Critical Appraisal for Psychiatrists - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443070174

Critical Appraisal for Psychiatrists

1st Edition

Authors: Stephen Lawrie Andrew McIntosh Sanjay Rao
Paperback ISBN: 9780443070174
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 24th October 2000
Page Count: 288

Table of Contents

A rationale for EBMH. Clinical governance. Information needs in everyday clinical practice. Asking clinical questions. Getting answers. Resources. Designing a research project. Case reports, series and uncontrolled studies. Surveys. Clincal audit.Qualitative studies. Case-control studies. Cohort studies. Clinical trials. Economic analysis. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Types of data. Rates. Probability. Parametric and non-parametric statistics. Measures of central tendency and dispersion. Camparing groups. Relationships between groups. Multivariate statistics. Meta-analysis statistics. Critical appraisal diagnosis, treatment, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, prognosis, economics, guidelines, aetiology/harm, clinical audit. Mock exam papers.


A short introduction to critical appraisal, research methods and statistics in psychistry, aimed in particular at trainees sitting the MRCPsych and similar exams.


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About the Authors

Stephen Lawrie Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Division of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Edinburgh; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, UK

Andrew McIntosh Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Reader in Psychiatry & Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Sanjay Rao Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior House Officer, Andrew Duncan Clinic, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland