|Document ID (ISN)||105434|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Lazarov A., Nevo K., Pardo A., Froom P.
||Self-reported skin disease in hydrotherapists working in swimming pools
||Dec. 2005, Vol.53, No.6, p.327-331. Illus. 20 ref.
||The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors and characteristics of self-reported skin diseases among hydrotherapists. Questionnaires were addressed to 248 hydrotherapists and 190 (76.6%) responded. Data were subjected to statistical analysis. Among respondents (75.8% women and 24.2% men), 44.4% reported the development of a skin disease for the first time after beginning employment at the swimming pool. The most common symptoms included pruritus and erythematous patches affecting mainly the extremities and trunk. Both smoking and increased exposure hours to pool water were independently associated with skin disease, suggesting a dose-response relationship. It is concluded that contact dermatitis should be recognized as an occupational disease in hydrotherapists.
||skin diseases; swimming pools; health care personnel
||Israel; smoking; symptoms; length of exposure; itch; eczema; questionnaire survey; erythema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Israel|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Health care services
Entertainment services and sports