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Principles of Exposure Measurement in Epidemiology : Collecting, Evaluating and Improving Measures of Disease Risk Factors - Emily White

Principles of Exposure Measurement in Epidemiology

Collecting, Evaluating and Improving Measures of Disease Risk Factors

Paperback Published: 1st February 2008
ISBN: 9780198509851
Number Of Pages: 440

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The second edition of this internationally acclaimed title is the ideal handbook for those involved in conducting epidemiological research. The objective of most epidemiological studies is to relate exposure to putative causal agents to the occurrence of a particular disease. The achievement of this objective depends critically on accurate measurement of exposure. This book reviews principles and techniques that can be applied to measuring a wide range of exposures, including demographic, behavioral, medical, genetic, and environmental factors. The book covers questionnaire design, conducting personal interviews, abstracting information from medical records, use of proxy respondents, and ascertaining biological and environmental measurements. It gives a comprehensive account of measurement error and the estimation of its effects, and the design, analysis, and interpretation of validity and reliability studies. Emphasis is given to the ways in which the validity of measurements can be increased. Techniques to maximize participation of subjects in epidemiological studies are discussed, and ethical issues relevant to exposure measurement are outlined.

The second edition of Principles of Exposure Measurement in Epidemiology provides much needed guidance on the various aspects involved in the measurement of exposures...This book fills a gap in the exisitng literature * American Journal of Epidemiology *

1: Exposure measurement 2: Methods of exposure measurement 3: Exposure measurement error and its effects 4: Validity and reliability studies 5: Reducing measurement error and its effects 6: The design of questionnaires 7: The personal interview 8: Use of records, diaries, and proxy respondents 9: Measurements in the human body or its products 10: Measurements in the environment 11: Response rates and their maximisation 12: Ethical issues

ISBN: 9780198509851
ISBN-10: 0198509855
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 1st February 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.9  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised