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Projects

 

Different research projects are carried out by the Department of Occupational Health Science.

 

Ongoing Projects

  • lidA 3 - BGW
  • lidA 3 - BGF - BARMER
  • lidA 4 - BGF - BARMER
  • lidA 4 - DRV
  • lidA 4 - BMAS
  • lidA 4 - BG RCI
  • NRW-Cluster
  • OMEGA-NET

Completed Projects

  • lidA 3 - DGUV
  • lidA 3 - DRV

 

   


 

 

Ongoing Projects

lidA 3 - BGW: Work and employment participation in the health service - a study with the representative lidA Cohort study

 

The project examines the subjective employment perspective of older employees in the health service in the context of the extension of working lives in Germany.

 

Funding

BGW, Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege 

 

Project Management

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, University of Wuppertal

    

Project Coordination

Nina Garthe, University of Wuppertal

 

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lidA 3 – BGF - BARMER: Workplace health promotion (BGF) for older workers in Germany, relating to increasingly longer employment histories

 

The study examines supply, demand and claims of workplace health promotion measures for older workers in Germany, in light of increasingly longer employment biographies.

 

Funding

Die BARMER Krankenversicherung (BARMER health insurance)

 

Project Management

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, University of Wuppertal 

    

Project Coordination and Research Management

Dr. Jean-Baptist du Prel, M.P.H., University of Wuppertal 

    

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lidA 4 - BGF - BARMER: The role of Workplace Health Promotion for health, work ability and employment of older workers in a longitudinal course

 

The study examines the supply, demand and utilisation of workplace health promotion measures among older workers in Germany, with a view to longer employment.

 

 

Funding

Die BARMER Krankenversicherung (BARMER Health Insurance)

 

Project Management

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, University of Wuppertal

    

Project Coordination

Daniela Borchart, Psychologin, M. Sc., University of Wuppertal

 

Scientific Management

Dr. Jean-Baptist du Prel, M.P.H., University of Wuppertal

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lidA 4 - DRV: Medical rehabilitation and return to work in the ageing workforce - a lidA cohort study investigation

The study examines medical rehabilitation and occupational reintegration measures for older employees in Germany on a longitudinal basis – with a view to longer employment.

 

Funding

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund (German Statutory Pension Insurance Association)

 

Project Management

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, University of Wuppertal

 

Project Coordination

Dr. Jean-Baptist du Prel, M.P.H., University of Wuppertal


Scientific Management

Dr. Jean-Baptist du Prel, M.P.H., University of Wuppertal

 

Project Team

Chloé Charlotte Schröder, University of Wuppertal

 

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lidA 4 – BMAS: Digitalised and Basic Work among older workers – Survey, determinants and impacts – a lidA cohort longitudinal study

The project investigates how aspects of digitalised work are related to health, work ability and motivation to work among older workers and what basic work (“Basisarbeit”) means for employees over the years.

 

 

Funding

BMAS (Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs)

 

Project Management

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

    

Project Coordination

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

 

Scientific Management

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

 

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lidA 4 - BG RCI: lida-study – 4. wave

The project examines coordinated questions on work and employment of older workers, including age-appropriate job design.

 

 

Funding

BG RCI (Employers' liability insurance association Raw Materials and Chemical Industry)

 

Project Management

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

    

Project Coordination

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

 

Scientific Management

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

 

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NRW-Competence Cluster ‘Work participation among older employees’

 

In the NRW-Competence Cluster, researchers from the universities of Wuppertal, Düsseldorf and Duisburg-Essen examine interdisciplinary determinants and processes of employment participation among older employees. The cluster has also established a research network of 10 institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).

 

Cooperation partners

University of Wuppertal, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and University of Duisburg-Essen

 

Funding

The project was funded by the Ministry for Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) between 2016 and 2018. The NRW-Competence Cluster will be continued even after funding has expired.

 

Project Management

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, University of Wuppertal

 

Cooperative Project Management

Prof. Dirk Hofäcker, University of Duisburg-Essen

 

Prof. Nico Dragano, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

    

 

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OMEGA-NET - Network on the Coordination and Harmonisation of European Occupational Cohorts

 

The overarching concept of the Network on the Coordination and Harmonization of European Occupational Cohorts (OMEGA-NET) is to create a network to optimize the use of occupational, industrial, and population cohorts at the European level. OMEGA-NET will advance i) collaboration of existing cohorts, with extensive contemporary information on employment and occupational exposures, ii) coordination and harmonization of occupational exposure assessment efforts, and iii) facilitation of an integrated research strategy for occupational health in Europe.

 

Cooperation partners

 

Funding

EU Commission, COST Action 

 

Project support in the Department of Occupational Health Science

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, University of Wuppertal

Dr. Jean-Baptist du Prel, M.P.H., University of Wuppertal

    

 

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Completed Projects

lidA 3 – DGUV: Impact of the changing working life on health and employment among older workers in Germany (completed)

 

From an occupational safety and health perspective, this project researches how current aspects of the changing working life can affect health, work ability and work participation among older workers. The focus is on the following topics: digitalisation and flexibility of work, maintaining employability by changing work tasks, as well as participation through jobdesign in order to maintain health and work ability.

 

The findings will be made available to professionals responsible for workplace prevention and design and for the

public as well as the scientific community.

 

Funding

DGUV, German Social Accident Insurance 

 

Project Management

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, University of Wuppertal

    

Project Coordination

Dr. Melanie Ebener, University of Wuppertal

 

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lidA 3 - DRV: Rehabilitation needs and claims among older workers with and without a migration background in Germany – an investigation using the lidA cohort study (completed)

 

The study examines the extent and determinants of rehabilitation needs and claims among older workers with and without a migration background in Germany, in light of increasingly longer employment biographies.

 

Cooperation partners

Faculty of Health Sciences, Bielefeld University, AG 3 Epidemiology & International Public Health

 

Funding

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund (German statutory pension association)

 

Project Management

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn, University of Wuppertal

 

Cooperative Project Management

Prof. Oliver Razum, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bielefeld University, AG 3 Epidemiology & International Public Health

 

Project Coordination

Dr. Jean-Baptist du Prel, M.P.H., University of Wuppertal


Research Management

Dr. Jürgen Breckenkamp, Bielefeld University, University of Wuppertal 

    

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