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Applied Epidemiology. Theory to Practice by Ross C. Brownson, Diana B. Petitti

By Ross C. Brownson, Diana B. Petitti

St. Louis Univ., MO. Textbook/reference for college kids, practitioners, and public overall healthiness care brokers. Applies conventional epidemiologic equipment for picking sickness etiology to the 'real-life' events of public health and wellbeing and overall healthiness providers learn. DNLM: Epidemiology.

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Some of the material is adapted from other sources (Friedman 1994; Kelsey et al. 1996; Kelsey and Sowers 1996; Kelsey and Parker 1993), to which the reader is referred for more detail. Study Designs Epidemiologic studies can be broadly categorized as either observational or experimental. In observational studies, relationships are studied as they occur 35 36 Applied Epidemiology in nature. In experimental studies, the investigator intervenes and studies the effects of the intervention. Observational studies have two fundamental objectives—to describe the occurrence of disease or disease-related phenomena and to explain them.

Instead it focuses on these concepts as they affect the design and interpretation of epidemiologic studies. Some of the material is adapted from other sources (Friedman 1994; Kelsey et al. 1996; Kelsey and Sowers 1996; Kelsey and Parker 1993), to which the reader is referred for more detail. Study Designs Epidemiologic studies can be broadly categorized as either observational or experimental. In observational studies, relationships are studied as they occur 35 36 Applied Epidemiology in nature.

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