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Document ID (ISN)105199
CIS number 06-593
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Flyvholm M.A., Mygind K., Sell L., Jensen A., Jepsen K.F.
Title A randomised controlled intervention study on prevention of work related skin problems among gut cleaners in swine slaughterhouses
Bibliographic information Sep. 2005, Vol.62, No.9, p.642-649. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract This study evaluated the effect of an intervention to reduce work related skin problems in gut cleaning departments in Danish swine slaughterhouses. The intervention included educational activities on the use of gloves and skin care products, together with evidence based recommendations. The effect of the intervention was evaluated by telephone interviews using modified the Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire (see CIS 04-317). A total of 644 (87.5%) participants responded at the baseline interview and 622 (71.6%) at the follow up interview one year later. At follow up, the frequency of eczema on hands or forearms in the intervention departments within the previous three months was reduced significantly from 56.2% at baseline to 41.0%, while a slight non-significant increase was observed in the comparison departments (from 45.9% to 50.2%).
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; Denmark; skin protection; skin diseases; slaughtering; swine
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; skin creams; information of personnel; programme evaluation; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Animal hazards
Skin protection
Workplace health promotion