Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, Valerie M. McGuire
Oxford University Press; USA
Neuroepidemiology is the epidemiologic study of neurological conditions. This fine textbook Neuroepidemiology: From Principles to Practice (PDF) provides an accessible and comprehensive overview of research methods for conducting epidemiologic and clinical research on these conditions. It is aimed at epidemiologists; neurologists; and public health professionals; as well as students of these disciplines. The ebook has 3 parts; each emphasizing the unique aspects of studying neurologic disorders. The 1st 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 2nd part covers each of the major neurologic disorders; with an emphasis on the methodologic aspects of studying these disorders and discussion of future research directions. The 3rd part is devoted to clinical and translational research methods; including the design and conduct of clinical trials and prognostic studies; as well as the principles of health services research and evidence-based medicine. This textbook will give epidemiologists; neurologists; and their students the foundation for conducting rigorous epidemiologic and clinical research on neurologic disorders.
“A much-needed reference…concise and well-organized; [the ebook] provides easy to understand case scenarios and examples…highly recommended for all practitioners in the field of evidence-based neurology and clinical neurological research.” — New England Journal of Medicine