Research Methods in Occupational Epidemiology

Hardcover | January 27, 2004

byHarvey Checkoway, Neil Pearce, David Kriebel

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This widely used text provides a clear and critical summary of research approaches to the epidemiological study of workplace hazards. It describes the historical development of occupational epidemiology, methods for characterizing occupational exposures, and techniques for designing andimplementing epidemiologic studies in this area. The relative strengths and limitations of various study designs for investigating specific health outcomes are emphasized. Also included are more advanced discussions of statistical analysis, exposure and dose modeling, and subsequent applications ofdata derived from epidemiologic research, as in meta-analysis, pooled analysis, and statistical analysis, exposure and dose modeling, and risk assessment. Since the first edition was published 15 years ago, there have been numerous advances in epidemiologic methods to accommodate a broadened scopeof investigations of occupational exposures and associated adverse health outcomes. Thus, in this Second Edition the authors have updated their discussions of methodology to include such topics as case-cohort and case-crossover designs and statistical analysis of repeated measures data, and haveexpanded the examples they use throughout the book to demonstrate the applications of these methods to a wide range of acute and chronic health outcomes. They have also added a new chapter on occupational health sureillance. Their text is unique for its strong emphasis on the definition andassessment of exposures, the application of quantitative exposure data to epidemiologic models, and the recognition that improvements in workplace risk identification and quantification will come from careful integration of these approaches. This fine volume will serve both as a textbook forcourses on occupational epidemiology and as a practical handbook of the design, implementation, and evaluation of research in this field.

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This widely used text provides a clear and critical summary of research approaches to the epidemiological study of workplace hazards. It describes the historical development of occupational epidemiology, methods for characterizing occupational exposures, and techniques for designing andimplementing epidemiologic studies in this area. ...

Harvey Checkoway is at University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Neil E. Pearce is at Massey University Wellington Campus.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.3 inPublished:January 27, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195092422

ISBN - 13:9780195092424

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Characterizing the Workplace Environment3. Overview of Study Design4. Precision and Validity in Study Design5. Cohort Studies6. Case-Control Studies7. Cross-sectional and Repeated Measure Studies8. Occupational Health Surveillance9. Advanced Statistical Analysis10. Exposure and Dose Modeling11. Special Applications of Occupational Epidemiology

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"This book is a worthwhile introductory text to the emerging field of occupational epidemiology. It gives an extensive discussion of the practical problems to be faced in planning and executing occupational studies, and will be of particular benefit to persons starting work in this field ofstudy."--Chronic Diseases