By David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
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Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer in the Nurses Health Study The Harvard School of Public Health followed a cohort of about one hundred thousand nurses from all over the US throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s. The investigators in this Nurses Health Study, were interested in assessing the possible relationship between diet and cancer. One particular question concerned the extent to which alcohol consumption was associated with the development of breast cancer. Nurses identified as being 'disease free' at enrollment into the study were asked about the amount of alcohol they currently drank.
J Infect Dis. 1992;165(4):736-9. For The Rotterdam Study: Hofman A, Grobbee DE, de Jong PT, van den Ouweland FA. Determinants of disease and disability in the elderly: the Rotterdam Elderly Study. Eur J Epidemiol. 1991;7(4); 403-22. Ott A, Slooter AJ, Hofman A, van Harksamp F, Witteman JC, Van Broeckhoven C, van Duijin CM, Breteler MM. Smoking and risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in a population-based cohort study: the Rotterdam Study. Lancet. 1998;351(9199):1840-3. Homework Exercises ACE-1.
3-1 Study Types/Options Types of Epidemiologic Research Epidemiologic research can be put into two broad categories depending on whether or not randomization is used: experimental studies use randomization, observational studies do not involve randomization. There are two broad types of epidemiologic studies, experimental and observational. An experimental study uses randomization to allocate subjects to different categories of the exposure. An observational study does not use randomization. ) In experimental studies, the investigator, through randomization, determines the exposure status for each subject, then follows them and documents subsequent disease outcome.
ActivEpi Companion Textbook by David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker