Measurement in Medicine: A Practical Guide (Practical Guides to Biostatistics and Epidemiology)

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 11 Aug 2011
The success of the Apgar score demonstrates the astounding power of an appropriate clinical instrument. This down-to-earth book provides practical advice, underpinned by theoretical principles, on developing and evaluating measurement instruments in all fields of medicine. It equips you to choose the most appropriate instrument for specific purposes. The book covers measurement theories, methods and criteria for evaluating and selecting instruments. It provides methods to assess measurement properties, such as reliability, validity and responsiveness, and interpret the results. Worked examples and end-of-chapter assignments use real data and well-known instruments to build your skills at implementation and interpretation through hands-on analysis of real-life cases. All data and solutions are available online. This is a perfect course book for students and a perfect companion for professionals/researchers in the medical and health sciences who care about the quality and meaning of the measurements they perform.
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ISBN-13: 9780521133852
ISBN-10: 0521133858
Pagini: 347
Ilustrații: 44 b/w illus. 60 tables 35 exercises
Dimensiuni: 175 x 247 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.61 kg
Editura: Cambridge University Press
Colecția Cambridge University Press
Seria Practical Guides to Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Locul publicării: Cambridge, United Kingdom


1. Introduction; 2. Concepts, theories and models, and types of measurements; 3. The development of a measurement instrument; 4. Field testing – item reduction and data structure; 5. Reliability; 6. Validity; 7. Responsiveness; 8. Interpretation; 9. Systematic reviews of measurement properties; Index.


'… the book covers such a broad range of topics, researchers at any stage of the scale development or assessment process can be expected to find some utility in the advice and excellent examples … As research on health measurement expands, we expect this book to serve as a helpful companion to the medical and health researcher.' Quality of Life Research