Meta-analysis in Medical Research: The Handbook for the Understanding and Practice of Meta-analysis

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Medical - 112 pages
This book is a joint package of a practical manual on how to undertake meta-analysis in medicine together with an accompanying CD-ROM. This provides individuals with access to meta-analysis software and the instructions and guidance on how to undertake them.

The software package contains a computer program 'Metanalysis' which performs statistical analyses for the meta-analysis. It has some unique features currently not available in other meta-analysis software packages:


  • ability to import graphics into Word, PowerPoint etc
  • Galbraith's plots
  • cumulative meta-analysis
  • number needed to treat
  • publication bias assessment

The graphics generated by the software are in a format compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint.

Click here to view sample graphics.

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Contents

The handbook for the understanding and practice of metaanalysis Introduction
1
The handbook for the understanding and practice of metaanalysis How to Plan a MetaAnalysis The Study Design
7
The handbook for the understanding and practice of metaanalysis Bias in MetaAnalytical Research
15
The handbook for the understanding and practice of metaanalysis Statistical Procedures
23
The handbook for the understanding and practice of metaanalysis Working Procedures
33
The handbook for the understanding and practice of metaanalysis How to Read Evaluate and Present a MetaAnalysis
57
The handbook for the understanding and practice of metaanalysis How to Use the Program
63
The handbook for the understanding and practice of metaanalysis References
87
The handbook for the understanding and practice of metaanalysis Glossary
89
The handbook for the understanding and practice of metaanalysis Index
93
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About the author (2008)

Gioacchino Leandro is the author of Meta-analysis in Medical Research: The Handbook for the Understanding and Practice of Meta-analysis, published by Wiley.

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