Selecting appropriate study designs to address specific research questions in occupational epidemiology.


Checkoway, H; Pearce, N; Kriebel, D; (2007) Selecting appropriate study designs to address specific research questions in occupational epidemiology. Occupational and environmental medicine, 64 (9). pp. 633-8. ISSN 1351-0711 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/oem.2006.029967

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Abstract

Various epidemiological study designs are available to investigate illness and injury risks related to workplace exposures. The choice of study design to address a particular research question will be guided by the nature of the health outcome under study, its presumed relation to workplace exposures, and feasibility constraints. This review summarises the relative advantages and limitations of conventional study designs including cohort studies, cross-sectional studies, repeated measures studies, case-control (industry- and community-based) studies, and more recently developed variants of the nested case-control DESIGN: case-cohort and case-crossover studies.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Medical Statistics
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 17704203
Web of Science ID: 248849200014
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1521

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