Foundations of Clinical Research Applications to Practice

ISBN-10: 0131716409
ISBN-13: 9780131716407
Edition: 3rd 2008
List price: $130.00
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Description: Provides the foundations that are necessary for finding and interpreting research evidence across all healthcare professions. Revised to reflect the most current changes in the field of clinical research in rehabilitation and medicine, including the  More...

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Book details

List price: $130.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/31/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 912
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.608
Language: English

Provides the foundations that are necessary for finding and interpreting research evidence across all healthcare professions. Revised to reflect the most current changes in the field of clinical research in rehabilitation and medicine, including the growing emphasis on evidence-based practice (EBP) that has become central to all of health care and the new vocabulary that is being integrated into research and practice across disciplines. There is also a new chapter on systematic reviews and meta-analysis as well as expanded content related to clinical decision making, including likelihood ratios, pretest and posttest probabilities, minimally important change and number needed to treat. For those in the health professions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing, and exercise physiology.

Foundations of Clinical Research
A Concept of Clinical Research
The Role of Theory in Clinical Research
Ethical Issues in Clinical Research
Concepts of Measurement
Principles of Measurement
Reliability of Measurements
Validity of Measurements
Designing Clinical Research
Asking the Research Question
Sampling
Validity in Experimental Design
Experimental Designs
Quasi-Experimental Designs
Single Subject Designs
Exploratory Research: Observational Designs
Descriptive Research
Surveys and Questionnaires
Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
Data Analysis
Descriptive Analysis
Statistical Inference
Comparing Two Means: The t-test
Comparing More Than Two Means: Analysis of Variance
Multiple Comparison Tests
Nonparametric Tests for Group Comparisons
Correlation
Regression
Measures of Association for Categorical Variables: Chi-Square
Statistical Measures of Reliability
Statistical Measures of Validity
Epidemiology: Measures of Risk
Multivariate Analysis
Data Management
Communication
Writing a Research Proposal
Reporting the Results of Clinical Research
Evaluating Research Reports

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