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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Wai Among Workers In Smes At Wholesale, Fruits, Vegetables And Flower Market In Brazil - From Research To Action
Author: Monteiro I.
Tuomi K.
Ilmarinen J.
Seitsamo J.
Tuominen E.
Correa-Filho H.R.
Abstract: The objective of this study was to evaluate the worker's work ability, work characteristics and life style, which lead of towards the comprehension of certain consequences for health and well being related to the work environment. A cross-sectional study was carried out in Wholesale and Flower Market area with around 1,000 micro and small sized companies, including shops, inspection and cleaning services, administrative sector and autonomous porters. A questionnaire containing socio-demographic data, life-style, health and work aspects, living and work conditions and the Work Ability Index was administered. The sample included 1,006 workers. The male population represented 86.9% of the workers (range from 15 to 73 years old), and the mean age was 33.5 years (SD=12.1). Young women had poor work ability than young men, while the opposite result was found in relation to older women and men. Work breaks had a positive correlation and "to have a work accident during the last year" and related risks/hazards at work (lifting and transporting heavy weight, time pressure, tiredness and stressful job) were negatively correlated with work ability. In the life style model, leisure time, physical activities, number of hours of sleep and "sleeping well" were correlated with work ability. The study indicated that work conditions are quite important in relation to work ability and should be considered when planning workplace health promotion and intervention actions. © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group.
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Date Issue: 2009
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