Skin care management: educational aspects

Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2003 Jun;76(5):374-81. doi: 10.1007/s00420-002-0428-z. Epub 2003 Apr 29.


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.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Beauty Culture
  • Dermatitis, Irritant / epidemiology
  • Dermatitis, Irritant / prevention & control*
  • Dermatitis, Occupational / epidemiology
  • Dermatitis, Occupational / prevention & control*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Germany / epidemiology
  • Gloves, Protective
  • Hand Dermatoses / prevention & control
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Occupational Exposure / adverse effects
  • Occupational Exposure / prevention & control*
  • Skin Care / methods*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Workforce