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Skin care management: educational aspects

  • Hans Joachim SchwanitzEmail author
  • Ulrike Riehl
  • Tanja Schlesinger
  • Meike Bock
  • Christoph Skudlik
  • Britta Wulfhorst
Original Article

Abstract

Health education is effective in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of occupational skin disorders, as clearly demonstrated by interventional studies carried out at the University of Osnabrueck. Health education may intervene with (a) habituated behaviour of affected employees and (b) the condition of working environments. In conclusion, prevention of occupational skin diseases and maintenance of health can be achieved by the conditioning of individual behaviour via specific educational programmes in addition to dermatological care.

Keywords

Occupational skin diseases Wet work occupations Health promotion Health education Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention Behaviour and condition prevention 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Joachim Schwanitz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ulrike Riehl
    • 1
  • Tanja Schlesinger
    • 1
  • Meike Bock
    • 1
  • Christoph Skudlik
    • 1
  • Britta Wulfhorst
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health TheoryUniversity of OsnabrueckOsnabrueckGermany

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