|Document ID (ISN)||110227|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Arif A.A., Delclos G.L., Serra C.
||Occupational exposures and asthma among nursing professionals
||Apr. 2009, Vol.66, No.4, p.274-278. 23 ref.
||To identify occupational risk factors associated with the development of new-onset asthma and bronchial hyper-responsiveness (BHR) in nurses, a cross-sectional survey was administered to a sample of licensed Texas nurses and compared to three other healthcare professional groups. Occupational exposures were ascertained through a job-exposure matrix. Self-reported asthma was significantly greater among nursing professionals involved in medical instrument cleaning (odds ratio (OR) 1.67), exposed to cleaning products and disinfectants (OR 1.72), using powdered latex gloves (OR 1.60) and exposed to solvents (OR 2.00). Risks of BHR symptoms were significantly greater among nursing professionals exposed to cleaning products and disinfectants (OR 1.57) ant to solvents (OR 1.51).
||Texas; asthma; hypersensitivity; risk factors; nursing personnel
||protective gloves; disinfection of equipment; subjective assessment; USA; cleaning agents; job-exposure relation; latex; solvents; disinfectants; exposure evaluation; cross-sectional study; natural rubber
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain; USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Health care services
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)