|Document ID (ISN)||102505|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Messing K., Punnett L., Bond M., Alexanderson K., Pyle J., Zahm S., Wegman D., Stock S.R., de Grosbois S.
||Be the fairest of them all: Challenges and recommendations for the treatment of gender in occupational health research
||June 2003, Vol.43, No.6, p.618-629. 157 ref.
||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.
||occupational diseases; sex-linked differences; epidemiology
||epidemiological aspects; description of technique; research; reliability
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; Sweden; USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology