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Basics in Epidemiology & Biostatistics by Kazmi Waqar H, Khan Farida Habib (2015) Edition : 1/e
DOI : 10.5005/jp/books/12430   ISBN:9789351526315

Clinical research is a different ball game but is not a rocket science. A lot of young doctors and students tend to get intimidated with epidemiology and biostatistics. The very purpose of this text book is to narrate in a very simple language the basic concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics. The book has placed equal emphasis over both epidemiology and ... [More]

Basics in Epidemiology & Biostatistics
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Chapter-01 Health and Disease by Sanyal Parikshit (2015) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12495_2      

Health is the 'physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease'. It is with this context that the issue of health care must be viewed. A health care system should include both preventive and curative aspects, including vaccination, environmental sanitation and health promotional activities. Present day health care systems focus o... [More]

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Chapter-01 History of Medicine by Jain Vivek (2015) Edition : 7/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12581_3      

History of medicine describes about primitive medicine, scientific medicine, modern medicine, revolution in medicine and miscellaneous. Primitive medicine briefs about homeopathy, ayurveda, siddha and unani systems of medicine; profounders of theories in public health; discoveries, inventions and developments; and authors of important books as well as import... [More]

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Chapter-01 Introduction to Research by Kazmi Waqar H, Khan Farida Habib (2015) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12430_2      

This chapter will orient the reader with the basics of research. Research is a systematic process of collection and analysis of data and later on its interpretation so as to find solutions to a problem or any event around us. In between there are multiple steps involved, i.e., selecting a research topic and formulating research objectives, undertaking litera... [More]

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Chapter-02 Concepts of Health and Disease by Jain Vivek (2015) Edition : 7/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12581_4      

According to WHO, health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being, and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity. Standard of living is the general scale of the expenditure, goods that are consumed and the services that are enjoyed. Human development index (HDI), its estimation method and its comparison with PQLI; and huma... [More]

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Chapter-02 Epidemiology by Sanyal Parikshit (2015) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12495_3      

Epidemiology is the study of distribution and determinants of health related states and events in specified populations and application of this study to control health problems. Epidemiology approaches a health problem by studying who, where and when get a disease, and then compares the rates of disease among groups with varying attributes. The impact of a d... [More]

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Chapter-02 Study Designs by Kazmi Waqar H, Khan Farida Habib (2015) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12430_3      

A clear understanding of the study design is integral for any researcher. It is a plan to conduct a study which allows the researcher to translate a conceptual hypothesis into an operational one. Research design is classified as descriptive observational (case report, case series and cross sectional surveys), descriptive analytical (Case control and Cohort s... [More]

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Chapter-03 Epidemiology and Vaccines by Jain Vivek (2015) Edition : 7/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12581_5      

Definition and epidemiological methods briefly explain about the types of epidemiological studies, evidence based medicine and evidence-pyramid in research. Epidemiology measurements, discuss about measurement tools and its examples as well as health indicators. International death certificate (IDC) which consists of four lines is recommended by WHO. Each of... [More]

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Chapter-03 Health and the Individual by Sanyal Parikshit (2015) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12495_4      

The health of an individual is determined by his genetic make up as well as his environment. Genetic diseases can be prevented by timely genetic counseling. Good health also calls for a balanced diet, including all macro and micronutrients. The average energy requirement of adults is between 2000-3000 kcal/day. WHO has prescribed a prudent diet for maintaini... [More]

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Chapter-03 Sampling Procedure by Kazmi Waqar H, Khan Farida Habib (2015) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12430_4      

The research is conducted on a sample and the researcher generalises the findings to the larger population. Selection of research participants is one of the important aspects of research and inappropriate method of selection can introduce selection bias. Study participants can be selected through either probability or non-probability sampling techniques. Sim... [More]