Cohort Study

Discussion Questions

Carefully consider the following questions. Write down your answers (1 - 2 paragraphs) for question # 1 within a word document and submit your answers to your seminar leader. Be prepared to discuss all questions during the seminar section.

  1. What would you have done to improve the design of this retrospective cohort study? Propose a new study using a prospective design to investigate the relationship between SUPERCLEAN and Susser Syndrome.
  2. Why do we need to look at the differences in age distribution of risks in the cohort and how should we interpret our findings?
  3. Do you think the results of this cohort study are suggestive or conclusive about the effect of the SUPERCLEAN on Susser Syndrome? Is there a need to conduct further studies?