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BOHRF Original Authors' Main Conclusions

The original authors' main conclusions are taken from Abstract, Results and Discussion. They are decided upon by the authors of the BOHRF occupational asthma guidelines and form part of the guidelines.

Compliance with and honesty in Peak expiratory flow (PEF) monitoring are factors that affect the interpretation of PEF recordings, both within and between reader reproducibility. If occupational asthma diagnosis relies on PEF interpretation, then should use monitors that store data. Compliance with PEF reduces expert agreement (66% compliance for disagreement, 77% for agreement). Self-reported PEF 3.4% lower at work and 1% higher off work on hand written than data logged readings suggesting manipulation (17/34 legal claims in Canada).

BOHRF Associated Evidence Statements

The BOHRF occupational asthma guidelines state that this reference is associated with the following evidence statements

** 3 There is high level of agreement between expert interpretations of serial peak flow records.

* 1+ Inhaled corticosteroids used after cessation of exposure may provide small clinical benefits to workers with occupational asthma.

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