Method and Design Issues in Evaluation of Community Health Education Programs: A Case Study in Breast and Cervical Cancer

Richard A. Windsor, Jennie J. Kronenfeld, Marcia G. Ory, Julia Snow Kilgo

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Abstract

Systematic evaluation efforts are often neglected in com munity health education programs due to lack of financial or technical resources. The utility of including program evaluation at an early state in program development and implementation is demonstrated in this case study of a community-wide breast and cervical cancer education program. A number of methodological issues that the health education practitioner should consider in evaluations of community health programs are identified and discussed including: 1) selection of design; 2) establishing controls; 3) determination of sample size; 4) standardization of instruments; 5)selection bias; and 6) participant attrition. Implications for program development are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-218
Number of pages16
JournalHealth Education & Behavior
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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