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Title: Occupational Allergic Reactions in the Hospital Nursing Staff
Authors: Πετρόγλου, Νίκη
Κομιτόπουλος, Νικόλαος
Δαδούμη, Σ.
Γουρνή, Μαρίτσα
Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Γουρνή, Παρασκευή
Βασιλόπουλος, Γεώργιος Σ.
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Αλλεργία;Αλλεργική αντίδραση;Αντισηπτικά;Μέτρα πρόληψης;Απολυμαντικά;Allergy;Allergic reaction;Antiseptics;Disinfectants;Preventive measures
Subjects: Medicine--Nursing
Issue Date: 13-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 13-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Background: Exposure of nursing staff to variable allergens constitutes an important occupational risk. The aim was to evaluate the frequency and type of allergic reactions. Subjects-Method: A questionnaire was distributed to the nursing staff of three general hospitals of Athens. SPSS was used for the statistical analysis. Results: 283 workers completed the questionnaire: 28(9,9%) males, 255 (90,1%) females, mean age: 38±16years. 149 (53%) individuals reported allergic reaction. 62(41,6%) presented the most recent episode in £1year. 75% reported ³2episodes. Manifestations: Rash (74,5%), dyspnea (29,5%), facial angioedema (16,1%), laryngeal edema (6,7%). Allergens implicated: antiseptics-disinfectants (58,4%), gloves (57%), medications (23,5%). 77 (51,7%) workers needed medical treatment, 12 (8,1%) hospitalization, 17 (11,4%) sick-leave, 9 (6%) changed clinic/department. In 42% of the cases the head nurse was not informed. 41,6% reported that taking preventive measures is practically difficult. 45% had a history of allergic reactions outside the workplace. Conclusions: (1)The percentage of allergic reactions was significant. (2) Antiseptics-disinfectants and gloves have been mainly implicated. (3) A significant percentage needed medical treatment. (4) Only few workers took preventive measures.
Language: English
Citation: Petroglou, N., Komitopoulos, N., Dadoumi, S., Gourni, M., Marvaki, C., Gourni, P., Vassilopoulos, G.. (2007). Occupational Allergic Reactions in the Hospital Nursing Staff. "Health Science Journal". 1 (4), 26-30.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 1, τεύχος 4 (Οκτ. - Δεκ. 2007)

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