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Physical activity levels at work and outside of work among commercial construction workers.

Authors
Arias-OE; Caban-Martinez-AJ; Umukoro-PE; Okechukwu-CA; Dennerlein-JT
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2015 Jan; 57(1):73-78
NIOSHTIC No.
20045503
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Characterize the number of minutes of moderate and vigorous physical activities at work and outside of work during seven consecutive days, in a sample of 55 commercial construction workers. METHODS: Workers wore accelerometers during work and outside-of-work hours for seven consecutive days and completed brief survey at the seventh day of data collection. RESULTS: From the directly measured physical activity, the average number per participant of moderate minutes of occupational physical activity and physical activity outside of work obtained in short bouts were 243 minutes (65%) and 130 minutes (35%), respectively. Directly measured minutes of vigorous occupational physical activity were significant and positively correlated with self-reported fatigue. CONCLUSIONS: Among commercial construction workers, physical activity from work contributes significantly, approximately two thirds, toward a worker's total amount of weekly minutes of moderate physical activity.
Keywords
Physiological-effects; Physiological-function; Physiology; Physical-exercise; Physical-fitness; Construction-workers; Construction; Statistical-analysis; Fatigue; Total-Worker-Health
Contact
Jack T. Dennerlein, PhD, Northeastern University, Robinson Hall 301, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20150101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
j.dennerlein@northeastern.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Grant
Fiscal Year
2015
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U19-OH-008861; Grant-Number-K01-OH-010485
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1076-2752
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
MA
Performing Organization
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
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