Evaluating prevalence and risk factors of building-related symptoms among office workers: Seasonal characteristics of symptoms and psychosocial and physical environmental factors

@inproceedings{Azuma2017EvaluatingPA,
  title={Evaluating prevalence and risk factors of building-related symptoms among office workers: Seasonal characteristics of symptoms and psychosocial and physical environmental factors},
  author={Kenichi Azuma and Koichi Ikeda and Naoki Kagi and U. Yanagi and Haruki Osawa},
  booktitle={Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine},
  year={2017}
}
BackgroundPsychosocial and environmental factors at the workplace play a significant role in building-related symptoms (BRSs). Environmental factors change during summer cooling and winter heating using air-conditioning systems. Thus, significant risk factors in each season need to be clarified.MethodsA nationwide cross-sectional study was conducted during summer in Japan and seasonal differences between summer and winter were evaluated. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to 489… CONTINUE READING
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