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Conducting Large-Scale Population-Based Survey Research

Jorge Delva, Paula Allen-Meares, and Sandra L. Momper

in Cross-Cultural Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195382501
eISBN:
9780199777419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382501.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter illustrates the conduct of population-based studies by describing the implementation of a large school-based survey of substance use in several Central American countries. The project's ... More


Case-control and cohort studies in the age of genome-wide associations

Teri Manolio

in Human Genome Epidemiology, 2nd Edition: Building the evidence for using genetic information to improve health and prevent disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398441
eISBN:
9780199776023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398441.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Environmental modifiers of the effects of genetic variants, or gene-environment interactions, have received increased attention in recent years due to the recognition that genetic variants alone are ... More


Population approaches to promote healthful eating behaviours

Simone A. French

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents an overview of the latest research on population-based interventions to promote healthful food choices. It begins by providing an overview of the theoretical models and ... More


Assessment of Distress, Disorder, Impairment, and Need in the Population

William W. Eaton, Ramin Mojtabai, Elizabeth A. Stuart, Jeannie-Marie S. Leoutsakos, and S. Janet Kuramoto

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390445
eISBN:
9780199950416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter deals with the measurement of psychopathology, with an emphasis on population-based life course approaches. Assessment of mental and behavioral disorders is more difficult than ... More


Genetic Epidemiology of Neurologic Disease

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.04
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a discussion of Mendelian versus complex (non-Mendelian) neurological disorders, followed by an overview of the structure of DNA and the molecular basis of disease. It ... More


Sexual Orientation and Mental Health

Susan D. Cochran and Vickie M. Mays

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on four key topics related to sexual orientation and mental health. First, it highlights several methodological issues that are relevant to understanding research on the ... More


Number of pain sites – a simple measure of population risk?

Bård Natvig, Camilla Ihlebæk, Yusman Kamaleri, and Dag Bruusgaard

in Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199235766
eISBN:
9780191594816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235766.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In a population-based prospective study in Ullensaker, Norway (The Ullensaker Study), researchers used a generic approach to measuring musculoskeletal pain. This chapter summarizes the results from ... More


Characterizing the Workplace Environment

Harvey Checkoway, Neil Pearce, and David Kriebel

in Research Methods in Occupational Epidemiology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195092424
eISBN:
9780199864553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092424.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The quality of exposure data is one of the primary determinants of research validity and informativeness in occupational epidemiology. This chapter describes approaches for assessing exposures to ... More


Systematic Reviews in Public Health

Melissa L. Mcpheeters, Peter Briss, Steven J. Teutsch, and Benedict Truman

in Applied Epidemiology: Theory to practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187410
eISBN:
9780199864997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a real-life perspective on systematic reviews, including some of the challenges involved and some of the areas in which there are differences of opinion among experts about ... More


Designing for the Dissemination of Environmental and Policy Initiatives and Programs for High-Risk Groups

Neville Owen, Ana Goode, Brianna Fjeldsoe, Takemi Sugiyama, and Elizabeth Eakin

in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751877
eISBN:
9780199933242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751877.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Using examples from the field of physical activity and health, this chapter illustrates: designing for the dissemination of population-based environmental and policy approaches; and designing for the ... More


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