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Document ID (ISN)77004
CIS number 01-1065
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Eisen E.A.
Title Methodology for analyzing episodic events
Bibliographic information 1999, Vol.25, Suppl.4, p.36-42. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Epidemiological approaches to the study of episodic health events are reviewed. Episodic events are defined as events that occur suddenly or that suddenly cross a threshold, but with onsets at distinct points in time. Studying such health events poses four challenges to existing methods: key epidemiological concepts, such as incidence, do not naturally accommodate recurrent events; study designs must capture time-varying exposures; statistical models must be able to handle correlated outcomes; and feedback bias must be addressed. In response, methods such as longitudinal studies, case-crossover designs and generalized estimating equations are identified as appropriate tools.
Descriptors (primary) recurrent symptoms; case-control study; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) long-term study; dose-response relationship; frequency rates; description of technique; mathematical models
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology