Injury prevalence and associated costs among participants of an employee fitness program

Shan P. Tsai, Edward J. Bernacki, William B. Baun

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The prevalence, cost, and type of injury among participants of an employee fitness program and nonexercising co-workers were studied over a 2-year period from 1984 to 1985. The purpose of the study was to determine whether participants of an employee fitness program (n = 2,871) experienced a greater risk of injury and resultant higher costs than nonparticipants (n = 3,233). Overall, there were no significant differences in the rate or cost of injuries among the various participation levels (from 0 to 3 or more times per week). However, the data indicated that individuals who occasionally participated in the fitness program experienced a greater, but nonsignificant, risk of injury (6.3 per 100 persons who exercised

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-482
Number of pages8
JournalPreventive Medicine
Volume17
Issue number4
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StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Injury prevalence and associated costs among participants of an employee fitness program. / Tsai, Shan P.; Bernacki, Edward J.; Baun, William B.

In: Preventive Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 4, 1988, p. 475-482.

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Tsai, Shan P. ; Bernacki, Edward J. ; Baun, William B. / Injury prevalence and associated costs among participants of an employee fitness program. In: Preventive Medicine. 1988 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 475-482.
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