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Conclusions: providing appropriate evidence and influencing policy

Margaret Thorogood and Yolande Coombes

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569298
eISBN:
9780191594427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The 21st century has seen health promotion come of age, no longer described as a fuzzy concept, and now with a coherent approach and a clear mandate. As health promotion has achieved maturity so the ... More


Feeding back evaluation results to stakeholder participants

Yolande Coombes

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569298
eISBN:
9780191594427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In its simplest terms, feedback is defined as the information about the result of an experiment or the modification of a process by its result. Thus, it might be said that evaluation is feedback. ... More


Getting findings into policy

Carol Tannahill

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569298
eISBN:
9780191594427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

One criterion against which to measure the success of an evaluation is whether it is of use. This chapter focuses on the usefulness of findings for policy-makers. It starts by looking briefly at the ... More


Evaluating the ethics of health promotion: understanding informed participation

Dalya Marks

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569298
eISBN:
9780191594427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines some of the issues surrounding participation in health promotion interventions and considers what is required to acquire informed consent and promote informed decision-making. ... More


Evaluating interventions: Experimental study designs in health promotion

Annie Britton and Margaret Thorogood

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528807
eISBN:
9780191723964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528807.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

An experimental study is the standard method for evaluating clinical effectiveness. In such a study, a group of people exposed to an intervention is compared with another group that has not been ... More


Evaluating community development initiatives in health promotion

Rachel Jewkes

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528807
eISBN:
9780191723964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528807.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the evaluation of community development initiatives. Community development initiatives are characterized by multifaceted interventions, seeking participation, and joint ... More


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