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Handbook of Epidemiology

Ahrens, Wolfgang, Pigeot, Iris (Eds.)

1st ed. 2005. Corr. 2nd printing, 2005, XII, 1639 p. 165 illus., 3 in color, New edition planned

2005, XII, 1639p. 165 illus., 3 illus. in color.


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The Handbook of Epidemiology provides a comprehensive overview of the field and thus bridges the gap between standard textbooks of epidemiology and dispersed publications for specialists that have a narrowed focus on specific areas. It reviews the key issues and methodological approaches pertinent to the field for which the reader pursues an expatiated overview. It thus serves both as a first orientation for the interested reader and as a starting point for an in-depth study of a specific area, as well as a quick reference and recapitulatory overview for the expert.

The book includes topics that are usually missing in standard textbooks and that are only marginally represented in the specific literature as well as innovative areas, e.g. molecular epidemiology, ethical aspects, practical field work, health systems research, quality control, and good epidemiological practice.

Each chapter is written by one or more leading scientists and represents the state-of-the-art knowledge.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Assessment - Measure - SAS - Survival analysis - data analysis

Related subjects » Health Informatics

Table of contents 

Preliminary Contents Preface - Wolfgang Ahrens, Iris Pigeot. Foreword - John M. Last. Introduction - Wolfgang Ahrens, Klaus Krickeberg, Iris Pigeot. 1. Concepts and Methodological Approaches in Epidemiology 1.1. Basic Concepts - Kenneth J. Rothman, Sander Greenland 1.2. Risk Measures - Jacques Benichou, Mari Palta 1.3. Descriptive Studies - Donald M. Parkin, Freddie Bray 1.4. Use of Routine Data and Disease Registries - MÃ¥ns Rosén, Timo Hakulinen 1.5. Cohort Studies - Anthony B. Miller, David C. Goff Jr. Karin Bammann, Pascal Wild 1.6. Case Control Studies - Norman E. Breslow 1.7. Modern Study Designs - Philip H. Kass, Ellen B. Gold 1.8. Intervention Trials - Silvia Franceschi, Martyn Plummer 1.9. Confounding and Interaction - Neal Pearce, Sander Greenland 1.10. Epidemiological Field Work in Population-Based Studies - Arlène Fink 1.11. Exposure Assessment - Sylvaine Cordier, Patricia Stewart 1.12. Design and Planning of Epidemiological Studies - Pascal Wild 1.13. Quality Control and Good Epidemiological Practice - Preetha Rajaraman, Jonathan M. Samet 2. Statistical Methods in Epidemiology 2.1. Sample Size Determination in Epidemiologic Studies- Janet D. Elashoff, Stanley Lemeshow 2.2. General Principles of Data Analysis - Heiko Becher 2.3. Regression Mehtods for Epidemiologic Analysis - Sander Greenland 2.4. Survival Analysis - Peter Sasieni 2.5. Measurement Error - Jeffrey S. Buzas, Leonard A. Stefanski, Tor D. Tosteson 2.6. Missing Data - Geert Molenberghs, Caroline Beunckens, Ivy Jansen, Herbert Thijs, Geert Verbeke, Michael G. Kenward 2.7. Meta Analysis - Maria Blettner, Peter Schlattmann 2.8. Geographical Epidemiology - John F. Bithell 3. Applications in Epidemiology 3.1. Social Epidemiology - Tarani Chandola, Michael Marmot 3.2. Occupational Epidemiology - Franco Merletti, DarioMirabelli, Lorenzo Richiardi 3.3. Environmental Epidemiology - Lothar Kreienbrock 3.4. Nutritional Epidemiology - Dorothy Mackerras, Barrie M. Margetts 3.5. Reproductive Epidemiology - Jørn Olsen, Olga Basso 3.6. Molecular Epidemiology - Paolo Vineis, Guiseppe Matullo, Marianne Berwick 3.7. Genetic Epidemiology - Heike Bickeböller 3.8. Clinical Epidemiology - Holger J. Schünemann, Gordon H. Guyatt 3.9. Pharmacoepidemiology - Edeltraut Garbe, Samy Suissa 3.10. Screening - Anthony B. Miller 3.11. Prevention and Health Promotion - John W. Farquhar, Stephen P. Fortmann 4. Research Areas in Epidemiology 4.1. Infectious Diseases - Susanne Straif-Bourgois, Raoult Ratard 4.2. Cardiovascular Diseases - Darwin R. Labarthe 4.3. Cancer Epidemiology - Paolo Boffetta 4.4. Musculoskeletal Disorders - Hilkka Riihimäki 4.5. Health Systems Research - Thomas Schäfer, Christian Gericke, Reinhard Busse 4.6. Epidemiology in Developing Countries Part A: Klaus Krickeberg, Part B: Anita Kar, Asit Kumar Chakraborty 4.7. Ethical Aspects of Epidemiological Research - Hubert G. Leufkens, Johannes J.M. van Delden

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