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Studying a Study and Testing a Test : Reading Evidence-based Health Research : 6th Edition - Riegelman

Studying a Study and Testing a Test : Reading Evidence-based Health Research

6th Edition

By: Riegelman

Paperback Published: 18th June 2012
ISBN: 9780781774260
Number Of Pages: 1

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Ideal for clinical students including medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, physician assistant and more!

Evidence-based information plays a critical role in clinical practice decisions. Secondary sources are often unreliable; it's up to the student, then, to critically assess peer-reviewed research literature. Using a highly structured yet accessible method, this best-selling text teaches students to critically analyze research from primary sources.Step-by-step approach- learn to recognize a meaningful study, clues to potential study flaws, and ways to apply solid evidence in clinical practiceSimple 6-point framework- learn to evaluate studies in terms of the author's trademark mnemonic device, M.A.A.R.I.E. (Methods, Assignment, Assessment, Results, Interpretation and Extrapolation)

Unique Learning Aids - question checklists, real-world scenarious, flaw-catching exercises and more help to make complex concepts easy to grasp

New Features include:

  • New chapters cover safety, prediction and decision rules, and translating research into practice
  • "Learn More" boxes illustrate key concepts
  • Clinically oriented "Mini-Studies" demonstrate what can go wrong and how to get it right
  • Research topics include ethics, the role of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), and advances in randomized controlled trials and observational studies

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For Students:
  • Interactive Q&A for every chapter
  • M.A.A.R.I.E. framework and flaw-catching exercises
  • Chapter objectives
  • Flash Card interactive glossary

For Faculty:

All of the student resources plus:
  • Instructor's guide with "tips on teaching" based on Dr. Riegelman's 30+ years of teaching from the text
  • Syllabus suggestions for applying the text in semester-long courses, mini-courses, and as part of Journal Clubs
  • Powerpoints designed to assist lectures
  • Class-tested exam questions for each chapter

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Studying a Studyp. 1
Studying a Study: M.A.A.R.I.E. Framework-Method, Assignment, Assessmentp. 2
Studying a Study: M.A.A.R.I.E. Framework-Resultsp. 29
Studying a Study: M.A.A.R.I.E Framework-Interpretation, Extrapolationp. 54
Randomized Controlled Trialsp. 74
Observational Studiesp. 97
Safetyp. 119
Meta-analysisp. 138
Testing a Testp. 157
Testing a Test: M.A.A.R.I.E. Framework-Method, Assignment, and Assessmentp. 159
Testing a Test: M.A.A.R.I.E. Framework-Results, Interpretation, Extrapolationp. 180
Screening-Prediction and Decision Rulesp. 203
Decision and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: M.A.A.R.I.E. Framework-Method, Assignment, Assessmentp. 227
Decision and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: M.A.A.R.I.E. Framework-Results, Interpretation, Extrapolationp. 250
A Guide to the Guidelinesp. 270
Translating Evidence into Practicep. 295
Glossaryp. 311
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780781774260
ISBN-10: 0781774268
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1
Published: 18th June 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.89 x 17.53  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised