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dc.contributor.authorGram, Ben
dc.contributor.authorWestgate, Kateen
dc.contributor.authorKarstad, Ken
dc.contributor.authorHoltermann, Aen
dc.contributor.authorSøgaard, Ken
dc.contributor.authorBrage, Sorenen
dc.contributor.authorSjøgaard, Gen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-14T15:36:15Z
dc.date.available2016-01-14T15:36:15Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-21en
dc.identifier.issn1077-3525
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/253279
dc.description.abstractBackground: There is a lack of quantification of occupational physical activity (OPA) and leisure time physical-activity (LTPA) among construction workers. Objectives: To describe physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE), physical workload, and the effect of a PA-intervention among construction workers. Methods: Sixty-seven Construction workers self-reported their PA, had PA assessed directly (PAEE), and observed OPA using the tool ‘Posture, Activity, Tolls and Handling’. The PA-intervention (PA;n=29,Controls;n=24) included 3x20-min training/week for 12 weeks. Results: Baseline median OPA was 5036 MET-min/week and LTPA 2842 MET-min/week, p<0.01. OPA directly recorded was (mean ±SE): 56.6±3.2 J/kg/min and LTPA was: 35.7±2.2 J/kg/min (p<0.001). Manual material handling was performed for ≥25% of working time by more than 50% of the participants. Post intervention, the training group reduced overall PAEE compared to the control group but not specifically during work. Conclusions: OPA was within the maximum recommended level of 1/3 proposed in consensus guidelines but did not decrease with PA-intervention.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study is part of the FINALE programme supported by a grant (16-2006-04) from the Danish Working Environment Research Foundation and the Ministry of Culture Committee on Sports Research, Denmark. This study is registered in in www.clinicaltrials.com (number NCT01007669).
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.subjectworkplace physical activity programen
dc.subjectphysical fitnessen
dc.subjectoccupational healthen
dc.titleOccupational and leisure-time physical activity and workload among construction workers – a randomized control studyen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Taylor & Francis via https://doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2016.1142724en
prism.endingPage44
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameInternational Journal of Occupational and Environmental Healthen
prism.startingPage36
prism.volume22en
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-01-12en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/10773525.2016.1142724en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-04-21en
dc.contributor.orcidWestgate, Kate [0000-0002-0283-3562]
dc.contributor.orcidBrage, Soren [0000-0002-1265-7355]
dc.identifier.eissn2049-3967
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (MC_UU_12015/3)


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