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Practical Statistics for Nursing and Health Care

ISBN: 978-0-471-49716-5
232 pages
February 2002
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Nursing is a growing area of higher education, in which an introduction to statistics is an essential component. There is currently a gap in the market for a 'user-friendly' book which is contextulised and targeted for nursing. Practical Statistics for Nursing and Health Care introduces statistical techniques in such a way that readers will easily grasp the fundamentals to enable them to gain the confidence and understanding to perform their own analysis. It also provides sufficient advice in areas such as clinical trials and epidemiology to enable the reader to critically appraise work published in journals such as the Lancet and British Medical Journal.
* Covers all basic statistical concepts and tests
* Is user-friendly - avoids excessive jargon
* Includes relevant examples for nurses, including case studies and data sets
* Provides information on further reading
* Starts from first principles and progresses step by step
* Includes 'advice on' sections for all of the tests described
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Introduction

Health Care Investigations: Measurement and Sampling Concepts

Processing Data

Presenting Data

Clinical Trials

Introduction to Epidemiology

Measuring the Average

Measuring Variability

Probability and the Normal Curve

How Good are our Estimates?

The Basis of Statistical Testing

Analysing Frequencies

Measuring Correlations

Regression Analysis

Comparing Averages

Analysis of Variance -
ANOVA

Appendices

Bibliography

Index
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  • User-friendly - avoids excessive jargon
  • Includes relevant examples for nurses, including case studies and data sets
  • Provides information on further reading
  • Starts from first principles and progresses step by step
  • Includes 'advice on' sections for all of the tests described

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"The language is friendly and puts the reader at ease ....This book provides comprehensive coverage of an area that is important to all health care professionals. (Nursing Times, 28 March 2002) 

"…a plain English guide…to facilitate both learning and reference…" (Nurse Education Today, No.23, 2003)

"...helpful in enabling nurses to appraise empirical research and utilise research in their practice..." (Primary Health Care, October 2003)

"...provides clear explanations of the statistical concepts and illustrates these using relevant nursing scenarios..." (Practice Nurse, Friday 16 January, 2004)

"...provides a basic foundation of statistics...good resource for nurses...very user friendly..." (Oncology Nursing Forum, Vol 31(2), 2004)

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