Improvement of Work Ability by Exercise Program
Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a worker's exercise program on work ability. [Subjects] The program was tested on 100 workers at 2 workplaces in Seoul. [Methods] Initially, we conducted a pre-test evaluation of the Worker's cardio-muscular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition analysis and WAI. Then, the program was applied to the workers for 2 months. After the program had been applied, their post-test conditions
... test conditions were evaluated. The obtained data were analyzed by correlation analysis using a statistical software application (SPSS for Window 13.0). [Results] As a result of this study, we can see how a worker's exercise program is associated with work ability. There were statistically significant differences in work ability (p<0.01). [Conclusion] In conclusion, a worker's exercise program increased work ability. This suggest that it is important to manage on-going work ability through a prescribed exercise program.