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Document ID (ISN)66892
CIS number 96-694
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mürer J.L., Poulsen O.M., Roed-Petersen J., Tüchsen F.
Title Skin problems among Danish dental technicians - A cross-sectional study
Bibliographic information July 1995, Vol.33, No.1. p.42-47. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract A cross-sectional questionnaire study among 192 dental technicians at work was performed with an expanded version of a survey questionnaire used 10 years previously. The cumulative prevalence of skin problems on the hands was 53%. The one-year prevalence was 43%. The point prevalence was 36%. These figures were much higher than the figures reported for the general population, and they did not differ from those obtained in the study 10 years previously. The point prevalence of skin problems on the hands among individuals handling acrylates was 38% higher than among those who never worked with acrylates. No difference in the occurrence of skin problems was observed between individuals using gloves and those who did not use gloves while handling acrylates. The prevalence difference of skin problems on the fingertips was 7.3% between individuals handling acrylates daily or several times per week and individuals handling acrylates less frequently.
Descriptors (primary) Denmark; dental services; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; acrylates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Skin diseases