|Document ID (ISN)||70062|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Eriksson N., et al.
||Facial skin symptoms in office workers: A five-year follow-up study
||Feb. 1997, Vol.39, No.2, p.108-118. 28 ref.
||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.
||symptoms; skin diseases; dermatological effects; psychology of work organization; long-term study; visual display terminals
||Sweden; case-control study; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Psychology of work organization