Study of lung function on construction workers

Shobha, KL and Venkatachalam, Subbramaniam and Nair, Ashriina and Elangu, Buwanesswaran and Samuganathan, Periyaiyadever and Subramaniam, Barathi S and Rao, Amita Shobha and Ramachandra, L (2017) Study of lung function on construction workers. International Journal of Health, 5 (1). pp. 97-99.

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Abstract

Lungs are one of the most vital organs which are responsible for gas exchange during respiration .Lung functions can be compromised in working environment especially at building construction work. The aim of the study was to assess the lung functions of the construction workers. Materials and methods: Adult volunteers who had given consent with a field work experience of mimimum 2 years were involved in the study.Validated questionnaire was given to them and the responses were collected.Peak flow meter measurement were also analysed.Results:(65.30%) smokers had a peak flow meter reading of less than 400L and plumbers were the group by decreased pulmonary function test followed by mason-helperd. Conclusion: Morbidity among the construction workers varied with type of work at the construction site and comorbid factors such as smoking.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Construction Workers ; Pulmonary Function Test.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 11:23
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2017 11:23
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148975

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