|Document ID (ISN)||109504|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||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.
||Hand eczema among university hospital nursing staff: Identification of high-risk sector and impact on quality of life
||Nov. 2008, Vol.59, No.5, p.301-306. 16 ref.
||09-0332.pdf [in English]
||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.
||Taiwan (China); eczema; nursing personnel; hospitals; hand
||subjective assessment; state of health; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China)|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Health care services