Physicians’ knowledge on the work-related chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/615335
Title:
Physicians’ knowledge on the work-related chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Authors:
Kleniewska, Aneta ( 0000-0001-7913-966X ) ; Walusiak-Skorupa, Jolanta ( 0000-0003-0836-6800 ) ; Piotrowski, Wojciech; Marcinkiewicz, Andrzej ( 0000-0001-9733-1890 ) ; Szczesniak, Kamila; Wiszniewska, Marta
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Ocena wiedzy lekarzy na temat przewlekłej obturacyjnej choroby płuc pochodzenia zawodowego.
Abstract:
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be induced by the work environment conditions. According to the estimates, 10–20% of all COPD cases are associated with occupational exposure to dusts and irritant gases. However, in 2014, only 11 cases of work-related COPD were recognized in Poland. The aim of the study was to analyze the reasons for the low incidence of work-related COPD in the context of pulmonologists’ knowledge about occupational risk factors and procedures on reporting suspected occupational diseases. Material and Methods: A survey included 94 pulmonologists randomly selected out of 225 specialists registered at the Local Physicians Chamber in Łódź. The study was performed anonymously with the use of original questionnaire. Results: More than a half of the surveyed pulmonologists identified environmental risk factors for COPD correctly, while only 23.4% properly identified the main occupational risk factors as the cause of COPD. Only 58.5% of the pulmonologists always asked their patients suffering from COPD about their job/profession and 60.6% of them did not have any knowledge about procedures on reporting suspected occupational diseases. Conclusions: The physicians rarely ask patients suffering from COPD about their job/profession and the relationship between their ailments and occupational exposure. What is more, they do not know legal regulations on proper referral of a patient with a suspected case of occupational disease. The results of the study clearly indicate that there is an urgent need for increasing pulmonologists’ knowledge on work-related COPD.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland; Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland
Citation:
Medycyna Pracy 2016;67(3):375–384
Journal:
Medycyna Pracy
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/615335
DOI:
10.13075/mp.5893.00377
Additional Links:
http://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/OCENA-WIEDZY-LEKARZY-NA-TEMAT-PRZEWLEKLEJ-OBTURACYJNEJ-CHOROBY-PLUC-POCHODZENIA-ZAWODOWEGO,60930,0,2.html; http://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Ocena-wiedzy-lekarzy-na-temat-przewleklej-obturacyjnej-choroby-pluc-pochodzenia-zawodowego,60930,0,1.html
Type:
Article
Language:
pl
ISSN:
0465-5893
Sponsors:
IMP 12.3
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dc.contributor.authorKleniewska, Anetaen
dc.contributor.authorWalusiak-Skorupa, Jolantaen
dc.contributor.authorPiotrowski, Wojciechen
dc.contributor.authorMarcinkiewicz, Andrzejen
dc.contributor.authorSzczesniak, Kamilaen
dc.contributor.authorWiszniewska, Martaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-01T08:16:34Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-01T08:16:34Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationMedycyna Pracy 2016;67(3):375–384en
dc.identifier.issn0465-5893-
dc.identifier.doi10.13075/mp.5893.00377-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/615335-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be induced by the work environment conditions. According to the estimates, 10–20% of all COPD cases are associated with occupational exposure to dusts and irritant gases. However, in 2014, only 11 cases of work-related COPD were recognized in Poland. The aim of the study was to analyze the reasons for the low incidence of work-related COPD in the context of pulmonologists’ knowledge about occupational risk factors and procedures on reporting suspected occupational diseases. Material and Methods: A survey included 94 pulmonologists randomly selected out of 225 specialists registered at the Local Physicians Chamber in Łódź. The study was performed anonymously with the use of original questionnaire. Results: More than a half of the surveyed pulmonologists identified environmental risk factors for COPD correctly, while only 23.4% properly identified the main occupational risk factors as the cause of COPD. Only 58.5% of the pulmonologists always asked their patients suffering from COPD about their job/profession and 60.6% of them did not have any knowledge about procedures on reporting suspected occupational diseases. Conclusions: The physicians rarely ask patients suffering from COPD about their job/profession and the relationship between their ailments and occupational exposure. What is more, they do not know legal regulations on proper referral of a patient with a suspected case of occupational disease. The results of the study clearly indicate that there is an urgent need for increasing pulmonologists’ knowledge on work-related COPD.en
dc.description.sponsorshipIMP 12.3en
dc.language.isoplen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/OCENA-WIEDZY-LEKARZY-NA-TEMAT-PRZEWLEKLEJ-OBTURACYJNEJ-CHOROBY-PLUC-POCHODZENIA-ZAWODOWEGO,60930,0,2.htmlen
dc.relation.urlhttp://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Ocena-wiedzy-lekarzy-na-temat-przewleklej-obturacyjnej-choroby-pluc-pochodzenia-zawodowego,60930,0,1.htmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medycyna Pracyen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/*
dc.subjectoccupational diseaseen
dc.subjectCOPDen
dc.subjectchronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseen
dc.subjectmedical certificationen
dc.subjectdustsen
dc.subjectirritant gasesen
dc.titlePhysicians’ knowledge on the work-related chronic obstructive pulmonary diseasepl
dc.title.alternativeOcena wiedzy lekarzy na temat przewlekłej obturacyjnej choroby płuc pochodzenia zawodowego.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland; Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalMedycyna Pracyen
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