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dc.contributor.authorPhanprasit, Wantanee
dc.contributor.authorChotiphan, Chotirot
dc.contributor.authorKonthonbut, Pajaree
dc.contributor.authorLaohaudomchok, Wisanti
dc.contributor.authorIkäheimo, Tiina
dc.contributor.authorJaakkola, Jouni J.K.
dc.contributor.authorNäyhä, Simo
dc.description.abstractThere is ample evidence regarding positive health effects of cycling or walking to work (active commuting [AC]). However, little is known about the effects of AC on work ability. Therefore, we examined 422 Thai chicken meat industry workers who assessed their current work ability (CWA) compared to their lifetime best by assigning scores ranging from 0 to 10. The CWA was compared between active and non-active commuters using linear regression, cumulative distributions, and quantile regression. Overall, 46 workers (11%) were active commuters. The average CWA score was 8.2 (standard deviation, 1.3; range, 4–10). It was higher by 0.5 units (95% confidence interval: 0.2–0.8) in active commuters. Cumulative distributions showed higher CWA scores among active commuters throughout the CWA scale, with the greatest difference (one CWA unit) at scores of 8–9. This benefit of AC persisted after adjustments and was observed at the 33rd, 50th, and 67th percentiles of CWA but not at percentiles higher or lower than the aforementioned ones. The model-predicted CWA scores for selected combinations of personal and work-related factors were up to two units higher among active commuters. In conclusion, active commuters have better work ability than non-active commuters. However, the potential effects may be limited to workers with good work ability. Relevance to the industry: Since commuting is a necessary daily activity for most of the working population, AC may offer great potential to produce positive effects on work ability and health. AC should be encouraged and included in health promotion programs at national and organizational levels.en_US
dc.identifier.citationPhanprasit, Chotiphan, Konthonbut, Laohaudomchok, Ikäheimo, Jaakkola, Näyhä. Active commuting and work ability: A cross-sectional study of chicken meat industry workers in Thailand. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 2022;91en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 2065746
dc.relation.journalInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2022 The Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)en_US
dc.titleActive commuting and work ability: A cross-sectional study of chicken meat industry workers in Thailanden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US

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