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Prevalence and risk factors of sick building syndrome among office workers

Prevalence and risk factors of sick building syndrome among office workers Original article 109 Prevalence and risk factors of sick building syndrome among office workers Mona A. Abdel-Hamid, Sally A. Hakim, Elsayed E. Elokda and Nayera S. Mostafa Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine Background Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a group of symptoms relatively common among office (ASU), Cairo, Egypt workers; such symptoms could have an impact on the workers’ productivity. The aim of Correspondence to Mona A. Abdel-Hamid, MD, this study is to measure the prevalence of SBS symptoms among office workers in the Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, and to determine the possible (ASU), Ramsis Street, Abbaseya, 11566 Cairo, Egypt risk factors. Tel: + 20 100 497 6136; fax: + 20 224 837 888; e-mail: m_zahry@med.asu.edu.eg Participants and methods A cross-sectional study was carried out at the Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine including Received 6 April 2013 Accepted 28 May 2013 826 workers. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire that included sociodemographic and occupational histories, work environment, and Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association 2013, 88:109–114 symptoms related to SBS. Results Fatigue and headache http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Wolters Kluwer Health

Prevalence and risk factors of sick building syndrome among office workers

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Copyright
© 2013 Egyptian Public Health Association
ISSN
0013-2446
DOI
10.1097/01.EPX.0000431629.28378.c0
pmid
23963091

Abstract

Original article 109 Prevalence and risk factors of sick building syndrome among office workers Mona A. Abdel-Hamid, Sally A. Hakim, Elsayed E. Elokda and Nayera S. Mostafa Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine Background Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a group of symptoms relatively common among office (ASU), Cairo, Egypt workers; such symptoms could have an impact on the workers’ productivity. The aim of Correspondence to Mona A. Abdel-Hamid, MD, this study is to measure the prevalence of SBS symptoms among office workers in the Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, and to determine the possible (ASU), Ramsis Street, Abbaseya, 11566 Cairo, Egypt risk factors. Tel: + 20 100 497 6136; fax: + 20 224 837 888; e-mail: m_zahry@med.asu.edu.eg Participants and methods A cross-sectional study was carried out at the Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine including Received 6 April 2013 Accepted 28 May 2013 826 workers. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire that included sociodemographic and occupational histories, work environment, and Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association 2013, 88:109–114 symptoms related to SBS. Results Fatigue and headache

Journal

Journal of the Egyptian Public Health AssociationWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Aug 1, 2013

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