The view-master health study focus groups

Kathleen Krall, Jae Douglas, Nancy A. Perrin, Donald Austin, William Lambert, Michael Heumann

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Abstract

Trichloroethylene (TCE), a common groundwater contaminant, was found at high levels at an Oregon work site in 1998. According to a recent report released by the National Research Council, "the evidence on carcinogenic risk and other health hazards from exposure to trichloroethylene has strengthened since 2001." A convenience sample of 13 former workers from the Oregon work site was recruited for a series of focus groups. Information obtained on plant processes, safety procedures, attitudes regarding medical record access, and opinions about proxy accuracy was subjected to qualitative content analysis. Workers recalled few safety policies and no training or support for control of safety. Most thought co-workers and family members would be the best source of proxy exposure information and favored granting access to medical records. Job-role mobility confirmed the importance of using a job or task exposure matrix. Information obtained will be used in development of an exposure assessment interview tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Environmental Health
Volume71
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Krall, K., Douglas, J., Perrin, N. A., Austin, D., Lambert, W., & Heumann, M. (2008). The view-master health study focus groups. Journal of Environmental Health, 71(1), 16-20.

The view-master health study focus groups. / Krall, Kathleen; Douglas, Jae; Perrin, Nancy A.; Austin, Donald; Lambert, William; Heumann, Michael.

In: Journal of Environmental Health, Vol. 71, No. 1, 07.2008, p. 16-20.

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Krall, K, Douglas, J, Perrin, NA, Austin, D, Lambert, W & Heumann, M 2008, 'The view-master health study focus groups', Journal of Environmental Health, vol. 71, no. 1, pp. 16-20.
Krall K, Douglas J, Perrin NA, Austin D, Lambert W, Heumann M. The view-master health study focus groups. Journal of Environmental Health. 2008 Jul;71(1):16-20.
Krall, Kathleen ; Douglas, Jae ; Perrin, Nancy A. ; Austin, Donald ; Lambert, William ; Heumann, Michael. / The view-master health study focus groups. In: Journal of Environmental Health. 2008 ; Vol. 71, No. 1. pp. 16-20.
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