Enhance your clinical practice and your understanding of rehabilitation literature through applied statistics! Step-by-step, this interactive learning experience makes clinically relevant statistical procedures easier to understand, organize, interpret, and use when evaluating patients and the effectiveness of your practice. Only statistical procedures with direct clinical application have been selected to guide you through patient assessments, selecting the best tools for your practice, enhancing your understanding of predicting prognosis and responders to treatment, and outlining a method to critique clinical practice guidelines. With this reader-friendly, real-world approach you'll be able to meet the need for evidence to support your practice, gain a deeper understanding of clinical research, and systematically evaluate patient outcomes. In addition to a great text, you'll also find video tutorials on the CD-ROM - included FREE in every book. These videos are step-by-step guides through statistical analysis exercises using data sets that are also included. Each data set contains hypothetical patient data that is similar to real rehabilitation research.
You'll know when to use the CD-ROM when you see the special callout boxes throughout the text. The CD-ROM will guide you through clinical exercises that simplify the use of statistical software programs including Excel, NCSS, and SPSS in addition to others. Data sets with hypothetical patient data for each chapter are derived from rehabilitation literature. Exercises in each chapter use problem solving to advance evidence-based clinical practice. The CD-ROM features: Video tutorials with step-by-step guidance for each exercise in the text, designated with callout boxes; and, "How-to" guide for popular statistical programs (NCSS, SPSS and Excel).
Preface: How to Use this Book; Clinical Practice is Clinical Research; Clinical Practice Requires the Use of Contingency Tables: An Overview; Diagnostic and Clinical Assessment Accuracy; Assessing Meaningful Clinical Change; Comparing Clinical Assessments: Which is Better?; Consensus on Patient Assessment; Associations Among Clinical Variables; Prediction of Clinical Outcome; Identifying "Responders" to Rehabilitation Interventions; Assessment of Outcome Over Time; Clinical Practice Guidelines; Clinical Application of Statistical Analyses with Interactive Practice; Statistical Tables.