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Document ID (ISN)112003
CIS number 11-0659
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bortkiewicz A., Gadzicka E., Siedlecka J., Szyjkowska A., Viebig P., Wranicz J.K., Kurpesa M., Dziuba M., Trzos E., Makowiec-Dąbrowska T.
Title Work-related risk factors of myocardial infarction
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2010, Vol.23, No.3, p.255-265. Illus. 41 ref.
Internet access Work-related_risk_factors.pdf [in English]
Abstract The aim of the study was to find out which occupational factors account for the risk of the myocardial infarction. It was conducted in the form of a questionnaire survey of 1053 patients (692 men and 361 women) hospitalized at a Polish University Hospital. The questionnaire consisted of two parts. The first part comprised demographic data, health status at admittance, traditional risk factors for the ischaemic heart disease and was filled-in by physicians. The second part was administered by occupational hygiene specialists and referred to education, job title and characteristics, employment data, self-assessment of work-related and general stress, fatigue, socio-economic status, physical activity, alcohol intake, tobacco smoking and dietary habits. Findings indicate that, among a wide spectrum of occupational factors, stress, noise and fine particulate dust are major contributors to the increased risk of myocardial infarction.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; occupation disease relation; myocardial infarction; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) noise; airborne dust; questionnaire survey; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; hospitals; stress factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Risk evaluation