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feize arefi M, Zare Sakhvidi M J, kargar F, mostaghaci M, Zare G, Maghsood Z I et al . The investigation of affection risk to skin symptoms (dermatitis) in Educational hospitals staff services in Yazd with Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire. ioh. 2018; 14 (6) :18-25
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1803-en.html
University of Medical Sciences of shahid sadooghi-iran , kargar_st@yahoo.com
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Background and aims: The hospital staff services due to their jobs are daily exposed with disinfectant and cleaning substances and the exposure with these materials will cause dermatitis. The aim of this study was to determine the Affection risk to skin symptoms in hospital staff services due to continuous exposure to detergents and disinfectants.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study 170 male and female staff services in both Educational hospital of Yazdwere evaluated. Using Nordic questionnaire about the frequency of skin symptoms including:skin redness, swelling, scaling and small blisters,scaly and itching on the hands, forearms, and between the fingers of The employees were collected and analyzed by SPSS software 16 version.

Results: In this study the overall prevalence of hand dermatitis among the staff service was 36.8 percent . the most common symptom of skin dermatitis were scaling of the hands, forearms or fingers along the crack them (25.5 percent). Symptoms of redness and itching of the skin, hands, forearms or fingers with cracked skin were more in women than men .Symptoms of red skin and scaly hands, forearms or fingers and cracking of skin were more in individuals with less work experience.

Conclusion: The results showed a strong correlation between exposure in the workplace and skin dermatitis among workers in the service. In order to reduce exposure to detergents and reducing the incidence of skin dermatitis symptoms, use of appropriate gloves and proper training required in their use is recommended.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Occupational Diseases
Received: 2016/06/17 | Accepted: 2017/07/1 | Published: 2018/01/3

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