Bladder cancer documentation of causes: Multilingual questionnaire 'bladder cancer doc'

Klaus Golka, Yael Abreu-Villaca, Rowshanak Anbari Attar, Miriam Angeli-Greaves, Muhammad Aslam, Nursen Basaran, Rouslana Belik, Chaniphun Butryee, Orietta Dalpiaz, Keneshbek Dzhusupov, Thorsten H. Ecke, Henrieta Galambos, Helena Gerilovica, Holger Gerullis, Patricia Casares Gonzalez, Maria E. Goossens, Lela Gorgishvili- Hermes, Chris F. Heyns, Jasmin Hodzic, Fumihiko IkomaPatrice Jichlinski, Boo Hyon Kang, Ernst Kiesswetter, Kannan Krishnamurthi, Marie Louise Lehmann, Irina Martinova, Rama Devi Mittal, Beerappa Ravichandran, Imre Romics, Bidyut Roy, Fransiska Rungkat-Zakaria, Konrad Rydzynski, Cristian Scutaru, Jianhua Shen, Maria Soufi, Karlygash Toguzbaeva, Trinh Vu Duc, Agata Widera, Mohamed Wishahi, Jan G. Hengstler

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There is a considerable discrepancy between the number of identified occupational-related bladder cancer cases and the estimated numbers particularly in emerging nations or less developed countries where suitable approaches are less or even not known. Thus, within a project of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centres in Occupational Health, a questionnaire of the Dortmund group, applied in different studies, was translated into more than 30 languages (Afrikaans, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Korean, Latvian, Malay, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese/Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Spanish, Spanish/Mexican, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese). The bipartite questionnaire asks for relevant medical information in the physician's part and for the occupational history since leaving school in the patient's part. Furthermore, this questionnaire is asking for intensity and frequency of certain occupational and nonoccupational risk factors. The literature regarding occupations like painter, hairdresser or miner and exposures like carcinogenic aromatic amines, azo dyes, or combustion products is highlighted. The questionnaire is available on

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2709-2722
Number of pages14
JournalFrontiers in Bioscience - Elite
Volume4 E
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2012


  • Downloadable questionnaire
  • Languages
  • Occupational bladder cancer
  • Review
  • Risk
  • Screening
  • Translation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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    Golka, K., Abreu-Villaca, Y., Attar, R. A., Angeli-Greaves, M., Aslam, M., Basaran, N., Belik, R., Butryee, C., Dalpiaz, O., Dzhusupov, K., Ecke, T. H., Galambos, H., Gerilovica, H., Gerullis, H., Gonzalez, P. C., Goossens, M. E., Gorgishvili- Hermes, L., Heyns, C. F., Hodzic, J., ... Hengstler, J. G. (2012). Bladder cancer documentation of causes: Multilingual questionnaire 'bladder cancer doc'. Frontiers in Bioscience - Elite, 4 E(8), 2709-2722.