Case-control studies are a type of quantitative research "designed to sample a group of people with and a group of people without the disease or the outcome measure being studied" (Schmidt & Brown, 2019, p. 209). The cases are individuals with the disease or outcome measure, and the controls are individuals without the disease or outcome measure. The purpose of a case-control study is to test whether there is an association between an exposure and a disease, condition or outcome measure (Schmidt & Brown, 2019, p. 209).
Level of Evidence: IV
Each JBI Checklist provides tips and guidance on what to look for to answer each question. These tips begin on page 4.
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|In regards to Question 6, what exactly is a confounding factor?||COMING SOON!|
|For Question 7, how can I tell whether strategies were used to deal with the confounding factors in the study?||COMING SOON!|