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Document ID (ISN)70073
CIS number 97-1847
ISSN - Serial title 0903-1936 - European Respiratory Journal
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ameille J., et al.
Title Consequences of occupational asthma on employment and financial status: A follow-up study
Bibliographic information 1997, Vol.10, p.55-58. 19 ref.
Abstract A review of the employment status of 209 patients with occupational asthma showed that 3.1 years after diagnosis, 44% had left their previous job and 25% were unemployed. 32% remained exposed to the offending agents in the same job. 46% had suffered a reduction of income. Claims for compensation, size of the company, level of education, and age at the time of diagnosis were significantly associated with a risk for becoming unemployed or having a new employer after the diagnosis of occupational asthma. It is recommend that the French compensation system for occupational asthma should be revised.
Descriptors (primary) compensation of occupational diseases; employment and reemployment; unemployment; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; France; long-term study; economic aspects; questionnaire survey; change of employment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Unemployment
Workers' compensation