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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/1018

Title: Work & home physical activity profile of women workers in an electronics factory in the Klang Valley, Malaysia
Authors: Nordin, Nor Anita
Shamsuddin, Khadijah
Jamaludin, Jamilah
Zulkafli, Noor Hanizah
Keywords: Physical Activity, Mental Health, Women Workers
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Pristine Publications
Citation: Women's Health and Urban Life Volume: II, Issue: 2
Abstract: This paper describes the prevalence of exercise and other physical activities as well as their correlates among women workers in an electronics factory in the Klang Valley. This was a cross-sectional survey using guided self-administered questionnaires on 496 women workers. Comparisons of sociodemographic profiles, selected physiological parameters, work and physical activity profiles, knowledge and attitudes related to exercise and mental health status were made between the exercise and the sedentary groups. Results show that the prevalence of exercise in this group of women was 19.8% which is higher than the Malaysian national average. Among the sedentary women, high levels of knowledge and attitudes towards exercise did not translate into practice, time constraints being stated as the main problem for not exercising. Women who exercised suffered less depression and stress. However, in this study, exercise was not found to be statistically associated with reduction of anxiety or body weight.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/1018
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