Como desenhar um (bom) estudo epidemiológico observacional: Um olhar sobre o protocolo de investigação

Translated title of the contribution: How to design a (good) epidemiological observational study: Epidemiological research protocol at a glance

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Abstract

In this article, we propose a general structure for designing a research protocol of an observational epidemiological study. We start by highlighting the importance of the research protocol, namely in accounting for some bias and guaranteeing methodologic rigor and study reproductability. Next, we reflect on some of the essential elements of a research protocol no matter its objective. We further present some specific issues to be included according to the type of study: cross-sectional, case-control and cohort.

Translated title of the contributionHow to design a (good) epidemiological observational study: Epidemiological research protocol at a glance
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)731-736
Number of pages6
JournalActa medica portuguesa
Volume26
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013

Keywords

  • Biomedical research
  • Epidemiologic methods
  • Epidemiologic studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Research design

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

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