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

Edited By

Masaharu Kumashiro

ISBN 9780415485906
Published December 2, 2008 by CRC Press
374 Pages

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Book Description

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 employability.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Overview
Achievements in Aging and Work “period 1989–2007; Challenges after 2007”
W.J. Goedhard
Measures for the aging workforce in Japan from the perspective of the occupational health, safety and ergonomic
M. Kumashiro
The effects of work-related and individual factors on work ability: A systematic review
T.I.J. van den Berg, L.A.M. Elders & A. Burdorf
Systematic review for assessing job demands and physical work capacity in safety jobs
A. Ropponen, J. Smolander & V. Louhevaara

Chapter 2   Work Ability Index
The place of age in organisational policymaking: Evidence from an Australian qualitative survey
L. Brooke, P. Healy, J. Jiang & P. Taylor
Establishment of a Work Ability Index network in Germany
H.M. Hasselhorn, B.H. Müller, R. Tielsch, B. Gauggel, G. Freude & J. Tempel
WAI among workers in SMEs at Wholesale, Fruits, Vegetables and Flower Market in Brazil – from research to action
I. Monteiro, K. Tuomi, J. Ilmarinen, J. Seitsamo, E. Tuominen & H.R. Corrêa-Filho
Factors associated to the work ability among Brazilian teachers
T.G. Vedovato & I. Monteiro
Factors that predict work ability: Incorporating a measure of organizational values towards ageing
J. Palermo, L. Webber, K. Smith & A. Khor
Effect of Japanese employment system on Work Ability Index
M. Tokuhiro, H. Izumi, J.-L. Malo, N. Uehara & M. Kumashiro
Study on work ability of Vietnamese workers in selected industries
D.K. Van & N.N. Nga
WAI among young employees in Brazil with new scores
I. Monteiro, J. Ilmarinen, K. Tuomi, J. Seitsamo, E.P. Goes, A.P. Fernandes & E.P. Hodge
Verifying of the theoretical model of perceived work ability in the field of teaching
V. Louhevaaral & S. Järvelin
An assessment of the Work Ability Index (WAI) and its usefulness in predicting and promoting continued workin staff employed by amajor UK Charity 83
T. Reilly, A. Rees & M. Tipton
Individual and work related determinants of work ability in white-collar workers
T.I.J. van den Berg, S.M. Alavinia, F.J. Bredt, D. Lindeboom, L.A.M. Elders & A. Burdorf
Workplace trauma exposure, emotional imbalance and work ability
G.P. Fichera, L. Neri, S. Sartori & G. Costa
Work ability and all cause mortality: A 25-year longitudinal study among Finnish municipal workers
J. Seitsamo & R. Martikainen
Impacts from occupational risk factors on self reported reduced work ability among Danish wage earners
L. Sell, A. Faber & K. Søgaard
Work ability and work quality as indicators for a longer and more productive working life
M. Melon, P. Cocco & G. Costa
Disabled people at work and work ability: A study in a Brazilian company
E.P. Hodge & I. Monteiro
Work ability of a population of 40+ in Luxembourg
N. Majery

Chapter 3   Staying at Work
Older worker career plateau: Issues and remedies
P. McCarthy & S. Moore
Can organisations influence employees’ intentions to retire?
J. Oakman & Y. Wells
Extending the working life
R.G. Goedhard & W.J.A. Goedhard
Pension preferences and work environment 
M. Stattin
Younger managers and considerably older subordinates 
I. Johansson
Training older workers and long-term development: Needs and obstacles
J.-C. Marquié & L.R. Duarte

Chapter 4   Promotion of Health and Work Ability
Promoting health and workability in Vattenfall AB Nordic, Sweden
R.J. Mykletun & T. Furunes
Managers’ decision making latitudes in relation to managing ageing workers
T. Furunes & R.J. Mykletun
The 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 return
O. Näsman & G. Ahonen
A study on effects of support systems for KAIZEN in casting production of non-ferrous alloy by aged foundry workers
Y. Mizuno, N. Motegi, M. Sugiura, F. Matsuda, T. Yoshikawa, K. Sakai & T. Misawa
Discovering 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. Schramm
Prolonging working life in intellectual work
Ü. Kristjuhan
Ergonomic and safe design of railway vehicles for elderly and handicapped people 
M. Rentzsch & D. Seliger
Female workers’ superior peculiarity and consideration for aging for the activation of “super-advanced age and fewer children” society 
K. Mikami, K. Iida & M. Kumashiro
Usability research on the older person’s ability for Web browsing 
D. Kobayashi & S. Yamamoto

Chapter 5   Age Affected Functions
Impact 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 Meester
Age differences in mental workload while performing visual search task 
M. Takahara, T. Miura, K. Shinohara & T. Kimura
A study of clinical assessment of Unilateral Spatial Neglect using a Head Mounted Display system (HMD) for elderly stroke patients in a virtual reality technology
T. Tanaka, S. Ino, T. Ifukube, S. Sugihara, S. Shirogane, Y. Oyama & Y. Maeda
Postural control using a vibratory feedback system for balance training in the elderly
T. Tanaka, S. Ino, T. Ifukube, S. Shirogane, Y. Maeda,Y. Oyama, S. Sugihara & T. Izumi
A study of static and dynamic balance abilities in the elderly
Y. Maeda, T. Tanaka, S. Ino, T. Ifukube, S. Shirogane & Y. Oyama
Differences of visual information processing between younger and aged person
K. Yamanaka,Y. Nakanishi & M. Kawakami

Chapter 6   Nurse
Effects of disturbed sleep on work ability and well-being among European nurses
D. Camerino, P.M. Conway, S. Sartori & G. Costa
Physical/mental recovery and work ability of nurses in Japan 
C. Miyamoto, Y. Suenaga, M. Ando, N. Noda, Y. Okui & M. Hashimoto
Relationship between depersonalization syndrome and medical malpractice among Japanese nurses 
M. Sugiura, M. Hirosawa, Y. Yamada, Y. Nishi, S. Tanaka & M. Mizuno
Effect of continuous exercise on job stress among Japanese nurses
Y. Kawata, Y. Yamada, M. Sugiura, Y. Nishi, M. Mizuno, M. Hirosawa & S. Tanaka
Relation between Typus Melancholicus and burnout among Japanese nurses
Y. Yamada, M. Hirosawa, M. Sugiura, Y. Nishi, S. Tanaka & M. Mizuno
Relationship between depression and depersonalization among Japanese nurses
S. Tanaka, M. Sugiura, M. Hirosawa, Y. Yamada, Y. Nishi & M. Mizuno
Effect of obsessive personality traits and impulsiveness on obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders among hospital nurses
Y. Nishi, M. Hirosawa, M. Sugiura, Y. Yamada, S. Tanaka & M. Mizuno
Work-family balance and stressors among Japanese administrative nurses
M. Mizuno, Y. Yamada, M. Hirosawa, M. Sugiura, Y. Nishi,Y. Kawata & S. Tanaka

Chapter 7  Others
Time constraints and age: Health impact on musculoskeletal problems and perceived health 
B. Norma, S. Rosa & S. Francesco
Age-related differences in insurance claim rates for work-related injuries and diseases for different occupations and industry sectors 
K. Munk, P. Congdon & W. Macdonald
Age-related differences in patterns of return to work and compensation costs following work-related injury or illness
K. Munk, P. Congdon & W. Macdonald
Keyword Index
Author Index

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