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Document ID (ISN)77944
CIS number 02-217
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2001
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16-890-A-10
Author(s) Lasfargues G.
Title Method of data collection on the health effects of occupational hazards
Original title Mode de recueil des effets sur la santé en épidémiologie des risques professionnels [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 3rd Quarter 2001, No.132, 7p. 57 ref.
Abstract The method of collecting information on the health effects of occupational hazards depends on the nature of the health effect observed, its latency and the methodology of the study undertaken. Various modes of collection are described, including active collection by means of questionnaires, assessment scales, recording of clinical symptoms or diseases through medical examination and standardized clinical tests, the use of early clinical, functional or biological markers, and the recording of morbidity and mortality from usable sources of data. Examples of information collection methods for the study of selected diseases are provided, including neurobehavioural disorders, mental health, respiratory diseases and cumulative trauma disorders of the upper extremities. The mode of collection of health effect information has an influence on the quality of the study with respect to its results, conclusions and suggested future preventive actions.
Descriptors (primary) France; description of technique; health hazards; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) latency; symptoms; diagnosis; data sheet; questionnaire survey; medical examinations; encyclopaedia; hazard evaluation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology