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Document ID (ISN)110965
CIS number 10-0486
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wulfhorst B., Bock M., Gediga G., Skudlik C.A., Allmers H., John S.M.
Title Sustainability of an interdisciplinary secondary prevention program for hairdressers
Bibliographic information Feb. 2010, Vol.83, No.2, p.165-171. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract To assess the sustainability of an interdisciplinary medical and educational training program, 215 hairdressers suffering from occupational skin diseases (OSD) having received the intervention and a control group of 85 hairdressers who solely received dermatological treatment, were followed up at 9 months and 5 years by means of a standardized questionnaire. A subcohort of 62 participants of the intervention group was followed up again 10 years. The follow-up survey 9 months after the beginning of the program showed that 71.8% of the intervention group could remain in work as opposed to 60.0% in the control group. In the intervention group, 14.7% gave up work due to OSD versus 22.5% in the control group. In the 5-year follow-up 58.7% of the intervention group remained at work versus 29.1% of the control group. Ten years after intervention, the follow-up showed a stabilization of the effects shown by the 5-year follow-up results. These and other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) skin diseases; health programmes; hairdressing
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; long-term study; case-control study; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Hairdressing & beauty parlours