Epidemiological studies : a practical guide
Silman, Alan J., author.
Epidemiological studies : a practical guide / Alan J. Silman, Gary J. Macfarlane, Tatiana Macfarlane.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019.
xii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Other contributors
Macfarlane, Gary J., author.
Macfarlane, Tatiana V., author.
Previous edition: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part A: Introduction
- 1. Scope of epidemiological enquiry and overview of main problem areas
- Part B: Measuring the occurrence of disease
- 2. Which measure of disease occurrence?
- 3. Comparing rates between and within populations
- 4. Studies of disease occurrence: the population
- 5. Studies of disease occurrence: assessing disease status in study populations
- Part C: Studying associations between exposures and disease
- 6. Which type of epidemiological study?
- 7. Quantifying the association between exposures and diseases: which measure?
- Part D: Selection of populations and samples to study in studies of disease aetiology
- 8. Studies of disease causation
- 9. Use of secondary data
- Part E: Information from epidemiological studies
- 10. Collecting information
- 11. Obtaining valid information
- 12. Repeatability
- 13. Participation in epidemiology studies
- 14. Feasibility and pilot studies
- Part F: Analysis and Interpretation of epidemiological data
- 15. Preparation of collected primary data for statistical analysis
- 16. Introductory data analysis: descriptive epidemiology
- 17. Introductory data analysis: analytical epidemiology
- 18. Confounding
- 19. Bias
- 20. Association or causation
- Part G: Coherence of evidence across studies
- 21. Reviews of evidence
- 22. Meta-analysis
- Part H: Other practical issues
- 23. Ethical issues in epidemiology
- 24. The costs of an epidemiological study.
Supplemented throughout by appropriate examples and helpful hints, this practical guide to the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological studies is designed to support and encourage new students as well as clinical professionals-- From publisher's description.
- Subject headings
- Medical subjects