Category Archives: Work functioning

Cochrane review on interventions to facilitate return to work

PredSL PI Ute Bültmann contributed to a Cochrane Review on interventions to facilitate return to work in adults with adjustment disorders that was published today.

Adjustment disorders are a frequent cause of sick leave and various interventions have been developed to expedite the return to work (RTW) of individuals on sick leave due to adjustment disorders. The review assesses the effects of interventions facilitating RTW for workers with acute or chronic adjustment disorders and discusses results from nine studies reporting on 10 psychological interventions and one combined intervention in 1546 participants.


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Femke Abma defends PhD thesis on work functioning

On 31 October Femke Abma, PhD student in PredSL PI Ute Bültmann’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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