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Document ID (ISN)110142
CIS number 09-1021
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Deubner D.C., Roth H.D., Levy P.S.
Title Empirical evaluation of complex epidemiologic study designs: Workplace exposure and cancer
Bibliographic information Sep. 2007, Vol.49, No.9, p.953-959. 11 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate empirically the reliability of cohort-nested case-control study designs using data of a cohort of beryllium workers of a previous study. Empirical evaluations showed that the study design produced a biased case-control lagged exposure difference under the null hypothesis and could not distinguish qualitatively between null and alternate hypotheses. Empirical evaluation allowed checking on the results generated from a complex study design. It gave useful insight into the behaviour of study designs that would not otherwise have been readily deducible.
Descriptors (primary) epidemiology; risk factors; exposure evaluation; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) beryllium and compounds; reliability; statistical evaluation; cohort study; job-exposure relation; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Epidemiology