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AdSP Convention of the Strait - University of Messina for the promotion of the health of port workers

The activities will involve a sample of 200 people that will be followed for 18 months

The Port System Authority of the Strait and the Department of Biomedical, Dental and Imaging Sciences Morphological and Functional "Biomorf" of the University of Messina have signed a "Convention for the implementation of the project to promote workers' health ports of the Port System Authority of the Strait" which plans to implement a health promotion program for the benefit of port workers operating in each of the ports of Milazzo, Tremestieri, Villa San Giovanni, Reggio Calabria and Saline managed by the AdSP.

The activities will involve a sample of 200 people who will be followed for 18 months with a monitoring of the parameters metabolic and anthropometric and to which they will be administered psychodiagnostic protocols. The staff of the U.O. of Medicine of the Work will carry out a periodic observation at intervals monthly, for the entire duration of the study, in order to evaluate the adherence of the workers involved to the plan to promote the Bless you.

The port authority and the Biomorf Department already had conducted in 2019 a first pilot study that, thanks to the administration of questionnaires, psycho-diagnostic tests and dosage of biomarkers, had highlighted the usefulness of a careful monitoring the health conditions of workers and the organization of work, which is also necessary for the purposes of improvement of the security levels of the activities in port area. "On the basis of these premises, and I await the changed situation of the environmental context in the last 24 months due to the epidemiological emergency from Covid-19 - he explained the president of the AdSP, Mario Mega - it seemed appropriate intervene with a new analysis of the state of health of the workers. We therefore considered it important to intervene with a programme aimed at promoting the health of this category with high risk of work stress, amplified in the latter years of pandemic that, as is sadly known, is having important repercussions on psychophysical well-being and on the organization of work in all contexts and at worldwide'.

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