Applicability of the Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire for Screening Contact Dermatological Disorders in Sea Fishers
AbstractThis survey aimed to evaluate the applicability of the Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire (NOSQ) as a preliminary screening tool to investigate the presence of contact dermatological disorders in sea fishermen. The Italian version of the NOSQ was administered to 143 male fishermen working at an Apulia (Southern Italy) Fisheries, and 136 male workers who had never worked as sea fishers (controls). A significantly higher rate of frequency of transient itchy wheals on the hands, wrists, and forearms was recorded in the fishermen as compared to the controls (49.6% vs. 8.1%; p < 0.001), while there was no significant difference in the frequency of eczema (8.4% vs. 6.6%). In 46.1% of the fishermen, the onset of transient itchy wheals was associated with contact with specific agents and the most common causes were algae and aquatic plants (49.3%) and seabed sludge (25.3%). In conclusion, the administration of the NOSQ can be useful in preliminary screening for dermatitis in fishermen, although it could show a possible overestimation of the prevalence of transient itchy wheals. View Full-Text
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Lovreglio, P.; Rotondi, R.; Chiarappa, P.; Romita, P.; Drago, I.; Guarneri, F.; Basso, A.; Soleo, L.; Foti, C. Applicability of the Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire for Screening Contact Dermatological Disorders in Sea Fishers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 381.
Lovreglio P, Rotondi R, Chiarappa P, Romita P, Drago I, Guarneri F, Basso A, Soleo L, Foti C. Applicability of the Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire for Screening Contact Dermatological Disorders in Sea Fishers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(2):381.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lovreglio, Piero; Rotondi, Rossana; Chiarappa, Patrizia; Romita, Paolo; Drago, Ignazio; Guarneri, Fabrizio; Basso, Antonella; Soleo, Leonardo; Foti, Caterina. 2018. "Applicability of the Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire for Screening Contact Dermatological Disorders in Sea Fishers." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 15, no. 2: 381.
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