Impact of hand eczema on quality of life: metropolitan versus non-metropolitan areas

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Impact of hand eczema on quality of life : metropolitan versus non-metropolitan areas. / Nørreslet, Line B.; Agner, Tove; Sørensen, Jennifer A.; Ebbehøj, Niels E.; Bonde, Jens P.; Fisker, Maja H.

In: Contact Dermatitis, Vol. 78, No. 5, 2018, p. 348-354.

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Nørreslet, LB, Agner, T, Sørensen, JA, Ebbehøj, NE, Bonde, JP & Fisker, MH 2018, 'Impact of hand eczema on quality of life: metropolitan versus non-metropolitan areas', Contact Dermatitis, vol. 78, no. 5, pp. 348-354. https://doi.org/10.1111/cod.12962

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Nørreslet, L. B., Agner, T., Sørensen, J. A., Ebbehøj, N. E., Bonde, J. P., & Fisker, M. H. (2018). Impact of hand eczema on quality of life: metropolitan versus non-metropolitan areas. Contact Dermatitis, 78(5), 348-354. https://doi.org/10.1111/cod.12962

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Nørreslet LB, Agner T, Sørensen JA, Ebbehøj NE, Bonde JP, Fisker MH. Impact of hand eczema on quality of life: metropolitan versus non-metropolitan areas. Contact Dermatitis. 2018;78(5):348-354. https://doi.org/10.1111/cod.12962

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Nørreslet, Line B. ; Agner, Tove ; Sørensen, Jennifer A. ; Ebbehøj, Niels E. ; Bonde, Jens P. ; Fisker, Maja H. / Impact of hand eczema on quality of life : metropolitan versus non-metropolitan areas. In: Contact Dermatitis. 2018 ; Vol. 78, No. 5. pp. 348-354.

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abstract = "Background: An inverse relationship between disease severity and health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in patients with hand eczema is well established, but modifying effects of demographic variables have been less well studied. Objective: To identify the influence of metropolitan versus non-metropolitan residence on the relationship between disease severity and HR-QoL in patients with occupational hand eczema. Methods: The city of Copenhagen and the rest of Zealand were defined as metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, respectively. Participants were 773 persons with occupational hand eczema. A questionnaire on the severity of hand eczema and HR-QoL was sent to all participants. Results: The odds for reporting moderate to high severity of occupational hand eczema were significantly lower in the metropolitan population than in the non-metropolitan population [odds ratio (OR): 0.42; 95{\%}CI: 0.23–0.75], whereas low dermatology-related quality of life was more prevalent in metropolitan than in non-metropolitan patients (OR: 1.31; 95{\%}CI: 0.83–2.05), indicating that hand eczema had a more pronounced negative effect in metropolitan patients, in spite of less severe eczema. Conclusion: Our data indicate that area of residence has a modifying effect on the relationship between disease severity and HR-QoL, with a more negative impact on HR-QoL in metropolitan than in non-metropolitan areas. This information is important with respect to fully appreciating the burden of occupational hand eczema.",
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T1 - Impact of hand eczema on quality of life

T2 - metropolitan versus non-metropolitan areas

AU - Nørreslet, Line B.

AU - Agner, Tove

AU - Sørensen, Jennifer A.

AU - Ebbehøj, Niels E.

AU - Bonde, Jens P.

AU - Fisker, Maja H.

PY - 2018

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N2 - Background: An inverse relationship between disease severity and health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in patients with hand eczema is well established, but modifying effects of demographic variables have been less well studied. Objective: To identify the influence of metropolitan versus non-metropolitan residence on the relationship between disease severity and HR-QoL in patients with occupational hand eczema. Methods: The city of Copenhagen and the rest of Zealand were defined as metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, respectively. Participants were 773 persons with occupational hand eczema. A questionnaire on the severity of hand eczema and HR-QoL was sent to all participants. Results: The odds for reporting moderate to high severity of occupational hand eczema were significantly lower in the metropolitan population than in the non-metropolitan population [odds ratio (OR): 0.42; 95%CI: 0.23–0.75], whereas low dermatology-related quality of life was more prevalent in metropolitan than in non-metropolitan patients (OR: 1.31; 95%CI: 0.83–2.05), indicating that hand eczema had a more pronounced negative effect in metropolitan patients, in spite of less severe eczema. Conclusion: Our data indicate that area of residence has a modifying effect on the relationship between disease severity and HR-QoL, with a more negative impact on HR-QoL in metropolitan than in non-metropolitan areas. This information is important with respect to fully appreciating the burden of occupational hand eczema.

AB - Background: An inverse relationship between disease severity and health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in patients with hand eczema is well established, but modifying effects of demographic variables have been less well studied. Objective: To identify the influence of metropolitan versus non-metropolitan residence on the relationship between disease severity and HR-QoL in patients with occupational hand eczema. Methods: The city of Copenhagen and the rest of Zealand were defined as metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, respectively. Participants were 773 persons with occupational hand eczema. A questionnaire on the severity of hand eczema and HR-QoL was sent to all participants. Results: The odds for reporting moderate to high severity of occupational hand eczema were significantly lower in the metropolitan population than in the non-metropolitan population [odds ratio (OR): 0.42; 95%CI: 0.23–0.75], whereas low dermatology-related quality of life was more prevalent in metropolitan than in non-metropolitan patients (OR: 1.31; 95%CI: 0.83–2.05), indicating that hand eczema had a more pronounced negative effect in metropolitan patients, in spite of less severe eczema. Conclusion: Our data indicate that area of residence has a modifying effect on the relationship between disease severity and HR-QoL, with a more negative impact on HR-QoL in metropolitan than in non-metropolitan areas. This information is important with respect to fully appreciating the burden of occupational hand eczema.

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