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Estimating occupational health events in workers with asthma or diabetes: a comparison of diary and snapshot methods.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11473139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study was set up to assess the completeness of reporting different types of work-related health events through 6 month and 1 week diaries and telephone questionnaires relating to individual days. Subjects recruited from hospital asthma or diabetic clinics or from surgical day-case units were randomly assigned to either a full participation arm or to one completing only a 6 month diary. Of the 375 study participants, return rates were 68.8% for 6 month diaries, 81.9% for weekly diaries and 86.5% for researcher-administered questionnaires. Significantly higher rates of self-reported poor work performance, symptoms or changes in medication were estimated by snapshot methods (same-day telephone interviews or one-off weekly diaries) than from diaries completed over a 6 month period. Asthmatics and diabetics attending hospital outpatient clinics were no more likely, however, to report work-related health events in the following 6 months than those attending the same hospital for day surgery.
S Turner; J Smedley; N Cherry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Occupational medicine (Oxford, England)     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0962-7480     ISO Abbreviation:  Occup Med (Lond)     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-26     Completed Date:  2001-09-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205857     Medline TA:  Occup Med (Lond)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / epidemiology*
Data Collection / methods*
Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology*
England / epidemiology
Medical Records / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Sick Leave / statistics & numerical data*

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