Community- Based Health Research: Issues and Methods

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Daniel S. Blumenthal, Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 218 pages
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This book identifies key concepts of successful community-based research beyond the aspect of location, including prevention focus, population-centered partnerships, multidisciplinary cooperation, and cultural competency. Lessons from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and case studies on HIV/AIDS prevention and cardiovascular risk reduction illustrate the application of research methods with both positive and negative outcomes.


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Contents

COMMUNITYBASED RESEARCH AN INTRODUCTION
3
ASSESSING AND APPLYING COMMUNITYBASED RESEARCH
25
PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS AND COMMUNITYBASED RESEARCH LESSONS FROM THE TUSKEGEE SYPHILIS STUDY
47
THE VIEW FROM THE COMMUNITY
63
Methods
81
STUDY DESIGNS SURVEYS AND DESCRIPTIVE STUDIES
83
THE BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
115
QUALITATIVE METHODS IN COMMUNITYBASED RESEARCH
133
HIVAIDS PREVENTION A CASE STUDY IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
153
COMMUNITY INTERVENTION TRIALS THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS
171
CARDIOVASCULAR RISKREDUCTION COMMUNITY INTERVENTION TRIALS
199
Index
215
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This book identifies key concepts of successful community-based research beyond the aspect of location, including prevention focus, population-centered partnership, multidisciplinary cooperation, and cultural competency. Lesson from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and case studies on HIV/AIDS prevention and cardiovascular risk reduction illustrat the application of research methods with both positive and negative outcomes.

Dr. Ralph J. DiClemente is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health and associate director, Emory Center for AIDS Research. He holds concurrent appointments as professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Immunology; and the Department of Psychiatry. He was most recently chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Dr. DiClemente was trained as a health psychologist at the University of California San Francisco where he received his PhD in 1984 after completing an MSPH in Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health and his undergraduate degree at the City University of New York. Dr. DiClemente has published extensively in the area of HIV/STD prevention, particularly among adolescents and young adults. He has authored more than 200 articles, chapters and books.

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