|Document ID (ISN)||103361|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Susitaival P., Flyvholm M.A., Meding B., Kanerva L., Lindberg M., Svensson ┼., Ëlafsson J.H.
||Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire (NOSQ-2002): A new tool for surveying occupational skin diseases and exposure
||Aug. 2003, Vol.49, No.2, p.70-76. Illus. 46 ref.
||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.
||Nordic Countries; questionnaire survey; exposure evaluation; skin diseases
||subjective assessment; skin absorption; description of technique; eczema; research; epidemiology
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology