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Aging Research - Methodological Issues

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2. Auflage, 2018

This is the second edition of a well received book that reviews classical epidemiological and clinical research designs, with a specific focus on aging. Chapters cover basic topics like the scientific method, ethics, and  the consequences of  certain exclusion criteria.  The work also  includes a look at clinical concepts like multimorbidity, frailty and functionality. New material includes chapters such as geroscience, health systems research, big data and data mining, financing and future of aging research.  The authors reveal the issues and challenges for researchers of age and aging, and also consider, from basic to clinical, and from clinical to public policies of social and health care.

The focus on aging is what gives this book its valuable perspective on research methodology. All authors have considerable experience in aging, geriatrics or gerontology, and each chapter includes both a theoretical framework and practical examples of studies in aging. Readers will discover study designs that are reviewed for basic structure, main flaws and advantages, and are analyzed for specific conditions and variables regarding aging.

This text is suited to both health care professionals caring for older adults, and researchers who are new to research in aging. It is relevant across the disciplines, including medicine, psychology, social sciences and dentistry, and it supports learning with graphs and figures.

Luis Miguel Gutiérrez Robledo is the General Director of the National Institute of Geriatrics. He is a medical doctor with specialization in internal medicine and geriatrics from Grenobole University, France. Dr Gutierrez-Robledo obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Bordeaux, France. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine in México and an international member of the National Academy of Medicine in France.

Carmen García-Peña is  the Research Director of the National Institute of Geriatrics at Mexico. She is a medical doctor with an specialization of family medicine and a  master degree in medical sciences. She  obtained her PhD in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is  qualified as National Researcher level III by the National Council of Science and Technology. Member of the National Academy of Medicine and international member of the National Academy of Medicine at USA.

Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda is a health researcher at the National Institute of Geriatrics, Mexico. He is a medical doctor graduated from Anahuac University with specialization in  Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, both at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is a professor at the Universidad Anáhuac México and the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2017 he was awarded the national prize for the best clinical category scientific paper in Mexico.?
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