Towards more rigorous evaluation of health promotion programmes

Owen, Neville and Lee, Christina (1986) Towards more rigorous evaluation of health promotion programmes. Australian Psychologist, 21 1: 79-91. doi:10.1080/00050068608256489

Author Owen, Neville
Lee, Christina
Title Towards more rigorous evaluation of health promotion programmes
Journal name Australian Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-0067
Publication date 1986
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00050068608256489
Volume 21
Issue 1
Start page 79
End page 91
Total pages 13
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Language eng
Abstract Psychological theory and research have much to contribute in strengthening the development and evaluation of health promotion programmes. It is argued that programmes, large-scale campaigns and public policy should be anchored more firmly in basic research, but that there are inevitable incompatibilities between maximal validity and ideal generality of behavioural research in health promotion. However, compromises may be sought which attempt to maximize both validity and generality. Conditions for enhancing the strength of inferences from the evaluation of health behaviour-change programmes are outlined, and two field experiments which examine the impact of self-instructional behaviour-change methods for community programmes are used as examples.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
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