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Foundations of Clinical Research / Edition 3

Foundations of Clinical Research / Edition 3

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by Leslie Gross Portney, Mary P. Watkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131716409

ISBN-13: 9780131716407

Pub. Date: 01/14/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice, 3/e provides the foundations that are necessary for finding and interpreting research evidence across all healthcare professions. This book has been revised to reflect the most current changes in the field of clinical research in rehabilitation and medicine, including the growing emphasis on

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Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice, 3/e provides the foundations that are necessary for finding and interpreting research evidence across all healthcare professions. This book has been revised to reflect the most current changes in the field of clinical research in rehabilitation and medicine, including the growing emphasis on evidence-based practice (EBP) that has become central to all of health care and the new vocabulary that is being integrated into research and practice across disciplines. There is also a new chapter on systematic reviews and meta-analysis as well as expanded content related to clinical decision making, including likelihood ratios, pretest and posttest probabilities, minimally important change and number needed to treat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131716407
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/14/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
912
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations of Clinical Research

1. A Concept of Clinical Research

2. The Role of Theory in Clinical Research

3. Ethical Issues in Clinical Research

Part II: Concepts of Measurement

4. Principles of Measurement

5. Reliability of Measurements

6. Validity of Measurements

Part III: Designing Clinical Research

7. Asking the Research Question

8. Sampling

9. Validity in Experimental Design

10. Experimental Designs

11. Quasi-Experimental Designs

12. Single Subject Designs

13. Exploratory Research: Observational Designs

14. Descriptive Research

15. Surveys and Questionnaires

16. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Part IV: Data Analysis

17. Descriptive Analysis

18. Statistical Inference

19. Comparing Two Means: The t-test

20. Comparing More Than Two Means: Analysis of Variance

21. Multiple Comparison Tests

22. Nonparametric Tests for Group Comparisons

23. Correlation

24. Regression

25. Measures of Association for Categorical Variables: Chi-Square

26. Statistical Measures of Reliability

27. Statistical Measures of Validity

28. Epidemiology: Measures of Risk

29. Multivariate Analysis

30. Data Management

Part V: Communication

31. Writing a Research Proposal

32. Reporting the Results of Clinical Research

33. Evaluating Research Reports

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