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Epidemiological studies : a practical guide

Author
Silman, Alan J., author.
Title
Epidemiological studies : a practical guide / Alan J. Silman, Gary J. Macfarlane, Tatiana Macfarlane.
Format
Book
Edition
Third edition.
Published
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Description
xii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Other contributors
Macfarlane, Gary J., author.
Macfarlane, Tatiana V., author.
Notes
Previous edition: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • 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.
Summary
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
Epidemiology.
Epidemiology--Methodology.
Medical subjects
Epidemiologic Methods.
ISBN
9780198814726 (pbk.)
0198814720 (pbk.)

Holdings

Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
RA652.4 .S55 2019
Location
Stacks
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