|Document ID (ISN)||107676|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Flyvholm M.A., Bach B., Rose M., Frydendall Jepsen K.
||Self-reported hand eczema in a hospital population
||Aug. 2007, Vol.57, No.2, p.110-115. Illus. 25 ref.
||The objective of this study was to obtain data on the prevalence of hand eczema among hospital workers. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 1909 employees of a Danish hospital. The response rate was 65.3%. The overall frequency of self-reported hand eczema within the past 12 months was 23%. Divided into job groups, the frequencies varied from 8% to 32% and were significantly higher among assistant nurses (32%), nurses (30%) and nursing aids (27%). For the individual departments, the hand eczema frequencies varied from 7% to 50%, with the highest frequencies reported at medical and surgical wards. Hand eczema was more frequent among users of protective gloves, among workers washing their hands more than 20 times per day, among women and among younger age groups.
||allergens; skin diseases; risk factors; hospitals; health care personnel; hand
||protective gloves; subjective assessment; case study; Denmark; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; eczema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services