More Details about Statistics For Advanced Practice Nurses And Health Professionals

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Author(s)Manfred Stommel and Katherine J Dontje
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publish YearJuly 2014


This comprehensive, graduate-level text for advanced practice nurses and other health care professionals provides state-of-the-art tools that facilitate the reading and interpretation of articles in clinical journals that use increasingly complex statistical techniques. It goes beyond the usual offerings of such texts to address clinically relevant topics in bio-statistics such as survival analysis and evaluation of screening tests. The text emphasizes the importance of understanding the underlying logic of statistical texts and models in order to correctly interpret them and effectively translate them into practice. It will also help readers to choose appropriate statistical methods for conducting their own translational research.With a focus on disseminating information in easily understandable language, the text addresses basic statistical reasoning and four different classes of statistical models. It provides refreshers on the algebraic underpinnings of statistics in the appendices and more complex algebraic derivations in highlighted boxes throughout the text. This includes how to manipulate the exponential expressions and logarithms necessary for logistic and hazard regression models. The book also features clear explanations of more sophisticated statistical models, inference, and analyses. Chapters present examples from current research and m