Injury epidemiology: research and control strategies

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2007.
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This text presents epidemiologic methods for studying injuries and evaluating interventions to prevent them to students and health care and safety professionals. Injuries can be classified under many descriptions, such as causal energy, agent of energy impact, and behavioral interventions. The formations of research questions and the choice of research methods may reveal or obscure patterns which can lead to remarkable reductions in injury. Relatively simple descriptive studies are helpful in targeting and improving injury control programs, while changeable factors are revealed only by more sophisticated analytic methods. The sources for such reliable, valid data and exemplary study designs are contained in this essential textbook. In addition, the difficulties in using rates and ratios, and applying epidemiologic methods when evaluating programs, laws, and regulations are covered. The use of economic concepts and policy analysis, topics not usually found in epidemiology texts, is also discussed and illustrated.
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table_of_contents Injury and the role of epidemiology -- Energy characteristics and control strategies -- Research objectives and usable data -- Injury severity -- Injury statistics -- National injury surveillance -- Local injury surveillance -- The use and abuse of causal analysis -- Research designs and data analysis -- Human factors -- Evaluation of programs to change human factors voluntarily -- Evaluation of laws and regulations directed at individual behavior -- Evaluation of agent, vehicle and environmental modifications -- Evaluation of post-injury treatment and rehabilitation -- Injury epidemiology and economics -- Summation of principles.
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