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An exploratory study of associations of physical activity with mental health and work engagement

  • Jantien van Berkel1, 2,
  • Karin I Proper1, 2,
  • Annelies van Dam1,
  • Cécile RL Boot1, 2Email author,
  • Paulien M Bongers2, 3 and
  • Allard J van der Beek1, 2
BMC Public Health201313:558

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-558

Received: 19 April 2013

Accepted: 30 May 2013

Published: 7 June 2013

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19 Apr 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
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Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
23 Apr 2013 Author responded Author comments - Jantien van Berkel
14 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nick Verhaeghe
21 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Simon Øverland
Resubmission - Version 4
23 Apr 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 4
30 May 2013 Editorially accepted
7 Jun 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-558

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public and Occupational Health - EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center
Body@Work, Research Center on Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO-VU University Medical Centre
Department of Work and Employment, TNO Quality of Life