Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search Results

Study Details
Prevention LevelPrimary
Study Year2002
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
OccupationHealth care workers in acute health care settings
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity InterventionPolicy recommendation via scientific publication of proposed guidelines (1995), governmental and semi-governmental sponsored education (1997-1998), regulation stating use of only low-allergen, powder-free NRL gloves (1997)
Participation RateResearchers evaluated histories of 70 health care workers who received workers' compensation for OA caused by NRL.
Intervention EffectivenessWith a lag time of 2 years, there was a correlation between decline in purchase of powdered NRL gloves and decline in suspected NRL OA cases (p<0.01).
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