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Document ID (ISN)73373
CIS number 99-1186
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Forrester B.G., Roth V.S.
Title Hand dermatitis in intensive care units
Bibliographic information Oct. 1998, Vol.40, No.10, p.881-885. 23 ref.
Abstract Information on the prevalence of occupational hand dermatitis and possible risk factors was collected in two intensive care units via a self-administered questionnaire. The prevalence of occupational hand dermatitis was found to be 55.6% in the total reporting population of the units and 69.7% in the most highly exposed workers (those reporting a frequency of hand-washing exceeding 35 times per shift). No relationship was found between occupational hand dermatitis and reported age, gender, race, atopic status, history of previous hand dermatitis, and duration of employment. Hand-washing frequency greater than 35 times per shift was strongly associated with occupational hand dermatitis. Topics: dermatitis; frequency rates; hand; health care personnel; hospitals; questionnaire survey; risk factors.
Descriptors (primary) dermatitis; health care personnel; hospitals; hand
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; frequency rates; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Skin diseases