Archives For: August 2002

Stakeholder survey of return-to-work barriers for workers with hand dermatitis

August 9, 2002 - 3:25 pm

Our goal was to identify and learn more about RTW barriers for workers with CD. For this study, we surveyed 21 occupational health and safety personnel during an occupational health and safety research conference. The participants were presented with 3 pictures of varying degrees of work-related hand CD, and asked to list the 3 key barriers or challenges in RTW for individuals with CD.

Patient perception of the value of the clinical encounter

August 9, 2002 - 3:01 pm

The objectives of the study were to explore health service utilization and perceived helpfulness of care for patients with possible work-related contact dermatitis. Patients attending the OHC at SMH over a two month period were surveyed to collect information related to health service utilization and the perceived helpfulness of care in 2002.

Workplace screening for hand dermatitis in the health care setting

August 9, 2002 - 2:41 pm

Our goal was to determine the feasibility of screening in the health care sector to identify workers with hand dermatitis. 139 hospital personnel visiting an Employee Health Unit over a six week period in February and March 2002 were surveyed using a self-administered questionnaire. Hand examination was also conducted.