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Journal:   JOURNAL OF SABZEVAR UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2016 , Volume 23 , Number 4; Page(s) 618 To 625.
 
Paper: 

ASSESSING OF PARAMETERS ASSOCIATED WITH SPIROMETER INDUSTRIAL WORKERS ADMITTED FOR EMPLOYMENT EXAMINATIONS TUYSERKAN CITY IN 2013

 
 
Author(s):  MIRMOINI SEYEDE SOMAYE, KHAZAEI SALMAN, KANGAVARI MEHDI, AFSHARI MARYAM*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, HAMADAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, HAMADAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Backgrounds: Spirome try as a screening method for occupational lung diseases is frequently used. The main purpose of spirometry is the early diagnosis of lung function decline before emergence of clinical symptoms. This study aimed to determine parameters associated with spirometery of industrial workers admitted for employment examinations Tuyserkan City.
Methods & Materials: This is a cross-sectional study conducted on 200 workers of various industries in Tuyserkan in fall 2013. This study was performed by referring to the city health department of Tuyserkan occupational health and doing spirometric tests with Spirolab II device and filling out questionnaires through interviews. Spirometry test has been confirmed by standards of American Thoracic Society. Data were analyzed using Stata 11.
Results: About 5.3% of men were in unsiutable condition in terms of their respiratory functions while this figure was 16.1% in women. The relationship between gender and respiratory status was statistically significant (P=0.03). With regard to the employment status and respiratory function of workers, 18% of of ordinary workers had unsuitable respiratory conditions. Spirometric patterns obtained from patients with respiratory problems revealed that 52.09% of them had complex pattern, 29.1% restrictive pattern and 22.8% obstructive pattern.
Conclusion: According to the results, performing pre-employment and periodic examinations, continuous monitoring by health professionals, and using appropriate personal protective equipment along with training for quitting smoking are essential.

 
Keyword(s): SPIROMETER PARAMETERS, RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, INDUSTRIES WORKERS, RESPIRATORY DISORDERS
 
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