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Principles of work capacity assessment in occupational respiratory diseases



Principles of work capacity assessment in occupational respiratory diseases



Medycyna Pracy 53(3): 245-252



Pneumoconiosis, occupational asthma, extrinsic allergic alveolitis and chronic bronchitis are the major problems among occupational respiratory diseases. The assessment of work capacity in these cases is based on the three criteria: (a) clinical and radiological symptoms and signs which determine the degree of the disease intensity; (b) the kind and degree of the lung function disturbances caused by these diseases; and (c) limitations resulting from prophylactic contraindications. There are numerous functional tests showing disturbances of the lung function. Simple spirometry should be performed as a necessary minimum. While assessing physical work capacity, the measurement of the maximum oxygen consumption is most essential.

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