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Document ID (ISN)108919
CIS number 08-1294
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Curr N., Dharmage S., Keegel T., Lee A., Saunders H., Nixon R.
Title The validity and reliability of the occupational contact dermatitis disease severity index
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol.59, No.3, p.157-164. Illus. 42 ref.
Abstract An occupational contact dermatitis disease severity index (ODDI) was designed to assess the severity and functional disability caused by occupational contact dermatitis (OCD) of the hands in patients attending an occupational dermatology clinic in Australia. The objective of this study was to assess the intra-observer reliability, inter-observer reliability, internal consistency, acceptability and convenience of this instrument, based on the clinical assessment of 95 patients with OCD. The ODDI was found to be a valid and reliable instrument to assess the severity and functional limitations caused by OCD.
Descriptors (primary) eczema; diagnosis; severity rates; dermatological services; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; description of technique; medical examinations; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Occupational health services
Skin diseases