Summary of Confounding
Flashcards on Confounding
Confounding is the term used in a study in which an is the reason for an assumed causal relationship between an independent and dependent variable.
Questions on Confounding
A 36-month study is conducted by a team of multi-specialty clinicians regarding type 2 diabetes mellitus. The average age of study participants is 28 years old (range: 5-79 years old). The research team want to specifically know whether BMI leads to increased fasting blood glucose levels in these patients. Exclusion criteria include comorbid metabolic disease, diagnosis of a neoplasm, and cognitive impairment. All data are gathered at the beginning of the study and collected at 3-month intervals for the duration of the study. Data from 636 independent patients are collected. Which of the components of study design would most likely inadvertently skew the results?