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Studying a Study and Testing a Test: Reading Evidence-Based Health Research

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Publisher Comments:

In today's rapidly changing world of clinical practice, old assumptions quickly fall under the weight of new evidence. But to make effective clinical decisions, you must face a deluge of data published in the health research literature.

With this best-selling text as your guide, you'll discover a concise, stepwise program that will help you evaluate clinical studies, identify flaws in study design, interpret statistics, and apply evidence from clinical research to your practice.

Sharpen your analytical skills with these insightful features...

  • Step-by-step approach ideal for both students and practitioners guides you through the health research literature, showing you the ingredients that go into a meaningful study, clues to potential study flaws, and ways to apply solid evidence in clinical practice.
  • Uniform framework uses a simple six-point framework based on the mnemonic M.A.A.R.I.E. You will learn to evaluate studies in terms of Methods, Assignment, Assessment, Results, Interpretation, and Extrapolation.
  • Hypothetical illustrations demonstrate the limitations of today's published studies.
  • Unique learning aids—including question checklists, scenarios illustrating study design, and flaw-catching exercises—help you reinforce key facts and retain what you've learned.

NEW to the Fifth Edition...

  • New "Guide to the Guidelines" section helps you make sense of established and emerging clinical guidelines, and helps you understand the role of these guidelines in practice.
  • Current information on outcomes includes discussions of safety and of the effects of interactions on outcomes.
  • More graphic presentation of statistics helps make complex concepts easy to grasp and apply using a flowchart of statistics.
  • StudyingaStudy.com Website is an integral feature of this edition providing interactive materials for all sections of the book. The Website provides practice using the M.A.A.R.I.E. framework, interactive flaw-catching and Selecting a Statistics exercises, self-testing questions-answers and exercises using abstracts from real articles.
  • Courses and Journal Clubs can now use Studying a Study and Testing a Test with the help of a special section of the Website.

Clear the path to a new understanding of evidence-based medicine...and integrate today's best evidence into tomorrow's practice. Order your copy of Studying a Study and Testing a Test, Fifth Edition today!

Synopsis:

Ideal for clinical students including medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, physician assistant and more!

Evidence-based information plays a critical role in clinical practice decisions. Secondary sources are often unreliable; it’s up to the student, then, to critically assess peer-reviewed research literature. Using a highly structured yet accessible method, this best-selling text teaches students to critically analyze research from primary sources.

Step-by-step approach– learn to recognize a meaningful study, clues to potential study flaws, and ways to apply solid evidence in clinical practice

Simple 6-point framework– learn to evaluate studies in terms of the author’s trademark mnemonic device, M.A.A.R.I.E. (Methods, Assignment, Assessment, Results, Interpretation and Extrapolation)

Synopsis:

Now in its Fifth Edition, this best-selling text presents a step-by-step approach to critical and efficient reading of the medical literature. Health care professionals will learn how to evaluate clinical studies, identify flaws in study design, interpret statistics, and apply evidence from clinical research in practice. This editions new section, Guide to the Guidelines, reflects the growing use and importance of clinical guidelines. The outcomes research chapter includes concepts of safety and effects of interactions on outcomes. This edition also presents statistics more graphically. Unique learning aids include question checklists, scenarios illustrating study design, and flaw-catching exercises, plus a StudyingaStudy.com Website providing interactive materials.

Synopsis:

Ideal for clinical students including medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, physician assistant and more!

Evidence-based information plays a critical role in clinical practice decisions. Secondary sources are often unreliable; it’s up to the student, then, to critically assess peer-reviewed research literature. Using a highly structured yet accessible method, this best-selling text teaches students to critically analyze research from primary sources.

Step-by-step approach– learn to recognize a meaningful study, clues to potential study flaws, and ways to apply solid evidence in clinical practice

Simple 6-point framework– learn to evaluate studies in terms of the author’s trademark mnemonic device, M.A.A.R.I.E. (Methods, Assignment, Assessment, Results, Interpretation and Extrapolation)

Unique Learning Aids - question checklists, real-world scenarious, flaw-catching exercises and more help to make complex concepts easy to grasp

New!

  • New chapters cover safety, prediction and decision rules, and translating research into practice
  • “Learn More” boxes illustrate key concepts
  • Clinically oriented “Mini-Studies” demonstrate what can go wrong and how to get it right
  • Research topics include ethics, the role of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), and advances in randomized controlled trials and observational studies

FREE Online Support! (with the purchase of the book)

For Students:

  • Interactive Q&A for every chapter
  • M.A.A.R.I.E. framework and flaw-catching exercises
  • Chapter objectives
  • Flash Card interactive glossary

For Faculty:

All of the student resources plus:

  • Instructor’s guide with “tips on teaching” based on Dr. Riegelman’s 30+ years of teaching from the text
  • Syllabus suggestions for applying the text in semester-long courses, mini-courses, and as part of Journal Clubs
  • Powerpoints designed to assist lectures
  • Class-tested exam questions for each chapter

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780781774260
Author:
Riegelman, Richard K.
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Subject:
Clinical medicine
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Professional Medical Reference
Subject:
General Medical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
56
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
7 x 10 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Ideal for clinical students including medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, physician assistant and more!

Evidence-based information plays a critical role in clinical practice decisions. Secondary sources are often unreliable; it’s up to the student, then, to critically assess peer-reviewed research literature. Using a highly structured yet accessible method, this best-selling text teaches students to critically analyze research from primary sources.

Step-by-step approach– learn to recognize a meaningful study, clues to potential study flaws, and ways to apply solid evidence in clinical practice

Simple 6-point framework– learn to evaluate studies in terms of the author’s trademark mnemonic device, M.A.A.R.I.E. (Methods, Assignment, Assessment, Results, Interpretation and Extrapolation)

"Synopsis" by ,

Now in its Fifth Edition, this best-selling text presents a step-by-step approach to critical and efficient reading of the medical literature. Health care professionals will learn how to evaluate clinical studies, identify flaws in study design, interpret statistics, and apply evidence from clinical research in practice. This editions new section, Guide to the Guidelines, reflects the growing use and importance of clinical guidelines. The outcomes research chapter includes concepts of safety and effects of interactions on outcomes. This edition also presents statistics more graphically. Unique learning aids include question checklists, scenarios illustrating study design, and flaw-catching exercises, plus a StudyingaStudy.com Website providing interactive materials.

"Synopsis" by ,

Ideal for clinical students including medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, physician assistant and more!

Evidence-based information plays a critical role in clinical practice decisions. Secondary sources are often unreliable; it’s up to the student, then, to critically assess peer-reviewed research literature. Using a highly structured yet accessible method, this best-selling text teaches students to critically analyze research from primary sources.

Step-by-step approach– learn to recognize a meaningful study, clues to potential study flaws, and ways to apply solid evidence in clinical practice

Simple 6-point framework– learn to evaluate studies in terms of the author’s trademark mnemonic device, M.A.A.R.I.E. (Methods, Assignment, Assessment, Results, Interpretation and Extrapolation)

Unique Learning Aids - question checklists, real-world scenarious, flaw-catching exercises and more help to make complex concepts easy to grasp

New!

  • New chapters cover safety, prediction and decision rules, and translating research into practice
  • “Learn More” boxes illustrate key concepts
  • Clinically oriented “Mini-Studies” demonstrate what can go wrong and how to get it right
  • Research topics include ethics, the role of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), and advances in randomized controlled trials and observational studies

FREE Online Support! (with the purchase of the book)

For Students:

  • Interactive Q&A for every chapter
  • M.A.A.R.I.E. framework and flaw-catching exercises
  • Chapter objectives
  • Flash Card interactive glossary

For Faculty:

All of the student resources plus:

  • Instructor’s guide with “tips on teaching” based on Dr. Riegelman’s 30+ years of teaching from the text
  • Syllabus suggestions for applying the text in semester-long courses, mini-courses, and as part of Journal Clubs
  • Powerpoints designed to assist lectures
  • Class-tested exam questions for each chapter

 

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