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Despite the extensive literature on work ability, few studies have looked at variables associated with work ability of nurses working fixed versus rotating shifts. The study aims were to explore variables contributing to work ability and to examine the association of demographic, job satisfaction, and work shift to work ability. A cross-sectional d...
Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Research
Assessment of work ability is an important aspect of occupational medical services, the main goal being to maintain employees’ health, well-being and efficiency. The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare the work ability of workers employed by two machinery factories. We used the Work Ability Index (WAI) questionnaire to assess 165 workers o...
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
PurposeUsing a 2-year follow-up design, we examined whether changes in work ability during 1 year predicted sickness absence in the following year.MethodsWorkers (N = 1408) from the Japanese information technology sector each completed the Work Ability Index (WAI), the Brief Job Stress Questionnaire (BJSQ), and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ...
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®
BackgroundPatients sustaining a fractured neck of the femur are typically of advanced age with multiple comorbidities. As a consequence, the proportion of these patients receiving warfarin therapy is approximately 10%. There are currently few studies investigating outcomes in this subset of patients.Questions/purposesThe purpose of this study was t...
Tijdschrift voor gezondheidswetenschappen
De vragenlijst Arbeid en Re-integratie (VAR-2) meet de psychosociale arbeidsbelasting. Een aantal items van de VAR-2 hebben betrekking op de beperkingen die werknemers ondervinden in hun werk door lichamelijke of psychische klachten. De Work Ability Index (WAI) is wereldwijd een veelgebruikte vragenlijst om het werkvermogen te meten. De vraagstelli...
The present study investigates the impact of chronotype, social jetlag and sleep duration on self-perceived health, measured by Work Ability Index (WAI), within an industrial setting. Between 2011 and 2013, 2474 day and shift workers participated in a health check offered by an occupational health promotion program and filled out the Munich ChronoT...
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ObjectiveTo determine whether the Work Ability Index (WAI), a short 7-item self-report questionnaire addressing issues of perceived disability, impairment, and expectations for resuming work, predicts application for disability pension, recommendations for further treatment, and other adverse work-related criteria in patients with chronic back pain...
Work (Reading, Mass.)
While perceived occupational stress had an apparent impact on WAI, and WAI has been demonstrated to be predictive of early retirement, more intensive and employee group-specific stress management interventions are being implemented beyond traditional strategies of routine occupational medical surveillance.
Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
BackgroundThe aim of this study was to investigate whether self-reports of work ability correlated to the results of quantitative tests measuring physical capacity and a questionnaire assessing psychological mood in vibration-exposed patients with hand symptoms.MethodsThe participants comprised 47 patients (36 men and eleven women) with exposure to...
BMC Public Health
BackgroundAlthough data from longitudinal studies are sparse, effort-reward imbalance (ERI) seems to affect work ability. However, the potential pathway from restricted work ability to ERI must also be considered. Therefore, the aim of our study was to analyse cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between ERI and work ability and vice versa...