of a Workplace Integrated Care Intervention for Workers with Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Occup Rehabil. 2016 Sep;26(3):382-91.

Pas LW, Boot CR, van der Beek AJ, Proper KI. The prevalence of implementation of mental health measures in companies and its association with sickness absence. Public Health. 2016 Mar;132:79-85.

Schaafsma FG, Anema JR, van der Beek AJ. Back pain: Prevention and management in the workplace. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Jun;29(3):483-94.

Ainpradub K, Sitthipornvorakul E, Janwantanakul P, van der Beek AJ. Effect of education on non-specific neck and low back pain: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Man Ther. 2016 Apr;22:31-41.

van Scheppingen AR, ten Have KC, Zwetsloot GJ, Kok G, van Mechelen W. Determining organisation-specific factors for developing health interventions in companies by a Delphi procedure: Organisational Mapping. J Health Psychol. 2015 Dec;20(12):1509-22.

Van Eerd D, Munhall C, Irvin E, Rempel D, Brewer S, van der Beek AJ, Dennerlein JT, Tullar J, Skivington K, Pinion C, Amick B. Effectiveness of workplace interventions in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders and symptoms: an update of the evidence. Occup Environ Med. 2016 Jan;73(1):62-70.

van Vilsteren M, van Oostrom SH, de Vet HC, Franche RL, Boot CR, Anema JR. Workplace interventions to prevent work disability in workers on sick leave. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Oct 5;(10):CD006955.

Boot CR, de Kruif AT, Shaw WS, van der Beek AJ, Deeg DJ, Abma T. Factors Important for Work Participation Among Older Workers with Depression, Cardiovascular Disease, and Osteoarthritis: A Mixed Method Study. J Occup Rehabil. 2016 Jun;26(2):160-72.

van der Beek AJ. Primary preventive effects of a multifaceted workplace intervention on low back pain. Pain. 2015 Sep;156(9):1583-4.

Lammerts L, Schaafsma FG, Eikelenboom M, Vermeulen SJ, van Mechelen W, Anema JR, Penninx BW. Longitudinal Associations Between Biopsychosocial Factors and Sustainable Return to Work of Sick-Listed Workers with a Depressive or Anxiety Disorder. J Occup Rehabil. 2016 Mar;26(1):70-9.

Damman OC, van der Beek AJ, Timmermans DR. Employees are ambivalent about health checks in the occupational setting. Occup Med (Lond). 2015 Aug;65(6):451-8.

Volker D, Zijlstra-Vlasveld MC, Anema JR, Beekman AT, Brouwers EP, Emons WH, van Lomwel AG, van der Feltz-Cornelis CM. Effectiveness of a blended web-based intervention on return to work for sick-listed employees with common mental disorders: results of a cluster randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. 2015 May 13;17(5):e116.

van der Meer EW, Boot CR, van der Gulden JW, Knol DL, Jungbauer FH, Coenraads PJ, Anema JR. Hands4U: the effects of a multifaceted implementation strategy on hand eczema prevalence in a healthcare setting. Results of a randomized controlled trial. Contact Dermatitis. 2015 May;72(5):312-24.

de Wind A, Geuskens GA, Ybema JF, Bongers PM, van der Beek AJ. The role of ability, motivation, and opportunity to work in the transition from work to early retirement–testing and optimizing the Early Retirement Model. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2015 Jan;41(1):24-35.

Lammerts L, Schaafsma FG, Eikelenboom M, Vermeulen SJ, van Mechelen W, Anema JR, Penninx BW. Longitudinal Associations Between Biopsychosocial Factors and Sustainable Return to Work of Sick-Listed Workers with a Depressive or Anxiety Disorder. J Occup Rehabil 2015 Jun 21.

Coffeng JK, van Sluijs EM, Hendriksen IJ, van Mechelen W, Boot CR. Physical Activity and Relaxation During and After Work are Independently Associated With the Need for Recovery. J Phys Act Health 2015 Jan;12(1):109-15.

Geraedts AS, Kleiboer AM, Twisk J, Wiezer NM, van Mechelen W, Cuijpers P. Long-term results of a web-based guided self-help intervention for employees with depressive symptoms: randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res 2014;16(7):e168.

Lammerts L, Vermeulen SJ, Schaafsma FG, van Mechelen W, Anema JR. Return to work of workers without a permanent employment contract, sick-listed due to a common mental disorder: design of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health 2014;14:594.

Coffeng JK, Boot CRL, Duijts SF, Twisk JW, van Mechelen W, Hendriksen IJ. Effectiveness of a worksite social & physical environment intervention on need for recovery, physical activity and relaxation; results of a randomized controlled trial. PLoS One 2014;9(12):e114860.

Wierenga D, Engbers LH, van Empelen P, De Moes KJ, Wittink H, Grundemann R, van Mechelen W. The implementation of multiple lifestyle interventions in two organizations: a process evaluation. J Occup Environ Med 2014 Nov;56(11):1195-206.

van Scheppingen AR, de Vroome EM, Ten Have KC, Bos EH, Zwetsloot GI, van Mechelen W. Inducing a health-promoting change process within an organization: the effectiveness of a large-scale intervention on social capital, openness, and autonomous motivation toward health. J Occup Environ Med 2014 Nov;56(11):1128-36.

van Scheppingen AR, de Vroome EM, Ten Have KC, Zwetsloot GJ, Wiezer N, van Mechelen W. Vitality at work and its associations with lifestyle, self-determination, organizational culture, and with employees’ performance and sustainable employability. Work 2014 Sep 23.

Geraedts AS, Fokkema M, Kleiboer AM, Smit F, Wiezer NW, Majo MC, van Mechelen W, Cuijpers P, Penninx BW. The Longitudinal Prediction of Costs due to Health Care Uptake and Productivity Losses in a Cohort of Employees With and Without Depression or Anxiety. J Occup Environ Med 2014 Aug;56(8):794-801.

van Scheppingen AR, de Vroome EM, Ten Have KC, Zwetsloot GI, Bos EH, van Mechelen W. Motivations for health and their associations with lifestyle, work style, health, vitality, and employee productivity. J Occup Environ Med 2014 May;56(5):540-6.

Geraedts AS, Kleiboer AM, Wiezer NM, van Mechelen W, Cuijpers P. Short-term effects of a web-based guided self-help intervention for employees with depressive symptoms: randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res 2014;16(5):e121.

Vonk Noordegraaf A, Anema J, van Mechelen W, Knol D, van Baal W, van Kesteren P, Brölmann H, Huirne J. A personalised eHealth programme reduces the duration until return to work after gynaecological surgery: results of a multicentre randomised trial. BJOG 2014 Feb 11.

Coffeng JK, Hendriksen IJ, Duijts SF, Twisk JW, van Mechelen W, Boot CRL. Effectiveness of a combined social and physical environmental intervention on presenteeism, absenteeism, work performance, and work engagement in office employees. J Occup Environ Med 2014 Mar;56(3):258-65.

Coffeng JK, van Sluijs EM, Hendriksen IJ, van Mechelen W, Boot CRL. Physical Activity and Relaxation During and After Work are Independently Associated With Need for Recovery. J Phys Act Health 2014 Feb 5.

Vehtari A, Reijonsaari K, Kahilakoski OP, Paananen M, van Mechelen W, Taimela S. The Influence of Selective Participation in a Physical Activity Intervention on the Generalizability of Findings. J Occup Environ Med 2014 Jan 13.

van der Starre RE, Coffeng JK, Hendriksen IJ, van Mechelen W, Boot CRL. Associations between overweight, obesity, health measures and need for recovery in office employees: a cross-sectional analysis. BMC Public Health 2013;13(1):1207.

Wierenga D, Engbers LH, van EP, Duijts S, Hildebrandt VH, van Mechelen W. What is actually measured in process evaluations for worksite health promotion programs: a systematic review. BMC Public Health 2013;13(1):1190.

Coffeng JK, Hendriksen IJ, van Mechelen W, Boot CR. Process evaluation of a worksite social and physical environmental intervention. J Occup Environ Med 2013 Dec;55(12):1409-20.

Vonk Noordegraaf A, Anema J, Louwerse M, Heymans M, van Mechelen W, Brolmann H, Huirne J. Prediction of time to return to work after gynaecological surgery: a prospective cohort study in the Netherlands. BJOG 2013 Nov 19.

Geraedts AS, Kleiboer AM, Wiezer NM, van Mechelen W, Cuijpers P. Web-based guided self-help for employees with depressive symptoms (Happy@Work): design of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry 2013 Feb 18;13(1):61.

Verweij LM, Proper KI, Weel AN, Hulshof CT, van Mechelen W. Long-term effects of an occupational health guideline on employees’ body weight-related outcomes, cardiovascular disease risk factors, and quality of life: results from a randomized controlled trial. Scand J Work Environ Health 2013 Jan 3.

Vonk Noordegraaf A, Huirne JA, Pittens CA, van Mechelen W, Broerse JE, Brölmann HA, Anema JR. eHealth Program to Empower Patients in Returning to Normal Activities and Work After Gynecological Surgery: Intervention Mapping as a Useful Method for Development. J Med Internet Res 2012;14(5):e124.

Wierenga D, Engbers LH, van Empelen P, Hildebrandt VH, van Mechelen W. The design of a real-time formative evaluation of the implementation process of lifestyle interventions at two worksites using a 7-step strategy (BRAVO@Work). BMC Public Health 2012 Aug 7;12(1):619.

Reijonsaari K, Vehtari A, Kahilakoski O, van Mechelen W, Aro T, Taimela S. The effectiveness of physical activity monitoring and distance counseling in an occupational setting – Results from a randomized controlled trial (CoAct). BMC Public Health 2012;12(1):344.

Verweij LM, Proper KI, Weel AN, Hulshof CT, van Mechelen W. The application of an occupational health guideline reduces sedentary behaviour and increases fruit intake at work: results from an RCT. Occup Environ Med 2012; 69(7):500-507.

Strijk JE, Proper KI, van der Beek AJ, van Mechelen W. A worksite vitality intervention to improve older workers’ lifestyle and vitality-related outcomes: results of a randomised controlled trial. J Epidemiol Community Health 2012; 66(11):1071-1078.

Vlasveld MC, van der Feltz-Cornelis CM, Adèr HJ, Anema JR, Hoedeman R, van Mechelen W, Beekman AT. Collaborative care for major depressive disorder in an occupational healthcare setting. Br J Psychiatry 2011; 200(6):510-511.

Groeneveld IF, Proper KI, Absalah S, van der Beek AJ, van Mechelen W. An individually based lifestyle intervention for workers at risk for cardiovascular disease: a process evaluation. Am J Health Promot 2011;25(6):396-401.

Verweij LM, Proper KI, Hulshof CTJ, van Mechelen W. Process evaluation of an occupational health guideline aimed at preventing weight gain among employees. J Occup Environ Med 2011;53(7):722-729.

van Wier MF, Dekkers JC, Hendriksen IJM, Heymans MW, Ariens GAM, Pronk NP, Smid T, van Mechelen W. Effectiveness of phone and e-mail lifestyle counseling for long term weight control among overweight employees. J Occup Environ Med 2011;53(6):680-686.

Dekkers JC, van Wier MF, Ariens GA, Hendriksen IJ, Pronk NP, Smid T, van Mechelen W. Comparative effectiveness of lifestyle interventions on cardiovascular risk factors among a Dutch overweight working population: A randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health 2011;11(1):49.

Vermeulen SJ, Anema JR, Schellart AJ, Knol DL, van Mechelen W, van der Beek AJ. A Participatory Return-to-Work Intervention for Temporary Agency Workers and Unemployed Workers Sick-Listed Due to Musculoskeletal Disorders: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Occup Rehabil 2011 21(3):313-324.

Groeneveld IF, Proper KI, van der Beek AJ, van Mechelen W. Sustained body weight reduction by an individual-based lifestyle intervention for workers in the construction industry at risk for cardiovascular disease: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Prev Med 2010;51(3-4):240-246.

Uegaki K, de Bruijne MC, van der Beek AJ, van Mechelen W, van Tulder MW. Economic Evaluations of Occupational Health Interventions from a Company’s Perspective: A Systematic Review of Methods to Estimate the Cost of Health-Related Productivity Loss. J Occup Rehabil 2010; 21(1):90-99.

Verweij LM, Coffeng J, van Mechelen W, Proper KI. Meta-analyses of workplace physical activity and dietary behaviour interventions on weight outcomes. Obes Rev 2010;12(6):406-429.

Hurley D, Eadie J, O’Donoghue G, Kelly C, Lonsdale C, Guerin S, Tully MA, van Mechelen W, McDonough SM, Boreham CA, Heneghan C, Daly L. Physiotherapy for sleep disturbance in chronic low back pain: a feasibility randomised controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2010; Apr 16;11:70.

van Oostrom SH, van Mechelen W, Terluin B, de Vet HCW, Knol DL, Anema JR. A workplace intervention for sick-listed employees with distress: results of a randomised controlled trial. Occup Environ Med 2010; 69(9):596-602.

Groeneveld IF, Proper KI, van der Beek AJ, Hildebrandt VH, van Mechelen W. Lifestyle-focused interventions at the workplace to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease–a systematic review. Scand J Work Environ Health 2010;36(3):202-215.

Hurley DA, O’Donoghue G, Tully MA, Moffett J, van Mechelen W, Daly L, Boreham CA, McDonough SM. A walking programme and a supervised exercise class versus usual physiotherapy for chronic low back pain: a single-blinded randomised controlled trial. (The Supervised Walking In comparison to Fitness Training for Back Pain (SWIFT) Trial). BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2009; Jul 2;10:79.

Steenstra IA, Knol DL, Bongers PM, Anema JR, van Mechelen W, de Vet HCW. What works best for whom? An exploratory, subgroup analysis in a randomized, controlled trial on the effectiveness of a workplace intervention in low back pain patients on return to work. Spine (Phila Pa 1976 ) 2009;34(12):1243-1249.

van Oostrom SH, Driessen MT, de Vet HCW, Franche RL, Schonstein E, Loisel P, van Mechelen W, Anema JR. Workplace interventions for preventing work disability. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009;(2):CD006955.

Rebergen DS, Bruinvels DJ, Bezemer PD, van der Beek AJ, van Mechelen W. Guideline-based care of common mental disorders by occupational physicians (CO-OP study): a randomized controlled trial. J Occup Environ Med 2009;51(3):305-312.

Roelofs PDDM, Bierma-Zeinstra SMA, van Poppel MNM, Jellema P, Willemsen SP, van Tulder MW, van Mechelen W, Koes BW. Lumbar supports to prevent recurrent low back pain among home care workers: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2007;147(10):685-692.

Rebergen DS, Bruinvels DJ, van der Beek AJ, van Mechelen W. Design of a randomized controlled trial on the effects of counseling of mental health problems by occupational physicians on return to work: the CO-OP-study. BMC Public Health 2007; Jul 26;7:183.

Bakker I, Terluin B, van Marwijk HWJ, van der Windt DAWM, Rijmen F, van Mechelen W, Stalman WAB. A cluster-randomised trial evaluating an intervention for patients with stress-related mental disorders and sick leave in primary care. PLoS Clin Trials 2007;2(6):e26.

Hlobil H, Uegaki K, Staal JB, de Bruyne MC, Smid T, van Mechelen W. Substantial sick-leave costs savings due to a graded activity intervention for workers with non-specific sub-acute low back pain. Eur Spine J 2007;16(7):919-924.

Engbers LH, van Poppel MNM, van Mechelen W. Modest effects of a controlled worksite environmental intervention on cardiovascular risk in office workers. Prev Med 2007;44(4):356-362.

Anema JR, Steenstra IA, Bongers PM, de Vet HCW, Knol DL, Loisel P, van Mechelen W. Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for subacute low back pain: graded activity or workplace intervention or both? A randomized controlled trial. Spine (Phila Pa 1976 ) 2007;32(3):291-298.

Engbers LH, van Poppel MNM, Chinapaw MJM, van Mechelen W. The effects of a controlled worksite environmental intervention on determinants of dietary behavior and self-reported fruit, vegetable and fat intake. BMC Public Health 2006; Oct 17;6:253.

Steenstra IA, Anema JR, Bongers PM, de Vet HCW, Knol DL, van Mechelen W. The effectiveness of graded activity for low back pain in occupational healthcare. Occup Environ Med 2006;63(11):718-725.

Bakker IM, Terluin B, van Marwijk HWJ, Gundy CM, Smit JH, van Mechelen W, Stalman WAH. Effectiveness of a Minimal Intervention for Stress-related mental disorders with Sick leave (MISS); study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial in general practice [ISRCTN43779641]. BMC Public Health 2006; May 4;6:124.

Heymans MW, de Vet HCW, Bongers PM, Knol DL, Koes BW, van Mechelen W. The effectiveness of high-intensity versus low-intensity back schools in an occupational setting: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Spine (Phila Pa 1976 ) 2006;31(10):1075-1082.

Hlobil H, Staal JB, Twisk JWR, Koke AJA, Ariëns GAM, Smid T, van Mechelen W. The effects of a graded activity intervention for low back pain in occupational health on sick leave, functional status and pain: 12-month results of a randomized controlled trial. J Occup Rehabil 2005;15(4):569-580.

Hlobil H, Staal JB, Spoelstra M, Ariëns GAM, Smid T, van Mechelen W. Effectiveness of a return-to-work intervention for subacute low-back pain. Scand J Work Environ Health 2005;31(4):249-257.

Engbers LH, van Poppel MNM, Chinapaw MJM, van Mechelen W. Worksite health promotion programs with environmental changes: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2005;29(1):61-70.

Staal JB, Hlobil H, Twisk JWR, Smid T, Koke AJA, van Mechelen W. Graded activity for low back pain in occupational health care: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med 2004;140(2):77-84.

Proper KI, Hildebrandt VH, van der Beek AJ, Twisk JWR, van Mechelen W. Effect of individual counseling on physical activity fitness and health: a randomized controlled trial in a workplace setting. Am J Prev Med 2003;24(3):218-226.

Proper KI, Koning M, van der Beek AJ, Hildebrandt VH, Bosscher RJ, van Mechelen W. The effectiveness of worksite physical activity programs on physical activity, physical fitness, and health. Clin J Sport Med 2003;13(2):106-117.

Proper KI, van der Beek AJ, Hildebrandt VH, Twisk JWR, van Mechelen W. Short term effect of feedback on fitness and health measurements on self reported appraisal of the stage of change. Br J Sports Med 2003;37(6):529-534.

Proper KI, Staal BJ, Hildebrandt VH, van der Beek AJ, van Mechelen W. Effectiveness of physical activity programs at worksites with respect to work-related outcomes. Scand J Work Environ Health 2002;28(2):75-84.

Staal JB, Hlobil H, van Tulder MW, Koke AJA, Smid T, van Mechelen W. Return-to-work interventions for low back pain: a descriptive review of contents and concepts of working mechanisms. Sports Med 2002;32(4):251-267.

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