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Document ID (ISN)110967
CIS number 10-0504
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Matterne U., Diepgen T.L., Weisshaar E.
Title Effects of a health-educational and psychological intervention on socio-cognitive determinants of skin protection behaviour in individuals with occupational dermatoses
Bibliographic information Feb. 2010, Vol.83, No.2, p.183-189. 51 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate whether social cognitions as embodied by the theory of planned behaviour become more favourable during a tertiary inpatient individual prevention programme (TIP) and whether the model's predictions hold in a setting to which the model has not been applied, using a longitudinal design. A questionnaire was developed and administered to 101 patients before (at admission) and after (at discharge) a 3-week inpatient TIP. The scales showed good internal consistency. Before the TIP, patients had favourable cognitions towards skin protection measures and these improved during the TIP. These and other findings are discussed. The results emphasise the importance of health-educational and psychological interventions for patients with occupational skin disease.
Descriptors (primary) skin diseases; occupational psychology; skin protection
Descriptors (secondary) human behaviour; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Skin protection
Psychological factors