Publishing and Presenting Clinical Research

Publishing and Presenting Clinical Research

This book is an excellent practical primer for researchers who wish to learn how to organize, present, and publish the results of their research. Written in a crystal-clear style with numerous examples, tables, and figures, the book shows how to produce a successful abstract, poster and/or manuscript for publication. This updated edition reflects the growing use of software in preparing and submitting presentations and publications. The posters and oral presentations chapters have been completely rewritten to cover PowerPoint technology. Emphasis is placed on learning how to create graphics for written research. This edition also includes new clinical examples.

Publishing and Presenting Clinical Research

Publishing and Presenting Clinical Research

Publishing and Presenting Clinical Research, Fourth Edition is an excellent primer for investigators who wish to learn how to organize, present, and publish results of their research. Written by an experienced clinical researcher and editor, it uses hundreds of examples, tables and figures to show how to produce successful abstracts, posters, oral presentations, and manuscripts for publication. This book also serves as a companion to the popular text, Designing Clinical Research. This edition contains the latest: • Guidance on getting work accepted in medical journals and at scientific meetings • Examples of the do’s and don’ts of data presentation • Explanations of confusing statistical terminology • Templates to get started and avoid writers’ block • Tips for creating simple graphics and tables • Help for those who are not fluent in English • Suggestions about getting the most from a poster session • Checklists for each section of a manuscript or presentation • Advice about authorship and responding to reviewers’ comments Plus with this edition, there is access to a companion website with fully searchable text so you can access the content anytime, anywhere.

Designing Clinical Research

Designing Clinical Research

This third edition sets the standard for providing a practical guide to planning, tabulating, formulating, and implementing clinical research, with an easy-to-read, uncomplicated presentation. This edition incorporates current research methodology and offers an updated syllabus for conducting a clinical research workshop.

Translational and Experimental Clinical Research

Translational and Experimental Clinical Research

This volume is a comprehensive textbook for investigators entering the rapidly growing field of translational and experimental clinical research. The book offers detailed guidelines for designing and conducting a study and analyzing and reporting results and discusses key ethical and regulatory issues. Chapters address specific types of studies such as clinical experiments in small numbers of patients, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and gene therapy and pharmacogenomic studies. A major section describes modern techniques of translational clinical research, including gene expression, identifying mutations and polymorphisms, cloning, transcriptional profiling, proteomics, cell and tissue imaging, tissue banking, evaluating substrate metabolism, and in vivo imaging.

Ethical Issues in Clinical Research

A Practical Guide

Ethical Issues in Clinical Research

This book teaches researchers how to resolve the ethical dilemmas that can arise at any stage in clinical research. In addition to explaining pertinent regulations and laws, Dr. Lo helps investigators understand the gaps and uncertainties in regulations, as well as situations in which merely complying with the law may not fulfill ethical responsibilities. Most chapters include real-life examples that the author walks through, discussing the salient issues and how to approach them. This book can be used in courses on research ethics that are required or encouraged by major National Institutes of Health grants in academic health centers.

Rehabilitation Research - E-Book

Principles and Applications

Rehabilitation Research - E-Book

Covering the full range of rehabilitation research with a clear, easy-to-understand approach, this resource will help you analyze and apply research to practice. Rehabilitation Research: Principles and Applications examines traditional experimental designs as well as nonexperimental and emerging approaches, including qualitative research, single-system design, outcomes research, and survey research. Clinical case studies and references will enhance your skills as a scientist-practitioner. Written by noted educators Russell Carter and Jay Lubinsky, this book emphasizes evidence-based practice within physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other rehabilitation professions. Discipline-specific examples are drawn from three major fields: physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. Unique! Coverage of non-experimental research includes chapters on clinical case reports and qualitative research, so you can understand a wide range of research methods and when it is most appropriate to use each type. Expanded Single-Subject Design chapter provides a more thorough explanation and examples of multiple baselines, alternating treatments, and interactions -- designs that can be use in everyday clinical practice. Finding Research Literature chapter includes step-by-step descriptions of literature searches within different rehab professions. Student resources on a companion Evolve website allow you to review important concepts with exercises and discussion questions, research article analyses, and a downloadable spreadsheet. Unique! New Evidence-Based Practice chapter provides an overview of the important concepts of EBP and the WHO model of health and disease. Discussion questions on the companion Evolve website provide you with ideas for further study. Unique! Research article analyses on Evolve provide more in-depth analysis and demonstrate the writing style you should employ. New authors Russell Carter and Jay Lubinsky bring an interdisciplinary focus and a stronger emphasis on evidence-based practice.

Research Methods for Massage and Holistic Therapies - E-Book

Research Methods for Massage and Holistic Therapies - E-Book

This comprehensive resource covers a broad array of research strategies available to massage therapists to give them the tools they need to be knowledgeable readers of research literature, as well as active researchers. The primary focus of the book is on the quantitative aspect of research that encompasses the principal types of studies most extensively used in the various health care professions, specifically massage therapy. Extensive coverage is also given to the qualitative and integrative research categories that are progressively gaining recognition among researchers in various health science disciplines and professions. Accommodates the March 2003 mandate from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) that massage therapy schools incorporate into their curricula provisions to ensure a research literate profession. Examples and techniques for interpreting research guide practitioners and students to be knowledgeable readers of massage therapy research, allowing application to practice. Relies heavily on concept maps, flowcharts, tables, and illustrations and excerpts of published studies to augment the book's narrative development of topics by providing pictorial displays and summaries of the material. Literature-based and hypothetical research examples/illustrations from several manual therapy professions employing therapeutic massage make the material pertinent to real-life settings An introductory section at the beginning of each chapter reviews the material covered in the previous chapter and how it relates to the new material. Chapter coverage spans the quantitative, qualitative, and integrative research categories and affiliated research strategies and methods are considered in detail. Review/summary tables give an overview of the narrative development of topics. Boxes provide the essential features of a given topic. Relies on multiple examples of possible research scenarios and illustrative excerpts from the published research literature. Content is cross-referenced for use with the Massage Therapy Foundation's Massage Therapy Research Curriculum Kit to provide both instructors and students in the 6-, 15-, and 24-hour options/levels an extensively-developed resource in one place. Each chapter includes recommended web sites and software application packages for further information.

Presenting Medical Statistics from Proposal to Publication

A Step-by-step Guide

Presenting Medical Statistics from Proposal to Publication

As many medical and healthcare researchers have a love-hate relationship with statistics, this practical reference book may make all the difference. It takes examples, mainly from the authors' own research, to explain how to make sense of statistics, turn statistical computer results into coherent information, and help decide which pieces of information to report and how to present them. Presenting Medical Statistics includes a wide range of statistical analyses, and all the statistical methods are illustrated using real data. Labelled figures show the Stata and SPSS commands needed to obtain the analyses, with indications of which information should be extracted from the output for reporting. The relevant results are then presented as for a report or journal article, to illustrate the principles of good presentation. The reader is taken through the various stages of the research process, from the initial research proposal, ethical approval and data analysis, to reporting on and publishing the findings. There are even extensive references for those who wish to find out more about the statistical methods. This is a must for anyone working with statistics in the medical profession.

Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual

A Clinical Research Guide for Therapists Treating Individuals with Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual

Will permit replication of the treatment procedures employed in a multisite clinical trial of patient-treatment matching. Covers: clinical considerations, and practical strategies. Appendices: assessment feedback procedures, MET in the aftercare setting, and therapist selection, training, and supervision in the clinical trial. Reading and additional resources.