By O. S. Miettinen, I. Karp
Having final 12 months released “Up from scientific Epidemiology & EBM” and in addition “Epidemiological study: phrases and Concepts,” Miettinen now – this time with collaboration from his junior colleague I. Karp – brings out this extra creation into epidemiological learn; and he's now engaged on an advent into scientific examine, for booklet subsequent 12 months. It obviously is Miettinen’s felt time to crystallize the fundamental understandings he has come to because the end result of a half-century of focused attempt to boost the speculation of epidemiological and ‘meta-epidemiological medical’ research.
In accord with its name, this e-book makes a speciality of learn to increase the knowledge-base for preventive drugs, which frequently is wisdom concerning the causal foundation –etilogy, etiogenesis – of disorder. It first illustrates how short of this information nonetheless is, regardless of a lot examine; and it then goals to steer the reader to extra efficient etiogenetic research.
This publication locations a lot emphasis at the have to guarantee relevance by way of principles-guided items layout for the experiences, which now is still conspicuously absent from epidemiologists’ matters. And as for tactics layout, this e-book exposes the fallacies within the still-common ‘cohort’ and ‘case-control’ experiences, defines the necessities of all etiogenetic reports, after which addresses the real suggestions for layout during this framework of shared essentials.
A good buy of consciousness can be given to the nonetheless commonly-held, very significant, dual fallacies that screening for an disease is a preventive intervention, to be studied by means of randomized trials, and that learn on it could actually indicate rational guidance or suggestions relating to judgements concerning the screening.
While Miettinen already is thought of as ‘the father of recent epidemiology,’ he now seems to be to became the daddy additionally of post-modern epidemiology, the place ‘epidemiology’ nonetheless ability epidemiological research.
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Various “numbers needed to invite to screening to prevent 1 breast cancer death” – irrespective of the nature and duration of the screening! – she had nothing to say about them, “thoughtful” or otherwise. See Appendix 2. 7 Overview of the Achievements The aim of epidemiological research should be understood to be advancement of epidemiological practices in the improvement of population health in human communities. We defined epidemiological research by this aim of it, regardless of how ‘basic’ the research is (sect.
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In effect, calling for a marriage of sociological frameworks to epidemiologic inquiry. ” Something to here weigh and consider in particular is this: Given that epidemiological research without the ‘social’ adjective addresses population occurrence of illness in relation to characterizers of the population’s individual members – their constitutional, environmental, and behavioral characterizers – as a matter of biomedical research, isn’t it natural to think of study of the distribution of these determinants in (human) populations/communities/societies as social and behavioral – rather than biomedical – research, as a supplement to, rather than a type of, epidemiological research?
Epidemiological Research: An Introduction: An Introduction by O. S. Miettinen, I. Karp