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

Statistics for Nursing: A Practical Approach

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Author: Elizabeth Heavey

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284042200

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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Statistics for Nursing: A Practical Approach, Second 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. The underlying principle of this design is to give students the opportunity to practice statistics while they learn statistics. The text accomplishes this through the inclusion of relevant clinical examples followed by end of chapter application exercises. The Second Edition focuses on topics around Nursing Practice and was selected based on a review of the current statistical techniques used most frequently in nursing literature. The top ten statistical techniques used throughout nursing are covered very clearly in the text and without any irrelevant complicating concepts. This text meets the needs of both undergraduate nursing research students who need to learn how to critically analyze literature as well as graduate DNP students who must also be familiar with statistics for nursing in accordance with the rigor of the DNP program. Key Features: Designed in accordance with the Conversation Theory of Gordon Pask Clinically Relevant examples found in each chapter Review questions at the end of each chapter Three comprehensive appendices featuring nursing research articles Opportunity for review and application of statistics via an online resource Instructor Resources include: Recorded Lectures SPSS Video Written Tutorials Homework Review Videos Test Bank

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 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

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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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.

Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing - E-Book

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Author: Gloria Leifer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293573

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. Cultural Considerations boxes and a Cultural Assessment Data Collection Tool help in developing individualized plans of care. Updated health promotion content includes Health Promotion boxes focusing on preventive strategies for achieving prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postnatal health, and pediatric illness prevention and wellness -- including the complete immunization schedules for all ages. Nursing Tips provide information applying to the clinical setting. Objectives are listed in each chapter opener. Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references at the beginning of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help you understand how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply critical thinking skills. A companion Evolve website includes animations, videos, answers to review questions and answer guidelines for critical thinking questions, an English/Spanish audio glossary, critical thinking case studies, and additional review questions for the NCLEX examination.

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.

Introduction to Community-based Nursing

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Author: Roberta Hunt

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781772471

Category: Medical

Page: 524

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This text presents foundational concepts pivotal to delivering nursing care in the community setting, with specific attention to the NLN competencies for community-based nursing care. The author examines the variety of settings and situations in which the community-based nurse provides care, highlighting cultural diversities in the patient populations, and emphasizing interactions between the individual and the family. This edition includes more information on disaster management and communicable diseases and expanded, updated Medicare/Medicaid guidelines. A companion Website on thePoint will include student activities, assessment guidelines, and forms. Instructors will have access to an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, and an expanded testbank.

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.

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

Fundamentals of Health Promotion for Nurses

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Author: Jane Wills

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118515765

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Fundamentals of Health Promotion for Nurses is a concise, accessible introduction to health promotion and public health for pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nurses. Promoting the health and wellbeing of patients is a vital part of the nursing role, and the updated second edition of this user-friendly book discusses the foundations for health promotion practice using practical examples, activities and discussion points to encourage readers to reflect on their values, debate the issues and apply their knowledge and understanding to practice.

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.

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

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.

Statistics for Nurses

The Evaluation of Quantitative Information

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Author: Jeanne Shirley Phillips,Richard Frederick Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical statistics

Page: 550

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Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition

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Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN,Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107516

Category: Medical

Page: 732

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Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! Named a "Choice Outstanding Academic Title" for 2007 and an "AJN Book of the Year" The award-winning Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, now in its third edition, is the comprehensive resource for tracking developments in the field. With over 20 new areas of research, and meticulous updates of original entries, the encyclopedia presents key terms and concepts and their application to practice. Pithy entries provide the most relevant and current research perspectives, and will be a starting point for future content and references. Nurse researchers, educators, students, and all clinical specialties will find the encyclopedia an important introduction to the breadth of nursing research today. New topics include NIH-funded research areas, a comprehensive survey of major nursing research journals, addictions care, palliative care, translational science, simulation, trauma care, family-centered care, mild cognitive impairment, active surveillance for cancer care, workplace and empowerment research, nurse engagement, nurse-physician collaboration, CAM and empowerment research, spirituality, synthesis and action research, mixed methods research, systematic review, ethnopharmacology, and more. Key Features: Includes NIH-funded research topics Provides a comprehensive survey of major nursing research journals Adds over 20 new areas of research and updates original entries Written by over 200 nursing research experts Organized alphabetically for easy access to information