Qual Life Res (2018) 27:437–446 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1713-3 Within-person fluctuations in wellbeing and task-specific work ability 1 1 1 Julitta S. Boschman · Karen Nieuwenhuijsen · Judith K. Sluiter Accepted: 5 October 2017 / Published online: 24 October 2017 © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract Conclusions We demonstrated intra-individual variability Purpose To research within-person fluctuations in occu- in repeated assessments of task-specific work ability, point- pational health, work ability and wellbeing, we need new ing to the need for multiple measurements when charac- measurement strategies. We studied absolute agreement for terizing work ability. The finding that some time-invariant weekly measurements of task-specific work ability and rela- and time-varying predictors can be related to the estimate tionships between wellbeing, work demands and personal of aspects of task-specific work ability and its fluctuations factors and task-specific work ability over time. is helpful in understanding the dynamics of this concept. Methods Forty-eight Dutch academic researchers answered questions during 12 consecutive weeks. Physical and men- Keywords Multilevel Analysis · Epidemiology · tal work demands, indicators of wellbeing and task-specific Occupational health work ability in each week were measured. Intra-class cor- relation coefficients (ICC) for absolute agreement between task-specific work ability measures were calculated. For Introduction application
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