SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.26 issue4Adaptation study of disabled health care workers during 2014 to november 2015Cardiovascular risk factor and its relationship with sociodemographic and laboral factors in aparently healthy workers author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Revista de la Asociación Española de Especialistas en Medicina del Trabajo

Print version ISSN 1132-6255


AYESTARAN-ALDAZ, Adriana et al. The impact of physical exercise on quality of life examined in a work environment. Rev Asoc Esp Espec Med Trab [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.4, pp.247-256. ISSN 1132-6255.


The aim of this study is to analyse the correlation between the main components of physical activity (strength, flexibility and resistance) and quality of life examined in a work environment.


In a randomized, controlled trial throughout one year of follow-up patients were evaluated by their quality of life (SF-36 health survey) and their physical exercise (resistance measured by cardiopulmonary stress test; strength and flexibility based on Eurofit Fitness Test Battery). The intervention group received a personalized exercise plan and the control group attended an informative talk with general guidelines.


Both groups improved their physical activity, however, Intervention group had better results 48,7 than Control group 40,87 (p=0,03). Workers with better physical activity proved a greater quality of life (OR:6,69; IC95%:1,48-30,20), being the resistance the major contributing component (OR:8,64; IC95%:1,69-44,04).


Workers with a higher level of physical exercise are associated with improved quality of life.

Keywords : quality of life; quality of working life; physical activity; SF-36..

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )