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Document ID (ISN)112373
CIS number 12-0143
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tsai H.H., Peng S.M., Yeh C.Y., Chen C.J., Chen R.Y.
Title An effective physical fitness program for small and medium-sized enterprises
Bibliographic information May 2011, Vol.49, No.3, p.311-320. Illus. 40 ref.
Internet access An_effective_physical_fitness_program_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract The aim of this study was to develop a practicable worksite physical fitness programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Community-based intervention consisting of a three-month exercise course was conducted, and its benefits evaluated. A self-administrated structured questionnaire and physical fitness examination were designed to compare the difference between pre and post intervention. After the intervention, health indicators such as weight, blood pressure, resting heart rate, waistline, BMI, front and back trunk flexibility, abdominal muscle durability and back muscle strength were significantly improved, and improvements in musculoskeletal disorders were seen in reduced neck, wrist and upper/lower back pain. Cardiovascular risk factors showed a significant improvement related to frequent participation in the programme and the exercise group reported a significant difference in overall health.
Descriptors (primary) Taiwan (China); small enterprises; state of health; physical fitness programmes
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; programme evaluation; medical examinations
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Physical fitness programmes
Workplace health promotion