Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

Paperback | September 1, 2013

EditorKatherine M. Venables

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Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology is an in-depth study of the contemporary issues and emerging themes in the field. Divided into nine sections the book discusses how traditional methods can be used to study "new" occupational diseases such as epidemiological studies of older workers,and aid understanding of the "older" topics including morbidity and mortality among coal workers.Trends in society have allowed occupational epidemiological methods to be expanded to cover issues such as the ageing workforce, return to work after illness, and the migration of workers. These issues as well as new data sources such as surveillance systems are discussed in topic specific chapters.Written by leading international experts in the field, Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology provides a comprehensive look at the current areas of interest and will be essential reading for epidemiologists, statisticians, exposure assessment scientists, physicians, and policymakers.

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Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology is an in-depth study of the contemporary issues and emerging themes in the field. Divided into nine sections the book discusses how traditional methods can be used to study "new" occupational diseases such as epidemiological studies of older workers,and aid understanding of the "older" topics...

Kate Venables is a Reader in the Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford. Her research has always focussed on aetiological epidemiology. Previously, she worked at the National Heart and Lung Institute on the epidemiology of occupational and environmental asthma, and also spent a sabbatical year at Harvard School of Publ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199683905

ISBN - 13:9780199683901

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Table of Contents

Understanding old occupational diseases and evaluating the new1. Judith M Graber, Robert A Cohen, Brian G Miller, and Leslie T Stayner: Increased morbidity and mortality among coal workers: lessons learned from well-designed epidemiological research programmes2. Dick Heederik, Marian Bos, and Wietske Dohmen: Microbial resistance in livestock farming: occupational and public health concerns3. Harvey Checkoway, Susan Searles Nielsen, and Brad A Racette: The search for environmental risk factors for Parkinson Disease4. Keith T Palmer and David Coggon: Infectious pneumonia in workers exposed to metal fume5. Stefano Mattioli, Stefania Curti, Andrea Farioli, and Francesco S Violante: Retinal detachment and occupational lifting: rediscovering lost knowledgeStudying new populations6. Nicola T Fear, Josefin Sundin, and Simon Wessely: What is the impact on mental health and wellbeing of military service in general and deployment in particular? A UK perspective.7. Elena Ronda, Emily Felt, Marc Schenker, and Fernando G Benavides: Methodological considerations in the epidemiology of work-related health problems in migrants8. Harry S Shannon: Epidemiological studies of older workers: research questions and methodological challengesApplying epidemiology to sick leave, unemployment, disability, and work9. Alex Burdorf: Who returns to work after sick leave and why? Implications for the effectiveness of interventions for musculoskeletal disorders10. Magnus Helgesson, Bo Johansson, Ingvar Lundberg, and Eva Vingard: Unemployment at a young age and future unemployment, sickness absence, disability pension, and death in SwedenExtending the epidemiological approach11. Raymond Agius, Malcolm R Sim, and Vincent Bonneterre: What do surveillance schemes tell us about the epidemiology of occupational disease?12. Katherine M Venables: Investigating outbreaks of occupational asthmaUsing the full potential of epidemiological data13. Hans Kromhout, Ann Olsson, Susan Peters, and Kurt Straif: Occupational risk factors in lung cancer: pooling case-control studies for enhanced evidence14. Jos Verbeek and Sharea Ijaz: Systematic reviews of occupational safety and health topics15. Lesley Rushton, Sally Hutchings, and Tim Driscoll: Estimating the burden of occupational diseaseApplying new concepts to occupational epidemiology16. Thomas J Smith and David Kriebel: Biologically based exposure assessment for epidemiology17. Neil Pearce and Marine Corbin: Why we should be Bayesians (and often already are without realising it)Making full use of the findings18. Oliver Rivero-Arias, Sue Jowett, and Marjolein de Weerd: Basic principles of economic evaluation of occupational health and safety interventions19. David Coggon: Risk assessment for chemical and physical agents: how does occupational epidemiology contribute?