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Using Research For Effective Health Promotion : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare - Sandy Oliver

Using Research For Effective Health Promotion

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare

Paperback Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780335208708
Number Of Pages: 224

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'Well before evidence-based practice became fashionable beyond clinical medicine, the team at SSRU was telling us what we ought to already know - that some interventions work better than others, and that that some well-meaning attempts at health promotion, just like medicine and surgery, may do harm. This book is a must for policy makers and practitioners who want to make a real difference, and understand how research evidence can inform their practice. The book will also be an important tool for researchers, who will increasingly be using the tools of systematic review if they want to inform and influence those who deliver services.' - Helen Roberts, Professor of Child Health, City University. This book bridges the gap between research and practice in health promotion.

It advances evidence-based health promotion by illustrating how service providers and researchers can change their working practices to benefit the public. It addresses the need for health promotion services to be grounded in empirical research, and for research to focus on issues important to those delivering as well as those receiving the services.Using Research for Effective Health Promotion advances the debate about the relative values of qualitative and experimental research in health promotion, and encourages an increased participation of service users in the development and evaluation of services. It provides health promotion specialists with time-saving tools to draw upon research quickly and critically; and is an important resource for students and professionals in fields such as public health, nursing, education, social work, and voluntary services.

Notes on contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Theory of health promotion and evaluationp. 1
Promoting health: principles of practice and evaluationp. 3
Evaluating health promotion: methodological diversityp. 16
Learning from researchp. 32
Finding and appraising research evidencep. 45
Finding research evidence: systematic searchingp. 47
World Wide Web for health: how to access tools and researchp. 69
Critical appraisal of research evidence: finding useful and reliable answersp. 82
Systematic reviews of effectivenessp. 96
Applying health promotion and research to young people's livesp. 109
The fine detail: conducting a systematic reviewp. 111
Who's listening? Systematically reviewing for ethics and empowermentp. 123
A listening trial: 'qualitative' methods within experimental researchp. 138
Advances in evidence-informed policy and practicep. 155
Using research: challenges in evidence-informed service planningp. 157
Making research more useful: integrating different perspectives and different methodsp. 167
Looking to the future: policies and opportunities for better healthp. 180
Indexp. 192
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ISBN: 9780335208708
ISBN-10: 0335208703
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: August 2001
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1