Questionnaire Methods in Occupational Skin Disease Epidemiology

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Abstract

Questionnaire studies are needed to get data on the epidemiology of occupational skin diseases. The results depend solely on good questionnaire design. To achieve this, knowledge of the studied phenomenon, the study population and basic questionnaire design is critical. The use of standardized questionnaire tools for diagnoses of diseases makes comparing the results in different studies possible. A questionnaire tool – Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire (NOSQ-2002) – has been designed for surveys on work-related skin disease and exposures to environmental factors.

Keywords

Questionnaire design Occupational skin disease Questionnaire tools Hand eczema Atopic dermatitis Respiratory atopy NOSQ-2002 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyNorth Carelia Central HospitalJoensuuFinland

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