Volume 11, Issue 42 (12-2004)                   RJMS 2004, 11(42): 551-557 | Back to browse issues page

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Zahmatkesh M, Ehteshami Afshar A, Zarifi M, Mousavi M, Goldarbar D. Pulmonary Complaints and Function Test Study in Firefighters in Tehran(2000) and Their Comparison with that of Control Group. RJMS 2004; 11 (42) :551-557
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Firefighters and fire victims are exposed to different particles of fire smoke and high temperature of the fire. In order to evaluate pulmonary complaints and function test, 120 firefighters were randomly chosen from different stations and were studied by questionnaire and spirometry. They were then compared with medical college personnels who were not significantly different from them in terms of age, high risk exposure and smoking. SPSS software, T-test, chi-squared test and ANOVA were used for data analysis. There was a significant difference in pulmonary complaints such as cough, sputum, wheezing and dyspnea between firefighters and the control group but FEV-1 and FEV-1/FVC were higher in firefighters. However, no significant difference in FVC and the size of beta angle was detected. Although fire fighters had more symptoms, their pulmonary function test in FEV-1 and FEV-1/FVC was better than that of the control group.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pulmonary Disease

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