Follow-Up in Occupational Respiratory Diseases

  • Emanuele Capadaglio
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 6)


The term “follow-up” can be used in different ways, either a restrictive one, meaning a particular type of epidemiological study (“prospective cohort study”), or an extended one; the latter being more suitable when applied to surveys in the field of occupational medicine and industrial hygiene. It is therefore justified to include in the word “follow-up” the whole of longitudinal procedures employed to take under control some environmental and/or biological situations (“environmental monitoring”, “biological monitoring”, “aimed surveys”, “repeat screening”). All these procedures can be used either separately for descriptive purposes or appropriately correlated among them for analytical ones.


Industrial Hygiene Exposed Subject Prospective Survey Repeat Screening Occupational Risk Factor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Emanuele Capadaglio
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  1. 1.Istituto di Medicina del LavoroUniversita di PaviaItaly

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