Neurobehavioral test performance among apprentice painters: baseline data.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_5249
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Neurobehavioral test performance among apprentice painters: baseline data.
Périodique
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Auteur(s)
Bolle L., Herrera Horacio, Lorétan E., Boillat Marcel-André
ISSN
0271-3586
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1996
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
29
Numéro
5
Pages
539-546
Langue
anglais
Résumé
In the debate on chronic effects of solvent use, it is often difficult to find information on the cerebral health status of subjects before any exposure has occurred. The objective of this study was to obtain baseline data by examination of workers at the beginning of their occupational lives. This study compares the performance of 57 apprentice painters, mean age 16.6 +/- 1.2 years, with that of 62 apprentices, mean age 16.2 +/- years, drawn from other manual trades involving no significant exposure to solvents. Their performances were compared twice over a period of 3 years using a series of behavioral tests chosen from a translated version of the Neurobehavioral Evaluation System (NES). There were no major differences in performance between the apprentices, except for the verbal ability test, which showed lower results for painters. This can be explained by factors such as socioeconomic background, previous schooling, or mother tongue, and raises the question of whether it is appropriate to use such a test to adjust for the influence of premorbid ability in elderly exposed workers.
Mots-clé
Adolescent, Humans, Mental Processes, Occupational Exposure, Occupational Health, Paint, Reference Values, Solvents
Pubmed
Web of science
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19/11/2007 13:41
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 17:13
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