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Document ID (ISN)102160
CIS number 03-1193
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2759-4
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 164
Author(s) Miller B.G., Graham M.K., Creely K.S., Cowie H.A., Soutar C.A.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Questionnaire predictors of asthma and occupational asthma
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 2003. viii, 80p. Illus. 29 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr164.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupation disease relation; epidemiology; prediction; questionnaire survey; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) proteins; United Kingdom; report; organic compounds; evaluation of results; respiratory diseases; exposure evaluation; case-control study; symptoms
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)