Actas de congresos
Wai Among Workers In Smes At Wholesale, Fruits, Vegetables And Flower Market In Brazil - From Research To Action
Promotion Of Work Ability Towards Productive Aging - Selected Papers Of The 3rd International Symposium On Work Ability. , v. , n. , p. 37 - 40, 2009.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the worker's work ability, work characteristics and life style, which lead of towards the comprehension of certain consequences for health and well being related to the work environment. A cross-sectional study was carried out in Wholesale and Flower Market area with around 1,000 micro and small sized companies, including shops, inspection and cleaning services, administrative sector and autonomous porters. A questionnaire containing socio-demographic data, life-style, health and work aspects, living and work conditions and the Work Ability Index was administered. The sample included 1,006 workers. The male population represented 86.9% of the workers (range from 15 to 73 years old), and the mean age was 33.5 years (SD=12.1). Young women had poor work ability than young men, while the opposite result was found in relation to older women and men. Work breaks had a positive correlation and "to have a work accident during the last year" and related risks/hazards at work (lifting and transporting heavy weight, time pressure, tiredness and stressful job) were negatively correlated with work ability. In the life style model, leisure time, physical activities, number of hours of sleep and "sleeping well" were correlated with work ability. The study indicated that work conditions are quite important in relation to work ability and should be considered when planning workplace health promotion and intervention actions. © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group.3740IEA Technical Committee for Aging,Vietnam Association of Occupational Health,Department of Ergonomics,Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences,University of Occupational and Environmental Health (UOEH)Checkoway, H., Pearce, N., Kriebel, D., (2004) Research Methods in Occupational Epidemiology, , 2nd. (New York: Oxford)Ilmarinen, J., The ageing workforce - Challenges for occupational health (2006) Occupational Medicine, 56 (6), pp. 362-364. , DOI 10.1093/occmed/kql046(2003) Infocus Programme Boosting Employment Through Small Enterprise Development - SEED, , http://www.ilo.org/seed, [Accessed in 2003 Oct 01]Monteiro-Cocco, M.I., (2002) Capacidade para o Trabalho Entre Trabalhadores de Uma Empresa de Tecnologia Da Informação, , [Livre Docência]. Campinas (SP): Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP. [Work ability among information technology workers]Monteiro, M.I., (1996) Instrumento para Coleta de Dados Sociodemográficos, Trabalho, Saúde e Estilo de Vida. [Socio-demographic, Lifestyle, Work and Health Questionnaire], , revisado em 2004 (Campinas: Universidade Estadual de Campinas)Monteiro, M.I., (2005) Basis for the Implementation of Worker's Health Public Service in Informal Work and SMEs of Wholesale and Flower Market in Sao Paulo State-Brazil, , Public Policy Research Project - Phase II. (Campinas: State University of Campinas)Rantanen, J., Future perspectives in developing high-quality occupational health services for all (1999) Good Occupational Practice and Evaluation of Occupational Health Services, pp. 32-45. , edited by Lehtinen, L., (Helsinque: FIOH)Torgen, M., Experiences of WAI in a random sample of the Swedish working population (2005) International Congress Series, 1280, pp. 328-332. , DOI 10.1016/j.ics.2005.01.016, PII S0531513105000233, Assessment and Promotion of Work Ability, Health and Well-being of Ageing WorkersTuomi, K., Ilmarinen, J., Jahakola, A., (1997) Índice de Capacidade para o Trabalho, , [Work Ability Index]. (Helsinki: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)