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Ciencia & trabajo

On-line version ISSN 0718-2449

Abstract

SOTO RODRIGUEZ, Francisco  and  MUNOZ POBLETE, Claudio. Workers' perception of benefit of the exercise for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Cienc Trab. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.61, pp.14-18. ISSN 0718-2449.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-24492018000100014.

Different forms of prevention to reduce the incidence of musculoskel etal disorders (MSDs) have been proposed, however, there is no national evidence on the assessment made by workers on the actions implemented by companies. The purpose of this study was to assess workers' perception of the benefit of exercise in the workplace to prevent MSDs. Method: In the context of an evaluation study of exercise effectiveness in the prevention of MSDs in manufacturing workers, a perception survey was applied to all workers (n = 109). Results: 92.3% of the workers considered it important to exercise in the workplace and 82.8% associated it with a healthy behavior, they reported a high level of satisfaction in the group practice of the exer cises (96%) and agree to implement it as a permanent prevention strategy. Conclusion: The workers give high importance to the appli cation of exercise in the workplace, regardless of their modality, which tend to relate to positive perception and beneficial effects for their health.. The application of this type of exercise has a high acceptabil ity by workers, facilitating its implementation and achievement of objectives.

Keywords : perception; musculoskeletal disease; workplace; exercise; occupational health.

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