|Document ID (ISN)||109214|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Bakke J.V., Moen B.E., Wieslander G., Norbńck D.
||Gender and physical and psychosocial work environments are related to indoor air symptoms
||June 2007, Vol.49, No.6, p.641-650. 63 ref.
||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.
||subjective assessment; environmental illness; sex-linked differences; educational institutions; risk factors; symptoms
||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
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Norway; Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Stress, psychosocial factors
||Teaching and educational institutions
Sick building syndrome