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Kartläggning av fysisk aktivitet & förekomst av smärtrelaterad funktionsbegränsning bland maskinförare
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

According to the World Health Organization, physical inactivity is the fourth largest cause of global mortality. To promote health, reduce the risk of disease, prevent premature death, and maintain/improve exercise capacity it is recommended that all adults are physically active for at least 150 minutes/week of moderate intensity. Employers have an important role to encourage employees to a healthy lifestyle. Regularly physically active have higher physical resistance, higher stress tolerance, better performance, increased motivation and higher productivity. Machine operators has a sedentary job, repetitive movements and long shifts and are exposed to whole body vibrations which could contribute to musculoskeletal disorder.

The aim was to survey machine operators’ physical activity and the prevalence and cause of functional limitation in work due to pain. A further purpose was to investigate if and how the machine operators believe that the employer can promote physical activity?

The method was quantitative method.

The results show that 8/9 of the machine operators in the study are physically active for more than 150 min/week of moderate intensity. There is pain and functional limitation in the work but this can´t be explained by sex, age, BMI or activity level. Respondents believe that the employer can promote physical activity through smaller grants, access to the gym and exercise during working hours.

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Keyword [en]
Promotion, employers, musculoskeletal disorders, workplace, exercise
Keyword [sv]
Promotion, arbetsgivare, belastningsbesvär, arbetsplats, motion
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-80170OAI: diva2:647191
Educational program
Master's Programme in Occupational Health
Available from: 2016-03-31 Created: 2013-09-10 Last updated: 2016-03-31Bibliographically approved

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