The DPhacto cohort: An overview of technically measured physical activity at work and leisure in blue-collar sectors for practitioners and researchers

Marie Birk Jørgensen*, Nidhi Gupta, Mette Korshøj, Julie Lagersted-Olsen, Morten Villumsen, Ole Steen Mortensen, Jørgen Skotte, Karen Søgaard, Pascal Madeleine, Afshin Samani, Anders Ørberg, Charlotte Lund Rasmussen, Andreas Holtermann

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Abstract

For improved prevention of health issues among blue-collar workers, there is a need for an overview of the physical activity at work and leisure using technical long-term measurements in blue-collar sectors investigation of differences between the sectors. Thus, the objective of this paper was to provide an overview and investigate differences in physical activities and body postures at work and leisure among blue-collar sectors. The Dphacto cohort consists of 1087 workers from manufacturing, transportation and cleaning sectors (901 blue-collar and 186 white-collar workers) in Denmark. Eligible workers provided physical activity and heart rate measurements over several days with follow-up on health-related outcomes by self-report and registers. Considerable differences in sitting, standing, time on feet (walking, shuffling and standing combined) and forward bending of the back were found between work and leisure, and between the sectors. This overview of physical activity at work and leisure can be useful for better prevention of work-related health issues among blue-collar workers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Ergonomics
Volume77
Pages (from-to)29-39
ISSN0003-6870
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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Keywords

  • Actigraph
  • Actiheart
  • Body posture
  • Electrocardiography
  • Heart rate
  • Heart rate reserve
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Occupational health
  • Physical work demand
  • Physical workload
  • Work environment

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Jørgensen, Marie Birk ; Gupta, Nidhi ; Korshøj, Mette ; Lagersted-Olsen, Julie ; Villumsen, Morten ; Mortensen, Ole Steen ; Skotte, Jørgen ; Søgaard, Karen ; Madeleine, Pascal ; Samani, Afshin ; Ørberg, Anders ; Rasmussen, Charlotte Lund ; Holtermann, Andreas. / The DPhacto cohort : An overview of technically measured physical activity at work and leisure in blue-collar sectors for practitioners and researchers. In: Applied Ergonomics. 2019 ; Vol. 77. pp. 29-39.
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The DPhacto cohort : An overview of technically measured physical activity at work and leisure in blue-collar sectors for practitioners and researchers. / Jørgensen, Marie Birk; Gupta, Nidhi; Korshøj, Mette; Lagersted-Olsen, Julie; Villumsen, Morten; Mortensen, Ole Steen; Skotte, Jørgen; Søgaard, Karen; Madeleine, Pascal; Samani, Afshin; Ørberg, Anders; Rasmussen, Charlotte Lund; Holtermann, Andreas.

In: Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 77, 05.2019, p. 29-39.

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