During the last decade, the use of job exposure matrices (JEM) in occupational studies has grown but uncertainty remains among epidemiologists and industrial hygienists regarding this methodology and appropriate methodological tools are needed to study the performance of JEM.
It must first be emphasized that a true validation can rarely be achieved and that the performance of a JEM must be tested against the exposure evaluation of another method taken as a reference, such as expert assessment.
This comparison comprises three main elements:
The ability of the JEM to evaluate accurately the exposure itself, its statistical performances in terms of bias and power and its ability to detect known associations between risk factors and disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Méthode étude, Epidémiologie, Médecine travail, Evaluation, Matrice emploi exposition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Human, Investigation method, Epidemiology, Occupational medicine, Evaluation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0177898
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 199406.