Epidemiology: An Introduction

Epidemiology: An Introduction

by Moon, Myles Gould
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335200125

ISBN-13: 9780335200122

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335200122
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Social Science for Nurses and the Caring Professions Series
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
9.61(w) x 6.69(h) x 0.44(d)

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Table of Contents

Series editor's preface viii
Preface ix
Notes on the authors x
Abbreviations used in this book xi
What is epidemiology?
1(10)
Epidemiology defined
2(4)
Population medicine
2(1)
The language of quantification
3(2)
Practicality and applicability
5(1)
Interdisciplinarity
6(1)
Types of epidemiology
6(2)
This book
8(1)
Summary
8(1)
Further reading
9(1)
Activities
9(2)
Part 1 The design and analysis of epidemiological studies 11(94)
Epidemiological information
13(19)
Collecting epidemiological data
13(2)
Secondary routine data
15(13)
Population data
16(6)
Vital statistics
22(3)
Morbidity
25(3)
Social surveys
28(1)
Conclusion
29(1)
Summary
30(1)
Further reading
30(1)
Activities
31(1)
Patterns of disease
32(21)
Descriptive epidemiology
32(1)
Cross-sectional analysis
33(2)
Data analysis in cross-sectional studies
35(7)
Prevalence and incidence
37(1)
Making comparisons
38(4)
Statistical inference
42(1)
Case study: ischaemic heart disease
42(9)
Variations in the distribution of IHD
45(4)
Risk factors
49(1)
Impact on policy
50(1)
Conclusion
51(1)
Summary
51(1)
Further reading
51(1)
Activities
52(1)
Principles and experiments
53(17)
Causation and causality
54(1)
Threats to validity
55(4)
Bias
55(1)
Confounding
56(3)
Random error
59(1)
Experimental study designs
59(8)
Randomized clinical trials
60(4)
Community trials
64(2)
Experiments of opportunity
66(1)
Conclusion
67(1)
Summary
68(1)
Further reading
68(1)
Activities
69(1)
Observational studies and design choices
70(16)
Observational designs
71(9)
Cohort designs
72(3)
Case-comparison designs
75(5)
Choosing between designs
80(2)
Conclusion
82(1)
Summary
83(1)
Further reading
83(1)
Activities
83(3)
The epidemiological analysis of tabular data
86(19)
Risk and odds
87(9)
Absolute risk and odds
87(1)
Relative risk
88(5)
Attributable risk
93(2)
Risk and statistical inference
95(1)
Analysing confounding
96(4)
Beyond stratification analyses
98(2)
Conclusion
100(1)
Summary
100(1)
Further reading
101(1)
Activities
101(4)
Part 2 Assessing and applying epidemiology 105(62)
Putting the parts together
107(17)
A schema for evaluating epidemiological research
108(3)
childhood cancer and the nuclear industry
111(6)
The Sellafield cohort studies
112(2)
The Sellafield case-comparison study
114(3)
the confounding of occupation and smoking
117(4)
Smoking and occupation
117(1)
Descriptive epidemiologies
118(1)
From technical to cultural
119(2)
respiratory disease and the North American mining industry
121(1)
Conclusion
122(1)
Summary
122(1)
Further reading
123(1)
Activities
123(1)
Evidence-based health care
124(18)
Background
125(1)
Finding evidence
125(2)
Types of evidence
127(3)
Systematic reviews
130(1)
Meta-analysis
131(4)
Appraising published research evidence
135(3)
Conclusion
138(1)
Summary
139(1)
Further reading
140(1)
Activities
140(2)
Bringing in context and people
142(14)
The epistemological context of modern epidemiology
143(2)
Critical epidemiology
145(4)
Lay epidemiology
149(4)
Conclusion
153(1)
Summary
154(1)
Further reading
155(1)
Activities
155(1)
The practice of epidemiology
156(11)
Annual milestones
156(8)
Priorities and Planning Guidance and the corporate contract
157(1)
The Common Information Core
158(1)
Formal health authority meetings
159(1)
The annual report on the health of the population
159(2)
Project-based work
161(3)
Conclusion
164(1)
Summary
165(1)
Further reading
166(1)
Activities
166(1)
Appendix: Inferential statistics 167(1)
Glossary 168(5)
References 173(10)
Index 183

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