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Document ID (ISN)70062
CIS number 97-1874
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Eriksson N., et al.
Title Facial skin symptoms in office workers: A five-year follow-up study
Bibliographic information Feb. 1997, Vol.39, No.2, p.108-118. 28 ref.
Abstract The objective of this long-term study was to investigate changes in and causes of facial skin symptoms among visual display terminal (VDT) workers in northern Sweden, based on questionnaire surveys, workplace assessment, interviews with personnel staff and clinical examinations of 163 subjects selected as a case-referent group from 3,233 VDT workers. Among workers with isolated skin symptoms, facial symptoms were of a transitory nature, whereas the prognosis for those with a more complex set of symptoms was less favourable. Changes in the use of VDTs and other electric devices had no effect on facial skin symptoms, and the strongest external risk indicators for lasting skin symptoms were in the psychosocial work environment and in individual health factors.
Descriptors (primary) symptoms; skin diseases; dermatological effects; psychology of work organization; long-term study; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; case-control study; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Psychological factors
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Psychology of work organization