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Ordudari Z, Soury S, Habibi E, Sharifian Z. Study the relationship between the physical activity and work ability index to office workers and operatives. Iran J Ergon. 2018; 6 (2) :55-63
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MSc Student, Department of Occupational Health, Student Research Committee, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Abstract:   (3652 Views)
Introduction: Regular physical activity plays an important role in the prevention of low back pain, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, depression and early death. Also, work ability is related to the interactions between physical and mental ability, working conditions, employee efficiency, and employee health status. In this research, the relationship between work ability and the level of physical activity is investigated.
Materials & Methods: This study was descriptive-analytical and cross-sectional, which was conducted among 120 office workers and operatives. Physical activity and work ability index were measured using physical activity questionnaire and Iranian version of work ability index. Data analysis was performed using SPSS20 and (P <0.05) was considered significant.
Results: In this study, gardeners and office workers respectively,had the highest and lowest levels of physical activity with the mean of 4206.09 and 3567.58. However, work ability almost was the same in all groups. Also, Pearson correlation coefficient showed that there was no significant relationship between work ability index and physical activity.
Conclusion: According to the results,the work ability index of subjects was good and physical activity was high. Also, there was no significant relationship between work ability index and physical activity, thus making plans to promote the work ability index should be a priority in the intervention program.

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