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CANCELLED! Healthy Ageing Colloquium Series: Annet H. de Lange, How to Prolong the Working Life of Older Workers?

Wanneer:do 20-06-2013 14:00 - 15:00

CANCELLED!

HEALTHY AGEING Colloquium Series

LECTURER: dr. Annet H. de Lange, [Department of Work and Organisational Psychology, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. A.delange@psych.ru.nl Montessorilaan 3, 6525 HE Nijmegen, The Netherlands]

TITLE: How to Prolong the Working Life of Older Workers?

Results of a systematic review examining interventions to facilitate work ability or postpone (early) retirement of older workers.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, 20 June 2013, 15.00 - 16.00 hrs

LOCATION: Room M.0074 (Munting building), Grote Kruisstraat 2, Groningen

ABSTRACT

The aims of this systematic review were to provide an overview and to determine the quality of published peer-reviewed interventions that: i) facilitate or improve work ability of workers aged 40 years and older, ii) or extend working life by postponing retirement. Using the databases PsycINFO and Medline (2000-June 2012), as well as a snowball technique examining references of reviews, 391 studies were found. Subsequently, 3 independent reviewers selected potential relevant articles that met the following criteria: included a working population aged 40 years and older, the paper reported an intervention directed at the work ability or prevention of retirement (measured as actual retirement), and included a pre- and post-measurement. This selection procedure resulted in N= 6 peerreviewed articles that were included for further review. The results of the 6 selected papers revealed that N= 4 interventions examined work ability, and N=4 interventions examined effects in relation to postponing retirement. In this

presentation, I will present the results of these interventions, address the quality assessment (using the Cochrane guidelines) and will discuss an agenda for future intervention research. Furthermore, I will discuss the possibility of knowledge centers with different knowledge partners to stimulate new intervention field research (dutch example: www.nkdi.nl and the sloan center for aging on work in Boston: http://www.bc.edu/research/agingandwork/about/researchFellows.html)

KEY WORDS: systematic review, intervention, work ability, retirement, older worker

This presentation is based on the paper: De Lange, A.H., Van der Mei, S., Van der Heijden, B. I.J. M., Koolhaas, W, Bültmann, U, Wessels, M., De Vries, H.J., Van der Klink, J.J.L., Brouwer, S. (under review). How to Prolong the Working Life of Older workers? Results of a systematic review examining interventions to facilitate work ability or postpone (early) retirement of older workers.

For more information you may contact dr. Susanne Scheibe, s.scheibe@rug.nl