Case Studies in Occupational Epidemiology

Case Studies in Occupational Epidemiology

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This text is designed for use in courses on epidemiology or occupational epidemiology. The chapters are based on actual studies and are written by the principal investigators. They are divided into four parts: cohort studies, case-control and proportionate mortality studies, cross-sectional studies, and surveillance and screening studies. A brief introduction to each part describes the study design, and a statistical appendix is included so that students can readily find the tools needed to answer analytical questions in the text. Questions in each chapter deal with study design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Complete answers are provided at the end of each chapter. Data sets accompany many of the chapters, and most of the analytical questions can be answered with a pocket calculator. The studies presented in this lucid, well-organized text involve a broad range of disease outcomes, including spontaneous abortion, carpal tunnel syndrome, kidney dysfunction, cytogenetic changes, ischemic heart disease, dermatitis, chronic renal disease, and several types of cancer. The exposures of interest are equally diverse, including VDT use, repetitive hand-wrist motion, heavy metals, carbon monoxide, diesel exhaust, lead, vinyl chloride, pesticides, solvents, silica, and acid mists. These outcomes and exposures cover many of the current topics of interest in occupational health.show more

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  • Hardback | 218 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 385.56g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • line figures and tables
  • 0195068319
  • 9780195068313
  • 1,443,946

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This casebook is designed for use in courses on epidemiology or occupational epidemiology. The chapters are based on actual studies and are written by the principal investigators in the field. The book is divided into four parts: cohort studies, case-control and proportionate mortality studies, cross-sectional studies, and surveillance and screening studies. A brief introduction to each part describes the study design, and a statistical appendix is included so that students can readily find the tools needed to answer analytical questions in the text. Questions in each chapter deal with study design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation, and complete answers are provided at the end of the chapters. Data sets accompany many of the chapters, and most of the analytical questions can be answered with a pocket calculator. The studies presented in this lucid, well-organized text involve a broad range of disease outcomes, including spontaneous abortion, carpal tunnel syndrome, kidney dysfunction, cytogenetic changes, ischemic heart disease, dermatitis, chronic renal disease, and several types of cancer. The exposures of interest are equally diverse, including VDT use, repetitive hand-wrist motion, heavy metals, carbon monoxide, diesel exhaust, lead, vinyl chloride, pesticides, solvents, silica, and acid mists. These outcomes and exposures cover many of the current issues in occupational health.show more

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Steenland provides an interesting compendium of 13 occupationally based studies ... this book includes simplified and abbreviated summaries of each paper, with study questions and problems interspersed throughout each presentation and detailed answers provided at the end of each study ... Steenland offers a fresh perspective for the teaching of occupational and general epidemiology ... the text is excellent ... I would strongly recommend this book for use in introductory and intermediate occupationally slanted epidemiology courses and for those who wish to explore some of the reasoning behind specific study designs, implementations, and interpretations. * Daniel Wartenberg, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 1994:10(3) *show more

Table of contents

PART I: COHORT STUDIES; PART II: CASE-CONTROL AND PROPORTIONATE MORTALITY STUDIES; PART III: CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDIES; PART IV: SURVEILLANCE AND SCREEING STUDIESshow more

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