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The follow-up measurements and determination of the original outcomes are made when the data are finally analyzed at the end of the study. The data will then be used for another, later study and analyzed for a new risk factor other than the one for which the original study was done. For example, a cohort of patients with trauma due to motor- vehicle-accident is collected to look at the relationship of wearing seat belts to death. After the data are collected, the same group of patients is looked at to see if there is any relationship between severe head injury and the wearing of seat belts. In general, for a non-concurrent cohort study, the data are available from databases that have already been set up. The data should be gathered in an objec- tive manner or at least without regard for the association which is being sought. Since non-concurrent cohort studies rely on historical data, they may suffer some of the weaknesses associ- ated with case–control studies regarding recall bias, the lack of uniformity of data recorded in the data base, and subjective interpretation of records. To review Subjects in case–control studies are initially grouped according to the pres- ence or absence of the outcome and the ratio between cases and controls is arbitrary and not reflective of their true ratio in the population. Subjects in cohort studies are initially grouped according to the presence or absence of risk factors regardless of whether the group was assembled in the past or the present. Clinical trials A clinical trial is a cohort study in which the investigator intervenes by manipu- lating the presence or absence of the risk factor, usually a therapeutic maneuver. Tradi- tional cohort and case–control studies are observational studies in which there is no intentional intervention. An example of a clinical trial is a study in which a high-soy-protein diet and a normal diet were given to middle-aged male smok- ers to determine if it reduced their risk of developing diabetes. A cohort study of the same ‘risk factor’ would look at a group of middle-aged male smokers and see which of them ate a high-soy-protein diet and then follow them for a period of time to determine their rates of developing diabetes. Clinical trials are characterized by the presence of a control group identical to the experimental patients in every way except for their exposure to the inter- vention being studied. Patients entering controlled clinical trials should be ran- domized, meaning that all patients signed up for the trial should have an equal chance of being placed in either the control group (also called the comparison group, placebo group, or standardized therapy group) or the experimental group, which gets the intervention being tested. Subjects and experimenters should ide- ally be blinded to the therapy and group assignment during the study, such that the experimenters and subjects are unaware if the patient is in the control or experimental group, and are thus unaware whether they are receiving the exper- imental treatment or the comparison treatment. They can show that the cause and effect are associated more than by chance alone, that the cause precedes the effect, and that altering the cause alters the effect. When properly carried out they will have fewer methodological biases than any other study design. The most common weakness of controlled clinical trials is that they are very expensive. Because of the high costs, multi- center trials that utilize cooperation between many research centers and are funded by industry or government are becoming more common. Unfortunately, the high cost of these studies has resulted in more of them being paid for by large biomedical (pharmaceutical or technology) companies and as a result, the design of these studies could favor the outcome that is desired by the sponsoring agency. This could represent a conflict of interest for the researcher, whose salary and research support is dependent on the largess of the company providing the money. Other factors that may compromise the research results are patient attri- tion and patient compliance. There may be ethical problems when the study involves giving potentially harmful, or withholding potentially beneficial, therapy. It is still the reader’s responsibility to determine how valid a study is based upon the methodology. In addition, the fact that a study is a ran- domized controlled trial does not in itself guarantee validity, and there can still be serious methodological problems that will bias the results.

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Education and dialogue will guide physicians and health care organizations to an increased awareness of the doctors’ nutrition patterns, a facilitation of positive change, and an appreciation of the link between physician nutrition and work performance. As physicians and health care organizations promote the benefts of improved nutrition and workplace wellness, everyone will beneft, given the important link between physician wellness and quality of patient care. Summary Various personal and workplace factors can make it diffcult for physicians to ensure adequate nutrition during their work day. Physicians and health care organizations share a responsibility to improve workplace nutrition by raising awareness, changing nutrition practises and improving access to nutritious food in the workplace. It begins for The medical student most people with deciding sometime during the undergraduate Admission to medical school is a tremendous accomplish- years of university to pursue studies in medicine. There is the delight of achievement, the pride of family is the frst step toward a professional career that is rich in per- and friends, and the promise of a rewarding future. The memory of this joy will serve taken lightly, as the years of training are demanding and require successful candidates in good stead during their transition to self-discipline and dedication. This transition is not meant to be easy, but it preparation, followed by many years of practice, along with brings great potential for personal and academic growth. Medical school admission Medical school can present challenges to one’s personal life. Applicants are expected to have mitment required can challenge relationships: not everyone had a breadth of life experience, as demonstrated in volunteer will fnd it easy to accommodate the medical student’s new work, job experiences, extracurricular activities, a proven ability schedule and its demands. Added to these stresses is the fnan- to assume responsibility, an altruistic nature and good interper- cial burden of tuition, which may create or add to an existing sonal skills. This standardized examination has four sections focusing on physical sciences, This combination of challenges tests everyone at some point biological sciences, verbal reasoning and writing. Medical students are at risk of develop- these daunting requirements are the fnancial implications of ing unhealthy lifestyle habits. All of these factors—poor coping strategies that arise in re- sponse to stress and constraints of time—can quickly lead to further diffculties. It is important to be aware that medical schools have devel- oped a wide range of personal and professional resources to provide support for their students. These resources can be readily accessed through the institution’s undergraduate medi- cal education offce. Physicians who are graduated physicians lived within the hospital to further their satisfed with their career are not only disciplined, effective and clinical training and hone their skills. The term lives on, al- productive: they also take pleasure in the work—but not at though the times have changed. It therefore from two to six years in duration—are instrumental for the requires considerable commitment to proactively manage one’s development of expertise in a chosen specialty. The years of training are preparation for a way of the same issues that existed in medical school persist, new of being. It is important for residents to pursue medicine in challenges will come with increased responsibility for patient a fashion that is in keeping with who they are as individuals. The intrinsic aspects of a physician’s work are those of the resident: the challenge of diagnosis, the interaction with Key references patients and their families, collaborating with colleagues, and Danek J and M Danek. Toronto: John keep these satisfying aspects in the forefront of one’s mind, for Wiley and Sons. Signifcant pressures are associated with the Physician Health: The Essential Guide to Understanding the Health Care training, but developing strategies to ensure that respite is built Needs of Physicians. The Resilient Physician: Effective marriage and having one’s own family may be considered. They need to ensure that they take the vacation and educational leaves that are available to them.

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