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Document ID (ISN)105921
CIS number 06-1354
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jégaden D., Dewitte J.D., Loddé B.
Title Fitness to work in maritime navigation: A true evaluation of the risk of disease
Original title L'aptitude à la navigation maritime: une véritable évaluation des risques de maladie [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2005, Vol.66, No.4, p.318-325. 13 ref.
Abstract A methodology for evaluating medical fitness to work in maritime navigation is proposed, based on the characteristics of the maritime environment and the need to take into account the short, medium or long-range prognosis for a given disease. The proposed methodology was developed from a real-life example. It is based on a literature survey, which is presented in detail and discussed. The justification of the aptitude decision is supported by a scored evaluation of the prognosis of a specific disease and of the potential injury from the treatment. In order to support the aptitude decision-making in the best possible way, it is recommended to couple the risk evaluation methodology with that of evidence based-medicine.
Descriptors (primary) state of health; assessment of physical capacity; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; prognosis; physical fitness; industrial physicians; diagnosis; risk factors; medical examinations; work aptitude
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Water transportation