Torben Sigsgaard

Geriatric study in Europe on health effects of air quality in nursing homes (GERIE study) profile: objectives, study protocol and descriptive data

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  • Isabella Annesi-Maesano
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  • Dan Norback
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  • Jan Zielinski
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  • Alfred Bernard
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  • Cristina Gratziou
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  • Torben Sigsgaard
  • Piersante Sestini
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  • Giovanni Viegi
Indoor air pollution (IAP) that constitutes a major global public health problem requiring increasing efforts in research and policymaking and it may have special significance for elderly that are likely to spend most of their day indoors and appear to be particularly susceptible to adverse effects of chemical pollutants and bio-contaminants. Yet, evidence existing on the effects of IAP in elderly is scanty. The Geriatric study in Europe on health effects of air quality in nursing homes (GERIE) study aims to assess health effects of major indoor air pollutants and thermal conditions in elderly (> 70 years) living stably in nursing homes (NH) across Europe. Respiratory effects were particularly considered as airways and lung constitute the first target of air pollutants.Objectives: We describe here the rationale and the methods of the GERIE Study.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftMultidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
Vol/bind8
Nummer71
Sider (fra-til)71
ISSN1828-695X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 21 nov. 2013

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