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Handbook for Health Care Research, Second Edition

Author(s): Robert L. Chatburn, MHHS, RRT-NPS, FAARC, Clinical Research Manager, Respiratory Institute Cleveland Clinic, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763778057
  • Paperback    368 pages      © 2011
Price: $49.95 US List
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Handbook for Health Care Research is included in the 2015 edition of the essential collection of Doody’s Core Titles.

Doody's Book Review: 98 - 5 Stars!

This is a unique book on scientific research written for health care practitioners. Using step-by-step guidelines, the text teaches students and practitioners to implement a research protocol and evaluate the results, even with no experience or formal training in the research process. It provides the basic tools to carry out and critically analyze the research data, from asking the initial questions to preparing a publication. The chapters are organized around the major steps in the research process, allowing the reader to sort through various research procedures easily. Statistical procedures are illustrated with actual examples from health care practice in this user friendly resource.

Instructor Resources include PowerPoint slides and a Test Bank.

 

Features & Benefits

 

  • Illustrates all statistical procedures with real world examples.
  • Avoids complex statistical tables and calculations.
  • Shows how to set up data for computer entry.
  • Provides an extensive glossary.
  • Shows model abstracts and a model paper as submitted to a medical journal plus.
  • Gives questions at the end of each chapter with an appendix of all answers.
  • Instructor Resources include PowerPoint slides and a Test Bank.

Section  I  Introduction
  Chapter  1  Why Study Research?
  Chapter  2  Ethics and Research
  Chapter  3  Outcomes Research
Section  II  Planning the Study
  Chapter  4  The Scientific Method
  Chapter  5  Developing the Study Idea
  Chapter  6  Reviewing the Literature
  Chapter  7  Designing the Experiment
Section  III  Conducting the Study
  Chapter  8  Steps to Implementation
  Chapter  9  Making Measurements
  Chapter  10  Basic Statistical Concepts
  Chapter  11  Statistical Methods for Nominal Measures
  Chapter  12  Statistical Methods for Ordinal Measures
  Chapter  13  Statistical Methods for Contiguous Measures
Section  IV  Publishing the Findings
  Chapter  14  The Paper
  Chapter  15  The Abstract
  Chapter  16  The Case Report
  Chapter  17  The Poster Presentation
  Appendix  I  Basic Science Writing
  Appendix  II  Glossary
  Appendix  III  Peer Review Checklist
  Appendix  IV  Answers to Questions
  Appendix  V  Model Paper
  Appendix  VI  Response to Reviewers

Robert L. Chatburn, MHHS, RRT-NPS, FAARC-Clinical Research Manager, Respiratory Institute Cleveland Clinic, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Robert L. Chatburn, MHHS, RRT-NPS, FAARC is Associate Professor, department of medicine, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care. Rob is currently the clinical research manager, section of respiratory therapy, at the Cleveland Clinic. Previously he was the technical director of respiratory care at University Hospitals for 20 years. He is the author of 11 textbooks and over 250 publications in medical journals. He is an Associate Editor of Respiratory Care Journal and is recognized internationally as a research scientist and authority on mechanical ventilation and pediatric respiratory care.

Mr. Chatburn was born and raised in Niles Ohio. He received an AS degree from Cuyahoga Community and BS and MHHS degrees from Youngstown State University. He started his career at Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital in 1977. In 1979 he was promoted to research coordinator. In 1986 he took the position of technical director of pediatric respiratory care and in 1995 annexed the adult division as well. In 1997 he became assistant professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University and was promoted to associate professor in 1998. In 2006 Mr. Chatburn became clinical research manager, section of respiratory therapy, at the Cleveland Clinic. His academic appointment is currently associate professor, department of medicine, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Rob was among the first 13 people awarded fellowship in the American Association for Respiratory Care in 1998 and was the recipient of the 2007 Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award.

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  • "The book is intended as a practical, go-to guide for students and healthcare practitioners interested in research as well as seasoned researchers. The author is a highly respected researcher, author, and expert in the field of respiratory care who uses examples from his own experiences. However, the concepts are applicable to any area of medical research. This is an excellent, easy-to-read primer on research and updates its predecessor with new tables, figures, the latest Internet resources, and a new section on improving scientific writing skills. This highly recommended book would be a valuable resource for libraries in addition to individuals."

    ~ Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT, AE-C, William Beaumont Hospitals (for Doody's Book Review, April 2010. Score: 98 - 5 Stars)

  • “[Handbook for Health Care Research’s] structure lends itself for use as a primary text for an introductory course on research methodology…Unlike other textbooks on research design that I’ve encountered, Chatburn has very thoughtfully provided an entire section devoted to publishing one’s scientific findings…Chatburn not only provides concrete examples of scientific writing for the novice researcher to model their own projects, he devotes over 30 pages to the actual mechanics of scientific writing.
              What struck me about Handbook for Health Care Research was the care, precision, and detail of the material covered… [There] is a concerted effort throughout to provide concrete examples of concepts that should assist the novice in understanding abstract scientific concepts.
               In essence, Chatburn has created a very thoughtful and eminently accessible textbook not only for the respiratory care practitioner who is starting out on a research path, but also a useful reference for the seasoned researcher.”

    ~ Richard H. Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC, San Francisco General Hospital
    (RESPIRATORY CARE, November 2010, Vol. 55, No. 11)
     

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9780763778057

Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank