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The effects of work-related and individual factors on the Work Ability Index: a systematic review
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    Response to e-letter

    We welcome the comments on our systematic review on factors associated with the Work Ability Index (WAI) with regard to the practical implications of the WAI instrument. After reading the review, the author of the e-letter concludes that ‘the WAI should be used with caution outside samples of people with musculoskeletal disorders and that more robust psychometric data be produced in other groups’. The intended message o...

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    What is the extent of ability in workabilty?

    The systematic review of factors associated with the Work Ability Index raises significant questions about this measure. The paper repeats the assertion that "the bases for work ability are health and functional capacity, but work ability is also determined by professional knowledge and competence (skills), values, attitudes, and motivation, and work itself." Certainly clinicians are constantly asked to assess the health...

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