An Exploration of Nurses Physical Fitness and Its Related Factors in a Medical Center

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151209
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Presentation
Title:
An Exploration of Nurses Physical Fitness and Its Related Factors in a Medical Center
Abstract:
An Exploration of Nurses Physical Fitness and Its Related Factors in a Medical Center
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Wang, Chi, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
Title:Supervisor
Co-Authors:Chung H. Chen, PhD, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Physical fitness play an important role in performing job requirement, responding to emergencies, enjoying recreational activities, and maintaining a good quality of life. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between the current physical fitness of nurses and the variables related to their ôhealth statusö, ôexercise behaviorö and ôemotional laborö. Questionnaires and physiological monitoring were used in this study. A total of 222 participants were randomly selected from the nurses at a medical center in Taiwan. Our results indicated that, (1) 24.8% of the subjects exercised regularly; (2) compared with the norms, subjects demonstrated reductions of 33.3% in cardiopulmonary fitness, 42.8% in flexibility, 39.9% in muscular endurance, 36.2% and 23.1% in muscular strength of lower limbs and upper limbs, respectively; (3) body mass index showed that 14.5% of the subjects were overweight and 15.4% of them were obese; (4) there was no statistically significant correlation between perceived health status and physical fitness; (5) there was a significant positive correlation between ôemotional laborö and body mass index; (6) ôemotional laborö was negatively correlated with the muscular strength of upper limbs. Based on these results, we recommend that the administrators of the hospital focus on the training of nursing staff in order to reduce ôemotional laborö and actively assist and encourage the development of the nursing staff's ôexercise behaviorö. Additionally, individual nurses should steadfastly control their weight and diligently develop a habit of regular exercise.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Exploration of Nurses Physical Fitness and Its Related Factors in a Medical Centeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151209-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Exploration of Nurses Physical Fitness and Its Related Factors in a Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wang, Chi, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Supervisor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">chcccwang@isca.vghks.gov.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Chung H. Chen, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Physical fitness play an important role in performing job requirement, responding to emergencies, enjoying recreational activities, and maintaining a good quality of life. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between the current physical fitness of nurses and the variables related to their &ocirc;health status&ouml;, &ocirc;exercise behavior&ouml; and &ocirc;emotional labor&ouml;. Questionnaires and physiological monitoring were used in this study. A total of 222 participants were randomly selected from the nurses at a medical center in Taiwan. Our results indicated that, (1) 24.8% of the subjects exercised regularly; (2) compared with the norms, subjects demonstrated reductions of 33.3% in cardiopulmonary fitness, 42.8% in flexibility, 39.9% in muscular endurance, 36.2% and 23.1% in muscular strength of lower limbs and upper limbs, respectively; (3) body mass index showed that 14.5% of the subjects were overweight and 15.4% of them were obese; (4) there was no statistically significant correlation between perceived health status and physical fitness; (5) there was a significant positive correlation between &ocirc;emotional labor&ouml; and body mass index; (6) &ocirc;emotional labor&ouml; was negatively correlated with the muscular strength of upper limbs. Based on these results, we recommend that the administrators of the hospital focus on the training of nursing staff in order to reduce &ocirc;emotional labor&ouml; and actively assist and encourage the development of the nursing staff's &ocirc;exercise behavior&ouml;. Additionally, individual nurses should steadfastly control their weight and diligently develop a habit of regular exercise.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:55:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:55:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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