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Work ability (WA) and work functioning (WF) instruments can be useful in occupational health practice. The reproducibility of both instruments is important to their relevance for daily practice. Clinimetrics concerns the methodological and statistical quality of instruments and their performance in practice.
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Name: Occupational medicine (Oxford, England)
The shortage in Hong Kong of construction workers is expected to worsen in future due to the aging population and increasing construction activity. Construction work is dangerous and to help reduce th...
Background and aims Musculoskeletal pain may negatively affect work ability, especially when work demands are high and/or physical capacity of the worker is low. This study investigated the associatio...
Work ability meetings (WAMs) are planned discussions between an employee, a manager and an occupational physician (OP) to support work ability and return to work (RTW). During the last decade, WAMs be...
Our purpose was to investigate the possible mediating role of active coping and passive coping between self-reported health complaints and functional limitations, as assessed by an insurance physician...
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The study compares the effects of two add-on interventions in primary care rehabilitation, on work ability and psychological health, in workers with common mental disorders. One interventi...
A randomized intervention study to promote work recovery and work ability among micro-entrepreneurs. The main aim is to investigate if the use of Recovery! -application results in better w...
This research has been designed to learn whether getting regular and specific feedback about work performance with small rewards for meeting goals helps people to improve their job perform...
The aim of this project is to explore if monitoring physical activity including feedback can have any effect on physical activity level, function, work ability, health related quality of l...
The project will investigate levels of physical, psychosocial functions and inflammatory biomarkers in a group of patients who by self-assessment indicates a perceived risk of decline in w...
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Physiological or psychological effects of periods of work which may be fixed or flexible such as flexitime, work shifts, and rotating shifts.
RESPIRATORY MUSCLE contraction during INHALATION. The work is accomplished in three phases: LUNG COMPLIANCE work, that required to expand the LUNGS against its elastic forces; tissue resistance work, that required to overcome the viscosity of the lung and chest wall structures; and AIRWAY RESISTANCE work, that required to overcome airway resistance during the movement of air into the lungs. Work of breathing does not refer to expiration, which is entirely a passive process caused by elastic recoil of the lung and chest cage. (Guyton, Textbook of Medical Physiology, 8th ed, p406)
The use of community resources, individual case work, or group work to promote the adaptive capacities of individuals in relation to their social and economic environments. It includes social service agencies.
Measure of how well someone performs given tasks at their place of work.