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Arch Hellen Med, 24(4), July-August 2007, 353-362


100 terms glossary of epidemiology (in Greek)

Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens

OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to record the 100 epidemiological terms most frequently used in medical research.

METHOD Epidemiology and biostatistics textbooks used by all the medical schools in Greece were reviewed in order to identify the 100 terms most frequently cited for the operationalization and comprehension of medical research data. The respective english terms were sought via internet and in classical textbooks. The correspondence between the greek and the english terminology was certified, followed by a short description of each term.

RESULTS The greek and english terms are alphabetically presented in a table followed by a short description of each term; this short glossary is by no means considered to be an exhaustive list, but it is hoped that it will assist in the establishment of a common communication code between Greek physicians, with respect to contemporary epidemiological terminology.

CONCLUSIONS The subsequent goal is the interactive presentation of the glossary on the internet, with further modifications and additions according to the users' needs.

Key words: Epidemiology, Glossary, Statistics, Term.

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