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Workbook of Epidemiology - Staffan E. Norell

Workbook of Epidemiology

Paperback Published: 27th April 1995
ISBN: 9780195074918
Number Of Pages: 328

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Through a combination of descriptive text and exercises, this book presents an accessible framework for the planning and critical evaluation of epidemiologic studies. It describes the principal sources of error, their impact on the results, and the research strategies used to prevent errors. These strategies are the building blocks of epidemiologic study design which generally seek to obtain accurate results despite the employment of limited resources. The volume is illustrated with examples and exercises from studies published in international journals. It starts with an introduction of basic concepts, followed by a discussion of the basics of selecting the study population and follow-up period, asking the right questions, obtaining information on exposures, and analyzing disease occurrence. Separate treatment is given to strategies specific to case-control or experimental studies. Each step in the planning or critical evaluation of a study is illustrated by exercises covering a wide range of exposures--dietary factors, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, radiation and occupational hazards among others--and diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and psychiatric disorders. The book concludes with an overall review of the different aspects of study design and a set of answers to the exercises. The text will equip students with a clear and thorough understanding of the design and accuracy of epidemiologic studies.

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"A very useful book, and I am looking forward to using it for teaching and discussion groups....I recommend the book highly."--Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

1: Basic Concepts 2: Asking the Right Questions 3: Selecting the Study Population and Follow-up Period 4: Obtaining Information on Exposure 5: Follow-up of Disease Occurrence 6: Sampling from the Base (Case-referent Studies) 7: Assignment of Exposure (Experimental Strategies) 8: General Exercises

ISBN: 9780195074918
ISBN-10: 0195074912
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 27th April 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.19  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.46

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