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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Table of Contents:
  • 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.