Sampling strategies to measure the prevalence of common recurrent infections in longitudinal studies

@inproceedings{Schmidt2010SamplingST,
  title={Sampling strategies to measure the prevalence of common recurrent infections in longitudinal studies},
  author={W P Schmidt and Bernd Genser and Mauricio Lima Barreto and Thomas F. Clasen and Stephen P Luby and Sandy Cairncross and Zaid Chalabi},
  booktitle={Emerging themes in epidemiology},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Measuring recurrent infections such as diarrhoea or respiratory infections in epidemiological studies is a methodological challenge. Problems in measuring the incidence of recurrent infections include the episode definition, recall error, and the logistics of close follow up. Longitudinal prevalence (LP), the proportion-of-time-ill estimated by repeated prevalence measurements, is an alternative measure to incidence of recurrent infections. In contrast to incidence which usually… CONTINUE READING
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