A follow-up study of 128 subjects with red cedar asthma was conducted to evaluate the clinical and socioeconomic impact of the disease in determining the working status of the subjects after the diagnosis was made.
The results suggest that the severity of asthma is not the main determinant of working status.
Comparing the data at diagnosis and at follow-up examination, we foud that the persistence of exposure resulted in a deterioration in the asthma despite the use of more medications.
Subjects who were working were younger and had a larger number of dependents than the subjects who were not working at the time of the follow-up examination.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Immunopathologie, Allergie, Médecine travail, Exposition professionnelle, Economie santé, Homme, Fonction respiratoire, Exploration clinique, Asthme, Etude longitudinale, Evaluation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Immunopathology, Allergy, Occupational medicine, Occupational exposure, Health economy, Human, Lung function, Clinical investigation, Asthma, Follow up study, Evaluation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0040411
Code Inist : 002B06C02. Création : 199406.