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6.3 Cross-sectional studies

6.3 Cross-sectional studies Oxford Textbook of Public Health 6.3 Cross-sectional studies J. H. Abramson Introduction Prevalence and incidence Methods Rapid epidemiological assessment Uses in community health care Community diagnosis Surveillance Community education and community involvement Evaluation of a community’s health care Uses in clinical practice Individual and family care Community-oriented primary care Studies yielding ‘new […]

6.2 Ecological variables, ecological studies, and multilevel studies in public health research

6.2 Ecological variables, ecological studies, and multilevel studies in public health research Oxford Textbook of Public Health 6.2 Ecological variables, ecological studies, and multilevel studies in public health research Ana V. Diez Roux, Sharon Schwartz, and Ezra Susser Ecological studies and studies of individuals Uses of ecological studies in public health The ecological fallacy Sources […]

6.1 Epidemiology: the foundation of public health

6.1 Epidemiology: the foundation of public health Oxford Textbook of Public Health 6.1 Epidemiology: the foundation of public health Roger Detels What is epidemiology? Uses of epidemiology in support of public health Describing the spectrum of the disease Describing the natural history of disease Identifying factors that increase or decrease the risk of acquiring disease […]

6.1 Epidemiology: the foundation of public health

6.1 Epidemiology: the foundation of public health Oxford Textbook of Public Health 6.1 Epidemiology: the foundation of public health   Roger Detels What is epidemiology? Uses of epidemiology in support of public health   Describing the spectrum of the disease   Describing the natural history of disease   Identifying factors that increase or decrease the […]

5.4 Applications of information systems to public health

5.4 Applications of information systems to public health Oxford Textbook of Public Health 5.4 Applications of information systems to public health Jeff Luck Introduction Advances in information technology and information systems Public health activities supported by information systems Applying information systems in public health activities Outline of this chapter Data collection Vital statistics Population surveys […]

5.3 The revolution in electronic communication and public health

5.3 The revolution in electronic communication and public health Oxford Textbook of Public Health 5.3 The revolution in electronic communication and public health Elliot R. Siegel, Julia Royall, and John C. Scott Introduction The Internet The World Wide Web On-ramps to the information superhighway Factors limiting use of the Internet Public health information content on […]

5.2 Information systems and community diagnosis in developing countries*

5.2 Information systems and community diagnosis in developing countries* Oxford Textbook of Public Health 5.2 Information systems and community diagnosis in developing countries* Chitr Sitthi-Amorn Outline Introduction The objectives of public health actions Improving average health status and reducing the burden of illnesses Reducing health inequities Responding to the legitimate expectations of individuals Improving the […]