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Samband mellan fysisk aktivitet och självskattad stress, energi och muskelbesvär hos anställda med ett rörligt respektive ett stillasittande arbete.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between physical activity and perceived stress, energy and musculoskeletal disorders among office-workers and warehouse-workers and also to see if there were any differences depending on work-place and gender. The method that was used to collect data was three different validated questionnaires that measured stress and energy (the Stress-Energy questionnaire), musculoskeletal disorders (intensity and localization of pain, a Pain Drawing questionnaire with a VAS-scale) and physical activity (IPAQ – the short version). Eighty-eight workers participated in the study. Forty-seven of them were office-workers and forty-one were warehouse-workers. The result showed that there was a positive association between the variables stress and musculoskeletal disorders (r=,339) (p=,003) and also stress and energy (r=,228) (p=,033) among all workers. The warehouse-workers perceived more muscle-pain (p=,032) and less energy (p=,069) than the office-workers. Among the office-workers were the men more physically active then the women (p=,002). There was also a tendency that the more physically active the office-workers were, the less stressed they felt (-r=,294) (p=,059). The conclusions are that physical activity seems to be associated with a lower stress-level among the office-workers and that the association between stress and pain could be different depending on psychical activity at work.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 28 p.
Keyword [sv]
Fysisk aktivitet, stress, energi, muskuloskeletala besvär, kontorsarbetare, lagerarbetare
National Category
Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-11406Archive number: HPPC-H11-6OAI: diva2:488152
Subject / course
Public health science
Educational program
Health education
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-01 Last updated: 2012-02-08Bibliographically approved

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