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Document ID (ISN)109504
CIS number 09-332
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lan C.C., Feng W.W., Lu Y.W., Wu C.S., Hung S.T., Hsu H.Y., Yu H.S., Ko Y.C., Lee C.H., Yang Y.H., Chen G.S.
Title Hand eczema among university hospital nursing staff: Identification of high-risk sector and impact on quality of life
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.59, No.5, p.301-306. 16 ref.
Internet access 09-0332.pdf [in English]
Abstract This cross-sectional study aimed to identify the specific conditions that may pose a higher risk for occurrence of hand eczema and to evaluate the impact of hand eczema on life quality. Data were collected by means of questionnaires from nursing staff at a university hospital in Taiwan. The overall response rate was 93%, equivalent to 1132 completed questionnaires. Two hundred and forty-eight (22%) subjects reported occurrence of hand eczema. Occurrence of hand eczema was significantly associated with nursing for over 10 years and working in a special care unit, with prevalences of 27% and 26%, respectively. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Taiwan (China); eczema; nursing personnel; hospitals; hand
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; state of health; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Health care services