Chapter 12. What Makes a Good Prevalence Survey?

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Magdalena Radulescu MD Dermatologist1,
  2. Thomas Diepgen MD Professor Dermatology2 and
  3. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor3

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch12

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Radulescu, M., Diepgen, T. and Williams, H. (2008) What Makes a Good Prevalence Survey?, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Allergologist Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  3. 3

    Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161

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Keywords:

  • good prevalence survey;
  • prevalence surveys - prone to bias;
  • target population specification;
  • observer bias in prevalence survey;
  • epidemiological terms and correct applications;
  • cross-sectional prevalence surveys

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Quality criteria

  • Additional criteria

  • Conclusion

  • References