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Pulmonary function testing in cement transport workers at incheh borun border, Northeast of Iran

Khademi, J. and Sadeghi, M. and Ahmadpoor, R. and Tamadon Yolme, J. and Ali Mirzaie, M. and Izadi, N. and Mehrbakhsh, Z. (2019) Pulmonary function testing in cement transport workers at incheh borun border, Northeast of Iran. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 48 (7). pp. 1362-1368.

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate respiratory problems via pulmonary function testing in cement transport workers at Incheh Borun border in northeast of Iran in 2016. Methods: The study was conducted on 358 male workers. All subjects were evaluated for respiratory symptoms via pulmonary function testing and completion of the American Thoracic Society questionnaire. Results: Mean age of workers was 34.8±12.87 yr (age range 16-79 yr). Mean duration of employment was 6.1±4.36 yr. Most workers (75.4) were illiterate or had elementary education. In addition, 56 (15.6) subjects were smokers. Only three individuals (0.3) had obstructive pattern. There was a significant relationship between age of workers and frequency of respiratory problems (P<0.05). Conclusion: It is necessary to educate the workers about the health and safety regulations and use of personal protective equipment in workplace. In addition, periodic evaluation of respiratory function could help protect workers from developing occupational diseases. © 2019, Iranian Journal of Public Health. All rights reserved.

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Subjects: سیستم تنفسی WF
بهداشت عمومی WA
بهداشت عمومی WA > بهداشت حرفه ای
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2019 09:21
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2019 09:21
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/10299

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