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Health Check 2019

Please note: the Health Check is only possible for employees by year of birth 1969 through 1984. Attendees received a personal invitation by email. The registration is closed, please contact gezondensterk@utwente.nl for the waitinglist.






WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE HEALTH CHECK? 

The Health Check can flag up any possible health risks at an early stage. Please remember that participation only provides a snapshot; the Health Check detects health problems or risks at that particular time, but cannot predict your future health.

WHAT DOES THE HEALTH CHECK ENTAIL?

The appointment for the Health Check lasts 75 minutes. During the physical examination, your physical fitness and condition will be assessed. You can find the specific elements of the check, including blood and urine tests, on the website. The examination is followed by a consultation. You can register for follow-up interventions if desired.

The Health Check consists of the following elements:

Biometrics (carried out by a student Technical Medicine):
Blood pressure;
Heart rate;
Listening to your heart and lungs;
Blood test (cholesterol/glucose);
Urine test (glucose/protein);
Body fat measurement (using a Tanita Body Composition Analyser);
Abdominal girth;
Body Mass Index;
Resting ECG (electrocardiogram);

Physiofit test (carried out by a physical therapist from Topvorm Twente)
Astrand Test (bicycle fitness test);
Grip strength test.

Consultation:
Discussion of the results and any follow-up interventions.

QUESTIONNAIRE

On behalf of The Vital Company you’ll receive an e-mail, through the platform QIEK, with the title: The Vital Company heeft een vragenlijst voor je klaargezet. The system is in Dutch, therefore we attach an English translation in this email. Please fill in the digital questionnaire before you have the Health Check, so we can give you a complete advise.

WHERE AND WHEN ARE ARE HEALTH CHECKS TAKING PLACE?

The Health Checks will take place from Monday 11 November until 13 December 2019. The Health Checks are carried out at the campus in the Sports Centre, De Hems 20 (Building 49). Prior to your appointment, you can sign in to the Service Desk.

HOW DO YOU REGISTER?

Registration is possible on the website until 8 November. Available time slots are shown on the registration page. You will receive email confirmation after registration. This will include an invitation for a diary appointment, once you confirm this appointment, it automatically appears in your UT outlook calender.

We would like to offer Health Checks to everyone who is interested. If it is no longer possible to register, send an e-mail to gezondensterk@utwente.nl. You will be placed on a waiting list and notified as soon as an appointment becomes available.

FURTHER INFORMATION

After registration participants will receive an email with all the information relevant to the appointment at least 1 week before the Health Check. Amongst others, what you should bring, what you need to consider in advance and what to do if you are delayed.  

PRIVACY

The Health Check results are confidential and will be treated as such. They are governed by medical confidentiality regulations. The Health Check results will be provided to the university in the form of a collective report. The university has no insight into personal answers, and the results cannot be traced back to any one person. You will receive a written report containing your individual results after the final consultation.  Individual results can be found in a personal dashboard and will be given as a handout after your final interview.

If you have any questions after reading this information, please contact Ingrid Bos-Bosscha of Gezond en Sterk op het Werk via gezondensterk@utwente.nl

REGISTRATION

Registration is closed, please contact gezondensterk@utwente.nl for the waitinglist.