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How valid is workers’ self-reported work-related illness?

Posted Feb 14 2012 10:06pm

Finally published as HSE report our review on workers’ self-report 

RR903 – Review on the validity and reliability of self-reported work-related illness

Self-report is an efficient and accepted means of assessing population characteristics, risk factors, and diseases and is frequently used in occupational health studies. Little is known on the validity of self-reports used to measure work-related illness. This study reviews the evidence on the reliability and validity of workers’ self-reported work-related ill health.

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