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  1. Validity and reliability of self-reported exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in work offices.

    Article - En anglais

    Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is an occupational carcinogen.

    Large companies often examine ETS exposure by employee surveys.

    However, reliable and valid self-report measures have been lacking.

    This study compared validity and reliability of various self-report measures.

    One hundred and seven nonsmokers from 11 Dutch worksites were interviewed.

    Three set-report measures were correlated with nicotine concentrations collected with area monitors in nonsmokers'offices.

    Nicotine concentrations averaged 12. 7 mug/m. 3 The item « How much tobacco smoke, on average, is there during a day in your work office ? » correlated highest with nicotine concentrations (r=0.65 ; P<0.001) and produced the lowest standard error of measurement.

    It was concluded that this simple self-report item may be a valid measure to assess the reach and effectiveness of worksite smoking policies.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme passif, Employé bureau, Autoévaluation, Homme, Lieu travail, Validation test, Fidélité test, Psychométrie, Médecine travail

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Passive smoking, Clerical personnel, Self evaluation, Human, Work place, Test validation, Test reliability, Psychometrics, Occupational medicine

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

    Cote : 98-0014075

    Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 17/04/1998.