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Randomized Controlled Trials: Design and Implementation for Community-Based Psychosocial Interventions

Phyllis Solomon, Mary M. Cavanaugh, and Jeffrey Draine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333190
eISBN:
9780199864317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333190.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been considered a gold standard for health and social service research for generations of professionals. However, even as methods have developed to ... More


Community-Based Health Interventions:: Past, Present, and Future

Leah H. Ansell

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

A critical analysis of past community-based interventions is integral to the design of more effective interventions in the future. The chapter begins with a discussion of the definition of community ... More


Community interventions and initiatives to prevent obesity

Carolyn Summerbell and Frances Hillier

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Communities have been highlighted as key settings for obesity-prevention interventions. Community-based obesity-prevention interventions can target individual behaviour, e.g., through the provision ... More


Introduction

Phyllis Solomon, Mary M. Cavanaugh, and Jeffrey Draine

in Randomized Controlled Trials: Design and Implementation for Community-Based Psychosocial Interventions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333190
eISBN:
9780199864317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333190.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard of scientific evidence when determining the effectiveness of policy and practice interventions. In order to understand the basis ... More


Ethical Issues in the Design and Conduct of Community-Based Intervention Studies

Karen Glanz, Michelle C. Kegler, and Barbara K. Rimer

in Ethics and Epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195322934
eISBN:
9780199864416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322934.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the scientific, methodological, and practical foundations of community-based intervention research that bear on ethical concerns. It begins with a discussion of the role of ... More


Policy Implications Relevant to Implementing Evidence-Based Treatment

Michael J. English

in Community Treatment for Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195134575
eISBN:
9780199864065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

This chapter presents policy implications for emerging community-based interventions for children with severe emotional disorders, highlighting their theories of change, the changing roles of key ... More


Reasons for Hope for Children and Families: A Perspective and Overview

Barbara J. Burns

in Community Treatment for Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195134575
eISBN:
9780199864065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

This chapter argues that there are reasons for hope in terms of improved treatment and better outcomes in the field of child mental health. It cites four factors that provide the basis for hope and ... More


The Future Holds Promise

Steven Whitman, Ami M. Shah, and Maureen R. Benjamins

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This concluding chapter provides some additional dimensions to the story that chapters in this book have tried to convey. Topics discussed include the goal of the Sinai Model, meeting the need for ... More


Family Support and Education

Henry T. Ireys, Katherine A. Devet, and Diane Sakwa

in Community Treatment for Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195134575
eISBN:
9780199864065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

Family support programs involve systemic efforts to support the psychological and social resources of family members as they respond to a continuing stressor. These programs often involve ... More


Are we broken? Fixing people (or society) in the 21st century

David Wastell and Sue White

in Blinded by Science: The Social Implications of Epigenetics and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447322337
eISBN:
9781447322351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322337.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter questions whether the neurological and molecular levels are the most appropriate domains to guide the actions of the State. The reductionism of such thinking creates a form of scientific ... More


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