Health Measurement Scales

Author: David L. Streiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199685215
Format: PDF, Docs
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Clinicians and those in health sciences are frequently called upon to measure subjective states such as attitudes, feelings, quality of life, educational achievement and aptitude, and learning style in their patients. This fifth edition of Health Measurement Scales enables these groups to both develop scales to measure non-tangible health outcomes, and better evaluate and differentiate between existing tools. Health Measurement Scales is the ultimate guide to developing and validating measurement scales that are to be used in the health sciences. The book covers how the individual items are developed; various biases that can affect responses (e.g. social desirability, yea-saying, framing); various response options; how to select the best items in the set; how to combine them into a scale; and finally how to determine the reliability and validity of the scale. It concludes with a discussion of ethical issues that may be encountered, and guidelines for reporting the results of the scale development process. Appendices include a comprehensive guide to finding existing scales, and a brief introduction to exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, making this book a must-read for any practitioner dealing with this kind of data.

Health Status Measurement

Author: Crispin Jenkinson
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857752281
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book introduces the terminology used in the growing field of subjective health status measurement as well as the issues to be considered when using this form of assessment.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641054001
Format: PDF
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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The Adult Knee

Author: John J. Callaghan
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781732476
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written and edited by the foremost experts in knee surgery, this definitive two-volume reference provides comprehensive coverage of the evaluation and surgical management of problems of the adult knee. In 117 detailed chapters, the text covers basic science, clinical science, soft tissue injury of the knee, tendon and ligament surgery, osteochondral injury to the knee, patella femoral disorders, alternatives to arthroplasty for knee arthritis, primary total knee arthroplasty, perioperative management in total knee replacement, complications of total knee replacement, revision total knee arthroplasty, and future developments.

MRT des Bewegungsapparats

Author: Martin Vahlensieck
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 3132001643
Format: PDF, Docs
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Vertiefen Sie sich systematisch in die MRT des Bewegungsapparats: + Alles zum exakten Vorgehen: MR-Untersuchungstechnik mit Lagerung, Spulenwahl, Sequenzfolge + Normale MRT-Anatomie + Pathologische Befunde mit anschaulichen Schemazeichnungen + Fehlermöglichkeiten bei der Bildinterpretation + Alles zur "Software" der MRT: tabellarische Untersuchungsprotokolle für die verschiedenen Regionen + Zum schnellen Nachschlagen: Differenzialdiagnose-Tabellen für die Abgrenzung der Befunde + Klinische Wertigkeit und Vergleich mit anderen Verfahren + Neue MR-Techniken: MR-Neurografie, MR-Myelografie, MR-Prothesenbildgebung, Diffusionsbildgebung und DWIBS, quantitative MRT, mDIXON + Neuestes Bildmaterial: mehr als 1900 Abbildungen in eindrucksvoller Qualität

Measuring Health

Author: Ian McDowell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199883149
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Worldwide economic constraints on health care systems have highlighted the importance of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based health policy. The resulting clinical trials and health services research studies require instruments to monitor the outcomes of care and the output of the health system. However, the over-abundance of competing measurement scales can make choosing a measure difficult at best. Measuring Health provides in-depth reviews of over 100 of the leading health measurement tools and serves as a guide for choosing among them.LNow in its third edition, this book provides a critical overview of the field of health measurement, with a technical introduction and discussion of the history and future directions for the field. This latest edition updates the information on each of the measures previously reviewed, and includes a complete new chapter on anxiety measurement to accompany the one on depression. It has also added new instruments to those previously reviewed in each of the chapters in the book.LChapters cover measurements of physical disability, social health, psychological well-being, anxiety, depression, mental status testing, pain, general health status and quality of life. Each chapter presents a tabular comparison of the quality of the instruments reviewed, followed by a detailed description of each method, covering its purpose and conceptual basis, its reliability and validity and, where possible, shows a copy of the actual scale. To ensure accuracy of the information, each review has been approved by the original author of each instrument or by an acknowledged expert.

Human Movement

Author: Tony Everett
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070204413X
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The sixth edition of this popular text introducing human movement to a range of readers, offers the building blocks, signposts and opportunities to think about the application and integration of basic Human Movement theory. It confirms basic knowledge which is then applied to specific areas. Drawing on the expertise of a range of authors from the healthcare professions, the new edition has adopted a themed approach that links chapters in context. The strength of this current edition is the explicit chapter integration which attempts to mimic the realities of human movement. The themed approach explores the psychosocial influences on movement. Integration is further facilitated by increased cross-referencing between the chapters and the innovative use of one themed case study throughout. Framed about a family unit, this case study enables chapter authors to explicitly apply the content of their chapters to the real world of human movement. Taken as a whole, this more integrated format will enable readers to see the reality and complexity of human movement.

Pancreatic Disease

Author: Colin D Johnson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1852339047
Format: PDF, ePub
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Pancreatic Disease: Basic Science and Clinical Management summarises the state of the art in basic science and clinical management of pancreatic disease. This book provides a clear and up-to-date review of the advancing areas in clinical pancreatology and clinical research related to the pancreas. Written by leading experts in the field, this comprehensive review directs the interested reader towards important and current published source material. Covering all aspects of pancreatic disease, contributions are included from pancreatic surgeons and medical pancreatologists on pancreatic cancer, acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis. Special features include a systematic review of the evidence for the use of gemcitabine in pancreatic cancer prepared for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), the UK body charged with evaluating new drug treatment. Gemcitabine has FDA approval. There are several contributions dealing with the management of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours. This book will be useful to gastroenterologists, internists and surgeons, and specialist clinicians with an interest in pancreatic disease. Trainees in medical and surgical pancreatology will find it a companion to supplement standard textbooks.