Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
AuthorVandenplas
Study Year2002
CountryBelgium
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
Agent CategoryPlants
Specific AgentLatex
Occupation Various occupations (Includes cohort reported by Vandeplas, 1995)
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity Intervention Removal from exposure, reduction in exposure (median: 56 months)
Participation Rate36 of 44 eligible subjects (Participation rate: 82%)
Intervention EffectivenessFor subjects who avoided exposure (n=16), asthma severity decreased (p=0.001) and PC20 increased (p=0.002). For subjects who reduced their exposure (n=20), asthma severity decreased (p<0.001), and PC20 increased (p<0.001). But socioeconomic consequences (work disability, income loss) were more frequently associated with cessation than reduction of exposure (p<0.05).
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