Evidence-Based Outcome Research: A Practical Guide to Conducting Randomized Controlled Trials for…

Hardcover | October 11, 2007

EditorArthur M. Nezu, Christine Maguth Nezu

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This edited volume provides both conceptual and practical information for conducting and evaluating evidence-based outcome studies. It encompasses psychotherapy research for traditional mental health disorders (eg. depression, anxiety), as well as psychosocial-based treatments provided tomedical patient populations to have impact either on the disease process itself (pain, cardiovascular risk) or to improve the quality of life of such individuals. This is a hands-on book, whose major emphasis is on the practical nuts-and-bolts implementation of psychosocial-based RCTs fromconception to completion.

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This edited volume provides both conceptual and practical information for conducting and evaluating evidence-based outcome studies. It encompasses psychotherapy research for traditional mental health disorders (eg. depression, anxiety), as well as psychosocial-based treatments provided tomedical patient populations to have impact eithe...

Arthur Nezu is a Professor of Psychology, Medicine, and Public Health at Drexel University. Christine Maguth Nezu is a Professor of Psychology and Associate Professor of Medicine at Drexel University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 7.2 × 10 × 1.3 inPublished:October 11, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. Section I: Conceptual Issues. 1. Arthur M. Nezu and Christine Maguth Nezu: The "Devil is in the Details:" Recognizing and Dealing with Threats to Validity in Randomized Controlled Trials2. Kimberlee J. Trudeau, Elizabeth Mostofksy, Judith Stuhr, and Karina W. Davidson: Explanation of the CONSORT Statement with Application to Psychosocial InterventionsSection II: Assessment Issues. 3. Thomas A. Widiger: Clinical Interviews4. Stephen N. Haynes, Joseph Keaw'aimoku Kaholokula, and Dawn T. Yoshioka: Behavioral Assessment5. Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros and Juan Botella: Self-Report MeasuresSection III: Methodological and Design Issues. 6. Rand R. Wilcox: Sample Size and Statistical Power7. David S. Festinger and David DeMatteo: Subject Selection8. Joan S. Grant, James L. Raper, Duck-Hee Kang, and Michael Weaver: Research Participant Recruitment and Retention9. Louis Hsu: Random Assignment Procedures10. Matthew K. Nock, Irene Belle Janis, and Michelle N. Wedig: Research Designs11. Kathleen M. Carroll and Bruce J. Rounsaville: Efficacy and Effectiveness in Developing Treatment Manuals12. Cory F. Newman and Judith S. Beck: Selecting, Training, and Supervising Therapists13. Arthur M. Nezu and Christine Maguth Nezu: Ensuring Treatment IntegritySection IV. Data Analysis Issues14. C. Hendricks Brown, Tracy E. Costigan, and Kimberly T. Kendziora: Data Analytic Frameworks: Analysis of Variance, Latent Growth, and Hierarchical Models15. Fiona Fidler, Cathy Faulkner, and Geoff Cumming: Statistical Procedures to Assess and Present Outcome16. Adele M. Hayes, Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, and LeeAnn Cardaciotto: Methods for Capturing the Process of Change17. Michael J. Lambert, Nathan Hansen, and Stephanie Bauer: Assessing the Clinical Significance of Outcome Results18. Ralph L. Rosnow and Robert Rosenthal: Assessing the Effect Size of Outcome ResearchSection V. Special Topics. 19. Michele Galietta and Barbara Stanley: Ethical Issues20. Sopagna Eap and Gordon C. Nagayama Hall: Relevance of RCTs to Diverse Groups21. Olle Jane Z. Sahler and Diane Fairclough: Multi-Site Intervention StudiesAuthor Index. Subject Index.

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"For those who have wanted to update their familiarity with how contemporary research is conducted, how data are analyzed, and how the ethical concerns posed by research are addressed, there have been few readable texts and certainly few convenient ways to access this knowledge. Enter this excellent book by Nezu and Nezu...This volume is strongly recommended for persons who will be part of any research endeavor, those wishing to be more knowledgeable consumers of published research, and persons who want to update their knowledge of research methods."--Psychiatric Services