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Authors: Francesco Chiappelli (Divison of Oral Biology & Medicine, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA) 
Book Description:
Ever since the terminology, concepts and tools of Evidence-Based (EB) were introduced, people have been trying to apply them to improve the care they provide to patients. Anyone who has heard the term “EB” knows that on the surface, it sounds like a logical good idea. But grasping the essence and technicalities of many of EB’s attributes is not that easy for the vast majority of clinical practitioners for whom a lot of the ideas of EB are directed towards. Dr. Chiappelli’s first hand experience teaching EB to dental students, residents and practitioners clearly pointed out to him the need for a central source of information, explanations and tutorials.

The feedback from the “stakeholders” of EB inspired this gifted teacher to put together the Manual of Evidence-Based Research for the Health Sciences as a complete resource. This comprehensive manual will be an essential text for students, scientists, clinicians, policy makers and industry product developers enabling them to have access to all of the parts and complexities associated with evaluating and applying information using the tools and concepts that have become associated with EB.

Table of Contents:
Dedication and Acknowledgements


Introduction - EBR - What is it All About?; pp. 1-9
(Francesco Chiappelli)

Part I - Fundamentals

Chapter 1 - Evidence-Based Research: An Overview; pp. 13-36
(Francesco Chiappelli)

Chapter 2 - Performers of Evidence-Based Research & Ethical Concerns; pp. 37-50
(Francesco Chiappelli)

Chapter 3 - Translational and Transcultural Evidence-Based Research:EBR and Globalization; pp. 51-61
(Francesco Chiappelli)

Part II - Practicum

Chapter 4 - Setting the Question, Initiating the Search,
Evaluating a Research Paper; pp. 65-81
(Francesco Chiappelli)

Chapter 5 - Evaluating the Research Design; pp. 83-103
(Francesco Chiappelli)

Chapter 6 - Identifying the Purpose, the Findings and the Significance Clinical vs. Statistical Significance Decision Making; pp. 105-122
(Francesco Chiappelli)

Chapter 7 - Issues about Methodology: Variables, Measurements, implications of sampling NNT, ITT, PF; pp. 123-143
(Francesco Chiappelli)

Chapter 8 - Systematic Evaluation of the Statistical Analysis (SESTA): Analyses of Continuous and Dichotomous Measurements;
pp. 145-182
(Francesco Chiappelli)

Chapter 9 - The EBR process: Analyzing EBR data, Generating a Consensus Statement; pp. 183-202
(Francesco Chiappelli)

Part III - Implications for Clinical Decision-Making

Chapter 10 - The Clinical Significance Decision; pp. 205-212
(Paolo Prolo and Luca Celati)

Chapter 11 - Evidence-based Research for Geriatric Populations;
pp. 213-230
(Janet G. Bauera and Sue Spackman)

Chapter 12 - The Changing Nature of Treating Frail And Functionally Dependent Older Adults: Paucity Of Best Evidence; pp. 231-246
(Janet G. Bauer, Sue Spackman, Francesco Chiappelli and Paolo Prolo)

Chapter 13 - Clinical Decision Making Tree for Older Dental Patients; pp. 247-261
(Janet G. Bauera and Sue Spackman)

Chapter 14 - Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Treatment and Diagnosis of Allergic Diseases: Relevance to Translational Evidence-Based Clinical Decisions; pp. 263-281
(Francesco G. Foschi, Arianna Lanzi, Francesca Emiliani)


A - Statistical Tables
B - Glossary


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 1-60021-885-7
   Status: AV
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