|Document ID (ISN)||110967|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Matterne U., Diepgen T.L., Weisshaar E.
||Effects of a health-educational and psychological intervention on socio-cognitive determinants of skin protection behaviour in individuals with occupational dermatoses
||Feb. 2010, Vol.83, No.2, p.183-189. 51 ref.
||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.
||skin diseases; occupational psychology; skin protection
||human behaviour; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology