Introduction : The hospital environment is not only occupied by the medical profession. In Senegal, the profession of surface technicians is practiced with a lack of respect for the recommended health precautions. The aim of our work was to study ventilatory disorders among cleaning staff at the Thies regional hospital.
Material and methods : We carried out a descriptive cross-sectional study with forty cleaning agents which included a medical survey. All subjects had received a spirometric test. Obstructive syndrome was mentioned on the basis: FEV1/FVC<70% and FEV1<80% of the theoretical value. Distal obstruction has been reported on the basis of DEM25-75%˂80% of the predicted value. Restrictive syndrome was defined on the basis of a decrease in FVC<80% of the theoretical value and a FEV1/FVC ratio>95%.
Results : The most common ventilatory disorders were isolated obstructive (47.62%) followed by mixed ventilatory disorders (38.10%). Obstructive ventilatory disorders were dominated by total obstruction of the bronchi (63.89%). Isolated obstructions, as well as mixed ventilatory disorders, were significantly higher in women compared to men (p=0.045 and p=0.051 respectively) with a sex ratio of 0.35. Tobacco was significantly involved in altering functional parameters. A significant increase in mixed syndrome was noticed in the 5-10 year old group (35% of cleaning workers with less than 5 years of service compared to 50% of 5-10 year old workers). After 10 years of exposure, we have observed a significant increase in functional restriction. The use of a beta-2-mimetic bronchodilator revealed spirometric data in favor of asthma in 4.76% of our subjects.
Discussion/conclusion : The cleaning activity, particularly in hospitals, causes significant ventilation disorders.
Mots clés : gcleaning staff, spirometry, hospital, ventilatory disorders
Auteurs : Arame Mbengue Gaye1, Mame Saloum Coly1, Mor Diaw2, Abdou Khadir Sow2, Salimata Diagne Houndjo2, Fatoumata Ba3, Fatou Bintou Sarr1, Abdoulaye Ba2, Abdoulaye Samb2.
1Physiology Laboratory, UFR of Health Sciences University of Thies Senegal.
2Physiology and functional explorations laboratory, FMPO / UCAD Dakar, Senegal.
3Physiology Laboratory, UFR of Health Sciences, Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis, Senegal
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