Retrospective assessment of occupational exposure to chemicals in community-based studies: validity and repeatability of industrial hygiene panel ratings.

@article{Benke1997RetrospectiveAO,
  title={Retrospective assessment of occupational exposure to chemicals in community-based studies: validity and repeatability of industrial hygiene panel ratings.},
  author={Geza Paul Benke and Malcolm Sim and Andrew Forbes and Marc Salzberg},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={635-42}
}
BACKGROUND Occupational hygiene panels are increasingly being used to rate retrospective occupational exposures to chemicals in community-based studies. This study aimed to assess the validity, reliability and feasibility of using such an expert panel in a brain tumour case-control study. METHODS A panel of five experts was recruited to rate exposure to 21 chemicals for 298 job descriptions to investigate the level of agreement. Validity was assessed by comparing the ratings of the experts… CONTINUE READING