Handbook of Health Survey Methods

Author: Timothy P. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118594746

Category: Medical

Page: 840

View: 2471


A comprehensive guidebook to the current methodologies and practices used in health surveys A unique and self-contained resource, Handbook of Health Survey Methods presents techniques necessary for confronting challenges that are specific to health survey research. The handbook guides readers through the development of sample designs, data collection procedures, and analytic methods for studies aimed at gathering health information on general and targeted populations. The book is organized into five well-defined sections: Design and Sampling Issues, Measurement Issues, Field Issues, Health Surveys of Special Populations, and Data Management and Analysis. Maintaining an easy-to-follow format, each chapter begins with an introduction, followed by an overview of the main concepts, theories, and applications associated with each topic. Finally, each chapter provides connections to relevant online resources for additional study and reference. The Handbook of Health Survey Methods features: 29 methodological chapters written by highly qualified experts in academia, research, and industry A treatment of the best statistical practices and specific methodologies for collecting data from special populations such as sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, patients, and practitioners Discussions on issues specific to health research including developing physical health and mental health measures, collecting information on sensitive topics, sampling for clinical trials, collecting biospecimens, working with proxy respondents, and linking health data to administrative and other external data sources Numerous real-world examples from the latest research in the fields of public health, biomedicine, and health psychology Handbook of Health Survey Methods is an ideal reference for academics, researchers, and practitioners who apply survey methods and analyze data in the fields of biomedicine, public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics. The handbook is also a useful supplement for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses on survey methodology.

Health Services

Sources of Information for Research

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical care

Page: 201

View: 6641


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.

Medical Statistics and Computer Experiments

(With CD-ROM)

Author: Ji-Qian Fang

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813102020

Category: Mathematics

Page: 948

View: 4500


This textbook consists of three parts: basic concepts of statistics, advanced statistical methods, and design and analysis for medical research. Each chapter begins with challenging medical problems and related statistical methods and theories; to make the statistical ideas more easily understood, there is a section of “computer experiments” in each chapter where some basic statistical phenomena and related concepts are revealed. The statistical software SAS is used to carry out related statistical calculations. The aim of this book is to make medical students and researchers grasp easily the most useful tools of statistics for their medical research. It is done through various applications to a great number of medical problems, interesting demonstration of well-designed computer experiments and detailed explanation of statistical thinking.

Deutsch, Na Klar!

An Introductory German Course

Author: Robert Di Donato,Monica Clyde,Jacqueline Vansant

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780070169692

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

View: 7464


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.

Elementary Bayesian Biostatistics

Author: Lemuel A. Moyé

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1584887249

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

View: 9555


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.

Essential Evidence-based Medicine with CD-ROM

Author: Dan Mayer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521712415

Category: Medical

Page: 445

View: 705


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.


Evidence-based Principles and Practice

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

Publisher: PMPH-USA

ISBN: 9781550091182

Category: Reference

Page: 212

View: 2131


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

Random House Webster's College Dictionary with CD-Rom

Author: Random House (Firm)

Publisher: Random House Reference &


Category: Reference

Page: 1597

View: 1683


Featuring more than 207,000 definitions, this updated reference includes hundreds of new words and meanings, revised treatment of sensitive and offensive language, six hundred illustrations, helpful usage notes, and etymologies, along with ready-reference tables, spelling and punctuation rules, pronunciation notes, and sample sentences. 25,000 first printing.