|Document ID (ISN)||78365|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Chen R., Dick F., Semple S., Seaton A., Walker L.G.
||Exposure to organic solvents and personality
||Jan. 2001, Vol.58, No.1, p.14-18. 22 ref.
||To study the effects of exposure to solvents on personality, 260 male dockyard painters in the United Kingdom, 539 local community controls, 109 Chinese dockyard painters, and 255 dockyard controls completed the personality questionnaires. Both British and Chinese data showed that mean neuroticism scores of painters were significantly higher than those of controls, whereas scores of social conformity did not differ. The relative risk of being a painter increased significantly with increasing neuroticism (N) scores, but social conformity or dissimulation (L) scores showed no such trend. In a case-control analysis, there were significant exposure response relations for the N score. Neuroticism was significantly positively related to neuropsychological symptoms in all subjects. Social conformity showed no association with neuropsychological symptoms in British painters and a negative relation among the Chinese painters.
||occupational neurosis; character; organic solvents; shipyards
||China; United Kingdom; human behaviour; social aspects; neuropsychic effects; dose-response relationship; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Shipbuliding and ship repair