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Fußdermatosen bei berufsbedingten Hauterkrankungen: Erfolgreiche Prävention durch individuelle Fußschutzberatung

Authors
  • Brans, Richard
Type
Published Article
Journal
Kompass Dermatologie
Publisher
S. Karger GmbH
Publication Date
Jan 12, 2024
Volume
12
Issue
1
Pages
17–19
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000536147
Source
Karger
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Wissenstransfer
License
Green
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Abstract

Background: A programme based on health education has been developed to prevent foot dermatoses (FD) in patients with work-related skin diseases (WRSD). Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the programme in a prospective cohort study (OCCUPES). Methods: Six and 12 months after completing the programme, follow-up questionnaires were sent to 231 patients with WRSD and FD. Assessments included occupational footwear and foot care, self-reported disease course, and health-related quality of life. Results: Response to follow-ups was >70%. Wearing functional socks and changing footwear and socks during one work shift increased (all p < 0.001). Complaints about occupational footwear decreased, including sweating and exposure to moisture/wetness. More than 60% reported improved FD while quality of life significantly increased. After 12 months, all foot symptoms were less frequent, including itch (p = 0.009), pain when walking (p = 0.005), pain in rest (p = 0.015) and smell (p = 0.001). The programme received very good ratings by the participants. Conclusions: The intervention was effective in improving occupational footwear, foot care and preventive behaviour. It resulted in a reduced burden of FD and should be implemented in the general care of patients with WRSD. © 2023 The Authors. Contact Dermatitis published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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