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Document ID (ISN)105563
CIS number 06-1113
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Khalfallah T., Derouiche S., Abdallah B., Chaari N., Hanchi M.A., Akrout M.
Title Sick building syndrome in the banking sector in Tunis
Original title Syndrome des bâtiments malsains dans le secteur bancaire de Tunis [in French]
Bibliographic information Bossons futé, 17 avenue Miss Cavell, 94100 Saint-Maur, France, 2004. Internet document (PDF format). 24p. Illus. 58 ref.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) banking and insurance; sick building syndrome; offices; Tunisia
Descriptors (secondary) influenza; subjective assessment; eye irritation; migraine; microclimate; dyspnoea; psychology and sociology; buildings; questionnaire survey; symptoms
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceTunisia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Banking and financial services
Sick building syndrome
Office work
Bacterial and parasitic diseases