Risk factors for work disability in severe adult asthma.

  title={Risk factors for work disability in severe adult asthma.},
  author={Mark David Eisner and Edward H. Yelin and Patricia P. Katz and Gretchen Lactao and Carlos Iribarren and Paul David Blanc},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={119 10},
PURPOSE We aimed to elucidate the prevalence of and risk factors for work disability in severe adult asthma and to evaluate the impact of work disability on downstream health outcomes. METHODS We used data from a prospective cohort study of 465 adults with severe asthma. Structured telephone interviews ascertained asthma status and employment history. A job exposure matrix (JEM) was used to characterize the likelihood of workplace exposure to "asthmagens." RESULTS The prevalence of asthma… CONTINUE READING

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