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Document ID (ISN)109214
CIS number 09-50
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bakke J.V., Moen B.E., Wieslander G., Norbńck D.
Title Gender and physical and psychosocial work environments are related to indoor air symptoms
Bibliographic information June 2007, Vol.49, No.6, p.641-650. 63 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess gender differences in self-reported indoor-air symptoms as a function of psychosocial and physical work environments. Persons working in four university buildings were investigated by means of questionnaires, blood samples, and indoor environment measurements (temperature, air velocity, relative humidity, CO2 and dust). Analyses were performed by linear and logistic regression. Women reported health symptoms more often than men and complained more about physical but not psychosocial factors. Men's symptoms and complaints were more specifically associated to air velocity and humidity. Relative humidity in the range of 15% to 35% was associated with the perception of too low temperature and dry air. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) subjective assessment; environmental illness; sex-linked differences; educational institutions; risk factors; symptoms
Descriptors (secondary) humidity; airborne dust; Norway; carbon dioxide; psychology of work organization; sick building syndrome; thermal environment; cross-sectional study; allergy tests; individual susceptibility; statistical evaluation; determination in blood; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Sick building syndrome