Cohort Flowchart

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Take for instance, you recruited 200 participants to take part in your Diet Research & Studies – on certain foods and how much intake will it affect one’s weight over the next 3 months. Halfway through the second month, you decided to spin off another study on the same group of participants. This could be a study on how ‘Exercises’ could negates the effects of the food intake in your initial Diet Research & Studies. However when you contacted the 200 participants, only 100 participants were interested to take part.

This is where the ‘Cohort’ feature come into good use! With reference to above instance,

  • 100 participants whom are not interested in 2nd study = [cohort A]
  • The other 100 participants whom agreed to take part in 2nd study = [cohort A] + [cohort B]
  • Questionnaires belonging to first study on ‘Diet’ are tagged to [cohort A] + [cohort B]
  • Questionnaires belonging to second study on ‘Exercises’ are tagged to [cohort B]
  • Participants in [cohort A] will not be able to see and attempt questionnaires belonging to 2nd study on ‘Exercises’
  • Participants in [cohort B] and  will be able to see and attempt questionnaires belonging to 1st study on ‘Diet’  and 2nd study on ‘Exercises’

Please refer to below flowchart for a quick understanding.

ClinDATC - Cohort Flowchart
ClinDATC – Cohort Flowchart