Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search Results

Study Details
Prevention LevelPrimary
Study Year2001
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
OccupationHealth care workers in general population
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity InterventionAccommodation of sensitized workers (1985), education (1994), voluntary medical surveillance (1994), instituted glove changes (1995, 1997) Medical surveillance consisted of skin prick test and questionnaire.
Participation RateResearchers obtained claims (n=60) for OA that were allowed by the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
Intervention EffectivenessAccording to year of "accident", claims allowed for OA due to NRL in health care workers increased from 7 in 1993 to 11 in 1994. The number of claims subsequently fell to 3 in 1995, 3 in 1996, 2 in 1997, 2 in 1998, and 1 in 1999. The distribution of claims according to year of claim set-up was similar, but the curve was shifted slightly towards the right, with more cases in the final years.
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