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The effects of compensatory workplace exercises to reduce work-related stress and musculoskeletal pain

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Taubert de Freitas-Swerts, Fabiana Cristina ; do Carmo Cruz Robazzi, Maria Lucia [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Enfermagem Ribeirao Preto, WHO Collaborating Ctr Nursing Res Dev, BR-14040902 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem; v. 22, n. 4, p. 629-636, JUL-AUG 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 12

Objectives: to assess the effect of a compensatory workplace exercise program on workers with the purpose of reducing work-related stress and musculoskeletal pain. Method: quasi-experimental research with quantitative analysis of the data, involving 30 administrative workers from a Higher Education Public Institution. For data collection, questionnaires were used to characterize the workers, as well as the Workplace Stress Scale and the Corlett Diagram. The research took place in three stages: first: pre-test with the application of the questionnaires to the subjects; second: Workplace Exercise taking place twice a week, for 15 minutes, during a period of 10 weeks; third: post-test in which the subjects answered the questionnaires again. For data analysis, the descriptive statistics and non-parametric statistics were used through the Wilcoxon Test. Results: work-related stress was present in the assessed workers, but there was no statistically significant reduction in the scores after undergoing Workplace Exercise. However, there was a statistically significant pain reduction in the neck, cervical, upper, middle and lower back, right thigh, left leg, right ankle and feet. Conclusion: the Workplace Exercise promoted a significant pain reduction in the spine, but did not result in a significant reduction in the levels of work-related stress. (AU)