|Document ID (ISN)||109879|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Leggat P.A., Smith D.R., Speare R.
||Hand dermatitis among veterinarians from Queensland, Australia
||June 2009, Vol.60, No.6, p.336-338. 22 ref.
||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.
||Queensland; risk factors; veterinary services; dermatitis
||Australia; latex; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; sex-linked differences; skin allergies
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Health care services