Final Exam Study Info July 2018.
Definitions of study designs: Chapter 10: Differentiate between the case-control and cohort studies.
Ask yourself, which is used when, and why.
Examine the possible relationship of an exposure to a certain disease
Identify group of individuals with the disease (cases)
For comparison, gather a group of people without that disease (controls)
Determine what proportion of the cases were exposed and were not
Also determine what proportion of the controls were exposed and not
Text: Thus, in a case-control study, if there is an association of an exposure with a disease, the
prevalence of history of exposure should be higher in persons who have the disease (cases)
than in those who do not have the disease (controls).
Ask yourself: Why is this important to the NP in primary care? How does this inform a
Cohort Studies: Chapter 13: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies: See Figure 13-1 and 13-2
(busy pictures but hang in there)