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A retrospective cohort study of mortality and cancer incidence among registered nurses in British Columbia : revised report to the Research Secretariat of WorkSafeBC

Author: Helen D WardKay TeschkePamela A RatnerNhu Dinh LeJohn J SpinelliAll authors
Publisher: Richmond, B.C. : WorkSafeBC, Beaconsfield, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, [2006] 2014.
Series: Focus on tomorrow.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the course of their work, nurses may be exposed to a wide range of physical, chemical and biological hazards, including such known carcinogens as antineoplastic agents and ionizing radiation. We undertook a retrospective cohort study of registered nurses (RNs) who were members of the Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia (the regulatory body responsible for registering nurses) between 1974 and 2000.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen D Ward; Kay Teschke; Pamela A Ratner; Nhu Dinh Le; John J Spinelli; Richard P Gallagher; WorkSafeBC,
OCLC Number: 880831023
Notes: "June, 2006."
"Principal Investigator/Applicant, Dr. Helen Ward"--Cover.
"RS2000/01-015"--Cover.
Previous edition published: Vancouver, B.C. : University of British Columbia, Centre for Health and Environment Research, 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (68 pages).
Contents: 1. Executive summary --
2. Research problem --
3. Background. 3.1. Mortality and cancer incidence among nurses ; 3.2. Carcinogens in the nursing environment --
4. Methods. 4.1. Overview ; 4.2. RN cohort identification and work history ; 4.3. Data preparation ; 4.4. National mortality and cancer data files ; 4.5. Linkage with data files ; 4.6. Linkage to the National Dose Registry ; 4.7. Exposure assessment ; 4.8. Statistical analysis ; 4.9. Ethics --
5. Research findings. 5.1. Description of the RN cohort ; 5.2. Causes of death --
standardized mortality ratios; 5.3. Cancer --
standardized incidence ratios ; 5.4. Cancer incidence for female RNs according to years worked as a nurse ; 5.5. Mortality and cancer incidence of female RNs by field of employment ; 5.6. Exposure ascertainment for the relationship of specific exposures with cancer incidence --
6. Discussion --
7. Policy and prevention --
8. Dissemination and knowledge transfer --
9. Acknowledgements --
10. References.
Series Title: Focus on tomorrow.
Responsibility: investigators: Helen D. Ward, Kay Teschke, Pamela A. Ratner, Nhu Le, John Spinelli, Richard Gallagher ; research staff: Yat Chow, Joanna Chung, Danhong Shu, Maria Lorenzi, Olha Demchenko.
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"In the course of their work, nurses may be exposed to a wide range of physical, chemical and biological hazards, including such known carcinogens as antineoplastic agents and ionizing radiation. We undertook a retrospective cohort study of registered nurses (RNs) who were members of the Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia (the regulatory body responsible for registering nurses) between 1974 and 2000. The objectives of the study were to determine whether RNs had a greater risk of cancer incidence or mortality from all causes in comparison to the BC population; and to evaluate whether there was a greater risk of cancer associated with working in a particular job category or with the extent of exposure estimated for specific agents"--Executive summary.

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