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To your health : how to understand what research tells us about risk

Author: Helena Chmura Kraemer; Karen Kraemer Lowe; David J Kupfer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents examples from the general media and scientific journals, a guide to a critical reading of research reports. This helpful book was written for informed consumers and physicians as well as for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Livre électronique (Descripteur de forme)
Ressource Internet (Descripteur de forme)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kraemer, Helena Chmura.
To your health.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004017721
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helena Chmura Kraemer; Karen Kraemer Lowe; David J Kupfer
ISBN: 1423746341 9781423746348 1602566798 9781602566798
OCLC Number: 300406378
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 3 oct. 2008).
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 270 p.)
Contents: THE BASICS OF RISK --
Why did we write this book? --
What is risk? --
What is a risk factor? --
Are all risk factors equal? (Types of risk factors) --
How do we know if something is an important risk factor? (Statistical and clinical significance) --
How do risk factors work together? (Moderators, mediators, and other inter-actions) --
HOW TO RECOGNIZE GOOD AND BAD RESEARCH --
Who was in the study and why that matters (Sampling) --
What's the difference between a risk factor and a cause? (Research design) --
What else should we pay attention to? (Reliability and validity of measurements and diagnoses) --
CUTTING EDGE APPROACHES --
How strong is the risk factor? (Potency) --
How do we do moderator-mediator analysis? --
How do we use multiple risk factors? (ROC tree methods) --
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? --
Where are we now? --
Making the best of good studies --
Hope for the future.
Responsibility: by Helena Chmura Kraemer, Karen Kraemer Lowe, and David J. Kupfer.

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