Table 3

Summary of factors influencing management of OA

IndividualAbility to work in other roles.
Age; planned age of retirement.
Duration of employment in current work role.
Enjoyment of current work role.
Financial stability.
Patient needs and preferences.
MedicalAsthma phenotype.
Control of asthma symptoms.
Degree of spirometry impairment and airway obstruction.
Likely prognosis.
Response to medication.
Severity of asthma.
WorkplaceAccess to occupational health provision.
Attitudes of employer/management.
Availability and effectiveness of workplace adaptations.
Available funding for retraining.
Frequency of exposure to sensitiser.
Sector of employment.
Size of workforce.
Workplace culture.
  • OA Occupational Asthma