Ameille J, Paton JC, Bayeux MC et al, Consequences of occupational asthma on employment and financial status: a follow-up study, Eur Respir J, 1997;10:55-58,

BOHRF Original Authors' Main Conclusions

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Patients with occupational asthma were reviewed on average 3.1 years after the diagnosis. At time of review, 44% of patients had left their previous job and 25% were currently unemployed. 32% remained exposed to the offending agents in the same job. 46 percent of the patients had suffered a reduction of income. Claims for compensation, size of the company, level of education, and age at the time of diagnosis were significantly associated with a risk for becoming unemployed or having a new employer after the diagnosis of occupational asthma. The authors conclude that occupational asthma results in severe socio-economic consequences.

BOHRF Associated Evidence Statements

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** 2- Approximately one third of workers with occupational asthma are unemployed up to 6 years after diagnosis.

** 2- Workers with occupational asthma suffer financially.

- 4 Systems that incorporate retraining may be more effective than those that do not.

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