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

A randomized trial

Hyeonkyeong Lee, Duckhee Chae, Joellen Wilbur, Arlene Miller, Kyongeun Lee, Hwaeun Jin

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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 6min 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-134
Number of pages14
JournalJapan Journal of Nursing Science
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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Korea
Exercise
Muscle Strength
Communication Aids for Disabled
Text Messaging
Cell Phones
Self Efficacy
Social Support
Longitudinal Studies
Counseling
Randomized Controlled Trials
Costs and Cost Analysis
Population

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Lee, Hyeonkyeong ; Chae, Duckhee ; Wilbur, Joellen ; Miller, Arlene ; Lee, Kyongeun ; Jin, Hwaeun. / Effects of a 12 week self-managed stretching program among Korean-Chinese female migrant workers in Korea : A randomized trial. In: Japan Journal of Nursing Science. 2014 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 121-134.
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In: Japan Journal of Nursing Science, Vol. 11, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 121-134.

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