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ISBN-10 0135035708ISBN-13 9780135035702
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-13-171640-9ISBN-13 978-0-13-171640-7
Author(s): Leslie G. Portney; Mary P. Watkins
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2008 Pages: 912
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Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice, 3/e serves as a comprehensive reference for a variety of research situations. This edition reflects the contemporary focus on evidence-based practice in health care, and the essential concepts for understanding analysis and research design. Expanded topics include measures of diagnostic accuracy, statistical estimates of validity and reliability, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, search strategies and critical appraisal of literature for clinical decision making and development of research. Written for those in the health professions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing, and exercise physiology, this text will be useful to developing clinicians, practitioners, graduate students and researchers.

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