Journal article

Selecting life course frameworks to guide and communicate large new cohort studies: Generation Victoria (GenV) case study

Jing Wang, Yanhong Jessika Hu, Susan Clifford, Sharon Goldfeld, Melissa Wake

Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2021


While birth cohorts are shaped by underpinning life course frameworks, few if any report how they select them. This review aimed to (1) summarise publicly available frameworks relevant to planning and communicating large new early-life cohorts and (2) help select frameworks to guide and communicate Generation Victoria (GenV), a whole-of-state birth and parent cohort in planning in the state of Victoria, Australia. We identified potential frameworks from prior knowledge, networks and a pragmatic literature search in 2019. We considered for inclusion only frameworks with an existing visual graphic. We summarised each framework's concept, then judged it on a seven-item matrix (Scope, Dimensions..

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