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Document ID (ISN)109374
CIS number 09-310
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Suarthana E., Malo J.L., Heederik D., Ghezzo H., L'Archevêque J., Gautrin D.
Title Which tools best predict the incidence of work-related sensitization and symptoms
Bibliographic information Feb. 2009, Vol.66, No.2, p.111-117. 26 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; sensitization; prediction; handling of animals
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; symptoms; diagnosis; description of technique; questionnaire survey; cohort study; skin tests; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; Indonesia; Netherlands
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Livestock rearing