The Design of Studies for Medical Research

  • ID: 2172135
  • Book
  • 286 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Essential Reading for Medical Research

Good design is a pre–requisite for successful medical research and The Design of Studies for Medical Research shows just how this can be achieved. The book focuses on how to effectively design studies and covers all key aspects of the process:

  • How to take samples
  • How to randomise
  • Questionnaire and form design
  • Sample size determination
  • Design of laboratory experiments
  • Design of clinical trials
  • Design of epidemiological studies

This book is for anyone working in medical research, from the laboratory through to general practice and public health. It will be ideal for anyone embarking upon research for the first time or submitting a research proposal for funding, but is of relevance to all health and allied health professionals

  • Includes examples from the medical literature
  • Highlights and summarises key concepts
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Preface.

Chapter 1. What is Evidence.

Chapter 2. Measurement, Forms and Questionnaires.

Chapter 3. Principles of Study Size Calculation.

Chapter 4. Randomisation.

Chapter 5. Cross–sectional Longitudinal Studies.

Chapter 6. Surveys, Cohort and Case–Control Studies.

Chapter 7. Clinical Trails – General Issues.

Chapter 8. Early Clinical Trials.

Chapter 9. Phase III Trials.

Chapter 10. Diagnosis.

Chapter 11. Prognostic Factor Studies.

References.

Tables.

Index.

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