edited by Emmanuel Lesaffre
Statistical and Methodological Aspects of Oral Health Research provides oral health researchers with an overview of the methodological aspects that are important in planning, conducting and analyzing their research projects whilst also providing biostatisticians with an idea of the statistical problems that arise when tackling oral health research questions.
- An introduction to research methodology and an exposition of the state of the art.
- A variety of examples from oral health research.
- Contributions from well-known oral health researchers, epidemiologists and biostatisticians, all of whom have rich experience in this area.
- Recent developments in statistical methodology prompted by a variety of dental applications.
- Do We Need to Improve Oral Health Research?
- Grading Evidence with a Focus on Etiology, Surrogates, and Clinical Devices
- The Effective use of Research Data for Evidence-Based Oral Health Care
- Planning a Research Project
- How to Carry out Successful Clinical Studies: Lessons from Project Management
- Design and Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials in Oral Health
- Epidemiological Oral Health Studies: Aspects of Design and Analysis
- Qualitative Research
- Data Validity and Quality
- Start with the Basics
- Statistical Methods for Studying Associations Between Variables
- Assessing Accuracy of Oral Health Diagnostic Tests
- Analysis of Correlated Responses
- Missing Data and Informative Cluster Sizes
- Failure Time Analysis
- Misclassification and Measurement Error in Oral Health
- Statistical Genetics
- The Bayesian Approach
- Examples from Oral Health Epidemiology: The Signal Tandmobiel and Smile for Life studies
- Subantimicrobial-dose Doxycycline Effects on Alveolar Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women: Example of a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial