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12-mo intervention of physical exercise improved work ability, especially in subjects with low baseline work ability.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature258283
Source
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Apr;11(4):3859-69
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2014
Author
Oili Kettunen
Timo Vuorimaa
Tommi Vasankari
Author Affiliation
Department of Health and Exercise & Paavo Nurmi Center, University of Turku, 20520 Turku, Finland. oili.kettunen@vierumaki.fi.
Source
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Apr;11(4):3859-69
Date
Apr-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Exercise
Female
Finland
Humans
Life Style
Male
Middle Aged
Oxygen - metabolism
Physical Fitness
Questionnaires
Work Capacity Evaluation
Young Adult
Abstract
This study's objective was to assess the effects of a 12-month physical exercise intervention on work ability (WAI) and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in healthy working adults.
The study group had 371 participants, of which 338 (212 women and 126 men) were allocated in the exercise group and 33 (17 women and 16 men) in the control group. The exercise group underwent a 12-month exercise program followed by a 12-month follow-up. WAI and CRF were evaluated at baseline, and at 4, 8, 12, and 24 study months, in both exercise and control groups. The exercise group was divided into subgroups according to baseline WAI classifications (poor/moderate, good, excellent).
During the 12-month exercise intervention, the exercise group increased their leisure-time physical activity by 71% (p = 0.016) and improved the mean WAI by 3% and CRF by 7% (p
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24714059 View in PubMed
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Ability-based notions of health and disease in the Norwegian social security system.

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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2011 Jun 3;131(11):1097-100
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-3-2011
Author
Hans Magnus Solli
Author Affiliation
Research Unit, Vestfold Mental Health Care Trust, Norway. hmsolli@online.no
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2011 Jun 3;131(11):1097-100
Date
Jun-3-2011
Language
English
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Diagnosis
Disability Evaluation
Disabled Persons
Goals
Health status
Humans
Insurance, Health
Norway
Philosophy, Medical
Social Environment
Social Security
Work Capacity Evaluation
PubMed ID
21681241 View in PubMed
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Lakartidningen. 2003 May 15;100(20):1830
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-15-2003
Author
Bo Norberg
Source
Lakartidningen. 2003 May 15;100(20):1830
Date
May-15-2003
Language
Swedish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Disability Evaluation
Humans
Rehabilitation, Vocational
Sick Leave - statistics & numerical data - trends
Sweden
Work Capacity Evaluation
Notes
Comment On: Lakartidningen. 2003 Apr 30;100(18):1653-412789815
PubMed ID
12806869 View in PubMed
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Abuse of alcohol and disability pension. The effect of the liberalization in Sweden in 1977.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature12956
Source
Scand J Soc Med. 1982;10(3):113-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
1982
Author
J O Hörnquist
Source
Scand J Soc Med. 1982;10(3):113-8
Date
1982
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Alcoholism - epidemiology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Disability Evaluation
Female
Humans
Legislation
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Middle Aged
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Sex Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Sweden
Work Capacity Evaluation
Abstract
Social reforms are often introduced solely on the basis of theoretical considerations without any empirical research. Thus, it is often an urgent matter to evaluate the real effects of a reform. In this investigation, the increased possibilities for abusers to obtain disability pensions that came into force in Sweden 1977-01-01 have been examined. A representative sample of 15 percent of all applications in the county of Ostergötland in 1975 has been compared with a corresponding one in 1978. As expected, the number of abusers of alcohol among the applicants increased. The proportion of male abusers rose from 13.5 in 1975 to 22 percent in 1978. Despite a levelling off of differences in the civil status in 1978, the abusers were still in a substantially weaker social position than the other applicants. In contrast to the other applicants, no traces of increased efforts towards vocational rehabilitation can be noted among the abusers in 1978. This is quite remarkable since, according to the preceding official report, liberalization was not meant to replace meaningful efforts of rehabilitation. In 1978, the whole group of applicants were younger and they lived more frequently in large, densely populated areas. Furthermore, the number of women increased so that they were in a majority among the applicants in 1978. These changes probably reflect structural changes in society, especially in the labour market. This is the final report of an independent study in the research project "Abuse of alcohol - Disability pension - Quality of life".
PubMed ID
6984222 View in PubMed
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[Achieving the optimal functional state in younger schoolchildren by alternating their posture in the classroom]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature38363
Source
Gig Sanit. 1988 Nov;(11):75-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-1988

[A comparative analysis of different approaches to identifying cardiovascular diseases in coal miners during medical selection]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature49975
Source
Lik Sprava. 1999 Mar;(2):130-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-1999
Author
L N Sizonenko
V V Cherkesov
Source
Lik Sprava. 1999 Mar;(2):130-5
Date
Mar-1999
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis
Coal Mining
Comparative Study
Echocardiography
Electrocardiography
English Abstract
Exercise Test
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases - diagnosis
Personnel Selection - methods
Risk factors
Ukraine
Work Capacity Evaluation
Abstract
An expert evaluation of identifiability of cardiovascular diseases was carried out together with a clinical and functional examination of certain groups of miners of basic underground occupations at different ages and lengths of service, that showed a high incidence of cardiovascular diseases along with a low informative value of methodical approaches, indices and criteria used for their diagnosis in conducting preliminary and periodic health check-ups. To improve the quality of diagnosis of diseases of the circulatory system it is necessary that standardized methods of investigation should be employed together with consistent indices of high informative value as well as a purposive training of physicians.
PubMed ID
10424067 View in PubMed
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The actions of the social insurance agency regarding long-term sickness absentees before and after a medical assessment--a study of 384 case files.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature271604
Source
Disabil Rehabil. 2015;37(18):1683-91
Publication Type
Article
Date
2015
Author
Staffan Marklund
Göran Lundh
Klas Gustafsson
Jürgen Linder
Pia Svedberg
Kristina Alexanderson
Source
Disabil Rehabil. 2015;37(18):1683-91
Date
2015
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Disability Evaluation
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Pensions
Rehabilitation, Vocational
Retrospective Studies
Return to work
Sick Leave
Social Work
Sweden
Work Capacity Evaluation
Young Adult
Abstract
The purpose of this article is to investigate actions taken by the Social Insurance Agency (SIA) for long-term sickness absentees and possible associations of this with future sick leave or disability pension.
For 384 long-term sickness absentees who had had a multidisciplinary medical assessment (MMA) during 2001-2006, three types of data were obtained: (1) case file information about SIA actions, (2) suggested rehabilitation measures from the MMA and (3) sickness absence and disability pension data.
Most individuals had been subject to a range of actions by the SIA. Sixty percent had been invited to a coordination meeting, and half of those who assessed by the MMA for vocational rehabilitation were approved to get it by the SIA. Few SIA actions were associated with full or partial return to work.
Although the studied individuals had been on sick leave for a long time, the number of SIA actions related to vocational rehabilitation was limited and came late in the sick-leave spell. The information from the MMA was often not used as a basis for further SIA action and seldom resulted in return to work. The positive MMA views on the potential of vocational rehabilitation were not met by SIA actions.
Suggestions on vocational rehabilitation from a medical assessment was in many cases not used by the social insurance agency in relationship to long-term sickness absentees. Active rehabilitation measures by the social insurance agency were few and came late in the sickness absence process. Few of the activities taken by the social insurance agency enhanced return to work.
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25354147 View in PubMed
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[Active measures for promoting the employment of aging workers--report of an inclusive European Union Specialty Congress in Turku, Finland].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature196979
Source
Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2000 Aug;33(4):262-4
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Article
Date
Aug-2000
Author
G. Naegele
Author Affiliation
Institut für Gerontologie, Universität Dortmund.
Source
Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2000 Aug;33(4):262-4
Date
Aug-2000
Language
German
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Article
Keywords
Aged
Employment - trends
Europe
European Union
Female
Finland
Forecasting
Geriatric Assessment
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Work Capacity Evaluation
Abstract
This article summarizes the most important results of the Turku Conference on active strategies for an aging workforce, which took place in Turku/Finland in 1999. About 140 experts from all EU-member states participated. The article can be seen as a contribution to the current change in the debate on labor market policy concerning older workers in Germany.
PubMed ID
11028276 View in PubMed
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[Age dynamics of functional parameters in men in the Polar region].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature117718
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Adv Gerontol. 2013;26(4):647-51
Publication Type
Article
Date
2013
Author
Iu G Solonin
E R Boiko
A L Markov
Source
Adv Gerontol. 2013;26(4):647-51
Date
2013
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone - analysis
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Aging - physiology
Body mass index
Cold Climate - adverse effects
Health Status Indicators
Health Surveys
Heart Function Tests - methods
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Muscle strength
Population Dynamics
Postural Balance
Psychomotor Performance
Russia - epidemiology
Testosterone - analysis
Work Capacity Evaluation
Abstract
In order to test the hypothesis about rapid involution of functional parameters in residents in the Polar region, the functional parameters in men of 20-69 years have been compared in cross-sectional study. There is a tendency to a steady decrease of height, strength indices, parameter of muscle working capacity, balancing of the body when standing on one leg, vital capacity, cardiac output, tolerance to hypoxemia, level of physical health, adrenocorticotropic hormone and testosterone levels and an increase of body mass index, index of coordination (impairment of motor coordination), time of visual-motor response, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, index of functional changes, insulin level. More pronounced decline of functions is observed in men after 50 years.
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24738254 View in PubMed
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Age-related physical fitness and the predictive values of fitness tests for work ability in home care work.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature193589
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J Occup Environ Med. 2001 Aug;43(8):723-30
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-2001
Author
T. Pohjonen
Author Affiliation
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Physiology, Laajaniityntie 1, FIN-01620 Vantaa, Finland. tiina.pohjonen@occuphealth.fi
Source
J Occup Environ Med. 2001 Aug;43(8):723-30
Date
Aug-2001
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Age Factors
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Female
Finland
Follow-Up Studies
Home Care Services - manpower
Homemaker Services - manpower
Humans
Middle Aged
Physical Endurance
Physical Fitness
Questionnaires
Time Factors
Work Capacity Evaluation
Abstract
Despite the widespread assessment of physical fitness in occupational medicine and health services, only a few validity studies have been made of the fitness tests used in relation to job demands. The purpose of this study was to assess the physical fitness of female home care workers (n = 132) in relation to age and to evaluate whether the fitness tests used predict work ability over a 5-year period of follow-up. Muscle endurance declined by 18% to 37%, and isometric muscle strength by 10% to 18%, from the youngest (21 to 35 years) to the oldest (45 to 59 years) age group. The proportion of those subjects who could be classified below the average age-related fitness categories according to the maximal oxygen consumption was highest (50%) for the 21-to-35 age group. The logistic regression model showed that obesity (odds ratio [OR] = 7.51) and poor results on the sit-up (OR, 8.9), balance (OR, 6.5), and weight-lifting (OR, 4.6) tests predicted the highest risk for reduced work ability, according to the work ability index used in the 5-year follow-up. Moreover, average results for the trunk side-bending test (OR, 4.6), poor results for the squatting test (OR, 3.8), poor knee extension strength (OR, 4.2), and the average maximal oxygen consumption (l.min-1) (OR, 3.1) indicated a high risk for reduction in work ability. The physical fitness tests were strongly associated with the physical demands of home care work and were relevant for the evaluation of work-related fitness among home care workers.
PubMed ID
11515256 View in PubMed
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