Cohort Study Analysis and Interpretation

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This training provides an overview of cohort study analysis, including definition of measures used in cohort studies and examples of proper interpretation. The lesson also describes threats to study validity, including bias and confounding.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
PERLC

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Meredith Davis, MPH, CPH

Narrator:

Allison George, MPH, CPH, CHES

NCIPH Reviewers:

Amy Nelson, PhD, MPH, CPH and Allison George, MPH, CPH, CHES

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

Lauren Dibiase, MPH, CPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Conduct analysis of data (I.F.2)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Assist in design of investigation (e.g., disease investigations, studies, or screening programs) (I.C.5)
Create analysis plan for data (I.F.1)
Conduct analysis of data (I.F.2)
Apply knowledge of epidemiologic principles and methods to make recommendations regarding the validity of epidemiologic data (I.G.1)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
1A8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1A10. Uses quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
6A3. Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
1B8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1B9. Analyzes quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1B10. Interprets quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
6B3. Applies public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

References

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Grimes DA, Schulz KF. Bias and causal associations in observational research. Lancet. 2002;359(9302):248-252.

Kelsey JL, Whittemore AS, Evans AS, Thompson DW. Methods in observational epidemiology, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press; New York, 1996.

Morris JA, Gardner MJ. Calculating confidence intervals for relative risks (odds ratios) and standardised ratios and rates. British Med J. 1988; 296(7):1313:1316.

Rothman KJ. Epidemiology: an introduction. Oxford University Press; New York, 2002.

Rothman K. Epidemiology: An Introduction. EpiSheet. http://www.us.oup.com/us/companion.websites/0195135547/downloads/. Accessed November 15, 2011.

Szklo M, Nieto FJ. Epidemiology: beyond the basics. Jones and Bartlett; Sudbury, MA, 2004.

Zaccai JH. How to assess epidemiological studies. Postgrad Med J. 2004;80:140-147.

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