Injury Epidemiology: Research and Control Strategies

Hardcover | June 15, 2007

byLeon Robertson

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The previous edition of this useful text on epidemiologic methods for studying injuries and evaluating interventions to prevent them provides specific objectives for research in the various stages of injury control planning and implementation, including the types of data needed to reach theobjectives. Using a progressive, step-by-step analysis, it illustrates how to pose research questions and design the best research studies to answer those questions. This new edition will update all chapters and include new examples of studies. The chapters will also be organized into more precisetopic areas for ease of reference. The chapter on policy analysis would be dissolved and topic treated as part of other chapters.

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The previous edition of this useful text on epidemiologic methods for studying injuries and evaluating interventions to prevent them provides specific objectives for research in the various stages of injury control planning and implementation, including the types of data needed to reach theobjectives. Using a progressive, step-by-step ...

Leon Robertson is a Research Scientist, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 6.18 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:June 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195313844

ISBN - 13:9780195313840

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Table of Contents

1. Injury and the Role of Epidemiology2. Energy Characteristics and Control Strategies3. Research Questions and Usable Data4. Injury Severity5. Injury Statistics6. National Injury Surveillance7. Local Injury Surveillance8. The Use and Abuse of Causal Analysis9. Human Factors10. Evaluation of Behavior Change Programs11. Evaluation of Laws and Rules Directed at Individual Behavior12. Evaluation of Agent, Vehicle and Environmental Modifications13. Evaluation of Medical Treatment and Rehabilitation14. Evaluation of Post-injury Treatment and Rehabilitation15. Injury Epidemiology and Economics16. Summation of Principles

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"This book provides...excellent material that should be of great interest to many readers. The case studies are excellent examples of the interpretation of epidemiologic data."--Doody's