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Effects of a Self-Stretching Exercise Program on Musculoskeletal Symptom for Care Workers
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Effects of a Self-Stretching Exercise Program on Musculoskeletal Symptom for Care Workers
Wang, Joong-San; Lee, Sang-Min; Kim, Ji-Sung; Kim, Hong-Rae; Park, Si-Eun; Park, Joo-Hyun; An, Ho-Jung; Moong, Ok-Kon; Kim, Soon-Hee;
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This study was carried out to identify how a self-stretching exercise program affects pain for each body area, pain relief and job satisfaction for care workers. 20 of 40 care workers with musculoskeletal symptom were randomly selected and participated a self-stretching exercise program consisting of 15 motions. The intervention was done five times or more per weeks for 8 weeks and 1 session lasted within 15 minutes. 'Musculoskeletal symptom survey table' of the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency(KOSHA) and JDI(Job Descriptive Index) was used for pain on the musculoskeletal symptom and job satisfaction. Survey were done twice before and after the program. The result of this study showed that self-stretching exercise program group(SSPG) relieved from pain significantly in the shoulders(p<.01) and lumbar(p<.05), comparing to the non self-stretching exercise program group(NSPG). Although no significant difference on variations in the JDI appeared in SSPG, the significant reduction appeared from the colleague relationship and organization in NSPG(p<.05). SSPG showed the significant increase on variations in JDI from the job and organization comparing to NSPG. Especially, the improvement on satisfaction for the organization was shown(p<.05). Accordingly, the self-stretching exercise program for care workers can be said to positively affect the overall pain relief and increase on the JDI.
Care Workers;Self-Stretching;Musculoskeletal Symptom;JDI;
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