Healthcare Evaluation (Fundamentals of Applied Research)

Healthcare Evaluation (Fundamentals of Applied Research)

By: R. Barker Bausell (editor)Hardback

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Health evaluation has become increasingly important in recent years as policy makers, health professionals and health researchers become more concerned with the rigorous assessment of healthcare policies, health interventions and health research. This important volume, edited by Barker Bausell, will be a must-read for anyone interested in the methodological fundamentals of how best to design, carry out and analyse health evaluation studies, and anyone interested in making healthcare policy and health research more effective. This collection includes key publications on the topic of health evaluation, focusing primarily on four themes: evaluation theory and approaches to the process of evaluation, methods and design considerations, statistical issues and exemplary case studies. As part of the Fundamentals of Applied Research series, this four-volume major work offers an overview of seminal articles in the field of health evaluation that are designed to enable health professionals and their students to learn about, interpret and ultimately undertake evaluation studies in their own specialist fields.

About Author

R. Barker Bausell, a recently retired professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, was one of the first investigators to contrast tutoring to classroom instruction under controlled, randomized conditions. He also experimentally manipulated teacher experience, teacher training, teacher knowledge, parental teaching, and numerous other schooling variables which served as the basis for his recent book: Too Simple To Fail: A Case for Educational Change. He has served as the editor in chief of the peer-reviewed journal Evaluation and the Health Professions for over three decades and is the author of several other books, including: Snake Oil Science; Power Analysis for Experimental Research, A Practical Guide for the Biological, Medical and Social Sciences; Designing Meaningful Experiments: 40 Steps to Becoming a Scientist; and A Practical Guide to Conducting Empirical Research.


VOLUME ONE: THEORY AND ISSUES Theories of Change and Realistic Evaluation - Avril Blamey and Mhairi Mackenzie Peas in a Pod or Apples and Oranges? Ethical Issues for Collaborative Research in Developing Countries - Benjamin Caballero A Brief History of Research Synthesis - Iain Chalmers, Larry Hedges and Harris Cooper Ethics and Observational Studies in Medical Research - Frederique Claudot et al Various Rules in a Common Framework Cultural Translation of Interventions - Judith DePue et al Diabetes Care in American Samoa The Role of Behavioral Science Theory in Development and Implementation of Public Health Interventions - Karen Glanz and Donald Bishop Practical Clinical Trials for Translating Research to Practice - Russell Glasgow et al Design and Measurement Recommendations Choosing Evaluation Models - Hanne Foss Hansen A Discussion of Evaluation Design Informed Consent in Ghana - Zelee Hill et al What Do Participants Really Understand? Effectiveness of Antidepressants - John Ioannidis An Evidence Myth Constructed from a Thousand Randomized Trials? How Can Research Organizations More Effectively Transfer Research Knowledge to Decision Makers? - John Lavis et al Descriptive Meta-Evaluation - Deidre Lynch et al Case Study of an Interdisciplinary Curriculum Out of Context? Translating Evidence from the North Karelia Project over Place and Time - Lindsay McLaren et al The Use of Rapid-Feedback Evaluation Methods to Improve the Retention Rates of an HIV/AIDS Health-Care Intervention - Miles McNall et al Assessing the Evaluability of Complex Public Health Interventions - David Oglivie et al Five Questions for Researchers, Funders and Policy Makers Type II Translation - Louise Rohrbach et al Transporting Prevention from Research to Real-World Settings Is Sustainability Possible? A Review and Commentary on Empirical Studies of Program Sustainability - Mary Ann Scheirer Ten Steps to Making Evaluation Matter - Sanjeev Sridharan and April Nakaima Translation in the Health Professions - Steve Sussman et al Converting Science into Action Using Concept Mapping to Develop a Logic Model and Articulate a Program Theory - Svetlana Yampolskaya et al A Case Example VOLUME TWO: METHODS AND DESIGN What Can We Learn from Quality Improvement Research? A Critical Review of Research Methods - Jeffrey Alexander and Larry Hearld The Missing Treatment Design Element - J. Jackson Barnette and Anne Baber Wallis Continuity of Treatment When Multiple Post-Observations Are Used in Time-Series and Repeated Measures Study Designs Are Positive Alternative Medical Therapy Trials Credible? Evidence from Four High-Impact Medical Journals - R. Barker Bausell The Conflict between Random Assignment and Treatment Preference - Patrick Corrigan and Mark Salzer Implications for Internal Validity Innovative Retention Methods in Longitudinal Research - Robert Cotter et al A Case Study of the Developmental Trends Study A Hierarchy of Evidence for Assessing Qualitative Health Research - Jeanne Daly et al Why Do Multi-Organizational Quality Initiatives Usually Fail? - Donald Fetterolf Active Control Clinical Trials to Establish Equivalence or Non-Inferiority - Mardi Gomberg-Maitland, Lars Frison and Jonathan Halperin Methodological and Statistical Concepts Linked to Quality Evaluating the Relevance, Generalization and Applicability of Research - Lawrence Green and Russell Glasgow Issues in External Validation and Translation Methodology The Logic of Summative Confidence - P. Cristian Gugiu Using Clinical Databases to Evaluate Health-Care Interventions - Sheila Harvey et al Designing a Prospective Study When Randomization Is Not Feasible - Ariel Linden Randomized Field Trials and Internal Validity - James McMillan Not So Fast My Friend Using Large-Scale Databases in Evaluation - William Peneul and Barbara Means Advances, Opportunities and Challenges Cut-Off Designs for Community-Based Intervention Studies - Michael Pennell et al Evaluating Methods for Estimating Program Effects - Charles Reichardt Treatment Fidelity in Behavior Change Research - Barbara Resnick et al A Case Example Commitment to Practice Change - Marianna Shershneva et al An Evaluator's Perspective Choose Your Method - Helene Starks and Susan Brown Trinidad A Comparison of Phenomenology, Discourse Analysis and Grounded Theory Evaluability Assessment from 1986 to 2006 - Michael Trevisan Comparative Effectiveness Research - Sean Tunis, Joshua Benner and Mark McClellan Policy Context, Methods Development and Research Infrastructure Methodologies for Improving Response Rates in Surveys of Physicians - Jonathan VanGeest, Timothy Johnson and Verna Welch A Systematic Review VOLUME THREE: MEASUREMENT AND STATISTICS Item Response Theory and Its Applications to Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement - Chih-Hung Chang and Bryce Reeve Design of Experiments with Multiple Independent Variables - Linda Collins, John Dziak and L Runze A Resource Management Perspective on Complete and Reduced Factorial Designs Defining Clinically Meaningful Change in Health-Related Quality of Life - Ross Crosby, Ronette Kolotkin and G. Rhys Williams A Review of Software for Sample Size Determination - Patrick Dattalo How to Measure Comorbidity - Vincent de Groot et al A Critical Review of Available Methods Health-Care Expenditure Prediction with a Single-Item, Self-Rated Health Measure - Karen DeSalvo Common Methodological Flaws in Economic Evaluations - Michael Drummond and Mark Sculpher Medical Record Review Conduction Model for Improving Inter-Rater Reliability of Abstracting Medical-Related Information - Lisa Engel et al A Comprehensive Method for the Translation and Cross-Cultural Validation of Health Status Questionnaires - Sonya Eremenco, David Cella and Benjamin Arnold Estimating the Costs of Preventive Interventions - E. Michael Foster et al Comparison of Focus Groups on Cancer and Employment Conducted Face to Face or by Telephone - Linda Frazier et al An Introduction to Generalized Estimating Equations and an Application to Assess Selectivity Effects in a Longitudinal Study on Very Old Individuals - Paolo Ghisletta and Dario Spini An Overview of Relations among Causal Modeling Methods - Sander Greenland and Babette Brumback A Review of Instrumental Variables Estimation of Treatment Effects in the Applied Health Sciences - Paul Grootnendorst Initial Scale Development - George Johanson and Gordon Brooks Sample Size for Pilot Studies Using Power Tables to Compute Statistical Power in Multilevel Experimental Designs - Spyros Konstantopoulos Effects of Question Format and Collection Mode on the Accuracy of Retrospective Surveys of Health Risk Behavior - Timothy McAuliffe, Wayne DiFranceisco and Barbara Reed A Comparison with Daily Sexual Activity Diaries The Accuracy and Completeness of Stat Collected by Prospective and Retrospective Methods - J. Tobias Nagurney et al Using Cluster Analysis in Program Evaluation - Laura Peck Comparison of Two Approaches for Handling Missing Covariates in Logistic Regression - Chao-Ying Joanne Peng and Jin Zhu Aggregate versus Individual-Level Sexual Behavior Assessment - Steven Pinkerton et al How Much Detail Is Needed to Accurately Estimate HIV/STI Risk? Using the Binomial Effect Size Display (BESD) to Present the Magnitude of Effect Sizes to the Evaluation Audience - Justus Randolph and R. Shawn Edmondson Strategies for Improving Precision in Group-Randomized Experiments - Stephen Raudenbush, Andres Martinez and Jessaca Spybrook A Randomized Trial of Mail, Internet and Interactive Voice Response Telephone Administration of Surveys - Hector Rodriguez et al Issues, Challenges and Solutions in Translating Study Instruments - Amanda Weeks, Hal Swerissen and John Belfrage VOLUME FOUR: CASE STUDIES An Outcome Evaluation of the SOS Suicide Prevention Program - Robert Aseltine and Robert DeMartino Surgical and Non-Surgical Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Steven Atlas et al The Impact of Federal Bio-Terrorism Funding Programs on Local Health Department Preparedness Activities - George Avery and Jennifer Zabriskie-Timmerman A Propensity Score Analysis of Brief Worksite Crisis Interventions after the World Trade Center Disaster - Joseph Boscarino et al Implications for Intervention and Research A Process Evaluation of an Injury Prevention School-Based Program for Adolescents - Lisa Buckley and Mary Sheehan Does the Implementation of Responsibility Centers, Total Quality Management and Physician Fee Programs Improve Hospital Efficiency? Evidence from Taiwan Hospitals - Hsuan-Lien Chu, Shuen-Zen Liu and James Romeis Five-Year Impact of a Continuous Quality Improvement Effort Implemented by a Network of Diabetes Outpatient Clinics - Club Diabette Sicili Investigators Evaluating an Integrated Approach to Clinical Quality Improvement - Shan Cretin et al Clinical Guidelines, Quality Measurement and Supportive System Design Improvements in Middle School Student Dietary Intake after Implementation of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy - Karen Weber Cullen, Kathy Watson and Issa Zakeri Short-Term Impact Evaluation of a Social Marketing Campaign to Prevent Syphilis among Men Who Have Sex with Men - William Darrow and Susan Biersteker Process Evaluation of a Cluster Randomized Trial of Tailored Interventions to Implement Guidelines in Primary Care - Signe Flottorp, Kari Havelsrud and Andrew Oxman Why Is It so Hard to Change Practice? Improving Diabetes Care Using a Multitiered Quality Improvement Model - John Guzek et al The Short-Term Impact of National Smoke-Free Workplace Legislation on Passive Smoking and Tobacco Use - Anterro Heloma et al Evaluation for Treatment Programs for Persons with Severe Mental Illness - David Kenny et al Moderator and Mediator Effects Economic Evaluation of Four Treatments for Low-Back Pain - Gerald Kominski et al Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial The Staffing-Outcomes Relationship in Nursing Homes - R. Tamara Konetzka, Sally Stearns and Jeongyoung Park An Instrumental Variable Analysis of the Impact of Practice Guidelines on Improving Quality of Care and Diabetes-Related Outcomes in the Elderly Medicare Population - Suying Li et al Impact of Restricted Reimbursement on the Use of Statins in Finland - Jaana Martikainen et al A Register-Based Study An Impact Evaluation of a Federal Mine Safety Training Regulation on Injury Rates among U.S. Stone, Sand and Gravel Mine Workers - Celeste Monforton and Richard Windsor An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis Survival Advantage Associated with Treatment of Injury at Designated Trauma Centers - Etienne Pracht et al A Bivariate Probit Model with Instrumental Variables The Impact of Private and Public Health Insurance on Medication Use for Adults with Chronic Diseases - Thomas Rice et al The Effectiveness of Child Restraint Systems for Children Aged Three Years or Younger during Motor Vehicle Collisions - Thomas Rice and Craig Anderson 1996 to 2005 Process Evaluation of a Multi-Institutional Community-Based Program for Diabetes Prevention among First Nations - Amanda Rosecrans et al The Experience of Living with Diabetes Following a Self-Management Program Based on Motivational Interviewing - Lisbeth Rosenbek Minet et al Is Access Sufficient? An Examination of the Effects of the MedShare Program to Expand Access to Prescription Drugs for Indigent Populations - Thomas Shaw and Mark Carrozza The Social Construction of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in South African Communities - Tamara Shefer et al Effects of a Community-Based, Professionally Supervised Intervention on Physical Activity Levels among Residents of Recife, Brazil - Eduardo Simoes et al

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  • ISBN13: 9781446249284
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1720
  • ID: 9781446249284
  • weight: 3220
  • ISBN10: 144624928X

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