252675 Challenges and Solutions to Epidemiological Research Design Issues in Occupational Back Pain

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:55 PM

Xiuwen Sue Dong, DrPH , CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, MD
Epidemiological research in occupational musculoskeletal disorders can be difficult to conduct. Issues to consider include accessing representative databases, measuring exposure, determining meaningful health outcomes, and sampling under-represented populations. This presentation will discuss these and other design challenges and suggest some solutions.

Learning Areas:
Occupational health and safety
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify challenges associated with researching work-related back pain

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have published on this topic and perform work in this area.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.