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Document ID (ISN)109322
CIS number 09-299
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Checkoway H., Pearce N., Kriebel D.
Title Selecting appropriate study designs to address specific research questions in occupational epidemiology
Bibliographic information Sep. 2007, Vol.64, No.9, p.633-638. 26 ref.
Abstract Various epidemiological study designs are available to investigate illness and injury risks related to workplace exposures. The choice of study design to address a particular research question will be guided by the nature of the health outcome under study, its presumed relation to workplace exposures, and feasibility constraints. This review summarizes the relative advantages and limitations of conventional study designs including cohort studies, cross-sectional studies, repeated measures studies, case-control (industry-based and community-based) studies, and more recently developed variants of the nested case-control design, namely case-cohort and case-crossover studies.
Descriptors (primary) epidemiology; research; epidemiologic study
Descriptors (secondary) case-control study; cohort study; description of technique; long-term study; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance; New Zealand; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology