Catalogue


Studying a study and testing a test : how to read the medical evidence /
Richard K. Riegelman.
edition
5th ed.
imprint
Philadelphia, Pa. : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2005.
description
vii, 403 p.
ISBN
0781745764
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Philadelphia, Pa. : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2005.
isbn
0781745764
restrictions
Online version licensed for access by Lakeridge Health users.
catalogue key
5340677
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Richard K. Riegelman, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.: Professor of Epidemiology-Biostatistics, Medicine, and Health Policy and Founding Dean, The George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, D.C.
Reviews
This item was reviewed in:
Doody's Reviews, January 2006
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Presenting step-by-step analysis to critical and efficient reading of medical literature, this text demonstrates how to evaluate clinical studies, identify flaws in study design, interpret statistics and apply evidence from clinical research in practice.
Main Description
In today's rapidly changing world of clinical practice, old assumptions quickly fall under the weight of new evidence. But to make effective clinical decisions, you must face a deluge of data published in the health research literature. With this best-selling text as your guide, you'll discover a concise, stepwise program that will help you evaluate clinical studies, identify flaws in study design, interpret statistics, and apply evidence from clinical research to your practice. Sharpen your analytical skills with these insightful features... Step-by-step approachideal for both students and practitioners guides you through the health research literature, showing you the ingredients that go into a meaningful study, clues to potential study flaws, and ways to apply solid evidence in clinical practice. Uniform frameworkuses a simple six-point framework based on the mnemonic M.A.A.R.I.E. You will learn to evaluate studies in terms of Methods, Assignment, Assessment, Results, Interpretation, and Extrapolation. Hypothetical illustrationsdemonstrate the limitations of today's published studies. Unique learning aidsincluding question checklists, scenarios illustrating study design, and flaw-catching exerciseshelp you reinforce key facts and retain what you've learned. NEW to the Fifth Edition... New "Guide to the Guidelines" sectionhelps you make sense of established and emerging clinical guidelines, and helps you understand the role of these guidelines in practice. Current information on outcomesincludes discussions of safety and of the effects of interactions on outcomes. More graphic presentation of statisticshelps make complex concepts easy to grasp and apply using a flowchart of statistics. StudyingaStudy.com Websiteis an integral feature of this edition providing interactive materials for all sections of the book. The Website provides practice using the M.A.A.R.I.E. framework, interactive flaw-catching and Selecting a Statistics exercises, self-testing questions-answers and exercises using abstracts from real articles. Courses and Journal Clubscan now use Studying a Study and Testing a Testwith the help of a special section of the Website. Clear the path to a new understanding of evidence-based medicine...and integrate today's best evidence into tomorrow's practice. Order your copy of Studying a Study and Testing a Test, Fifth Editiontoday!
Main Description
In today's rapidly changing world of clinical practice, old assumptions quickly fall under the weight of new evidence. But to make effective clinical decisions, you must face a deluge of data published in the health research literature. With this best-selling text as your guide, you'll discover a concise, stepwise program that will help you evaluate clinical studies, identify flaws in study design, interpret statistics, and apply evidence from clinical research to your practice. Sharpen your analytical skills with these insightful features... . Step-by-step approach ideal for both students and practitioners guides you through the health research literature, showing you the ingredients that go into a meaningful study, clues to potential study flaws, and ways to apply solid evidence in clinical practice. . Uniform framework uses a simple six-point framework based on the mnemonic M.A.A.R.I.E. You will learn to evaluate studies in terms of Methods, Assignment, Assessment, Results, Interpretation, and Extrapolation. . Hypothetical illustrations demonstrate the limitations of today's published studies. . Unique learning aids--including question checklists, scenarios illustrating study design, and flaw-catching exercises--help you reinforce key facts and retain what you've learned. NEW to the Fifth Edition... . New "Guide to the Guidelines" section helps you make sense of established and emerging clinical guidelines, and helps you understand the role of these guidelines in practice. . Current information on outcomes includes discussions of safety and of the effects of interactions on outcomes. . More graphic presentation of statistics helps make complex concepts easy to grasp and apply using a flowchart of statistics. . StudyingaStudy.com Website is an integral feature of this edition providing interactive materials for all sections of the book. The Website provides practice using the M.A.A.R.I.E. framework, interactive flaw-catching and Selecting a Statistics exercises, self-testing questions-answers and exercises using abstracts from real articles. . Courses and Journal Clubs can now use Studying a Study and Testing a Test with the help of a special section of the Website.
Table of Contents
Preface : putting progress into practice
Introduction and flaw-catching exercisep. 1
Studying a study
Types of studies and the M.A.A.R.I.E. frameworkp. 7
Methodp. 16
Assignmentp. 20
Assessmentp. 25
Resultsp. 32
Interpretationp. 50
Extrapolationp. 58
Randomized clinical trialsp. 67
Database research : nonconcurrent cohort studiesp. 89
Meta-analysisp. 99
Questions to ask and flaw-catching exercisesp. 116
Testing a test
Methodp. 137
Assignmentp. 143
Assessmentp. 149
Resultsp. 157
Interpretationp. 164
Extrapolationp. 172
Screeningp. 175
Questions to ask and flaw-catching exercisesp. 184
Rating a rate
Method and assignmentp. 193
Assessmentp. 200
Resultsp. 204
Interpretation and extrapolationp. 211
Life expectancyp. 220
Questions to ask and flaw-catching exercisesp. 227
Considering costs and evaluating effectiveness
Introduction and methodp. 235
Assignmentp. 246
Assessmentp. 251
Resultsp. 260
Interpretationp. 269
Extrapolationp. 276
Questions to ask an flaw-catching exercisesp. 280
A guide to the guidelines
Methodp. 293
Assignmentp. 297
Assessmentp. 300
Resultsp. 302
Interpretationp. 308
Extrapolation and questions to askp. 317
Selecting a statistic
Basic principlesp. 323
Univariable analysisp. 334
Bivariable analysisp. 341
Multivariable analysisp. 350
Selecting a statistic flowchartsp. 362
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem