Correct retrospective assignment of subjects to an exposure category is affected by a variety of problems: 1) lack of an objective lifetime measurement; 2) dependence upon the accuracy and thoroughness of the job description; 3) heavy reliance upon the knowledge of experts.
The aim of the study was the quantification of the performance of a job exposure matrix (JEM) in evaluating solvent exposure, using expert judgements as the reference method.
The sources of discrepancies between the two methods were analysed within the framework of two community-based case-control surveys.
One included 765 cases of bladder cancer (BC) and 765 controls, the other 298 cases of glomerulonephritis (GN) and 298 controls.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Rétrospective, Evaluation, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Solvant organique, Méthode étude, Questionnaire, Médecine travail, Matrice emploi exposition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Retrospective, Evaluation, Human, Occupational exposure, Organic solvent, Investigation method, Questionnaire, Occupational medicine
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Cote : 94-0177899
Code Inist : 002B03L04. Création : 199406.