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Başlık:
Handbook of Epidemiology
Dil:
English
ISBN:
9783540265771
Yayın Bilgileri:
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2005.
Fiziksel Tanımlama:
XII, 1639 p. 165 illus., 3 illus. in color. online resource.
İçerik:
Tobacco smoke and involuntary smoking -- An Introduction to Epidemiology -- Concepts and Methodological Approaches in Epidemiology -- Basic Concepts -- Rates, Risks, Measures of Association and Impact -- Descriptive Studies -- Use of Disease Registers -- Cohort Studies -- Case-Control Studies -- Modern Epidemiologic Study Designs -- Intervention Trials -- Confounding and Interaction -- Epidemiological Field Work in Population-Based Studies -- Exposure Assessment -- Design and Planning of Epidemiological Studies -- Quality Control and Good Epidemiological Practice -- Statistical Methods in Epidemiology -- Sample Size Determination in Epidemiologic Studies -- General Principles of Data Analysis: Continuous Covariables in Epidemiological Studies -- Regression Methods for Epidemiologic Analysis -- Survival Analysis -- Measurement Error -- Missing Data -- Meta-Analysis in Epidemiology -- Geographical Epidemiology -- Applications of Epidemiology -- Social Epidemiology -- Occupational Epidemiology -- Environmental Epidemiology -- Nutritional Epidemiology -- Reproductive Epidemiology -- Molecular Epidemiology -- Genetic Epidemiology -- Clinical Epidemiology -- Pharmacoepidemiology -- Screening -- Community-based Health Promotion -- Research Areas in Epidemiology -- Infectious Disease Epidemiology -- Cardiovascular Diseases -- Cancer Epidemiology -- Musculoskeletal Disorders -- Health Services Research -- Epidemiology in Developing Countries -- Ethical Aspects of Epidemiological Research.
Özet:
When I was learning epidemiology nearly 50 years ago, there was barely one suitable textbook and a handful of specialized monographs to guide me. Information and ideas in journals were pretty sparse too. That all began to change about 25 years ago and soon we had a plethora of books to consider when deciding on something to recommend to students at every level from beginners to advanced postgraduates. This one is different from all the others. There has never been a single source of detailed descriptive accounts and informed discussions of all the essential aspects of practical epidemiology, written by experts and intended as a desk reference for mature epidemiologists who are in practice, probably already specializing in a particular ?eld, but in need of current information and ideas about every aspect of the state of the art and science. Without a work like this, it is dif?cult to stay abreast of the times. A comprehensive current overview like this where each chapter is written by acknowledged experts chosen from a rich international pool of talent and expertise makes the task considerably easier.

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The Handbook of Epidemiology provides a comprehensive overview of the field and thus bridges the gap between standard textbooks of epidemiology and dispersed publications for specialists that have a narrowed focus on specific areas. It reviews the key issues and methodological approaches pertinent to the field for which the reader pursues an expatiated overview. It thus serves both as a first orientation for the interested reader and as a starting point for an in-depth study of a specific area, as well as a quick reference and recapitulatory overview for the expert. The book includes topics that are usually missing in standard textbooks.


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Doctors Ahrens and Pigeot (both of the Bremen Inst. for Prevention Research & Social Medicine, Germany) and 73 contributors from academic and medical institutions worldwide have collaborated on this comprehensive, wide-ranging textbook published by a highly esteemed company (all of which makes the lack of an index that much more surprising). Written not just for students and practitioners but for health researchers and those in related fields, this book amasses a wide range of information on all aspects of epidemiology that divides into four major parts: "Concepts and Methodological Approaches," "Statistical Methods," "Applications," and "Research Areas." There are 165 figures (three in color) and 180 tables representing such diverse topics as the design of a cohort study, likelihood ratios, and the input-output model of healthcare. Topics in the book's 39 chapters range from study designs to metaanalysis to pharmacoepidemiology to ethical aspects of epidemiological research and are impressively organized. One chapter, "Epidemiological Field Work in Population-Based Studies," is broken up into seven sections and 16 subsections, one of which, "Managing the Data," has the very practical subsection, "Who will do it, and what resources are needed?" Each chapter includes a generous number of references, mostly from very recent medical literature, but it should be noted that of 11 citations checked at random, three contained incorrect elements. Bottom Line There are hundreds of quality texts for students and practitioners on the how tos of epidemiology but none with the breadth of the Handbook of Epidemiology. Despite the lack of an index, this relatively reasonably priced book would be very useful in any medical school or hospital library as well as any academic institution with health policy, biostatistics, or epidemiology programs.-Martha E. Stone, Massachusetts General Hosp., Treadwell Lib., Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.