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  1. A methodological note on the selection of friends as controls.

    Article - En anglais

    A number of issues inherent in the selection of friends as controls in case-control studies are illustrated in the light of a recent dietary study, based on hospital and friend controls.

    Preselection of certain characteristics of the controls by the inter-viewee is almost unavoidable.

    The choice of controls to be used in a case-control study must reflect the nature and type of hypothesis which is being tested.

    Advantages and drawbacks of potential control groups must be weighted against each other.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etude cas témoin, Amitié, Environnement social, Sélection, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Homme, Ami

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Case control study, Friendship, Social environment, Selection, Epidemiology, Methodology, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0440597

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 25/01/1999.