|Document ID (ISN)||105563|
|Convention or series no.
||Khalfallah T., Derouiche S., Abdallah B., Chaari N., Hanchi M.A., Akrout M.
||Sick building syndrome in the banking sector in Tunis
||Syndrome des bâtiments malsains dans le secteur bancaire de Tunis [in French]|
||Bossons futé, 17 avenue Miss Cavell, 94100 Saint-Maur, France, 2004. Internet document (PDF format). 24p. Illus. 58 ref.
||http://www.bossons-fute.com/Enquetes/sickbbuildingsyndrome.pdf [in French]
||This cross-sectional study investigated the prevalence of sick building syndrome among 286 persons (182 men and 104 women) employed in 20 branches of one of Tunisia's leading banks. Data on personal characteristics and perceived symptoms were collected by means of self-administered questionnaires. The main symptoms reported were headache (34.6% of subjects), chest tightness (23.4%), flu-like syndrome (16.4%) and eye irritation (15.0%). Other findings are discussed. The study establishes a link between these symptoms and sick building syndrome based on findings reported in other countries.
||banking and insurance; sick building syndrome; offices; Tunisia
||influenza; subjective assessment; eye irritation; migraine; microclimate; dyspnoea; psychology and sociology; buildings; questionnaire survey; symptoms
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Tunisia|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Banking and financial services
Sick building syndrome
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases