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Assessing Interventions
Traditional and Innovative Methods

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August 1992 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Research methods for primary care often require adaptation of methodologies that were developed for other health care fields. To help meet the distinct needs of researchers in primary care, Assessing Interventions takes a comprehensive look at specific research methods that can be used to assess interventions in primary care settings--successfully. This information-packed volume is divided into four parts and covers such issues as assessing interventions in primary care and two major assessment strategies: quantitative methodologies (the traditional approach), and qualitative methodologies (some of which are new to primary care). It also explores topics such as principles and approaches to measures of self-report, assessing a smoking cessation intervention, and assessing primary health care delivery. The final section presents a panel discussion that outlines possible future directions; in particular, the challenge for the primary care discipline to define its own foci of research activities. Assessing Interventions will be useful for both new and experienced researchers, whether practitioner-oriented or professional. Writers and reviewers of grant applications and scientific papers will also find this volume invaluable. "The book clearly attains its goals. . . . Research by generalists for generalists and others is early in its evolution. Books like this help those who are just beginning to explore the field find support and encouragement to foster critical self-examination of what we do rather than having our practice determined by those who are not generalists. I recommend it to all, not just researchers but to those who reflect on what they do." --Canadian Family Physician

 
PART ONE: INTERVENTIONS IN PRIMARY CARE
Steven H Gehlbach
Traditional Interventions in Primary Care
Issues of Control

 
John Bain
Intervention Studies in Primary Medical Care
Trials and Tribulations

 
 
PART TWO: TWO MAJOR APPROACHES TO ASSESSING INTERVENTIONS IN PRIMARY CARE
Robert H Fletcher
Randomized Trials for Assessing Interventions in Primary Care
E Ann Mohide
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Multi-Faceted Community-Based Support Program
Michel Labrecque
Evaluation of the Efficacy of a Homeopathic Treatment for Plantar Warts
Allan Donner
Randomized Trials in Primary Care
A Discussion

 
Janis H Jenkins
Theoretical Considerations of Qualitative Method
Behavioral Science Research of Relevance to Primary Care Interventions

 
Dennis G Willms
Hearing a Word, Sensing What's Wrong, Finding a Way
Physicians' Responses to Patients' Concerns

 
Milton H Seifert
Qualitative Designs for Assessing Intervention in Primary Care
Examples from Medical Practice

 
Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good
Qualitative Designs for Assessing Interventions in Primary Care
A Discussion

 
 
PART THREE: SELECTED TOPICS IN ASSESSING INTERVENTIONS IN PRIMARY CARE
Rebecca Henry
Using Measures of Self-Report
Principles and Approaches

 
Fred Tudiver
Using Instruments of Self-Report to Assess Interventions
Examples

 
Harvey A Skinner
Lifestyle Assessment and Change
Theory, What Theory?

 
Douglas M C Wilson
Assessing a Smoking Cessation Intervention in Primary Care
J Ivan Williams
Assessing Primary Health Care Delivery
Anthony J Reid
An Example of Assessing Health Care Delivery
Charlyn Black et al
Analyzing Large Data Sets
Earl V Dunn
The Sioux Lookout Project as an Example of a Large Data Set
Andrew D Oxman and Sylvie J Stachenko
Meta-Analysis in Primary Care
Theory and Practice

 
Carol L McWilliam
Options for Nurses in the Primary Care Setting
 
PART FOUR: PRIMARY CARE INTERVENTIONS IN THE FUTURE
John Bain et al
Examining Primary Care Interventions in the Future

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