|Document ID (ISN)||104899|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Schürer N.Y., Klippel U., Schwanitz H.J.
||Secondary individual prevention of hand dermatitis in geriatric nurses
||Mar. 2005, Vol.78, No.2, p.149-157. Illus. 37 ref.
||The incidence of hand dermatitis in geriatric nurses is increasing in Germany. A prospective controlled study of a secondary individual prevention (SIP) programme for hand dermatitis was conducted, involving information and training on the proper use of gloves and barrier creams. 209 geriatric nurses with a medical history of hand dermatitis completed questionnaires prior to the start of the programme and three months after its conclusion, including 102 who participated in the SIP and 107 controls who were not offered the programme. Upon completion of the study, 59% of SIP participants were free of hand eczema. Questionnaires three months after study completion revealed skin lesions in 53% of participants and 82% of the controls. There was a significant improvement in the epidermal barrier among programme participants. It is concluded that SIP is effective in preventing hand eczema.
||eczema; safety and health training; nursing personnel; hand
||protective gloves; Germany; barrier creams; case-control study; programme evaluation; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Health care services