publication . Article . 2017

Prevalence and risk factors for Sick Building Syndrome among Italian correctional officers: A pilot study

Francesco Chirico; Giuseppe Ferrari; Giuseppe Taino; Enrico Oddone; Ines Giorgi; Marcello Imbriani;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: Journal of Health and Social Sciences (issn: 2499-2240, eissn: 2499-5886, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Edizioni FS
Abstract
Introduction: Over the past two decades, numerous studies on indoor air and the Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) have been conducted, mostly in office environments. However, there is little knowledge about SBS in police officers. This study was aimed to fill this gap. Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted in 2016 at the Triveneto Penitentiary Center, Northern Italy. Chi-square was used to test the difference of prevalence between office workers (OWs) and correctional officers (COs) of personal characteristics, cases of SBS, and general and mucocutaneous symptoms associated with SBS. A binary logistic regression was used to identify among indi...
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free text keywords: Sick Building Syndrome; environmental tobacco smoke; correctional facilities; psychosocial risk factors., Sick Building Syndrome, environmental tobacco smoke, correctional facilities, psychosocial risk factors, Medicine (General), R5-920, Social sciences (General), H1-99
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