|Document ID (ISN)||77683|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1061-0251 - Occupational Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Loomis D., Salvan A., Kromhout H., Kriebel D.
||Selecting indices of occupational exposure for epidemiologic studies
||1999, Vol.5, No.1, p.73-91. 47 ref.
||Decisions about how best to describe the magnitude or timing of exposure are challenging in almost every epidemiological study because the number of possible representations of any epidemiological relationship is large, but knowledge is limited. This paper seeks to promote a discussion of problems surrounding the selection of indices of exposure for epidemiological studies in occupational health. Five themes are considered: general approaches to selecting exposure indicators; measurement error; exposure-time or latency analysis, dosimetric models, and philosophical issues in exposure-response modeling. It is proposed to focus future research on the properties of measurement error, dosimetric models, and other advanced exposure estimation techniques. A need also exists for more deliberate development of epidemiological theory and an ongoing examination of research methods in relation to goals for science and public health.
||exposure evaluation; epidemiology
||epidemiologic study; dosimetry; mathematical models; job-exposure relation; mathematical analysis; dose-response relationship
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology