Borg CR-10 scale as a new approach to monitoring office exercise training

Shariat, Ardalan and Cleland, Joshua A. and Danaee, Mahmoud and Alizadeh, Reza and Sangelaji, Bahram and Kargarfard, Mehdi and Ansari, Noureddin Nakhostin and Sepehr, Faeze Haghighi and Tamrin, Shamsul Bahri Mohd (2018) Borg CR-10 scale as a new approach to monitoring office exercise training. Work, 60 (4). pp. 549-554. ISSN 1051-9815, DOI

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BACKGROUND: There are many potential training exercises for office workers in an attempt to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. However, to date a suitable tool to monitor the perceived exertion of those exercises does not exist. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the Borg CR-10 scale to monitor the perceived exertion of office exercise training. METHODS: The study involved 105 staff members employed in a government office with an age range from 25 to 50 years. The Borg CR-10 scale was self-administered two times, with an interval of two weeks in order to evaluate the accuracy of the original findings with a retest. Face validity and content validity were also examined. RESULTS: Reliability was found to be high for the Borg CR-10 scale (0.898). Additionally a high correlation between the Borg CR-10 scale and Visual Analog Scale (VAS) was identified (rs = 0.754, P < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: This study found the Borg CR-10 scale to be a reliable and valid tool for monitoring the perceived exertion of office exercise training and may potentially be useful for occupational therapists to measure physical activity intensity levels.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perceived exertion; office worker; monitoring; validity and reliability
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International) Office > Academic Enhancement and Leadership Development Centre (Adec)
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2019 02:56
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 02:56

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