Monthly Archives: October 2012

Femke Abma defends PhD thesis on work functioning

On 31 October Femke Abma, PhD student in PredSL PI Ute B├╝ltmann’s group, will defend her thesis entitled ‘Work functioning development and evaluation of a measurement tool’.

In recent years, a change in the attention of occupational healthcare in the Netherlands from return-to-work towards stay-at-work has occurred. The shift towards stay at work requires new interventions and measures to assess effectiveness of interventions and to monitor work functioning. The thesis describes the development of a generic instrument that evaluates health-related work functioning to facilitate actions towards optimal functioning at work, sustainable work participation and work reintegration. The full press release is available from the RuG website.

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