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Document ID (ISN)106256
CIS number 07-484
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lin S., Wang Z., Wang M.
Title Work ability of workers in western China: Reference data
Bibliographic information Mar. 2006, Vol.56, No.2, p.89-93. 18 ref.
Abstract The Work Ability Index (WAI) is a widely used research tool. The objective of this study was to develop reference WAI data for Chinese workers by age, gender and work content. The WAI questionnaire was administered to a random sample of 10,218 workers (including manual, professional, clerical and semi skilled workers) aged 16-69 years in western China. Findings are discussed. This study provides gender, age and work content specific WAI reference values that will help enable comparison and intervention evaluation in future studies.
Descriptors (primary) China; work aptitude; mental workload; physical workload
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; sickness absenteeism; mental health; white-collar workers; statistical evaluation; blue-collar workers; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Mental workload