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Objectively measured occupational physical activity in blue-collar workers : what is the role of job type, gender and psychosocial resources?

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The aim was to describe occupational physical activity (OPA) and examine the role of psychosocial job resources among blue-collar workers. In a sample of 198 workers (57% male; mean age 44.9 (SD 9.9) year) from 7 companies in Denmark, two accelerometers (Actigraph) were placed on the thigh and trunk during 1-5 consecutive days, to determine working time spent standing, walking, on feet and in activity of moderate to vigorous intensity level (MVPA). The level of influence and social support at work were assessed by questionnaire. The exposure to OPA significantly varied by particular job type, especially in male predominant occupations. Overall, psychosocial job resources did not affect the exposure to OPA. These findings suggest that workplace interventions aiming to prevent adverse outcomes of OPA among blue-collars workers ought to focus on task redesign and target work organizational factors related to specific job type.
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Occupational physical activity, Psychosocial, Blue-collar, Work organization, Objective measurement, RISK, STRESSORS, EXPOSURE, PARADOX, DISEASE

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Clays, Els, et al. “Objectively Measured Occupational Physical Activity in Blue-Collar Workers : What Is the Role of Job Type, Gender and Psychosocial Resources?” APPLIED ERGONOMICS, vol. 82, 2020.
APA
Clays, E., Hallman, D., Oakman, J., & Holtermann, A. (2020). Objectively measured occupational physical activity in blue-collar workers : what is the role of job type, gender and psychosocial resources? APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 82.
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Clays, Els, David Hallman, Jodi Oakman, and Andreas Holtermann. 2020. “Objectively Measured Occupational Physical Activity in Blue-Collar Workers : What Is the Role of Job Type, Gender and Psychosocial Resources?” APPLIED ERGONOMICS 82.
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Clays, Els, David Hallman, Jodi Oakman, and Andreas Holtermann. 2020. “Objectively Measured Occupational Physical Activity in Blue-Collar Workers : What Is the Role of Job Type, Gender and Psychosocial Resources?” APPLIED ERGONOMICS 82.
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Clays E, Hallman D, Oakman J, Holtermann A. Objectively measured occupational physical activity in blue-collar workers : what is the role of job type, gender and psychosocial resources? APPLIED ERGONOMICS. 2020;82.
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E. Clays, D. Hallman, J. Oakman, and A. Holtermann, “Objectively measured occupational physical activity in blue-collar workers : what is the role of job type, gender and psychosocial resources?,” APPLIED ERGONOMICS, vol. 82, 2020.
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  journal      = {{APPLIED ERGONOMICS}},
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  title        = {{Objectively measured occupational physical activity in blue-collar workers : what is the role of job type, gender and psychosocial resources?}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2019.102948}},
  volume       = {{82}},
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