|Document ID (ISN)||72868|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Uter W., Pfahlberg A., Gefeller O, Schwanitz H.J.
||Prevalence and incidence of hand dermatitis in hairdressing apprentices: Results of the POSH study
||Oct. 1998, Vol.71, No.7, p.487-492. Illus. 16 ref.
||A cohort of 2352 hairdressing apprentices was prospectively followed for the three years of their vocational training. The point prevalence of (mostly slight) irritant skin changes of the hands increased from 35.4% to 55.1% during the period. Given a more conservative definition of a case of "hand dermatitis", these estimates increased from 12.9% to 23.9%. Results appear to lie in a range similar to those found in other, smaller cohort studies. Compared with an external control group of office apprentices, the incidence of hand dermatitis was several times higher in the hairdressing apprentices, suggesting a high risk for skin damage in this occupation. Topics: cohort study; dermatitis; hairdressing; hand; irritation; morbidity; skin diseases.
||irritation; hairdressing; hand; dermatitis
||morbidity; cohort study; skin diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
Hairdressing & beauty parlours