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Document ID (ISN)78708
CIS number 02-665
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hutchings C.V., Shum K.W., Gawkrodger D.J.
Title Occupational contact dermatitis has an appreciable impact on quality of life
Bibliographic information July 2001, Vol.45, No.1, p.17-20. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey of 181 subjects (70 responded, giving a response rate of 39%), diagnosed with occupational contact dermatitis: 60 (32%) patients were in industrial occupations and 27 (14%) in health care. The questionnaire was based on the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI). The median DLQI score was 5, with a mean score 6.6. There was no statistically significant difference between male and female median scores. Males scored highest in problems associated with work, relationships and treatment, whereas females scored highest in problems associated with symptoms and feelings, daily activities and leisure. The results showed that occupational contact dermatitis has an appreciable impact on quality of life.
Descriptors (primary) skin diseases; sex-linked differences; psychological effects; eczema
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Mental health