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Document ID (ISN)109213
CIS number 09-211
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bernaards C.M., Proper K.I., Hildebrandt V.H.
Title Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and body mass index in relationship to work productivity and sickness absence in computer workers with preexisting neck and upper limb symptoms
Bibliographic information June 2007, Vol.49, No.6, p.633-640. 42 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate associations among three risk factors (physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and body mass index), work productivity and sickness absence in computer workers. All participants had experienced neck and upper limb symptoms in the preceding six months, the preceding two weeks, or both. Productivity and sickness absence were assessed by means of questionnaires. It was found that physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness were not associated with work productivity or sickness absence. Obese male workers showed significantly lower productivity than other workers. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) work efficiency; sickness absenteeism; physical fitness; body weight; risk factors; upper extremity disorders; office work
Descriptors (secondary) symptoms; sitting posture; obesity; sex-linked differences; neck disorders; cervicobrachial syndrome; questionnaire survey; man-computer interfaces
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Office work
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system