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Document ID (ISN)106262
CIS number 07-308
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hayati F., Maghsoodloo S., DeVivo M.J., Carnahan B.J.
Title Control chart for monitoring occupational asthma
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.37, No.1, p.17-26. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this research was to investigate whether the Shewhart control chart method is effective in the detection of occupational asthma. It involved 45 workers who were subjected to lung function testing while at work and away from work. Control charts were developed using Shewhart's method. Findings are discussed. The control chart method was found to be effective, simple and inexpensive for early intervention in workers suspected of occupational asthma.
Descriptors (primary) asthma; pulmonary function; diagnosis
Descriptors (secondary) respiratory function tests; medical supervision; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)