Enhancement of a Sense of Coherence and Natural Killer Cell Activity which Occurred in Subjects who Improved their Exercise Habits through Health Education in the Workplace

Hiroyuki Nakamura, Ichiyo Matsuzaki, Shinichiro Sasahara, Kotaro Hatta, Hirofumi Nagase, Yoshiko Oshita, Yukie Ogawa, Yoshitaka Nobukuni, Yasuhiro Kambayashi, Keiki Ogino

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Abstract

We have previously demonstrated that a sense of coherence (SOC), a candidate for a mediating stress factor, is involved in natural killer cell activity (NKCA) reduced in smokers, whereas the relationship among exercise, NKCA and SOC is unclear. To clarify the effects of exercise on SOC and NKCA, we examined the changes in SOC and NKCA before and after health education to encourage exercise. Of one-hundred and one male office workers who received the health education for one year, 27 improved, 65 were unchanged and 9 had deteriorated exercise habits. The repeated measures analysis of variance showed that SOC in workers with improvement in the exercise habit were increased more significantly by the health education than those in workers without improvement (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-285
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Occupational Health
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Exercise
  • Health education
  • Natural killer cell activity
  • Sense of coherence
  • Stress
  • Work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Toxicology

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Nakamura, H., Matsuzaki, I., Sasahara, S., Hatta, K., Nagase, H., Oshita, Y., Ogawa, Y., Nobukuni, Y., Kambayashi, Y., & Ogino, K. (2003). Enhancement of a Sense of Coherence and Natural Killer Cell Activity which Occurred in Subjects who Improved their Exercise Habits through Health Education in the Workplace. Journal of Occupational Health, 45(5), 278-285. https://doi.org/10.1539/joh.45.278