Volume 11, Issue 2 (Summer 2007)                   hmj 2007, 11(2): 147-152 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Saeidi M, Rabiei K. Work-Related physical activity and coronary diseases. hmj. 2007; 11 (2) :147-152
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-222-en.html
Abstract:   (9299 Views)
Introduction: Prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increasing in the world. Modernization and reduction of physical activity in present century and also controversial results about relationship between work-related physical activity and CVD, lead to investigate the relationship between work-related physical activity and CVD.
Methods: This cross-sectional study is based on data from first phase of Isfahan healthy heart program in 2000. 12514 people were selected by randomized cluster sampling from Najaf-Abad, Isfahan and Arak. Demographic data and history of CVD and stroke was collected using a standard questionnaire and physical activity was measured using Baecke questionnaire in MET-hour/week. Data was analyzed by SPSS at level of 0.05 by using linear regression after adjusting for confounding variables.
Results: Work-related physical activity was related to stroke inversely (P<0.04) but it was not related to CVD. Leisure-time physical activity was not related to stroke nor CVD significantly in this study.
Conclusion: We found a negative relationship between work-related physical activity and stroke only. It seems that were studies are needed in different types of job subgroups.
Full-Text [PDF 250 kb]   (840 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/21

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:

Send email to the article author