|Document ID (ISN)||109357|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Mirabelli M.C., Zock J.P., Plana E., Antˇ J.M., Benke G., Blanc P.D., Dahlman-H÷glund A., Jarvis D.L., Kromhout H., Lillienberg L., Norbńck D., Olivieri M., Radon K., Sunyer J., TorÚn K., van Sprundel M., Villani S., Kogevinas M.
||Occupational risk factors for asthma among nurses and related healthcare professionals in an international study
||July 2007, Vol.64, No.7, p.474-479. 29 ref.
||09-0328.pdf [in English]
||This study examined the relations between self-reported work tasks, use of cleaning products and latex glove use with new-onset asthma among nursing and other healthcare workers. A cohort of 332 participants from 22 European sites working in nursing and other related healthcare jobs followed during a nine-year period responded to a questionnaire about their work environment, occupational tasks, products used at work and respiratory symptoms. Poisson regression models were used to compare the risk of new-onset asthma among healthcare workers exposed to various substances to that of unexposed respondents who reported administrative occupations during the entire follow-up period. Compared to the referent group, increased risks were observed risks among hospital technicians (risk ratio RR 4.63) and among those using ammonia and/or bleach at work (RR 2.16). Other findings are discussed.
||asthma; risk factors; health care personnel; nursing personnel
||subjective assessment; ammonia; bleaches; statistical evaluation; case-control study; cohort study; hospitals; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia; Belgium; Germany; Spain; United Kingdom; Greece; Italy; Netherlands; Sweden; USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Health care services
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)