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Acceptable risk in biomedical research : European perspectives

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Sigmund Simonsen. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2012.
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Author
Simonsen, Sigmund, 1972-
Responsibility
Sigmund Simonsen
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 293 p.)
Series Vol.
v. 50
Series Title
International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine
ISBN
9789400726789
9789400726772 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics, Research
Human Experimentation - ethics
Human Experimentation - legislation & jurisprudence
Risk Assessment - legislation & jurisprudence
Other Subjects
Europe
Contents
Part. I Initial Issues -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Method and Material -- 3. Initial Conceptual Clarifications -- 4. Origins of the Requirement of Proportionality -- 5. The Purpose of the Requirement of Proportionality -- Part II. Which Risks, Burdens, and Potential Benefits Are Relevant, and How Should They Be Estimated? -- 6. Introduction -- 7. Which Risks, Burdens and Potential Benefits Are Relevant? -- 8. How to Estimate Risks, Burdens, and Potential Benefits -- Part III. The Assessment of Proportionality -- 9. The Requirement of Proportionality – Initial Clarifications -- 10. Therapeutic Research -- 11. Nontherapeutic Research -- 12. Nontherapeutic Research on “Vulnerable” Participants -- 13. Non-interference with Necessary Clinical Interventions and The No Harm Rule -- 14. Especially on Randomised Clinical Trials, Including Placebo Controlled Clinical Trials -- 15. Acceptable Risks and Burdens to Others than the Participant -- 16. Later Developments During the Course of the Research -- 17. Legal Effects of the Requirement of Proportionality -- Part IV. Summary and Conclusions -- 18. Summary of Results -- 19. Recommendations -- 20. Perspectives -- Appendix A: Legal Instruments -- Appendix B: Case-Law -- Appendix C: Case Examples.
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The accidental analyst : show your data who's boss

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Eileen McDaniel, Stephen McDaniel. --Seattle, WA: Freakalytics , c2012.
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HD 30.4 M134 2012
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Are you drowning in a sea of data? Would you like to take control of your data and analysis to quickly answer your business questions and make critical decisions? Do you want to confidently present results and solutions to managers, colleagues, clients and the public? If so, you are an Accidental Analyst! Although you didn't plan for a career as a data analyst, you're now in a position where you have to analyze data to be successful. Whether you've been working with data for a few years or are…
Call Number
HD 30.4 M134 2012
Author
McDaniel, Eileen
Other Authors
McDaniel, Stephen
Responsibility
Eileen McDaniel, Stephen McDaniel
Place of Publication
Seattle, WA
Publisher
Freakalytics
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
288 p.
ISBN
9781477432266
Subjects (MeSH)
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Statistics as Topic
Subjects (LCSH)
Business--Research
Industrial management--Statistical methods
Mathematical statistics--Data processing
Abstract
Are you drowning in a sea of data? Would you like to take control of your data and analysis to quickly answer your business questions and make critical decisions? Do you want to confidently present results and solutions to managers, colleagues, clients and the public? If so, you are an Accidental Analyst! Although you didn't plan for a career as a data analyst, you're now in a position where you have to analyze data to be successful. Whether you've been working with data for a few years or are just getting started, you can learn how to analyze your data to find answers to real-world questions. Even if you're an expert, you'll find creative ideas on how to work with accidental analysts. Using illustrated examples, we'll walk you through a clear, step-by-step framework that we call The Seven C's of Data Analysis.
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Halifax Infirmary
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Action research and reflective practice : creative and visual methods to facilitate reflection and learning

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McIntosh, Paul. --New York, NY: Routledge , 2010.
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W 84.3 M152a 2010
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
W 84.3 M152a 2010
Author
McIntosh, Paul
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Routledge
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
195 p.
ISBN
9780415469029
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services Research
Reflective Practice
Philosophy
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
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1
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Advanced concepts in surgical research

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edited by Mohit Bhandari, Bernd Robioneck ; associate editor, Emil Schemitsch ; managing editor, Sheila Sprague ; with contributions by Volker Alt ... [et al.]. --Stuttgart: Thieme , c2012.
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Advanced Concepts in Surgical Research is a practical, reader-friendly guide to planning, conducting, and evaluating solid, evidence-based surgical research that leads to high-quality results. Geared to the investigator who has already mastered basic principles, this book focuses on more advanced topics such as randomized controlled trials, survey design, observational studies, meta analyses, statistical concepts, reporting of data, and much more.
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Bhandari, Mohit
Robioneck, Bernd
Schemitsch, Emil H.
Sprague, Sheila
Alt, Volker
Responsibility
edited by Mohit Bhandari, Bernd Robioneck ; associate editor, Emil Schemitsch ; managing editor, Sheila Sprague ; with contributions by Volker Alt ... [et al.]
Place of Publication
Stuttgart
Publisher
Thieme
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 225 p.)
ISBN
9783131658111
9783131670212 (eISBN)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomedical Research - methods
Clinical Trials as Topic
General Surgery
Research Design
Statistics as Topic
Specialty
General Surgery
Research
Abstract
Advanced Concepts in Surgical Research is a practical, reader-friendly guide to planning, conducting, and evaluating solid, evidence-based surgical research that leads to high-quality results. Geared to the investigator who has already mastered basic principles, this book focuses on more advanced topics such as randomized controlled trials, survey design, observational studies, meta analyses, statistical concepts, reporting of data, and much more.
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Advances in Vision Research. Volume I, Genetic Eye Research in Asia and the Pacific

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Gyan Prakash, Takeshi Iwata, editors. --Tokyo: Springer , 2017.
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This book presents the state of the art in genetic eye research in Asia and the Pacific. Though there has been an explosion of information on genetic eye research in western countries, more than sixty percent of the human genes involved in eye diseases in the Asian and Pacific population remain unknown. However, new efforts and a new awareness have sparked important discussions on the subject, and new plans are being implemented to discover the genes responsible for many eye diseases in the pop…
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Prakash, Gyan
Iwata, Takeshi
Responsibility
Gyan Prakash, Takeshi Iwata, editors
Alternate Title
Genetic Eye Research in Asia and the Pacific
Place of Publication
Tokyo
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 523 pages) : 71 illus., 55 illus. in color
Series Title
Essentials in ophthalmology
ISBN
9784431565116
9784431565093 (print ed.)
ISSN
1612-3212
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye diseases - genetics
Biomedical Research
Other Subjects
Asia
Abstract
This book presents the state of the art in genetic eye research in Asia and the Pacific. Though there has been an explosion of information on genetic eye research in western countries, more than sixty percent of the human genes involved in eye diseases in the Asian and Pacific population remain unknown. However, new efforts and a new awareness have sparked important discussions on the subject, and new plans are being implemented to discover the genes responsible for many eye diseases in the population. The book reviews the latest findings; its content ranges from genetic aspects of human migration to DNA sequence analysis, genome-wide association analysis, and disease phenotypes. The efforts of the Asian Eye Genetic Consortium (AEGC) are also discussed. The book's editors have been instrumental in developing strategies for discovering the new Asian genes involved in many eye diseases. All chapters were written by leading researchers working on Asian eye genetics from the fields of Human Genetics, Ophthalmology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Sensory Sciences, and Clinical Research. Advances in Vision Research, Volume I will prove to be a major resource for all researchers, clinicians, clinical researchers, and allied eye health professionals with an interest in eye diseases among the Asian population.
Contents
1. Foundation of Asian Eye Genetics Consortium (AEGC) -- 2. Japan consortium for whole exome analysis of hereditary retinal diseases -- 3. Whole-genome sequencing in genetic eye diseases in China -- 4. Targeted exome sequencing in Japanese patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa -- 5. Genetic Epidemiology of Congenital Cataracts and Autosomal Recessive Retinal Degenerations in Pakistan -- 6. Genetics of Cataract in Asia -- 7. Genetic analysis of families with retinal dystrophies -- 8. Whole genome sequencing in patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa -- 9. Retinitis pigmentosa in Korean patients -- 10. Retinitis pigmentosa in Chinese population -- 11. Retinitis Pigmentosa in Japanese Population -- 12. Cone Dysfunction Syndrome in Japanese Population -- 13. Leber Congenital Amaurosis/Early-Onset Retinal Dystrophy in Japanese Population -- 14. Paradigm of Susceptibility genes in AMD and PCV -- 15. Genetics and Pathology of Inflammatory Components on AMD -- 16. Genome wide association study of age-related eye diseases in Chinese population -- 17. Clinical Genetics of Retinoblastoma: An Asian Perspective -- 18. Molecular and Clinical Genetics of Retinoblastoma -- 19. Current research Perspectives in Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy -- 20. Genome-wide association studies of glaucoma -- 21. Genetic Complexity of Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma in Asians -- 22. Genotype-phenotype correlation for POAG in the Middle East Khaled Abu-Amero (Saudi Arabia), Alta-- 23. Corneal Dystrophies in India -- 24. Genetics of Corneal Endothelial Dystrophies: An Asian Perspective -- 25. Keratoconus in Asia -- 26. Genetics of Pediatric Eye Diseases and Strabismus in Asia -- 27. Keratoconus: Globally and in the Middle East; Epidemiology, Genetics and future Research -- 28. Genetics of Myopia -- 29. Ocular Implications of Gaucher Disease -- 30. Genetic background of Uveitis in Chinese population -- 31. Usher Syndrome in Chinese and Japanese Population -- 32. Homozygosity Mapping for Autosomal Recessive Ocular Diseases -- 33. Tools of Genetic Eye Research and Need for Clinical Research Collaborations -- 34. Eye Genetics: The Road Ahead to Quality Standards -- 35. Genetic Counselling in Asia -- 36. Epigenetic study in Asian Eye Diseases -- 37. Unique Asian Patients Population: An Opportunity for Drug Development -- 38. A Perspective: How can gene therapeutics help address ophthalmic health issues in Asia?
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Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos

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Amelie G. Ramirez, Edward J. Trapido, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2020.
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This open access book gives an overview of the sessions, panel discussions, and outcomes of the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference, held in February 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, and hosted by the Mays Cancer Center and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. Latinos – the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group in the United States – are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer cases in coming years. Although there has been substa…
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Ramirez, Amelie G.
Trapido, Edward J.
Responsibility
Amelie G. Ramirez, Edward J. Trapido, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 329 p.) : 18 illus., 13 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030292867
9783030292850 (Print ed.)
9783030292874 (Print ed.)
9783030292881 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Promotion
Health Status Disparities
Hispanic Americans
Minority Health
Neoplasms - ethnology
Subjects (LCSH)
Health promotion
Oncology  
Social structure
Social inequality
Cancer research
Other Subjects
United States
Specialty
Population Health
Abstract
This open access book gives an overview of the sessions, panel discussions, and outcomes of the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference, held in February 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, and hosted by the Mays Cancer Center and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. Latinos – the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group in the United States – are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer cases in coming years. Although there has been substantial advancement in cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment over the past few decades, addressing Latino cancer health disparities has not nearly kept pace with progress. The diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists brought together at the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference provided in-depth insights as well as progress and actionable goals for Latino-focused basic science research, clinical best practices, community interventions, and what can be done by way of prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in Latinos. These insights have been translated into the chapters included in this compendium. The chapters summarize the presentations and include current knowledge in the specific topic areas, identified gaps, and top priority areas for future cancer research in Latinos. Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos proves to be an indispensable resource offering key insights into actionable targets for basic science research, suggestions for clinical best practices and community interventions, and novel strategies and advocacy opportunities to reduce health disparities in Latino communities. It will find an engaged audience among researchers, academics, physicians and other healthcare professionals, patient advocates, students, and others with an interest in the broad field of Latino cancer.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos -- Part II. Genetics, Environment, Lifestyle, and Cancer -- 2. Disaggregated Hispanic Groups and Cancer: Importance, Methodology and Current Knowledge -- 3. Colorectal Cancer Disparities in Latinos: Genes vs. Environment -- Part III. Cancer Risk, Prevention, and Screening -- 4. Breast Cancer Risk and Mortality in Women of Latin American Origin -- 5. Prostate Cancer in U.S. Latinos: What Have We Learned and Where Should We Focus Our Attention -- 6. Differential Cancer Risk in Latinos: The Role of Diet -- Part IV. The Biology of Cancer Health Disparities -- 7. Biomarkers of Gastric Pre-Malignant Lesions -- 8. Molecular Subtypes and Driver Mutations in Latinos with Gastric Cancer: Implications for Etiological and Translational Research -- 9. The Biology of Breast Cancer Disparities in Hispanics: Current Knowledge, Gaps and Research Opportunities -- 10. Molecular Profiles of Breast Cancer in Hispanic/Latina -- Part V. Advances in Cancer Therapy and Clinical Trials -- 11. Biomarkers and Precision Medicine in Oncology Practice and Clinical Trials -- 12. Overcoming Barriers for Latinos on Cancer Clinical Trials -- Part VI. Cancer in the Era of Precision Medicine -- 13. Breast Cancer Precision Medicine in Hispanics/Latinas: Focus on Luminal B Tumors -- 14. Is Precision Medicine Widening Cancer Care Disparities in Latino Populations? The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experience -- Part VII. Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship in Latinos -- 15. A Vision for Improving Quality of Life Among Spanish-Speaking Latina Breast Cancer Survivors -- 16. Research Democracy in a Randomized Controlled Trial: Engaging Multiple Stakeholders in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research -- Part VIII. Engaging Latinos in Cancer Research -- 17. Es Tiempo: Engaging Latinas in Cervical Cancer Research -- 18. Reaching Latinos Through Social Media and SMS for Smoking Cessation -- 19. The Need for a Holistic Approach to Prevent Reproductive Cancers among US Latinas: The Potential Impact of Normalizing Sexuality and Improving Communication -- 20. Critical Steps for Engaging Hispanics in Cancer Research: Building Capacity to Enhance Participation in Biospecimen Donation with Hispanic Communities -- Part IX Charting the Future of Cancer Health Disparities Research in Latinos -- 21. Emerging Policies in US Health Care -- 22. A Way Forward: The Future of Cancer Health Disparities Research in Latinos.
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Alcohol and drug misuse : a Cochrane handbook

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Iosief Abraha, Cristina Cusi. --Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell , 2012.
Call Number
WM 270 A159 2012
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WM 270 A159 2012
Author
Abraha, Iosief
Corporate Author
Cochrane Collaboration
Other Authors
Cusi, Cristina
Responsibility
Iosief Abraha, Cristina Cusi
Alternate Title
Cochrane handbook of alcohol and drug misuse
Place of Publication
Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of Publication
2012
Physical Description
156 p.
Series Title
Cochrane book series
ISBN
9780470659694
Subjects (MeSH)
Addiction Medicine
Substance-Related Disorders - therapy - Review
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Early Medical Intervention - Review
Social Support
Contents
Part 1. Alcohol -- Part 2. Drugs -- Index.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
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Analysis of waiting-time data in health services research

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Sobolev, Boris. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2008.
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Sobolev, Boris
Other Authors
Kuramoto, Lisa
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2008
ISBN
9780387764221
Subjects (MeSH)
Waiting Lists
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Health Services Research
Subjects (LCSH)
Biomedical research
Statistics
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e-Book
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Antibiotic Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Considerations in the Critically Ill

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Andrew A. Udy, Jason A. Roberts, Jeffrey Lipman, editors. --Singapore: Adis , c2018.
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This book provides unique insights into the issues that drive modified dosing regimens for antibiotics in the critically ill. Leading international authors provide their commentary alongside a summary of existing evidence on how to effectively dose antibiotics. Severe infection frequently necessitates admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). Equally, nosocomial sepsis often complicates the clinical course in ICU. Early, appropriate application of antibiotic therapy remains a cornerstone of e…
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Udy, Andrew A.
Roberts, Jason A.
Lipman, Jeffrey
Responsibility
Andrew A. Udy, Jason A. Roberts, Jeffrey Lipman, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Adis
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 275 p.) : 22 illus., 9 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811053368
9789811053351 (print ed.)
9789811053375 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents - administration & dosage
Anti-Bacterial Agents - pharmacokinetics
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Critical Illness - therapy
Treatment Outcome
Specialty
Critical Care
Pharmacology
Abstract
This book provides unique insights into the issues that drive modified dosing regimens for antibiotics in the critically ill. Leading international authors provide their commentary alongside a summary of existing evidence on how to effectively dose antibiotics. Severe infection frequently necessitates admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). Equally, nosocomial sepsis often complicates the clinical course in ICU. Early, appropriate application of antibiotic therapy remains a cornerstone of effective management. However, this is challenging in the critical care environment, given the significant changes in patient physiology and organ function frequently encountered. Being cognisant of these factors, prescribers need to consider modified dosing regimens, not only to ensure adequate drug exposure, and therefore the greatest chance of clinical cure, but also toáavoid encouraging drug resistance.
Contents
1. Basic Pharmacokinetic Principles -- 2. Antibiotic Pharmacodynamics -- 3. Physiological Manifestations of Critical Illness -- 4. Dosing in Obese Critically Ill Patients -- 5. Hypoalbuminemia and Altered Protein Binding -- 6. Antibacterial Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Considerations in the Critically ill -- 7. Augmented Renal Clearance -- 8. Antibiotic Dosing During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation -- 9. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: More than Avoiding Toxicity -- 10. Generic and Optimised Antibacterial Dosing Strategies in the Critically Ill -- 11. Antifungal PK/PD in the Critically Ill -- 12. Antibiotic Dosing in Pediatric Critically Ill Patients -- 13. Antibiotic Stewardship in the Intensive Care Unit.
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The Application of Content Analysis in Nursing Science Research

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Helvi Kyngäs, Kristina Mikkonen, Maria Kääriäinen, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book provides principles on content analysis and its application into development of nursing theory. It offers clear guidance to students, lecturers and researchers to gain a deeper understanding of the method of content analysis, its implementation into their own research and criteria of trustworthiness evaluation. The book is written in user-friendly language with provided research examples and cases, and the content is illustrated by figures and tables. The authors offer their expertise…
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Kyngäs, Helvi
Mikkonen, Kristina
Kääriäinen, Maria
Responsibility
Helvi Kyngäs, Kristina Mikkonen, Maria Kääriäinen, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 115 p.) : 30 illus., 16 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030301996
9783030301989 (Print ed.)
9783030302009 (Print ed.)
9783030302016 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Nursing Research - methods
Qualitative Research - methods
Specialty
Nursing Research
Abstract
This book provides principles on content analysis and its application into development of nursing theory. It offers clear guidance to students, lecturers and researchers to gain a deeper understanding of the method of content analysis, its implementation into their own research and criteria of trustworthiness evaluation. The book is written in user-friendly language with provided research examples and cases, and the content is illustrated by figures and tables. The authors offer their expertise in providing a well thought through explanation of content analysis in didactical style, which will enhance university education. The book includes highly experienced researchers who have published articles on content analysis and the trustworthiness of the method with more than 10 000 citations. Divided into two parts, this book explores the application of content analysis into nursing science. The first part presents the philosophical position of content analysis, inductive and deductive methods of using content analysis, trustworthiness of the method, and ethical consideration of using content analysis. The second part informs on the theory development based on content analysis, conceptualization of the concepts of content analysis into generation of items and instrument development, and statistical testing of a hypothetical model. The last chapter shows a new approach to using content analysis in systematic reviews and quality evaluation of methodology within systematic review process. The book is an essential tool for nursing science, providing instruction on key methodological elements in order to provide rigorously conducted empirical research for clinical practice and nursing education.
Contents
PART I. CONTENT ANALYSIS -- 1. Qualitative research and content analysis -- 2. Inductive content analysis -- 3. Deductive content analysis -- 4. Content analysis in mixed methods research -- 5. The trustworthiness of content analysis -- 6. Qualitative research: ethical considerations -- PART II. INTEGRATING CONTENT ANALYSIS INTO THEORY DEVELOPMENT -- 7. Theory development from the results of content analysis -- 8. Instrument development based on content analysis -- 9. Statistical testing of a theory -- 10. Content analysis in systematic review.
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Applying Comparative Effectiveness Data to Medical Decision Making : A Practical Guide

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Carl Asche, editor. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis , c2016.
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This textbook introduces students to the basic concepts and methods used to measure and compare the expected benefits, risks and cost of preventive and therapeutic medical interventions. It provides an easily accessible overview of comparative effectiveness and its practical applications to daily medical decisions. The book includes learning objectives for each topic, definitions of key terms and topic summaries. Each chapter is written by a highly regarded academic and extensive reference is m…
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Asche, Carl
Responsibility
Carl Asche, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 113 p. : 16 illus., 12 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319233291
9783319220642 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Decision Support Techniques
Evidence-Based Medicine
Abstract
This textbook introduces students to the basic concepts and methods used to measure and compare the expected benefits, risks and cost of preventive and therapeutic medical interventions. It provides an easily accessible overview of comparative effectiveness and its practical applications to daily medical decisions. The book includes learning objectives for each topic, definitions of key terms and topic summaries. Each chapter is written by a highly regarded academic and extensive reference is made throughout to other sources of literature where the interested reader can find further details. The book considers, among other topics, evidence based medicine and the role of comparative effectiveness research in the development of medical guidelines, bias and confounding, quality of life, randomized controlled trials, analyses of retrospective databases, screening and economic evaluation. The book is intended to serve as a "what is it?", "why do we need it?" and "how does it or could it effect positive change in health care?"" rather than just a "how to" technical overview. As such, it provides an essential resource for both under- and post-graduate students in health sciences.
Contents
1. Introduction to Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 2. Randomized Controlled Trials -- 3. Observational Studies -- 4. Evaluating Published CER Evidence -- 5. Epidemiological Principles Applied to CER -- 6. The Question of Value -- 7. Medical Decision Making: When Evidence and Medical Culture Clash -- 8. The Value of Prevention.
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App Use and Patient Empowerment in Diabetes Self-Management : Advancing Theory-Guided mHealth Research

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Nicola Brew-Sam. --Wiesbaden: Springer , c2020.
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Patient empowerment is examined as a multi-dimensional factor influencing the use of diabetes self-management apps. The research design includes three studies conducted in Singapore. Study 1 examines how features of diabetes self-management apps correspond with theoretical indicators of empowerment, as well as app quality. Study 2 uses semi-structured face-to-face interviews with diabetes patients to draw first conclusions about the relevance of empowerment for diabetes app use. Study 3 include…
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Brew-Sam, Nicola
Responsibility
Nicola Brew-Sam
Place of Publication
Wiesbaden
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 303 p.) : 11 illus., 1 illus. in color
ISBN
9783658293574
9783658293567 (Print ed.)
9783658293581 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Mellitus - therapy
Health Services Research
Mobile Applications
Patient Education as Topic
Psychosocial Support Systems
Self Care
Self-Management
Telemedicine - methods
Specialty
Telemedicine
Abstract
Patient empowerment is examined as a multi-dimensional factor influencing the use of diabetes self-management apps. The research design includes three studies conducted in Singapore. Study 1 examines how features of diabetes self-management apps correspond with theoretical indicators of empowerment, as well as app quality. Study 2 uses semi-structured face-to-face interviews with diabetes patients to draw first conclusions about the relevance of empowerment for diabetes app use. Study 3 includes an online patient survey, and uses cluster analytical methods to test the preliminary Study 2 results (typology of app use), as well as binary logistic regression to compare the strength of influence of various anteceding factors on the likelihood of diabetes app use. The studies show that especially the support by private social patient networks and the medical specialties of supervising physicians play a crucial role for technology-supported self-management.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Background on Diabetes Self-Management -- 3. Defining and Categorizing Diabetes Apps for Self-Management -- 4. Diabetes App Use – Previous mHealth Research -- 5. Anteceding Factors of Diabetes App Use -- 6. Summarizing mHealth Research Gaps I: Alternative Theory is Needed -- 7. Empowerment as an Antecedent of Diabetes App Use -- 8. Summarizing mHealth Research Gaps II: Empowerment and Diabetes App Use -- 9. Summarizing Model on Empowerment and Diabetes App Use -- 10. Research Questions and Hypotheses -- 11. Overview of the Research Design -- 12. Study 1: Diabetes App Features Corresponding to Indicators of Empowerment: An App Feature and Quality Analysis -- 13. Study 2: Interviews on App Use for Diabetes Self-Management and the Relevance of Empowerment -- 14. Study 3: An Online Survey on Empowerment as an Antecedent of Diabetes App Use -- 15. Discussion and Deriving Research Gaps -- 16. Learning from Research Results: Implications for Research and Diabetes Care Practice -- 17. Summarizing Research Limitations -- 18. Conclusion.
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Assembling the pieces of a systematic review : a guide for librarians

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Foser, Margaret J. Medical Library Association. --Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield , 2017.
Call Number
W 20.5 A844 2017
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
W 20.5 A844 2017
Author
Foser, Margaret J.
Corporate Author
Medical Library Association
Other Authors
Newell, Sarah T.
Place of Publication
Lanham, MD
Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
226 p.
ISBN
9.78E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Review Literature as Topic
Meta-Analysis as Topic
Research
Databases, Bibliographic
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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Basic Methods Handbook for Clinical Orthopaedic Research : A Practical Guide and Case Based Research Approach

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Volker Musahl, Jón Karlsson, Michael T. Hirschmann, Olufemi R. Ayeni, Robert G. Marx, Jason L. Koh, Norimasa Nakamura, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , 2019.
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This book is designed to meet the needs of both novice and senior researchers in Orthopaedics by providing the essential, clinically relevant knowledge on research methodology that is sometimes overlooked during training. Readers will find a wealth of easy-to-understand information on all relevant aspects, from protocol design, the fundamentals of statistics, and the use of computer-based tools through to the performance of clinical studies with different levels of evidence, multicenter studies…
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Musahl, Volker
Karlsson, Jón
Hirschmann, Michael T.
Ayeni, Olufemi R.
Marx, Robert G.
Koh, Jason L.
Nakamura, Norimasa
Other Authors
International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
Responsibility
Volker Musahl, Jón Karlsson, Michael T. Hirschmann, Olufemi R. Ayeni, Robert G. Marx, Jason L. Koh, Norimasa Nakamura, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 584 p.) : 121 illus., 93 illus. in color
ISBN
9783662582541
9783662582534 (Print ed.)
9783662582558 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedics
Research Design
Specialty
Orthopedics
Research
Abstract
This book is designed to meet the needs of both novice and senior researchers in Orthopaedics by providing the essential, clinically relevant knowledge on research methodology that is sometimes overlooked during training. Readers will find a wealth of easy-to-understand information on all relevant aspects, from protocol design, the fundamentals of statistics, and the use of computer-based tools through to the performance of clinical studies with different levels of evidence, multicenter studies, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and economic health care studies. A key feature is a series of typical case examples that will facilitate use of the volume as a handbook for most common research approaches and study types. Younger researchers will also appreciate the guidance on preparation of abstracts, poster and paper presentations, grant applications, and publications. The authors are internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeons with extensive research experience and the book is published in collaboration with ISAKOS.
Contents
Part I. Evidence Based Medicine in Orthopaedics -- Part II. How to Get Started with Clinical Research? -- Part III. Basics in Statistics: Statistics Made Simple! -- Part IV. Basic Toolbox for the Young Clinical Researcher -- Part V. How to Perform a Clinical Study: A Case Based Approach -- Part VI. How to Perform a Review Article? -- Part VII. How to Perform a Systematic Review or Meta-analysis? -- Part VIII. How to Perform an Economic Health Care Study? -- Part IX. Multi-Center Study: How to Pull It Off? -- Part X. Helpful Further Information
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Basic Science Techniques in Clinical Practice

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edited by H. R. H. Patel, M. Arya, I. S. Shergill. --London: Springer-Verlag , c2007.
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Patel, H.R.H
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Arya, M
Shergill, I.S
Responsibility
edited by H. R. H. Patel, M. Arya, I. S. Shergill
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2007
ISBN
9781846287404
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomedical Research - methods
Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical laboratories
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e-Book
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Basics of qualitative research : techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory

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Corbin, Juliet. (3rd ed.) --Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications , c2008.
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H 62 C791b 2008
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
H 62 C791b 2008
Author
Corbin, Juliet
Other Authors
Strauss, Anselm
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Los Angeles, CA
Publisher
Sage Publications
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
379 p.
ISBN
9781412906449
Subjects (MeSH)
Qualitative Research
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
2
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3 weeks
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Becoming a successful clinical research investigator

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Ginsberg, David. --Boston, MA: Thomson CenterWatch , 2005.
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W 20.5 G493b 2005
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Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
W 20.5 G493b 2005
Author
Ginsberg, David
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Thomson CenterWatch
Date of Publication
2005
Physical Description
386 p.
Series Title
Clinical research training series
ISBN
1930624476
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomedical Research - organization & administration
Biomedical Research - legislation & jurisprudence - United States
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
3 (DI: 2 c.)
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3 weeks
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Becoming influential : a guide for nurses

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Sullivan, Eleanor J. Prentice Hall , 2004.
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Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Author
Sullivan, Eleanor J.
Publisher
Prentice Hall
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
175 p.
ISBN
9780130485199
Subjects (MeSH)
Nursing Research
Nursing Theory
Format
Book
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks use
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Beginning research in the arts therapies : a practical guide

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Ansdell, Gary. --London, England: Jessica Kingsley Pub. , 2001.
Call Number
W 20.5 B43 2001
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
W 20.5 B43 2001
Author
Ansdell, Gary
Other Authors
Pavlicevic, Mercedes
Place of Publication
London, England
Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Pub.
Date of Publication
2001
Physical Description
255 p.
ISBN
1853028851
Subjects (MeSH)
Art Therapy
Research - methods
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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2 weeks
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Being Participatory : Researching with Children and Young People : Co-constructing Knowledge Using Creative Techniques

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Imelda Coyne, Bernie Carter, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides a clear framework for conducting participatory research with children and young people supported with practical examples from international research studies. Our aim is to encourage more participatory research with children and young people on all matters that affect their lives. This book illustrates innovative ways of being participatory and sheds new light on involvement strategies that play to children's and young people's competencies. Participatory research is based on …
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Coyne, Imelda
Carter, Bernie
Responsibility
Imelda Coyne, Bernie Carter, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 178 p.) : 20 illus., 16 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319712284
9783319712277 (print ed.)
9783319712291 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Child
Community-Based Participatory Research - methods
Research Design
Research Subjects - psychology
Specialty
Research
Abstract
This book provides a clear framework for conducting participatory research with children and young people supported with practical examples from international research studies. Our aim is to encourage more participatory research with children and young people on all matters that affect their lives. This book illustrates innovative ways of being participatory and sheds new light on involvement strategies that play to children's and young people's competencies. Participatory research is based on the recognition of children and young people as active contributors rather than objects of research. Participatory researchers support and value the voices of children and young people in all matters that concern them. Core to participatory research practice is a strengths-based approach that aims to promote the active engagement of children and young people in all stages of research, from inception to implementation. Engagement of children and young people requires the use of creative, participatory methods, tools and involvement strategies to reveal children's competencies. This book shares knowledge about creative participatory techniques that can enable and promote children's ways of expressing their views and experiences. The book provides guidance on appropriate techniques that reduce the power differential in the adult-child relationship and which optimise children's abilities to participate in research. This book is targeted at researchers, academics, practitioners who need guidance on what tools are available, how the tools can be used, advantages and challenges, and how best to involve children in all stages of a research project. It will provide several examples of how children can have an active participatory role in research. There is increasing interest in involving children as co-researchers but little guidance on how this can be done. This book fills a gap in the current books by addressing all of these issues outlined above and by providing worked examples from leading researchers and academics. It will have wide appeal across a range of different disciplines.
Contents
1. Participatory research in the past, present and future -- 2. Principles of participatory research -- 3. Ethical issues in participatory research with children and young people -- 4. Being participatory -- 5. Being participatory through play -- 6. Being participatory through interviews -- 7. Being participatory through photo-based images -- 8. Being participatory through the use of app-based research tools -- 9. Participatory research: Does it genuinely extend the sphere of children and young people's participation?
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