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Epidemiology Beyond the Basics

ISBN-10: 0763729272
ISBN-13: 9780763729271
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $395.85
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 8/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 489
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics, Second Edition is specically designed to expand reader knowledge while avoiding complex statistical formulations. Emphasizing the quantitative issues of epidemiology, this book focuses on study design, measures of association, interaction, research assessment, and other methods and practice. Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics, Second Edition takes readers who have a good understanding of basic epidemiological principles through more rigorous discussions of concepts and methods. It is valuable for both graduate students in public health and public health professionals.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Basic Study Designs in Analytical Epidemiology
Introduction: Descriptive and Analytical Epidemiology
Analysis of Age, Birth Cohort, and Period Effects
Ecologic Studies
Studies Based on Individuals as Observation Units
References
Exercises
Measures of Disease Occurrence and Association
Measuring Disease Occurrence
Introduction
Measures of Incidence
Measures of Prevalence
Odds
References
Exercises
Measuring Associations Between Exposures and Outcomes
Introduction
Measuring Associations in a Cohort Study
Cross-Sectional Studies: Point Prevalence Rate Ratio
Measuring Associations in Case-Control Studies
Assessing the Strength of Associations
References
Exercises
Threats to Validity and Issues of Interpretation
Understanding Lack of Validity: Bias
Overview
Selection Bias
Information Bias
Combined Selection/Information Biases
References
Exercises
Identifying Noncausal Associations: Confounding
Introduction
The Nature of the Association Between the Confounder, the Exposure, and the Outcome
Theoretical and Graphical Aids to Frame Confounding
Assessing the Presence of Confounding
Additional Issues Related to Confounding
Conclusion
References
Exercises
Defining and Assessing Heterogeneity of Effects: Interaction
Introduction
Defining and Measuring Effect
Strategies To Evaluate Interaction
Assessment of Interaction in Case-Control Studies
More on the Interchangeability of the Definitions of Interaction
Which Is the Relevant Model: Additive Versus Multiplicative Interaction?
The Nature and Reciprocity of Interaction
Interaction, Confounding Effect, and Adjustment
Statistical Modeling and Statistical Tests for Interaction
Interpreting Interaction
Interaction and Search for New Risk Factors in Low-Risk Groups
Interaction and "Representativeness" of Associations
References
Exercises
Dealing with Threats to Validity
Stratification and Adjustment: Multivariate Analysis in Epidemiology
Introduction
Stratification and Adjustment Techniques To Disentangle Confounding
Adjustment Methods Based on Stratification
Multiple Regression Techniques for Adjustment
Incomplete Adjustment: Residual Confounding
Overadjustment
Conclusion
References
Exercises
Quality Assurance and Control
Introduction
Quality Assurance
Quality Control
Indices of Validity and Reliability
Regression to the Mean
References
Exercises
Issues of Reporting and Application of Epidemiologic Results
Communicating Results of Epidemiologic Studies
Introduction
What To Report
How To Report
Conclusion
References
Exercises
Epidemiologic Issues in the Interface with Public Health Policy
Introduction
Causality: Application to Public Health and Health Policy
Sensitivity Analysis
Meta-Analysis
Publication Bias
Summary
References
Exercises
Standard Errors, Confidence Intervals, and Hypothesis Testing for Selected Measures of Risk and Measures of Association
Test for Trend (Dose Response)
Test of Homogeneity of Stratified Estimates (Test for Interaction)
Quality Assurance and Quality Control Procedures Manual for Blood Pressure Measurement and Blood/Urine Collection in the ARIC Study
Calculation of the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient
Exercises-Answers
Index
About the Authors

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