Table 2

 Missing data for planned outcome measures

MeasuresNo (%) in intervention group (n=123)No (%) in control group (n=132)Total (n=255)P of difference between groups*
HECSI score4 (3)4 (3)8 (3)NS
DLQI score4 (3)4 (3)8 (3)NS
Self evaluated disease severity5 (4)4 (3)9 (3)NS
Hand disinfection at work5 (4)5 (4)10 (4)NS
Hand washings at work6 (5)5 (4)11 (4)NS
Moisturisers at work16 (13)12 (9)28 (11)NS
Protective gloves at work14 (11)12 (9)26 (10)NS
Protective gloves during wet work4 (3)6 (5)10 (4)NS
Protective gloves while cooking11 (9)12 (9)23 (9)NS
Protective gloves while cleaning13 (11)15 (11)28 (11)NS
Hand washings at home4 (3)6 (5)10 (4)NS
Moisturisers at home9 (7)22 (17)31 (12)0.034
Knowledge of hand eczema and skin protection4 (3)4 (3)8 (3)NS

HECSI=hand eczema severity index; DLQI=dermatology life quality index.

*Fisher’s exact test.