To your health : how to understand what research tells us about risk /

Main Author: Kraemer, Helena Chmura.
Other Authors: Lowe, Karen Kraemer., Kupfer, David J., 1941-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
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245 1 0 |a To your health :  |b how to understand what research tells us about risk /  |c by Helena Chmura Kraemer, Karen Kraemer Lowe, and David J. Kupfer. 
260 |a New York :  |b Oxford University Press,  |c c2005. 
300 |a xviii, 270 p. :  |c 25 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-264) and index. 
505 0 |a THE BASICS OF RISK -- Why did we write this book? -- What is risk? -- What is a risk factor? -- Are all risk factors equal? (Types of risk factors) -- How do we know if something is an important risk factor? (Statistical and clinical significance) -- How do risk factors work together? (Moderators, mediators, and other inter-actions) -- HOW TO RECOGNIZE GOOD AND BAD RESEARCH -- Who was in the study and why that matters (Sampling) -- What's the difference between a risk factor and a cause? (Research design) -- What else should we pay attention to? (Reliability and validity of measurements and diagnoses) -- CUTTING EDGE APPROACHES -- How strong is the risk factor? (Potency) -- How do we do moderator-mediator analysis? -- How do we use multiple risk factors? (ROC tree methods) -- WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? -- Where are we now? -- Making the best of good studies -- Hope for the future. 
650 0 |a Health risk assessment. 
650 0 |a Self-care, Health. 
650 1 2 |a Epidemiologic Research Design. 
650 2 2 |a Risk Assessment. 
650 2 2 |a Risk Factors. 
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