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Healthcare Evaluation

Healthcare Evaluation

Four Volume Set
Edited by:

June 2012 | 1 720 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Health evaluation has become increasingly important in recent years as policy makers, health professionals and health researchers become more concerned with the rigorous assessment of healthcare policies, health interventions and health research. This important volume, edited by Barker Bausell, will be a must-read for anyone interested in the methodological fundamentals of how best to design, carry out and analyse health evaluation studies, and anyone interested in making healthcare policy and health research more effective.

This collection includes key publications on the topic of health evaluation, focusing primarily on four themes: evaluation theory and approaches to the process of evaluation, methods and design considerations, statistical issues and exemplary case studies. As part of the Fundamentals of Applied Research series, this four-volume major work offers an overview of seminal articles in the field of health evaluation that are designed to enable health professionals and their students to learn about, interpret and ultimately undertake evaluation studies in their own specialist fields.

Avril Blamey and Mhairi Mackenzie
Theories of Change and Realistic Evaluation
Peas in a Pod or Apples and Oranges?

Benjamin Caballero
Ethical Issues for Collaborative Research in Developing Countries
Iain Chalmers, Larry Hedges and Harris Cooper
A Brief History of Research Synthesis
Frédérique Claudot et al
Ethics and Observational Studies in Medical Research
Various Rules in a Common Framework

Judith DePue et al
Cultural Translation of Interventions
Diabetes Care in American Samoa

Karen Glanz and Donald Bishop
The Role of Behavioral Science Theory in Development and Implementation of Public Health Interventions
Russell Glasgow et al
Practical Clinical Trials for Translating Research to Practice
Design and Measurement Recommendations

Hanne Foss Hansen
Choosing Evaluation Models
A Discussion of Evaluation Design

Zelee Hill et al
Informed Consent in Ghana
What Do Participants Really Understand?

John Ioannidis
Effectiveness of Antidepressants
An Evidence Myth Constructed from a Thousand Randomized Trials?

John Lavis et al
How Can Research Organizations More Effectively Transfer Research Knowledge to Decision Makers?
Deidre Lynch et al
Descriptive Meta-Evaluation
Case Study of an Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Lindsay McLaren et al
Out of Context? Translating Evidence from the North Karelia Project over Place and Time
Miles McNall et al
The Use of Rapid-Feedback Evaluation Methods to Improve the Retention Rates of an HIV/AIDS Health-Care Intervention
David Oglivie et al
Assessing the Evaluability of Complex Public Health Interventions
Five Questions for Researchers, Funders and Policy Makers

Louise Rohrbach et al
Type II Translation
Transporting Prevention from Research to Real-World Settings

Mary Ann Scheirer
Is Sustainability Possible? A Review and Commentary on Empirical Studies of Program Sustainability
Sanjeev Sridharan and April Nakaima
Ten Steps to Making Evaluation Matter
Steve Sussman et al
Translation in the Health Professions
Converting Science into Action

Svetlana Yampolskaya et al
Using Concept Mapping to Develop a Logic Model and Articulate a Program Theory
A Case Example

Jeffrey Alexander and Larry Hearld
What Can We Learn from Quality Improvement Research? A Critical Review of Research Methods
J. Jackson Barnette and Anne Baber Wallis
The Missing Treatment Design Element
Continuity of Treatment When Multiple Post-Observations Are Used in Time-Series and Repeated Measures Study Designs

R. Barker Bausell
Are Positive Alternative Medical Therapy Trials Credible? Evidence from Four High-Impact Medical Journals
Patrick Corrigan and Mark Salzer
The Conflict between Random Assignment and Treatment Preference
Implications for Internal Validity

Robert Cotter et al
Innovative Retention Methods in Longitudinal Research
A Case Study of the Developmental Trends Study

Jeanne Daly et al
A Hierarchy of Evidence for Assessing Qualitative Health Research
Donald Fetterolf
Why Do Multi-Organizational Quality Initiatives Usually Fail?
Mardi Gomberg-Maitland, Lars Frison and Jonathan Halperin
Active Control Clinical Trials to Establish Equivalence or Non-Inferiority
Methodological and Statistical Concepts Linked to Quality

Lawrence Green and Russell Glasgow
Evaluating the Relevance, Generalization and Applicability of Research
Issues in External Validation and Translation Methodology

P. Cristian Gugiu
The Logic of Summative Confidence
Sheila Harvey et al
Using Clinical Databases to Evaluate Health-Care Interventions
Ariel Linden
Designing a Prospective Study When Randomization Is Not Feasible
James McMillan
Randomized Field Trials and Internal Validity
Not So Fast My Friend

William Peneul and Barbara Means
Using Large-Scale Databases in Evaluation
Advances, Opportunities and Challenges

Michael Pennell et al
Cut-Off Designs for Community-Based Intervention Studies
Charles Reichardt
Evaluating Methods for Estimating Program Effects
Barbara Resnick et al
Treatment Fidelity in Behavior Change Research
A Case Example

Marianna Shershneva et al
Commitment to Practice Change
An Evaluator's Perspective

Helene Starks and Susan Brown Trinidad
Choose Your Method
A Comparison of Phenomenology, Discourse Analysis and Grounded Theory

Michael Trevisan
Evaluability Assessment from 1986 to 2006
Sean Tunis, Joshua Benner and Mark McClellan
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Policy Context, Methods Development and Research Infrastructure

Jonathan VanGeest, Timothy Johnson and Verna Welch
Methodologies for Improving Response Rates in Surveys of Physicians
A Systematic Review

Chih-Hung Chang and Bryce Reeve
Item Response Theory and Its Applications to Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement
Linda Collins, John Dziak and L Runze
Design of Experiments with Multiple Independent Variables
A Resource Management Perspective on Complete and Reduced Factorial Designs

Ross Crosby, Ronette Kolotkin and G. Rhys Williams
Defining Clinically Meaningful Change in Health-Related Quality of Life
Patrick Dattalo
A Review of Software for Sample Size Determination
Vincent de Groot et al
How to Measure Comorbidity
A Critical Review of Available Methods

Karen DeSalvo
Health-Care Expenditure Prediction with a Single-Item, Self-Rated Health Measure
Michael Drummond and Mark Sculpher
Common Methodological Flaws in Economic Evaluations
Lisa Engel et al
Medical Record Review Conduction Model for Improving Inter-Rater Reliability of Abstracting Medical-Related Information
Sonya Eremenco, David Cella and Benjamin Arnold
A Comprehensive Method for the Translation and Cross-Cultural Validation of Health Status Questionnaires
E. Michael Foster et al
Estimating the Costs of Preventive Interventions
Linda Frazier et al
Comparison of Focus Groups on Cancer and Employment Conducted Face to Face or by Telephone
Paolo Ghisletta and Dario Spini
An Introduction to Generalized Estimating Equations and an Application to Assess Selectivity Effects in a Longitudinal Study on Very Old Individuals
Sander Greenland and Babette Brumback
An Overview of Relations among Causal Modeling Methods
Paul Grootnendorst
A Review of Instrumental Variables Estimation of Treatment Effects in the Applied Health Sciences
George Johanson and Gordon Brooks
Initial Scale Development
Sample Size for Pilot Studies

Spyros Konstantopoulos
Using Power Tables to Compute Statistical Power in Multilevel Experimental Designs
Timothy McAuliffe, Wayne DiFranceisco and Barbara Reed
Effects of Question Format and Collection Mode on the Accuracy of Retrospective Surveys of Health Risk Behavior
A Comparison with Daily Sexual Activity Diaries

J. Tobias Nagurney et al
The Accuracy and Completeness of Stat Collected by Prospective and Retrospective Methods
Laura Peck
Using Cluster Analysis in Program Evaluation
Chao-Ying Joanne Peng and Jin Zhu
Comparison of Two Approaches for Handling Missing Covariates in Logistic Regression
Steven Pinkerton et al
Aggregate versus Individual-Level Sexual Behavior Assessment
How Much Detail Is Needed to Accurately Estimate HIV/STI Risk?

Justus Randolph and R. Shawn Edmondson
Using the Binomial Effect Size Display (BESD) to Present the Magnitude of Effect Sizes to the Evaluation Audience
Stephen Raudenbush, Andres Martinez and Jessaca Spybrook
Strategies for Improving Precision in Group-Randomized Experiments
Hector Rodriguez et al
A Randomized Trial of Mail, Internet and Interactive Voice Response Telephone Administration of Surveys
Amanda Weeks, Hal Swerissen and John Belfrage
Issues, Challenges and Solutions in Translating Study Instruments
Robert Aseltine and Robert DeMartino
An Outcome Evaluation of the SOS Suicide Prevention Program
Steven Atlas et al
Surgical and Non-Surgical Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
George Avery and Jennifer Zabriskie-Timmerman
The Impact of Federal Bio-Terrorism Funding Programs on Local Health Department Preparedness Activities
Joseph Boscarino et al
A Propensity Score Analysis of Brief Worksite Crisis Interventions after the World Trade Center Disaster
Implications for Intervention and Research

Lisa Buckley and Mary Sheehan
A Process Evaluation of an Injury Prevention School-Based Program for Adolescents
Hsuan-Lien Chu, Shuen-Zen Liu and James Romeis
Does the Implementation of Responsibility Centers, Total Quality Management and Physician Fee Programs Improve Hospital Efficiency? Evidence from Taiwan Hospitals
Club Diabette Sicili Investigators
Five-Year Impact of a Continuous Quality Improvement Effort Implemented by a Network of Diabetes Outpatient Clinics
Shan Cretin et al
Evaluating an Integrated Approach to Clinical Quality Improvement
Clinical Guidelines, Quality Measurement and Supportive System Design

Karen Weber Cullen, Kathy Watson and Issa Zakeri
Improvements in Middle School Student Dietary Intake after Implementation of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy
William Darrow and Susan Biersteker
Short-Term Impact Evaluation of a Social Marketing Campaign to Prevent Syphilis among Men Who Have Sex with Men
Signe Flottorp, Kari Håvelsrud and Andrew Oxman
Process Evaluation of a Cluster Randomized Trial of Tailored Interventions to Implement Guidelines in Primary Care
Why Is It so Hard to Change Practice?

John Guzek et al
Improving Diabetes Care Using a Multitiered Quality Improvement Model
Anterro Heloma et al
The Short-Term Impact of National Smoke-Free Workplace Legislation on Passive Smoking and Tobacco Use
David Kenny et al
Evaluation for Treatment Programs for Persons with Severe Mental Illness
Moderator and Mediator Effects

Gerald Kominski et al
Economic Evaluation of Four Treatments for Low-Back Pain
Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

R. Tamara Konetzka, Sally Stearns and Jeongyoung Park
The Staffing-Outcomes Relationship in Nursing Homes
Suying Li et al
An Instrumental Variable Analysis of the Impact of Practice Guidelines on Improving Quality of Care and Diabetes-Related Outcomes in the Elderly Medicare Population
Jaana Martikainen et al
Impact of Restricted Reimbursement on the Use of Statins in Finland
A Register-Based Study

Celeste Monforton and Richard Windsor
An Impact Evaluation of a Federal Mine Safety Training Regulation on Injury Rates among U.S. Stone, Sand and Gravel Mine Workers
An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis

Etienne Pracht et al
Survival Advantage Associated with Treatment of Injury at Designated Trauma Centers
A Bivariate Probit Model with Instrumental Variables

Thomas Rice et al
The Impact of Private and Public Health Insurance on Medication Use for Adults with Chronic Diseases
Thomas Rice and Craig Anderson
The Effectiveness of Child Restraint Systems for Children Aged Three Years or Younger during Motor Vehicle Collisions
1996 to 2005

Amanda Rosecrans et al
Process Evaluation of a Multi-Institutional Community-Based Program for Diabetes Prevention among First Nations
Lisbeth Rosenbek Minet et al
The Experience of Living with Diabetes Following a Self-Management Program Based on Motivational Interviewing
Thomas Shaw and Mark Carrozza
Is Access Sufficient? An Examination of the Effects of the MedShare Program to Expand Access to Prescription Drugs for Indigent Populations
Tamara Shefer et al
The Social Construction of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in South African Communities
Eduardo Simoes et al
Effects of a Community-Based, Professionally Supervised Intervention on Physical Activity Levels among Residents of Recife, Brazil

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