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Physical fitness assessment of a Venezuelan industrial direct labor force population

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Alejandro Labrador Parra ,
Alejandro Labrador Parra

Universidad Central de Venezuela, Facultad de Ingeniería, Escuela de Ingeniería de Procesos Industriales. Maracay, Venezuela

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Evelin Escalona ,
Evelin Escalona

Universidad de Carabobo (CEST-UC), Coordinación de Postgrado Salud Ocupacional e Higiene del Ambiente Laboral y del Programa de Doctorado en Salud Publica. Maracay, Venezuela

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Francisco Burgos Navarrete ,
Francisco Burgos Navarrete

Universidad Central de Venezuela Facultad de Agronomía, Depto. de Química y Tecnología. Maracay, Venezuela

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Abstract

Introduction The purpose of this research is to evaluate the physical fitness variables of Venezuelan workers, taking into account exercise batteries or submaximal tests that have been little used in the industrial environment.
Methods: A quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional, epidemiological and field study was conducted in a Venezuelan population of industrial direct labor workers in bipedestation. The sample consisted of 185 workers (M: 136, W: 49) in the main industrial areas of the state of Aragua-Venezuela.
Results: Results were obtained on the physical fitness of Venezuelan industrial direct labor workers presenting average results in both sexes. Calculations for obtaining HRmax and RAC in ml O2 min-1 kg-1 were taken into account.
Conclusions: A population of industrial direct labor was observed, of low physical capacity with values associated with age (42.87 M-38.43W), physical wear and tear, poor physical fitness habits, poor dietary habits and decrease in muscle mass.

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Labrador Parra A, Escalona E, Burgos Navarrete F. Physical fitness assessment of a Venezuelan industrial direct labor force population. Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation / Rehabilitacion Interdisciplinaria [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 14 [cited 2024 Jun. 25];4:88. Available from: https://ri.saludcyt.ar/index.php/ri/article/view/88

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