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Document ID (ISN)102505
CIS number 03-1617
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Messing K., Punnett L., Bond M., Alexanderson K., Pyle J., Zahm S., Wegman D., Stock S.R., de Grosbois S.
Title Be the fairest of them all: Challenges and recommendations for the treatment of gender in occupational health research
Bibliographic information June 2003, Vol.43, No.6, p.618-629. 157 ref.
Abstract Both women's and men's occupational health problems merit scientific attention. Researchers need to consider the effect of gender on how occupational health issues are experienced, expressed, defined and addressed. More serious consideration of gender-related factors will help identify risk factors for both women and men. This article discusses some of the ways in which gender can be and has been handled in studies of occupational health, as well as some of the consequences. It also suggests specific research practices that avoid errors. Obstacles to gender-sensitive research practices are considered. Although gender-sensitive practices may be difficult to implement in some cases, they enrich the scientific quality of research and should lead to better data and ultimately to better-targeted prevention programmes.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; sex-linked differences; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiological aspects; description of technique; research; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; Sweden; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology