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Document ID (ISN)77968
CIS number 02-218
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 1999
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16-890-A-10
Author(s) Lasfargues G.
Title Mode of collecting data on health effects during epidemiological studies on occupational safety and health
Original title Mode de recueil des effets sur la santé en épidémiologie des risques professionnels [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 4th Quarter 1999, No.125, 7p. 57 ref.
Abstract The preferred mode of collecting epidemiological data on the health effects of occupational hazards depends on the type of the health effect being followed and its latency, as well as the research methodology. Various modes of data collection are described: active collection by means of questionnaires, evaluation scales, recording of pathologies or clinical symptoms during medical examination and standardized clinical tests, collection of morbidity and mortality data from useable sources. Examples of modes of data collection are given for selected diseases: neurobehavioural disorders, mental health, respiratory diseases, repetitive strain injury. Use of a suited mode of data collection strongly determines the reliability of the data, and can influence the conclusions of the study and the corresponding occupational safety and health action plans.
Descriptors (primary) France; health hazards; hazard evaluation; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) special examinations and tests; subjective assessment; respiratory diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; data sheet; questionnaire survey; neuropsychic effects; description of technique; encyclopaedia; mental health
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) Risk evaluation
Epidemiology