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Document ID (ISN)103361
CIS number 04-317
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Susitaival P., Flyvholm M.A., Meding B., Kanerva L., Lindberg M., Svensson ┼., Ëlafsson J.H.
Title Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire (NOSQ-2002): A new tool for surveying occupational skin diseases and exposure
Bibliographic information Aug. 2003, Vol.49, No.2, p.70-76. Illus. 46 ref.
Abstract Questionnaire studies are often needed to collect additional data on the epidemiology of occupational skin diseases. A new tool entitled "Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire" (NOSQ-2002) for use in surveys on occupational skin diseases and exposures is described. Two NOSQ-2002 questionnaires have been compiled on the basis of existing questionnaires and practical experience. NOSQ-2002/SHORT is a ready-to-use 4-page questionnaire for screening and monitoring occupational skin diseases in a population or workplace. The long version, NOSQ-2002/LONG, contains in addition a pool of questions tailored to specific populations. In addition to the questionnaires, the NOSQ-2002 report includes a comprehensive manual for researchers on planning and conducting a questionnaire survey on hand eczema and relevant exposures. The use of NOSQ-2002 will benefit research on occupational skin diseases by providing more standardized data for comparisons between studies and countries.
Descriptors (primary) Nordic Countries; questionnaire survey; exposure evaluation; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; skin absorption; description of technique; eczema; research; epidemiology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark; Finland; Iceland; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Skin diseases