Introductory Medical Statistics 3rd Edition

Author: Richard F. Mould
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439833681
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Introductory Medical Statistics 3rd Edition from the Author: Richard F. Mould. Introductory Medical Statistics, now in its third edition, is an introductory textbook on basic statistical techniques. It is written for physicians, surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiographers, hospital administrators, medical statisticians in training, biochemists, and other professionals allied to medicine. It is suitable as a teaching text for clinicians working towards their professional examinations. It is also suitable for Maters degree courses in medical physics. The third edition has been extensively revised and expanded to include: Clinical trial design and analysis] Multivariate analysis Cox proportional hazards model McNemar, Wicoxon, Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis, Mantel-Haenszel, and Kappa tests Kaplan-Meier survival rates Sensitivity and Specificity Specification of treatment success, cure, and quality of life Risk specification Case-control and cohort epidemiological studies Glossary of terms The major change has been the advent of personal computing, so people rely on the power of their machine, and its software to number crunch. What is missing is that the software may not use the appropriate statistical error standard - Dick Mould

Essential Medical Statistics

Author: Betty R. Kirkwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444392840
Size: 59.16 MB
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Essential Medical Statistics from the Author: Betty R. Kirkwood. Blackwell Publishing is delighted to announce that this book has been Highly Commended in the 2004 BMA Medical Book Competition. Here is the judges' summary of this book: "This is a technical book on a technical subject but presented in a delightful way. There are many books on statistics for doctors but there are few that are excellent and this is certainly one of them. Statistics is not an easy subject to teach or write about. The authors have succeeded in producing a book that is as good as it can get. For the keen student who does not want a book for mathematicians, this is an excellent first book on medical statistics." Essential Medical Statistics is a classic amongst medical statisticians. An introductory textbook, it presents statistics with a clarity and logic that demystifies the subject, while providing a comprehensive coverage of advanced as well as basic methods. The second edition of Essential Medical Statistics has been comprehensively revised and updated to include modern statistical methods and modern approaches to statistical analysis, while retaining the approachable and non-mathematical style of the first edition. The book now includes full coverage of the most commonly used regression models, multiple linear regression, logistic regression, Poisson regression and Cox regression, as well as a chapter on general issues in regression modelling. In addition, new chapters introduce more advanced topics such as meta-analysis, likelihood, bootstrapping and robust standard errors, and analysis of clustered data. Aimed at students of medical statistics, medical researchers, public health practitioners and practising clinicians using statistics in their daily work, the book is designed as both a teaching and a reference text. The format of the book is clear with highlighted formulae and worked examples, so that all concepts are presented in a simple, practical and easy-to-understand way. The second edition enhances the emphasis on choice of appropriate methods with new chapters on strategies for analysis and measures of association and impact. Essential Medical Statistics is supported by a web site at This useful online resource provides statistical datasets to download, as well as sample chapters and future updates.

Handbook Of Clinical Psychology In Medical Settings

Author: Ronald H. Rozensky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461537924
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Handbook Of Clinical Psychology In Medical Settings from the Author: Ronald H. Rozensky. For two decades, I have been responding to questions about the nature of health psychology and how it differs from medical psychology, behavioral medicine, and clinical psychology. From the beginning, I have taken the position that any applica tion of psychological theory or practice to problems and issues of the health system is health psychology. I have repeatedly used an analogy to Newell and Simon's "General Problem Solver" program of the late 1950s and early 1960s, which had two major functional parts, in addition to the "executive" component. One was the "problem-solving core" (the procedural competence); the other was the representa tion of the "problem environment. " In the analogy, the concepts, knowledge, and techniques of psychology constitute the core competence; the health system in all its complexity is the problem environment. A health psychologist is one whose basic competence in psychology is augmented by a working knowledge of some aspect of the health system. Quite apparently, there are functionally distinct aspects of health psychology to the degree that there are meaningful subdivisions in psychological competence and significantly different microenvironments within the health system. I hesitate to refer to them as areas of specialization, as the man who gave health psychology its formal definition, Joseph Matarazzo, has said that there are no specialties in psychology (cited in the editors' preface to this book).

The Health Project Book

Author: Dr Neil Wood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134545347
Size: 20.36 MB
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The Health Project Book from the Author: Dr Neil Wood. The Health Project Book is a practical and detailed guide to all aspects of conducting a research project in health. It is relevant to anyone working in the health field who needs to design a study, collect the data, analyse the findings and write up a report. Clear advice and examples are given in each of these areas. Case studies illustrate the use of: * CD-Rom Facilities * the Cochrane database on the world wide web * qualitative analysis software. Individual chapters cover: * ethical considerations * the selection of samples * questionnaire design * working in a laboratory * conducting interviews * statistical and qualitative analysis. Further advice is included on how to write a research paper critically, and how to make effective verbal presentations of findings. Neil Wood has supervised student projects in health over many years and this handbook is based on his experience in teaching students how to get the best out of themselves and their project. It will be an extremely useful resource for students and professionals in nursing, health studies, health sciences, psychology and related fields.

Practical Statistics For Medical Research

Author: Douglas G. Altman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780412276309
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Practical Statistics For Medical Research from the Author: Douglas G. Altman. Most medical researchers, whether clinical or non-clinical, receive some background in statistics as undergraduates. However, it is most often brief, a long time ago, and largely forgotten by the time it is needed. Furthermore, many introductory texts fall short of adequately explaining the underlying concepts of statistics, and often are divorced from the reality of conducting and assessing medical research. Practical Statistics for Medical Research is a problem-based text for medical researchers, medical students, and others in the medical arena who need to use statistics but have no specialized mathematics background. The author draws on twenty years of experience as a consulting medical statistician to provide clear explanations to key statistical concepts, with a firm emphasis on practical aspects of designing and analyzing medical research. The text gives special attention to the presentation and interpretation of results and the many real problems that arise in medical research.

Medical Statistics

Author: Open University, The
ISBN: 9780749213664
Size: 65.83 MB
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Medical Statistics from the Author: Open University, The. This book describes how to identify factors associated with disease, and includes topics such as cohort and case-control studies; investigating sources of bias; randomised trials; and meta-analysis.To study parts of this book you will require access to a personal computer installed with the software package SPSS, a commercial statistics package, and Computer Book 1 (order code M249/CB1).

Oxford Handbook Of Medical Statistics

Author: Janet Peacock
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199551286
Size: 73.54 MB
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Oxford Handbook Of Medical Statistics from the Author: Janet Peacock. The majority of medical research involves quantitative methods and so it is essential to be able to understand and interpret statistics. This book shows readers how to develop the skills required to critically appraise research evidence effectively, and how to conduct research and communicate their findings.

Review Of Science And Technology In Escwa Member Countries

Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211282344
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Review Of Science And Technology In Escwa Member Countries from the Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. This fourth issue devotes attention to four areas in new materials technologies, all emphasizing modern uses of organic polymers. These areas, which include fiber-reinforced composites, polymer blends, polymer modified cements and polymeric membrane materials, have considerable promise for near- and long-term use in the ESCWA member countries. Information on the experiences of various firms operating in selected materials segments in the region and the opportunities posed by new and emerging demand of their sectors is provided in this study.

Compstat 2004 Proceedings In Computational Statistics

Author: Jaromir Antoch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3790826561
Size: 59.21 MB
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Compstat 2004 Proceedings In Computational Statistics from the Author: Jaromir Antoch. Statistical computing provides the link between statistical theory and applied statistics. The content of the book covers all aspects of this link, from the development and implementation of new statistical ideas to user experiences and software evaluation. The proceedings should appeal to anyone working in statistics and using computers, whether in universities, industrial companies, government agencies, research institutes or as software developers