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By David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker

This significant other Textbook vitamins the ActivEpi CD-ROM, offered individually. The ActivEpi CD-ROM presents a multimedia presentation of ideas, in general taught in an introductory epidemiology direction. ActivEpi mixes a whole array of media to inspire, clarify, visualize and practice epidemiological suggestions. almost the entire fabric at the ActivEpi CD-ROM is integrated within the spouse Textbook. simply because members fluctuate of their studying abilities, the ActivEpi CD-ROM and the ActivEpi spouse Textbook supply readers diversified yet similar strategies on tips to study epidemiology. The Textbook can be utilized as a hardcopy reference of the textual fabrics contained at the CD-ROM, as a source for the perform routines, as a normal reference, or perhaps a self-contained textbook. ActivEpi comprises 15 classes and over 50 hours of content material through greater than 250 launchable actions and homework workouts. it may be utilized in numerous educating codecs: distance studying, self-paced studying, on-campus classes, and brief classes. For the most recent additions to ActivEpi, stopover at David Kleinbaum's website.

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Epidemiologic Study Designs Randomization Randomization is an allocation procedure that assigns subjects into (one of the) the exposure groups being compared so that each subject has the same probability of being in one group as in any other. Randomization tends to make demographic, behavioral, genetic, and other characteristics of the comparison groups similar except for their exposure status. As a result, if the study finds any difference in health outcome between the comparison groups, that difference can only be attributable to their difference in exposure status.

A) Age b) Swimming status on other days c) Swimming status on day of interview Choices: 2 3 4 5 a b c 22 Lesson 2. Epidemiologic Research: An Overview 2-2 Methodologic Issues (continued) Measuring the Variables Another important issue is: How do we measure the variables to be studied? introduced. Several measurement issues are now Once the study question is determined, the investigators must determine how to measure the variables identified for the study and any other information that is needed.

For example, we may wish to assess to what extent, if at all, a new type of chemotherapy prolongs the life of children with acute lymphatic leukemia. 2. trials can be conducted on either individuals or entire populations. An example is a study in which one community was assigned (at random) to receive sodium fluoride added to the water supply, while the other continued to receive water without supplementation. This study showed significant reductions in the development of tooth decay in the community receiving fluoride.

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