Module 7: Analyzing Cohort Studies

Cohort studies can tell us several things that other studies can’t. They can tell about causality between variables, enable a wide range of exposure-disease association to be studied, and allow researchers to better understand rare disease or conditions. For this discussion, you will need to find a cohort study other than the ones listed on Table 7-6 of your book and review it. Your review should include the following:
A summary of the study
The year it began and ended (if applicable)
Population based or exposure based
Retrospective or prospective
The focus
The study population
The sample
Baseline exposure instruments
Follow-up exposure instruments
Frequency of exposure follow-up
Statistical test used to analysis the data
Advantages of using the cohort design
Limitations of the study