Introduction to Statistics for Nurses

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Author: Liz Day,Glenn Williams,John Maltby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317904346

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 288

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Take the fear out of statistics with this straightforward, practical and applied book on the ‘how and why’ of using statistics. Introduction to Statistics for Nurses is an essential introductory text for all nursing students coming to statistics for the first time. The nursing profession involves the use of statistics every day, for example in the cases of mortality rates, average life expectancies, percentage recovery rates, average remission times, and the findings of which drugs work best with which illnesses. In fact, all of the policies that surround this job, the treatment strategies, and all the facts described above are derived from the use of statistics. This book will help students to understand the use of statistics in nursing literature, and shows how to use statistics effectively in answering research questions. Case studies throughout show how statistics are applied in nursing research and frequent exercises help to test the reader's knowledge as they progress.

Practical Statistics for Nursing and Health Care

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Author: Jim Fowler,Phil Jarvis,Mel Chevannes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111868561X

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Nursing is a growing area of higher education, in which an introduction to statistics is an essential component. There is currently a gap in the market for a 'user-friendly' book which is contextulised and targeted for nursing. Practical Statistics for Nursing and Health Care introduces statistical techniques in such a way that readers will easily grasp the fundamentals to enable them to gain the confidence and understanding to perform their own analysis. It also provides sufficient advice in areas such as clinical trials and epidemiology to enable the reader to critically appraise work published in journals such as the Lancet and British Medical Journal. * Covers all basic statistical concepts and tests * Is user-friendly - avoids excessive jargon * Includes relevant examples for nurses, including case studies and data sets * Provides information on further reading * Starts from first principles and progresses step by step * Includes 'advice on' sections for all of the tests described

Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS

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Author: Herschel (Hersch) E (Edmond) Knapp

Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781506325675

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS provides graduate students in nursing with clear comprehension of the most common statistical functions used in nursing science. Although all of the examples and practice exercises concur with data gathered and processed within a nursing environment, the purpose of this book is not to teach new clinical information per se, rather to teach proficiency in selecting, processing, and mindfully interpreting each statistical function and finding. Herschel Knapp's approach is practical, and avoids the use of unnecessarily complex technical details that are of no interest to students. This book and ancillary materials are designed to specifically address the needs of nursing students, who simply want to know: (1) What statistical test should I use for this situation?, (2) How do I set up the data?, (3) How do I run the test?, and (4) How do I interpret and document the results? The text features a cumulative chapter sequence, annotated screenshots using SPSS, twenty exercises per chapter, and is accompanied by example data sets, solutions to odd-numbered exercises, a glossary and tutorial videos on a companion website. The book is a version for nursing of Herschel Knapp's successful interdisciplinary text, Introductory Statistics Using SPSS.

Statistics for Nursing: A Practical Approach

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Author: Heavey

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284142019

Category: Medical

Page: 302

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Statistics for Nursing: A Practical Approach, Third Edition is designed in accordance with the Conversation Theory of Gordon Pask and presents the complicated topic of statistics in an understandable manner for entry level nurses

Understanding Advanced Statistics

A Guide for Nurses and Health Care Researchers

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Author: Denis Anthony

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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An easy-to-read book that deals with the more advanced concepts necessary for a good understanding of statistics. It makes the subject accessible to students while covering the subject at a level required for the practicing professional.

Statistics for Advanced Practice Nurses and Health Professionals

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Author: Manfred Stommel, PhD,Katherine J. Dontje,Katherine J. Dontje, PhD, FNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826198244

Category: Medical

Page: 350

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Mental health practitioners must be prepared to treat addiction-related issues-affecting up to 50% of mental health clients-whether or not clients present with addiction as a primary concern. This practical roadmap to the treatment of addictions advocates an underutilized-yet highly effective-method of intervention: eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. It is the first book to integrate the Stages of Change Model with EMDR's phases for successful treatment outcome. The book addresses the scope of problems relating to addiction, including relevant statistics and descriptions of substance and process addictions, and considers the connection between addiction and trauma. While focusing on the use of EMDR therapy in treating addictions, the book also considers traditional models for each stage of treatment so interventions can be individualized according to the needs of each client. The authors describe in detail the Transtheoretical Model, tracing its development and theoretical foundations. They discuss each of its stages in depth, presenting and integrating EMDR interventions used by therapists in each stage. The interventions are useful for helping clients at any motivational level. Case vignettes in each chapter illustrate how EMDR techniques are used, and several detailed cases are provided at the end of the book. The appendix features additional resources and EMDR protocols. The text will be useful for therapists currently using EMDR for addiction treatment as well as those using other modalities who are seeking an effective alternative. Key Features: Provides a practical roadmap to using the Stages of Change Model and EMDR therapy for effectively treating addictions Addresses substance and process addictions in depth Focuses on the trauma-addiction connection and treatment options Describes each Stage of Change and EMDR protocols and interventions for each stage Includes case vignettes and detailed case examples

The Essentials of Biostatistics for Physicians, Nurses, and Clinicians

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Author: Michael R. Chernick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118071948

Category: Medical

Page: 228

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A fundamental and straightforward guide to using and understanding statistical concepts in medical research Designed specifically for healthcare practitioners who need to understand basic biostatistics but do not have much time to spare, The Essentials of Biostatistics for Physicians, Nurses and Clinicians presents important statistical methods used in today's biomedical research and provides insight on their appropriate application. Rather than provide detailed mathematics for each of these methods, the book emphasizes what healthcare practitioners need to know to interpret and incorporate the latest biomedical research into their practices. The author draws from his own experience developing and teaching biostatistics courses for physicians and nurses, offering a presentation that is non-technical and accessible. The book begins with a basic introduction to the relationship between biostatistics and medical research, asking the question "why study statistics?," while also exploring the significance of statisitcal methods in medical literature and clinical trials research. Subsequent chapters explore key topics, including: Correlation, regression, and logistic regression Diagnostics Estimating means and proportions Normal distribution and the central limit theorem Sampling from populations Contingency tables Meta-analysis Nonparametric methods Survival analysis Throughout the book, statistical methods that are often utilized in biomedical research are outlined, including repeated measures analysis of variance, hazard ratios, contingency tables, log rank tests, bioequivalence, cross-over designs, selection bias, and group sequential methods. Exercise sets at the end of each chapter allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented concepts and techniques. The Essentials of Biostatistics for Physicians, Nurses, and Clinicians is an excellent reference for doctors, nurses, and other practicing clinicians in the fields of medicine, public health, pharmacy, and the life sciences who need to understand and apply statistical methods in their everyday work. It also serves as a suitable supplement for courses on biostatistics at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.

Statistics for nurses

an introductory text

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Author: Frederick J. Kviz,Kathleen Astin Knafl

Publisher: Little, Brown Medical Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 317

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Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

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Author: Gloria Leifer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293581

Category: Medical

Page: 864

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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Introduction to Maternity ; Pediatric Nursing provides a solid foundation in obstetrics and pediatric nursing. An easy-to-follow organization by developmental stages, discussion of disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and a focus on family health make it a complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. Written in a clear, concise style by Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, this edition reflects the current NCLEX test plan with additional material on safety, health promotion, nutrition, and related psychosocial care. "... provides clinical information and insights in a concise, structured and informative way that encourages critical thinking." Reviewed by Kim Shrieves on behalf of Nursing Times, April 2015 Concise, yet comprehensive, content is presented within the scope of practice for the LVN/LPN, but with sufficient depth to facilitate students in a ladder program allowing them to be successful with the ADN program requirements for the specialties. Step-by-step procedure lists throughout the text help you master important maternity and pediatric nursing processes with Skills Performance Checklists available on the Evolve website. Nursing Care Plans with Critical Thinking Questions reinforce the nursing process and strengthen problem-solving skills as applied to maternity nursing. Logical organization of content from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness makes locating and accessing information easy. Key terms with phonetic pronunciations and text page references help improve terminology and language skills of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students and students with limited proficiency in English, before they enter clinical practice. Health Promotion boxes emphasize the importance of family-centered care, health promotion and illness prevention, women’s health issues, and growth and development of child and parent to help you understand and teach wellness and disease prevention to patients in your care. Nutrition content highlights the importance of proper nutrition for women before, during, and after pregnancy (for those who are breastfeeding), as well as critical information about the nutrition needs and problems of newborns, infants, and children. Nursing Tips throughout provide pertinent information applicable in the clinical setting that reinforces what you have just learned while building on previously learned information. NEW! Unfolding case studies with illustrations follow first-time parents Tess and Luis throughout the stages of pregnancy and birth of their twins, with a series of critical thinking questions. NEW! Updated NCLEX exam-style review questions have been revised to a higher cognitive level to better reflect the NCLEX examination. NEW! Expanded coverage of bioterrorism and natural disasters better reflects the evolving role of the nurse in disaster situations. NEW! Enhanced appendix includes Pediatric Lab Values for quick and easy reference.

The Smart Way

An Introduction to Writing for Nurses

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Author: Glennis Zilm,Cheryl Entwistle

Publisher: W B Saunders Company Canada Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 206

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The SMART Way is a guide for nurses and nursing students who wish to improve their writing skills. This second edition examines the essential elements of written communication and teaches readers how to apply the SMART approach to writing using the five steps of Source, Message, Audience, Route, and Tone. Following the latest APA style guidelines, The SMART Way illustrates the various forms of common written communication such as e-mail, letters, memos, reports, resumes, briefs, articles, and research papers. The book also includes many useful sample documents and helpful, skill-testing exercises. Book jacket.

Taking the Fear Out of Data Analysis

A Step-by-step Approach

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Author: Adamantios Diamantopoulos,Bodo B. Schlegelmilch

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861524300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

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This work guides the reader through the process of data analysis and features hints and warnings. It should be of interest to those studying quantitative methods in all disciplines, in particular marketing, management, economics and psychology.

Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

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Author: MyoungJin Kim,Caroline Mallory

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449645674

Category: Medical

Page: 396

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Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing is an accessible and comprehensive learning tool for nurses returning to graduate school or in a professional role. Peer reviewed and course tested, this text presents statistics in a readable, user-friendly format to meet the learning needs of students. The text includes key terms, critical thinking questions, and case studies incorporating research and evidence-based practice to help nurses connect statistics with everyday work in the healthcare field. Key Features: * Screenshots throughout each chapter guide students through applying statistics using SPSS * Key terms serve as a tool to guide and focus study * Critical Thinking Questions allow students to apply what they have learned * Self-Quizzes reinforce key concepts at the end of each chapter Accompanied by Instructor Resources: * Save time with a Test Bank * Plan classroom lectures using PowerPoint Presentations created for each chapter * Review answers to Critical Thinking Questions and Self-Quizzes found in the text

Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations and Challenges

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Author: Bernard J. Healey,Tina Marie Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118450140

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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A comprehensive guide to the structure, synergy, and challengesin U.S. health care delivery Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations andChallenges offers new insights into the most important sectorsof the United States' health care industry and the many challengesthe future holds. Designed to provide a comprehensive andup-to-date understanding of the system, this textbook covers themany facets of health care delivery and details the interaction ofhealth, environments, organizations, populations, and the healthprofessions. Written by authors with decades of experience teachingand working in health care administration and management, the bookexamines the current state and changing face of health caredelivery in the United States. Each chapter includes learningobjectives and discussion questions that help guide and engagedeeper consideration of the issues at hand, providing acomprehensive approach for students. Cases studies demonstratinginnovations in the delivery of health care services are alsopresented. Health care administration requires a thorough understanding ofthe multiple systems that define and shape the delivery of healthcare in the United States. At the same time, it is important forstudents to gain an appreciation of the dilemma confronting policymakers, providers, and patients in the struggle to balance cost,quality, and access. Introduction to Health Care Services:Foundations and Challenges is an in-depth examination of themajor health care issues and policy changes that have had an impacton the U.S. health care delivery system. Includes information on U.S. health care delivery, from care tocost, and the forces of change Focuses on major industry players, including providers,insurers, and facilities Highlights challenges facing health care delivery in thefuture, including physician shortages, quality care, and thechronic disease epidemic The U.S. health care system is undergoing major reform, and theeffects will ripple across every sector of the industry.Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations andChallenges gives students a complete introduction tounderstanding the issues and ramifications.

Nursing Care of Children - E-Book

Principles and Practice

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Author: Susan R. James,Kristine Nelson,Jean Ashwill

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329345X

Category: Medical

Page: 880

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Master the art of caring for children with most effective, efficient, and affordable title on pediatric nursing care. Taking on a family focus, this student-friendly text teaches growth, development, and information on the major body system alterations. Plus, dramatically streamlined content and new learning tools make this new edition even more tailored to your learning needs. Expert reviews of chapter content ensure all chapters include current practices, terms, and updated information. Health Promotion boxes summarize information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach you how to perform a comprehensive assessment of well infants and children at various ages. Illustrated Procedure boxes include step-by-step instructions for common nursing tasks. Pathophysiology boxes explain changes in physiology that occur in a variety of diseases and disorders in children. Nursing process highlighted in nursing care plans and in-text discussions. Clinical Reference pages provide students with easy-to-find reference sections, including basic anatomy and physiology, pediatric differences, related laboratory and diagnostic tests, and commonly prescribed medications. Safety Alert boxes highlight patient safety as part of the QSEN initiative for better outcomes of nursing care. Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes (formerly Using Research to Improve Practice) assist you in determining best practices in your future care of children. Patient-Centered Care boxes guide you in teaching the parents and child about self-care in the home and follow-up care in community-based health care settings. Streamlined Nursing Care Plans have been reformatted to make them easier to read and use. Updated photos throughout the book keep the text up-to-date and visually appealing. Key concepts are highlighted in the book and their definitions are provided in a glossary.

Introduction to Statistics in Psychology

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Author: Dennis Howitt,Duncan Cramer

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132051613

Category: Psychology

Page: 527

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Introduction to Statistics in Psychology4th edition is the complete guide to statistics for psychology students. Its range is exceptional in order to meet student needs throughout their undergraduate degree and beyond. By keeping to simple mathematics, step by step explanations of all the important statistical concepts, tests and procedures ensure that students understand data analysis properly. Pedagogical features such as ‘research design issues’, ‘calculations’ and the advice boxes help structure study into manageable sections whilst the overview and key points help with revision. Plus this 4th edition includes even more examples to bring to life how different statistical tests can be used in different areas of psychology.

Nursing Research and Statistics

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Author: Nursing Research Society of India

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 933252047X

Category:

Page: 409

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Nursing Research and Statistics provides a clear understanding of the principles and processes of nursing research, which is an essential subject for nursing students. This is a comprehensive text, written by eminent members of the Nursing Research Society of India (NRSI), that also looks into the methods of data collection, its analysis and presentation. Based on the Indian Nursing Council syllabus, this book is specially designed to meet the needs of B.Sc. students of nursing.

An Introduction to the US Health Care System

Sixth Edition

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Author: Steven Jonas, MD,MPH, FACPM,Raymond L. Goldsteen, DrPH,Karen Goldsteen, PhD, MPH

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103154

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Completely expanded and updated to account for the latest changes in the U.S. health care system, this best-selling text remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the domestic health care system. Like its predecessors, it provides an accessible overview of the basic components of the system: healthcare personnel, hospitals and other institutions, the federal government, financing and payment mechanisms, and managed care. Finally, it provides an insightful look at the prospects for health care reform. Steven Jonas, a revered expert in public health, has enlisted his colleagues, Drs. Raymond and Karen Goldsteen, to add their expertise in public health and health policy and management to this outstanding volume. All students of health care administration and policy, as well as practicing healthcare professionals who simply want a relatively brief overview of the system, will find it useful.

Nursing Research

Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice

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Author: Denise F. Polit,Cheryl Tatano Beck

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781794688

Category: Medical

Page: 796

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Thoroughly updated and revised to emphasize the link between research and evidence-based practice, this Eighth Edition of a classic textbook presents state-of-the-art methods for conducting high-quality studies. New chapters offer guidance on developing self-report scales, conducting systematic reviews, and enhancing the integrity of qualitative studies. The ancillary Resource Manual includes application exercises, models of comprehensive research critiques, a full NINR grant application, and a "must-have" Toolkit on a CD-ROM, containing a treasure-trove of exemplary research tools (e.g., consent forms, a demographic questionnaire, statistical table templates)--all in easily-adapted Word documents to meet individual research needs. A watershed edition! Student Resource Manual with Toolkit, ISBN: 978-0-7817-7052-1.