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Document ID (ISN)110807
CIS number 10-0346
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baumeister T., Weistenhöfer W., Drexler H., Kütting B.
Title Spoilt for choice - evaluation of two different scoring systems for early hand eczema in teledermatological examinations
Bibliographic information Apr. 2010, Vol.62, No.4, p.241-247. 16 ref.
Abstract Besides improving working conditions and using personal protective equipment, early detection is most important in managing work-related hand eczema. Implementing regular teledermatological skin screenings could be helpful, but none of the published hand eczema-scores has hitherto been used in teledermatology. The aim of this study was to test and to compare two validated scores (Osnabrück hand eczema severity index (OHSI) and hand eczema severity index (HECSI)) for their suitability in an occupational telemedical screening. One hundred and twenty photographic records of the hands of 30 male wet workers were examined twice with each score. Both scores are suitable for assessing the skin condition in a teledermatological setting. The HECSI showed a better overall agreement between results of first and second examinations.
Descriptors (primary) diagnosis; eczema; hand; photographic methods of detection; reliability; new technologies
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of results; comparative study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Exposure evaluation