Evaluation and Measurement in Health Promotion

  • ISBN 9781119908661
  • Author: Sharma, Manoj (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
  • Publ Date: 2023-05-04
  • Edition: 1
  • Binding: Paperback / softback

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A thorough and accessible introduction to data collection, analysis, and reporting for the health promotion field

Evaluation and Measurement in Health Promotion guides current and future health promotors in becoming experimenting practitioners who take a data-driven approach to decision making. Through this model, professionals can create innovative health programs rooted in measured fact. Such programs must be continuously evaluated and improved upon, and this book covers both the measurement and evaluation stages. The result is a comprehensive model that takes a rigorous approach to the health promotion process, its concrete impact in the world, and the evaluation of its outcomes. Topics covered include: evaluation planning; measurement/instrument development; reliability/validity assessment; evaluation design; approaches to qualitative evaluation; data analysis/interpretation and report writing.

Health promotion is essential to improve community health and prevent disease. In the field of health promotion, we empower individuals and communities to prevent health problems and pursue quality of life by addressing behavioral and social determinants of health. For those looking for a framework to approach the goals of health promotion-including those taking the CHES, MCHES, or CPH exams-this straightforward book is a valuable resource.

Get an introduction to the field of health promotion and the process of evaluating health promotion programs
Develop rigorous instruments for measuring various types of outcomes in health promotion programs
Assess the reliability and validity of evaluation instruments, and address measurement errors
Conduct quantitative analysis and qualitative data analysis, and write effective research reports

This book includes tools to help both instructors and learners, including succinct chapter introductions and summaries, practical skill-building activities, fascinating real-life case studies, a glossary, review questions, web exercises, and instructor resources.
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