Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
AuthorTaivainen
Study Year1998
CountryFinland
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
Agent CategoryAnimal-derived antigens, Plants
Specific AgentCow dander, grains
Occupation Farmers
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity Intervention Use of respiratory equipment (powered respiratory helmet, 1 year)
Participation RateLimitation: no report of participation rate
Intervention EffectivenessSputum production in subjects (n=26) was less during helmet period than non-helmet period (p<0.05). Other symtoms did not differ significantly between the two monitoring periods. Morning PEF increased (p<0.03) and variation in daily PEF diminished (p<0.02) during the helmet period.
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