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Foundations of Clinical Research : Applications to Practice

Foundations of Clinical Research : Applications to Practice - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0131716407

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ISBN13: 978-0131716407
ISBN10: 0131716409
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 09
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2009
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Foundations of Clinical Research : Applications to Practice - 3RD 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131716407

Leslie Gross Portney

ISBN13: 978-0131716407
ISBN10: 0131716409
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 09
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Part I: Foundations of Clinical Research 1. A Concept of Clinical Research 2. The Role of Theory in Clinical Research 3. Ethical Issues in Clinical Research Part II: Concepts of Measurement 4. Principles of Measurement 5. Reliability of Measurements 6. Validity of Measurements Part III: Designing Clinical Research 7. Asking the Research Question 8. Sampling 9. Validity in Experimental Design 10. Experimental Designs 11. Quasi-Experimental Designs 12. Single Subject Designs 13. Exploratory Research: Observational Designs 14. Descriptive Research 15. Surveys and Questionnaires 16. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Part IV: Data Analysis 17. Descriptive Analysis 18. Statistical Inference 19. Comparing Two Means: The t-test 20. Comparing More Than Two Means: Analysis of Variance 21. Multiple Comparison Tests 22. Nonparametric Tests for Group Comparisons 23. Correlation 24. Regression 25. Measures of Association for Categorical Variables: Chi-Square 26. Statistical Measures of Reliability 27. Statistical Measures of Validity 28. Epidemiology: Measures of Risk 29. Multivariate Analysis 30. Data Management Part V: Communication 31. Writing a Research Proposal 32. Reporting the Results of Clinical Research 33. Evaluating Research Reports

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