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Document ID (ISN)109879
CIS number 09-823
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leggat P.A., Smith D.R., Speare R.
Title Hand dermatitis among veterinarians from Queensland, Australia
Bibliographic information June 2009, Vol.60, No.6, p.336-338. 22 ref.
Abstract Although hand dermatitis (HD) represents a frequent occupational issue for many health professionals, little is known about the prevalence and distribution of HD among veterinarians, particularly in Australia. A questionnaire on HD was mailed to 1094 veterinarians registered with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland during 2006 (64.0% response rate). The overall prevalence rate of HD during this study was 15.9%. HD prevalence was significantly higher in those with current allergic disease, among female veterinarians and those reporting latex allergy in the past 12 months. Overall, this study suggests that HD may be more prevalent among veterinarians in Queensland than among their counterparts studied elsewhere. Results are commented.
Descriptors (primary) Queensland; risk factors; veterinary services; dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; latex; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; sex-linked differences; skin allergies
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Skin diseases