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Studying a Study and Testing a Test Reading Evidence-Based Health Research

ISBN-10: 0781774268
ISBN-13: 9780781774260
Edition: 6th 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $78.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 6/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 10.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Ideal for clinical students including medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, physician assistant and more!Evidence-based information plays a critical role in clinical practice decisions. Secondary sources are often unreliable; it’s up to the student, then, to critically assess peer-reviewed research literature. Using a highly structured yet accessible method, this best-selling text teaches students to critically analyze research from primary sources.Step-by-step approach– learn to recognize a meaningful study, clues to potential study flaws, and ways to apply solid evidence in clinical practiceSimple 6-point framework– learn to evaluate studies in terms of the author’s trademark mnemonic device, M.A.A.R.I.E. (Methods, Assignment, Assessment, Results, Interpretation and Extrapolation)Unique Learning Aids - question checklists, real-world scenarious, flaw-catching exercises and more help to make complex concepts easy to graspNew Features include:New chapters cover safety, prediction and decision rules, and translating research into practice“Learn More” boxes illustrate key conceptsClinically oriented “Mini-Studies” demonstrate what can go wrong and how to get it rightResearch topics include ethics, the role of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), and advances in randomized controlled trials and observational studiesFREE Online Support!For Students:Interactive Q&A for every chapterM.A.A.R.I.E. framework and flaw-catching exercisesChapter objectivesFlash Card interactive glossaryFor Faculty:All of the student resources plus:Instructor’s guide with “tips on teaching” based on Dr. Riegelman’s 30+ years of teaching from the textSyllabus suggestions for applying the text in semester-long courses, mini-courses, and as part of Journal ClubsPowerpoints designed to assist lecturesClass-tested exam questions for each chapter 

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Studying a Study
Studying a Study: M.A.A.R.I.E. Framework-Method, Assignment, Assessment
Studying a Study: M.A.A.R.I.E. Framework-Results
Studying a Study: M.A.A.R.I.E Framework-Interpretation, Extrapolation
Randomized Controlled Trials
Observational Studies
Safety
Meta-analysis
Testing a Test
Testing a Test: M.A.A.R.I.E. Framework-Method, Assignment, and Assessment
Testing a Test: M.A.A.R.I.E. Framework-Results, Interpretation, Extrapolation
Screening-Prediction and Decision Rules
Decision and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: M.A.A.R.I.E. Framework-Method, Assignment, Assessment
Decision and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: M.A.A.R.I.E. Framework-Results, Interpretation, Extrapolation
A Guide to the Guidelines
Translating Evidence into Practice
Glossary
Index

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