|Document ID (ISN)||110070|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Hobson A.J., Sterling D.A., Emo B., Evanoff B.A., Sterling C.S., Good L., Seixas N., Checkoway H., Racette B.A.
||Validity and reliability of an occupational exposure questionnaire for parkinsonism in welders
||June 2009, Vol.6, No.6, p.324-331. 23 ref.
||This study assessed the validity and test-retest reliability of a medical and occupational history questionnaire for workers performing welding in the shipyard industry. This self-report questionnaire was developed for an epidemiologic study of the risk of Parkinsonism in welders. Participants were recruited from three similar shipyards and asked to complete the questionnaire at two different times approximately four weeks apart. Responses on the questionnaire were compared with information extracted from personnel records. Findings suggest that participants' self-reports were valid compared with employer records, generating reproducible answers and therefore allowing the use of the questionnaire for occupational exposure assessment.
||manganese and compounds; Parkinson's disease; metal fumes; welding and cutting; exposure evaluation; shipbuilding industry; welding fumes
||subjective assessment; reliability; history; health service records; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the nervous system
Shipbuliding and ship repair
Welding and cutting