Research Methodology And Biostatistics E Book

Author by : Sharma Suresh
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Essentials of Research Methodology and Biostatistics—A Comprehensive Guide for Health Care Professionals is a precisely written textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate medical, dental, nursing, physiotherapy, clinical psychology and other allied health care profession students. The book is an excellent attempt towards introducing the students and faculty members to the various research methodologies adopted in the field of health sciences to record health-related data. Easy to follow: An applied, user-friendly textbook with self-explanatory simple language and presentation for the students. An example-oriented book: Plenty of examples to equip the students to prepare for exams as well as independently conduct their research activities. Illustrative presentation: Diagrammatic and tabular presentation of content to facilitate quick review and recall of important concepts. Systematic and logical organization: Content organized in systematic and logical manner to facilitate better understanding. Qualitative and quantitative research methods, analysis: Adequate coverage of quantitative as well as qualitative research process, methodology and analysis. Authentic content: Content reviewed, authenticated by a panel of renowned faculty members/experts. Unique content: Several unique topics such as sample size calculation, uses of different parametric and nonparametric statistical tests, methods, qualitative research process, and analysis included, with practical examples from Indian scenario, which are rarely found in other research methodology books. Enormous knowledge in a nutshell: In-depth coverage of all aspects of research methodology and biostatistics in a concise manner. Review questions: About 150 end-of-chapter MCQs, a useful resource for the readers to review their preparation for the university exams and also to prepare for qualifying entrance exams for postgraduate and doctoral courses.


Introduction To Biostatistics And Research Methods

Author by : P. S. S. SUNDAR RAO
Languange : en
Publisher by : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
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Description : The last decade has produced many textbooks on Biostatistics, with varying emphasis and degrees of mathematical complexity. This book has stood the test of time and continues to enjoy wide acceptance among students of all health and allied professions, other students and even qualified health investigators, who find it practical, simple and yet precise. This fully updated and thoroughly revised Fifth Edition, while retaining the fundamental concepts, acquaints the reader with the advances in the subject. The book explains the concepts involved in arriving at the sample size and also a quick solution to the estimation of sample size. Survival analysis and log-rank test are illustrated with examples. The essentials of Chi square tests are simplified and presented. Two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) is explained with two examples, with and without interaction term. The chapters on Research Methods, Interventional Studies and Observational Studies provide step-by-step guide to plan and carry out quality research. Questions given in each chapter will help the learner to gauge the level of understanding of the principles and applications. Clues to the use of computer packages are provided whenever necessary. Intended for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students as well as for nursing and paramedical students, the book will also be immensely useful to medical/health faculty and researchers in the field of Biostatistics. KEY FEATURES : A new chapter on Sample Size Determination Several new sections Extensive revision of practically all chapters Provision of new examples Chapter-end exercises


Essentials Of Biostatistics Research Methodology

Author by : INDRANIL SAHA
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Publisher by : Academic Publishers
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Description : This text book is a comprehensive, user friendly and easy to read resource on Biostatistics and Research Methodology. It is meant for undergraduate and post graduate students of medical and biomedical sciences. Health researchers, research supervisors and faculty members may find it useful as a reference book.


Methods In Biostatistics

Author by : BK Mahajan
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Publisher by : Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited
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Quantitative Methods For Health Research

Author by : Bruce
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : A practical introduction to epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methodology for the whole health care community This comprehensive text, which has been extensively revised with new material and additional topics, utilizes a practical slant to introduce health professionals and students to epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methodology. It draws examples from a wide range of topics, covering all of the main contemporary health research methods, including survival analysis, Cox regression, and systematic reviews and meta-analysis—the explanation of which go beyond introductory concepts. This second edition of Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics also helps develop critical skills that will prepare students to move on to more advanced and specialized methods. A clear distinction is made between knowledge and concepts that all students should ensure they understand, and those that can be pursued further by those who wish to do so. Self-assessment exercises throughout the text help students explore and reflect on their understanding. A program of practical exercises in SPSS (using a prepared data set) helps to consolidate the theory and develop skills and confidence in data handling, analysis, and interpretation. Highlights of the book include: Combining epidemiology and bio-statistics to demonstrate the relevance and strength of statistical methods Emphasis on the interpretation of statistics using examples from a variety of public health and health care situations to stress relevance and application Use of concepts related to examples of published research to show the application of methods and balance between ideals and the realities of research in practice Integration of practical data analysis exercises to develop skills and confidence Supplementation by a student companion website which provides guidance on data handling in SPSS and study data sets as referred to in the text Quantitative Methods for Health Research, Second Edition is a practical learning resource for students, practitioners and researchers in public health, health care and related disciplines, providing both a course book and a useful introductory reference.


Biostatistics

Author by : Gerald van Belle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wiley-Interscience
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Description : A respected introduction to biostatistics, thoroughly updated and revised The first edition of Biostatistics: A Methodology for the Health Sciences has served professionals and students alike as a leading resource for learning how to apply statistical methods to the biomedical sciences. This substantially revised Second Edition brings the book into the twenty-first century for today’s aspiring and practicing medical scientist. This versatile reference provides a wide-ranging look at basic and advanced biostatistical concepts and methods in a format calibrated to individual interests and levels of proficiency. Written with an eye toward the use of computer applications, the book examines the design of medical studies, descriptive statistics, and introductory ideas of probability theory and statistical inference; explores more advanced statistical methods; and illustrates important current uses of biostatistics. New to this edition are discussions of Longitudinal data analysis Randomized clinical trials Bayesian statistics GEE The bootstrap method Enhanced by a companion Web site providing data sets, selected problems and solutions, and examples from such current topics as HIV/AIDS, this is a thoroughly current, comprehensive introduction to the field.


Principles And Practice Of Biostatistics E Book

Author by : B Antonisamy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Principles and Practice of Biostatistics emphasizes the basic aspects of biostatistics most often used in the teaching and research areas of medical, nursing and allied health sciences. Written in a simple tone and chapters are organized in logical order to ease the process of understanding. Covers topics such as basic biostatistics, epidemiology & clinical trials, research methods & data management, and the most commonly used regression methods. Stresses on the importance and appropriateness of statistical methods, their assumptions, validity and interpretation in the context of clinical data. Each chapter is organized into Learning Objectives, Introduction of various statistical methods illustrated with Worked Examples and graphical methods as appropriate, ending with summarized Key Points. Review Questions, Exercises and Multiple Choice Questions enable the reader a quick grasp of and greater insight into the methods presented in the text.


Cummings Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery E Book

Author by : Paul W. Flint
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Through four editions, Cummings Otolaryngology has been the world's most trusted source for comprehensive guidance on all facets of head and neck surgery. This 5th Edition - edited by Paul W. Flint, Bruce H. Haughey, Valerie J. Lund, John K. Niparko, Mark A. Richardson, K. Thomas Robbins, and J. Regan Thomas – equips you to implement all the newest discoveries, techniques, and technologies that are shaping patient outcomes. You'll find new chapters on benign neoplasms, endoscopic DCR, head and neck ultrasound, and trends in surgical technology... a new section on rhinology... and coverage of hot topics such as Botox. Plus, your purchase includes access to the complete contents of this encyclopedic reference online, with video clips of key index cases! Overcome virtually any clinical challenge with detailed, expert coverage of every area of head and neck surgery, authored by hundreds of leading luminaries in the field. See clinical problems as they present in practice with 3,200 images - many new to this edition. Consult the complete contents of this encyclopedic reference online, with video clips of key index cases! Stay current with new chapters on benign neoplasms, endoscopic DCR, head and neck ultrasound, and trends in surgical technology... a new section on rhinology... and coverage of hot topics including Botox. Get fresh perspectives from a new editorial board and many new contributors. Find what you need faster through a streamlined format, reorganized chapters, and a color design that expedites reference.


Nursing Research And Statistics

Author by : Sharma Suresh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Nursing Research and Statistics


Review Of Orthopaedics E Book

Author by : Mark D. Miller
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : At all levels of orthopaedic training and practice, Review of Orthopaedics, by Mark D. Miller, MD, is an ideal, state-of-the-art resource for efficient review of key orthopaedic knowledge and board prep. Thoroughly updated, this edition helps you ensure your mastery of the very latest scientific and clinical information. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located. Focus on the concepts you are most likely to be tested on. Every chapter has been carefully compared to the most recent OITE and ABOS self-assessment exams to ensure that the content covers everything you need to pass...and nothing you don’t. Learn from the best. Study confidently summaries and review questions compiled by noted national and international subspecialists. Efficiently retain and synthesize information thanks to a concise, at-a-glance format with numerous illustrations and summary boxes throughout the book that highlight salient top testing facts and condense complex concepts, to assist you in understanding key material presented in each chapter. Hone your skills with succinct, yet thorough synopses of a wide range of key operative techniques. Effectively understand and review key concepts through abundant full-color tables and images, including pathology slides. Test your knowledge with multiple-choice review questions. Spend more time studying and less time searching. Testable material is now bolded throughout and summarized at the end of each chapter, for quick reference to essential information. Easily locate additional sources for study with carefully selected bibliographies, organized by topic. Access the full contents online, fully searchable, at expertconsult.com, with links to full reference lists and original PubMed source material.


Jekel S Epidemiology Biostatistics And Preventive Medicine E Book

Author by : Joann G. Elmore
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Written by renowned epidemiologists and public health experts, this unique text provides complete, concise coverage of epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health in clear, easy-to-understand terms. One convenient volume delivers must-know content in four complex areas—information that’s sure to be covered in today’s classrooms and on USMLE exams—presented with a clinical focus and real-life medical examples throughout. Depth of coverage, concise writing style, outstanding online review questions, a clinical emphasis ... these features and more make Jekel's your go-to resource for learning, study, and review. Focuses on clinical problem solving and decision making using epidemiologic concepts and examples. Contains more clinical cases throughout, including global examples. Offers expanded coverage of the impact of big data and precision medicine, as well as an updated and reorganized biostatistics section. Features quick-reference boxes that showcase key concepts and calculations, and dynamic illustrations that facilitate learning using a highly visual approach. Provides almost 300 multiple-choice chapter review questions and answers in print, with additional questions and more online at Student Consult. Aligns content to board blueprints for the USMLE as well as the three specialties certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine: Occupational Medicine, and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine—and is recommended by the ABPM as a top review source for its core specialty examination. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. Evolve Instructor site, with an image and table bank as well as chapter overviews as PowerPoints, is available to instructors through their Elsevier sales rep or via request at: https://evolve.elsevier.com.


Textbook Of Public Health Dentistry E Book

Author by : S. S. Hiremath
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : The third edition of the book is thoroughly updated and presented in new four-colour format. Based on the syllabus prescribed by Dental Council of India, the book covers various aspects of public health, dental public health, preventive dentistry, social sciences and research methodology through simple presentations of the content. The book is specifically designed to cater the needs of undergraduate students, would also be useful for postgraduate students and academicians. Salient Features Provides comprehensive elucidation of Public Health Dentistry covering from the very basics to current understanding of the discipline Categorization of chapters in sections helps to provide continuity and clarity to the readers Thoroughly updated chapters on infection control in Dental Setting, Forensic Dentistry, Hospital Administration, Occupational Hazards, Nutrition And Oral Health, Minimal Invasive Dentistry, National Oral Health Policy, Global Perspective of Fluorides and Dental Practice Management Contemporary issues are highlighted with more organized and rational description Includes some useful information like facts about tobacco, fluorides and clinical cases proforma separately under the Appendices Additional Features Complimentary access to enhanced e-book for digital assets: Procedural videos Lecture notes on important topics New to This Edition Includes new chapter on Primary Oral Health Care Program Addition of many new figures, tables, flowcharts to facilitate greater retention of knowledge


Basic Biostatistics For Geneticists And Epidemiologists

Author by : Robert C. Elston
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Anyone who attempts to read genetics or epidemiology research literature needs to understand the essentials of biostatistics. This book, a revised new edition of the successful Essentials of Biostatistics has been written to provide such an understanding to those who have little or no statistical background and who need to keep abreast of new findings in this fast moving field. Unlike many other elementary books on biostatistics, the main focus of this book is to explain basic concepts needed to understand statistical procedures. This Book: Surveys basic statistical methods used in the genetics and epidemiology literature, including maximum likelihood and least squares. Introduces methods, such as permutation testing and bootstrapping, that are becoming more widely used in both genetic and epidemiological research. Is illustrated throughout with simple examples to clarify the statistical methodology. Explains Bayes’ theorem pictorially. Features exercises, with answers to alternate questions, enabling use as a course text. Written at an elementary mathematical level so that readers with high school mathematics will find the content accessible. Graduate students studying genetic epidemiology, researchers and practitioners from genetics, epidemiology, biology, medical research and statistics will find this an invaluable introduction to statistics.


Pediatrics A Competency Based Companion E Book

Author by : Maureen C McMahon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Pediatrics: A Competency-Based Companion, by Maureen C. McMahon, MD and Glenn R. Stryjewski, MD, MPH, is designed to teach you to think like an experienced clinician. The only text written in the framework of the Core Competencies developed by the ACGME, its case-based approach illustrates the thought processes that effective practitioners use to approach and evaluate common pediatric presentations. Learning is easy through an intuitive, practical organization...a concise, high-yield presentation...graphs, tables, and other at-a-glance features, such as Professors’ Pearls" that provide cases with questions and annotated answers...and a framework that allows you to track your progress and that of your patients in relation to ACGME and AAMC expectations. A convenient pocket-sized format enables you to review the material on the go, and online access via Student Consult includes online extras such as "Integration Links" to bonus content in other Student Consult titles, a Competency Self-Assessment Log, Vertical Reads, and much more. Master ACGME Core Competencies with the aid of a color-coded system that helps you to integrate evidence-based medicine, continual self-assessment, and cognizance of interpersonal skills into your daily routine. Access the high-yield core information you need for pediatric rotations in a portable, pocket-sized format that organizes the most common, must-know pediatric signs/symptoms and disorders by patient presentation. Learn to see the "big picture" with the aid of "Teaching Visuals" chapters and "Speaking Intelligently" and "Clinical Thinking" features in clinical chapters. Easily locate more in-depth information on any topic with references to Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics, 6th Edition. Access the complete contents online at www.studentconsult.com, along with "Integration Links" to bonus content in other Student Consult titles...a Competency Self-Assessment Log... "Professors’ Pearls" that provide cases with questions and annotated answers...Vertical Reads...and many other features to enhance learning and retention. Get advice on managing your career, time, and life outside the clinical setting via bonus online appendices.


Abeloff S Clinical Oncology E Book

Author by : John E. Niederhuber
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Practical and clinically focused, Abeloff’s Clinical Oncology is a trusted medical reference book designed to capture the latest scientific discoveries and their implications for cancer diagnosis and management of cancer in the most accessible manner possible. Abeloff’s equips everyone involved - from radiologists and oncologists to surgeons and nurses - to collaborate effectively and provide the best possible cancer care. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Select the most appropriate tests and imaging studies for cancer diagnosis and staging of each type of cancer, and manage your patients in the most effective way possible by using all of the latest techniques and approaches in oncology. Enhance your understanding of complex concepts with a color art program that highlights key points and illustrates relevant scientific and clinical problems. Stay at the forefront of the latest developments in cancer pharmacology, oncology and healthcare policy, survivorship in cancer, and many other timely topics. See how the most recent cancer research applies to practice through an increased emphasis on the relevance of new scientific discoveries and modalities within disease chapters. Streamline clinical decision making with abundant new treatment and diagnostic algorithms as well as concrete management recommendations. Take advantage of the collective wisdom of preeminent multidisciplinary experts in the field of oncology, including previous Abeloff’s editors John E. Niederhuber, James O. Armitage, and Michael B. Kastan as well as new editors James H. Doroshow from the National Cancer Institute and Joel E. Tepper of Gunderson & Tepper: Clinical Radiation Oncology. Quickly and effortlessly access the key information you need with the help of an even more user-friendly, streamlined format. Access the complete contents anytime, anywhere at Expert Consult, and test your mastery of the latest knowledge with 500 online multiple-choice review questions.


Medical Research Consultations

Author by : Dr. Mohamad Adam Bujang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Institute for Clinical Research, NIH, Malaysia
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Description : One of the determining factors for a successful research output is the design of the research itself. Thus, a researcher, a methodologist or an epidemiologist and a biostatistician may each have his/her own perspective of how to optimize the design of research, by playing an active role in both planning and conducting the research. Therefore, this e-book emphasizes the importance of the role of a biostatistician in managing and conducting research consultations mainly for research that revolves around the medical field. Successful biostatistics consultation requires a collection of technical and collaborative skills. The full spectrum of biostatistical consulting skills are rarely taught in training programs. However, by acquiring all the relevant skills for biostatistical consultation, one can continue to hone such skills by learning and gaining relevant experience throughout one’s career. The discussion is divided into five sections: Essential consulting skills for biostatisticians; Begins with an initial evaluation of the research proposal; Techniques to improve subject matter knowledge during consultation process; Tips to provide an optimal biostatistical consulting service; and Tips to enhance research consultation skills. The discussion is useful for both beginners and also for current professionals aiming to enhance their research consultation skills.


Fundamentals Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery E Book

Author by : Divya Mehrotra
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Fundamentals of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a classic text on basic oral and maxillofacial surgery focusing on the concepts of the subject. It provides clinical exposure through numerous patient photographs, short videos and sensitizes the students to evidence-based practice. It ensures a comprehensive coverage of skills to diagnose maxillofacial diseases and perform minor oral surgical procedures. This book provides a strong foundation, has comprehensive coverage of syllabus, and imparts information in format which is easy to understand and remember. This will be invaluable to undergraduate dental students in their clinical years and provide basic knowledge to the postgraduates as well. Additional chapters on: Essential and basic topics like Drains, Electrocautery, Cryosurgery, Laser, Injections, Bone Healing, Delayed Union & Malunion which are not available in other contemporary books Evidence-based oral and maxillofacial surgery, and Research methodologies and statistical tools with focus on grant writing Text supported with numerous illustrations and flowcharts for better understanding of concepts Case-based questions to help students prepare for exams MCQs with answers at end of each chapter for self-evaluation Digital Ancillaries: Short videos of surgical procedures Video lectures by stalwarts in the field Numerous explanatory power-point presentations


Research Methodology In The Health Sciences A Quick Reference Guide

Author by : Prasanta Kumar Bhattacharya
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
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Description : Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Concise, readable, and easy to navigate—a practical and thorough guide to conducting efficient and effective medical research Whether you’re a student, scholar, faculty member, or practicing healthcare professional Research Methodology in the Health Sciences helps you improve your research skills and critically appraise original research and apply it in evidence-based patient care. This peerless guide describes the principles of biostatistics and provides detailed examples to build your comprehension of the utility and applicability of bio-statistical tests, without going into the mathematical details of such tests. You’ll find accessible coverage of the principles of biomedical ethics in research and publication, review of the medical literature, how to write a dissertation, how to prepare and submit a research manuscript for publication in a journal, how to apply for a research grant to funding agencies, and much more. To enhance the learning process, all examples drawn exclusively from real healthcare scenarios. Research Methodology in the Health Sciences covers: Planning a research study Writing a dissertation Types of studies in clinical research Observational and interventional studies Approaches to qualitative research Ethics in medical research Biostatistics and descriptive statistics Approaches to statistical inference


Ebook Research Methods In Health Investigating Health And Health Services

Author by : Ann Bowling
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : This bestselling book provides an accessible introduction to the concepts and practicalities of research methods in health and health services. This new edition has been extensively re-worked and expanded and now includes expanded coverage of: Qualitative methods Social research Evaluation methodology Mixed methods Secondary data analysis Literature reviewing and critical appraisal Evidence based practice Covering all core methodologies in detail the book looks at the following kinds of health research: health needs morbidity and mortality trends and rates costing health services sampling for survey research cross-sectional and longitudinal survey design experimental methods and techniques of group assignment questionnaire design interviewing techniques coding and analysis of quantitative data methods and analysis of qualitative observational studies unstructured interviewing The book is grounded in the author's career as a researcher on health and health service issues, and the valuable experience this has provided in meeting the challenges of research on people and organisations in real life settings. Research Methods in Health, Fourth Edition is an essential companion for students and researchers of health and health services, health clinicians and policy-makers with responsibility for applying research findings and judging the soundness of research. "Health service researchers - new and old - will be delighted by this new edition of a popular and useful text. There is new content but also updated material making this practically useful as a resource at any stage of the research trajectory. While health is the focus the book is hugely valuable to researchers in cognate areas. such as social care, education and housing. The book meets its own high standards in being easy to follow, well indexed and containing interesting examples of approaches. The limitations of different methods are also honestly reported. A 'must have' for the book shelf." Jill Manthorpe, Professor of Social Work, King's College London, UK "When first published in 1997, this volume was the first systematic overview of research methods used in the health field. In its updated 4th Edition it remains vital and, if anything, more important given the growing number of researchers and students investigating health issues and health services. It provides an impressively comprehensive overview of health research methods in which the wealth and variety of experience of the author shines through at every point. Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods are appraised and explained with unpartisan authority and rigour, and the volume covers everything from multidisciplinary collaboration in health service evaluation through the Delphi technique of consensus development to the health economics needed to evaluate costing." Paul Stenner, Professor of Social Psychology, The Open University, UK "This excellent text really is a must for anyone involved in health research. It is truly multidisciplinary in its scope, drawing on a breadth of relevant research from health economics, to epidemiology to psychology which is beyond the scope of most books on research methods. Yet in spite of the wealth of material included it is written and presented in an accessible way so that it will be an invaluable source for those with a background in either qualitative or quantitative research and from students to experienced researchers." Robert J. Edelmann, Professor of Forensic and Clinical psychology, Roehampton University, UK Reviews of previous editions: "Provides an excellent broad based introduction to the subject. The content is clearly presented and at a suitable level for health professionals and postgraduate students in health and health-related social sciences." Virginia Berridge, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK "A valuable source book for health services researchers, health care providers, and others interested in quantifying quality of life for clinical or research purposes." The International Journal for Quality in Health Care "Includes accounts of a number of recently developed scales, while retaining the breadth, concision and clarity that marked the first edition." Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy


How To Write A E Book

Author by : Balasubramanian Thiagarajan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Otolaryngology online
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Description : These days everyone wants to write a book. They want to share their experiences with others. Teachers want to share their knowledge with their students by writing books. Writing a book is easily said than done. It needs lots of patience, time, planning, command of language etc. This book has been authored with all those budding authors in mind. It candidly reveals the tools needed to author a book. Lists out various online resources that can be made use of while authoring a book. Special emphasis on the use of open source soft ware tools is the feature of this book. The author even covers a topic on e book cover creation using Power point. Common traps and pit falls the author should guard against has been clearly stated. Special emphasis is on self publishing the author’s work. In this Internet age the aspiring author need not go knocking at the doors of publishers, but can publish on their own sitting within the comfort zones of their homes using their laptops and Internet connection. One chapter has been devoted to publishing e book for kindle. Use of soft ware to convert e book from one format to the other is also explained in a detailed manner. Various e book formats that can be used for publishing are also enumerated in detail. This book is so easy that even a novice can jump into writing books after reading through the chapters.Search for publisher to publish the authored book is an arduous and daunting task. Currently a large number of authors prefer to self publish their work. Publishing aspects of the authored book are also covered in this book with special emphasis on self publishing. Self publishing in traditional terms means that the author has published his work himself without the involvement of established publishing house. With the advent of online publishing portal i.e Amazon this difference between self publishing and publisher taking up the task of publishing is getting rather blurred. This book really helps a novice to get started with authoring an e book and complete it also.


Basic Clinical Biostatistics Fourth Edition

Author by : Beth Dawson
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
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Description : The ideal way to develop sound judgment about data applicable to clinical care First choice of students, educators, and practitioners A thorough, meaningful, and interesting presentation of biostatistics Helps students become informed users and consumers of biostatistics Learn to evaluate and apply statistics in medicine, medical research, and all health-related fields. Emphasis on the basics of biostatistics and epidemiology and the clinical applications in evidence-based medicine and decision-making methods NEW chapter on survey research Expanded discussion of logistic regression, the Cox model, and other multivariate statistical methods Key Concepts in each chapter pinpoint essential information Presenting Problems drawn from studies in the medical literature that illustrate the various statistical methods Downloadable NCSS statistical software, procedures, and data sets from the presenting problems End-of-chapter exercises Multiple-choice final practice exam


Statistical Modelling In Biostatistics And Bioinformatics

Author by : Gilbert MacKenzie
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This book presents selected papers on statistical model development related mainly to the fields of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. The coverage of the material falls squarely into the following categories: (a) Survival analysis and multivariate survival analysis, (b) Time series and longitudinal data analysis, (c) Statistical model development and (d) Applied statistical modelling. Innovations in statistical modelling are presented throughout each of the four areas, with some intriguing new ideas on hierarchical generalized non-linear models and on frailty models with structural dispersion, just to mention two examples. The contributors include distinguished international statisticians such as Philip Hougaard, John Hinde, Il Do Ha, Roger Payne and Alessandra Durio, among others, as well as promising newcomers. Some of the contributions have come from researchers working in the BIO-SI research programme on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, centred on the Universities of Limerick and Galway in Ireland and funded by the Science Foundation Ireland under its Mathematics Initiative.


Ebook Quantitative Health Research Issues And Methods

Author by : Elizabeth Curtis
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : This book is a detailed and comprehensive guide to undertaking quantitative health research at postgraduate and professional level. It takes you through the entire research process, from designing the project to presenting the results and will help you execute high quality quantitative research that improves and informs clinical practice. Written by a team of research experts, this book covers common practical problems such as applying theory to research and analysing data. It also includes chapters on communicating with ethics committees, recruiting samples from vulnerable populations, audit as a research approach, quasi-experimental designs and using cognitive interviewing, making it a new and innovative offering for health researchers. Other topics covered in this book include: Ethical considerations of research Designing and planning quantitative research projects Data measurement and collection Analyzing and presenting resultsWith a strong practical focus, each chapter features examples of real-life research to illustrate the quantitative research process, as well as tips and insights into research planning and execution. This book is an essential guide for all health care professionals undertaking a postgraduate degree, as well as health researchers and practitioners who need to carry out research as part of their professional role. Contributors: Ruth Belling, Michelle Butler, Catherine Comiskey, Siobhan Corrigan, Gloria Crispino, Orla Dempsey, Suzanne Guerin, Maree Johnson, Carmel Kelly, Elaine Lehane, Maria Lohan, Susan McLaren, Deirdre Mongan, Corina Naughton, Rhona O'Connell, Elaine Pierce, Gary Rolfe, Eileen Savage, Anne Scott, Emma Stokes, Roger Watson "“Learning quantitative research is taken much for granted. This is probably why there are fewer generic books on quantitative than qualitative research. This book is long overdue. Clearly- written and well structured, it takes us through the whole journey of a research project from developing 'research questions' to 'presenting the findings', passing through philosophical underpinnings, recruitment of participants and ethical considerations. Written by an array of well-known researchers and teachers, this book will certainly appeal to new as well as seasoned researchers. Those who will use it, will not be disappointed." Kader Parahoo, University of Ulster "The title of this text is somewhat misleading. It is not only an excellent and thorough guide to qualitative health research methods; it is also an excellent introduction to all forms of qualitative research. It takes the reader gently through theoretical and ethical concerns to the practicalities and benefits of utilising qualitative approaches. As such it is that rare thing; a text that can be used by novice researchers to learn their craft, and a key reference resource for experienced research practitioners." Dr. John Cullen, School of Business, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, UK "This is a first-rate collection of essays that promotes an informed understanding of both underpinning principles and widely used techniques. A great deal of effort has clearly been invested in co-ordinating the contributions, and this has delivered clarity, complementarity and effective coverage. This is a welcome, carefully-crafted and very accessible resource that will appeal to students and researchers in healthcare and beyond." Martin Beirne, Professor of Management and Organizational Behaviour, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School, UK


Community Oral Health Practice For The Dental Hygienist E Book

Author by : Christine French Beatty
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Build the skills you need to provide effective community oral health care! Community Oral Health Practice for the Dental Hygienist, 5th Edition describes the role of the public health professional in improving the oral health care of people throughout the community. It discusses key topics such as access to care, the assessment needed for program planning, social responsibility and government policy, cultural diversity, and career options in public health. Written by respected dental educator Christine French Beatty, this book helps you prepare for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and to develop the core competencies needed in the practice setting. Comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage provides everything you need to know to succeed in community dental hygiene practice. Practice-oriented content includes learning objectives in each chapter, opening statements with lists of key facts, mini-scenarios, and Dental Hygiene Competencies. Applying Your Knowledge sections in each chapter provide opportunities to apply what you have learned to local public health problems. Chapters on assessment and measurement help in planning and evaluating community oral health programs. Test-Taking Strategies and Community Cases chapter offers tips and practice questions to help you prepare for the NBDHE, and tests your understanding of content in relation to real-world community situations. Chapters on population health and oral health programs describe issues affecting access to care as well as common oral diseases and conditions affecting the community, helping you prioritize, plan, implement, and evaluate practical solutions. Learning resources on an Evolve companion website reinforce your understanding with quizzes and case studies. NEW! Comprehensive, cutting-edge content is updated on topics including national initiatives, Healthy People 2030, data on the status of oral health and factors that affect access to oral healthcare, cultural competence, oral health programs in the community, applied research, and the different career paths for dental hygienists. EXPANDED! Coverage of dental hygiene competencies and interprofessional collaborative practice is enhanced to reflect changes in the oral health profession. UPDATED! Community Case sections in each chapter include sample cases along with test questions. F EXPANDED! Additional photographs and illustrations depict key concepts.


Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine E Book

Author by : Lisa B. Zaoutis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Introducing the newest comprehensive reference designed specifically for the growing specialty of hospital-based pediatrics. This comprehensive new reference not only brings you the most up-to-date, evidence-based approaches to hospital-based pediatric care, but also covers issues related to staffing a unit; financial, legal and ethical topics, and how a hospitalist program communicates and relates to its referring providers and consulting staff. You'll find it a vital addition to the shelf of anyone who cares for pediatric patients in the hospital. Implement today's best evidence and literature based approaches for a full range of clinical challenges. Easily locate information relevant to your particular areas of interest with comprehensively organized, highly formatted coverage. Make clinical decisions efficiently thanks to numerous diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms. See dermatologic conditions and physical signs and symptoms. Benefit from the experience of editors from two powerhouse institutions - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Children's Hospital of Boston.


Easy Interpretation Of Biostatistics E Book

Author by : Gail F. Dawson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Learn biostatistics the easy way. This outstanding resource presents the key concepts you need to understand biostatistics and how to apply them in clinical medicine. Easy-to-understand examples and analogies explain complex concepts, and practical applications provide you with real tools for use in daily practice. The book’s organization is intuitive, so that concepts build upon one another, maximizing understanding. This book will give you the confidence to appraise the existing literature - and the vocabulary you need to discuss it. Uses an easy-to-understand presentation and writing style to make the material easily accessible. Places its emphasis on concepts, not formulas, for more clinical-based guidance. Focuses on practical applications of biostatistics to medical practice to give you a better understanding of how and why research is conducted. Presents concise but comprehensive coverage to create easily accessible yet complete information. Provides examples, analogies, and memorization tips to make the material easier to absorb.