RR158 - The development of risk reduction strategies for the prevention of dermatitis in the UK printing industry
The primary objectives of this study were: to identify a range
of low cost, practicable and acceptable interventions to reduce
occupational dermatitis in the UK printing industry; to carry out
preliminary testing of the acceptability and efficacy of the
interventions so identified on a small scale; to use the
preliminary testing of the selected interventions to provide
information on the variability of the outcome measures, which would
aid sample size calculations for a future large scale intervention
trial; to develop appropriate methodologies for the identification
of intervention strategies for use in other occupational and
non-occupational situations. This involved a review of the
literature of preventative interventions studies in the workplace
and the identification of risk reduction interventions specific to
the industry through qualitative research, using a series of
observational studies and focus groups.
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