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Work Ability of the Personnel of a Petrochemical Company and the Relationship Between Age and Physical Activities

Sedighe Abbasi 1 , Hassan Asilian Mahabadi 2 , * and Shahram Vosoughi 3
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1 Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Department of Occupational Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, Safety and Environment, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Health Scope: February 01, 2017, 6 (1); e36776
  • Published Online: July 18, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: January 31, 2016
  • Revised: May 25, 2016
  • Accepted: May 25, 2016
  • DOI: 10.17795/jhealthscope-36776

To Cite: Abbasi S, Asilian Mahabadi H, Vosoughi S. Work Ability of the Personnel of a Petrochemical Company and the Relationship Between Age and Physical Activities, Health Scope. 2017 ; 6(1):e36776. doi: 10.17795/jhealthscope-36776.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
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