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Titolo:
A NOVEL-APPROACH TO DATA-COLLECTION IN A CASE-CONTROL STUDY OF CANCERAND OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES
Autore:
STEWART PA; STEWART WF; HEINEMAN EF; DOSEMECI M; LINET M; INSKIP PD;
Indirizzi:
NCI,EPIDEMIOL & BIOSTAT PROGRAM ROCKVILLE MD 20892 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV,DEPT EPIDEMIOL BALTIMORE MD 00000
Titolo Testata:
International journal of epidemiology
fascicolo: 4, volume: 25, anno: 1996,
pagine: 744 - 752
SICI:
0300-5771(1996)25:4<744:ANTDIA>2.0.ZU;2-K
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HISTORIES; INFORMATION; RESPONDENTS; RISK;
Keywords:
CASE-CONTROL STUDIES; EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT; QUESTIONNAIRES; JOB HISTORIES; OCCUPATIONAL RISK;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
18
Recensione:
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Citazione:
P.A. Stewart et al., "A NOVEL-APPROACH TO DATA-COLLECTION IN A CASE-CONTROL STUDY OF CANCERAND OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES", International journal of epidemiology, 25(4), 1996, pp. 744-752

Abstract

Background. In community and hospital-based case-control studies, theoccupational data collected in interviews are usually limited to responses to general questions asked of all study subjects. A procedure isdescribed in which more detailed information can be collected in an efficient, standardized and systematic way. Methods. A generic work history is initially collected from all subjects using a computer-assisted interview. The work history includes job title, type of business, job activities, materials and chemicals, and tools and equipment used. After responses are entered into the computer by the interviewer, the computer searches a synonym file to identify possible job-specific modules relevant to the reported job. The modules are detailed questionnaires that address specific jobs administered after obtaining the generic work history. The modules are used to ask questions about the work environment; sources of exposure; factors affecting the movement of theagent from the source to the subject, such as local exhaust ventilation; and individual and job characteristics. After the interview is completed, the work history and responses to the modules are sent electronically to an industrial hygienist who reviews the information using acustom-designed software package. Where ambiguities or contradictionsoccur in information reported by the respondent, or for jobs for which no module had been developed, the industrial hygienist generates up to 10 additional questions per job. These questions are sent back to the interviewer for administration of a short, second interview. Conclusions. These procedures, which are being successfully implemented in an on-going case-control study of brain tumours, should improve diseaserisk estimates over those derived from more traditional approaches toexposure assessment.

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