Towards standard measures in health assessment

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
Eugene C. Fitzhugh (Contributor)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: key component in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health education and health promotion programs is the measurement of health characteristics and practices. These measures can be used as baseline data points and subsequently as a means by which to assess changes across time and compare results from study to study. A major concern for all health promotion professionals is the use of consistent measures across various studies. To this end, this edition of Research Notes provides some standard and recommended measures to use when assessing health characteristics and practices. The measures selected are those perceived by the authors to be most frequently used in health education and promotion research. Standard measures are defined as those that have been established by official agencies of the Federal government. Recommended standards are those advanced by the authors based on citations from the professional literature. These are offered as suggested measures.

Additional Information

Publication
Health Values, 16, 1, 52-56
Language: English
Date: 1992
Keywords
Measurement of health characteristics, Measurement of health practices, Health education and promotion programs