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Epidemiology for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Professionals

1st Edition

By Richard E Miller

Routledge

474 pages

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Description

Combine a working knowledge of epidemiology to your health and medical skills!

Every day, health promotion and disease prevention professionals interact with epidemiologists during the course of their practices. Investigations into the causes, distribution, and control of disease provide practitioners in the public and allied health fields with findings essential to dealing with patients and clients. This ongoing collaboration makes the need for communication through a common body of knowledge a matter of life--and death.

Epidemiology for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Professionals presents you and your students with practical applications that incorporate up-to-date epidemiological findings into health promotion and disease prevention concepts. The book establishes an operational understanding not only for students in the public health, nursing, medicine, and environmental health fields, but also for future and current health and patient educators, fitness and exercise science specialists, and athletic and personal trainers. This comprehensive textbook includes a step-by-step guide to the epidemiological process, including surveillance and investigation, how studies and trials are conducted (and categorized), and how findings are used to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs.

Epidemiology for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Professionals includes:

  • problem-solving strategies for investigations and studies
  • chapter-ending knowledge tests that target health improvement and disease prevention
Epidemiology for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Professionals provides students in the health, medical, and fitness fields with the working knowledge of epidemiology they will need as professionals and provides professionals with an understanding essential to their practices.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Epidemiology
  • What Is Epidemiology?
  • What Is Health Promotion and Disease Prevention?
  • How Is Epidemiology Conducted?
  • How Are Epidemiological Findings Used?
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Web Site Resources
  • Chapter Activities: Knowledge Tests on Healthy People 2010
  • Focus Area 1: Access to Quality Health Services
  • Focus Area 2: Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions
  • Test Answers
  • Chapter 2. Historical Perspectives
  • History and Epidemiology
  • Parents of Epidemiology
  • Honorable Mentions of the Twentieth Century
  • Recent History of Public and Environmental Health
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Web Site Resources
  • Chapter Activities: Knowledge Tests on Health People 2010
  • Focus Area 3: Cancer
  • Focus Area 4: Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Test Answers
  • Chapter 3. Concepts and Principles
  • Disease Occurrence and Distribution
  • Disease Cause and Control
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Web Site Resources
  • Chapter Activities: Knowledge Tests on Health People 2010
  • Focus Area 5: Diabetes
  • Focus Area 6: Disability and Secondary Conditions
  • Test Answers
  • Chapter 4. Agents
  • Biological Agents
  • Chemical Agents
  • Physical Agents
  • Social Agents
  • Behavioral Agents
  • Genetic Agents
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Web Site Resources
  • Chapter Activities: Knowledge Tests on Health People 2010
  • Focus Area 7: Educational and Community-Based Programs
  • Focus Area 8: Environmental Health
  • Test Answers
  • Chapter 5. Person, Place, and Time
  • Introduction
  • Person Characteristics
  • Place Characteristics
  • Time Characteristics
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Web Site Resources
  • Chapter Activities: Knowledge Tests on Health People 2010
  • Focus Area 9: Family Planning
  • Focus Area 10: Good Safety
  • Test Answers
  • Chapter 6. Disease Process
  • Diseases and Morbid Conditions
  • Infectious Disease Application
  • Noninfectious Disease Application
  • Morbid Condition Application
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Web Site Resources
  • Chapter Activities: Knowledge Tests on Health People 2010
  • Focus Area 11: Health Communication
  • Focus Area 12: Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Text Answers
  • Chapter 7. Surveillance
  • Introduction
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Rates
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Web Site Resources
  • Chapter Activities: Knowledge Tests on Health People 2010
  • Focus Area 13: HIV
  • Focus Area 14: Immunization and Infectious Diseases
  • Test Answers
  • Chapter 8. Investigations
  • Investigative Methods
  • Problem Solving During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
  • Investigating Noninfectious Disease Epidemics
  • Investigating Chronic Diseases
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Web Site Resources
  • Chapter Activities: Knowledge Tests on Health People 2010
  • Focus Area 15: Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Focus Area 16: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
  • Test Answers
  • Chapter 9. Prevalence Studies
  • The Nature of Studies
  • What is Prevalence?
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Web Site Resources
  • Chapter Activities: Knowledge Tests on Health People 2010
  • Focus Area 17: Medical Product Safety
  • Focus Area 18: Mental Health and Mental Disorders
  • Text Answers
  • Chapter 10. Retrospective Studies
  • Case Study
  • Case Control Study
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Web Site Resources
  • Chapter Activities: Knowledge Tests on Health People 2010
  • Focus Area 19: Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Focus Area 20: Occupational Safety and Health
  • Test Answers
  • Chapter 11. Prospective Studies
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Web Site Resources
  • Chapter Activities: Knowledge Tests on Health People 2010
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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
MED003000
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General