Research Methods in Health Investigating Health and Health Services

ISBN-10: 0335233643
ISBN-13: 9780335233649
Edition: 3rd 2009
Authors: Ann Bowling
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
G++ Investigating health services and health: the scope of research
Evaluating health services: multidisciplinary collaboration
Introduction
Health services research
Health technology assessment
The assessment of quality
Audit Medical audit, clinical audit and quality assurance
Evaluation
Structure, process and outcome
Appropriateness and inappropriateness
Outcome and patient based outcome
Summary of main points
Key questions
Key terms
Recommended reading
Social research on health: sociological and psychological concepts and approaches
Introduction
Sociological and psychological research on health
Health and illness
The bio-medical model
The social model of health
Lay definitions of health
Lay theories of illness
Variations in medical and lay perspectives
Social factors in illness and responses to illness
Social variations in health: structural inequalities
Psycho-social stress and responses to stress to include mediators including self-efficacy, control
Stigma, normalisation and adjustment
The Sick Role and illness behaviour
Models of health behaviour
Health lifestyles
Health behaviour
Models of health-related actions to include theory of planned behaviour, self-efficacy and control
Health-related quality of life
Theoretical influences on measurement
Distinctions between measures of broader health status, quality of life and health related quality of life
Patient based outcome measures
Interactions between health professionals and patients
Communication
Patients evaluations of health care
Summary of main points
Key questions
Key terms
Recommended reading
Health needs and their assessment: demography and epidemiology
Introduction
The assessment of health needs
Health needs
The need for health and the need for health care
Methods of assessing health needs
The role of epidemiological and demographic research
Epidemiology
The role of epidemiology
Epidemiology research
Methods of epidemiology
Assessing morbidity, mortality, incidence and prevalence
The role of demography
Demographical methods in relation to assessing need
Rates: births and deaths
The need to standardise
Analyses of survival
Summary of main points
Key questions
Key terms
Recommended reading
Costing health services: health economics
Introduction
Health economics
Demand, utility and supply
Economic appraisal
Cost minimisation
Cost-effectiveness
Cost-benefit analysis
Marginal cost
Complete costs
Event pathways
Opportunity cost
Discounting
Cost-utility analysis
Cost-utility analysis and economic valuations of health
Costing health services
Study methods used for costings
Modelling health care costs
Summary of main points
Key questions
Key terms
Recommended reading
G++ The philosophy, theory and practice of research
The philosophical framework of measurement
Introduction
The philosophy of science
Paradigms
Objectivity and value freedom
Deductive and inductive approaches
The survival of hypotheses and paradigm shifts
Theoretical influences on social research methods
Social science and grounded theory
Positivism
Phenomenology
Choice of methods
Summary of main points
Key questions
Key terms
Recommended reading
The principles of research
Introduction
Searching the literature
Literature reviews
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Rigour
Aims, objectives and hypotheses
Concepts and theories
Research proposals Re[$$$]

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