• Perspective: An Extension of the STROBE Statement for Observational Studies in Nutritional Epidemiology : Explanation and Elaboration

    6 days ago - By Advances in Nutrition

    Nutritional epidemiology is an inherently complex and multifaceted research area. Dietary intake is a complex exposure and is challenging to describe and assess, and links between diet, health, and disease are difficult to ascertain. Consequently, adequate reporting is necessary to facilitate comprehension, interpretation, and generalizability of results and conclusions. The STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology statement is an international and collaborative initiative aiming to enhance the quality of reporting of observational studies. We previously...
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  • Perspective: Essential Study Quality Descriptors for Data from Nutritional Epidemiologic Research

    6 days ago - By Advances in Nutrition

    Pooled analysis of secondary data increases the power of research and enables scientific discovery in nutritional epidemiology. Information on study characteristics that determine data quality is needed to enable correct reuse and interpretation of data. This study aims to define essential quality characteristics for data from observational studies in nutrition. First, a literature review was performed to get an insight on existing instruments that assess the quality of cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies and dietary measurement. Second, 2 face-to-face workshops were...
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