Origin, Methods, and Evolution of the Three Nurses’ Health Studies
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CitationBao, Ying, Monica L. Bertoia, Elizabeth B. Lenart, Meir J. Stampfer, Walter C. Willett, Frank E. Speizer, and Jorge E. Chavarro. 2016. “Origin, Methods, and Evolution of the Three Nurses’ Health Studies.” American Journal of Public Health 106 (9): 1573–81. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.2016.303338.
AbstractWe have summarized the evolution of the Nurses' Health Study (NHS), a prospective cohort study of 121 700 married registered nurses launched in 1976; NHS II, which began in 1989 and enrolled 116 430 nurses; and NHS3, which began in 2010 and has ongoing enrollment.Over 40 years, these studies have generated long-term, multidimensional data, including lifestyle-and health-related information across the life course and an extensive repository of various biological specimens. We have described the questionnaire data collection, disease follow-up methods, biorepository resources, and data management and statistical procedures.Through integrative analyses, these studies have sustained a high level of scientific productivity and substantially influenced public health recommendations. We have highlighted recent interdisciplinary research projects and discussed future directions for collaboration and innovation.
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