Find out how to use evidence to improve your practice! Thoroughly covering the full range of rehabilitation research with a clear, easy-to-understand approach, Rehabilitation Research: Principles and Applications, 5th Edition will help you analyze and apply research to practice. It examines traditional experimental designs as well as nonexperimental and emerging approaches, including qualitative research, single-system design, outcomes research, and survey research. Ideal for students and practitioners in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology, this user-friendly resource emphasizes evidence-based practice and the development of true scientist-practitioners.
Evidence-Based Practicechapterprovides an overview of the important concepts of EBP and the WHO model of health and disease.
Interdisciplinary author team consisting of a PT and an SLP bring an interdisciplinary focus and a stronger emphasis on evidence-based practice.
Discipline-specific examplesare drawn from three major fields: physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology.
Coverage of nonexperimental researchincludes chapters on clinical case studies and qualitative research, so you understand a wide range of research methods and when it is most appropriate to use each type.
Finding Research Literaturechapterincludes step-by-step dex_scriptions of literature searches within different rehab professions.
NEW! Completely updated evidence-based content and references makes the information useful for both students and rehab practitioners.
UPDATED! Expanded Single-Subject Design chapter provides a more thorough explanation and examples of multiple baselines, alternating treatments, and interactions - designs that you can use in everyday clinical practice.
Section 1: Research Fundamentals 1.Rehabilitation Research 2.Theory in Rehabilitation Research 3.Evidence-Based Practice 4.Finding Research Literature 5.Research Ethics Section 2: Research Design 6.Research Paradigms 7.Variables 8.Research Validity 9.Selection and Assignment of Participants Section 3: Experimental Designs 10.Group Designs 11.Single-Subject Design Section 4: Nonexperimental Research for Rehabilitation 12.Overview of Nonexperimental Research 13.Clinical Case Reports Section 5: Research Beyond the Everyday 14.Qualitative Research 15.Epidemiology 16.Outcomes Research 17.Survey Research Section 6: Measurement 18.Measurement Theory 19.Methodological Research Section 7: Data Analysis 20.Statistical Reasoning 21.Statistical Analysis of Differences: The Basics 22.Statistical Analysis of Differences: Advanced 23.Statistical Analysis of Relationships: The Basics 24.Statistical Analysis of Relationships: Advanced Section 8: Being a Consumer of Research 25.Evaluating Evidence One Article at a Time 26.Synthesizing Bodies of Evidence Section 9: Implementing Research 27.Implementing a Research Project 28.Publishing and Presenting Research Appendices