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See detailLes critères diagnostiques de l’épuisement professionnel en vue d’un dépistage réalisé par des professionnels de la santé
DE CIA, Julie ULg; SCHIPPERS, Nathalie; BRAECKMAN, Lutgart et al

in Zawieja, Philippe; Guarnieri, Frank (Eds.) Epuisement Professionnel : approches innovantes et pluridisciplinaires (2013)

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See detailIntroduction to Symposium on Socio-political Challenges in Work Disability Prevention
MacEachen, Ellen; Tompa, Emile; Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

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See detailThree cases of structural and procedural barriers to return to work in the Belgian health system.
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

Conference (2013, June 12)

Three cases of structural and procedural barriers to RTW in the Belgian health system • Access to “part-time return to work”: past (before 2013) and present procedures; which improvements are brought by ... [more ▼]

Three cases of structural and procedural barriers to RTW in the Belgian health system • Access to “part-time return to work”: past (before 2013) and present procedures; which improvements are brought by the regulation change effective in April 2013? • “Pre-return to work visit” by the occupational physician: theoretical advantages of this visit introduced in the labour law in 2004; why is it poorly implemented? what are the actual barriers to access it? what changes should be brought to lower the access threshold? • How to implement in the Belgian system a procedure of therapeutic RTW like the Quebec RTT system (a period of trial RTW without productivity requirements and with no costs to the employer)? Exercise case to be solved by the WDP trainees. Reference: Mairiaux et al. National study report on return to work after a long sickness absence (in Dutch): http://www.werk.belgie.be/moduleDefault.aspx?id=37079 [less ▲]

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See detailLes enjeux du métier de conseiller en prévention
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

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See detailRetour au travail après une longue absence...
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

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See detailWork ability assessment in a worker population : comparison and determinants of Work Ability index and Work Ability score
EL FASSI, Mehdi; BOCQUET, Valery; MAJERY, Nicole et al

in BMC Public Health (2013), 13

Background Public authorities in European countries are paying increasing attention to the promotion of work ability throughout working life and the best method to monitor work ability in populations of ... [more ▼]

Background Public authorities in European countries are paying increasing attention to the promotion of work ability throughout working life and the best method to monitor work ability in populations of workers is becoming a significant question. The present study aims to compare the assessment of work ability based on the use of the Work Ability Index (WAI), a 7-item questionnaire, with another one based on the use of WAI’s first item, which consists in the worker’s self-assessment of his/her current work ability level as opposed to his/her lifetime best, this single question being termed “Work Ability score” (WAS). Methods Using a database created by an occupational health service, the study intends to answer the following questions: could the assessment of work ability be based on a single-item measure and which are the variables significantly associated with self-reported work ability among those systematically recorded by the occupational physician during health examinations? A logistic regression model was used in order to estimate the probability of observing “poor” or “moderate” WAI levels depending on age, gender, body mass index, smoking status, position held, firm size and diseases reported by the worker in a population of workers aged 40 to 65 and examined between January 2006 and June 2010 (n=12389). Results The convergent validity between WAS and WAI was statistically significant (rs=0.63). In the multivariable model, age (p<0.001), reported diseases (OR=1.13, 95%CI [1.11-1.15]) and holding a position mostly characterized by physical activity (OR=1.67, 95%CI [1.49-1.87]) increased the probability of reporting moderate or poor work ability. A work position characterized by the predominance of mental activity (OR=0.71, 95%CI [0.61-0.84]) had a favourable impact on work ability. These relations were observed regardless of the work ability measurement tool used. Conclusion The convergent validity and the similarity in results between WAI and WAS observed in a large population of employed workers should thus foster the use of WAS for systematic screening of work ability. Ageing, overweight, decline in health status, holding a mostly physical job and working in a large-sized firm increase the risk of presenting moderate or poor work ability. [less ▲]

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See detailRecherche sur le burn-out en Belgique
Hansez, Isabelle ULg; DE CIA, Julie ULg; Angenot, Arnaud ULg et al

Report (2013)

Le burn-out représente un réel problème avec des conséquences lourdes pour la santé des travailleurs, les entreprises et la société. C’est pourquoi le Service Public Fédéral Emploi, Travail et ... [more ▼]

Le burn-out représente un réel problème avec des conséquences lourdes pour la santé des travailleurs, les entreprises et la société. C’est pourquoi le Service Public Fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale ainsi que le Fonds social européen ont décidé de soutenir un programme de recherche sur le burn-out (l’épuisement professionnel) en Belgique. La méthodologie du projet se déclinait en deux objectifs : - mettre au point un outil de détection précoce du burn-out permettant d’en détecter les signes avant-coureurs ; - mettre en évidence des pistes de recommandation pour la prévention primaire, secondaire et tertiaire : répertorier les mesures de prévention existantes (‘bonnes pratiques’) pour pouvoir agir sur l’organisation du travail et éviter le burn-out et enfin, fournir des conseils pour le retour au travail d’une personne qui a eu une incapacité de travail en raison d’un burn-out. Ce travail s’appuyait bien évidemment sur la précédente recherche commanditée par le SPF Emploi en 2009-2010 mais aussi sur d’autres travaux, tels que la recherche sur la prévention et la prise en charge du burn-out chez les médecins généralistes (KCE, 2011). [less ▲]

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See detailEtude rétrospective de 438 salariés diabétiques dans un service interentreprises luxembourgeois de santé au travail - Enquête sur la relation entre la maladie diabétique et la survenue d'une décision d'inaptitude, d'un arrêt maladie prolongé ou d'un accident de travail.
Favrot, Philippe; Mairiaux, Philippe ULg; Blaise, Pierre

in Archives des Maladies Professionnelles et de l'Environnement (2013), 74(4), 352-358

A retrospective study was carried out from October 2004 until September 2006 in a Luxembourger occupational health service. The purposes of the medical checks performed during this period of time were ... [more ▼]

A retrospective study was carried out from October 2004 until September 2006 in a Luxembourger occupational health service. The purposes of the medical checks performed during this period of time were analysed as well as the related decision of occupational health practitioners. A total of 28244 persons attended the medical checks thereof 438 had diabetes (diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2). The risk of being declared unfit for a job was compared in workers populations with and without diabetes. The probabilities to consult an occupational practitioner after a long-time sick leave (more than 6 weeks long) or after an accident at work were also compared in both workers populations. The Woolf’s method was used to adjust all odds ratios for age and sex. The proportions of persons with diabetes appear similar to those found by age in the general population, however the risk of being declared unfit for a job was significantly higher for persons with diabetic than for non-diabetic persons (OR=3.14 ; 95% CI [2.30 - 4.28]). In 84% cases, diabetes wasn’t the only cause of unfitness (comorbidities, vascular complications…). Diabetes represented a higher risk of a long time sick leave (OR=1.99 ; 95% CI [1.44 - 2.77]), but it didn’t lead to an significant risk of accident at work (OR=1.92 ; 95% CI [0.94 - 2.26]). Our results suggest that several employees with diabetes seemed to be restricted from certain jobs or couldn’t maintain their jobs. Most often, the occupational practitioners decisions were not solely justified by the diabetes but by the coexistence of complications or comorbidities. This last argument, associated with an increased risk to be on sick leave for a long period, stresses the importance of the preventive actions in diabetes. However, the prejudice of a higher risk of occupational accidents due to diabetics seems unfounded. [less ▲]

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See detailA review of guidelines for collaboration in substance misuse management
Van Royen, Kathleen; Remmen, Roy; Vanmeerbeek, Marc ULg et al

in Occupational Medicine (2013), 63(6), 445-447

Background: Substance abuse among the working population results in increasing economic costs. General practitioners (GP) and occupational physicians (OP) can play a central role in detecting and managing ... [more ▼]

Background: Substance abuse among the working population results in increasing economic costs. General practitioners (GP) and occupational physicians (OP) can play a central role in detecting and managing substance abuse in the working population. Their collaboration could be critical in coordinating care, in facilitating rehabilitation and in reducing sick leave. Aims: To search in guidelines for evidence on collaboration between GPs and OPs in substance abuse detection and management in the working population. Methods: International guidelines regarding collaborative care for alcohol abuse, illicit drug use and hypnotics and tranquilizers were identified by a systematic search in the Guidelines International Network (GIN) and US National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC) databases. Results: In total 20 guidelines were considered of sufficient methodological quality, based on criteria of the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Education (AGREE) II instrument. Only two guidelines reported on the OP’s role in screening and intervention for alcohol abuse. Conclusion: There is a lack of evidence on the OP’s role and on collaboration between GPs and OPs. We recommend studying their respective roles in substance abuse management, the effectiveness of workplace interventions, pros and cons of collaboration as well as the best way to achieve this if recommended. [less ▲]

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See detailRetour au travail après une absence de longue durée : Comment dynamiser le dispositif légal existant ?
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

in DAVAGLE, MICHEL (Ed.) Le maintien au travail de travailleurs devenus partiellement inaptes (2013)

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See detailQuels patients risquent de ne pas reprendre le travail ?
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

Conference (2012, November 17)

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See detailHR managers views and practices in SME's regarding return to work of sick listed employees
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg; Lequeux, Sarah; Lambreghts, C et al

Poster (2012, October 24)

Background Little is known about the return to work (RTW) policies implemented in small and medium size enterprises (SME) which have limited resources to define and apply such policies. This study aimed ... [more ▼]

Background Little is known about the return to work (RTW) policies implemented in small and medium size enterprises (SME) which have limited resources to define and apply such policies. This study aimed at assessing the existing return to work practices in SME’s and exploring their view regarding the help they could receive from their occupational health service. Methods HR managers of 46 SME’s (23 in Flanders, 23 in Wallonia) employing 100 to 200 employees were contacted for an interview. The manager was asked to fill in a written questionnaire and to comment his/her answers in an open discussion with the researcher. The questionnaire involved three parts: 1°) describing existing rules or procedures when returning to work after sick leave, 2) assessing the manager knowledge of the RTW legal regulations within the occupational health care system, 3) assessing the occupational health physician (OP) involvement in RTW and the enterprise expectations for the future. Results Participation to the survey was accepted in 38 SME’s. In slightly more than half of them a sick leave related policy has been defined. While almost all SME’s have a well-defined procedure for the RTW examination by the OP, only 22 (out of 38) have defined procedures for maintaining a contact with the worker during the sick leave period, only 17 are informing their employees about the possibility to meet the OP during that period, and only 6 are systematically organising a worker-supervisor meeting when the worker comes back at work. Knowledge about RTW regulations is rather poor: 10 managers wrongly think that the OP may check the sick leave medical validity; only 14 managers know that the employer must inform the OP about any sick leave longer than 4 weeks; less than half of the managers have a good knowledge of the pre-return to work visit. Various expectations have been put forward as regard the role of the OH service: knowledge transfer about the regulations, coaching of the supervisors, training managers in carrying RTW talks with the worker, suggesting procedures, etc. Conclusions The lack of knowledge about RTW regulations underlines the need for information campaigns focused on the employers. The participating RH managers are awaiting a more proactive role from their OH service. [less ▲]

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See detailIntervening in return to work after long term sickness absence : confronting the stakeholders views
Schippers, Nathalie ULg; Kefer, Fabienne ULg; Cornelis, Sabine ULg et al

Conference (2012, October 23)

Background Acknowledging individual and societal consequences of long term sickness absence, a political awareness is raising in Belgium in favour of a more active reintegration policy. Since various ... [more ▼]

Background Acknowledging individual and societal consequences of long term sickness absence, a political awareness is raising in Belgium in favour of a more active reintegration policy. Since various stakeholders are implied and several legislations may apply, it was deemed necessary to analyse the interplay between regulations and the role of the respective interveners to optimise return to work practices. The study focused on workers who are still under contract. Methods To this purpose, 23 representatives of various categories of stakeholders were interviewed: social insurance physicians, occupational physicians, insurers, social administration services, employers, unions, employment advisers, etc… Interviewees were asked to describe their role, to identify difficulties in the execution of their mission and sources of conflict between legislations, and to propose improvements. The interviews were audiotaped and fully transcribed. Results Several barriers to worker reintegration were pointed out during the interviews. On individual level, the worker social situation and a lack of information influence the chance of a successful return to work. At the enterprise level, the enterprise size, quality of peer support and lack of financial incentives were often mentioned. Most remarks concerned legislation. In Belgian labour law, the employment contract may be ended if the employee is permanently unable to perform his current job, even though modified work would remain possible. For many stakeholders, a sustainable return to work is hindered by the complexity of legislation which was developed for different domains (disability benefits, unemployment, work accident, occupational disease) with little attention to transitions from one domain to the other, especially between benefit insurance and unemployment legislation. It was also stressed that the possibilities offered by the occupational health legislation are underused or inappropriately used. Conclusions Legal and financial security must be insured for the worker who is ready to enrol in a reintegration trajectory. Public authorities should promote better knowledge and implementation of reintegration policies and current legislation should be improved with an emphasis on a better collaboration between stakeholders. [less ▲]

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