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Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen Van Den Eeden, and Valarie M. McGuire


This book provides the foundation for conducting rigorous epidemiologic and clinical research on neurologic disorders. The book has three parts, each emphasizing the unique aspects of studying neurologic disorders. The first focuses on classic principles of epidemiologic and clinical research, including study design, sources of study bias, and methods for assessing the role of environmental and genetic factors in neurologic disorders. The second part covers each of the major neurologic disorders, with an emphasis on the methodologic aspects of studying these disorders and discussion of future ... More

Keywords: neuroepidemiology, epidemiologic methods, clinical research methodology, study design, health services research, evidence-based medicine, neurological disorders, research methods

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195133790
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lorene M. Nelson, editor
Stanford University, USA

Caroline M. Tanner, editor
Parkinson's Institute, Sunnyvale, California, USA

Stephen Van Den Eeden, editor
Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Oakland, California, USA

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Principles of Epidemiologic and Clinical Research

1 Neuroepidemiology: Fundamental Considerations

Caroline M. Tanner AND G. Webster Ross

2 Study Design, Measures of Effect, and Sources of Bias

Lorene M. Nelson AND Valerie M. Mcguire

3 Measurement and Analysis

Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, Beate Ritz, AND Kristin Cobb

4 Genetic Epidemiology of Neurologic Disease

Marieke C.J. Dekker, Lorene M. Nelson, AND Cornelia M. VAN Duijn

Epidemiology of Neurologic Disorders

6 Movement Disorders

Caroline M. Tanner AND Karen Marder

8 Multiple Sclerosis

Alberto Ascherio AND Kassandra Munger

9 Stroke

Bernadette Boden-Albala AND Ralph L. Sacco

10 Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

Jess F. Kraus AND David L. Mcarthur

11 Peripheral Neuropathy

Gary M. Franklin

12 Epilepsy

J. Fred Annegers

13 Migraine and Tension-Type Headache

Richard B. Lipton, Sandra W. Hamelsky, AND Walter F. Stewart

14 Intracranial Neoplasms

Margaret Wrensch, Yuriko Minn, Terri Chew, AND Melissa Bondy

15 Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Coleen A. Boyle AND Catherine C. Murphy

Clinical Epidemiology

16 Prognosis of Neurologic Diseases

W. T. Longstreth JR. AND Valerie Mcguire

17 Clinical Trials in Neurology

Connie Marras, Steven R. Schwid, AND Karl Kieburtz

18 Health Services Research in Neurology

Barbara G. Vickrey AND Robert G. Holloway

19 Evidence-Based Medicine in Neurology

Robert G. Holloway, Barbara G. Vickrey, AND David H. Thom

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