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Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire (NOSQ-2002): a new tool for surveying occupational skin diseases and exposure

Susitaival, P; Flyvholm, MA; Meding, B; Kanerva, L; Lindberg, M; Svensson, Åke LU and Olafsson, JH (2003) In Contact Dermatitis 49(2). p.70-76
Abstract
Occupational skin diseases are among the most frequent work-related diseases in industrialized countries. Good occupational skin disease statistics exist in few countries. Questionnaire studies are needed to get more data on the epidemiology of occupational skin diseases. The Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire Group has developed a new questionnaire tool - Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire (NOSQ-2002) - for surveys on work-related skin disease and exposures to environmental factors. The 2 NOSQ-2002 questionnaires have been compiled by using existing questionnaires and experience. NOSQ-2002/SHORT is a ready-to-use 4-page questionnaire for screening and monitoring occupational skin diseases, e.g. in a population or workplace. All... (More)
Occupational skin diseases are among the most frequent work-related diseases in industrialized countries. Good occupational skin disease statistics exist in few countries. Questionnaire studies are needed to get more data on the epidemiology of occupational skin diseases. The Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire Group has developed a new questionnaire tool - Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire (NOSQ-2002) - for surveys on work-related skin disease and exposures to environmental factors. The 2 NOSQ-2002 questionnaires have been compiled by using existing questionnaires and experience. NOSQ-2002/SHORT is a ready-to-use 4-page questionnaire for screening and monitoring occupational skin diseases, e.g. in a population or workplace. All the questions in the short questionnaire (NOSQ-2002/SHORT) are included in the long version, NOSQ-2002/LONG, which contains a pool of questions to be chosen according to research needs and tailored to specific populations. The NOSQ-2002 report includes, in addition to the questionnaires, a comprehensive manual for researchers on planning and conducting a questionnaire survey on hand eczema and relevant exposures. NOSQ-2002 questionnaires have been compiled in English and translated into Danish, Swedish, Finnish and Icelandic. The use of NOSQ-2002 will benefit research on occupational skin diseases by providing more standardized data, which can be compared between studies and countries. (Less)
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skin diseases, questionnaire methods, questionnaire design, occupational, NOSQ-2002, hand dermatitis, exposure, eczema, epidemiology
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Contact Dermatitis
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49
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2
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70 - 76
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Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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0105-1873
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10.1111/j.0105-1873.2003.00159.x
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English
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  author       = {Susitaival, P and Flyvholm, MA and Meding, B and Kanerva, L and Lindberg, M and Svensson, Åke and Olafsson, JH},
  issn         = {0105-1873},
  keyword      = {skin diseases,questionnaire methods,questionnaire design,occupational,NOSQ-2002,hand dermatitis,exposure,eczema,epidemiology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {70--76},
  publisher    = {Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and Blackwell Publishing Ltd},
  series       = {Contact Dermatitis},
  title        = {Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire (NOSQ-2002): a new tool for surveying occupational skin diseases and exposure},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0105-1873.2003.00159.x},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2003},
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