Research Methods for Clinical Therapists E-Book

Applied Project Design and Analysis

Author: Carolyn M. Hicks

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702041882

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising health care professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. 'Key concept' boxes to explain technical research terms Activities and exercises (with answers provided in an appendix) to reinforce learning Sample critique of a published research article Comprehensive coverage of the key components of a robust research study Explanation of basic mathematical concepts Extended section on calculating sample sizes Guidelines on the preparation of posters Calculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen’s Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreement Introduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and diagnostic testing against gold-standards The Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issues Undertaking Systematic Reviews Relevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work.
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Research Methods for Clinical Therapists

Applied Project Design and Analysis

Author: Carolyn Hicks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443074301

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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Textbook, for students, on conducting research and evaluating published research before introducing the conclusions into their clinical practice. Overviews approaches and includes case studies and practical examples that directly relates to the clinical situation.
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Research Methods for Clinical Therapists

Applied Project Design and Analysis

Author: Carolyn Hicks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443062667

Category: Medical

Page: 298

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The Third Edition of this influential text provides a comprehensive introduction to undertaking and evaluating research. Its aim is to clarify research methods and statistical analysis in order that practitioners will find it easier to conduct their own research and be able to critically evaluate material published by others.
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Research in Health Care

Concepts, Designs and Methods

Author: Julius Sim,Chris Wright

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748737185

Category: Medical

Page: 402

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This comprehensive book emphasises the importance of evidence-based practice. It covers the essential stages in research, from posing the right questions, designing your study, through to the methods for collecting, presenting and analysing data. The use of both qualitative and quantitative date are examined in detail to help the researcher to chose the most appropriate techniques.
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Making Sense of Research

An Introduction for Health and Social Care Practitioners

Author: Gill Hek,Pam Moule

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141292362X

Category: Social Science

Page: 155

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Research has become integral to everyday practice in health and social care and it is now essential for professionals in these fields to be able to read and analyze research so that they can apply it in their work. In reality many people find research concepts difficult to grasp, but this book makes it easy by providing a straightforward guide to the basics. Topics covered include: the role of research in health and social care; the research process; quantitative and qualitative approaches; how to develop critical skills; and implementing research findings. For this Third Edition, new material has been added on literature searching techniques, meta-analysis, data protection, and critical appraisal tools.
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Making Sense of Research

An Introduction for Health and Social Care Practitioners

Author: Pam Moule,Gill Hek

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446243855

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Research is now an integral part of everyday practice in health and social care. The fourth edition of this essential book equips professionals in these fields with the tools to read, analyse and apply research effectively in their work. Though research topics can be difficult to grasp, Making Sense of Research, fourth edition clarifies the subject by providing a straightforward guide to the basics. Topics covered include: - The role of research in health and social care - The nature of knowledge in health and social care - The research process - Ethical issues - Searching and reviewing the literature - Making sense of data analysis. The fourth edition has been updated to include new reference material, websites and practice examples to support the development of essential critical appraisal skills for health and social care professionals.
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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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The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence

Author: Abdelsalam Helal,Mounir Mokhtari,Bessam Abdulrazak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470379359

Category: Computers

Page: 968

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An advanced look at smart technology to promote the independence of the elderly and disabled Ongoing research and advancements in technology are essential for the continuing independence of elderly and disabled persons. The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence provides a thorough analysis of these technologies and the needs of the elderly and disabled, including a breakdown of demographics, government spending, growth rate, and much more. Each chapter is written by an expert in his or her respective field, and gives readers unparalleled insight into the research and developments in a multitude of important areas, including: User-need analyses, classifications, and policies Assistive devices and systems for people with motor disabilities Assistive devices and systems for people with visual and hearing impairments Human-machine interaction and virtual reality Assistive robotics Technology for user mobility and object manipulation Smart homes as assistant environments A discussion of emerging standards and guidelines to build accessible devices, tools, and environments This book is an indispensable resource for researchers and professionals in computer science, rehabilitation science, and clinical engineering. It also serves as a valuable textbook for graduate students in the aforementioned fields.
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Saunders' Q & A Review for the Physical Therapy Board Examination E-Book

Author: Brad Fortinberry,SAUNDERS

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145572775X

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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With over 1,200 multiple choice review questions written to parallel the content and format of the National Physical Therapy Board Examination (NPTE), Saunders’ Q&A Review for the Physical Therapy Board Examination provides more NPTE practice than any other review resource available. Strengthen your understanding of core principles across the full spectrum of physical therapy practice with comprehensive exam practice from specialty experts. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. More than 1,200 multiple-choice questions test your understanding of key content across a variety of practice environments, including schools, hospitals, and communities. Organized by topic, it parallels the content and proportional question breakdown of the board examination to familiarize you with the testing format. Correct answers, detailed rationales, and specific references help you get more out of your study time.
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Critiquing Nursing Research 2nd Edition

Author: John Cutcliffe,Martin Ward

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1856424405

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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This second edition of Quay Books' bestselling title retains all of the successful features of the first, plus additional material including a chapter on European psychiatric research. Foreword by Kevin Gournay.
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