Screening for occupational asthma by using a self-administered questionnaire in a clinical setting

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serval:BIB_B479DB135357
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Screening for occupational asthma by using a self-administered questionnaire in a clinical setting
Journal
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Author(s)
Pralong Jacques A., Moullec Gregory, Suarthana Eva, Gerin Michel, Gautrin Denyse, L'Archeveque Jocelyne, Labrecque Manon
ISSN
1536-5948 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1076-2752
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
55
Number
5
Pages
527-531
Language
english
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Because of its high prevalence, early screening for occupational asthma (OA) is crucial. We aimed to evaluate the screening performance of the Occupational Asthma Screening Questionnaire-11 items (OASQ-11) in a clinical setting.
METHODS: Between January 2009 and December 2011, 169 workers referred for potential OA to our hospital completed the OASQ-11 and underwent workups to determine the final diagnosis. The discriminative abilities of the OASQ-11 as a whole and in relation to demographic and exposure parameters were determined by the area under the receiving operator characteristic curve (AUC).
RESULTS: Model 1, consisting of the OASQ's items, showed fair discrimination (AUC, 0.69; 95% confidence interval, 0.58 to 0.80). Addition of age and exposure duration to model 1 improved discrimination (AUC, 0.80; confidence interval, 0.72 to 0.88).
CONCLUSION: A simple model consisting of the OASQ-11's items, age, and exposure duration could well discriminate subjects with OA in a clinical setting.
Keywords
Asthma , Health Personnel , Occupational Diseases , Questionnaires , Switzerland
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04/07/2013 15:17
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20/08/2019 15:22
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