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  1. Priorities in occupational health research : a Delphi study in The Netherlands.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives-To achieve a coherent programme of topics for research in occupational health and safety, with well founded priorities and to relate them to perceived gaps and needs in The Netherlands.

    Methods-In the first phase of the study 33 key informants were interviewed.

    In the second phase questionnaires were sent to 150 Dutch experts (including the key informants).

    Four groups were recruited, originating from :

    • occupational health and safety services ;

    • scientific research institutes ;

    • governmental and other administrative bodies ;

    • and companies.

    Using the Delphi technique, the experts were asked to prioritise several topics, which were placed under different headings.

    In the third phase five workshops were organised to elaborate on the highly prioritised topics.


    The response rates were 86% for the first and 81% for the second questionnaire.

    In the second round consistency was reached and consensus proved to be satisfactory, so that the Delphi process was stopped.

    There were surprisingly few differences in opinion between the four groups.

    The most important heading was « design/implementation/evaluation of measures », in which the topic cost-benefit analysis of measures had the highest score. « Assessment of relations between exposure and effect » was the second most important heading. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Hygiène travail, Sécurité travail, Programme sanitaire, Organisation santé, Pays Bas, Europe, Recherche scientifique, Prise décision, Expert, Méthode Delphi, Priorité, Etude générale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Occupational hygiene, Work safety, Sanitary program, Public health organization, Netherlands, Europe, Scientific research, Decision making, Expert, Delphi method, Priority, General study

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0430634

    Code Inist : 002B30B03. Création : 19/12/1997.