|Document ID (ISN)||78002|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Influence of exercise-focused group activities on the physical activity, functional capacity, and work ability of female farmers - A three-year follow up
||1999, Vol.5, No.3, p.381-394. Illus. 26 ref.
||The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of exercise-focused group activities on female farmers' physical activity, functional capacity, and work ability over a period of 3 years. Physical activity increased more in the intervention group (n = 62) than in the control group (n = 64) during the first year. By the third year, physical activity had almost returned to the pre-intervention level. In the 3-year follow-up examination, muscular endurance and cardio-respiratory fitness had improved in the intervention group, and there were more instances of decreases in musculoskeletal symptoms in the intervention group than in the control group. The index used to measure perceived work ability showed no changes over the 3-year period. It can be concluded that group activities focused on leisure-time physical activity and work habits can be recommended as health promotion measures for farmers.
||work capacity; musculoskeletal diseases; sports and recreation; agriculture; women
||health programmes; long-term study; assessment of working capacity
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Physical fitness programmes