Parental worry about indoor air quality and student symptom reporting in primary schools with or without indoor air quality problems

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dc.contributor.author Nissilä, Juho-Jooel
dc.contributor.author Savelieva, Kateryna
dc.contributor.author Lampi, Jussi
dc.contributor.author Ung-Lanki, Sari
dc.contributor.author Elovainio, Marko
dc.contributor.author Pekkanen, Juha
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-05T03:23:40Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-18T03:45:26Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09
dc.identifier.citation Nissilä , J-J , Savelieva , K , Lampi , J , Ung-Lanki , S , Elovainio , M & Pekkanen , J 2019 , ' Parental worry about indoor air quality and student symptom reporting in primary schools with or without indoor air quality problems ' , Indoor Air , vol. 29 , no. 5 , pp. 865-873 . https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12574
dc.identifier.other PURE: 125890490
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 56101bb4-543a-4218-ae3e-838e91bd43ef
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000481748000014
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-4662-9707/work/61900465
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-8325-8493/work/61901877
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/312903
dc.description.abstract Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools is related to increased symptom reporting in students. We investigated whether parental worry about school IAQ influences this association. Data came from survey collected from five Finnish primary schools with observed IAQ problems and five control schools. Parents (n = 1868) of primary school students reported worry about IAQ in schools and symptoms of their children. Associations between observed IAQ problems, worry, and five symptom scores (ie, respiratory, lower respiratory, eye, skin, and general symptoms) were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression and mediation analysis. Parents were on average more worried in schools with observed IAQ problems. Observed IAQ problems were strongly associated with increased worry and all symptoms under study (unadjusted ORs ranged between 1.48 [95% CI 1.48-2.16] and 2.70 [95% CI 1.52-5.17]). Parental worry was associated with all symptoms (unadjusted ORs ranged between 2.49 [95% CI 1.75-3.60] and 4.92 [95% CI 2.77-9.40]). Mediation analyses suggested that parental worry might partially explain the association between observed IAQ problems and symptom reporting (proportion mediated ranged between 67% and 84% for the different symptoms). However, prospective studies are needed to assess causal relationships between observed IAQ problems, worry, and symptom reporting in schools. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Indoor Air
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject CHILDREN
dc.subject COMPLAINTS
dc.subject DAMPNESS
dc.subject Indoor air quality
dc.subject MODERN HEALTH WORRIES
dc.subject MOLD
dc.subject PAIN
dc.subject PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS
dc.subject RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS
dc.subject RISK PERCEPTION
dc.subject concern
dc.subject primary school
dc.subject psychosocial
dc.subject respiratory symptoms
dc.subject worry
dc.subject 515 Psychology
dc.title Parental worry about indoor air quality and student symptom reporting in primary schools with or without indoor air quality problems en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Public Health
dc.contributor.organization University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization Department of Psychology and Logopedics
dc.contributor.organization Psychosocial factors and health
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12574
dc.relation.issn 0905-6947
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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