|Document ID (ISN)||109374|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Suarthana E., Malo J.L., Heederik D., Ghezzo H., L'Archevêque J., Gautrin D.
||Which tools best predict the incidence of work-related sensitization and symptoms
||Feb. 2009, Vol.66, No.2, p.111-117. 26 ref.
||This study used information from questionnaires alone or in conjunction with skin tests and bronchial responsiveness tests to develop models for estimating the probability of specific IgE-sensitisation and respiratory symptoms among workers in contact with animal allergens. The models were derived from a cohort of Canadian animal health technology apprentices. The models' internal validity and diagnostic accuracy were evaluated and compared. Findings are discussed. Questionnaires were found to give accurate prediction of the incidence of occupational sensitisation and symptoms.
||allergens; sensitization; prediction; handling of animals
||Canada; symptoms; diagnosis; description of technique; questionnaire survey; cohort study; skin tests; reliability
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; Indonesia; Netherlands|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology