Asked by: Honorinda Chamadoira
asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th January, 2020

What is differential loss to follow up?

Differential loss to follow up in a cohort study, such that the likelihood of being lost to follow up is related to outcome status and exposure status. (Loss to follow-up bias) Refusal, non-response, or agreement to participate that is related to the exposure and disease (Self-selection bias)

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Similarly one may ask, what does loss to follow up mean?

In the clinical research trial industry, lost to follow-up refers to patients who at one point in time were actively participating in a clinical research trial, but have become lost (either by error in a computer tracking system or by being unreachable) at the point of follow-up in the trial.

Likewise, is loss to follow up a selection bias? Selection bias due to loss to follow up is the absolute or relative bias that arises from how participants are selected out of a given risk set 3. Here and throughout this paper, absolute bias refers to bias of an absolute measure, while relative bias pertains to the bias of a relative effect measure.

Similarly one may ask, how do I stop losing to follow up?

Techniques for preventing losses follow-up include ensuring good communication between study staff and participants, accessibility to clinics, effective communication channels, incentives to continue, and ensuring that the study is of relevance to the participants.

What are the 5 types of bias?

We have set out the 5 most common types of bias:

  1. Confirmation bias. Occurs when the person performing the data analysis wants to prove a predetermined assumption.
  2. Selection bias. This occurs when data is selected subjectively.
  3. Outliers. An outlier is an extreme data value.
  4. Overfitting en underfitting.
  5. Confounding variabelen.

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