Incongruence between self-reported symptoms and objective evidence of respiratory disease among construction workers.

@article{Demers1990IncongruenceBS,
  title={Incongruence between self-reported symptoms and objective evidence of respiratory disease among construction workers.},
  author={Raymond Y. Demers and Lucia Fischetti and Anne Victoria Neale},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={805-10}
}
In clinical settings, self-reported symptoms and objective evidence of disease may be poorly correlated. In the present study, symptoms and objective evidence of pulmonary disease were compared in a community sample of construction workers with occupational exposure to asbestos. Symptoms of dyspnea and cough were assessed by a standardized questionnaire. The clinical examination included a chest X-ray, pulmonary function testing (PFT), and a physical examination. Both symptoms and objective… CONTINUE READING

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