Measurement in Medicine (Practical Guides to Biostatistics and Epidemiology) (Paperback)

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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521133852
ISBN-10: 0521133858
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: October 31st, 2011
Pages: 347
Language: English
Series: Practical Guides to Biostatistics and Epidemiology