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Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

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


This book provides the foundation for conducting rigorous epidemiologic and clinical research on neurologic disorders. The book has three parts, each emphasizing the unique aspects of studying neurologic disorders. The first focuses on classic principles of epidemiologic and clinical research, including study design, sources of study bias, and methods for assessing the role of environmental and genetic factors in neurologic disorders. The second part covers each of the major neurologic disorders, with an emphasis on the methodologic aspects of studying these disorders and discussion of future ... More

Keywords: neuroepidemiology, epidemiologic methods, clinical research methodology, study design, health services research, evidence-based medicine, neurological disorders, research methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195133790
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lorene M. Nelson, editor
Stanford University, USA

Caroline M. Tanner, editor
Parkinson's Institute, Sunnyvale, California, USA

Stephen Van Den Eeden, editor
Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Oakland, California, USA