Aerobic power and muscle strength among young and elderly workers with and without physically demanding work tasks

B Schibye, A F Hansen, K Søgaard, H Christensen

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Resumé

Udgivelsesdato: 2001-Oct
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftApplied Ergonomics
Vol/bind32
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)425-31
Antal sider6
ISSN0003-6870
StatusUdgivet - 1. okt. 2001
Udgivet eksterntJa

Fingeraftryk

elderly worker
young worker
Muscle
Control Groups
Group
abduction
Research Design
Muscles
indication
Health
worker

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Aerobic power and muscle strength among young and elderly workers with and without physically demanding work tasks. / Schibye, B; Hansen, A F; Søgaard, K; Christensen, H.

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