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Document ID (ISN)103903
CIS number 05-76
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kennedy S.M., Koehoorn M.
Title Exposure assessment in epidemiology: Does gender matter?
Bibliographic information Dec. 2003, Vol.44, No.6, p.576-583. Illus. 23 ref.
Internet access 05-0076.pdf [in English]
Abstract This article explores whether the potential for gender-related differences should be taken into account in exposure assessment for epidemiologic studies. Evidence from previously-published studies and data from the investigators' own research were examined to investigate whether or not there were theoretical bases of gender bias in exposure assessment. Sources of bias examined included: practical differences in job tasks despite identical job titles; differences in exposure due to differences in protective equipment, body size or other factors related to exposure sources; differences in estimated exposure arising from study methods or design. Evidence was found for gender differences (and thus potential bias) from all these sources, but the magnitude and direction of the potential bias cannot be predicted.
Descriptors (primary) epidemiology; sex-linked differences; confounding factors; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; reliability; anthropometry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation