|Document ID (ISN)||102160|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report RR 164
||Miller B.G., Graham M.K., Creely K.S., Cowie H.A., Soutar C.A.
Health and Safety Executive
||Questionnaire predictors of asthma and occupational asthma
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 2003. viii, 80p. Illus. 29 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr164.pdf [in English]
||This study provides information towards the development of a questionnaire to identify work-related asthma. A previous postal survey of a community in central Scotland provided a complete data set for almost 12,000 subjects of working age, with responses to a range of questions on respiratory symptoms and their relationship to occupation. For those subjects who had recorded the occupation held when symptoms began, the existing data were augmented by an exposure assessment to characterize exposures typical of those occupations. Certain symptoms were associated, tending to occur together, and a number of syndromes were defined in terms of these. Some limited associations between these syndromes and occupational exposures were identified, particularly with irritant and highly reactive chemicals, and exposure to proteins and other organic substances. These data will be useful for the development of a new questionnaire.
||occupation disease relation; epidemiology; prediction; questionnaire survey; asthma
||proteins; United Kingdom; report; organic compounds; evaluation of results; respiratory diseases; exposure evaluation; case-control study; symptoms
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)