Table of Contents
Journal of Allergy
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 964509, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/964509
Review Article

A Review of the Impact of Occupational Contact Dermatitis on Quality of Life

1Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic & Analytic (MEGA) Epidemiology, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Level 1, 723 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
2Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre, Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc., Level 1, 80 Drummond Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia

Received 1 December 2010; Accepted 19 January 2011

Academic Editor: Ting Fan Leung

Copyright © 2011 Melisa Yi Zhi Lau et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. C. G. Lane et al., “Industrial dermatoses—a report by the committee on industrial dermatoses of the section on dermatology and syphilology of the American Medical Association,” Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 118, pp. 613–615, 1942. View at Google Scholar
  2. T. L. Diepgen and P. J. Coenraads, “The epidemiology of occupational contact dermatitis,” International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, vol. 72, no. 8, pp. 496–506, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. T. Keegel, J. Cahill, A. Noonan et al., “Incidence and prevalence rates for occupational contact dermatitis in an Australian suburban area,” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 254–259, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. T. Keegel, M. Moyle, S. Dharmage, K. Frowen, and R. Nixon, “The epidemiology of occupational contact dermatitis (1990–2007): a systematic review,” International Journal of Dermatology, vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 571–578, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. R. Skoet, R. Zachariae, and T. Agner, “Contact dermatitis and quality of life: a structured review of the literature,” British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 149, no. 3, pp. 452–456, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. J. Cahill, T. Keegel, S. Dharmage, D. Nugriaty, and R. Nixon, “Prognosis of contact dermatitis in epoxy resin workers,” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 147–153, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. T. Mälkönen, K. Alanko, R. Jolanki et al., “Long-term follow-up study of occupational hand eczema,” British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 163, no. 5, pp. 999–1006, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  8. J. E. Brazier, R. Harper, N. M. B. Jones et al., “Validating the SF-36 health survey questionnaire: new outcome measure for primary care,” British Medical Journal, vol. 305, no. 6846, pp. 160–164, 1992. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. J. E. Ware Jr., M. Kosinski, and B. Gandek, SF-36® Health Survey: Manual & Interpretation Guide, QualityMetric Incorporated, Lincoln, RI, USA, 2000.
  10. J. E. Ware Jr. and C. D. Sherbourne, “The MOS 36-item short-form health survey (SF-36)—I. Conceptual framework and item selection,” Medical Care, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 473–483, 1992. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. S. Hunt, J. McEwen, and S. P. McKeanna, Measuring Health Status, Croom Helm, London, UK, 1986.
  12. P. Plant, J. McEwen, and K. Prescott, “Use of the Nottingham Health Profile to test the validity of Census variables to proxy the need for health care,” Journal of Public Health Medicine, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 313–320, 1996. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. M. Bergner and R. A. Bobbitt, “The sickness impact profile: development and final revision of a health status measure,” Medical Care, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 787–805, 1981. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. D. P. Goldberg, Manual of the General Health Questionnaire, NFER Publishing, Windsor, UK, 1978.
  15. D. P. Goldberg and V. F. Hillier, “A scaled version of the general health questionnaire,” Psychological Medicine, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 139–145, 1979. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. G. R. Parkerson, W. E. Broadhead, and C. K. Tse, “The Duke Health Profile. A 17-item measure of health and dysfunction,” Medical Care, vol. 28, no. 11, pp. 1056–1072, 1990. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. A. Y. Finlay, “Quality of life measurement in dermatology: a practical guide,” British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 136, no. 3, pp. 305–314, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. A. Y. Finlay and G. K. Khan, “Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI)—a simple practical measure for routine clinical use,” Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 210–216, 1994. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. M. M. Chren, R. J. Lasek, S. A. Flocke, and S. J. Zyzanski, “Improved discriminative and evaluative capability of a refined version of Skindex, a quality-of-life instrument for patients with skin diseases,” Archives of Dermatology, vol. 133, no. 11, pp. 1433–1440, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. M. M. Chren, R. J. Lasek, L. M. Quinn, and K. E. Covinsky, “Convergent and discriminant validity of a generic and a disease-specific instrument to measure quality of life in patients with skin disease,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vol. 108, no. 1, pp. 103–107, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. M. M. Chren, R. J. Lasek, L. M. Quinn, E. N. Mostow, and S. J. Zyzanski, “Skindex, a quality-of-life measure for patients with skin disease: reliability, validity, and responsiveness,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vol. 107, no. 5, pp. 707–713, 1996. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. R. T. Anderson and R. Rajagopalan, “Development and validation of a quality of life instrument for cutaneous diseases,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 41–50, 1997. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. R. Rajagopalan and R. T. Anderson, “Health-related quality of life instrument specific for dermatology,” Quality of Life Research, vol. 6, no. 5, p. 11, 1997. View at Google Scholar
  24. M. Morgan, R. McCreedy, J. Simpson, and R. J. Hay, “Dermatology quality of life scales—a measure of the impact of skin diseases,” British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 136, no. 2, pp. 202–206, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. A. Y. Finlay, “Quality of life assessments in dermatology,” Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 291–296, 1998. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  26. R. Skoet, R. Zachariae, and T. Agner, “Contact dermatitis and quality of life: a structured review of the literature,” British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 149, no. 3, pp. 452–456, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  27. H. Both, M. L. Essink-Bot, J. Busschbach, and T. Nijsten, “Critical review of generic and dermatology-specific health-related quality of life instruments,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vol. 127, no. 12, pp. 2726–2739, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  28. E. A. Holm, H. C. Wulf, H. Stegmann, and G. B. E. Jemec, “Life quality assessment among patients with atopic eczema,” British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 154, no. 4, pp. 719–725, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  29. C. V. Hutchings, K. W. Shum, and D. J. Gawkrodger, “Occupational contact dermatitis has an appreciable impact on quality of life,” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 17–20, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  30. D. L. Holness, “Results of a quality of life questionnaire in a patch test clinic population,” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 80–84, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  31. D. L. Kadyk, K. McCarter, F. Achen, and D. V. Belsito, “Quality of life in patients with allergic contact dermatitis,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 1037–1048, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  32. V. J. Lewis, M. M. U. Chowdhury, and B. N. Statham, “Natural rubber latex allergy: the impact on lifestyle and quality of life,” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 51, no. 5-6, pp. 317–318, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  33. L. M. Wallenhammar, M. Nyfjäll, M. Lindberg, and B. Meding, “Health-related quality of life and hand eczema—a comparison of two instruments, including factor analysis,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vol. 122, no. 6, pp. 1381–1389, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  34. B. Meding, R. Lantto, G. Lindahl, K. Wrangsjö, and B. Bengtsson, “Occupational skin disease in Sweden—a 12-year follow-up,” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 308–313, 2005. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  35. A. Lazarov, B. Rabin, N. Fraidlin, and D. Abraham, “Medical and psychosocial outcome of patients with occupational contact dermatitis in Israel,” Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, vol. 20, no. 9, pp. 1061–1065, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  36. R. S. Cvetkovski, R. Zachariae, H. Jensen, J. Olsen, J. D. Johansen, and T. Agner, “Quality of life and depression in a population of occupational hand eczema patients,” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 106–111, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  37. S. Soder, T. L. Diepgen, M. Radulescu, C. J. Apfelbacher, T. Bruckner, and E. Weisshaar, “Occupational skin diseases in cleaning and kitchen employees: course and quality of life after measures of secondary individual prevention,” Journal of the German Society of Dermatology, vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 670–676, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  38. U. Matterne, C. J. Apfelbacher, S. Soder, T. L. Diepgen, and E. Weisshaar, “Health-related quality of life in health care workers with work-related skin diseases,” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 145–151, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  39. M. Y. Z. Lau, M. C. Matheson, J. A. Burgess, S. C. Dharmage, and R. Nixon, “Disease severity and quality of life in a follow up study of patients with occupational contact dermatitis,” Contact Dermatitis. In Press.
  40. J. De Korte, M. A. G. Sprangers, F. M. C. Mombers, and J. D. Bos, “Quality of life in patients with psoriasis: a systematic literature review,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 140–147, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  41. A. Adisesh, J. D. Meyer, and N. M. Cherry, “Prognosis and work absence due to occupational contact dermatitis. Outcome of cases reported to EPIDERM,” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 46, no. 5, pp. 273–279, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  42. C. Rusca, U. Hinnen, and P. Elsner, “'Patient's delay'—analysis of the preclinical phase of occupational dermatoses,” Dermatology, vol. 194, no. 1, pp. 50–52, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  43. L. M. Wall and K. A. Gebauer, “A follow-up study of occupational skin disease in Western Australia,” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 241–243, 1991. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  44. S. J. Keogh and D. J. Gawkrodger, “Persistent post-occupational dermatitis: report of five cases,” Acta Dermato-Venereologica, vol. 86, no. 3, pp. 248–249, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  45. P. Sajjachareonpong, J. Cahill, T. Keegel, H. Saunders, and R. Nixon, “Persistent post-occupational dermatitis,” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 51, no. 5-6, pp. 278–283, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  46. C. G. T. Mathias, “Contact dermatitis and workers' compensation: criteria for establishing occupational causation and aggravation,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 20, no. 5 I, pp. 842–848, 1989. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  47. J. F. Stalder, A. Taieb, D. J. Atherton et al., “Severity scoring of atopic dermatitis: the SCORAD index. Consensus report of the European Task Force on Atopic Dermatitis,” Dermatology, vol. 186, no. 1, pp. 23–31, 1993. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  48. T. Fredriksson and U. Pettersson, “Severe psoriasis—oral therapy with a new retinoid,” Dermatologica, vol. 157, no. 4, pp. 238–244, 1978. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  49. P. J. Coenraads, H. Van Der Walle, K. Thestrup-Pedersen et al., “Construction and validation of a photographic guide for assessing severity of chronic hand dermatitis,” British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 152, no. 2, pp. 296–301, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  50. E. Held, R. Skoet, J. D. Johansen, and T. Agner, “The hand eczema severity index (HECSI): a scoring system for clinical assessment of hand eczema. A study of inter- and intraobserver reliability,” British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 152, no. 2, pp. 302–307, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  51. C. Skudlik, M. Dulon, U. Pohrt, K. C. Appl, S. M. John, and A. Nienhaus, “Osnabrueck hand eczema severity index—a study of the interobserver reliability of a scoring system assessing skin diseases of the hands,” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 42–47, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  52. N. Curr, S. Dharmage, T. Keegel, A. Lee, H. Saunders, and R. Nixon, “The validity and reliability of the occupational contact dermatitis disease severity index,” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 157–164, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  53. N. Curr, M. C. Matheson, S. Dharmage, and R. Nixon, “Does the occupational contact dermatitis disease severity index correlate with quality of life in patients with occupational contact dermatitis of the hands?” Contact Dermatitis, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 251–252, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus