Epidemiology

Author: Szklo
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284170381
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Written for those who are familiar with the basic strategies of analytic epidemiology, Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics takes readers through a more rigorous discussion of key epidemiologic concepts and methods such as study design, measures of association, research assessment, and more.

Epidemiology

Author: Moyses Szklo
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449604692
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This book is specifically designed to expand reader knowledge while avoiding complex statistical formulations. Emphasizing the quantitative issues of epidemiology, this book focuses on study design, measures of association, interaction, research assessment, and other methods and practice. The Second Edition takes readers who have a good understanding of basic epidemiological principles through more rigorous discussions of concepts and methods.

Epidemiology

Author: Moyses Szklo
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763729272
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Written for those who are familiar with the basic strategies of analytic epidemiology, this book takes readers through a more rigorous discussion of key epidemiologic concepts and methods such as study design, measures of association, research assessment, and more. This thorough revision features end-of-chapter exercises as well as an entirely new chapter devoted to issues related to the interface between epidemiology, health policy, and public health, such as Rothman's causality model, proximal and distal causes, and Hill's guidelines. Careful attention is also given to sensitivity analysis, meta-analysis, and publication bias.

Multivariate Methods In Epidemiology

Author: Theodore R. Holford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199747764
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The basis for much of medical public health practice comes from epidemiological research. This text describes current statistical tools that are used to analyze the association between possible risk factors and the actual risk of disease. Beginning with a broad conceptual framework on the disease process, it describes commonly used techniques for analyzing proportions and disease rates. These are then extended to model fitting, and the common threads of logic that bind the two analytic strategies together are revealed. Each chapter provides a descriptive rationale for the method, a worked example using data from a published study, and an exercise that allows the reader to practice the technique. Each chapter also includes an appendix that provides further details on the theoretical underpinnings of the method. Among the topics covered are Mantel-Haenszel methods, rates, survival analysis, logistic regression, and generalized linear models. Methods for incorporating aspects of study design, such as matching, into the analysis are discussed, and guidance is given for determining the power or the sample size requirements of a study. This text will give readers a foundation in applied statistics and the concepts of model fitting to develop skills in the analysis of epidemiological data.

Neuroepidemiology

Author: Lorene M. Nelson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199748877
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Neuroepidemiology is the epidemiologic study of neurological conditions. This fine text provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of research methods for conducting epidemiologic and clinical research on these conditions. It is aimed at neurologists, epidemiologists and public health professionals, as well as students of these disciplines. The book has three parts, each emphasizing the unique aspects of studying neurologic disorders. The first focuses on classic principles of epidemiologic and clinical research, including study design, sources of study bias, and methods for assessing the role of environmental and genetic factors in neurologic disorders. The second part covers each of the major neurologic disorders, with an emphasis of the methodologic aspects of studying these disorders and discussion of future research directions. The third part is devoted to clinical and translational research methods, including the design and conduct of clinical trials and prognostic studies, as well as the principles of health services research and evidence-based medicine. This textbook will give neurologists, epidemiologists, and their students the foundation for conducting rigorous epidemiologic and clinical research on neurologic disorders.

Statistics For Epidemiology

Author: Nicholas P. Jewell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203496868
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Statistical ideas have been integral to the development of epidemiology and continue to provide the tools needed to interpret epidemiological studies. Although epidemiologists do not need a highly mathematical background in statistical theory to conduct and interpret such studies, they do need more than an encyclopedia of "recipes." Statistics for Epidemiology achieves just the right balance between the two approaches, building an intuitive understanding of the methods most important to practitioners and the skills to use them effectively. It develops the techniques for analyzing simple risk factors and disease data, with step-by-step extensions that include the use of binary regression. It covers the logistic regression model in detail and contrasts it with the Cox model for time-to-incidence data. The author uses a few simple case studies to guide readers from elementary analyses to more complex regression modeling. Following these examples through several chapters makes it easy to compare the interpretations that emerge from varying approaches. Written by one of the top biostatisticians in the field, Statistics for Epidemiology stands apart in its focus on interpretation and in the depth of understanding it provides. It lays the groundwork that all public health professionals, epidemiologists, and biostatisticians need to successfully design, conduct, and analyze epidemiological studies.

Textbook Of Cancer Epidemiology

Author: Hans-Olov Adami
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190676841
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"Comprehensive and comprehensible, but also encouraging -- informed by the hope and belief that informed its creation." -Cancer Amid sweeping advances in the science and treatment of cancer, the TEXTBOOK OF CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY offers students and professionals a definitive, systematic resource for understanding the factors affecting all types of human cancer. This fully updated new edition offers an overview of epidemiology's key concepts and methods as they relate to cancer (including the emerging potential of biomarkers) as well as site-specific chapters on individual cancers' natural history, pathology, descriptive epidemiology, and etiology. Taken together, these chapters forge connections between established science and the ongoing evolution of this dynamic field. Crisply and concisely written by an assembly of internationally recognized researchers, the TEXTBOOK OF CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY offers a superlative introduction to the subject's consensuses and controversies for those embarking on their careers and a ready reference for seasoned professionals.

Principles And Practice Of Public Health Surveillance

Author: Lisa M. Lee
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195372921
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Rev. ed. of: Principles and practice of public health survrveillance / edited by Steven M. Teutsch, R. Elliott Churchill. 2nd ed. 2000.