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Document ID (ISN)110148
CIS number 09-1023
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dimich-Ward H., Taliadouros V., Teschke K., Chow Y., Abboud R., Chan-Yeung M.
Title Quality of life and employment status of workers with western red cedar asthma
Bibliographic information Sep. 2007, Vol.49, No.9, p.1040-1045. 29 ref.
Abstract The impact of current employment status and other factors on quality of life was evaluated for workers diagnosed with western red cedar asthma in British Columbia, Canada. Data were collected by means of structured telephone interviews. Among the 213 participants, employment status was the most consistent predictor of quality-of-life domains, with highest scores for employed subjects, particularly those who were no longer exposed to red cedar. Subjects who had quit work because of their asthma had worse scores, particularly for vitality and general health perceptions. Other factors independently associated with specific aspects of poor quality of life were having asthma-like symptoms, taking medication, and not being married.
Descriptors (primary) non-occupational factors; British Columbia; asthma; unemployment; work aptitude; woodworking industry; mental health
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; state of health; Canada
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Woodworking industry
Unemployment
Lumber and the woodworking industry
Psychological factors