From the Back Cover
This book serves as a comprehensive reference for a variety of research situations. This edition reflects the popular approaches to analysis and design, and addresses the focus of health-care related research through the 1990s and into the 21st century. Expanded or added topics include outcomes research and the disablement model, validity and diagnostic screening, meta-analysis, scales used in survey and outcomes research, logistic regression, measures of reliability, and data management to prepare for computer analysis. For those in the health professions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing, and exercise physiology.
About the Author
Dr. Leslie Portney is the Director of Graduate Programs in Physical Therapy for the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Leslie graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute, a PhD in Gerontology from Boston University, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Medical College of Virginia, and a Certificate in Physical Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a licensed physical therapist in both New York and Massachusetts. Leslie has authored a multitude of books and has contributed to a variety of different publications including the PT-Magazine of Physical Therapy. Leslie is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and on the Task Force on Uniform Outcomes Assessment. Dr. Mary Watkins is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Graduate Programs in Physical Therapy for the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Mary graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute and a Master of Science from Boston University. Mary is a licensed physical therapist in Massachusetts, a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Mary has authored many book chapters and contributed to a number of different publications including the Journal of Hand Therapy, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation and the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy.
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