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Overview

This concise, easy to understand and learner-friendly book invites the readers to actively particpate in the understanding of medical statistical concepts that are frequently used in health care research and evidence-based practice worldwide.

Knowing that the best way to learn statistical concepts is to use them, the authors employ real examples and articles from health science literature, complete with the complexities that real life presents, in an approach that will help bring researchers and clinicians one step closer towards being statistical savvy and better able to critically read research literature and interpret the results.

  • A practical hands-on workbook for individual or group exercises
  • Teaches how to understand statistical methods when reading journals, and how to use them in clinical research
  • Emphasizes the use of statistics in evidence-based research

Relevant for anyone needing to use statistics, this workbook is an ideal resource for all health care professionals and students, especially those learning and practising evidence-based medicine.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405146449
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/29/2008
  • Series: Evidence-Based Medicine Series
  • Edition description: Workbook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Peat is Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health and Senior Hospital Statistician, Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW Australia

Belinda Barton also from the Children's Hospital at Westmead is Head of the Education Research Institute and Psychologist in the Neurogenetics Research Unit

Professor Elizabeth Elliott, Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

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Jennifer Peat, Belinda Barton, Professor Elizabeth Elliott,

All of the Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW Australia

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Table of Contents

Contents.

Foreword.

By Virginia A. Moyer.

Introduction.

Overview.

UNIT 1 Hypothesis testing and estimation.

UNIT 2 Incidence and prevalence rates.

UNIT 3 Comparing proportions.

UNIT 4 Relative risk and odds ratio.

UNIT 5 Clinical trials.

UNIT 6 Comparing mean values.

UNIT 7 Correlation and regression.

UNIT 8 Follow-up studies.

UNIT 9 Survival analyses.

UNIT 10 Diagnostic and screening statistics.

Answers.

Glossary.

Index

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