|Document ID (ISN)||107435|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Niemelä R., Seppänen O., Korhonen P., Reijula K.
||Prevalence of building-related symptoms as an indicator of health and productivity
||Oct. 2006, Vol.49, No.10, p.819-825. 37 ref.
||The prevalence of building-related symptoms (BRSs) is commonly used to characterize the indoor air quality in office buildings. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between BRSs and productivity. A first step consisted of identifying published studies that measured simultaneously the prevalence or intensity of BRS and subjectively reported or objectively measured productivity. In addition, two office environments were evaluated, namely a call centre and in an insurance office, in which productivity was assessed using several metrics. The review of 23 studies suggests that a linkage exists between typical BRS and productivity indicators such as work performance or absence from work. Quantitative associations between BRS and productivity were further confirmed in two evaluated office environments.
||work efficiency; symptoms; risk factors; sick building syndrome; office work
||literature survey; sickness absenteeism; Finland
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Sick building syndrome