The validity of retrospective assessment of occupational exposure greatly depends on the amount of detail in the available information, on the knowledge of the specific industrial process by the experts, and on the criteria adopted to define relevant exposure.
These criteria are difficult to standardize and are rarely made explicit in published reports, which makes it difficult to interpret inconsistencies among different studies.
In two ongoing case-control studies on kidney cancer and, respectively, malignant lymphomas, a detailed occupational history was obtained and supplemented by 19 additional questionnaires, specifically addressing industrial activities where the knowledge of job title alone would have been insufficient for reliable exposure assessment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Solvant organique, Huile minérale, Formaldéhyde, Industrie textile, Métallurgie, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Rétrospective, Expert, Médecine travail, Méthodologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Organic solvent, Mineral oil, Formaldehyde, Textile industry, Metallurgy, Human, Occupational exposure, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Retrospective, Expert, Occupational medicine, Methodology
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Cote : 94-0177905
Code Inist : 002B03L06. Création : 199406.