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Does an Exercise Intervention Improving Aerobic Capacity Among Construction Workers Also Improve Musculoskeletal Pain, Work Ability, Productivity, Perceived Physical Exertion, and Sick Leave? A Randomized Controlled Trial.
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PMID:  23114388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE:: To investigate whether an exercise intervention shown to increase aerobic capacity, would also lead to less musculoskeletal pain; improved work ability, productivity, and perceived physical exertion; and less sick leave. METHODS:: Sixty-seven construction workers were randomized into an exercise group training 3 × 20 minutes per week and a control group. Questionnaires and text messages were completed before and after the 12-week intervention. RESULTS:: No significant changes were found in musculoskeletal pain, work ability, productivity, perceived physical exertion, and sick leave with the intervention. Questionnaires and text messages provided similar results of pain and work ability. CONCLUSIONS:: Although the intervention improved aerobic capacity, it was not successful in improving musculoskeletal pain and other work-related factors. A detectable improvement presumably requires a more multifaceted intervention, larger sample size, or longer follow-up. Text messages may be a convenient data-collection method in future studies.
Bibi Gram; Andreas Holtermann; Ute Bültmann; Gisela Sjøgaard; Karen Søgaard
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-5948     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Occup. Environ. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-11-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark (Ms Gram and Drs Sjøgaard and Søgaard); National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark (Dr Holtermann); and University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Health Sciences, Community & Occupational Medicine, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands (Dr Bültmann).
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