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Clinical Features and Awareness of Hand Eczema in Korea

Title
Clinical Features and Awareness of Hand Eczema in Korea
Authors
Park, Jae BeomLee, Seung HoKim, Kea JeungLee, Ga-YoungYang, Jun-MoKim, Do WonLee, Seok JongLee, Cheol HeonPark, Eun JooKim, Kyu HanEun, Hee ChulChang, Sung EunMoon, Kee ChanKim, Seong HyunKim, Seong JinKim, Byung-SooLee, Jun YoungKim, Hyung-OkKang, HoonLee, Min GeolKim, Soo-ChanRo, Young SuckKo, Joo YeonPark, Mi YounKim, Myung HwaShin, Jeong HyunChoi, Hae YoungHong, Chang KwunLee, Sung YulBak, HanaSon, Sang WookLee, Ai Young
Ewha Authors
최혜영
SCOPUS Author ID
최혜영scopus
Issue Date
2016
Journal Title
ANNALS OF DERMATOLOGY
ISSN
1013-9087JCR Link
Citation
vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 335 - 343
Keywords
AwarenessClinical featureHand eczemaMulticenter studySurveys and questionnaires
Publisher
KOREAN DERMATOLOGICAL ASSOC
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
Background: Hand eczema is one of the most common skin disorders and negatively affects quality of life. However, a large-scale multicenter study investigating the clinical features of patients with hand eczema has not yet been conducted in Korea. Objective: To identify the prevalence of various hand diseases, which is defined as all cutaneous disease occurring in hands, and to investigate the clinical features of patients with hand eczema and the awareness about hand eczema in the general population and to compare the prevalence of hand eczema between health care providers and non-health care providers. Methods: To estimate the prevalence of hand diseases, we analyzed the medical records of patients from 24 medical centers. Patients were assessed by online and offline questionnaires. A 1,000 from general population and 913 hand eczema patients answered the questionnaire, for a total of 1,913 subjects. Results: The most common hand disease was irritant contact dermatitis. In an online survey, the lifetime prevalence of hand eczema was 31.2%. Hand eczema was more likely to occur in females (66.0%) and younger (20 similar to 39 years, 53.9%). Health care providers and housewives were the occupations most frequently associated with hand eczema. Winter (33.6%) was the most common season which people experienced aggravation. The 63.0% and 67.0% answered that hand eczema hinders their personal relationship and negatively affects daily living activities, respectively. Conclusion: Hand eczema is a very common disease and hinders the quality of life. The appropriate identification of hand eczema is necessary to implement effective and efficient treatment.
DOI
10.5021/ad.2016.28.3.335
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