Work-Related physical activity and coronary diseases

AUTHORS

Marziyeh Saeidi 1 , * , Katayoun Rabiei 2

1 Physiotherapist, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

2 General Practitioner, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

How to Cite: Saeidi M, Rabiei K. Work-Related physical activity and coronary diseases, Hormozgan Med J. 2007 ; 11(2):e89466.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 11 (2); e89466
Published Online: March 14, 2007
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 03, 2005
Accepted: March 14, 2007

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Cardiovascular Disease – Exercise – Exercise Physical – work

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