Promotion of Work Ability towards Productive Aging

Promotion of Work Ability towards Productive Aging : Selected papers of the 3rd International Symposium on Work Ability, Hanoi, Vietnam, 22-24 October 2007

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This publication is a collection of selected papers from the 3rd International Symposium on Work Ability-Promotion of Work Ability Towards a Productive Aging. It addresses the Work Ability Index (WAI) as an index for evaluating work ability, developed by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health as a tool for evaluating work ability of workers. The ICOH SC for Aging and Work has promoted the use of this index through international conferences, publications and other means and by constructing an international database based on this index. As a result, today the WAI is used in 25 languages. WAI is becoming an international and multi-cultural technique. This book is a collection of papers that discuss, from a variety of angles, the goal of developing a truly international standard tool that can be used in common internationally, taking into account differences in circumstances among countries, striving towards a common guideline that exceeds national and regional boundaries and can be used for the diagnostic evaluation of work ability and more

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Table of ContentsPreface Chapter 1 OverviewAchievements in Aging and Work "period 1989-2007; Challenges after 2007"W.J. GoedhardMeasures for the aging workforce in Japan from the perspective of the occupational health, safety and ergonomicM. KumashiroThe effects of work-related and individual factors on work ability: A systematic reviewT.I.J. van den Berg, L.A.M. Elders & A. BurdorfSystematic review for assessing job demands and physical work capacity in safety jobsA. Ropponen, J. Smolander & V. Louhevaara Chapter 2 Work Ability IndexThe place of age in organisational policymaking: Evidence from an Australian qualitative surveyL. Brooke, P. Healy, J. Jiang & P. TaylorEstablishment of a Work Ability Index network in GermanyH.M. Hasselhorn, B.H. Muller, R. Tielsch, B. Gauggel, G. Freude & J. TempelWAI among workers in SMEs at Wholesale, Fruits, Vegetables and Flower Market in Brazil - from research to actionI. Monteiro, K. Tuomi, J. Ilmarinen, J. Seitsamo, E. Tuominen & H.R. Correa-FilhoFactors associated to the work ability among Brazilian teachersT.G. Vedovato & I. MonteiroFactors that predict work ability: Incorporating a measure of organizational values towards ageingJ. Palermo, L. Webber, K. Smith & A. KhorEffect of Japanese employment system on Work Ability IndexM. Tokuhiro, H. Izumi, J.-L. Malo, N. Uehara & M. KumashiroStudy on work ability of Vietnamese workers in selected industriesD.K. Van & N.N. NgaWAI among young employees in Brazil with new scoresI. Monteiro, J. Ilmarinen, K. Tuomi, J. Seitsamo, E.P. Goes, A.P. Fernandes & E.P. HodgeVerifying of the theoretical model of perceived work ability in the field of teachingV. Louhevaaral & S. JarvelinAn assessment of the Work Ability Index (WAI) and its usefulness in predicting and promoting continued workin staff employed by amajor UK Charity 83T. Reilly, A. Rees & M. TiptonIndividual and work related determinants of work ability in white-collar workersT.I.J. van den Berg, S.M. Alavinia, F.J. Bredt, D. Lindeboom, L.A.M. Elders & A. BurdorfWorkplace trauma exposure, emotional imbalance and work abilityG.P. Fichera, L. Neri, S. Sartori & G. CostaWork ability and all cause mortality: A 25-year longitudinal study among Finnish municipal workersJ. Seitsamo & R. MartikainenImpacts from occupational risk factors on self reported reduced work ability among Danish wage earnersL. Sell, A. Faber & K. SogaardWork ability and work quality as indicators for a longer and more productive working lifeM. Melon, P. Cocco & G. CostaDisabled people at work and work ability: A study in a Brazilian companyE.P. Hodge & I. MonteiroWork ability of a population of 40+ in LuxembourgN. Majery Chapter 3 Staying at WorkOlder worker career plateau: Issues and remediesP. McCarthy & S. MooreCan organisations influence employees' intentions to retire?J. Oakman & Y. WellsExtending the working lifeR.G. Goedhard & W.J.A. GoedhardPension preferences and work environment M. StattinYounger managers and considerably older subordinates I. JohanssonTraining older workers and long-term development: Needs and obstaclesJ.-C. Marquie & L.R. Duarte Chapter 4 Promotion of Health and Work AbilityPromoting health and workability in Vattenfall AB Nordic, SwedenR.J. Mykletun & T. FurunesManagers' decision making latitudes in relation to managing ageing workersT. Furunes & R.J. MykletunThe DRUVAN-project: A major increase in Occupational Health Service based on the Metal Age method in a Finnish municipality improved the work abilityand gave significant financial returnO. Nasman & G. AhonenA study on effects of support systems for KAIZEN in casting production of non-ferrous alloy by aged foundry workersY. Mizuno, N. Motegi, M. Sugiura, F. Matsuda, T. Yoshikawa, K. Sakai & T. MisawaDiscovering the treasure: The use of the Work Ability Concept and the WAI in a bus company within a workplace health promotion process J. Tempel & J. SchrammProlonging working life in intellectual workUE. KristjuhanErgonomic and safe design of railway vehicles for elderly and handicapped people M. Rentzsch & D. SeligerFemale workers' superior peculiarity and consideration for aging for the activation of "super-advanced age and fewer children" society K. Mikami, K. Iida & M. KumashiroUsability research on the older person's ability for Web browsing D. Kobayashi & S. Yamamoto Chapter 5 Age Affected FunctionsImpact of psychosocial work environment factors measured by the COPSOQ on the need for recovery after work in aging workers. Preliminary results P. Kiss & M. De MeesterAge differences in mental workload while performing visual search task M. Takahara, T. Miura, K. Shinohara & T. KimuraA study of clinical assessment of Unilateral Spatial Neglect using a Head Mounted Display system (HMD) for elderly stroke patients in a virtual reality technologyT. Tanaka, S. Ino, T. Ifukube, S. Sugihara, S. Shirogane, Y. Oyama & Y. MaedaPostural control using a vibratory feedback system for balance training in the elderlyT. Tanaka, S. Ino, T. Ifukube, S. Shirogane, Y. Maeda,Y. Oyama, S. Sugihara & T. IzumiA study of static and dynamic balance abilities in the elderlyY. Maeda, T. Tanaka, S. Ino, T. Ifukube, S. Shirogane & Y. OyamaDifferences of visual information processing between younger and aged personK. Yamanaka,Y. Nakanishi & M. Kawakami Chapter 6 NurseEffects of disturbed sleep on work ability and well-being among European nursesD. Camerino, P.M. Conway, S. Sartori & G. CostaPhysical/mental recovery and work ability of nurses in Japan C. Miyamoto, Y. Suenaga, M. Ando, N. Noda, Y. Okui & M. HashimotoRelationship between depersonalization syndrome and medical malpractice among Japanese nurses M. Sugiura, M. Hirosawa, Y. Yamada, Y. Nishi, S. Tanaka & M. MizunoEffect of continuous exercise on job stress among Japanese nursesY. Kawata, Y. Yamada, M. Sugiura, Y. Nishi, M. Mizuno, M. Hirosawa & S. TanakaRelation between Typus Melancholicus and burnout among Japanese nursesY. Yamada, M. Hirosawa, M. Sugiura, Y. Nishi, S. Tanaka & M. MizunoRelationship between depression and depersonalization among Japanese nursesS. Tanaka, M. Sugiura, M. Hirosawa, Y. Yamada, Y. Nishi & M. MizunoEffect of obsessive personality traits and impulsiveness on obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders among hospital nursesY. Nishi, M. Hirosawa, M. Sugiura, Y. Yamada, S. Tanaka & M. MizunoWork-family balance and stressors among Japanese administrative nursesM. Mizuno, Y. Yamada, M. Hirosawa, M. Sugiura, Y. Nishi,Y. Kawata & S. Tanaka Chapter 7 OthersTime constraints and age: Health impact on musculoskeletal problems and perceived health B. Norma, S. Rosa & S. FrancescoAge-related differences in insurance claim rates for work-related injuries and diseases for different occupations and industry sectors K. Munk, P. Congdon & W. MacdonaldAge-related differences in patterns of return to work and compensation costs following work-related injury or illnessK. Munk, P. Congdon & W. MacdonaldKeyword IndexAuthor Indexshow more