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Document ID (ISN)102033
CIS number 03-1277
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schwanitz H.J., Riehl U., Schlesinger T., Bock M., Skudlik C., Wulfhorst B.
Title Skin care management: Educational aspects
Bibliographic information June 2003, Vol.76, No.5, p.374-381. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; hairdressing; skin diseases; health programmes
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; questionnaire survey; safety and health training; apprentices; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Workplace health promotion