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Optimization and evaluation of “Bewegen Werkt”

Project summary

Unemployed people more often have health problems compared to working people. Health problems can be an obstacle to participation in society. The Bewegen Werkt exercise program is aimed at promoting the health and (labor) participation of benefit recipients in the Netherlands.


The aim of the project is to optimize and evaluate Moving Works. The optimization focuses on 1) an integrated approach to health & reintegration, 2) guidance on behavioral change with motivating conversation techniques, and 3) deploying WhatsApp to support clients during and after the exercise program. We evaluate both the effects (including physical and mental health, labor participation) and the implementation of the intervention.

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Principal Investigator:

Dr. S.J.W. Robroek

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