|Document ID (ISN)||109576|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Spreeuwers D., de Boer A.G.E.M., Verbeek J.H.A.M., van Beurden M.M., van Dijk F.J.H.
||Diagnosing and reporting of occupational diseases: A quality improvement study
||Mar. 2008, Vol.58, No.2, p.115-121. 23 ref.
||http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/58/2/115 [in English]
||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.
||Netherlands; mental health; diagnosis; industrial physicians; notification of occupational diseases; occupational medicine; hearing loss
||noise; stress factors; questionnaire survey; reliability
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland; Netherlands|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Notification of accidents and diseases
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage