MONICA Monograph and Multimedia Sourcebook
With CD-ROMs
Nonserial Publication
Tunstall-Pedoe, H.
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241562232 ISBN-10    9241562234
Order Number    11500524
Price    CHF    45.00 / US$    54.00 Developing countries:    CHF    30.50
English     2003        264   pages
From 1979 medical researchers worked with the World Health Organization in tracking levels and trends in coronary disease, stroke, and risk factors in men and women in 38 populations across 21 countries, of Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America. MONICA -MONItoring CArdiovascular disease - the most extensive medical research project ever, published its reports over two decades.

This Monograph and Multimedia Sourcebook now brings everything together in 264 pages and two CD-ROMs. Richly illustrated in full colour, it describes the planning, people, institutions and populations involved, key hypotheses, how data were collected and analysed, and painstaking MONICA quality control. Abstracts of collaborative publications are republished, plus 80 dramatic graphics with detailed explanations of the principal findings.

Two CD-ROMs reproduce a wealth of documents from the MONICA website-manuals, questionnaires, MONICA Memos, quality assurance reports and data books of MONICA results. These are supplemented by slide shows with narrated commentary, and a 20% random sample of the MONICA database, for those wishing to analyse further.

For anyone interested in heart disease, stroke, lifestyle and risk factors, public health policy, and in epidemiology and prevention-ranging from the general public to journalists, medical specialists, students and teachers-this generously supported WHO publication provides a wealth of thought-provoking ideas and information that will stimulate others to study and follow MONICA.