Two methods used for retrospective evaluation of occupational exposures, a case by case assessment by expert and the application of a job exposure matrix (JEM), are compared using occupational histories collected for a case-control study on sinonasal cancer.
The objective was to identify the main sources of discrepancies and to contribute to an optimal use of a JEM for population-based case-control studies.
Comparisons were based on job periods, and were performed separately for two substances: formaldehyde and wood-dust.
Job periods were classified according to the category of exposure assigned by the matrix, and to the probability and level of exposure assessed by the study expert.
Mots-clés Pascal : Formaldéhyde, Poussière, Bois, Epidémiologie, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Méthode étude, Etude comparative, Médecine travail, Matrice emploi exposition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Formaldehyde, Dust, Wood, Epidemiology, Occupational exposure, Human, Investigation method, Comparative study, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0177903
Code Inist : 002B03L06. Création : 199406.