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Saedpanah K, Eskandary T, Moatamedzade M. Study the relation between Work Ability Index and Life Style in Mechanics of Thermal power plant . johe. 2016; 3 (3) :47-55
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Introduction: Maintenance of work ability and continuous effort to improve reduced work ability of employees is a major concern for managers. This study aimed to determine the level of work ability index and relation with life style in mechanics of thermal power plant.

Method: A total of 60 mechanics from selected thermal power plant were included in this cross sectional study. Health promoting behaviors was tested by Promoting lifestyle questionnaire walker. Work ability was assessed by the Work Ability Index (WAI) and the final score was calculated from answers to its seven dimensions. Data was analyzed using SPSS 21 software.

Results: The mean value of work ability index in this study was 34.80 ± 5.76. The WAI categories were 16.66% in "excellent", 36.6% in "good", 30 % in "moderate", and 16.66% in "poor" levels. Association between life style factors and WAI was statistically significant (P<.0.05). Lower WAI was associated with increasing the age, high work experience and lower education (p<.0.05).

Conclusions: Average of work ability index in mechanics was at average level. Also there is a significant relationship between work ability indexes with life style. 

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