By David G. Kleinbaum
A Pocket advisor to Epidemiology is a stand-alone introductory textual content at the simple rules and ideas of epidemiology. the first viewers for this article is the general public overall healthiness scholar or specialist, clinician, health and wellbeing journalist, and a person else at any age or lifestyles event that's attracted to studying what epidemiology is all approximately in a handy, effortless to appreciate layout with well timed, real-world well-being examples.
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A 3. b 4. c 5. b 6. Retrospective 7. Retrospective 8. Prospective 9. Both 10. Neither 11. Both 12. 4 1. b 2. a 3. a 4. c 5. b 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. case-control case-control prospective cohort prospective cohort case-control prospective cohort case-control prospective cohort T – If controls are chosen from a different population from which the cases came, there may be selection bias. 15. F – Hospital controls have an illness; such controls are typically not representative of the community from which the cases came.
Hospital controls are easily accessible and tend to be more cooperative than population-based controls. Hospital-based studies are much less expensive and time-consuming than population-based studies. But, hospital-based controls are not likely to be representative of the source population that produced the cases. Also, hospitalbased controls are ill and the exposure of interest may be a determinant of the control illness as well as the disease of interest. If so, a real association of the exposure with the disease of interest would likely be missed.
A prospective cohort design is less prone than other observational study designs to obtaining incorrect information on important variables. Cohort studies can be used to study several diseases, since several health outcomes can be determined from follow-up. Cohort studies are also useful for examining rare exposures. Since the investigator selects subjects on the basis of exposure, he can ensure a sufficient number of exposed subjects. A retrospective cohort study can be relatively lowcost and quick.