Measuring outcomes in a longitudinal birth cohort

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Longitudinal studies are often focussed on specific outcomes to address predetermined hypotheses. Nevertheless, many discoveries have been made with data collected that were not part of the original design. Measurement of a broad range of outcomes is therefore important. Here we describe examples of the types of outcome that a birth cohort should collect, with emphasis on accuracy. We emphasise the use of continuous traits as well as of dichotomous outcomes, using a variety of examples.
Translated title of the contributionMeasuring outcomes in a longitudinal birth cohort
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185 - 200
Number of pages16
JournalPaediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
Volume23 (S1)
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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