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Document ID (ISN)110227
CIS number 09-1253
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Arif A.A., Delclos G.L., Serra C.
Title Occupational exposures and asthma among nursing professionals
Bibliographic information Apr. 2009, Vol.66, No.4, p.274-278. 23 ref.
Abstract 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).
Descriptors (primary) Texas; asthma; hypersensitivity; risk factors; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; disinfection of equipment; subjective assessment; USA; cleaning agents; job-exposure relation; latex; solvents; disinfectants; exposure evaluation; cross-sectional study; natural rubber
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain; USA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)