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Protocol - Exposure at Work and in Daily Life

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Protocol Name from Source:

Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS-II), Men’s Baseline Questionnaire, 1982

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

The respondent is asked to complete a table of questions about exposures at work or during daily life. If the respondent answers "yes" to any of the exposures the number of years exposed to the substance is also requested.

Protocol:

In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to any of the following? If "yes," indicate the number of years exposed.

Exposure to:

Check one

Number of years

Yes

No

Asbestos

Chemicals/Acids/Solvents

Coal or Stone Dusts

Coal Tar/Pitch/Asphalt

Diesel Engine Exhaust

Dyes

Formaldehyde

Gasoline Exhaust

Pesticides/Herbicides

Textile Fibers/Dusts

Wood Dust

X-rays/Radioactive Materials

Personnel and Training Required

This question may be self-administered (as in the source protocol) or administered by an interviewer with a paper-and-pencil or computer-assisted interview.

The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews.* The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don’t know" response is provided.

* There are multiple modes to administer this question (e.g., paper-and-pencil and computer-assisted interviews).

Equipment Needs

Either a paper-and-pencil or computer-assisted instrument may be used. If a computer-assisted instrument is used, computer software may be necessary to develop the instrument. The interviewer will require a laptop computer or handheld computer to administer a computer-assisted questionnaire.

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Adult

Specific Instructions:

The PhenX Working Group recommends that examples be provided for each substance in the protocol table. Here are some examples:

Exposure to:

Asbestos (e.g., a fibrous mineral commonly used as insulation on older furnaces, boiler pipes, sprayed on fire proofing insulation. Newer applications use glass or slag wool.)

Chemicals/Acids/Solvents (e.g., spot removers, paint thinners, surface treatments)

Coal or Stone Dusts (e.g., dust from grinding, polishing, drilling, cutting stone)

Coal Tar/Pitch/Asphalt (e.g., repair and install commercial flat roofs and road work)

Diesel Engine Exhaust (e.g., jobs working near trucks and buses; homes near truck traffic; commuting with heavy truck traffic)

Dyes (e.g., work with aniline fabric dyes, hairdressers, some artists)

Formaldehyde (e.g., work with permanent press fabrics; some lab work)

Gasoline Exhaust (e.g., toll takers, driving jobs, crossing guards, residence near heavily traveled roads)

Pesticides/Herbicides (e.g., applicator jobs, florist, farm or ranch worker)

Textile Fibers/Dusts (e.g., manufacturing textiles, clothing, other products, seamstress)

Wood Dust (e.g., carpenter, cabinet maker, construction with wood)

X-rays/Radioactive Materials (e.g., radiology worker, chemotherapy, some hospital pharmacy, some researchers)

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

May 31, 2016

Definition

A series of questions about being exposed to environmental substances at work or during daily activities

Purpose

Some people may be exposed to known environmental contaminants during their daily activities or at work. These hazardous substances can cause a broad range of health ailments such as cancer, or cardiac, pulmonary, nervous, and reproductive system problems. By identifying these exposures and the length of time of the exposure, researchers can conduct a better assessment of the environmental causes of illness.

Selection Rationale

This protocol was vetted against other protocols and preferred because it includes a broad range of exposures and captures length of time of the exposure. This is a very good screening type question.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Person Daily Life Exposure Text2954148CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)Environ exp work daily life proto62520-2LOINC

Process and Review

The [link[phenx.org/node/102|Expert Review Panel #2]] (ERP 2) reviewed the measures in the Demographics, Environmental Exposures, and Social Environments domains.

Guidance from ERP 2 includes:

• No significant changes to measure

Back-compatible: no changes to Data Dictionary

Previous version in Toolkit archive ([link[www.phenxtoolkit.org/index.php?pageLink=browse.archive.protocols&id=60000|link]])

Source

American Cancer Society. Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS-II), 1982. Men’s Baseline Questionnaire. Question number 6.

General References

None

Protocol ID:

60401

Variables:

Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX060401_Exposure_AsbestosPX060401010100In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Asbestos?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Asbestos_YearsPX060401010200How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Asbestos?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Coal_DustPX060401030100In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Coal or Stone Dusts?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Coal_Dust_YearsPX060401030200How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Coal or Stone Dusts?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Coal_TarPX060401040100In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Coal Tar/Pitch/Asphalt?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Coal_Tar_YearsPX060401040200How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Coal Tar/Pitch/Asphalt?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Diesel_Engine_ExhaustPX060401050100In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Diesel Engine Exhaust?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Diesel_Engine_Exhaust_YearsPX060401050200How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Diesel Engine Exhaust?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_DyePX060401060100In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Dyes?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Dye_YearsPX060401060200How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Dyes?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_FormaldehydePX060401070100In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Formaldehyde?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Formaldehyde_YearsPX060401070200How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Formaldehyde?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Gasoline_ExhaustPX060401080100In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Gasoline Exhaust?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Gasoline_Exhaust_YearsPX060401080200How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Gasoline Exhaust?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_SolventPX060401020100In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Chemicals/Acids/Solvents?4Variable Mapping
PX060401_Exposure_Solvent_YearsPX060401020200How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Chemicals/Acids/Solvents?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Pesticides_HerbicidesPX060401090100In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Pesticides/Herbicides?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Pesticides_Herbicides_YearsPX060401090200How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Pesticides/Herbicides?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Textile_Fiber_DustPX060401100100In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Textile Fibers/Dusts?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Textile_Fiber_Dust_YearsPX060401100200How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Textile Fibers/Dusts?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Wood_DustPX060401110100In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Wood Dust?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Wood_Dust_YearsPX060401110200How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Wood Dust?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Radioactive_MaterialsPX060401120100In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to X-rays/Radioactive Materials?4N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Radioactive_Materials_YearsPX060401120200How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to X-rays/Radioactive Materials?4N/A