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.