Handbook of Health Survey Methods

Author: Timothy P. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118594746

Category: Medical

Page: 840

View: 2082


A comprehensive guidebook to the current methodologiesand practices used in health surveys A unique and self-contained resource, Handbook of HealthSurvey Methods presents techniques necessary for confrontingchallenges that are specific to health survey research. Thehandbook guides readers through the development of sample designs,data collection procedures, and analytic methods for studies aimedat gathering health information on general and targetedpopulations. The book is organized into five well-defined sections: Design andSampling Issues, Measurement Issues, Field Issues, Health Surveysof Special Populations, and Data Management and Analysis.Maintaining an easy-to-follow format, each chapter begins with anintroduction, followed by an overview of the main concepts,theories, and applications associated with each topic. Finally,each chapter provides connections to relevant online resources foradditional study and reference. The Handbook of Health SurveyMethods features: 29 methodological chapters written by highly qualified expertsin academia, research, and industry A treatment of the best statistical practices and specificmethodologies for collecting data from special populations such assexual minorities, persons with disabilities, patients, andpractitioners Discussions on issues specific to health research includingdeveloping physical health and mental health measures, collectinginformation on sensitive topics, sampling for clinical trials,collecting biospecimens, working with proxy respondents, andlinking health data to administrative and other external datasources Numerous real-world examples from the latest research in thefields of public health, biomedicine, and health psychology Handbook of Health Survey Methods is an ideal reference foracademics, researchers, and practitioners who apply survey methodsand analyze data in the fields of biomedicine, public health,epidemiology, and biostatistics. The handbook is also a usefulsupplement for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses onsurvey methodology.

Health Services

Sources of Information for Research

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical care

Page: 201

View: 2502


Guide to aid users and producers of health services research in accessing relevant literature and sources of information. Includes dictionaries, directories, monographs and bibliographies, journals, abstracts and indexes, online and CD-ROM databases, and organizations.

Essential Evidence-based Medicine with CD-ROM

Author: Dan Mayer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521712415

Category: Medical

Page: 445

View: 2154


Essential Evidence-Based Medicine teaches the principles of research study methodology and design so that the reader can become better at critically analysing scientific and clinical studies. It describes the basic elements needed to understand biostatistics and epidemiology as applied to health care studies, and how to become a more discriminating reader of the medical literature by adopting the skills of critical appraisal. This new edition is extensively edited and updated, and includes two entirely new chapters on critical appraisal of qualitative research and communicating risks and evidence to patients. The text is geared towards the new learner, and assumes little clinical experience, starting with the basic principles of critical appraisal. A CD-ROM accompanies the book to enable students to test their learning through a series of questions, with answers provided. This is an ideal introductory text for medical students, health sciences students and a wide range of other healthcare professionals.

Primer of Biostatistics: Sixth Edition

Author: Stanton Glantz

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical

ISBN: 9780071435093

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 3949


Extremely popular, this student-friendly text presents the practical areas of statistics in terms of their relevance to medicine and the life sciences. Includes many illustrative examples and challenging problems that reinforce the author’s unique and intuitive approach to the subject. The new edition features a new two-color design, examples taken from current biomedical literature, and review questions within each chapter.

Elementary Bayesian Biostatistics

Author: Lemuel A. Moyé

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1584887249

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

View: 5435


Bayesian analyses have made important inroads in modern clinical research due, in part, to the incorporation of the traditional tools of noninformative priors as well as the modern innovations of adaptive randomization and predictive power. Presenting an introductory perspective to modern Bayesian procedures, Elementary Bayesian Biostatistics explores Bayesian principles and illustrates their application to healthcare research. Building on the basics of classic biostatistics and algebra, this easy-to-read book provides a clear overview of the subject. It focuses on the history and mathematical foundation of Bayesian procedures, before discussing their implementation in healthcare research from first principles. The author also elaborates on the current controversies between Bayesian and frequentist biostatisticians. The book concludes with recommendations for Bayesians to improve their standing in the clinical trials community. Calculus derivations are relegated to the appendices so as not to overly complicate the main text. As Bayesian methods gain more acceptance in healthcare, it is necessary for clinical scientists to understand Bayesian principles. Applying Bayesian analyses to modern healthcare research issues, this lucid introduction helps readers make the correct choices in the development of clinical research programs.


Evidence-based Principles and Practice

Author: Ann McKibbon,Angela Eady,Susan Marks (BEd.)

Publisher: PMPH-USA

ISBN: 9781550091182

Category: Reference

Page: 212

View: 9911


Provides instructions on developing optimal database search strategies for retrieving sound clinical studies of etiology, prognosis, diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disorders.

Deutsch, Na Klar!

An Introductory German Course

Author: Robert Di Donato,Monica Clyde,Jacqueline Vansant

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780070169692

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

View: 6220


This introductory German course aims to motivates students and stimulate interest in the culture and language through its approach to authentic materials that illustrate vocabulary in context, communicative functions of grammatical structures and cultural points. It offers a wide variety of activities and exercises, easy-to-follow chapter structure and an array of multimedia supplements.

Residents Manual of Medicine

For House Staff, by House Staff

Author: Balamurali K. Ambati,W. Tyler Smith,Marie T. Azer-Bentsianov

Publisher: PMPH-USA

ISBN: 9781550091533

Category: Medical

Page: 518

View: 3583


'This pocket manual has been designed for the student on the wards. The tenor is intensely clinical, the writing style is terse and the scope inclusive of the common and challenging medical problems.