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The Work Ability of Hong Kong Construction Workers in Relation to Individual and Work-Related Factors.

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Summary of "The Work Ability of Hong Kong Construction Workers in Relation to Individual and Work-Related Factors."

The shortage in Hong Kong of construction workers is expected to worsen in future due to the aging population and increasing construction activity. Construction work is dangerous and to help reduce the premature loss of construction workers due to work-related disabilities, this study measured the work ability of 420 Hong Kong construction workers with a Work Ability Index (WAI) which can be used to predict present and future work performance. Given the importance of WAI, in this study the effects of individual and work-related factors on WAI were examined to develop and validate a WAI model to predict how individual and work-related factors affect work ability. The findings will be useful for formulating a pragmatic intervention program to improve the work ability of construction workers and keep them in the work force.

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Name: International journal of environmental research and public health
ISSN: 1660-4601
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