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dc.contributor.authorTjalvin, Gro
dc.contributor.authorLygre, Stein Håkon Låstad
dc.contributor.authorHollund, Bjørg Eli
dc.contributor.authorMoen, Bente Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorBråtveit, Magne
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-13T08:27:00Z
dc.date.available2018-02-13T08:27:00Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/17384
dc.description.abstract<p>Background: Physical and psychological symptoms are prevalent in populations recently affected by industrial accidents. Follow-up studies of human health effects are scarce, and as most of them focus on residents, little is known about the long-term health effects among workers exposed to malodorous emissions following a chemical explosion.</p> <p>Aims: To assess whether subjective health complaints (SHC) among workers declined over a 4-year period after an oil tank explosion that emitted malodorous sulphurous compounds.</p> <p>Methods: A longitudinal survey from 2008 (18 months after the explosion) to 2012, performed using the SHC inventory. Questionnaire data were analysed using a linear mixed effects model.</p> <p>Results: There was a decrease in SHCs among the exposed workers, but they still had significantly more subjective neurological symptoms (P &lt; 0.01) compared with controls, adjusted for gender, age, smoking habits, educational level and proximity to the explosion.</p> <p>Conclusions: Although there was a downward trend in SHCs among exposed workers in the follow-up period, they reported more subjective neurological complaints than controls. Symptoms may be mediated by perceived pollution and health risk perception, and adaptation or anxiety may cause a chronic effect, manifested by a dysfunctional and persistent neuropsychological response.</p>eng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherOxford University Presseng
dc.relation.ispartof<a href="http://hdl.handle.net/1956/17385" target="_blank">Health in the aftermath of a malodorous chemical explosion: Subjective health complaints and post-traumatic stress symptoms among workers</a>
dc.subjectEnvironmental pollutioneng
dc.subjectepidemiological follow-upeng
dc.subjectmalodorous pollutioneng
dc.subjectoil tank explosioneng
dc.subjectsubjective health complaintseng
dc.subjectworkerseng
dc.titleHealth complaints after a malodorous chemical explosion: a longitudinal studyeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2015 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society of Occupational Medicine. All rights reserved.eng
dc.type.versionacceptedVersioneng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bora.journalTitleOccupational Medicineeng
bibo.volume65eng
bibo.issue3eng
bibo.pageStart202eng
bibo.pageEnd209eng
dc.identifier.cristinID1248775
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/occmed/kqu203eng
dc.source.issn0962-7480eng
dcterms.isPartOfhttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/17385


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