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Epidemiological studies : a practical guide

Author: Alan J Silman
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a practical guide to the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological studies.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan J Silman
ISBN: 0521433711 9780521433716 0521439795 9780521439794
OCLC Number: 32205556
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 175 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Scope of epidemiological enquiry and overview of main problem areas --
2. Which measure of disease occurrence? --
3. The association between risk factors and disease: which measure? --
4. Studies of disease occurrence. I: Identification of the population --
5. Studies of disease occurrence. II: Assessing disease status in study populations --
6. Studies of disease causation. I: Selection of subjects for case-control studies --
7. Studies of disease causation. II: Selection of subjects for cohort (longitudinal) studies --
8. Problems in obtaining valid information --
9. Repeatability --
10. Maximising participation --
11. The use of the questionnaire --
12. Preparation of survey data for statistical analysis --
13. Introductory epidemiological data analysis --
14. Confounding --
15. Bias --
16. Ethical issues on epidemiology --
17. The costs of epidemiological studies.
Responsibility: Alan J. Silman.
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