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The Effect of Static Workplace Stretching on the Balance in Computer Operators with a Single Leg Balance Test

Background: Flexibility is an essential component of the exercise program; however, it is not clear how the best use can be made in an educational program. It is common to spread stretching Exercise among computer operators. Stretching exercises are regularly recommended, even in many articles, with the goal of preventing injury and muscle pains, or even to increase muscle performance.

Objectives: The purpose of the present article is to determine static workplace stretching on the balance in computer operators with a Single leg balance test.

Patients and Methods: 420 health care workers with an average age of 37.1 (SD=8.03) who were randomly selected, were divided into two groups, with intervention and control group names. Within the intervention groups, individual differences in flexibility, familiarity with static stretching methods in teaching and doing stretching, and the distinction among the equilibrium test were considered. Initially, the pain test questionnaire (vas), then the stretching exercise (SE), and the Foot Balance Test, were performed before and after training based on the Pender Health Promotion Model (HPM). This period lasted for eight weeks, at some point of which period stretching was performed. Throughout this time, the software program was used to draw stretching sporting activities on the computer. Static test changed into was used to measure static equilibrium. Eventually, T-test was used for analysis.

Results: Significant increase in static balance after SE (37.1 ± 4.20) was observed. In contrast, before the SE (2.65 ± 3.87). Functional T-test analysis showed that there was a significant difference between intervention groups and control group (P<0.05). The intervention group was better than the control group and there was no significant difference in the control group. In the level of behavioral score, there was a significant difference between the two groups by independent t-test (P<0.001) and this was in the intervention group with the aid of paired t-test (P=0.222). VAS pain scores showed a significant difference between the two groups with independent t-test (P<0.001) and the VAS score in the intervention group was obtained by paired t-test (P<0.001).

Conclusions: SE with positive effects on pain relief, on the other hand, increased the behavior and static balance in computer operators with a single leg balance test.

Author(s): Mohammad Hossein Delshad* and Fatemeh Pourhaji

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