The repeatability of self-reported occupational exposure to eight particular compounds was investigated in 209 males aged 49-87 years.
The subjects completed an initial mailed questionnaire and were interviewed by telephone 3-5 weeks later.
The study was carried out as part of a case-referent study on the relation between occupation and prostate cancer.
The repeatability of answers was found to be better in the case of some agents than in that of others: kappas calculated as a measure of concordance range from 0.36 to 0.70.
No substantial influence was found to be exercised by age or socioeconomic status, or by case or referent status.
Mots-clés Pascal : Composé chimique, Enquête, Fidélité test, Tumeur maligne, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Autoévaluation, Méthodologie, Epidémiologie, Prostate, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Pays Bas, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemical compound, Inquiry, Test reliability, Malignant tumor, Occupational exposure, Human, Self evaluation, Methodology, Epidemiology, Prostate, Urinary system disease, Netherlands, Europe
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