Secondary individual prevention of hand dermatitis in geriatric nurses

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dc.contributor.authorSchurer, N
dc.contributor.authorKlippel, U
dc.contributor.authorSchwanitz, H
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:05:19Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:05:19Z-
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.issn03400131
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/6914-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The incidence of occupational skin disease (OSD) in geriatric nurses (GNs) is increasing in Germany. Objectives: A prospective controlled study of secondary individual prevention ( SIP) of OSD in GNs was conducted. Methods: Two hundred and nine participants completed questionnaires prior to the start of the program and 3 months after its conclusion. One hundred and two GNs participated in an interventional program ( intervention group, IG). Severity of OSD was classified upon each visit. Delta-TEWL values were measured at regular intervals. Findings were compared with those for 107 control group (CG) participants consulting a dermatologist on demand. SIP was not offered to CG participants. Results: Upon entry, 89% of IG and 90% CG complained of OSD (NS). Dermatologic examination revealed skin changes in 90% of IG at first consultation. Upon study completion, 59% of IG was free of OSD. Questionnaires 3 months after study completion revealed skin lesions in 53% of IG and 82% of CG ( p< 0.01). Delta-TEWL measurements reflected significant improvement of the epidermal barrier during SIP in IG ( median 6.9 - 3.0 g/m(2)/ h, p< 0.001). Three months after study completion, 96% of IG and 86% of CG were still employed. Conclusions: Objective dermatologic and skin physiologic data reveal that SIP in GNs is effective in the secondary prevention of OSD. Further, IG was superior to CG in terms of health maintenance and employment.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSPRINGER
dc.relation.ispartofINTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
dc.subjectAPPRENTICES
dc.subjectATOPIC-DERMATITIS
dc.subjectBARRIER FUNCTION
dc.subjectCONTACT-DERMATITIS
dc.subjectECZEMA
dc.subjectgeriatric nurses
dc.subjecthand dermatitis
dc.subjecthealth education
dc.subjectHOSPITAL WORKERS
dc.subjectIN-VITRO
dc.subjectOCCUPATIONAL SKIN DISEASES
dc.subjectprevention
dc.subjectprospective controlled study
dc.subjectPROSPECTIVELY-FOLLOWED COHORT
dc.subjectPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health
dc.subjectTRANSEPIDERMAL WATER-LOSS
dc.titleSecondary individual prevention of hand dermatitis in geriatric nurses
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00420-004-0588-0
dc.identifier.isiISI:000228971800008
dc.description.volume78
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage149
dc.description.endpage157
dc.identifier.eissn14321246
dc.publisher.place233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationInt. Arch. Occup. Environ. Health
crisitem.author.deptFB 08 - Humanwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb08-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidScNa997-
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