Practical Statistics for Nursing and Health Care

• ID: 2172819
• Book
• 232 Pages
• John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A knowledge of statistics is becoming increasingly necessary for nurses and other health care professionals if they are to read research reports, critically appraise the empirical literature and utilise research in their practice.

Practical Statistics for Nursing and Health Care gently introduces the essential statistical techniques in an accessible manner to enable the reader to grasp the fundamentals and gain the confidence and understanding to perform their own analysis. Starting from first principles, the text then progresses step by step, with ′advice′ sections for all the tests described. Including comprehensive coverage of all basic statistical concepts, information is also provided on relevant examples for nurses, including case studies, data sets and guidance for further reading.
Advice is also given in areas such as clinical trials and epidemiology equipping the reader to critically appraise work published in key medical journals.

Practical Statistics for Nursing and Healthcare:

• Provides a user–friendly guide to statistical techniques and applications relevant to nurses and health care–workers.
• Includes a variety of the most appropriate methods for gathering, presenting and analysing data.
• Features essential tables of data, illustrations and numerous fully–worked examples.
An essential introduction to statistics for pre–registration nursing students on diploma and degree courses and a revision aid for practising nurses and healthcare professionals.
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Introduction

Health Care Investigations: Measurement and Sampling Concepts

Processing Data

Presenting Data

Clinical Trials

Introduction to Epidemiology

Measuring the Average

Measuring Variability

Probability and the Normal Curve

How Good are our Estimates?

The Basis of Statistical Testing

Analysing Frequencies

Measuring Correlations

Regression Analysis

Comparing Averages

Analysis of Variance –

ANOVA

Appendices

Bibliography

Index
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"The language is friendly and puts the reader at ease ....This book provides comprehensive coverage of an area that is important to all health care professionals. (Nursing Times, 28 March 2002)

" a plain English guide to facilitate both learning and reference " (Nurse Education Today, No.23, 2003)

"...helpful in enabling nurses to appraise empirical research and utilise research in their practice..." (Primary Health Care, October 2003)

"...provides clear explanations of the statistical concepts and illustrates these using relevant nursing scenarios..." (Practice Nurse, Friday 16 January, 2004)

"...provides a basic foundation of statistics...good resource for nurses...very user friendly..." (Oncology Nursing Forum, Vol 31(2), 2004)

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