|Document ID (ISN)||102033|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Schwanitz H.J., Riehl U., Schlesinger T., Bock M., Skudlik C., Wulfhorst B.
||Skin care management: Educational aspects
||June 2003, Vol.76, No.5, p.374-381. Illus. 26 ref.
||This article reviews the effectiveness of health education in the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of occupational skin disorders. The results of three questionnaire studies involving apprentice hairdressers in 1986, 1994 and 1999 clearly show a decrease in skin disorders among those having received primary skin care training. A secondary intervention comprising both medical and educational methods was developed for hairdressers who remained at their workplace despite manifest skin disorders. As a result of the programme, 121 (81%) of the 150 participants healed successfully while continuing their work. A tertiary prevention programme involved occupational skin disease patients treated at the dermatology department of a university hospital, where education also proved to be effective.
||occupational hygiene; hairdressing; skin diseases; health programmes
||Germany; questionnaire survey; safety and health training; apprentices; programme evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Workplace health promotion