Can rapid anthropological procedures be applied to tropical diseases?

Manderson L. and Aaby P. (1992) Can rapid anthropological procedures be applied to tropical diseases?. Health Policy and Planning, 7 1: 46-55. doi:10.1093/heapol/7.1.46

Author Manderson L.
Aaby P.
Title Can rapid anthropological procedures be applied to tropical diseases?
Journal name Health Policy and Planning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-1080
Publication date 1992
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/heapol/7.1.46
Volume 7
Issue 1
Start page 46
End page 55
Total pages 10
Subject 1804 Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
2604 Applied Mathematics
2737 Physiology (medical)
1314 Physiology
3304 Education
2719 Health Policy
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
2900 Nursing
3306 Health (social science)
3600 Health Professions
Abstract Anthropological methods have been introduced into rapid assessment procedures (RAP) for a number of diseases and related health issues. This paper examines the suitability of this approach for health research in countries where tropical diseases are endemic. Adjustments to conventional methods are necessary, given the limited time in the field, and the need to ensure the validity and reliability of data. Although rapid assessment has certain shortcomings and does not obviate the need for long-term studies, we argue that a mix of research methods, use of multidisciplinary teams and attention to contradictions within the study population will produce valid data in a relatively short time period.
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