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mombeini M, habibi E, yadegarfar G, ordudari Z, noorouzi H, koolivand Z. The investigation of association between the maximum aerobic capacity (VO2MAX) with general health (GH), fatigue and satisfaction of job in female employees in isfahan hospitals. johe. 2018; 5 (1) :61-69
URL: http://johe.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-385-en.html
Professor Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health - - Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. , habibi@hlth.mui.ac.ir
Abstract:   (2098 Views)
Background:  The highest aerobic capacity (VO2max) is one of the criteria that can be used to create a balance between work and worker. To maintain the health and physical capacity of individuals, as well as to increase production and profitability, physical work capacity (PWC) can be used to put individuals in jobs proportional to their capacities.
Materials:  This cross-sectional study was performed on 120 women working in hospitals aged 21-49 years old. Individuals were evaluated by a single-stage Ebbeling test. A questionnaire about general health, job fatigue and job satisfaction was used, along with a treadmill. Data were analyzed by SPSS V22 software using the Pearson correlation and t-test.
Results: According to the results, the highest aerobic capacity, physical working capacity and general health were 38.89 ± 1.85 ml.kg-1.min-1، 4.10 ± 0.47 Kcal/min and 25.43 ± 12.09 respectively, and mean and standard deviation of fatigue and job satisfaction scores were 85.87 ± 32.35  and  57.48 ± 13.01 respectively. In this study, there was a significant relationship between VO2max and age, weight, body mass index (BMI), fatigue and job satisfaction.
Conclusion: According to the results, since fatigue and job satisfaction are related to workers' VO2max, it is recommended that, in addition to considering the aspects of physical fitness in the workplace, special attention should be paid to mental aspects, since they affect the physical and, consequently, the productivity of workers.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Ergonomics

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