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Nursing is a growing area of higher education, in which anintroduction to statistics is an essential component. There iscurrently a gap in the market for a 'user-friendly' book which iscontextulised and targeted for nursing. Practical Statistics forNursing and Health Care introduces statistical techniques in such away that readers will easily grasp the fundamentals to enable themto gain the confidence and understanding to perform their ownanalysis. It also provides sufficient advice in areas such asclinical trials and epidemiology to enable the reader to criticallyappraise work published in journals such as the Lancet and BritishMedical Journal.
* Covers all basic statistical concepts and tests
* Is user-friendly - avoids excessive jargon
* Includes relevant examples for nurses, including case studies anddata sets
* Provides information on further reading
* Starts from first principles and progresses step by step
* Includes 'advice on' sections for all of the tests described

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A knowledge of statistics is becoming increasingly necessary fornurses and other health care professionals if they are to readresearch reports, critically appraise the empirical literature andutilise research in their practice.

Practical Statistics for Nursing and Health Care gentlyintroduces the essential statistical techniques in an accessiblemanner to enable the reader to grasp the fundamentals and gain theconfidence and understanding to perform their own analysis.Starting from first principles, the text then progresses step bystep, with 'advice' sections for all the tests described. Includingcomprehensive coverage of all basic statistical concepts,information is also provided on relevant examples for nurses,including case studies, data sets and guidance for furtherreading.
Advice is also given in areas such as clinical trials andepidemiology equipping the reader to critically appraise workpublished in key medical journals.

Practical Statistics for Nursing and Healthcare:

  • Provides a user-friendly guide to statistical techniques andapplications relevant to nurses and health care-workers.
  • Includes a variety of the most appropriate methods forgathering, presenting and analysing data.
  • Features essential tables of data, illustrations and numerousfully-worked examples.
An essential introduction to statistics for pre-registrationnursing students on diploma and degree courses and a revision aidfor practising nurses and healthcare professionals.

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"The language is friendly and puts the reader at ease ....This bookprovides comprehensive coverage of an area that is important to allhealth care professionals. (Nursing Times, 28 March 2002) 

"...a plain English guide...to facilitate bothlearning and reference..." (Nurse Education Today, No.23,2003)

"...helpful in enabling nurses to appraise empirical researchand utilise research in their practice..." (Primary Health Care,October 2003)

"...provides clear explanations of the statistical concepts andillustrates these using relevant nursing scenarios..." (PracticeNurse, Friday 16 January, 2004)

"...provides a basic foundation of statistics...good resourcefor nurses...very user friendly..." (Oncology Nursing Forum, Vol31(2), 2004)

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