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Document ID (ISN)110070
CIS number 09-1040
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hobson A.J., Sterling D.A., Emo B., Evanoff B.A., Sterling C.S., Good L., Seixas N., Checkoway H., Racette B.A.
Title Validity and reliability of an occupational exposure questionnaire for parkinsonism in welders
Bibliographic information June 2009, Vol.6, No.6, p.324-331. 23 ref.
Abstract This study assessed the validity and test-retest reliability of a medical and occupational history questionnaire for workers performing welding in the shipyard industry. This self-report questionnaire was developed for an epidemiologic study of the risk of Parkinsonism in welders. Participants were recruited from three similar shipyards and asked to complete the questionnaire at two different times approximately four weeks apart. Responses on the questionnaire were compared with information extracted from personnel records. Findings suggest that participants' self-reports were valid compared with employer records, generating reproducible answers and therefore allowing the use of the questionnaire for occupational exposure assessment.
Descriptors (primary) manganese and compounds; Parkinson's disease; metal fumes; welding and cutting; exposure evaluation; shipbuilding industry; welding fumes
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; reliability; history; health service records; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Exposure evaluation
Shipbuliding and ship repair
Welding and cutting
Inorganic substances