|Document ID (ISN)||108916|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Dulon M., Kromark K., Skudlik C., Nienhaus A.
||Prevalence of skin and back diseases in geriatric care nurses
||Aug. 2008, Vol.81, No.8, p.983-992. 36 ref.
||08-1312.pdf [in English]
||This cross-sectional study examined the prevalence of hand eczema, low back disorders (LBD) and neck/shoulder disorders (NSD) in 1390 geriatric nurses and nursing aides, and their association with work-related risk factors. Data were collected by means of questionnaires and clinical examinations. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals for common risk factors were calculated by logistic regression. The prevalence of hand eczema was 18.0%. Hand cleaning and hand care were not predictive for hand eczema. LBD was observed in 47.9% and NSD in 16.6% of the nurses. Increasing age and years in the nursing profession, prior treatment of back disorder and psychological stress were significant risk factors for LBD and NSD. Other findings are discussed.
||long-term care facilities; eczema; hand; risk factors; backache; nursing personnel; cervicobrachial syndrome
||Germany; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; medical examinations; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services