Foundations of Clinical Research

Applications to Practice

Author: Leslie Gross Portney,Mary P. Watkins

Publisher: F A Davis Company

ISBN: 9780803646575

Category: Medical

Page: 912

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Draw upon the foundations necessary for finding and interpreting research evidence across all healthcare professions. Revised to reflect the most current changes in the field of clinical research in rehabilitation and medicine, you'll find a growing emphasis on evidence-based practice (EBP) as well as new vocabulary that is being integrated into research and practice across disciplines.
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Foundations of Clinical Research

Applications to Practice

Author: Leslie Gross Portney,Mary P. Watkins

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780838526958

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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This book serves as a comprehensive reference for a variety of research situations. This edition reflects the popular approaches to analysis and design, and addresses the focus of health-care related research through the 1990s and into the 21st century. Expanded or added topics include outcomes research and the disablement model, validity and diagnostic screening, meta-analysis, scales used in survey and outcomes research, logistic regression, measures of reliability, and data management to prepare for computer analysis. For those in the health professions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing, and exercise physiology.
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Foundations of Clinical Research

Applications To Practice

Author: Leslie G Portney,Mary P Watkins

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803647344

Category: Medical

Page: 912

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Draw upon the foundations necessary for finding and interpreting research evidence across all healthcare professions. Revised to reflect the most current changes in the field of clinical research in rehabilitation and medicine, you’ll find a growing emphasis on evidence-based practice (EBP) as well as new vocabulary that is being integrated into research and practice across disciplines.
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Foundations of Clinical Research: Pearson New International Edition

Applications to Practice

Author: Leslie Gross Portney,Mary P. Watkins

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292033681

Category: Medical

Page: 848

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Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice, 3/e serves as a comprehensive reference for a variety of research situations. This edition reflects the contemporary focus on evidence-based practice in health care, and the essential concepts for understanding analysis and research design. Expanded topics include measures of diagnostic accuracy, statistical estimates of validity and reliability, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, search strategies and critical appraisal of literature for clinical decision making and development of research. Written for those in the health professions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing, and exercise physiology, this text will be useful to developing clinicians, practitioners, graduate students and researchers.
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Foundations of Clinical Research, Applications to Practice

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467291587

Category: Education

Page: 67

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Foundations of Clinical Research, Applications to Practice. In this book, you will learn topics such as CONCEPTS OF MEASUREMENT, DESIGNING CLINICAL RESEARCH, DATA ANALYSIS, and COMMUNICATION plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Davidson's Foundations of Clinical Practice E-Book

Author: Hazel R. Scott,Kevin G. Blyth,Jeremy B. Jones

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048135

Category: Medical

Page: 500

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This book is designed as a companion to the initial years of hospital training for junior doctors in training, including, but not limited to, the core elements of the curriculum for Foundation Training in the UK. Patients have co-morbidity and mixed patterns of clinical presentation and thus the book brings together the key guidance on the presentation and care of all those who attend within a wide range of disciplines. These appear in the book as they present in real life, according to symptoms. Given the balance of the type of work done by most trainee hospital doctors, the emphasis of the book is on acute, as compared with chronic, symptom presentation and effective management. • Provides a concise and high quality account of the relevant information for those working in Foundation training • Includes practical step-by-step guidance on a range of core clinical procedures • Provides valuable information on the non-clinical aspects of a clinical career • Written by an author team with extensive practical experience of teaching trainee hospital doctors.
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Rehabilitation Research - E-Book

Principles and Applications

Author: Russell Carter,Jay Lubinsky,Elizabeth Domholdt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323290965

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Covering the full range of rehabilitation research with a clear, easy-to-understand approach, this resource will help you analyze and apply research to practice. Rehabilitation Research: Principles and Applications examines traditional experimental designs as well as nonexperimental and emerging approaches, including qualitative research, single-system design, outcomes research, and survey research. Clinical case studies and references will enhance your skills as a scientist-practitioner. Written by noted educators Russell Carter and Jay Lubinsky, this book emphasizes evidence-based practice within physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other rehabilitation professions. Discipline-specific examples are drawn from three major fields: physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. Unique! Coverage of non-experimental research includes chapters on clinical case reports and qualitative research, so you can understand a wide range of research methods and when it is most appropriate to use each type. Expanded Single-Subject Design chapter provides a more thorough explanation and examples of multiple baselines, alternating treatments, and interactions -- designs that can be use in everyday clinical practice. Finding Research Literature chapter includes step-by-step descriptions of literature searches within different rehab professions. Student resources on a companion Evolve website allow you to review important concepts with exercises and discussion questions, research article analyses, and a downloadable spreadsheet. Unique! New Evidence-Based Practice chapter provides an overview of the important concepts of EBP and the WHO model of health and disease. Discussion questions on the companion Evolve website provide you with ideas for further study. Unique! Research article analyses on Evolve provide more in-depth analysis and demonstrate the writing style you should employ. New authors Russell Carter and Jay Lubinsky bring an interdisciplinary focus and a stronger emphasis on evidence-based practice.
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Methodological and Biostatistical Foundations of Clinical Neuropsychology and Medical and Health Disciplines

2nd Edition

Author: Domenic V Cicchetti,Byron P Rourke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789026519642

Category: Psychology

Page: 797

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The goal of the second edition is to introduce the advance undergraduate or graduate student and more seasoned research scientists in any of the allied health sciences to a wide array of methodological and biostatistical issues, as they occur in the context of both published and ongoing research. Some sixty-four articles published between 1992 and 2002 have been selected from the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Child Neuropsychology and reproduced in this volume. While building upon a working knowledge and understanding of the basic univariate data analytic techniques and the research designs to which they apply, the approach to the more complex multivariate techniques is presented primarily at a conceptual and essentially non-mathematical level. While the issue of the complexity of some of the more recent and standard approaches to data analytic strategies, and their important role to specific research designs is important to convey, there remains an even more fundamental issue of whether the results of correctly applied data analytic strategies make any practical or clinical sense, above and beyond their having reached levels of "statistical significance". These critical issues are addressed throughout various commentaries that the editors make at appropriate points in the text. The volume will appeal to advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as clinical neuropsychologists and research scientists in any of the allied health disciplines.
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Social Psychological Foundations of Clinical Psychology

Author: James E. Maddux,June Price Tangney

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160623689X

Category: Psychology

Page: 555

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Uniquely integrative and authoritative, this volume explores how advances in social psychology can deepen understanding and improve treatment of clinical problems. The role of basic psychological processes in mental health and disorder is examined by leading experts in social, clinical, and counseling psychology. Chapters present cutting-edge research on self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal processes, social cognition, and emotion. The volume identifies specific ways that social psychology concepts, findings, and research methods can inform clinical assessment and diagnosis, as well as the development of effective treatments. Compelling topics include the social psychology of help seeking, therapeutic change, and the therapist–client relationship.
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Scientific Foundations of Clinical Assessment

Author: Stephen N. Haynes,Gregory T. Smith,John D. Hunsley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136813489

Category: Psychology

Page: 284

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Scientific Foundations of Clinical Assessment is a user-friendly overview of the most important principles and concepts of clinical assessment. It provides readers with a science-based framework for interpreting assessment research and making good assessment decisions, such as selecting the best instruments and measures and interpreting the obtained assessment data. Written in a direct and highly readable fashion, with plenty of clinical examples that illustrate the relevance of psychometric principles and assessment research, this text is one every professional and graduate student needs to read. Numerous elements are used consistently throughout the book to facilitate understanding and retention, such as: • text boxes that provide extended presentations of the application of principles and research • end-of-chapter summaries that review key issues covered, and • additional recommended sources for each chapter. A detailed glossary that defines key measurement and assessment concepts is also included, making this book an invaluable reference and supplementary text for anyone who does clinical assessment in the health and mental health domains.
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The Science and Clinical Application of Manual Therapy E-Book

Author: Hollis H. King,Wilfrid Jänig,Michael M. Patterson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049956

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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The Science and Clinical Application of Manual Therapy is a multi-disciplinary, international reference book based on work by the top basic science researchers and clinical researchers in the area of Manual Therapy and Manual Medicine (MT/MM). The first book to bring together research on the benefits of MT/MM beyond the known effects on musculoskeletal disorders, it presents evidence of the benefit of MT/MM in treating systemic disorders such as asthma, heart rate dysfunction and GI disturbance. Authored by the leading multidisciplinary basic science and clinical researchers from throughout the world Describes research confirming benefit of MT for musculoskeletal disorders (which helps provide a rational for greater utilization of manual therapy and reimbursement for this healthcare service) Presents the latest findings on the beneficial effect of MT on systemic disorders including asthma, pneumonia, otitis media, heart rate dysfunction and GI disturbance Critically assesses longstanding theoretical models of MT/MM mechanisms with respect to the current understanding of physiological and neurophysiological function Explores the influences of psychological and cortical processes on the effects of MT/MM, including the effect of placebo Uniquely presents research findings from all the manual therapy professions and scientists making the case for the benefits of MT The symposium from which the book was derived was supported by the NIH National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
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Foundations of Nursing Research

Author: Rose Marie Nieswiadomy

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136129806

Category: Medical

Page: 425

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This book provides registered nurses with an easy-to understand description of nursing research. Everyone who reads this book, including people outside the nursing profession, agree that it is very readable and concise. Nursing Research on the Web sections have been added, increasing readers' interest in nursing research as they discover information available on the Internet. Concepts of evidence-based practice and outcomes research have been added. Excerpts from 58 published nursing research studies are integrated throughout the book. Most are from studies published in 2000. Self-tests are included. An invaluable reference book for registered nurses.
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Research Methods for Massage and Holistic Therapies - E-Book

Author: Glenn Hymel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323070493

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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This comprehensive resource covers a broad array of research strategies available to massage therapists to give them the tools they need to be knowledgeable readers of research literature, as well as active researchers. The primary focus of the book is on the quantitative aspect of research that encompasses the principal types of studies most extensively used in the various health care professions, specifically massage therapy. Extensive coverage is also given to the qualitative and integrative research categories that are progressively gaining recognition among researchers in various health science disciplines and professions. Accommodates the March 2003 mandate from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) that massage therapy schools incorporate into their curricula provisions to ensure a research literate profession. Examples and techniques for interpreting research guide practitioners and students to be knowledgeable readers of massage therapy research, allowing application to practice. Relies heavily on concept maps, flowcharts, tables, and illustrations and excerpts of published studies to augment the book's narrative development of topics by providing pictorial displays and summaries of the material. Literature-based and hypothetical research examples/illustrations from several manual therapy professions employing therapeutic massage make the material pertinent to real-life settings An introductory section at the beginning of each chapter reviews the material covered in the previous chapter and how it relates to the new material. Chapter coverage spans the quantitative, qualitative, and integrative research categories and affiliated research strategies and methods are considered in detail. Review/summary tables give an overview of the narrative development of topics. Boxes provide the essential features of a given topic. Relies on multiple examples of possible research scenarios and illustrative excerpts from the published research literature. Content is cross-referenced for use with the Massage Therapy Foundation's Massage Therapy Research Curriculum Kit to provide both instructors and students in the 6-, 15-, and 24-hour options/levels an extensively-developed resource in one place. Each chapter includes recommended web sites and software application packages for further information.
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Clinical Research Informatics

Author: Rachel Richesson,James E. Andrews

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848824483

Category: Medical

Page: 419

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The purpose of the book is to provide an overview of clinical research (types), activities, and areas where informatics and IT could fit into various activities and business practices. This book will introduce and apply informatics concepts only as they have particular relevance to clinical research settings.
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Scientific Foundations of Biochemistry in Clinical Practice

Author: David L. Williams,Vincent Marks

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483193624

Category: Medical

Page: 806

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Scientific Foundations of Biochemistry in Clinical Practice, Second Edition describes the pathological aspects of general metabolic disorders. This book is organized into 10 sections encompassing 45 chapters that discuss the nature of disorders involving disturbance in hydrogen ion concentration and blood gases, as well as the disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance. Some of the topics covered in the book are the chemical analysis of urine; neonatal screening for biochemical disorders; clinical biochemistry of alcohol, in intensive and postoperative care; psychiatric disorders of biochemical origin; abnormalities of the plasma proteins; assessment of gastrointestinal function; and calcium metabolism. Other chapters examine the nature, conditions, and diagnosis of bone disorders. A chapter emphasizes the functions of hypothalamus and pituitary. Another chapter looks into the biochemistry and toxicology of metals. The final chapters are devoted to the classification of connective tissue diseases and to the examination of clinical biochemistry of the central nervous system. The book can provide useful information to doctors, biochemists, students, and researchers.
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Essentials of Rehabilitation Research

A Statistical Guide to Clinical Practice

Author: Richard P Di Fabio

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 080363790X

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 4551

Enhance your clinical practice and your understanding of rehabilitation literature through applied statistics! Step-by-step, this interactive learning experience makes clinically relevant statistical procedures easier to understand, organize, interpret, and use when evaluating patients and the effectiveness of your practice. Only statistical procedures with direct clinical application have been selected to guide you through patient assessments, selecting the best tools for your practice, enhancing your understanding of predicting prognosis and responders to treatment, and outlining a method to critique clinical practice guidelines. With this reader-friendly, real-world approach you’ll be able to meet the need for evidence to support your practice, gain a deeper understanding of clinical research, and systematically evaluate patient outcomes.
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