Microcheck 202

Descriptive epidemiological studies attempt to identify the potential risk factors that lead to disease. Analytical studies try to determine which factors are actually relevant to disease development. Experimental studies are generally used to evaluate the effectiveness of a treatment or intervention in preventing disease.

■ On what three factors does a descriptive study focus?

■ What is the value of a double-blind experimental study?

■ Why is it important to include a placebo in a scientific study to assess the effectiveness of a drug?

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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