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ID (ISN) del documento112024
Número CIS 11-0665
ISSN - Título de la serie 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Allan K.M., Murphy E., Ayres J.G.
Título Assessment of respiratory health surveillance for laboratory animal workers
Información bibliográfica Sep. 2010, Vol.60, No.6, p.458-463. 16 ref.
Acceso Internet Assessment_of_respiratory_health_surveillance.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen Occupational asthma is the most common work-related respiratory disease in the United Kingdom. Individuals whose work potentially puts them at risk include those exposed to laboratory animals. Workplace health surveillance programmes aim to minimize these health risks but are recognized to be challenging to implement effectively. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the respiratory health surveillance programme provided by an occupational health service (OHS) to individuals potentially exposed to respiratory sensitizers at work with laboratory animals. Case notes from the OHS respiratory health surveillance programme over a two-year period were examined. Symptom detection by the OHS surveillance questionnaire was compared to a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. The surveillance spirometry records were audited against good standards of practice. The current surveillance appears to be effective in identifying potential cases of occupational asthma. Modification of the questionnaire content and layout might improve response rates. This study suggests that spirometry does not detect new cases other than those already identified by questionnaire.
Descriptores (primarios) animales de experimentación; trabajos de laboratorio; enfermedades respiratorias; vigilancia médica; exámenes médicos; cuidado de animales
Descriptores (secundarios) Reino Unido; alergenos; asma; espirometría; encuesta por cuestionario; fiabilidad; instituciones publicas de prevencion
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Alergias
Animal hazards