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Document ID (ISN)108999
CIS number 08-1297
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gerr F., Marcus M., Messing K., Premji S., Lippel K.
Title Yes, the "one-handed" scientist lacks rigor - Why investigators should not use causal language when interpreting the results of a single study. But two-handed scientists are using only one hand now
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.51, No.10, p.795-798. 4 ref.
Abstract A letter by two occupational health scientists to the editor of the journal criticizes an earlier article according to which the hesitant language used by authors of epidemiological research exploring relationships between occupational factors and musculoskeletal disorders downplays sometimes obvious causal evidence, possibly resulting in unfavourable decisions to workers by compensation boards. The authors of the original article respond to these criticisms in a second letter to the editor.
Descriptors (primary) epidemiology; research; reliability; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of results; compensation of occupational diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system