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Implementation of the Participatory Approach to increase supervisors’ self-efficacy in supporting employees at risk for sick leave; design of a randomised controlled trial

  • Ruben A Kraaijeveld1,
  • Frederieke G Schaafsma1, 2Email author,
  • Cécile RL Boot1, 3,
  • William S Shaw4,
  • Ute Bültmann5 and
  • Johannes R Anema1, 2
BMC Public Health201313:750

Received: 23 July 2013

Accepted: 8 August 2013

Published: 13 August 2013

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23 Jul 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
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2 Aug 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Aug 2013 Editorially accepted
13 Aug 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-750

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center
Research Centre for Insurance Medicine, Collaboration between AMC-UMCG-UWV-VUmc
Body@Work, Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO-VU University Medical Center
Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
Department of Health Sciences, Community & Occupational Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen