|Document ID (ISN)||103916|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Mancuso C.A., Rincon M., Charlson M.E.
||Adverse work outcomes and events attributed to asthma
||Sep. 2003, Vol.44, No.3, p.236-245. Illus. 31 ref.
||The objectives of this study were to assess the impact of asthma on work aptitude, workplace events, and career. 196 patients in an urban health care centre completed a questionnaire on life events and rated whether adverse work events were caused by asthma. 36% of these patients had either changed jobs, work hours, or work duties, and 65% had taken days off because of asthma. In multivariate analyses, less education, not wanting to work, more comorbidity, prior use of oral corticosteroids and current use of oral beta agonists and methylxanthines were associated with these outcomes. Also, currently-working patients were more likely to be using inhaled corticosteroids. 39% believed asthma had adversely affected their career by causing them to not pursue a desired career; not get promoted due to absenteeism, change to a worse job and be perceived as incapable of more responsible assignments. 7% had a negative work event in the preceding year that they attributed to asthma, including job loss and unfavourable interactions with co-workers.
||work efficiency; sickness absenteeism; unemployment; work aptitude; transfer to other work; asthma
||corticoids; questionnaire survey; human relations
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)