Epidemiology: Principles and Practical Guidelines [electronic resource] / edited by Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R Brestoff.Material type: TextPublisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XVIII, 621 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789400759893Subject(s): Medicine | Public health | Epidemiology | Medical ethics | Statistics | Medicine & Public Health | Epidemiology | Statistics for Life Sciences, Medicine, Health Sciences | Medicine/Public Health, general | Public Health | Theory of Medicine/BioethicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 614.4 LOC classification: RA648.5-654Online resources: Texto completo
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Preface -- Part I Introduction.- Definition and Scope of Epidemiology.- Basic Concepts in Epidemiology.- Roots and Future of Epidemiology -- Part II Study Design.- General Study Objectives -- The Specific Aims -- General Study Designs.- Study Size Planning. Sponsoring and Stakeholder Involvement.- The Recruitment and Enrollment Plan.- The Measurement Plan.- The Quality Assurance and Control Plan.- The Data Management Plan.- The Analysis Plan -- Ethics Support -- Part III Study Conduct.- Training and Study Preparations.- Managing the Informed Consent Process.- Accrual, Retention and Adherence.- Questionnaires.- Maintaining Data Integrity.- Data Cleaning.- Good Clinical Practice -- Part IV: Study Analysis.- Statistical Estimation.- Statistical Testing.- Statistical Modeling.- Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses.- The Ethics of Study Analysis -- Part V Study Reporting.- Interpretation of Findings.- Scientific Writing.- Reporting Data Quality.- Dissemination to Stakeholders.- The Ethics of Study Reporting -- Bibliography -- Subject Index.
This textbook presents epidemiology in a practical manner, contextualized with discussions of theory and ethics, so that students and professionals from all academic backgrounds may develop a deep appreciation for how to conduct and interpret epidemiological research. Readers will develop skills to: · Search for and appraise literature critically · Develop important research questions · Design, plan, and implement studies to address those questions · Develop proposals to obtain funding · Perform and interpret fundamental statistical estimations, tests,and models · Consider the ethical implications of all stages of research · Report findings in publications · Advocate for change in the public health setting Epidemiology is and will remain a discipline in motion, and this textbook aims at reflecting this dynamism and keeping pace with its momentum. This textbook is not only a classroom tool with high utility but also an essential reference and guide for those engaging in research involving human subjects.