Workbook of Epidemiology

Paperback | April 1, 1995

byStaffan E. Norell

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Through a combination of descriptive text and exercises, this book presents an accessible framework for the planning and critical evaluation of epidemiologic studies. It describes the principal sources of error, their impact on the results, and the research strategies used to prevent errors.These strategies are the building blocks of epidemiologic study design which generally seek to obtain accurate results despite the employment of limited resources. The volume is illustrated with examples and exercises from studies published in international journals. It starts with an introductionof basic concepts, followed by a discussion of the basics of selecting the study population and follow-up period, asking the right questions, obtaining information on exposures, and analyzing disease occurrence. Separate treatment is given to strategies specific to case-control or experimentalstudies. Each step in the planning or critical evaluation of a study is illustrated by exercises covering a wide range of exposures--dietary factors, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, radiation and occupational hazards among others--and diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, andpsychiatric disorders. The book concludes with an overall review of the different aspects of study design and a set of answers to the exercises. The text will equip students with a clear and thorough understanding of the design and accuracy of epidemiologic studies.

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Through a combination of descriptive text and exercises, this book presents an accessible framework for the planning and critical evaluation of epidemiologic studies. It describes the principal sources of error, their impact on the results, and the research strategies used to prevent errors.These strategies are the building blocks of e...

Staffan E. Norell, M.D., Ph.D., is a consultant in epidemiology, and a former Professor of Epidemiology at Karolinska Institute.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.25 × 6.06 × 0.63 inPublished:April 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195074912

ISBN - 13:9780195074918

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Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts2. Asking the Right Questions3. Selecting the Study Population and Follow-up Period4. Obtaining Information on Exposure5. Follow-up of Disease Occurrence6. Sampling from the Base (Case-referent Studies)7. Assignment of Exposure (Experimental Strategies)8. General Exercises

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"A very useful book, and I am looking forward to using it for teaching and discussion groups....I recommend the book highly."--Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal