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Poyakian M, Zakerian S A, Avakh A, Khoda karim S, Mohamadian F, Kangavari M. Worker’s work ability index in the fruit and vegetable stands in Tehran in 2014. psj. 2015; 13 (4) :34-41
URL: http://psj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-143-en.html

1- Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- MSc Student of Industrial Safety, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- Ph.D. Student of Occupational Health, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
6- MSc Student of Occupational Health, Student Research Committee, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , Kangavari1366@gmail.com
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Introduction: Now a days being involved in the jobs that are consistent with the capabilities and limitations, is one of the most important priorities of occupational health and company executives. The aim of this study was to determine the work ability index and factors affecting it in the fruit and vegetable stands workers in the fields of Tehran in 2014.

Methods: The present study was a cross-sectional descriptive-analytical study. The studied group was 268 workers, chosen by simple random selection, in the fruit and vegetable stands of 22 different zones of Tehran’s fields. In order to predict the work ability, demographic and career information questionnaire and work ability index questionnaire was used. Based on obtained scores, individuals were classified into four groups for the prediction of work ability. Statistical methods such as chi-square, correlation coefficient and T-test were utilized to data analyze, by using SPSS version 18.

Results: Mean of work ability index was 36.46±6.44. All Correlation coefficients showed a significant inverse relationship between age (P<0.001) and job experience (P<0.03) with work ability index. Also difference of mean work ability in six job groups was not statistically significant (P=0.06). No significant relationship was seen between level of education and work ability (P=0.12). On the other hand, mean of work ability index for singles was significantly higher, compared with married ones (P=0.03).

Conclusion: According to the results, the ability index of workers in fruit and vegetable stands was intermediate. Therefore, it is suggested that training programs, insurance coverage and pensions to be more considered based on labor law and modifying workstations, in the priorities of employers.

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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Health Sciences
Received: 2015/07/8 | Accepted: 2015/09/11 | Published: 2015/11/1

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