Psychosocial factors in general, and the social and psychological conditions of work and occupation in particular, have attracted little attention to the epidemiological investigation into the occupational-related causes of lung cancer.
There is some evidence available concerning the impact of loss events-including job losses-on cancer development.
During our research presented in this article, we examined job changes and job transitions in the occupational biography of men with regard to their circumstances in terms of (in-) voluntariness both as individual events and the job-changing histories of individuals.
We expected the job-changing histories of lung cancer cases to be more involuntary than those of population controls, and vice versa.
Our sample contains 391 male case-control pairs.
Cases are defined as newly-diagnosed men of German nationality with a histologically-or cytologically-confirmed diagnosis of primary lung cancer.
Population controls were drawn randomly from the municipality records of residents and individuals matched to cases 1 : 1 by age and region.
Occupational histories were reconstructed, and information about other classical and suspected risk factors was collected during standardized interviews by trained interviewers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Bronchopulmonaire, Carrière professionnelle, Epidémiologie, Homme, Mâle, Changement social, Milieu professionnel, Evénement existentiel, Allemagne, Europe, Poumon pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Bronchopulmonary, Career, Epidemiology, Human, Male, Social change, Occupational environment, Life events, Germany, Europe, Lung disease, Respiratory disease
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Cote : 95-0185938
Code Inist : 002B11D. Création : 09/06/1995.