Journal of Allergy / 2011 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Workers with Occupational Contact Dermatitis: Work Outcomes and Return to Work Process in the First Six Months following Diagnosis

Table 3

Return to work status, work practices and return to work process reported at 6 month follow-up.

% reporting

Work status

Working62%
 % working with same employer89%
 % working with same employer, same job73%

Work modifcation (Same employer, same job)

Job modifications suggested and impelmented74%
Job modifications suggested but not implemented13%

Work practices

Use gloves81%
Use gloves all the time11%
Changed skin care regimen32%
Use emollients68%
   At work57%
   At home68%

Return to work communication

Worker talked with supervisor about return to work69%
Talked with union about return to work (if belonged to union)42%

Workplace health care utilization

Saw workplace nurse about skin problem11%
If saw workplace nurse previously about skin problem, saw again38%
Saw workplace doctor about skin problem6%
If saw workplace doctor previously about skin problem, saw again13%

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