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Injury Control: A Guide to Research and Program Evaluation

Injury Control: A Guide to Research and Program Evaluation

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Frederick P. Rivara
Cambridge University Press, 3/9/2009
EAN 9780521100243, ISBN10: 0521100240

Paperback, 316 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

In the twentieth-century, evidence-based injury prevention and control strategies have contributed to a substantial decline in the number of deaths associated with injury. However, researchers in the field of injury prevention have often gathered their study methods from other disciplines; it can be difficult for injury investigators to locate all of the research tools that can be applied to problems related to injury. Injury Control: A Guide to Research and Program Evaluation addresses the growing need for a comprehensive source of knowledge on all research designs available for injury control and research. Included in this accessible guidebook is information about choices in study design, details about study execution and discussion of specific tools such as injury severity scales, programme evaluations and systematic reviews. Epidemiologists, health service investigators, trauma surgeons and emergency medicine physicians will find this a useful source for understanding, reviewing and conducting research related to injuries.

1. An Overview of Injury Research Frederick P. Rivara
2. Classifying and Counting Injury Lois A. Fingerhut and Elizabeth McLoughlin
3. Measurement of Injury Severity and Co-morbidity Grant O'Keefe and Gregory J. Jurkovich
4. Data Linkages and Using Administrative and Secondary Databases Beth A. Mueller
5. Rates, Rate Denominators and Rate Comparisons Peter Cummings, Robyn Norton and Thomas D. Koepsell
6. Data Collection Methods Carol W. Runyan and J. Michael Bowling
7. Selecting a Study Design for Injury Research Thomas D. Koepsell
8. Qualitative Methods in Injury Research David C. Grossman and Lorna Rhodes
9. Randomised Trials Thomas D. Koepsell
10. Cohort Studies in Injury Research Jess F. Kraus
11. Case-Control Studies in Injury Research Peter Cummings, Thomas D. Koepsell and Ian Roberts
12. Ecologic Studies Ralph Hingson, Jonathan Howland, Thomas D. Koepsell and Peter Cummings
13. Case Studies and Trauma Registries Charles Mock
14. Systematic Reviews of Injury Studies Frances Bunn, Carolyn G. DiGuiseppe and Ian Roberts
15. Evaluating an Injury Intervention or Program Robert S. Thompson and Jeffrey J. Sacks
16. The Development of Clinical Decision Rules for Injury Care Ian G. Stiell
17. Trauma Performance Improvement Ronald V. Maier and Michael Rhodes
18. Measuring Disability and Quality of Life Post-injury Ellen J. MacKenzie
19. Economic Evaluation of Injury Control John D. Graham and Maria Segui-Gomez
20. Ethical Issues Helen McGough and Marsha E. Wolf
Index.