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Published: 28 February 2008

440 Pages | 25 black and white line illustrations


ISBN: 9780198509851

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Principles of Exposure Measurement in Epidemiology

Collecting, evaluating and improving measures of disease risk factors

Second Edition

Emily White, Bruce K Armstrong, and Rodolfo Saracci

  • Remains the only book to cover the general principles and practical aspects of measuring a wide range of exposures and risk factors
  • Acts as both a textbook for students, and a handbook for practicing epidemiologists
  • Gives clear and comprehensive guidance on minimizing measurement error

New to this Edition:

  • Incorporates significant developments in research on this subject since publication of the first edition nearly 15 years ago
  • New topics include: approaches to dose-time modeling; new approaches to pre-testing questionnaires such as use of cognitive interviews; internal consistency reliability; sample size calculations for validity and reliability studies; terminology and issues in collecting specimens for genotyping; ways to maximize follow-up in cohort studies; and newer ethical issues such as ways of informing study participants of personal risks, for example from genetic tests.

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