An investigator wants to assess whether the use of a specific medication given to infants born prematurely is associated with developmental delay. Infants who were born prematurely are recruited and followed for 2-years. Some of the infants were given the medication at birth and others were not. All infants will undergo extensive testing at age 2 to assess various aspects of development.  What type of study design: The Case Report/Case Series, The Cross-Sectional Survey, The Cohort Study, The Case Control Study, The Nested Case-Control Study, The Randomized Controlled Trial or The Crossover Trial? Type of study:     Is bias or cofounding a problem in this study? Give an example of a factor that may contribute to this problem.

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  1. An investigator wants to assess whether the use of a specific medication given to infants born prematurely is associated with developmental delay. Infants who were born prematurely are recruited and followed for 2-years. Some of the infants were given the medication at birth and others were not. All infants will undergo extensive testing at age 2 to assess various aspects of development. 

What type of study design: The Case Report/Case Series, The Cross-Sectional Survey, The Cohort Study, The Case Control Study, The Nested Case-Control Study, The Randomized Controlled Trial or The Crossover Trial?

  1. Type of study:

 

 

  1. Is bias or cofounding a problem in this study? Give an example of a factor that may contribute to this problem.

 

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