eISSN: 2299-0046
ISSN: 1642-395X
Advances in Dermatology and Allergology/Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii
Current issue Archive Manuscripts accepted About the journal Editorial board Reviewers Abstracting and indexing Subscription Contact Instructions for authors Ethical standards and procedures
Editorial System
Submit your Manuscript
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
vol. 40
Original paper

The novel questionnaire assessing occupational exposure to the risk factors of contact allergy among health professionals

Aneta Drozdowska
Piotr Drozdowski
Aleksander P. Jaworski
Daniel Bula
Dawid Adamczyk
Adam Reich

High Medical School, Klodzko, Poland
Faculty of Medical Sciences in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Oncological and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Gliwice Branch, Gliwice, Poland
Department of Radiology and Radiodiagnostics, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Department of Dermatology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Medical College of Rzeszow University, Rzeszow, Poland
Adv Dermatol Allergol 2023; XL (2): 291-297
Online publish date: 2023/06/01
View full text Get citation
Skin diseases account for about 7% of all occupational diseases in Europe. Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is one of the most common occupational skin diseases. Therefore, it constitutes the major health and economic problem. Increasing the detectability of ACD would significantly improve the quality of life of patients and their work efficiency.

To design a questionnaire facilitating the diagnosis of ACD in work environment of healthcare providers.

Material and methods:
The initial questionnaire consisted of 53 questions related to ACD and exposure to various occupational hazards. On its basis, a scale of exposure to occupational skin diseases (OSDES-49) was created. The reliability of the scale was measured using the internal consistency test of the scale. It was assumed that individual items of the scale would be correlated with the total score if the Kleine and Nunnally criteria were met.

The Kleine and Nunnally criteria were met by 16 out of 49 items on the scale. OSDES-49 results were strongly correlated with the assessment using a questionnaire consisting of only 16 items (OSDES-16). Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient was rho = 0.850 and p < 0.001.

Results of the study showed that in any further screening tests, the OSDES-16 scale is reliable. The use of OSDES-16 reduces the time of initial diagnostics and simplifies it.


contact dermatitis, occupational, questionnaire, allergic contact dermatitis, survey

Quick links
© 2023 Termedia Sp. z o.o.
Developed by Bentus.