Introduction to NUQEST

Date: Wed. Nov. 2, 2022, 1:00 - 4:00pm ET (Virtual Workshop)



Shannon Kelly, MSc, PhD (c) - School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa

Amanda MacFarlane, PhD - Director, Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Evidence Center, Texas A&M Agrilife Research

Karima Benkhedda, MSc, PhD - Senior Scientific Evaluator, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Health Canada 

Steve Brooks, PhD - Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Health Canada

Speaker bios can be viewed HERE

Virtual Workshop Overview

Building on attendees’ knowledge of study design, analysis, and general risk of bias, in this second session we will look at nutrition-specific biases and introduce the key features of the NUQUEST checklists that can be used to evaluate bias in nutrition studies. Exemplars will be reviewed in an interactive manner alongside worked examples to highlight the process of assessing risk of bias.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 

  1. To understand nutrition study-specific risk of bias issues;
  2. To review NUQUEST for randomized controlled trials (RCTs), cohort studies and case-control studies;
  3. To understand the key features of the NUQUEST tools: worksheet, checklist, guidance;
  4. To apply NUQUEST to assess the risk of bias in nutrition studies using worked examples; and
  5. To prepare for session 3 through a review of the end-of-session take-home materials including NUQUEST, worksheet and relevant study articles provided.

Wednesday, November, 2022 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm.  All times ET.  VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

1:00 - 1:50pm
Nutrition study-specific bias
NUQUEST checklists
NUQUEST worksheet
1:50 - 2:15pm
RCT exemplar
2:15 - 2:30pm
2:30 - 3:20pm
Cohort exemplar
3:20 - 3:45pm
Case-Control exemplar
3:45 - 4:00pm
Wrap-up and next steps

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