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Physical leisure-time activities and long-term sick leave: a 15-month prospective study of nurses' aides.
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PMID:  12085479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of the study was to determine the relationship between physical leisure-time activities and the occurrence of long-term sick leaves in nurses' aides. Of 5563 Norwegian nurses' aides who were not on sick leave when they completed a questionnaire in 1999, 4744 (85.3%) completed a second questionnaire 15 months later. Brisk walks (odds ratio [OR], 0.78; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.63 to 0.98), aerobics or gymnastics (OR, 0.71; 95% CI, 0.49 to 1.02), and other physical leisure activities (OR, 0.81; 95% CI, 0.66 to 1.00) for 20 minutes or more at least once a week predicted fewer long-term sick leaves (> 14 days), after adjustments for baseline health complaints, demographic and familial characteristics, former and current smoking, and work factors. In conclusion, regular physical leisure-time activity may be associated with a reduced risk of long-term sickness absence in nurses' aides.
Willy Eriksen; Dag Bruusgaard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1076-2752     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Occup. Environ. Med.     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-27     Completed Date:  2003-01-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  530-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo, PO Box 1130, Blindern, 0318 Oslo, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Leisure Activities*
Life Style
Middle Aged
Nurses' Aides / statistics & numerical data
Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Pain Measurement
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Sick Leave / statistics & numerical data*

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