Evidence-based training as primary prevention of hand eczema in a population of hospital cleaning workers

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Evidence-based training as primary prevention of hand eczema in a population of hospital cleaning workers. / Clemmensen, Kim K B; Randbøll, Ingelise; Ryborg, Malene F.; Ebbehøj, Niels E; Agner, Tove.

In: Contact Dermatitis, Vol. 72, No. 1, 01.2015, p. 47-54.

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Clemmensen, KKB, Randbøll, I, Ryborg, MF, Ebbehøj, NE & Agner, T 2015, 'Evidence-based training as primary prevention of hand eczema in a population of hospital cleaning workers', Contact Dermatitis, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 47-54. https://doi.org/10.1111/cod.12304

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Clemmensen, K. K. B., Randbøll, I., Ryborg, M. F., Ebbehøj, N. E., & Agner, T. (2015). Evidence-based training as primary prevention of hand eczema in a population of hospital cleaning workers. Contact Dermatitis, 72(1), 47-54. https://doi.org/10.1111/cod.12304

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Clemmensen KKB, Randbøll I, Ryborg MF, Ebbehøj NE, Agner T. Evidence-based training as primary prevention of hand eczema in a population of hospital cleaning workers. Contact Dermatitis. 2015 Jan;72(1):47-54. https://doi.org/10.1111/cod.12304

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Clemmensen, Kim K B ; Randbøll, Ingelise ; Ryborg, Malene F. ; Ebbehøj, Niels E ; Agner, Tove. / Evidence-based training as primary prevention of hand eczema in a population of hospital cleaning workers. In: Contact Dermatitis. 2015 ; Vol. 72, No. 1. pp. 47-54.

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title = "Evidence-based training as primary prevention of hand eczema in a population of hospital cleaning workers",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Skin disorders accounted for one third of all recognised occupational diseases in Denmark in 2010. Wet work is a risk factor for the development of occupational hand eczema. The consequences of occupational hand eczema include sick leave, loss of job and impaired quality of life.OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate exposures related to cleaning and the effect of an evidence-based educational intervention on the prevention of hand eczema among hospital cleaners.PATIENTS/MATERIALS/METHODS: The intervention consisted of a 1 hr course in hand protective behaviour. All full-time cleaners working at Bispebjerg Hospital in January 2013 were invited to participate. The outcome measures were self-reported skin behaviour, exposures, knowledge of skin protection and hand eczema severity index (HECSI).RESULTS: One hundred and five cleaners were invited to participate, of these 86 (82{\%}) were included. At follow-up after 3 months there was a shift towards fewer daily hand washings and hand disinfections (p < 0.001 and p = 0.001 respectively). The number of correct answers to the knowledge questions rose from 6.3 to 7.3 (p = 0.006). The mean HECSI score decreased from 2.8 to 1.8 at follow-up (p = 0.002).CONCLUSIONS: Data indicates a positive effect of a low-cost on-site educational intervention for hospital cleaners.",
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AU - Randbøll, Ingelise

AU - Ryborg, Malene F.

AU - Ebbehøj, Niels E

AU - Agner, Tove

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N2 - BACKGROUND: Skin disorders accounted for one third of all recognised occupational diseases in Denmark in 2010. Wet work is a risk factor for the development of occupational hand eczema. The consequences of occupational hand eczema include sick leave, loss of job and impaired quality of life.OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate exposures related to cleaning and the effect of an evidence-based educational intervention on the prevention of hand eczema among hospital cleaners.PATIENTS/MATERIALS/METHODS: The intervention consisted of a 1 hr course in hand protective behaviour. All full-time cleaners working at Bispebjerg Hospital in January 2013 were invited to participate. The outcome measures were self-reported skin behaviour, exposures, knowledge of skin protection and hand eczema severity index (HECSI).RESULTS: One hundred and five cleaners were invited to participate, of these 86 (82%) were included. At follow-up after 3 months there was a shift towards fewer daily hand washings and hand disinfections (p < 0.001 and p = 0.001 respectively). The number of correct answers to the knowledge questions rose from 6.3 to 7.3 (p = 0.006). The mean HECSI score decreased from 2.8 to 1.8 at follow-up (p = 0.002).CONCLUSIONS: Data indicates a positive effect of a low-cost on-site educational intervention for hospital cleaners.

AB - BACKGROUND: Skin disorders accounted for one third of all recognised occupational diseases in Denmark in 2010. Wet work is a risk factor for the development of occupational hand eczema. The consequences of occupational hand eczema include sick leave, loss of job and impaired quality of life.OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate exposures related to cleaning and the effect of an evidence-based educational intervention on the prevention of hand eczema among hospital cleaners.PATIENTS/MATERIALS/METHODS: The intervention consisted of a 1 hr course in hand protective behaviour. All full-time cleaners working at Bispebjerg Hospital in January 2013 were invited to participate. The outcome measures were self-reported skin behaviour, exposures, knowledge of skin protection and hand eczema severity index (HECSI).RESULTS: One hundred and five cleaners were invited to participate, of these 86 (82%) were included. At follow-up after 3 months there was a shift towards fewer daily hand washings and hand disinfections (p < 0.001 and p = 0.001 respectively). The number of correct answers to the knowledge questions rose from 6.3 to 7.3 (p = 0.006). The mean HECSI score decreased from 2.8 to 1.8 at follow-up (p = 0.002).CONCLUSIONS: Data indicates a positive effect of a low-cost on-site educational intervention for hospital cleaners.

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KW - Denmark

KW - Dermatitis, Contact

KW - Dermatitis, Occupational

KW - Female

KW - Hand Dermatoses

KW - Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice

KW - Humans

KW - Inservice Training

KW - Male

KW - Middle Aged

KW - Personnel, Hospital

KW - Primary Prevention

KW - Prospective Studies

KW - Surveys and Questionnaires

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