L'indagine ESTEV sulle relazioni salute, lavoro e invecchiamento in Italia

Translated title of the contribution: ESTEV study on relationship between health, work and aging in Italy

N. Barbini, R. Squadroni

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A longitudinal epidemiological study into the relationships between age/health/work is currently under way in different geographical areas throughout Italy. The research is co-ordinated by INRCA (Italian National Research Centres on Aging) in Ancona with the collaboration of the Universities of Ancona, Verona and Bari. This study concerns a population of approximately 2,000 employees from a variety of production sectors. The sample is made up of 5 groups of workers selected according to the year they were born and aged: 32, 37, 42, 47 and 52 years. The chosen research tool is modelled on ESTEV and VISAT researches, the former conducted on a sample of 20,000 French workers, the latter on approximately 3,000 workers and still under way. It involves a set of three questionnaires which allow for a number of variables to be taken into consideration: the first questionnaire concentrates on information regarding the occupation, both past and present; the second on the life style and self-assessed health according to the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP); the third, completed by the occupational physician, contains information on current andrevious illnesses, the presence of disorders of the musculo-skeletal apparatus, the taking of any drugs and some anthropometrical and clinical-instrumental parameters (Respiratory Functionality Test, Visiotest and Audiogram). The study with be carried out in two phases: a first survey (under way) and a second one five years later on the same subjects. The results of the analysis will be compared with those of other European countries.

Translated title of the contributionESTEV study on relationship between health, work and aging in Italy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)366-378
Number of pages13
JournalMedicina del Lavoro
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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