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Effects of a 12 week self-managed stretching program among Korean-Chinese female migrant workers in Korea: A randomized trial

Authors
 Hyeonkyeong Lee  ;  Duckhee Chae  ;  JoEllen Wilbur  ;  Arlene Miller  ;  Kyongeun Lee  ;  Hwaeun Jin 
Citation
 JAPAN JOURNAL OF NURSING SCIENCE, Vol.11(2) : 121-134, 2014 
Journal Title
 JAPAN JOURNAL OF NURSING SCIENCE 
ISSN
 1742-7932 
Issue Date
2014
MeSH
China/ethnology ; Female ; Humans ; Muscle Stretching Exercises* ; Republic of Korea ; Self Care* ; Transients and Migrants*
Keywords
acculturative stress ; migrant ; musculoskeletal symptoms ; stretching
Abstract
AIM: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of a 12 week, self-managed, community-based stretching program on musculoskeletal fitness, musculoskeletal symptoms, and acculturative stress, in Korean-Chinese female migrant workers in Korea. METHODS: This was a randomized controlled trial with random assignment of eligible full-time Korean-Chinese female migrant workers to a stretching exercise intervention (n=40) or an enhanced stretching exercise intervention (n=40) condition. Both conditions received a 6 min stretching exercise program that included an orientation and three work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) educational classes. Between educational classes, the enhanced stretching exercise condition also received mobile phone text messaging and telephone counseling to increase self-efficacy (confidence in overcoming barriers) and provide social support. Flexibility, muscle strength, musculoskeletal symptoms, and acculturative stress were assessed at baseline and 12 weeks. RESULTS: Significant increase in flexibility was noted for both conditions, but acculturative stress was significantly reduced only in the standard intervention condition. Muscle strength and WMSD symptoms had no significant changes at the 12 week follow up in both conditions. CONCLUSION: The 12 week, self-managed, community-based, stretching exercise program was effective to increase flexibility. The standard stretching intervention without any enhancements may be a more cost-effective way to increase flexibility. Longitudinal studies, however, are needed to see if the long-term effects are greater in the enhanced intervention for the migrant worker population.
Full Text
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jjns.12010/abstract
DOI
10.1111/jjns.12010
Appears in Collections:
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Lee, Hyeonkyeong(이현경) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9558-7737
Chae, Duck Hee(채덕희)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/98690
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