Work & Health

Our goal is to identify factors that lead to workplace well-being and illness (discovery science), to test programs and interventions to improve health in the workplace (evaluation science), and to assess ways to implement these findings into workplaces (implementation science).

 

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Developing and testing measures for process evaluation in organizational level health interventions

Gregor Jenny

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We develop and test measures for process evaluation in organizational level health interventions to improve future implementation practice.

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Digital Coach «wecoach»

Gregor Jenny

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The digital coach («wecoach») enables leaders and their teams to analyse and improve their team climate and working conditions.

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Effects of implementing lean management on psychosocial working conditions and
employee health in a healthcare setting

Rebecca Brauchli

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This study evaluates the effects of implementing lean management on psychosocial working conditions and employee health in a healthcare setting.

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Evaluation of improving working conditions and health in companies based on the corporate health index (CH-Index)

Georg Bauer

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This study evaluates the effectiveness of improving working conditions and health in companies based on the corporate health index (CH-Index).

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Global working group
of salutogenesis

Georg Bauer

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Together with the global working group of salutogenesis, we pursue several strategies to advance and promote the scientific base of salutogenesis.

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Health impact of
crafting FlexWork

Rebecca Brauchli

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This project examines the prevalence and differential health effects of crafting of the job, of work-life boundaries and of recovery in the face of flexible work.

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Humidification of indoor air for preventing or reducing dryness symptoms or upper respiratory tract infections in educational settings and at the workplace

Margot Mütsch / Holger Dressel

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This project evaluates the effectiveness of interventions to increase indoor air humidity to prevent or reduce dryness symptoms of the eyes, skin and upper respiratory tract (URT) or URT infections at work and in educational settings.

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Monitoring for the dissemination of Workplace Health Management in Switzerland

Gregor Jenny

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We monitor the state of Workplace Health Management in Switzerland to improve its future dissemination.

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MS registry: MS & Work, Social Insurance

Viktor von Wyl

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This substudy of the Swiss MS Registry will analyze different aspects of work and MS, including work retention, workspace modifications, or eligibility for social insurance.

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Retention at Work
of MS patients

Georg Bauer

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The study examines the role of health resources and wellbeing in retaining MS patients at work.

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Salutogenesis and positive health development at work

Gregor Jenny

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This project applies the concepts of salutogenesis and of work-related sense of coherence to better understand positive health development at work.

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Spin Off: Corporate
Health Solutions

Georg Bauer / Gregor Jenny / Rebecca Brauchli

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The spin-off Corporate Health Solutions offers companies scientifically-sound, practical IT products to optimize the working conditions and health in teams.

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Validation of two activity monitors (ActiGraph, activPAL) in the measurements of posture and motion in white-collar occupations

Holger Dressel

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This study aims to compare the ActiGraph and activPAL activity monitors in the measurement of posture and motion in white-collar workers.

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Work related sense of coherence (Work-SoC)

Georg Bauer

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This project advances the concept and measurement of work-related sense of coherence.

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Working Conditions and Health in Child Care Workers

Georg Bauer

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The project examines how individual and work-related factors influence health, work engagement and turnover intentions of child care workers in the City of Zurich.

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