The office work and stretch training (OST) study: An individualized and standardized approach to improve the quality of life in office workers

In the context of workplace health promotion, physical activity programs have been shown to reduce musculoskeletal diseases and stress, and to improve the quality of life. The aim of this study was to examine the effects
In the context of workplace health promotion, physical activity programs have been shown to reduce musculoskeletal diseases and stress, and to improve the quality of life. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of using the “five-Business” stretch training device for office workers on their quality of life. A total of 313 office workers (173m/137f) participated voluntarily in this intervention–control study with an average age of 43.37 ± 11.24 (SD) years, 175.37 ± 9.35 cm in height and 75.76 ± 15.23 kg in weight, with an average BMI of 24.5 ± 3.81 kg/m2. The participants completed the stretch training twice a week for approximately 10 minutes for a duration of 12 weeks. The SF-36 questionnaire was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention at baseline and after 12 weeks. Significantly improved outcomes in mental sum score (p = 0.008), physical functioning (p < 0.001), bodily pain (p = 0.01), vitality (p = 0.025), role limitations due to physical problems (p = 0.018) and mental health (p = 0.012) were shown after the stretching training. The results suggest that a 12-week stretching program for office desk workers is suitable to improve significantly their health-related quality of life.
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Author:Fabian Holzgreve, Laura Maltry, Jasmin Hänel, Helmut Schmidt, Andreas Bader, Markus Frei, Natalie Filmann, Jan David Alexander Groneberg, Daniela Ohlendorf, Anke van Mark
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-547266
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124522
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/1661-7827
ISSN:1660-4601
Pubmed Id:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=32586026
Parent Title (English):International journal of environmental research and public health
Publisher:MDPI AG
Place of publication:Basel
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2020
Date of first Publication:2020/06/23
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/07/01
Tag:Five-Konzept; SF-36; musculoskeletal disorders; occupational health; quality of life; stretching; workplace health promotion
Volume:17
Issue:12, Art. 4522
Pagenumber:16
First Page:1
Last Page:16
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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
HeBIS PPN:467138109
Institutes:Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Open-Access-Publikationsfonds:Medizin
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0

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