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Evidence–Based Dentistry. An Introduction

  • ID: 2222272
  • Book
  • August 2006
  • Region: Global
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This introduction to Evidence–Based Dentistry provides a much–needed orientation in the subject for students and professionals alike. It is a ground–level book for those seeking to understand evidence–based dentistry and its significance for clinical practice. The book is anchored in the dental literature: the majority of the chapters offer guidance on interpreting a full published paper; where both the subject of the paper and the study design is of relevance to the field of dentistry.

Each chapter is organised in a similar way, providing a structured approach to reading and understanding research articles or commercial product information. In this respect, Evidence–Based Dentistry is designed as an introduction to understanding published research and its implications for the dental surgery; rather than as a guide on undertaking research.

Incorporates topical published papers in order to rpovide worked examples

Explains the most6 common forms of research used in dentistry

Unlocks basic statistical and epidemiological concepts, along with key terms

Enables the reader to identify the research question, assess aspects of study design, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of papers and understand their clinical relevance

Tables, boxes and figures are used extensively to present core information. Useful templates are also provided, which readers may use/adapt for analysis, including study clubs.
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1. Evidence–based Dentistry: What it is and how to Practice It.

2. Counting People: Understanding Percentages and Proportions.

3. Taking Measurements on People.

4. Comparing Groups and Examining Associations.

5. Assessing the Effectiveness of Treatments.

6. Determining Risk Factors for and Causes of Disease.

7. Detecting Disease.

8. Comparison of Different Research Studies.

9. Reviewing all the Evidence.

10. Summary of Statistical Concepts.

Suggested Answers.

Further Reading.


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Allan Hackshaw
Elizabeth Paul
Elizabeth Davenport
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