Predictors of obstructive lung disease among seafood processing workers along the west coast of the Western Cape of South Africa

dc.contributor.advisorJeebhay, Mohamed Fareeden_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Shahiedaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-08T05:05:39Z
dc.date.available2015-11-08T05:05:39Z
dc.date.issued2007en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 62-68).en_ZA
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: This study examined the patterns and the prevalence of obstructive lung disease (asthma and COPD) and associated risk factors (age, gender, atopy, smoking history, allergic history, previous history of lung disease, occupational exposures, seafood intake) in a working population of seafood processing workers along the West coast of the Western Cape of South Africa. Materials and method: A cross-sectional study was conducted 643 currently employed workers in two fish processing plants working fish canning and fishmeal processing. A modified version of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) questionnaire was used. Skin prick tests (SPT) used extracts of common airborne allergen. Lung function spirometry and methacholine challenge tests (tidal breathing method) conducted using Vitallograph S-model bellows volume-time spirometers according to ATS guidelines. Serum omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid levels also analysed to examine the association between dietary fatty acids and asthma outcomes. Multivariate regression models were developed for asthma outcomes after adjusting for age, gender, sex and atopic status whilst the models were adjusted for age, gender and smoking history for COPD outcomes.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationAdams, S. (2007). <i>Predictors of obstructive lung disease among seafood processing workers along the west coast of the Western Cape of South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Public Health and Family Medicine. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14736en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationAdams, Shahieda. <i>"Predictors of obstructive lung disease among seafood processing workers along the west coast of the Western Cape of South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14736en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationAdams, S. 2007. Predictors of obstructive lung disease among seafood processing workers along the west coast of the Western Cape of South Africa. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Adams, Shahieda AB - Introduction: This study examined the patterns and the prevalence of obstructive lung disease (asthma and COPD) and associated risk factors (age, gender, atopy, smoking history, allergic history, previous history of lung disease, occupational exposures, seafood intake) in a working population of seafood processing workers along the West coast of the Western Cape of South Africa. Materials and method: A cross-sectional study was conducted 643 currently employed workers in two fish processing plants working fish canning and fishmeal processing. A modified version of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) questionnaire was used. Skin prick tests (SPT) used extracts of common airborne allergen. Lung function spirometry and methacholine challenge tests (tidal breathing method) conducted using Vitallograph S-model bellows volume-time spirometers according to ATS guidelines. Serum omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid levels also analysed to examine the association between dietary fatty acids and asthma outcomes. Multivariate regression models were developed for asthma outcomes after adjusting for age, gender, sex and atopic status whilst the models were adjusted for age, gender and smoking history for COPD outcomes. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 T1 - Predictors of obstructive lung disease among seafood processing workers along the west coast of the Western Cape of South Africa TI - Predictors of obstructive lung disease among seafood processing workers along the west coast of the Western Cape of South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14736 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/14736
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationAdams S. Predictors of obstructive lung disease among seafood processing workers along the west coast of the Western Cape of South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, 2007 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14736en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Public Health and Family Medicineen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Health Sciencesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherOccupational Medicineen_ZA
dc.titlePredictors of obstructive lung disease among seafood processing workers along the west coast of the Western Cape of South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMMeden_ZA
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