Evaluating interventions

SOURCE: Promoting mental health in scarce-resource contexts: emerging evidence and practice
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Bhana, A.Govender
SOURCE EDITOR(S): I.Petersen, A.Bhana, A.J.Flisher, L.Swartz, L.Richter
KEYWORDS: DISEASE, EVALUATION STUDY, HEALTH
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6231
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4376
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4376

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on describing the various aspects of evaluation, conducted at different stages of an intervention programme's lifespan. It focuses particularly on issues of evaluation that arise in scarce-resource contexts, low and middle income countries, community-based risk/reduction interventions and health promotion. The chapter provides guidelines on how best to evaluate community-based interventions, as these tend to better represent applications of health promoting programmes in lived contexts.