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Document ID (ISN)109576
CIS number 09-540
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Spreeuwers D., de Boer A.G.E.M., Verbeek J.H.A.M., van Beurden M.M., van Dijk F.J.H.
Title Diagnosing and reporting of occupational diseases: A quality improvement study
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, Vol.58, No.2, p.115-121. 23 ref.
Internet access http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/58/2/115 [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess the need of quality improvement in the diagnosis and reporting of noise-induced occupational hearing loss and occupational adjustment disorder. Questionnaires were sent to occupational physicians in the Netherlands. Twenty-three questionnaires on noise-induced hearing loss and 125 questionnaires on adjustment disorder were available for analysis. For noise-induced hearing loss, there was a need for quality improvement of the aspects of medical history, audiometric measurement, clinical diagnosis of the disease and reporting. For adjustment disorder, the assessment of other non-occupational causes needed improvement. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Netherlands; mental health; diagnosis; industrial physicians; notification of occupational diseases; occupational medicine; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) noise; stress factors; questionnaire survey; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland; Netherlands
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Psychological factors
Notification of accidents and diseases
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage